Mandala Art: A string of hope which can attach youth with themselves
If you are someone who feels that there is an emptiness in life which exists even after bagging ‘n’ number of laurels to your name or are on verge of thinking that there isn’t any spark of achieving success in life left within you, then this article can help you fight against the enemy thoughts which loves to be with you unconditionally. (The only fight where you can win by healing your opponent and believe me the opponent will diminish within the positive thoughts.)
The fact that the world stands on two prospects which will always going to stay alive till the last breath of humanity. Specifically, the two being trust and hope. Given a ponder you may discover an amusing reality that the significance of the two is unmeasurable. It is rightly said that values can never be monetized.
Being a foundation stone of any human relationship, the line between the two remains blurred proving the strong bond which the two shares unequivocally. (Bond so strongly with people that trust and hope feels envious!)
With the importance of the human values already mentioned, let me unravel the traditional and 'tad bit'-conventional techniques which can provide you with the fine tuning of positivity and can help you get connected to your beautiful soul. (Something amazing is waiting for you!)
Transforming people’s lives for a better, this article delves into a subtle world of mandala art.
What’s Mandala Art?
Stitching wounded souls, mandala art stands as an absolute antidote. An ancient art form which has a spiritual and religious resemblance. A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. In fact, "mandala" is a Sanskrit word meaning "circle". All mandalas generally have one identifiable center point from which emanates an array of symbols and shapes. (Sounds interesting, isn’t it!).
A Brief history of Mandala Art!
Rewinding the clock back to the time when Gautama Buddha was born, Buddhist monks carried Mandalas along with them in their journey to different places to spread the philosophies of Buddhism and brought the practice of painting the spiritual composition to other parts of Asia from Tibet, China to Japan by the 4th century.
While Mandala is rooted in Buddhism, the art soon become a part of Hinduism and other religious practices. The fact that Mandala stood the testimony of time is itself a proof that it one of the most important weapon in the war against inner conflicts.
Spiritual essence of Mandala
With Mandalas representing the connection between our inner world and outer reality, it resonates the true spirit and colour of one’s soul. An enriching therapeutic experience which attempts to look inside and symbolize the state of mind that you would like to achieve. Having the power to heal one’s soul, Mandala art is always a go-to remedy which a psychologist recommends to people who are mentally going through a rough patch.
How Mandala art can benefit You?
Containing both geometric and organic forms, Mandala includes recognizable images that carry meaning of the people who are creating it. People tend to become more aware about themselves. From personality traits to one’s deep-desires in lives, Mandala acts as a catalyst to hear the clear and crystal voice of one’s soul.
Using colors of one’s choice that expresses one’s sense of self is a quintessential principle while drawing Mandala art as it helps in discovering oneself. (Too exciting, hmm.. I know... Why not give it a shot!)
Different types of Mandalas
Following are the three-specific distinction of Mandalas which you must know:
1. Teaching Mandala
A symbolic art with each shape, line and colour representing a different aspect of a philosophical or religious system. Hence, students create their mandala based on principles of design and construction projecting a visual symbolization of everything they have learned. Developing a mental map is the main objective of ‘teaching mandala’.
2. Healing Mandala
While healing mandala is performed for the purpose of meditation. Inclined towards intuition, it delivers wisdom and evoke feelings of internal calmness in one’s mind. Not only it helps to liberate the soul from the toxic and obnoxious odor of unwanted thoughts, but also adds meaning to one’s life. (Heal your life to seal the success).
3. Sand Mandala
Buddhist monks use sand mandala as a traditional religious element. Prepared with immense endeavor, it is made of complex and intricate designs and plethora of symbols which represents the impermanence of human life.
It exposes the bundle of positive energy which is gasping for breath being positioned below the pressure of negative thoughts. Helps in radiating the beauty of one’s soul, it shatters the immoral ethics of hate and enviousness. (Please note: It can turn out to be a fun game, so enjoy the time!)
Symbols of Mandala
Mandala Art carries various symbolic representation.
Here’s is a list of symbols of spirituality mentioned below:
Presence of Buddha’s mind in an abstract form which is most commonly represented as a wheel, tree and flower.
Center dot: Considered as the beginning of contemplation or a sign of devotion to the immortal divine.
Wheel with 8 sparks: an artistic representation of a perfect universe.
Bell: Emptiness of mind and openness allows the entrance of wisdom and values.
Triangle: Represents action and energy along with creativity and the pursuit of knowledge.
Lotus Flower: Sacred symbol of Buddhism and spiritual awakening and Enlightenment.
Sun: Represent the Universe carrying meaning related to life and energy.
Now that you have understood the indispensability of Mandalas to lead a life which your heart wants you to lead, time has come to get your hands on to this one of a kind art. Benefiting your mental health and body dynamic, Mandala art treasures all answers to the questions which your mind has been posing all this time.
Mandala in Conclusion
Lending an argument in favor of Mandala art, the great psychologist Carl Jung published studies of Mandala - like drawing executed by his patients. In his view, the spontaneous production of a mandala is a a step in the individuation process. He added that it is an attempt to integrate the conscious to unconscious material.
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