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Offline CHIPSTERO7

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The Wheel of Time
« on: March 21, 2017, 03:59:52 am »
Hi guys, I was wondering if anyone could give a brief explanation on what the picture inside the Wheel of Time (Kalachakra) illustrates:

Is it Shamballa?




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Re: The Wheel of Time
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2017, 02:34:04 pm »
There is good article about this at : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalachakra

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Re: The Wheel of Time
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2017, 08:41:35 am »
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Re: The Wheel of Time
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2017, 03:19:31 am »
The colored-sand version is a pretty amazing example of performance art too, with the whole thing being swept away to define the temporary nature of things.
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2017, 04:44:32 am »
The kalachakra is an omniscient perspective of time as the last bodhisattva is the pinnacle of consciousness, experiencing both time and space as one with the product of evolution defined as suffering and the details of the mandala being products of roots delivered to beings not being omniscient.

Could you please write that again in English so that people can follow. Omniscient! More wishful thinking. There is no thing that is omniscient, and never has been. It is delusional to believe so.

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Re: The Wheel of Time
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2017, 03:51:30 am »
I thought this mandala was an aid to visualization practice, with a rich variety of interpretations possible. I was taught, for example,  that each entrance represented a Bodhisattva ideal to contemplate, and that as you progressed through you looked at different aspects of the path. Anyone an expert on this? I find explanations on the internet aren't very helpful, and I don't come from a Tibetan Buddhism background.
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Re: The Wheel of Time
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2017, 06:16:01 am »
Could you please write that again in English so that people can follow. Omniscient! More wishful thinking. There is no thing that is omniscient, and never has been. It is delusional to believe so.

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Re: The Wheel of Time
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2017, 07:53:54 pm »
It's the meta awareness of the self..which is a kind of in depth temple..and the mex, or nexus of truth..being in the zone and such; kind of like triangulating on a target for example..but instead this is a square...so like coming to terms with the fact that all awareness is a squaring off..or attempting at closer for example..but open enough to move both in and out of the fragments of time...which would go well with a fractal geometry too..

And of course it is also a beautiful form of art..that you can contemplate on and gain fame karma and enlightenment...!
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