Keeping in line with our traditional Jidokwan foundation, one of the core values of the American Jidokwan Association is the Palsungdo (8 Sacred Ways). The symbol of Jidokwan is made up of three main parts. In the symbol, each of the three circles make within themselves a whole, with no beginning or end. Each of these symbolic circles represents different aspects to us as students of Jidokwan. The large outer circle represents the universe holding inside all we know and all we need around us within its mighty aspect. The larger circle inside represents our earth. The smaller circle represents the life on earth.
When all three circles are placed together we see contact, one with the other. The outer eight pedals are the Buddhist lotus flower. There are eight pedals that represent the Eight Fold Path. The Eight Fold Path is the fourth of the Four Noble Truths, the core of what the Buddha taught in order to relieve suffering by the destruction of ignorance (internal obstacles). The eight outer pedals are called the "Palsungdo."
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