Question: How do prayer flags work?

Is it disrespectful to hang Tibetan prayer flags?

It is considered disrespectful if the Buddhist prayer flags touch the ground. Therefore, they should always been hung at a height. Around the frame of the doorway is considered the right place to put the flags.

What do prayer flags say on them?

Prayer flags are said to bring happiness, long life and prosperity to the flag planter and those in the vicinity. Tibetan people plant prayer flags to honor the nature gods of Bon. They used colors of the five elements: blue for sky or space; white for air or clouds; red for fire; green for water and yellow for earth.

Can I use Tibetan prayer flags?

Because of the sacred writings on the flags, they should not be used in clothing or thrown away. Old prayer flags should be burned in order to show traditional Tibetan respect and carry prayers to the heavens. There are auspicious and inauspicious days to hang prayer flags, based on the Tibetan calendar.

What are the six true words?

What are the Six True Words?

  • Om Ma Ni Pad Me Hum are the six true words, but what do they mean?
  • Pronounced: Ohm – Mah – Nee – Pod – Meh – Hum.
  • This chant brings you joy and peaceful vibrations and supposedly, contained in this verse is the truth of the nature of suffering and how to remove its causes.
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