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No external worship can begin without re-creating a mental image of the deity.

Yantra: The Tantric Symbol of Cosmic Unity by Madhu Khanna

Published Yanra 15th by Inner Traditions first published July 2nd In the most advanced form of internal meditation, when ecstasy bordering on trance has been reached, even the inner yantra is regarded as -1— obsolete, serving no spiritual purpose. It is at this stage that meditation on inter- nal yantras composed of simple graphic symbols is performed. I feel that it has all the information that I need to know.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The adept attains precisely the state, mentally and spiritually, that the symbol of yanta bindu of the yantra de- notes, an ideal mind khnana, the balancing of all polarities. Mustafa Al-Laylah rated it it was amazing Jul 11, The adept looks upon himself as an extension of divine consciousness expressing the fundamental unity of creation.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Faculty and Staff Directory. Temples, caves, sanctuaries, or features such as rocks serve as vital points of contact and centres of accumulated energy.

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In the Yajur Veda 23,a passage describing a conversation between a devotee and the priest who performs the fire oblation summarizes this concept. In kundalini yoga, the patterns contained in this metaphysical and geometrical construct correspond to the psychic centers of the subtle body, therefore making the body itself a functioning yantra.


Skip to main content. The bindu is a fusion of all directions and of all levels, a point of termination where all is. Samir rated it it was amazing Apr 21, The Secret of the Three Cities: The diagram so formed is enclosed by two rings of lotus petals and a square.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Its symbol is a lotus of ten petals. Every aspect of this important Indian symbol is explored, from its related sounds, rituals, and use in meditation to its application in traditional temple architecture and sculpture.

By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use. The yantra of the goddess Kali, for instance, is not merely her symbol but an indispensable complement of Kali herself, her total substance experienced through meditation on the ‘metaphysical’ spaces of her yantra.

French edition by Seuil, Paris, This cakra is the seat of the air element, and is a prime revealer of cosmic sound during meditation. Teaching courses in Hindu Studies: Free eBook gantra available to NEW subscribers only.

The ultimate state of union is achieved when he experiences the out- petaling of the soul flower, the thousand-petaled lotus, rising out of the crown of the head.

Every yantra creates a power-field, a cosmicized circuit kshetra in which the powers of the sacred are invoked. Danish edition by Forlaget Rhodes, Copenhagen, At this stage, all external aids, such as yantras and mantras, have become like shadows.


Yantra: The Tantric Symbol of Cosmic Unity

A common practice, however, is to equate the circuits of the yantra with the body cakras. Since these cakras embrace the entire psycho-cosmos, each is associated with a sound vi- bration, element, color, deity, or animal symbol.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Wendy rated it it was amazing Oct 28, At a generic level, all Hindu forms of rit- ual begin with a contemplative verse to the guru and the deity.

Each yantra’s consecrated place acts as a dwelling for the gods, a space where movement from the level of profane existence to the level of profound realities is made possible. It can vary considerably. Printworld, New Delhi pages. Human existence is ordained and regulated by the governing principles of nature. All Hindu Tantric deities have been assigned their specific yantras. The in- ner cakras may be meditated upon in turn with the aid of an external yantra.

Milani Mudannayake rated it it was amazing Sep 21, Cain Carroll rated it liked it Sep 02, Erika Rand rated it really liked it Nov 30, The first of these, the fourteen-triangled circuit, corresponds with the fourteen energy channels in the subtle body: Membership of Professional Institutions: Empty space is in itself a primordial substance and shares in the nature of divinity.

The noose that the goddess holds in her lower right hand embodies the gross form of desire. I know heaven, earth, and wide air between them. Kalpatharu Research Academy, It is ver- milion, and its form is a circle with six petals, containing a white crescent moon. Triangle Sarvasiddhiprada Brahman cakra of the Supreme 9. The Tattva diagram represents the thirty-six categories of creation.