The Sri Yantra#1 : A general introduction, some explanations and general examples


One of the topics we barely discussed in the two years of existence of this blog, is the Sacred Geometry, except for a brief “excursion” in the field of Yantras. Here, we will focus our attention on dedicating a series of posts to this subject.
First of all, what is a yantra? Without entering into speculations concerning religious, intellectual or devotional fields, we’ll mention that yantra is a Sanskrit word that indicates various types of geometrical representations, and its meaning is “vehicle”, “mean”, “instrument or object act to allow”. Therefore, a mean to achieve “something”. It’s not a simple figure for adorning the environment in which someone meditates or prays, but a cosmogonic representation of universal principles through which a student can immerse himself to literally “absorb” some of these same principles and gain access to different states of consciousness and understanding. This is one of the main explanations of what a yantra is, and it would be right to say that a yantra is much more than this generic explanation, but, for now, we’ll stop here.
There are hundreds of different yantras, each one expressing a principle, every one of which with its specific meaning; but, in the variegated and complex field of these sacred symbols, the Sri Yantra is considered to be the most important one, and that is revealed in its name. Indeed, the name “Sri Yantra” is composed from two words: Sri- power, light, grace, regality… and Yantra- the mean to allow the expression of “something”.
The Sri Yantra, in the field of spirituality, is a “Regal Tool” which keeps in itself, the keys to reading and understanding acts which allow access to higher states of consciousness that, otherwise, would be very difficult, if not impossible to be reached through other symbols, such as for example, words.
The symbols of the Sacred Science have different keys for discourse, this is a statement that is most likely already known by most of the readers, but it’s worth being mentioned. An example: there’s a cosmological a psychological, a physical, and geometric key of lecture, and there are many more. The Sri Yantra is not an exception to this different dimension of reading except one: different from many other yantras, this one is said to contain all the keys of reading which could be understood by someone who “knows” how to “read” them: in an inadequate word, an “initiate”.
Usually, in the field of inner development, there are three main levels to explain and understand something: an exoteric- the common way that all people could understand it; a mesoteric- a deeper and more specific meaning of understanding that is not accessible to all; an esoteric- from the Greek Esoterikòs, which indicates something occult, hidden, unmanifest, reserved for the few people able to understand on such a deep level. Of course, the following explanation will be limited to the first two main levels of explanation.
In order to begin the argument of this and the following posts, what must be said concerning the Sri Yantra? From a Cosmological point of view, it represents the two phases of Creation- Destruction, the Expansion- Contraction, the Emanation- Abortion of the Universes and all their different plans and sub- plans.
From a psychological point of view, it represents the various states of expansion and contraction of awareness and consciousness, with all the following identifications, depending on the level from which awareness- consciousness “vibrates”.
From a physical point of view, it represents the different states of density of the primordial substance (in Sanskrit Prakriti) put into fibrillation by the Sound of the Supreme Being that, in this Yantra, is represented by the central point – a sound that produces vibration.
Such vibration that arises from the central point goes from the subtle to the dense (Creation) and otherwise (Destruction) when it’s reabsorbed into the central point. Such vibration is the cause of the different atomic condensations, so also of the density of matter. Different densities of matter are strictly linked to different “vibrational velocities”.
This is just a summary and we hope an understandable introduction to the Sri Yantras. Seeing that this explanation is a challenge even for the writer, this explanation will be expanded and become more understandable in the following posts. Concerning the following post, we’ll confront the main elements that compose the Sri Yantra.

About mr Sarmoung

Andrea Dandolo je pisac i istražitelj razvoja svijesti i duhovnosti uključen u razotkrivanje drevnih učenja s ciljem olakšavanja unutarnjeg razvoja ljudskih bića. Jedan od načina kojima se time bavi je i kroz blog koji je preveden na engleski, španjolski i od nedavno hrvatski. Od rane mladosti je u svijetu duhovnosti i rada na sebi sudjelujući u radu grupa koje potječu direktno od Gurdjieffa, tj koje su bile vođene od strane samog Gurdjieffa U skladu sa drevnim znanjima, naglašava razvoj svjesnosti kao primarno sredstvo za psihološku transformaciju i duhovnu osvještenost individualaca. Karakteristike sistema koji predlaže su jednostavan jezik i moderni prijevod drevnih učenja kao i njihove praktične primjene u svakodnevnome životu. Njegov blog čitaju ljudi iz svih krajeva svijeta. Samorazvoj je ne religiozni i ne dogmatski put; sastoji se primarno od naprednog dostizanja viših stanja svijesti, p prisustva i konačno od ostvarivanja svoje prave intimne prirode, koja je poznata u mnogim tradicijama pod imenima poput esencija, duša, biće. Kroz takav razvoj individualna osoba ulazi u nove dimenzije svijesti koje mu omogućuju da vidi stvarnost sakrivenu iza iluzija. To mu omogućuje kreiranje osobnosti neovisne i otporne na vanjske situacije i vanjska uvjetovanja. Posljedice takvog razvoja su oštra inteligencija, izvanredni kreativni kapaciteti, ravnoteža i smirenost u svakoj situaciji i stabilno stanje višeg stanja svijesti koje je poznato u drevnim tradicijama pod nazivom “buđenje”.
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