Non-Dual Trishula Buddha
The central meditating Buddha figure hovers within a watery circle, symbolic of the emotional layer of human experience. It is grounded within a red square, the Earth element establishing stability. The next square is a golden yellow, expansive like solar energy with all its potential for creation and destruction, the latter, like digestion, necessary for nourishment to be obtained. Another blood red layer, grounds the experience to the stable Earth plane.
Floating above the buddha’s meditation aura, is a half-moon (feminine) and a vertically aligned fish (Christ Consciousness); the 3 upward facing points of these 2 symbolic objects, create a third symbol, a trident or trishula. This polyvalent symbol is understood to represent various trinities—creation, maintenance and destruction, past, present and future, the three gunas or qualities of life. When looked upon as a valuable weapon (of Shiva – Hinduism), the trishula is said to destroy the three worlds: the physical world, the world of the forefathers (representing culture drawn from the past) and the world of the mind (representing the processes of sensing and acting). From here we can expand into a single non-dual plane of existence that is bliss alone.