Symbolism in the Limalama Belt System
The color white symbolically represents the innocence and purity of Heart.
It represents the novice state of being; both mental and physical. The
state of being is not deliberate. It is the most beautiful and loyal state
of attachment. It feeds on trust and hope. It is the state of pure faith.
The color Orange symbolizes one of the most important qualities of the
“Hand of Wisdom” concept. It represents common sense understanding
– to know, to be informed, to be aware and to be mindful of others.
Purple & Blue
These colors symbolically represent Limalama’s serene attitude of
patience, humility and tolerance. The purples of the sky with the deep
blue of an ocean convey the feeling of sereneness in its entire splendor.
These colors represent our Art’s teaching of those qualities that
makeup an individual’s personality. The attitude of humbleness;
long suffering and patience. The attitude of tolerance; being able to
tolerate those who are impatient, rude, egotistical, and self-centered.
The color Green conveys a feeling of vastness; the openness of green fields
everywhere, the gentle breeze of the mountains, valleys and rivers, echoing
the sweet sound of freedom in melodious music. This wonderful color symbolically
represents our teaching of broadmindedness. It represents the ability
to deal in concepts that are alien to one’s principles on their
Brown represents soil; illustrating clothing has been soiled due to diligent
hard work, and or hard at play. This represents certain ideals of Limalama,
in that, in order to be informed, one must study hard and develop good
working habits. Secondly, one must play the game to the best of one’s
ability through consistency to compete relentlessly against one’s
own better self. This attitude is an ideal perception of this style to
note that the students and practitioners alike are at an understanding
that in order to be fully prepared for any responsibility, one must be
very informed and be aware of one’s own potentials; both mentally
Black is one of the most important colors of this sequence; that is because
it represents purity in the highest regard of morality. Black symbolically
stands for “blindness in a Godly sense”. It means (a) blind
to see evil, (b) deaf to hear evil; and (c) mute to speak evil. In other
words, when we are blessed with this magnificent attitude, we become blind
to evil despite the many faults of any individual, we can’t see
evil in our fellowmen, and we can only see the good. More so, we are deaf
to gossip and negative conversation. It is better to look for only the
good in an individual. In other words, when someone is tempted to say
something indifferent, bad or evil about someone, don’t say anything
at all. To reach this level of purity, one must be well prepared, informed
and be fully aware of the risks and losses, just as well as the advantages
and gains. This is the symbolic concept appertaining to the same color
of robes worn by clergymen and monks.
Red represents the life sustaining element that keeps men/women alive,
(Blood). It symbolically represents our teaching of living a good healthy
life; by taking good care of ourselves, in every way possible to live
a happy full life.
Gold represents Almighty God, as the all-knowing, all-powerful, all-glory,
all-loving. It represents divine manifestation of the Lord's glory from
all corners of the entire world; and also his majestic splendor throughout
the universe. It symbolically represents the brilliancy of the universe,
and Limalama’s belief in the fullness and wholesomeness of life.
It encourages creativity and research for the best results to enhance
the valued ideals and concepts of constructive living among mankind. It
encourages Limalama’s concept of giving, serving, in the spirit
of saving and maintaining life; it is within its power to do just that.