___The Buddhist Flag___

Was invented in 1880 by an American, Colonel Henry Steele Olcott.
The horizontal bars signify peace and harmony between all races
throughout the world while the vertical bars represent
eternal peace within the world.

Blue: signifying the concept of loving kindness and peace in Buddhism. Yellow: signifying the Middle Path, that is, the complete absence of form and emptiness. Red: signifying achievement, wisdom, virtue, fortune and dignity. White: signifying purity, emancipation, that the Dharma will always exist regardless of time or space. Orange: the essence of Buddhism which is full of wisdom, strength and dignity. The combination of these five colours symbolizes the one Truth.