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    Lightbulb Hashirama's forehead seal in Sage Mode & the meaning behind it.

    Hi guys!

    Hashirama's forehead seal.
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    Hashirama's forehead seal, that circumpunct, is actually the Bindu symbol.


    We all know that Kishi tends to use histoy, eastern mythology and Buddhism while creating characters, storylines and symbols. Bindu, is an actual symbol from the olden schools of Tibetan Buddhism. It represents a vast number of things, but mainly; creating life from nothingness.

    Bindu is said to be located at the back of the head. This centre is said to be where the chakra is produced from, a chakra that can be the nectar of immortality.
    In metaphysical terms, Bindu is considered to be the point where creation begins.

    In most books the Bindu chakra is not mentioned, but in the Tantra teaching a lot is written about the healing and rejuvenating effects of said chakra. It's basically considered to be the health centre of the human body and when put to use, it's said to speed up healing, satisfy the being both physically and spiritually and basically grant the user immortality.

    In the ancient scriptures, it's said that the awakening of Bindu chakra triggers the pineal gland which produces Amrita, the nectar of immortality. The scriptures follow by, claiming that just one drop of Amrita is sufficient to make new shoots grow on a piece of dry wood, and bring the deceased back to life.

    As a result; Bindu chakra is mostly associated with healing, regeneration, rejuvenation, plantation and creating life. It's said to be achieved by pure consciousness and greater awareness. The symbol used to describe it is the same as Hashi's forehead seal. A dot inside a circle, the circumpunct.


    Anyways, thanks for reading.
    Cheers!

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    Re: Hashirama's forehead seal in Sage Mode & the meaning behind it.

    This is interesting. Thanks for sharing.
    One of my favorite things about Naruto is the connection/allusion/homage to Buddhism, Shinto, and Japanese history.
    It's always fun learning about those.

    This also goes to show that a lot of what we see in Naruto isn't completely indiscriminate.
    I'm still wondering why Iwa soldiers only have one sleeve.
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    Re: Hashirama's forehead seal in Sage Mode & the meaning behind it.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Last Bijuu View Post
    As a result; Bindu chakra is mostly associated with healing, regeneration, rejuvenation, plantation and creating life.

    Is that the same as this?
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    "Sleep peacefully, my most beloved witch, Beatrice."

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    Re: Hashirama's forehead seal in Sage Mode & the meaning behind it.

    its not the same , in fact you can look at the symbol on sakura's back



    in fact sakura's symbol looks like a naruto symbol from the BM mode..... look at his shoulders and torso



    Last edited by The Last Bijuu; March 12, 2013 at 03:56 AM.

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    Re: Hashirama's forehead seal in Sage Mode & the meaning behind it.

    I think, in the context of the picture that Beatrice posted, it is the same, especially since the symbol is associated with health and rejuvenation (things Sakura deals in).
    Kishimoto apparently had Sakura's role planned even from the very beginning. Perhaps the exact same symbol wasn't used for her clothing, but I think the symbolism is still there.

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    Re: Hashirama's forehead seal in Sage Mode & the meaning behind it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beatrice View Post
    Is that the same as this?
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    Does anyone realize that the symbol above Naruto is the eye of the first Uchiha? The sages son had a variant of the Rinnegan. If Sasuke and Sakura have symbols that fit them there then why does Naruto have that?

    Edit: Nevermind whirlpool symbol.. I wonder if there is any connection..
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    Re: Hashirama's forehead seal in Sage Mode & the meaning behind it.

    Anyone else think maybe Kishimoto just really likes to shop at Target?

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    Re: Hashirama's forehead seal in Sage Mode & the meaning behind it.

    The meaning of it sounds almost like Narutos Kyuubi chakra.

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    Re: Hashirama's forehead seal in Sage Mode & the meaning behind it.

    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsNeverCry View Post
    The meaning of it sounds almost like Narutos Kyuubi chakra.
    yes it does naruto also has something that reacts to wood release when he acts in BM mode

    Quote Originally Posted by Exodi View Post
    I think, in the context of the picture that Beatrice posted, it is the same, especially since the symbol is associated with health and rejuvenation (things Sakura deals in).
    Kishimoto apparently had Sakura's role planned even from the very beginning. Perhaps the exact same symbol wasn't used for her clothing, but I think the symbolism is still there.
    i truly dont belive that kishi said it himself that he is more like naruto and makes it up as he goes many time's look at hahirama he is now god of shinobi and not hiruzen , kishi changed his mind alot of times

    Quote Originally Posted by redrob098 View Post
    Does anyone realize that the symbol above Naruto is the eye of the first Uchiha? The sages son had a variant of the Rinnegan. If Sasuke and Sakura have symbols that fit them there then why does Naruto have that?

    Edit: Nevermind whirlpool symbol.. I wonder if there is any connection..
    i dont know if its really a uzumaki symbol can you post a pic in the manga that confirms its a uzumaki symbol ?

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    Re: Hashirama's forehead seal in Sage Mode & the meaning behind it.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Last Bijuu View Post
    yes it does naruto also has something that reacts to wood release when he acts in BM mode



    i truly dont belive that kishi said it himself that he is more like naruto and makes it up as he goes many time's look at hahirama he is now god of shinobi and not hiruzen , kishi changed his mind alot of times



    i dont know if its really a uzumaki symbol can you post a pic in the manga that confirms its a uzumaki symbol ?
    http://www.inaruto.net/naruto/naruto-chapter-500/

    Ok so what I've come to realize is that it is probably not the Uzumaki symbol. The Senju symbol is different from the leaf village symbol and I believe that the Eddy village symbol of the whirlpool is not the same as the Uzumaki symbol. Maybe they haven't shown the Uzumaki symbol yet?

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