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mandala

Buddhism Dictionary
In general, an art form based on the closed circle, which is the symbol on eternal continuity. In Trantric Buddhism (Vajrayana), it is a painting or tapestry based on concentric circles. Within the circles, the Buddha usually appears with other deities, bodhisattvas, and other symbolic imagery. For the monk, a mandala serves as a focus of meditation, and a symbolic representation of the reality of the identity of samsara and nirvana. In popular religion, the mandala is often the focus of worship--or, to put it another way, the Buddhas and deities depicted in a mandala become the object(s) of worship. For further information about mandalas, click here.
Yoga Dictionary
A tantric diagram within a circumference symbolising the deeper aspects of man’s psyche; used in meditation.

 

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List of Terms: Terms beginning with "A", Page 1

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W Y Z
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ABHAYAM
ABHIMANA
ABHYASA
ADHIKARI
ADHISHTHANA
ADHYASA
ADHYATMIC
ADHYAYANA
AGRAHYA
AHANKARA
AISVARYA
AJARAM

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