The Wheel of Law and truth. Dharmachakra
The eight spokes represent the eight aspects of the Noble Path as they pertain to wisdom, morality, and mental cultivation (samadhi)
Right View, Right Intention, Right Action, Right Speech, Right Thought, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, Right Concentration.
Many of them display the Angkor temples still inhabited today by Buddhist monks just as their ancestors did during the height of the Khmer empire (from the 9th to the 13th centuries), when Angkor was the capital city. I just fell in love with how the traditional orange in the monks vests contrasts so beautifully with the green and calm surroundings. These are just so beautiful, honestly, I dare you to like or reblog this post without seeing each one in large.
Buddha Image for Monday: Preventing Calamities (similar as the image for “Stopping the Relatives From Fighting”).
Throughout India, Iran and the Middle East, these “shining beings” have been for thousands of years known as “devas,” or “devils.” Those considers messengers of God were called angel, meaning “messenger.”
Culturally famous devas are well-known, among them Satan, The Adversary to Jesus Christ, who first encountered Satan (Devaputtra Mara) after meditating in the wilderness.
Buddhism and Christianity are very good friends. They go WAY back.