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What Is Mandala ?

The mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Asian cultures. It literally means circle, and the round mandala is also the most common mandala form. Ancient Hindu scriptures describe the mandala as an age of creativity. It can be understood in two different ways: externally as a visual representation of the universe, or internally as a guide for several practices practiced in many Asian traditions, including meditation. In Hinduism and Buddhism, it is believed that by entering a mandala and moving around its center, you will be guided through the cosmic process that transforms the universe from pain to joy and happiness.

Within its intricate patterns, you can find common symbols throughout the mandala. Traditionally, they include abstract forms of the Buddha’s ideas, most represented as wheels, trees, flowers, or jewelry. The center is a point, a symbol that is considered to have no dimensions. It is interpreted as the starting point, the beginning of contemplation and devotion to the divine. From there, the point is surrounded by lines and geometric patterns that symbolize the universe, and is surrounded by an outer circle that represents the cyclical nature of life. Some common symbols in mandalas include:

Eight-Spoke Wheel: The round nature of the wheel is an artistic representation of the perfect universe. The eight spokes represent the Eightfold Path of Buddhism, the summary of the practice leading to liberation and rebirth.
Chimes: Chimes represent the opening and emptying of the heart to allow wisdom and clarity to enter.
Triangle: When facing up, the triangle represents action and energy, and when facing down, creativity and the pursuit of knowledge.
Lotus: A sacred symbol in Buddhism, the symmetry of the lotus represents balance. Just as the lotus rises from the water into the light, so too humans seek spiritual awakening and enlightenment.
Sun: A popular basis for modern mandala patterns, the sun often represents the universe, often carrying meanings related to life and energy.

A spiritual symbol of Asian art, the mandala has become a popular meditative element in a variety of cultures. Especially in Hindu and Buddhist cultures, mandalas and thangkas are representations of the universe and guides on the path to enlightenment. Since then, we’ve seen geometric designs appear in yoga studios, dream catchers, healing circles, and other meditation practices. The habit of creating and collecting mandalas is a trans-formative practice designed to restore inner peace and wisdom.

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