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How To Use Meditation To Reprogram Your Mind

Wouldn’t it be great if you could change your habitual thinking and bad habits? You know, those moments when you know you shouldn’t do something, but you do it anyway.

The reason you do that is because your mind is programmed to follow habitual patterns. The voice in your head saying, “go on, it’s okay,” comes from the sub-conscious part of your unconscious mind. This is your shadow self, what Sigmund Freud called the id.

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The Symbolic Meaning of Bells

Bells have a deep symbolic meaning that is associated with the mind and the expansion of consciousness. You have to do some digging to reach that conclusion of course. Well, you don’t because I’ve done all the graft for you.

Bells are symbolic of super consciousness
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Alchemical Wisdom in the Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism

Siddhartha Gautama, the original “Buddha” recorded in history said, symbols and idols were a distraction from the revealing of truth.

Modern day religions, including Buddhism, ignore these words and have since created gigantic symbols and idols. In parts of Asia, Buddha statues stand, or lie, over 100 metres tall!

Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand

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The Symbolic Meaning of the Dharma Wheel in Buddhism

The Dharma Wheel is a core symbol of Buddhist teaching. Together with the lotus flower, it is the most commonly used symbol and found in every Buddhist temple, shrine and monument.

Golden statue of the dharma wheel, Thailand

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The Symbolic Meaning of the Treasure Vase in Buddhism

As the name suggests, the Buddhist treasure vase is a symbol of wealth and prosperity.

Today the vase is typically used to collect money, thus alludes to material wealth. However, its true esoteric and spiritual meaning relates to the liberation of the mind.

Iconography of the Buddhist treasure vase

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The Symbolic Meaning of the Endless Knot in Buddhism

The Endless Knot is perhaps the most complex of Buddhist symbols to understand. The orthodox meaning is typically shallow, and the true meaning is complicated. However, I will do my best to explain in terms that can be easily understood.

Endless knot
Image Credit: Jan

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The Symbolic Meaning of the Victory Banner in Buddhism

The victory banner is a symbol in Tibetan Buddhism that celebrates enlightenment. More precisely it represents the stage of higher consciousness when an individual has mastered their emotions.

Victory Banner, Pha That Luang, Laos

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