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September 5, 2017

Prayer Flags

Stretched out over a mountainside, it is beautiful to see colorful prayer flags waving in the wind…what exactly is a prayer flag?...prayer flags are not just pretty pieces of colored cloth with strange designs on them…Certain buddhists use these prayer flags to send prayers around the world…the way it works is a special prayer is said over the flag…the flag is then put up and the wind carries the prayer through the air…the prayer flags are used with the natural energy of the wind that impartially increases happiness and good fortune among all beings…according to some lamas, prayer flags date back thousands of years to pre-Buddhist Tibet…now each color of a prayer flag corresponded to a different primary element - earth, water, fire, air and space...priests often arranged colored flags around a sick patient to help produce a positive state of physical and mental health…prayer flags are inscribed with auspicious symbols, invocations, prayers, and mantras...for many centuries, Tibetan Buddhists have planted flags outside their homes and the places of spiritual practice for the wind to carry across the countryside. prayer flags are said to bring happiness, long life and prosperity to the flag planter and those in the vicinity…try using these beautiful flags…they may just work.