Tibetan Mantra

10 Jun

A number of years back I was fortunate to witness three Tibetan monks create a beautiful Mantra, the monks worked for fourteen days,twenty four hours non stop to create this beautiful artwork.

On the afternoon of the fourteenth day the mosaic was completed, the Monks then allowed all in attendance a brief moment to admire their work and then within three minutes they swept the beautiful mosaic away. The moral of this lesson is to teach us that beauty is all around us and that we should appreciate it and not get to attached to worldly possessions , as worldly possessions are gone in the twinkling of an eye.




Posted by on June 10, 2012 in Uncategorized


18 responses to “Tibetan Mantra

  1. Monica

    August 11, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    wow – that is a lesson in non-attachment. Will try to remember.

    • The Emu

      August 12, 2015 at 8:06 am

      It was a beautiful experience to witness Monica, took a long time to complete and was gone in about two minute.
      A very understandable lesson from the Monks on possessing material things.

  2. natswans

    July 2, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Such patience it’s Beautiful a shame it was swept away, very true message that went with it Emu.

    • The Emu

      July 3, 2012 at 12:23 am

      Hi Sheila ,it was a shame really, especially after watching them make it day and night non stop for 14 days.
      They certainly know how to get a lesson across.

  3. Androgoth

    June 16, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Such unique artistry and a real shame to
    lose it, however the concept is a sound way
    of understanding that material things come
    and go, so the lesson is a valuable one 🙂 🙂

    Thank you Ian, as always you have offered
    us a real treat with this one 🙂 Have fun today 🙂


    • The Emu

      June 18, 2012 at 9:28 am

      This was amazing mate , to watch them work nonstop in relays of one for 14 days straight then sweep it up in 3 minutes was spectacular
      They are certainly a religion of patience.

  4. Sue Dreamwalker

    June 13, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    I remember this one Emu, and loved also the lesson that went with it.. We place far too much upon the material.. And forget to appreciate that which is far more precious..
    For in a blink of an eye all can change and be gone..
    Wishing you well my good friend and hope both you and Ana have a wonderful Weekend.. Blessings sent your way.. ~Sue

    • The Emu

      June 14, 2012 at 10:22 am

      These pics always intrigued me as did the experience after watching them work non stop for 14 days
      Much to be learnt from the Tibetan Buddhist religion

  5. suemacarthur

    June 11, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    This is great blog Ian and it so very true some time we forget to look at what most important,
    and it not what we own,
    Take care my friend

    • The Emu

      June 12, 2012 at 9:12 am

      Thanks Sue, it certainly was amazing to watch them do this non stop for 14 days
      They are certainly a very contemplative people and as you say , the lesson is so very true.

  6. Colline

    June 11, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Interesting to read this – and so beautiful. I can understand how creating this could be an exercise in contemplation for them as when you are immersed in creativity, you seem to be restful and peaceful (well I am anyway 🙂 )

    • The Emu

      June 12, 2012 at 9:11 am

      Thanks Colline and glad you enjoyed my story of the mantra, it was great to watch , taking turns and non stop for 14 days then contemplating it and erasing it in 3 minutes, they certainly are a very contemplative people.
      Wishing you well

  7. prenin

    June 11, 2012 at 8:34 am

    A valuable lesson my friend and VERY true! 🙂

    God Bless!


    • The Emu

      June 11, 2012 at 11:16 am

      Certainly a valuable lesson mate and profoundly demonstrated with patience

  8. Sabina Brave

    June 11, 2012 at 8:05 am

    It needs a patience to creat it. Good, that you took some picture.
    Yes, our posessions are futile.
    Have a good start to new week, Ian. 🙂

    • The Emu

      June 11, 2012 at 11:15 am

      Hi Sabina , yes it was fantastic to watch , I watched each day for 14 days and could not believe that they calmly erased it in 3 minutes and moved on, unbelievable considering they worked on it for 24 hours non stop.
      Cheers dear friend

  9. magsx2

    June 10, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    What fantastic photos, an event well worth capturing. It is a shame to see such beautiful work gone just like that, but you have to love the Monks philosophy, so very true. 😀

    • The Emu

      June 11, 2012 at 11:10 am

      Was well worth recording my friend and I watched every day, I could not believe that they worked nonstop for the 14 days and had no hesitation of erasing their efforts within 3 minutes and calmly moved on , a great lesson in many ways.
      Cheers and wishing you a great week now that Labor day is over.


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