Sun and moon disc seats
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In tantric iconography the sun disc and moon disc are the customary seats for both buddhas and yidams. The sun symbolizes jnana, or wisdom, while the moon is a symbol of bodhichitta, or compassion.
- The Heart of the Buddha, page 438, in The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa, Volume 3, published by Shambhala Publications.