Monday, March 2, 2015

How to draw auspicious Buddhist endless knot?

In Buddhism, the endless knot or 'shrivatsa' is a continuous visual symbol composed of right-angled intertwined lines. It is called endless or eternal since overlaps without a beginning or an end. It symbolizes the Buddha's endless wisdom and compassion as well as reality of existence as birth and death cycles; cause and effect; karma consequences and dualistic world of manifestation or 'sansara'.
It is believed that drawing of endless knot is auspicious and brings good luck or keeping the endless knot on a gift or object establish an auspicious connection between the giver and the recipient. The endless knot is considered as one of the most favorite symbols in Tibetan Buddhism.

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