Mandala actually is a sacred pactice enganged by Tibetan monks and many other cultures. Mandala words originated from classical Indian Sanskrit languange that could be losely means a “circle”. Mandala is far more than a simple artworks and you will be amazed by these artworks.
It’s represent many things and could be seen as a model to the organizational structure of life, a cosmic diagram that would remind us of our connection to the another world within our body and soul. We are so exciting to share you about Mandala artwoks!
The mandala appears in all aspects of life that describing both material and non-material: the celestial circles we call earth, sun, and moon, as well as circles of friends, family, and community.
This is what Religion Facts has to say -: In Buddhism, mandalas are use a lot of symbolism that covering various aspects of Buddhist teaching and tradition.
This is part of that makes the creation of a mandala to be sacred act, for as they creating it, the monks are imparting the Buddha’s teachings.
Outside the square temple, there are several concentric circles. The outermost circle is usually decorated with stylized scrollwork that resemble a ring of fire. It’s a symbol of the transformation process which could be say that humans must undergo before they could enter the sacred territory within. The bars of the uninitiated is the symbol of the burning of ignorance.
The next circle inward is a ring of thunderbolt or diamond scepters, which stands for indestructibility and illumination.
Then, it’s followed by a circle of eight graveyards which representing the eight aspects of human consciousness that bind a person to the cycle of rebirth. And finally, the innermost ring is made of lotus leaves, signifying the religious rebirth.
The square structure in the middle of a mandala is a palace for the resident deities and a temple containing the essence of the Buddha. The square temple’s four elaborate gates symbolize a variety of ideas, including:
– The four boundless thoughts: loving-kindness, compassion, sympathy and equanimity
– The four directions: south, north, east and west
Within the square palace or temple are images of deities, which are usually the Five Dyani Buddhas (the Great Buddhas of Wisdom). The iconography of these deities is rich in symbolism in itself.
Each of the Dyani Buddhas represents a direction (center, south, north, east and west), cosmic element (like form and consciousness), earthly element (ether, air, water, earth and fire), and a particular type of wisdom.
Each Buddha is empowered to overcome a particular evil, such as ignorance, envy or hatred. The Five Dyani Buddhas are generally identical in appearance but are each represented iconographically with a particular color, mudra (hand gesture), and animal.
In the center of the mandala is an image of the chief deity, who is placed over the center dot described above. Because it has no dimensions, the center dot represents the center of the universe.
How To Paint Mandala Stones
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Easy Mandala Rock Painting Tutorial:
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