Symbolism of dog

 

Symbolism of dog

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The first primary symbol is one of loyalty, vigilance and intelligence. Dogs are said to be able to see ‘ghosts’ and thus warn us of invisible dangers. A dark dog can denote negative aspects in one’s life, a black dog were thought to be companions to witches.  Hell-hounds are said to accompany Satan. In the Muslim world, the dog is considered to be unclean, but a watchdog is tolerated. In ancient Mexico, a dog was sacrificed and buried with a dead person to guide it’s soul to the afterlife. In China, the dog is the 11th sign of the Chinese Zodiac with both positive and negative symbolisms.  A white dog can denote a spiritual aspect and guidance that needs to be followed ; a sleeping dog shows one is unaware of what is going on, a dog pulling a sled is a helpful friend, In a dream, first look at the behavior of the dog to see whether it is positive or negative because a dark colored dog can be a sign of depression or ferocity as well. A snappy little dog can mean a bad temper. Washing a white dog represents a need to cleanse oneself of a bad aspect of oneself. 

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Green persian flower mandala

Green persian flower mandala

Distemper paints on paper, photoshop

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“One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realization of truth. You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you. It is just like the sky: the birds fly, but they don’t leave any footprints. You cannot follow them; there are no footprints left behind.”
Osho

Gaudy mandala

 

Gaudy mandala

Distemper, photoshop

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“This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor…Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”
Rumi

Symbolism of deer

 

Symbolism of deer

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The stag with horns represents rejuvenation, rebirth, and the passage of time. The deer’s antlers represent the sun’s rays. In China, the deer symbolizes wealth and filial piety. In heraldry, the deer represents gentleness and mildness and long life. In Christianity, the deer striving to reach a spring denotes the desire of purification through baptism. The term ‘stag’ refers to a gentlemen attending a social party without a female at his side, such as a ‘stag party’.

Jellow dragonfly dream mandala

Jellow dragonfly dream mandala

Distemper paints on paper, photoshop

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“Listen to your being. It is continuously giving you hints; it is a still, small voice. It does not shout at you, that is true. And if you are a little silent you will start feeling your way. Be the person you are. Never try to be another, and you will become mature. Maturity is accepting the responsibility of being oneself, whatsoever the cost. Risking all to be oneself, that’s what maturity is all about.”

Osho

Flower petals mandala

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“Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.”
Osho, Everyday Osho: 365 Daily Meditations for the Here and Now