Kalachakra Mandala 30*30
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The best known form of the Kalachakra mandala is the sand mandala, for which colored sand grains are painstakingly placed. This sand drawing represents a 3-dimensional palace of which every single detail has a symbolic meaning. A mandala is a symbolic representation of many aspects of a specific tantra. In the Kalachakra tantra, all elements of the mandala refer to the universe (outer Kalachakra), the body and mind (inner Kalachakra) and the practice (initiation, generation and completion stages).Every detail of the mandala, from each deity to every adornments of the building, refers to time and the universe (Outer Kalachakra), physical and mental aspects of Kalachakra and ourselves (Inner Kalachakra), and also to aspects of the practice (Alternative Kalachakra).
In the practice of Kalachakra, one strives at visualizing the complete mandala, including its hundreds of deities in perfect detail of the size of a small drop during the Generation Stage of the practice, to achieve a very high level of concentration. Next, during the Completion Stage practices one gradually develops one’s body and mind into that of an enlightened Buddha by controlling all energies of body and mind. This should give an idea of the level of concentration required for transforming oneself into a Buddha.
In the center is the Mind Mandala, which is surrounded by the Speech and Body Mandala, which are similarly shaped. There are various traditions in depicting the mandala; in the type of Mind Mandala below on the left, all the deities are depicted as dots of sand, but in the thanka-painting of the Mind Mandala below, the most important deities are depicted.In the last case, proportions of the mandala are somewhat distorted in the center, otherwise the deities would not fit.In the Kalachakra tradition blue and black are often interchanged, so for example, deities of black color can be depicted as blue.The complete mandala of Kalachakra is built up in five distinct floors. The ground floor is the Body Mandala, the first floor is the Speech Mandala, and the highest three floors are part of the Mind Mandala.
Surrounding the central Mind Mandala is the Speech Mandala which represents the Enjoyment Body of the Buddha (Sambhogakaya). This mandala houses 116 deities and lies on the second floor of the mandala. On the white ledge (lhanam) are 80 deities, the Yoginis of the Speech Mandala, they represent for example the 80 minor marks of a Buddha. The Body Mandala represents the Form Body of the Buddha (Rupakaya) and it surrounds the Speech Mandala.
The Body Mandala is placed on the first floor at ground level. Including the deities in the surrounding cemetery grounds (depicted as wheels), it contains 536 deities. On the white ledge (lhanam) just inside the outer walls, are 12 animals (visible on the sand mandala, not here), depicting the 12 months of the year. Each carries a lotus with 28 petals on which a deity is placed, and a deity pair in the center which represents new moon and full moon; together these represent the 30 lunar days in a month. The number 360 also refers to the sets of 360 breaths we take in 60 cycles every day (adding up to 21,600 breaths per day).
The pink and gray Dharma Wheels are also known as the “Cemetery Grounds”. The cemeteries are represented as eight-spoked wheels. Between these wheels, 88 Sanskrit syllables are placed (not depicted here). It should be noted that there is a profound relationship between the Kalachakra tantra and the Sanskrit alphabet. Click to look at a large
so the Kalachakra mandala is using to make a medition. through meditation how can make a pure our Body, speech and mind mandala to make peace ourself in our life. and it will help to make a world peace also.