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Four dignities

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The four dignities are ancient symbols that represent qualities of the windhorse.

The four dignities are:

Mythical animals that represent various aspects of the bodhisattva attitude: dragon for power, tiger for confidence, snow lion for fearlessness and garuda for wisdom.

Many prayer flags show the four dignities with a windhorse in the center.

Source

RigpaWiki:Four dignities