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Enso, a Japanese word meaning circle. When drawn with an opening, it can suggest that imperfection is an inherent part of existence. The enso is also strongly associated with zen, symbolizing absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and the void. An "expression of the moment"... My first tattoo??

1.This is a diagram of the "ohm" symbol, used in Hindu meditation. 2.It represents various ideas about what warship and meditation should be. 3.Honestly the symbol just seems to hold great significance.

Symbol Meanings

Ki (Chi, Ch'i, Qi) Vital Energy, Life Force, Breath, Spirit.

The Ouroboros ("tail-devourer") is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon swallowing its own tail and forming a circle. In ancient Egypt, it represented the sun and its eternal cyclical movement. Adopted by the Greeks, Romans and Norse as well as Hindu, Ashanti and Aztec, the meaning of the Ouroboros has widened to symbolise the cycle of life and death and by extension: infinity.

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Root out the violence in your life, and learn to live compassionately and mindfully. Seek peace. When you have peace within, real peace with others is possible. ― Thich Nhat Hanh

It symbolizes absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and the void; it can also symbolize the Japanese aesthetic itself. As an "expression of the moment" In Zen Buddhist painting, ensō symbolizes a moment when the mind is free to simply let the body/spirit create. i like it for this one.

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Celtic Symbol

Enso "It symbolizes the Absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the Universe, and the void; it can also symbolize the Japanese aesthetic itself."

Kali Yantra. For thousands of years, yantras have been used in the Tantric tradition as visual metaphors for the body of the divine. As expressions of devotion and contemplation, they are similar to Tibetan mandalas in that meditation upon them is tantamount to returning to the primordial fiat of one’s being. Because yantras are comprised of archetypal geometric forms and shapes, they are believed to offer liberation from bondage.

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Making the enso—the Zen circle that conveys everything, the whole world, complete, the ultimate Zen symbol of emptiness—is kind of a practice. Ensos are traditionally done in sumi ink, black on white, but Kazuaki Tanahashi is well known for his colorful ones, which he makes with one brushstroke.

Enso - Zen symbol of Absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the Universe, and the void; additionally it also represents the Japanese aesthetic itself. As an "expression of the moment" it is often considered a form of minimalist expressionist art.

Enso tattoo... this one is like a wave.. The enso (Japanese for "circle") is a Buddhist symbol of enlightenment, in Zen art it is a time when the mind is simply free to create. The asymmetrical brush stroke of the enso is reflective of the Zen tradition of embracing the imperfection but continuity of life.