Gautama Buddha-Prabashvara

The Buddha’s Aura

There is an internationally recognized “Buddhist flag.” It is composed of the colors of his aura. Designed to celebrate the renaissance of Buddhism on the ancient Indian island of Sri Lanka in 1880, it is made up of the six colors of Buddha’s aura after enlightenment:

Prabhashvara is the color of the aura of Gautama Buddha.The actual spectrum of his aura consists of five colors:

  1. BLUE (nila) symbolizes universal compassion
  2. YELLOW (pita) represents the Middle Path
  3. RED (lohitha) signifies the five blessings of the practice of Buddhism: achievement, wisdom, virtue, fortune, and dignity.
  4. WHITE (odata) for purity which leads to the liberation of time and space
  5. ORANGE (manjesta) for the wisdom of the Buddha’s teaching; Burma uses GREEN.
  6. BLENDED (pabbhassara, rainbow combination): the last stripe is a blend of all the colors, which for simplicity of design is represented as a multicolored stripe, just as light is made up of all colors of the rainbow, the prabashvara is effectively the “essence of light”

Seeing is believing

To get started seeing auras, put someone in front of a white background, “and then just kind of look past them with soft eyes, and the first thing you’ll probably see is this white glow around their head.”

The specific colors of the life auras such as violet, tan, green, and yellow, are associated with different personality types. For instance, violets are visionaries and dreamers; reds are powerful, volatile, and strong-tempered; yellows are youthful and enjoy fun; greens are willful and tend to be workaholics; and lavenders are sweet, sensitive, and child-like.

HOW TO: Natural Ability:

We all came into this lifetime with the ability to see auras. Infants and animals still see auras… A dog will growl and bark at one person, yet befriend and wag his tail at another. A baby will often smile and reach out to one person, but cry and pull back from another….We have all felt drawn to certain people. We feel comfortable and attracted to their energy or presence. We have also felt repelled, uneasy, or uncomfortable… Different Methods:People often learn to see or sense the aura…using the method that comes natural…

  1. Feeling the Aura: Some people first sense the aura through their physical bodies. Some are able to feel the heat from a person’s aura through their hands.
    • Exercise: You may experiment with this method by holding the palms of your hands approximately three feet from a person’s body and slowly moving in toward the body until you feel the sensation…
  2. Seeing the Aura:
    • White Glow: When you first start seeing the aura, you may see a white glow around a person’s head. The aura is typically the brightest and strongest around the head.
    • Colors: It may take a while before you begin seeing the different colors in the aura. Different people often see the colors differently — just as we each taste food differently.

What is an Aura?

You may not realize this, but at one point you sensed someone’s aura; but you may have called it a “feeling” or a “vibe”.

Ex: “Tom has a good vibe about him.”

But the “vibe” you were talking about are actually a little deeper than you may realize.

We sense someone’s “vibe” because they’re literally giving off a vibration we tune into.

This vibration comes from their aura.

Auras are the subtle energies that surround us wherever we go.

They’re produced by our thoughts, actions, karma, and health.

Oftentimes, auras are depicted as having 7 layers of color surrounding the body, which correlate to the 7 chakras in the spine.

How to See an Aura

Children can often see auras, but are unaware of their meaning or value.

They may consistently color someone in certain shade of blue or green, not understanding they’re picking up on that person’s energy.

Adults are a little different. We are more centered in logic, and need a little more work in order to see them.

  1. The first step in seeing auras is to have an open mind to them. Without that, you will immediately close yourself off to them.
  2. The second step is to notice how you’re physically affected while around certain individuals. It’s a good idea to keep some sort of journal of this.
  3. Meditate! Meditation has a tremendous way of changing the way we perceive things.
  4. Try and see your own. Place your hand against a plain background (such as a piece of paper) and stare at the very edge of one of your fingertips. Eventually, you may start to see a thin outline of color around it.

The different Colors and Their Meanings

Each color you see has an important meaning.


  • light blue- peaceful.
  • Dark blue- spiritual, open to possibilities.
  • Muddy blue- fear of the future or telling the truth.


  • pale yellow- spiritual clarity.
  • Bright yellow- fear of loss of control.
  • Clear gold- spiritual awakening.
  • Muddy yellow- fatigue or stress.


  • light red- energetic, sensual, grounded.
  • Bright pink- artistic, love, affection.
  • Dark red- stubborn, strong willed, realistic.
  • Muddy red- anger.


  • Bright orange- organized, scientific, perfectionist.
  • Muddy orange- lacking ambition, lazy.


  • Dark green- healing, soothing.
  • Yellowish green- heart centered, creative.
  • Muddy green- jealous, insecure, sensitive.


  • Bright silver- intuition, nurturing.
  • Muddy grey- usually indicates health problems when overlapped on certain areas of the body.
  • Dirty grey- energy block, skeptical.


  • Usually indicates illness.

How You can Change Your Aura Color

If you’re looking to change the color of your aura, there’s a few things you can do:

  • Start a spiritual practice- this can be anything, like meditation, yoga, or prayer. Anything to get you going within and towards spirituality.
  • Get healthy- eat better and get some exercise! Cleansing your body improves your mood, which improves mindfulness.
  • Create reminders- anything that gets you to remember to be mindful or let go of anxiety is a powerful way to change your mindset. This can be anything: little notes here and there, stickers, jewelry, orsmall statues.
  • Let it go- every time you encounter stress or anxiety, make a conscious decision to let go. After all, it doesn’t serve you to be that upset!

The power of aura

he depth of the soul is immeasurable. Not even the human ego can identify with it. It transcends logic and rationale, to speak through the cosmic realm of consciousness. Human attributes of pride, pretentiousness and arrogance nullify in the face of the spirit.

The language of the soul pierces through the physical body. Its interaction is through senses which in spiritual terms are deemed as clairvoyance (sight), clairaudience (hearing/ listening), claircognizance (knowing), clairsentience (feeling/touching), clairalience (smelling). Our five senses have the potential to cover the entire topography of the universe including that of the planets other than earth.

The human aura can expand to thousands of kms, increasing its attraction towards other species like animals, minerals and plants. Lord Buddha’s aura was believed to expand through 3,500 kms from where he stood. Indira Gandhi’s compassed more than 1,000 kms of a region.


As the body moves, so does its aura. They are two bodies but one. In the esoteric science of spirituality, the human aura consists of multiple colours like, pink, green, violet, red and blue. Each colour represents a component of virtue like love, anger, spiritual consciousness, humility, suppression and so on.

One who has an active clairvoyance — the faculty to see through the Third Eye — can perceive which colour is in high percentage and which is in lower degree. Spiritual seekers practice for years and decades the art of meditation to create the tones that work to balance their mind, body and soul.

Through the art of gemology it is possible to increase and decrease the level of emotions and mental vibrations in the body. For example, emerald, which is green in colour, stands for dedication, mental perseverance, heightened communication and intense concentration power. Similarly, other stones in different colours too have their own specific properties and power.

Hence, by knowing the properties of each stone, one can learn to keep the scales of one’s consciousness in right harmony and balance. This in turn holistically influences our actions in the professional and personal spheres of life as well.