|A Sand Mandala measured out perfectly, meticulously created
by Buddhist Monks
photo courtesy Do512Family
What is perfection?
I have come to know that only God is perfection, however, when I saw a short blurb about the practice of Buddhist Monk’s creating sand mandalas, I have to admit, I thought it was a creation of perfection!
Each Mandala is perfectly measured out. A perfect mathematically-measured design.
Each section is meticulously created by shaking sand out of a metal wand so that the perfect amount of sand is dispersed.
The sand is colored with fruit and vegetable dye so it is created in the perfection of God.
The mandalas take three to four days to complete.
They are made as a practice in awareness and presence of the Monks.
Each Monk must be present to the design so as not to color in the incorrect color.
The Monks stay silent and are steeped in the perfect awareness of the creation.
And then, the impossible….