Balancing these elements externally brings harmony to the environment.
Balancing the elements internally brings health to the body and the mind.
are inscribed with auspicious symbols, invocations, prayers, and mantras.
Tibetan Buddhists for centuries have planted these flags outside their homes and places of spiritual practice for the wind to carry the beneficent vibrations across the countryside.
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As the Buddhist spiritual approach is non-theistic, the elements of Tantric iconography do not stand for external beings, but represent aspects of enlightened mind i.e. Displayed with respect, Dharma prints impart a feeling of harmony and bring to mind the precious teachings.
Bonpo priests used solid colored cloth flags, perhaps with their magical symbols, to balance the elements both internally and externally.The 5 colors of prayer flags represent the 5 basic elements: yellow-earth, greenwater, red-fire, white-air, blue-space.