Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. Tibetans believe that hanging these horizontal prayer flags (called lung ta or "Wind Horse" in Tibetan) in high places will carry the blessings depicted on the flags to all beings. Hang them around your garden to show your support for the Tibetan people, and bring peace to your home.
Unknown in other branches of Buddhism, prayer flags are believed to have originated with Bon, which predated Buddhism in Tibet. The prayers become a permanent part of the universe as the images fade from exposure, and just as life moves on and is replaced by new life, Tibetans renew their hopes for the world by continually mounting new flags alongside the old, welcoming life's changes and acknowledging that all beings are part of a greater ongoing cycle. Old prayer flags are replaced with new ones annually during the Tibetan New Year.
Because the symbols and mantras on prayer flags are sacred, they should be treated with respect. Please don't place them on the ground or use them in clothing. Old prayer flags should be burned.
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