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Symbols

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A symbol (dhaja or nimitta) is an object or figure meant to represent or suggest something else. Like all religions, Buddhism has used symbols, some of the most common being the Buddha statue, the stūpa and the wheel.

The Book of Buddhas-Ritual Symbolism Used on Buddhist Statuary and Ritual Objects, E.R. Jansen, 1990.

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