Eight Auspicious Signs
The Golden Parasol offers protection against the sun; in like manner, the Buddhist doctrine protects a person’s spirit.
The Golden Fish keep their eyes wide open in spite of the water, and they have knowledge of obstacles and objectives; similarly, the Buddhist doctrine permits the faithful to take correct actions in the world.
The white Conch symbolizes the propagation of the Buddhist doctrine.
The Lotus symbolizes non-attachment; as the lotus doesn’t remain caught in the mud, so the non-attached spirit doesn’t remain caught in the life of this world.
The Treasure Vase symbolizes the contents of the Buddhist doctrine treasure that will overcome all desires on the part of its believers.
The Endless Knot is a symbol of love.
The Victorious Banner proclaims the victory of Buddhism and the victory of virtue over sin.
The Wheel of Law, as it moves, symbolizes that the Buddhist doctrine is alive and dynamic.