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Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby theravada_guy » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:19 am

Greetings all,

I've always known about the non-sectarian, standard Buddhist flag. I've just found out about Thailands' Buddhist flag:



I was wondering if anyone knows where I can obtain a flag like this?

Thanks!
With metta,

Justin

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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby theravada_guy » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:37 am

Nevermind. I found one on eBay for a really good price. Sorry guys, I didn't think of eBay until after I made the above post.

There's 7 left after I purchased one. They're only $3.50 plus $5.00 shipping from Thailand:

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Justin

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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby appicchato » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:42 am

I think it's 'international' more than 'Thai'...

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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby salmon » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:58 am

Hi Bhante and TG,

the Dhammacakra flag is synonymous with Thai Buddhism so I guess in a way it is "kindda" Thai, no?

there is actually another flag that I notice when I was in Sri Lanka and I think it might have had a deeper history than the current recognized flag (in TG's avatar). Let me see if I can dig it up...
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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby Wind » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:09 am

At first, I thought Theravada_guy was refering to his avatar as the flag and I was a bit confused. :rofl:

Yea the Thai Buddhist Flag is very nice. :thumbsup:

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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby salmon » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:26 am

I found it! I saw this flag in the tooth relic temple. I think it's very nice.
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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:38 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby salmon » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:50 am

~ swimming upstream is tough work! ~

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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby jcsuperstar » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:51 am

สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby jcsuperstar » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:54 am

สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby appicchato » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:19 am


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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:51 am

I've got those Buddhist flags flying at my desk at work.

:D

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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby theravada_guy » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:07 pm

Sorry about the mix up guys. I had the dhammachaka as my avatar for so long, then went to try and get my favorite depiction of the Buddha as the avatar, it was too big, then I couldn't find any more smaller dhammachakas, so I finally found the international Buddhist flag that worked.
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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby theravada_guy » Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:01 pm

I received my flag in the mail the other day from Thailand. It got here pretty quickly. It's hanging up above my bookshelf where I have all my Dhamma books. I like it! :twothumbsup:
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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby chownah » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:16 pm

I figured Appicchato was joking since his avatar is just a cropped version of the buddhist flag....moreor less......Good one Appicchato
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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby Tex » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:28 pm

Curious what the significance is (if any) of having 12 spokes on the wheel instead of 8 to represent the 8-fold path, like in Ven Appicchato's avatar?
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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby Tex » Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:26 am

Ahhhh, of course! Thanks, Mike.
"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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Re: Thailand Buddhist Flag

Postby theravada_guy » Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:25 pm

Thanks Mike. I was wondering that myself. :anjali:
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Justin


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