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  Cao Dai emblem

 

Vietnam

The Cao Dai emblem consists of three symbols that represent three other religions, namely Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism, i.e. an alms bowl from Buddhism, said to represent charity, compassion and asceticism; a fly whisk from Taoism, representing purification; and the Chun Qiu, a book ascribed to Confucius and symbolizing virtue and love.