The word “Ansh” comes from India and its literal meaning is “part” or more specifically “a little part of a thing”. However, this small word packs punch as it can represent the concept of universe and the life cycle.
Ansh represents we are all playing a little “part” in the bigger scheme of things.
The universe as we know is part of a bigger system. The same goes with life, life is created by a small “part” of something (seeds, sperm and eggs).We are therefore born as “ansh” of our ancestors. We often can also save a life by giving a part (ansh) of our body.
Ansh is omnipresent and part of the circle of life and the connectedness of nature and the universe.
Our philosophy is to celebrate this universe and believe in the almighty powers, live with freedom and free mind to let the universe play it’s orchestra as we play our little part to bring that orchestra alive.
We have been conditioned to worry about a lot of unnecessary things and have forgotten how to live in the present (current moment). The reason being our mind is let to wander all the time to either think of something that happened in the past or worry about something related to future.
Well the funny part is, we all know we can not change either of them.
Our logo, therefore, represents 2 things: 1). Enso Open Circle and 2). Tree of Life.
What’s Enso Open Circle.
In Zen, ensō is a circle that is hand-drawn in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create. The Enso circle is a sacred symbol in Zen Buddhism and is a philosophy that has few interpretation.
Our preferred interpretation is it’s a symbolism that refers to the beginning and end of all things, the circle of life and the connectedness of existence
The open circle represents and suggests cutting or abstaining the desire for perfection and allowing the universe to be as it is. This symbol is also used to indicate an instance in which “the mind is free to let the body create” by being in present or a state of “no-mind”.
In today’s world we are so much stressed in trying to control or shape things per our view of perfection that we often forget to enjoy life. Our mind is always wandering and there is a need to reach a state of “no-mind”.
A state of “no-mind” is where a person is free from thoughts and emotions while being completely present in the now. You can delve into your true self when you manifest into this “no-mind” state which is one of the key philosophy behind enso circle.
What’s Tree of Life.
The Tree of Life is a popular and universal symbol that represents different things across various cultures and religions. The symbol does not belong to one specific culture as it has been used all over the world for centuries.
While the Tree of Life symbolizes many different things, there are some common themes that the symbol represents within multiple cultures.
- A Connection to Everything: The Tree of Life represents the interconnectedness of everything in the universe. It symbolizes togetherness and serves as a reminder that you are never alone or isolated, but rather that you are connected to the world.
- Ancestry and Fertility: The Tree of Life symbol also represents the connection to one’s family and ancestors. It further symbolizes fertility as it always finds a way to keep growing, through seeds or new saplings, and is lush and green, which signifies its vitality.
- Immortality: The Tree of Life also symbolizes immortality because even as the tree grows old, it creates seeds (ANSH) that carry its essence so it lives on through new saplings.
- Individuality (Uniqueness): The Tree of Life symbolizes one’s individuality as trees are all unique with their branches sprouting at different points and in different directions. This is a metaphor for how people learn and grow through their own unique experiences and enhance their individuality.
- Rebirth: The Tree of Life is a symbol for rebirth as trees lose their leaves and seem to be dead during winter, but then new buds appear and new, fresh leaves unfurl during the spring.