MANDALA ART – KALACHAKRA – 2015 3 oz High Relief Silver Coin – Antique Finish with SWAROVSKI
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MANDALA ART SERIES – KALACHAKRA
2015 3 oz High Relief Silver Coin – Antique Finish with SWAROVSKI
VERY LIMITED – 500 COINS WORLDWIDE!
- The first coin of a brand new series
- Antique Finish
- 3 oz Fine Silver Coin
- High Relief with Swarovski Crystal (0.5cm in diameter)
- Serial Number engraved on rim of the coin
The pure Silver 3oz coins are strictly limited to only 500 pieces worldwide and minted in special medalic High Relief technique featuring a precious SWAROVSKY crystal and serial number on the edge. Furthermore, they impress with their various engraved details and the sophisticated Antique Finish. A masterpiece of numismatic art!
What is a Mandala?
The meaning of mandala comes from Sanskrit meaning “circle.” It appears in the Rig Veda as the name of the sections of the work, but is also used in many other civilizations, religions and philosophies. Even though it may be dominated by squares or triangles, a mandala has a concentric structure. Mandalas offer balancing visual elements, symbolizing unity and harmony. The meanings of individual mandalas is usually different and unique to each mandala.
The mandala pattern is used in many traditions. In the Americas, Indians have created medicine wheels and sand mandalas. The circular Aztec calendar was both a timekeeping device and a religious expression of ancient Aztecs. In Asia, the Taoist “yin-yang” symbol represents opposition as well as interdependence. Tibetan mandalas are often highly intricate illustrations of religious significance that are used for meditation. From Buddhist stupas to Muslim mosques and Christian cathedrals, the principle of a structure built around a center is a common theme in architecture.
In common use, mandala has become a generic term for any diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of the universe.
Representing the universe itself, a mandala is both the microcosm and the macrocosm, and we are all part of its intricate design. The mandala is more than an image seen with our eyes; it is an actual moment in time. It can be can be used as a vehicle to explore art, science, religion and life itself.
Carl Jung said that a mandala symbolizes “a safe refuge of inner reconciliation and wholeness.” It is “a synthesis of distinctive elements in a unified scheme representing the basic nature of existence.”
The Kalachakra Mandala is a circle which is a device for the Buddhist Tantric meditation. It is a visual aid for concentration and introversive meditation leading to the attainment of insights and to activation of forces culminating in “Siddhi” supernatural forces. The Mandala is the graphic representation of this process.
The illustration represents “palace of purity” a magic sphere cleared of spiritual obstacles and unpurified. The square of the “Sacred palace” proper is end used in multiple circles of flame, Vajra, eight centuries (appears only in wrathful deities) lotus, then the inner square to reach to the deity of the Mandala “Shakyamuni Buddha” represented for the crystal.
Material: Fine Silver (99.9%)
Finish: Antique Finish
Weight: 3 oz
Face Value: $10