Talk:Ashtamangala

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This article deals with two entirely different sets of symbols. The eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism (which constitute the main part of the article) are already covered in Buddhist symbolism. I'd suggest a double merger with Buddhist symbolism and Hinduism#Themes_and_symbols. RandomCritic 10:06, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

the merge will be complicated[edit]

before reading the above call to merge, I consolidated the content from Buddhist symbolism here. Sorry!

I can't speak to the Hindu content, but there is enough significance and complexity to these symbols on the Buddhist side that they truly need their own article. However that hypothetical article need not have the name Ashtamangala as they are also known as the Eight Auspicious Symbols. brain 01:44, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

9 is not 8[edit]

What's with the fly whisk? Is that a real "auspicious symbol?" It brings the total to nine!

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three part yin/yang[edit]

There is also sometimes seen a three part yin/yang within the wheel, red/yellow/blue, what does that signify? Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 08:48, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

The Trple Gem or Threefold Gem signifyiying The Buddh, Dharma (his teachings), and Sangha (community of monks) is often depicted in the centre of the Wheel of Dharma. Chris Fynn (talk) 11:37, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

the name is Gankyil. tonii it.wiki--95.232.191.47 (talk) 19:46, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

Mixed up definitions?[edit]

Some of these symbols have a different significance when they are part of the Ashtamangala or "eight auspicious symbols" which is different from their symbolism when they occur as individual symbols - and from when they occur as (phyag mtshan) attributes or symbols in the hands of Buddist or Hindu dieties. I think we should not mix up the meanings.

The wheel in the Ashtamangala is specifically the wheel of sovereignty or the wheel of a chakravartuin - which, in Buddhism, is somewhat different from the Wheel of Dharma. The conch in the the Ashtamangala is specifically the rigut-turning conch (dakshiniavarta sankha / dung gyas 'khyil) and again the symbolism of this is different from that of the "white conch" (dung dkar).

Since this particular article is about the Ashtamangala perhaps it would be best to stick to meaning of these symbols within that context. Chris Fynn (talk) 11:39, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

eight auspicious symbols[edit]

Ladyemjay043 (talk) 09:53, 15 September 2010 (UTC) The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism is a genre of Buddhist symbolism. The symbols derive from Indian iconography and have become especially popular in Tibetan Buddhism. In Japan, they are especially used in Shingon and Tendai schools of Buddhism.

Many of the Eight Auspicious Symbols were used even before the awakening of Shakya Muni. Actually with the introduction of Tantric Buddhism around the 6th century, this genre of artwork and symbolism became a major part of Buddhism, as imagination and visualization are a major meditative technique in tantric practices.

Removed Sikhism[edit]

I removed the mentioning of Sikhism from the introduction, as while it comes from India, it is most certainly not a Dharmic religion. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.87.114.21 (talk) 19:04, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

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