COMPASSION MANDALA (Tib: Ning.jae khil.khor)
The Mandala of Compassion is based on the five Dhyani buddhas representing the transformation of the five major delusions into the five wisdoms with the development of compassion as the main focus.
The central letter HRI, the seed syllable of Amitabha transforms passion into compassion.
The blue letter HUM, the seed syllable of Akshobya, transforms ignorance and stupidity into the wisdom of the all-pervading awareness.
The yellow letter TRAM, the seed syllable of Ratnasambhava, transforms pride into the wisdom of equality.
The white letter OM, the seed syllable of Vairocana, transforms anger into the mirror like wisdom.
The green letter AH, the seed syllable of Amoghasiddhi transforms jealousy into the all-accomplishing wisdom.
The four universal guardians represented by their symbols sit at their gates. The three outer rings (fire, vajras and petals) protect the inner sanctuary, the palace of the Dhyani Buddhas. The mantra of compassion OM MANI PADME HUM surrounds the mandala indicating to recite the mantra continuously to achieve that state of mind.
This Mandala is viewed as a blessing and protection for oneself.
© Andy Weber 2012