Mandala - the pattern of creation

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    The word "mandala" is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit. Loosely translated to mean "circle," a mandala is far more than a simple shape. It represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model for the organizational structure of life itself, - a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to the infinite, the world that extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds.
    Describing both material and non-material realities, the mandala appears in all aspects of life: the celestial circles we call earth, sun, and moon, as well as conceptual circles of friends, family, and community.
    The integrated view of the world represented by the mandala, while long embraced by some Eastern religions, has now begun to emerge in Western religious and secular cultures. Awareness of the mandala may have the potential of changing how we see ourselves, our planet, and perhaps even our own life purpose.

    (From Mandala: Journey to the Center, by Bailey Cunningham)

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    1. Oliver Lavery 98 months ago | reply

      The idea behind this series is fantastic. The shots are amazing too.

    2. lorilea 98 months ago | reply

      This is beautiful...

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    3. wasaby 98 months ago | reply

      beautiful composition! i love his expressive eyes. thank you for sharing about their tradition. i'm learning a lot about different cultures from your photos :)

    4. Etolane 98 months ago | reply


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    5. E_clips 98 months ago | reply

      incredible pic--lovely.

    6. NaHiD-H 97 months ago | reply

      A Special Son! No..., He is a Special Sun :)

    7. AtillaSoylu 97 months ago | reply

      just a word, awesome...

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    8. swardraws 97 months ago | reply

      Very nice

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    9. maizers 97 months ago | reply

      whoa. i love how there's motion established in this one.

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    10. Rainer Jacob 93 months ago | reply

      A wonderful inner self.

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    12. gardinergirl 87 months ago | reply

      Incredible shot!

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    16. KT.CAI 74 months ago | reply

      This is an amazing photograph. Beautiful.

    17. mudhead 73 months ago | reply

      Amazing Picture... and Mandala!

    18. iwishmynamewasmarsha 71 months ago | reply

      Very cool picture!!

    19. Jennyfer Vigue 32 months ago | reply

      Great composition !

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