WHAT IS THE DECODATION OF SRI YANTRA (YANTRA, MANTRA, TANTRA )in NUTSHELL?SRI VIDHYA SADHANA--03
WHAT IS THE THEORY OF YANTRA , MANTRA, TANTRA;--
1-The three terms Tantra, Mantra and Yantra are very frequently used in Indian sciences, mythology, religion and occult practices. Usually mystic and mysterious meanings are attributed to them and because of this apprehension people both lay and scientific have a certain amount of misconceptions about them.
2-Tantra is a mystical science of practising the methods of energy balancing and refining including mantra and yantra. It has a solid and sane philosophical and scientific basis, as it is based on direct experiences and intuitive insights of self-realized personalities of ancient tantra traditions, not on cerebral reasoning and experimental speculations. Its main concern is not 'why it is real and true' but 'how to turn the theory of deeper reality into practice'.
3-Mantra and yantra are two different forms of expression of divine energy: the former in a sound structure, the latter in a geometric symbol. Both release a concentrated, targeted energy in accordance with the level of awareness of people who project their state of soul unto them when using mantras and yantras for any purposes they may have in mind.
4-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.
5-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’.
MEANING OF SYMBOLS USED IN SRI YANTRA ;---
1-IS DOT A SYMBOL OF SUPREME?--
Dot, the supreme soul: If we imagine a plain surface as Universe, a dot placed on the surface represents the God or supreme soul. Like God, a dot does not have any direction and is indefinable. If we extend the do, it pervades the entire Universe in all directions. So, a dot represents God’s energy concentrated at a place. Since God’s energy enters the human body through sahasraara chakra located at the crown of the head and passes down to mooladhara chakra located at the bottom of the spinal cord thus activating all the other chakras in between, a dot also represents the Sahasraara chakra.
2-IS STRAIGHT LINE,THE HUMAN SOUL ?--When we draw a straight line, it divides the surface into two parts. Here, dualities like Paramaatma (super soul) and Jeevatma (human soul), happiness and sorrowfulness, day and night, heat and cold, man and woman, etc. will come into the picture. In reality, these dualities are the two sides of the same coin. For example, happiness and sorrowfulness are the different forms of emotional state of the mind. Heat and cold are two forms of the thermal energy and man and woman are two forms of the material body. So, a straight line represents Jeevathma (human soul) which is the immediate form of the super soul.
3-IS CIRCLE ,THE HUMAN MIND ?----
When we make a circle around us, we are shunning ourselves from the outer space. So, a circle represents selfishness and closed mind. A circular object can move easily and not stable like our mind. So, a circle in Yantras is representative of human mind and ignorance of outside world. It also represents protection of our energies by not spending them for others’ welfare.
4-IS TRIANGLE THE SYMBOL OF ENERGY ?---
A triangle is formed by joining 3 straight lines. It forms 3 vertices. According to Physics, any pointed end works like a condenser to store energy and at certain conditions to release energy. Thus we should understand the vertices of the triangle as energy reservoirs.
5-WHY ARE THE TWO TYPES OF TRIANGLE ?--
In Hindu yantras triangles---There are 2 types of energies.....
A-The upward triangle represents fire since it looks like the flames of fire. Fire is essential to survive and hence the upward triangle represents the life force which is also called male energy (Shiva).
B-The downward triangle looks like the female organ and hence it is connected with female energy. It also represents the Prakruti (the Nature) around us which nourishes us. Hence the downward triangle represents the female energy (Shakti) or Mother Nature.
C-When we combine the upward and downward triangles, the male (Shiva) and female (Shakti) energies are combined to produce children. we make a Yantra in this way, it is called 'Shatkona' since it has six vertices. It is also called ‘Skandha Yantra’ since it represents the child of Shiva and Shakti is Skandha (or Subrahmanya or Kartikeya). Hence this Yantra is useful to childless couples to get children. Because, this Yantra is a combination of the two prime forces, it can also be used to increase resistance power in the body and to get protection from any ill health.
6-IS SQUARE A SYMBOL OF PHYSICAL BODY ?---
A square will have four corners and does not move easily. Hindu yantras squareIt firmly places itself on the ground. So, a square or rectangle represents stability and matter. It represents earthy element with its four corners representing the four directions of the earth. Since our physical body is composed of matter, it also represents the physical body of a human being.
7-ARE THE PETALS SYMBOL OF CHAKRAS ?---
Shapes like petals of a flower represent the chakras in our body which represent different types of energies. Using these energies, we can perform daily routine works. When these energies are refined, we can attain super natural powers.