The Wheel of Life or Wheel of Becoming, represents the Buddhist view of the universe. Existence is a cycle of life, death and rebirth and can be interpreted on many levels. A pair of golden fish symbolise the auspiciousness of all sentient beings in a state of fearlessness without danger of drowning. The jewelled parasol represents the protection of beings from harmful forces and illness. This is the protective quality firmament of the sky, the expansiveness and unfolding of space and the element æther. We can all take refuge under this all accepting parasol.