84000 Glossary of Terms
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གདུགས། | Glossary of Terms
Translation by Gyurme Dorje
Translation by Celso Wilkinson · Laura Goetz · L.S. Summer
First of the eighty designs on the palms and soles of the Tathāgata. In general Indian iconography it is a symbol of protection and royalty. In Buddhism it symbolizes protection from blazing heat of afflictions, desire, illness, and harmful forces, just as a physical parasol protects one from the blazing sun or the elements. It is also included in the eight auspicious emblems.
Translation by Dylan Esler