Impermanence

Nothing lasts forever. I wanted to show you the beauty of the sand mandala. A mandala in Tibetan Buddhism is a representation of a world inhabited by a Buddhist deity. Even though deity has to be the wrong word since these concepts aren’t worshiped. All of the symbolism in the mandala along with the “deity” associated with it all represent a certain teaching. The sand mandala is meticulously made and blessed. Then, the whole thing is brushed away. While the mandala is made the monks don’t worry about the completion of the mandala, they just concentrate on the moment and sensation of what they are presently doing. Just as the beautiful mandala came into being, so is it swept away. Yes, very poetic! lol