Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sanskrit Word in English: Mandala

You may know the word MANDALA, which is a Sanskrit word meaning disc or circle, especially a charmed circle with mystical powers. Mandalas are used as objects of meditation in Hinduism, Buddhism and other religions, and also in Jungian psychology. You can read more about mandalas in this Wikipedia article.

The image below shows a Hindu mandala:


This image shows a Tibetan Buddhist monk creating a sand mandala:


The image below is a mandala painted by one of Jung's patients:


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