Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Tara's Chant-dala

Yesterday, my throat was too sore to chant out loud, so I chanted inwardly with my mala beads, and also focused on visualising writing the words as I chanted them.  It worked so well, that today I decided to try actually writing and silently chanting.  The result is what I'll call a chant-dala :D

However, I found that actually writing with real pens, and especially swapping between colours, meant that I had to chant a round while writing, a round while capping and uncapping the next pen.  Altogether, it wasn't anywhere near as meditative as chanting and visualising the letters appearing.  Interestingly, too, my visualisation included a kinaesthetic element - I could almost feel my hand moving to shape the letters!

So, I will definitely chant and visualise writing again.  I think I may also experiment more with chant-dalas and chantangles, but perhaps only in one colour...

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  1. Oh I like it! I can see this as a poster! You should have one made as a poster or framed element for your altar.

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    1. Ha ha, funny you should say that! I have printed it out and laminated it to put up by my altar :) It has a very cheerful air to it, somehow...

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  2. I thought a Chandala was an Untouchable and a mandala was a circle. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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    1. Hmm, nope, you are absolutely right! I shall have to rename a chant painted in a circle...

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