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Sand painting.
Sand painting.

The Tibetan word for mandala is kyilkhor.  Kyil means ‘center,’ khor means ‘fringe,’ ‘gestalt,’ ‘area around’… Things exist interdependently, and that interdependent existence of things happens in the fashion of orderly chaos.

~ Chogyam Trungpa

Each person’s life is like a mandala — a vast, limitless circle.  We stand in the center of our own circle, and everything we see, hear and think forms the mandala of our life.

~ Pema Chodron

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Yesterday. The first of the peonies opened up.

When we look into the heart of a flower, we see cloud, sunshine, minerals, time, the earth, and everything else in the cosmos in it.  Without clouds, there could be no rain, and there would be no flower.  Without time, the flower could not bloom.  In fact, the flower is made entirely of non-flower elements; it has no independent, individual existence.  It “inter-is” with everything else in the universe.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh