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 110 months ago | reply

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

    2. lorilea 110 months ago | reply

      This is beautiful...

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    3. wasaby 110 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 110 months ago | reply

      Allo, you've been blogged on The Magic Moments PhotoBlog.
      Thanks for sharing your wonderful pic with the magic moments pool..

    5. E_clips 110 months ago | reply

      incredible pic--lovely.

    6. NaHiD-H 109 months ago | reply

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

    7. AtillaSoylu 109 months ago | reply

      just a word, awesome...


    8. swardraws 109 months ago | reply

      Very nice


    9. maizers 109 months ago | reply

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


    10. Rainer Jacob 105 months ago | reply

      A wonderful inner self.

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    12. gardinergirl 99 months ago | reply

      Incredible shot!

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    16. KT.CAI 86 months ago | reply

      This is an amazing photograph. Beautiful.

    17. mudhead 85 months ago | reply

      Amazing Picture... and Mandala!

    18. iwishmynamewasmarsha 83 months ago | reply

      Very cool picture!!

    19. Jennyfer Vigue 44 months ago | reply

      Great composition !

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