Ling Gesar - Set of 5 (28"X 34"/ each)
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King Gesar’s heroic task is to overcome the dark forces, both outer and inner, that bring war and hardship and obscure the spiritual path. Gesar’s ultimate victory promises that peace, harmony and enlightenment will prevail in the world. The legend of King Gesar has been circulating among Tibetans for over 1000 years. Little known in the West, it is the longest epic in the world. Stories of Gesar were primarily passed down in oral form but even the existing written copies, which are estimated to comprise only 10% of the epic, number 246 volumes – containing over 1.5 million lines.
Gesar, the King of Ling, represents the principle of warriorship – not in the sense of war skills but in the sense of realizing the power, dignity and wakefulness that is inherent in all of us as human beings. The confident warrior conducts himself or herself with a gentle, fearless, and open-hearted intelligence in all aspects of life. Our traditional Ling Gesar flags depict King Gesar in the center – bearing his magical weapons and riding his winged steed Kyang Go Karka. The Supernatural Animals of the 4 directions (Garuda, Dragon, Tiger and Snow Lion) occupy the four corners. Their inner meanings represent exalted qualities of the human mind: fearlessness, dignity, confidence and unconditional cheerfulness. The text supplicates King Gesar and sings his praises. It contains mantras for overcoming obstacles and conquering enemies. King Gesar’s heroic task is to overcome the dark forces, both outer and inner, that bring war and hardship and obscure the spiritual path. Gesar’s ultimate victory promises that peace, harmony and enlightenment will prevail in the world. Material: High quality cotton, hemmed on all sides and on the tongues. There is a sleeve and ties for attaching to a pole.
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