A few days ago I’ve received a request to draw/paint a “happiness” stone. Actually, I already had something what suited perfectly. So I thought I will put it here for everybody to see. Nice contrast of colors and natural resources always good for a unusual keepsake.
Yin and yang are not opposing forces (dualities), but complementary opposites, unseen (hidden, feminine) and seen (manifest, masculine), that interact within a greater whole, as part of a dynamic system. In my interpretation 🙂
I was driven by two symbols: The wheel of Dharma and Ying Yang.
The Dharma Wheel or Dharmacakra is the oldest symbol in Buddhism. Buddhism is a world religion with many different schools of thought, but the Dharma Wheel unites all Buddhists
It’s thought symbolized by the eight spokes of the Dharma Wheel. The first two aspects of the path are right view and right intention, which together form wisdom. The next three aspects, right speech, right action and right livelihood are the guidelines to ethical conduct. The next three aspects, right effort, right mindfulness and right concentration are the guidelines for mental development along the Eightfold Path.
First, the round shape is a symbol of perfection. It is flawless and has no sharp edges. It revolves in the universe and can be turned. At the beginning the wheel had a perfect round shape and was sometime studded , to represent sturdiness. It now common to see the wheel in the shape represented above. It looks like the wheel found on a ship, representing prosperity according to some. It could also be said that the eightfold noble path radiates outside of the sphere, like the heat of the sun radiates out of the sun-disk.