"Wholeness of the Self"
A mandala is a timeless masterpiece, rich with traditions and symbolisms.
Each mandala is unique and conveys different meanings depending on
who made it and what philosophies are believed by that individual
Mandala means 'circle'
'मण्डल' in Sanskrit
A mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the Universe.
The basic form of most mandalas is a square with four gates containing a circle with a center point. Mandalas often exhibit radial balance. In various spiritual traditions, It maybe employed for focusing attention of adepts, as a spiritual teaching tool establishing a sacred space and as an aid to meditation and trance induction. In common use, mandala has become a generic term for any plan, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically ; a microcosm of the Universe.
Mandala has been called :
the “blueprint for all creation"
the “harmonic configuration of the Soul”
the “Divine rhythm" which results in manifest experience.
The mandala is an archetypal image whose occurrence is attested throughout the ages. It's the wholeness of the Self. This circular image represents the wholeness of the psychic ground or, to put it in mythic terms, the divinity incarnate in man. "I began to understand that the goal of psychic development is the self. There is no linear evolution ; there is only a circumambulation of the self". Carl Jung
THE B I N D U
Understanding the end of the journey
Bindu means Point or Dot, is sometimes likened to a Pearl,and is often related to the principle of a Seed.
The Bindu is near the end of the subtlest aspect of mind itself, after which one travels beyond or transcends the mind and its contents. It is near the end of time, space, and causation and is the doorway to the Absolute. To understand this principle is extremely useful, if not essential to Advanced Meditation.
Awareness of the nature of Bindu helps in seeing how all of the various practices are complementary, not contradictory, with each, in its own way, leading in the direction of the Bindu.
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om
Inspirational quotes about mandala
Sacred geometry is an ancient science, a sacred language, and a key to understanding the way the Universe is designed. It is the study of shape and form, wave and vibration, and moving beyond third dimensional reality. It is the language of creation, which existsas the foundation of all matter, and it is the vehicle for spirit.
For the shape of the world exists everlastingly in the knowledge of the true Love which is God : constantly circling, wonderful for human nature, and such that it is not consumed by age and cannot be increased by anything new... In its workings the Godhead is like a wheel, a whole. In no way is it to be divided because the Godhead has neither beginning nor end.
Hildegard of Bingen
I saw that everything, all paths I had been following, all steps I had taken, were leading back to a single point namely, to the mid-point. It became increasingly plain to me that the mandala is the center. It is the exponent of all paths. It is the path to the center, to individuation. I knew that in finding the mandala as an expression of the self I had attained what was for me the ultimate.
C. G. Jung
When there is no more separation between “this” and “that” it is called the still point of Tao, at the still point in the center of the circle, one sees the infinite in all things.
The moon is most happy when it is full, the sun always looks like a perfectly minted gold coin polished and placed in flight by God’s playful kiss. And so many varieties of fruit hang plump and round. I see the beautiful curve of a pregnant belly shaped by a soul within, and the earth it self I have gotten the hint : There is something about circles the beloved likes. Within the circle of a perfect one there is an infinite community of light.
A human being is a part of the whole called by us “the Universe” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison, restricting our personal desires and affections. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of ?understanding and compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature ?in its beauty.