Saturday, June 21, 2014

Kalachakra Mandala

In Buddhist Tibet, impermanent mandalas known as kilkhors are created using flowers, dyed grains of rice crushed precious stones and colored grains of sand. In a spiritual ceremony called the Kalachakra initiation, the mandala is painstakingly laid out in areas of different colored sands. The purpose of the ceremony is to bring about personal and world peace, and to remind each participant of the transitory nature of the material world. After words the mandalas swept away until trace remains.

Kalachakra mandala is a Sanskrit word for “Wheel of Time”. It is a completely detailed, cosmology. It is founded in a Tanric cosmology a traditional sacred explanation of the creation and structure of all. In the description, the microcosm that is man is not different from the macrocosm that is the universe. Besides these two very complex maps-one outside us, there is given a method-a way to practice and apply the knowledge, in order to achieve ultimate happiness. Kalachakra can also be translated, the cycle of time. It is the name of highest level Tantra and also the name of dark blue male deity, whose golden concert is Vishvamata (Mother of Universe). The teaching of it, which is preparatory to the initiation, requires the construction of an intricate mandala and to do it is an extensive undertaking.

Perhaps the most admired and discussed symbol of Buddhist religion and art is the mandala, a word which, like guru and yoga, has become part of English language. Both broadly define mandala as geometric design intended to symbolize the universe, and reference is made to their use in Buddhist and Hindu practices. The word mandala itself derived from the root mandala. Which means essence. As an image, a mandala may symbolize both the mind and the body of the Buddha. In esoteric Buddhism the principal in the mandala is the presence of Buddha in it, but images of deities are not necessary. They may be presented either as a wheel, a tree, or a jewel, or in any other symbolic manifestation. In the mandala there are six circles of element:- wisdom, space, wind, fire, water and earth. Then we get different entrances of the body, speech and mind. In the mandala we get seeds of Sanskrit letter they represent different gods and goddess.

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