Tibetan Knot (Endless Knot)
The Tibetan knot
a or the endless knot
) is one of the eight
symbols of the Tibetan Buddhism. The Tibetan knot can stand for karmic
consequences: pull here, something happens over there. It is an apt
symbol for the Vajrayana methods: Often when we tug at one part of a
knot while trying to loosen it, another part gets tighter. You have to work with the knot
to get it to come undone
. In its endless configuration, it
evokes the cyclic nature of rebirth and also calls karmic connections
The Tibetan knot idea is also a symbol
of opposites which are interconnecte
In the Dhammapada text it is written:
- Conquer the angry man by love
- Conquer the ill-natured man by goodness
- Conquer the miser with generosity
- Conquer the liar with truth
This is the interaction of the opposing forces, leading to their union,
and at the higher level to harmony in the entire creation.
The Tibetan Knot symbol also represents Samsara (the endless cycle of
birth, death, and rebirth). The symbol has no beginning or end which
symbolize the wisdom of the Buddha.
knot pendant helps the wearer to realize the natural rule of cause and
effect. It also reminds the wearer the need to let go and work with the
knot and not against it.
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