The mandala is a tool for transformation and change and can be considered a map of wisdom principles and energies helping us to return to the center of our own being and essential nature.
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"In the mandala of mahamudra
Shines moonlight, pure and all-pervading,
All apparent phenomena are the play of the mind.
All qualities are complete within the mind."- Chögyam Trungpa
"When there is no more separation between “this” and “that” it is called the still point
of Tao, at the still point in the center of the circle, one sees the infinite in all things"
- Chuang Tzu
"We can also discuss the mandala in terms of the soul. The soul is the totality of the mandala. Essence arises in the soul, but for a long time... the soul is not completely essentialized; only part of it is. The rest of the field of the mandala – the rest of the consciousness of the soul – is composed of all your mental, emotional and physical experiences. The thread is defined by the center of the soul, and we can know that center most specifically and in a delineated way by recognizing the essential presence and what quality is manifesting." - A.H.Almaas
"Everything that shows up in your mandala is a vehicle for your awakening. From this point of view, awakening is right at your fingertips continually."
- Pema Chödrön
The mandala is a map for spiritual transformation."
- Tsultrim Allione
"We experience the seamless, unimpeded flow of everything that arises and dissolves within the reality-sphere that is the mandala of our own existence. Nothing is out of place; everything gives unique expression to an infinite network of conditions that are implicated in every manifestation from the most miniscule to the most cosmic, from the most insignificant to the most magnificent."
- Peter Fenner
“ …from an awakened perspective, all pain and confusion are merely the play of wisdom. And that play has a recognizable pattern called the mandala principle. If one can identify difficult situations as mandalas, then transformation of painful circumstances is possible.”
- Judith Simmer Brown