Friday, December 3, 2010
Kabir spoke of the Gagan Mandala. This term 'Gagan' could mean just the sky, or atmosphere, or the seasons. It is the wholeness, or coming together of all the elements, comprising of earth, water, air and fire. It is the totality of experience. The word "Mandala" simply means a circle, but it is a circle in which all is contained. It is also an expanding circle. At the centre of this circle is the seed, or Bija. But from this point there are radiating lines of force. Thes are like rays of light. But these rays not only go outwards, they also circulate. And it is this circular movement within the Mandala structure that gives rise to the outer circumference of the Mandala form.