If I Were a Buddhist – Part 3 – Why Do you Fill me up, Buttercup

The original post explaining why we are talking about Buddhist prayer Flags


Not a Vase you rub and a genie comes out, well, I guess in a way it is.
Treasure vase

The treasure vase (Tibetanགཏེར་ཆེན་པོའི་བུམ་པ་THL: terchenpo’i bumpa) represents health, longevity, wealth, prosperity, wisdom and the phenomenon of space. The treasure vase, or pot, symbolizes the Buddha’s infinite quality of teaching the dharma: no matter how many teachings he shared, the treasure never lessened.

Because really if you can have infinite teaching you can have anything. You should be the person absorbing the lessons and living the teachings. Once you become that person the lessons are naturally sent out to those around you. 


Every day in your every action you are teaching someone something. At least, that’s what I believe and why I try very hard to be conscious of the intent and sincerity of my actions.


2 thoughts on “If I Were a Buddhist – Part 3 – Why Do you Fill me up, Buttercup

  1. That’s cool. My next door neighbor, from Japan is Buddhist. When things happen, she doesn’t say “prayers”, she says, “I’ll get Buddha right on it!”

  2. Btw, that song came on up on my music list the other day. I said to my husband that I love this song and I can’t hear it now without seeing that guy in CA singing it on the highway. He’d never seen it so I had to show him. Such a fun video!

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