Sitting on a Blue Dragon Symbolism

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Motova
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Sitting on a Blue Dragon Symbolism

Postby Motova » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:16 pm

What does sitting on a Blue Dragon signify in regards to Tibetan Buddhism?

http://www.reocities.com/kkkdcm6/pages/ ... ragon.html

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2jrAss3kPIE/T ... 3225_n.jpg

:thanks:

:namaste:

Gert
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Re: Sitting on a Blue Dragon Symbolism

Postby Gert » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:01 pm

The second picture is image of White Dzambhala.
Blue or turqoise dragon is a figure also in sache (tibetan geomancy or like in chinese feng shui).
but more specifically I cant remember. maybe connection with nagas and wealth also.

the seafarer
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Re: Sitting on a Blue Dragon Symbolism

Postby the seafarer » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:05 pm

It's usually an auspicious symbol.

Quote from Robert Beer, The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols:

The azure or turquoise dragon is the vehicle of many Buddhist protective deities, aquatic or storm gods, and guardians of treasure.


The text goes on suggesting that, as a treasure guardian, the Sino-Tibetan dragon may be related to the Indian Naga (with whom it also shares a strong affinity with weather control), just as Gert said above.
ཁོང་ཁྲོ་སློང་མཁན་མེད་ན། བཟོད་པ་སུ་ལ་སྒོམ།

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Motova
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Re: Sitting on a Blue Dragon Symbolism

Postby Motova » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:11 am

Very interesting, thank you! :thumbsup: What kind of treasure is it guarding? :thinking:


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