As a fixture of garments sourced from the era of or commemorating the Southeast Asian theatre of conflict, the dragon is regularly represented in the military surplus arena. As a thousands year old symbol of spirituality and wisdom, the dragon speaks to Maharishi's philosophically pacifist leanings. The eternally popular dragon motif touches down on both sides of Maharishi's dualistic aesthetic.
Inspired by the artwork "Three Dragons" by Keisai Eisen, Maharishi interprets the dragon as representing man’s spiritual quest for wisdom. A mythological creature, the dragon takes the form of a snake or serpent with wings. The snake, with its entire body bound to the Earth, is most symbolic of man on Earth. Once that serpent is given wings, it comes to represent man in flight on his spiritual quest.