Asian Symbols (Buddhism, Shinto, Taoism)

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Jg March 21, 2015 at 9:37 pm

Hey I was wondering what a couple symbols meant. I think they’re Buddhist or Asian. One looks like a capital N and one is like a square with a dot in the middle and a dot underneath but the left side of the square is open. So its only 3 lines. Thanks


Ms. Brown January 15, 2015 at 8:25 pm

I keep writing these symbols only they don’t look exactly like them, but they show some similarities. At first glance you would say that they are just scribbles, but these scribbles bare some resemblance to some of the symbols I’ve seen here. I just want help in deciphering what they mean so I can stop writing them!


Rob Markby August 16, 2013 at 12:32 am

Hi All,

I seeking assistance in understanding a rice paper depiction or story. I picked up in Northern VietNam many years ago. I understood it to be of Chinese origin and I thought it to be a Buddhist Monks Parasol, however I am not sure as I am not able to decipher the symbols although some seem to be similar to i Ching in style.

If any one would like t assist me in discovering it’s true meaning please email me and I will send an image of the depiction for your kind consideration.
Kindest regards,
Rob Markby


w. Sailer June 18, 2013 at 2:04 am

What you list as trisula would be known in Pali of SE Asia as nandiyavatta. Thus I think you name is not correct.


Emrys November 2, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Zhìliáo qítā zuòwéi nín huì xiàng yào zhìliáo guò


JL, it sounds like a you’re describing a Fenghuang and a Lung. The Fenghuang has feminine connotations, and the Lung has masculine connotations. If it is Japanese, then perhaps it is an expression of the wishes for the blessing of Amaterasu-okamisama.


jl June 17, 2011 at 4:56 pm

im looking for the answer to a question.i have a wedding band and on the face of it is what appears to be a phoenix or a rooster then a sun then a dragon i wish to know what its meaning is


aj March 8, 2011 at 10:14 am

does any one know the meaning of a backward yin yan I heard it also has meaning and not to make a joke of it but if the yin yan were to make a 69 shape in stead of the other way around


WinchesterWing September 8, 2010 at 12:12 pm

This Life, which seems so fair,
Is like a bubble blown up in the air
By sporting children’s breath,
Who chase it everywhere


dee May 25, 2010 at 7:29 am

why don”t you ask google ?


toni ann willton March 10, 2010 at 11:27 am

the symbol ar sooooo cool i love how thay look and my boyfrind is shinto and he teach me alot


religion-project-gal January 31, 2010 at 3:21 pm

is the ying yang or shinto both religion symbols?
if so which one is the MAIN religion symbol?
if not then what to religions are they?
please answer its for my religion project


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