Saturday, February 21, 2009
What does Mandala
Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning circle. Symbolic here is the infinity of life that mean. A Mandala is as it were a blueprint of the infinite cosmos again. In the original form of the Mandala as used in Hinduism and Buddhism, the Mandala magical diagrams from which images of gods and symbols. This Mandala's needed (and still) as an aid to meditation. This insight could be obtained in certain wisdom. Thus was the Mandala to the inauguration of the monk.
The Mandala was not only as an image, but also as a basis for the architecture used. For example for the basic shape of Tibetan monasteries. In this way, the spirit through the images prohibited cosmic insights and the body by entering the buildings. Each form of the Mandala offers the symbols through his own understanding and to bear its own energy.
Mandala in the West