Friday, November 30, 2007
YOUR INDIVIDUAL MANDALA
In tantric iconography, in the set up of a mandala there are various guardian deities at different levels, and their duty is to set the boundary, or the wall of the mandala. That wall has four gates: east, west, south, and north. People are free to enter into the mandala from any direction, but before they come in, they should be processed or purified, cleansed of their obstacles. Then, when they come in, their visit will be worthwhile....Each person has to enter their own mandalas, on their own merit. Everybody has their own individual mandala situations, how they can enter their own buddhanature.From "Continuous Service: Working with the Mandala and the Echo Chamber," in TRUE COMMAND: The Teachings of the Dorje Kasung, Volume One, pages 100 to 101. Trident Publications. Available from shambhalashop.com..All material by Chogyam Trungpa is copyright Diana J. Mukpo and used by permission.