Monday, November 21, 2011
This Mandala was being created when we visited District 798. The monks meticulously created this work of art and later destroyed it, illustrating the impermanence of life.
"I had to abandon the idea of the superordinate position of the ego. ... I saw that everything, all paths I had been following, all steps I had taken, were leading back to a single point -- namely, to the mid-point. It became increasingly plain to me that the mandala is the centre. It is the exponent of all paths. It is the path to the centre, to individuation.
... I knew that in finding the mandala as an expression of the self I had attained what was for me the ultimate." - C. G. Jung. Memories, Dreams, Reflections.