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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??

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.

Symbolism. Not quite sure how to describe it. I like deciphering the symbolic messages from the universe. Its a language (so to speak) I understand.

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#373 Fibonacci orbits. Half of half of half of half. Half of it…

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.

Artwork by Kazuaki Tanahashi 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.

the Zen Circle - enso

Enso - I am in love with this

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Enso -- absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and the void.


It's kind of sad so many people don't know what this is. It's only the symbol for the 3rd LARGEST and THE oldest religion. ever. :) #nbd

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Freedom is in non-attachment. The circle of Tibetan ‘Tsugthung’ script reads “cyclic existence” this repeats relentless with no beginning and no end. Such is the nature of Samsara.