Dharma prints bear traditional Buddhist symbols, protectors and enlightened beings. As the Buddhist spiritual approach is non-theistic, the elements of Tantric iconography do not stand for external beings, but represent aspects of enlightened mind i.e. compassion, perfect action, fearlessness, etc. Displayed with respect, Dharma prints impart a feeling of harmony and bring to mind the precious teachings.
Traditionally the flags are sewn into ropes to be displayed horizontally. There are five colors of flags in a set: Yellow, Green, Red, White and Blue, representing the five elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Cloud and Sky, respectively.
Since the symbols and Mantras on the flags are sacred, they should be treated with respect. Burning is the only proper way to dispose of them.
May all beings be well.
May all beings be happy.
May all beings be peaceful.
May all beings be relieved of suffering.