Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

51. What is a Mandala?

Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

Christian Luczanits
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The mandala is first and foremost a ritual tool. In its simplest form, it consists of a square space marked by protective features and a circle of deities within it. The ground marks a purified space to which deities can be invited during the ritual.

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Luczanits, Christian. 51. What is a Mandala?. Buddhism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 254-258 Nov 2021. ISBN 9781800500907. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=40790. Date accessed: 22 Oct 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40790. Nov 2021

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