Monday, July 28, 2008

More Precious Jewels

All over Asia.... jewels. The Three Supreme Jewels on the flag of the Tibetan government in exile. Held high by snow lions, reminding all of the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
In Japan, a Nyoi Hoju, the wish-fullfilling jewel, often is portrayed with mice. Alice is not sure why...
Some Chinese dragons hold tight to pearls, the Flaming Pearls of All Knowledge variety.
I hope a Chinese dragon never flies off with me in its claws! If so, I'll have to remember to say I'm "Pan Buo!" not a pearl.