Thursday, April 27, 2006

sri yantra

Yantra literally means "support" and "instrument". A yantra is a geometric design acting as a highly efficient tool for contemplation, concentration and meditation. It is considered to be a focal point, a window into the absolute; when the mind is concentrated on a single, simple object - in this case a yantra, the mental chatter ceases. Eventually, the object is dropped when the mind can remain empty and silent without help. In the most advanced phases, yogis say it is possible to attain union with God by the geometric visualization of a yantra.

Yantras are closely related to mandalas. Usually a yantra is represented in black and white while mandalas in color. Also the process of meditation with a mandala can be much more complex, implying contemplation of various symbolic meanings associated with different regions of the mandala.

Fusionanomaly yantra.
JuneMoon's Yantra paintings.
Mathematical shri.

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