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enso with lotus flower. In Zen Buddhism, an ensō (円,相 "circle"?) is a circle that is hand-drawn in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create. The ensō symbolizes absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and mu (the void). It is characterised by a minimalism born of Japanese aesthetics (source: Wikipedia)

Enso Lotus - I love the Enso and this one is a favorite because it includes the Lotus flower. Symbolism of the Enso includes enlightenment. One symbolic meaning of the Lotus, related to Buddhism is fortune. This design is by Aaron Robinson. - IN LOVE!

Buddhist Lotus Flower (Padma) According to Buddhist principles, the heart of a person who has not attained enlightenment is the embodiement of a lotus that has not blossomed yet. Once enlightenment has been reached their heart becomes a lotus in bloom. This is why depictions of Buddha often show him seated upon an open lotus flower.

Buddhist Lotus Flower (Padma) According to Buddhist principles, the heart of a person who has not attained enlightenment is the embodiement of a lotus that has not blossomed yet. Once enlightenment has been reached their heart becomes a lotus in bloom.

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

In the art of calligraphy, the circle is a brush stroke done in one movement. This circle, called enso is perhaps the most poignant image in Zen training for “coming full circle”, or enlightenment. The stroke is suggestive of flow, …

Serene buddha

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” -Buddha Trying so hard to do this.

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Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. Lao Tzu via bits of truth

Sacred geometry of shells.  The Golden Mean is represented by the Greek letter phi 1.6180...  It is one of those mysterious natural numbers - basic building blocks - that define the basic structure of our cosmos.

Sacred geometry of shells. The Golden Mean is represented by the Greek letter phi It is one of those mysterious natural numbers - basic building blocks - that define the basic structure of our cosmos.

I just love black and white photography. You are able to see deep within someone's soul without the distractions of color. The first thing I looked at in this picture was the eyes! They are beautiful!