Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Question # 174

In Japanese Buddhist art and scripture, it’s called as a manji and represents Dharma and universal harmony. When facing left, it is the omote (front) manji, representing love and mercy. Facing right, it represents strength and intelligence, and is called the ura (rear) manji. Balanced manji are often found at the beginning and end of Buddhist scriptures (outside India). How do we better know the Manji?

Answer : Swastika