Buddha Posture and Dress
The Buddha may be depicted in one of four postures:
The Buddha is nearly always depicted wearing a monastic robe, of the type worn by Buddhist monks today.
The robe may be shown as worn in the "covering mode" (draped over both shoulders) or in the "open mode" (leaving the right shoulder and breast uncovered).
The robe is a representation of the Buddha's humility.
Gautama was originally a prince, who renounced the world to seek enlightenment, and his original robe was made from the shroud of a corpse.
The robe is sometimes shown as diaphanous, transparent or billowing mysteriously, suggesting the spiritual power emanating from the Buddha.
Buddha images are often draped with real monastic or symbolic robes (left), which are renewed periodically, usually at major festivals.
The Buddha may also be shown wearing royal attire, but this is uncommon.
Buddhist Flag Meanings
The Dharma Wheel
In Buddhism—according to the Pali Canon, Vinayapitaka, Khandhaka,
Mahavagga, the number of spokes of the Dharmachakra represent
Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo is a Japanese Buddhist
chant based upon the Lotus Sutra. Nichiren Daishonin (Feb 16, 1222 – Oct
13, 1282) a Buddhist monk who lived during the Kamakura period (1185–1333)
in Japan. Nichiren taught devotion to the Lotus Sutra, entitled Myōhō-Renge-Kyō in
Japanese, as the exclusive means to attain enlightenment and the chanting of
Nam-Myōhō-Renge-Kyō as the essential practice of the teaching.
Various schools with diverging interpretations of Nichiren's teachings comprise