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'''Snow Lion''' – one of the [[Four dignities]], which are mythical animals which represent various aspects of the Bodhisattva attitude.
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The Snow Lion represents unconditional cheerfulness, a mind free of doubt, clear and precise. It has a beauty and dignity resulting from a body and mind that are synchronized. The Snow Lion has a youthful, vibrant energy of goodness and a natural sense of delight.
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'''Snow lion''' (Tib. སེང་གེ, ''sengé''; [[Wyl.]] ''seng ge'') — one of the [[four dignities]], which represents qualities of the [[windhorse]].
  
The Snow Lion abides in the East.
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The snow lion symbolizes the earth element. It abides in the east. It is said to represent unconditional cheerfulness, a mind free of doubt, clear and precise.  
 
 
Sometimes the throne of a Buddha is depicted with eight Snow Lions on it, in this case, they represent the 8 main Bodhisattva-disciples of Buddha Shakyamuni, the historical Buddha.
 
 
 
Associations: main quality is fearlessness, dominance over mountains, and the earth element.
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 06:14, 4 January 2018

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Snow lion (Tib. སེང་གེ, sengé; Wyl. seng ge) — one of the four dignities, which represents qualities of the windhorse.

The snow lion symbolizes the earth element. It abides in the east. It is said to represent unconditional cheerfulness, a mind free of doubt, clear and precise.