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Mandala Musings

Stare at something long enough and you might start to see things that are not technically there. This phenomenon can be explained in several ways. One, is that our eyes are not perfect. Another, is that man lies (to others and to himself).

Here’s a third theory: what you see is inside of you.

The mandala has been used by various traditions as a conduit to enlightenment. Focus upon it, and let the magic begin. The basic form of most mandalas is a square with a circle inside of it.

The one pictured here is composed of five photographs. Can you identify the different layers? If you look at it long enough and have sufficient spiritual training, does your meditation of this mandala help you reach new, deeper levels of enlightenment?

“I don’t know, it looks like an ugly picture to me,” says the nonbeliever.

“You’re in it too,” I reply, which sends him into a tailspin.


14 responses

  1. Very zen!

    November 16, 2011 at 5:49 pm

  2. Heavy πŸ™‚

    October 28, 2011 at 4:46 pm

  3. I loved the image of the grate combined with the flowers. I began seeing faces in different sections as well. It is like looking for St. Mary whenever someone points her out. Some see it, others cannot.

    October 25, 2011 at 3:06 pm

  4. great!!
    what more can I say?? πŸ˜€

    October 24, 2011 at 12:03 pm

  5. Hypnotic, fascinating. I spent a long time pondering this picture. I’m full of admiration!

    September 6, 2011 at 3:57 pm

  6. Very Interesting to see- Love it!

    September 2, 2011 at 9:22 am

  7. Chloe [Photographer]

    interesting photo

    August 14, 2011 at 3:32 am

  8. apspixels

    Wonderful creative work.. Very beautiful. Like the writing too!

    August 13, 2011 at 1:57 pm

  9. Enjoyed this post! Reminds me of John Milton:

    “The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.”

    July 31, 2011 at 5:25 pm

  10. The mandala photo is awesome. So creative!

    July 28, 2011 at 4:51 pm

  11. eremophila

    To me this appears as a beautiful work of art, from the heart. A piece just begging to be touched. Of course, cloud staring is a wonderfully contemplative act too.

    July 27, 2011 at 4:28 am

  12. This is wonderful. And how clever, I love how you ended this post!

    July 26, 2011 at 8:10 pm

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