What Is the Endless Knot
The Endless Knot, also known as The Eternal Knot, The Auspicious Drawing and the Tibetan Knot is one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols in Buddhism. It is made of intertwined lines without a beginning or end and symbolises endless wisdom, compassion, continuity and universal oneness, reminding us all consciousness is interconnected.
The other seven auspicious symbols in Buddhism are: the Lotus flower, The Dhvaja or Banner, Dharmachakra or Wheel of the Law (fly-whisk in Nepali Buddhism), Bumpa or Vase, Two Golden Fish, a Parasol and a Conch shell.
The Endless Knot is mostly seen in Tibetan Buddhist culture, but is also found in Chinese and Celtic cultures.
How to Draw the Endless Knot
To draw The Endless Knot, all you need is a compass, a straightedge/ruler and a pencil. If you’d like to learn how to draw it, you can follow the real time drawing video tutorial below or check out the time-lapse video if you just want to have a quick look.
I hope you found this helpful and I’d love to see your drawing! Share it with me on Instagram if you feel like it @geometryptamine.
The Sacred Geometry Encyclopedia
The Sacred Geometry Encyclopedia is an ongoing project I’m working on, I’m slowly creating an encyclopedia of sacred geometry demonstrations. I hope to show in real time how to draw all elements of sacred geometry so anyone can follow along and learn how to use this amazing practice.
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