“If we raise prayer flags, they bless the elements that touch the mantras, for example, the wind. Then, animals and insects who feel this wind are purified of their negative karma, and it transfers their consciousnesses to higher realms. Also, when rain and water touches the flags, it blesses worms and other creatures in the ground and liberates them from the lower realms.”
– Lama Zopa Rinopche
Colourful prayer flags are stamped with mantras and images, on the five colours of blue, white, red, green and yellow representing the five elements: sky, air, fire, water, and earth. Blue and white signify the sky and the air, red represents fire, green represents water, and yellow represents earth.
Prayer flags are flown on auspicious days to remove obstacles or illness, and protect against harm.
Tibetan prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. The prayers and mantras will be spread by the wind and bring good will and compassion to benefit all beings.
Visit Https://fpmt.org/media/resources/dharma-dates/ for the calendar of auspicious and inauspicious days to hang prayer flags.