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Wheel of fortune

Created: 2006
Original mandala:
7in x 7in
(18cm x 18cm)

Wheel of fortune, mandala for meditation, healing and decoration, by Prem Shashi; bindis, black and rainbow hues

Not available as a canvas print. Print on photo paper possible in smaller sizes.

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE has crooked spokes. Like a crazed Catherine wheel, it spins drunkenly, scattering its treasures in patterns that accord with its own bent geometry of justice. Follow this wheel, ride this wheel at your peril; it breaks as easily as it makes a man. And those who seek to know the will of the wheel of fortune, to understand its erratic motions, risk being so dazzled by its colourful projections that they no longer see the road ahead as it actually is.


Worldly fortunes come and go, the fortune we call luck also comes and goes throughout life, in large and in smaller waves. Only this can truly be known about the workings of the worldly world, this ebb and flow. So let the wheel of fortune roll past without being too concerned which way it is rolling for you just now. It will surely roll the other way again before too long.

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