SRI VIDHYA SADHANA
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1-Mysticism has three parts: mantras, yantras and tantras. They are inseparable. Mantras are mystic sounds. Yantras are mystic symbols that pull energy from cosmos. Tantras are the mystic work done to alleviate problems.In yantras, symbols like dot, line, circle, traingle, rectangle etc. are used to drag positive energies. Sri Yantra is the most powerful of all yantras.
2-Mathematicians are exploring Sri Yantra for the secret mathematical formulas that it contains.Yantra is one which protects the people from troubles. We can understand Yantras as geometrical shapes like straight lines, curved lines, triangles, circles, etc which are interlaced in certain ways such that they produce different types of energies.Since gods are different forms of energy, all most all ancient Hindu texts agree that the Yantras represent the body of gods where as the mantras should be taken as praana (life) of gods.
3-Hence all Yantras will have mantras associated with them. To invoke the power of Yantras and mantras, we should adopt certain rituals (or procedures) called ‘Tantras’.
4-In the tantric system you must have seen the geometrical diagrams of upright and inverted triangles, quadrangles and many other geometrical figures known as yantras. How are these geometrical figures associated with human beings?
5-Sri Yantra is nothing but a combination or a confluence of triangles. It is supposed to be one of the most powerful yantras, symbolizing the process of creation, the manifestation of energy from the dormant potential state. Even as a plant sprouts out of a seed, in the same manner the whole manifestation of the macrocosmic universe has come out from a state of unmanifested reality. We call it unmanifested. What you perceive now in the form of time, space, objectivity, past, present and future is manifested reality.
Symbol of creation 6-Sri Yantra is Symbol of creation...Sri Yantra is supposed to represent this process of manifestation where life, names, forms, time, all of space and the different dimensions have been evolving. This yantra has been taken as a symbol of our unconscious mind. It is difficult to explain the exact nature and relationship of the unconscious state of existence. In Vedanta and Samkhya philosophy, it is known as the causal body.
7-This unconscious state can be experienced by the practice of kundalini yoga, laya yoga, pure pranayama . When a yoga aspirant practises these different yogic systems, then the whole consciousness, the whole personality is completely extinguished just as you blow out a candle, nothing remains of what you are. It is not a state of shoonya, void, or a state of completeness, it is a state of nothingness. That is the unconscious.
8-In vedic texts, the oldest books written by humanity, we use the words hiranya and garbha. Hiranya means ‘golden’ and garbha means ‘womb’. This unconscious mind, unconscious body or the causal body of the laya state of experience is like a golden womb. The shape and the form of this manifestation is geometrical. Therefore geometry defines the process of the universe.
9-The whole universe, the whole creation is nothing but circles and triangles, not men, women or children.. The creation is a science of mathematical numbers and geometrical figures.The yantras in tantra
are supposed to be very powerful. Take a yantra designed for yourself by an expert who knows the science, put it here, and it starts working positively and negatively. The people who have experienced the miracle of yantra, will not be able to explain the modus operandi of it. The ordinary yantra, and there are plenty of them, is a receptacle for and a transmitter of powerful energies. 10-The moment a yantra is placed near the unconscious body, they come into association, into communion with each other and start working. Mooladhara has the inverted triangle and anahata has two intersecting triangles. The inverted triangle is the symbol of Shakti, the straight triangle represents Shiva, and when they intersect or embrace each other, that is the union of Shiva and Shakti.
11-Therefore, the practitioner of kundalini yoga concentrates on the yantra. The students of kundalini yoga should take care to learn, investigate and concentrate on the yantra, then go from one chakra to another, to the third, fourth, fifth, like this, in order to bring the consciousness from the material plane to a different plane where it is more powerful, stretched and expanded.
Sri vidya is a tantric cult. I 11-“Sri Vidya Sadhana” , has the components Diety , Mantra and Yantra. Mantra and Yantra are the diagramatic representation of diety. The sadhana starts with mantra along with visualization of diety in mind. When one advances, the sadhaka feels the unique identity of himself with diety, mantra and yantra. However before reaching this state of oneness, during the beginning stages, one get different forms of disturbances in mind and life. Those disturbances will be mainly from our mind, and can also be from other forms of energy outside. 12- All the vidyas explained in the Tantric texts originate from Sri Vidya, the mother of all vidyas. Sri Vidya is known to students as the symbol of the law of manifestation. The process of manifestation emanates from the ultimate Reality and moves into expansion by dividing this original unity into two: Shiva and Shakti. Theses are the latent and active aspects of consciousness dwelling in eternal unity.
13-Theses two aspects are represented in Sanskrit with the first and last letters of the alphabet: “a” and “h”, which, like alpha and omega, signify everything in between them also. Thus, all the energy and elements in the universe, from the most subtle to the most gross, are held potentially within this seed of the phonemes. This perfect stillness, called Samvit, manifests into thirthy-six gradations of cosmic evolution; the entire world is a continues unfoldment of what is already in Samvit, and it will all dissolve back into this origin again.
14-The sounds principle of this manifestation, which emerges from two bindus, Shiva and Shakti, is called nada. This entire process of expansion and dissolution is displayed graphically in the Sri Yantra.All forms
manifest from unity into diversity and the return again into unity. This is the eternal law of the cycle of the universe that is reflected in all things. In the philosophy of Sri Vidya, these two movements are known as dissolution (layakrama) and evolution (srstikrama), and they are depicted by the concentric squares and circles and the interlaced, inverted and uprights triangles of the Sri Yantra which has the bindu point Samvit in its center. This union of Shiva and Shakti is called Mother Divine.
15-The cosmos manifests on various degrees and grades from this point, and in his spiritual journey, the aspirant travels inward form the periphery of Sri Yantra to the center. The students of Sri Vidya understand both the way the universal unfoldment and the way of individual dissolution. They are no longer caught in the web of maya, and they constantly enjoy the divine play of this cosmic energy. Students of this path meditate intensely on the Sri Yantra, realize the existence of Mother Divine, and practice japa with an aksamala, a mala of phonemes instead of beads that is comprised of all the cosminc sounds. This mantra is the auditory representation of the visual pattern described in the Sri Yantra.
16-Sri Yantra thus maps the path of eternal return to inner wholeness and perfection. It shows that the origin of life is perfect bliss, peace, happiness, and wisdom and that its final destination must be the same. The subtlemost supreme internal worship practices in the samaya school is called bhavana, and it is explained in the Bhavanopanishad. This scripture explains that that which is found in the individual self exists in the universe, and so in order to analyze and understand the universe, one can study the individual self. One’s own body, mind, and spirit are the Sri Yantra. When all symbols and rituals are internalized, then the human body itself resembles Sri Yantra, and the student becomes one with the ultimate truth.
17-Just as one is comprised of qualities of his mother and his father, so the nine triangles of Sri Yantra—five inverted and four upright—display the qualities of Shiva and Shakti. The inward spiritual journey mapped by Sri Yantra described progress through nine stages, depicted by its nice circuits. The central point of Sri Yatra is like an island whose immense base remains hidden in the ocean of bliss, peace, happiness and wisdom. In the samaya, the physical appearance of life—the human body—is the center of consciousness coming to the surface. It comes from the ocean of bliss, remains surrounded by it, and will return to it. To those who are aware of this reality, suffering, ignorance, and obstacles are unreal.
18-The components of this island, which comprise the physical body, are symbolized by precious gems, showing that it is an important means for higher attainment if utilized properly. On this island of gems, there is said to a celestial garden of wish-yielding trees, which represent the mind and desires. When undisciplined, this becomes a thick forest of suffering that hides the ocean of bliss. On this island are six seasons that are compared to the six tastes, which are the properties of food. Thus one’s diet affects one’s emotional life just as the growth of trees is affected by the seasons. The tastes are therefore important in developing attractive thoughts and desires that beautify the garden of mind. Regulation of food is therefore the foundation of all other regulation.
19-In the samaya school of internal worship the body and the mind are stilled and the student realizes that Sri Yantra is internal. Thus the nine levels of Sri Yantra have been equated to the chakras of the subtle body. Moving inward from the periphery, these are three sets of three chakras depicted in the design: muladhara, swadisthana, and manipura; anahata, vishuddha, and ajna; and two guru chakras and sahasrara. The Saundarya Lahari, the wave of bliss, of Shankara poetically explains the methods of practicing Sri Vidya, including the siddhis that are attained at various stages. In the samaya school various chakras are focused on for different purposes.
20-According to the samaya school, after a series of initiations, the aspirant learns to meditate in the sahasrara chakra. This school alone knows the meditation method in the crown chakra or thousand-petaled lotus. Other schools of Tantra do not practice this most advanced meditative method. It should be remembered that the samaya school of tantra is the highest of all school, and the Sri Vidya is the most profound way of attaining the ultimate truth. The goal of Sri Vidya is to attain turiya, the fourth state, which is beyond waking, dreaming, and sleeping. There is another name for Mother Divine, who is the residing deity of this fourth state, and that is Tripura Sandari, the fountainhead of beauty, bliss, and wisdom.
21-This sadhana provide us the Aura . Aura is the name given to the halo of subtle, luminous light that is said to surround all people and living beings, according to several spiritual traditions. It is linked with some yogic philosophies and beliefs because the aura is believed to be connected with the nadis (channels or pathways) of the prana and chakra system. Others may link the perception of auras to the third eye .
The aura is said to manifest in different colours and patterns depending on the personality, health and mood of the being. Some see it as a map of the current thoughts and feelings of that person.
22-Auras are said to be a powerful way to release energy blocks and allow prana to flow freely through the body. Often, aura healings will focus on the chakras and energy channels of the body. Aura work may be combined with spiritual practices, such as Sri Vidya Sadhana, meditation or yoga, in order to help the person to become more present in their being and connected with their self.
23-So coming to the point of conclusion,Sri Vidya Sadhana & the yantras that you see are a blast of the unconscious. No artist, no painter, no poet can ever create that language of the triangle unless the unconscious is blasted completely through. Everything coming out from here, from the bottom, comes from the small golden egg, the causal body, the unconscious body, the anandamaya kosha, call it by any name you wish. Where there is no time, no space, no form and no name, where there is no I and no you, there are no numbers, no man and no woman, just one homogenous consciousness. This mass of consciousness is a totality of existence, as one not as two.
While attempting this book, care has been taken to avoid ambiguity, by expressing everything in simple language, without resorting to complicate things by adding Sanskrit Shlokas etc. I am grateful to Prakhar ji, because of him, it is online today. I am not a scholar, only a simple bhakt, so it is requested to overlook my mistakes.
To write something about Ma Tripura Sandari is just like to show a lamp to glittering sun;but being a bhakt ,its my effort ,which needs your blessings...
THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO JAGATMATA.