MANDALA MANTRA/YANTRA OM and Auspicious Symbols
This Mandala consist of a Mantra cyclicality and Yantra support. The YANTRA is a base that symbolizes the existing material reality, and Mantra cyclicality is a spiritual and etheric base. The concept of this Mantra base also means High and Clean Energy. Theese two bases support the internal symbol, from which the Mandala takes the main meaning.
In this Mandala, the inscriptions are a mantra in Tibetan language, or a repeated prayer, in order to support the center. The written prayer is pronounced: "Om-mani-padme-hum" and the meaning attributed is universal love and compassion, which represent the foundations of Buddhism.
Symbol in the center :
The OM symbol is the symbol of harmony. It indicates the "sound of Creation" in which all things vibrate and live in material reality. The symbol of the AUM, or even written OM, in fact represents the primordial union with creation. So it exhorts an intimate connection at pace with the whole thing.
Eight Auspicious Symbols
Shell : is the representation of deep knowledge. It feeds spiritual passions and aspirations, awakening from the abyss of ignorance and suffering.
The Parasol : it is a symbol of wealth, power and royal dignity. It also means protection, from disease, from every obstacle and adverse force, from ignorance, from the suffering of this life.
The Golden Pisces : they represent the overcoming of all obstacles and achievement of the liberation. They therefore represent the skill and ability, innate or acquired, to be free and pure.
Vase of Wealth : symbolizes the idea of obtaining and satisfying material desires, longevity and prosperity. Encourage the enjoyment of all the benefits that can be achieved in this world.
Lotus flower : the symbol indicates and recalls purity, beauty, fertility, transformation and self-healing ability. It is not a coincidence that in the iconography of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, they are depicted sitting on a lotus flower-shaped throne.
Infinity Knot : symbol of protection and friendship, it exhorts knowledge and clarity of the dynamics of cause and effect, of the universe, this is represented by the geometric lines that intersect. It means realization that all things are interdependent with each other.
Banner of Victory : Represents the glory, that comes from the attainment of knowledge over ignorance and fear; overcoming all obstacles and the consequent achievement of happiness.
Mirror : The mirror is one of the "Five attributes of sensory pleasure". Shakyamuni was exhausted from years of extreme asceticism, so a young girl brought him food. He regained his splendor and he achieved the 32 major signs of Buddhahood. A goddess placed the mirror in front of him as a testimony of this splendor. It Symbolizes the Dharmakaya, or Buddha's Body of Truth, and its aspects of purity (a mirror does not get dirty, whatever it reflects) and wisdom (a mirror reflects all phenomena, without distinction). It represents the Right View.
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