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mandala


Carl Jung said the mandala is "a representation of the unconscious self."  All I know, is that it helps me meditate.
  any of various geometric designs (usually circular) symbolizing the universe; used chiefly in Hinduism and Buddhism as an aid to meditation
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  • Carl Jung said the mandala is "a representation of the unconscious self."  All I know, is that it helps me meditate.
  • In her counseling sessions with me at school, besides dispensing the advice about the ice cubes, she had taught me a three-part breath to help release my emotions and made me draw a mandala representing my wounded heart.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Her hair splays out and around the center of her pale face like a mandala.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • VI When the sun of suffering has set, there comes this peace, Lord of the quiet stars, this peace of creation, this place the mandala spins gray.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
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Associated words [difficulty]:   mandala [8] , nirvana [4] , sutra [7] , satori [8]
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