Tibetan prayer flags are more than just a piece of art: their spiritual and culture meaning is timeless and powerful. But printing didn’t just stay with pure scriptur. oon the flags began to hold more meaning. Flags were a convenient way to spread common practices, including mantras. A Mantra is a word or words that are believed to have spiritual or psychological significance. Putting the mantras on flags and stringing them up is a way to bless an area, such as a house, so that practitioners never forget the power of their inward practice
Prayer flags, found in many parts of the Himalayas, are an important part of Tibetan (and Nepali) Buddhist culture. These flags can be seen dotted throughout the mountainous regions of Tibet (China), Nepal, Bhutan, and in parts of India. Prayer flags are of great importance to the people of these regions as well as mountain climbers. Many climbers leave these flags at the summit of Mount Everest so the wind can spread prayers and mantras to all. An interesting aspect of prayer flags is that they are not used in other branches of Buddhism. This is because of the possibility that the flags have.
The prayer flags are flying in the wind The prayer wheels spinning in the wind. And there she blows â€" our time is gone And in the womb a new head is beginng to turn Beyond these Carnival lights there is nothing at all Just the distant screams and the endless fall. A single drop of rain falls on my windscreen We're closer to the very edge than we realise The bridges all have been washed away or bombed out And the water runs fast and black and coldâ€¦. The prayer flags are flying in the wind The prayer wheels spinning in the wind.