Sri Yantra #4: As Above, So Below


English: Sri yantra on a copper plaque. Length...

English: Sri yantra on a copper plaque. Length of a side : 11 cm (frame) ; 7 cm (yantra) Français : Sri yantra sur plaque de cuivre. Longueur d’un côté : 11 cm (cadre) ; 7 cm (yantra) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

As we have seen in the previous posts, even if  read in different meanings and at different levels of understanding, the Sri Yantra is basically a representation of the principle of Creation/Destruction, or to clarify the meaning of destruction because it is not to be understood in its common meaning, it would be rather better to say “disaggregation”.

 

We’ve also seen that the first and main phase of this principle is represented by an intertwining of several triangles, and here we’ll elucidate this field of the Yantra. Indeed, we can notice that the number of intertwined triangles is nine, a specific and sacred number itself which represents the Universe; in the field of numerology this is the “perfect“ number, because once multiplied, the addition of the numbers that compose the result is always nine: 9×2=18, 1+8=9; 9×7=63, 6+3=9; etc…

 

So, in a numerological meaning, the number 9 is also a symbol of the Universe, and even if it’s in constant expansion (multiplication), remains always the same (result of the addition).

 

Nine is also a multiple of three, and this means that evolution, the Creation moves in triads (a reference to the Law of Three).

 

But, let’s look at the triangles: there are five with the vertex upward, and four with the vertex downwards; the five triangles recall the feminine principle, the four recall the masculine. Both series of triangles are generated from the central point Bindu, and they evoke the division from the primogenial unity in the two principles of what receives and what gives.

 

There’s also a relation with the subjective consciousness, represented by the four upward triangles and the objective consciousness that is represented by the five downward triangles.

 

This play of intertwining of the triangles describes the way the non- form has assumed a form and how the two opposing principles arose in this same form; there is another “message” that mustn’t be ignored, because it’s of great importance for our individual evolution that, in some way, reflects the evolution of the Universe in which we live: the necessity to integrate these opposing principles in a third principle able to englobe and transcend the first two.

 

So, the Sri Yantra becomes an impersonal interpretation of a Macrocosmos that isn’t masculine nor feminine, and at the same time, from a Microcosmic point of view, is proposed as a map for humans that must know, understand and overcome his own duality to realize the dimension of Oneness.

 

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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