Mandala Monday – Shree Yantra, Sri Yantra, Sri Chakra by theYogaMandala.com

Sri Yantra by Atmara Rebecca CloeThe Sri Yantra is the most powerful of all Yantras, so it is also called the king yantra. It is considered a highly effective tool for meditation, contemplation, and concentration.

The Sri Yantra should have a strong influence on success, power, authority as well as a financial success if these aspects are to be achieved within the framework of an honest, careful and peaceful action.

SHREE means Sanskrit prosperity and YANTRA instrument – consequently, it is a graphical instrument for achieving prosperity. The notion of prosperity is, however, not only for the material but also, or primarily, with the nonmaterial, spiritual and spiritual. Meditating on the Sri Yantra helps us on the way to prosperity, harmony and inner peace.

The Sri Yantra is also referred to as the Sri Chakra, as it is considered the primordial Yantra, the mother of all the other yantras that derive from it. The three-dimensional form of the Sri Yantra is to represent Mount Meru, the mystical, cosmic mountain in the center of the universe. Sri Yantra is a representation of creation and is connected with the tree of life. The energetic effect of Sri Yantra should be seventy times larger than that of a pyramid.

The Sri Yantra could be understood as a place of spiritual pilgrimage – it represents the cosmos on the macrocosmic level and the human body on the microcosmic level.

The Sri Yantra is a graphical configuration of nine triangles, composed of two lotus petals, and this in turn from a surrounding gateway, called the “citadel of the earth”. The four upright triangles symbolize Shiva – the male principle the nine interlocking triangles around the Bindu, the central core of the Yantra. In the center are five downward triangles, which represent the Shakti, the female principle. The nine interlocked triangles again form 43 smaller triangles, each with a divine principle with specific aspects.

The aim of the contemplation of Sri Yantra is to discover its innermost sources to promote the process of becoming.

The Sri Yantra is used as part of meditation as a visual aid for the concentration of the mind.

More about The effect of Sri Yantra : https://theyogamandala.com/effect-sri-yantra/

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Mandala Monday – Mandalas by Prerna School of Inspiration

Mandala (Sanskrit mandala “essence” +”having ” or “containing” it is also translated as “circle- circumference” or “completion”, both derived from Tibetan term dkyil khor). Mandala is of Hindu origin, the term being used for the books of the Rig Veda but is also used in other Indian religions such as Buddhism. In the Tibetan branch of Vajrayana Buddhism, mandalas have been developed into sandpainting. They are also a key part of anuttarayoga tantra meditation practices.

In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may be employed for focusing attention of aspirants and adepts; as a spiritual teaching tool; for establishing a sacred space; and as an aid to meditation and trance induction.

its symbolic nature can help one “to access progressively deeper levels of the unconscious, ultimately assisting the meditator to experience a mystical sense of oneness with the ultimate unity from which the cosmos in all its manifold forms arises.” The psychoanalyst Carl Jung saw the mandala as “a representation of the unconscious self,” and believed his paintings of mandalas enabled him to identify emotional disorders and work towards wholeness in personality.

In common use, mandala has become a generic term for any plan, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically, a microcosm of the Universe from the human perspective.

Sri Yantra

Sri yantra is called the mother of all yantras because all other yantras derive from it. The Sri Yantra is a configuration of nine interlacing triangles centred around the bindu (the central point of the yantra), drawn by the super imposition of five downward pointing triangles, representing Shakti ; the female principle and four upright triangles, representing Shiva ; the male principle. Man’s spiritual journey from the stage of material existence to ultimate enlightenment is mapped on the Sri Yantra. The spiritual journey is taken as a pilgrimage in which every step is an ascent to the center, a movement beyond one’s limited existence, and every level is nearer to the goal.

Each of the circuits of the Sri Yantra, from the outer plane to the bindu (the center), corresponds with one of the stages of the spiritual journey.

The goal of contemplating the Sri Yantra is that the adept can rediscover his primordial sources. The circuits symbolically indicate the sucessive phases in the process of becoming.

Prerna School of Inspiration – Temple of Inspiration located at : C-136, Khasra Number-198 Chattarpur Enclave New Delhi – 110074 9958710730 aartikhosla12@gmail.com http://www.prernaschoolofinspiration.com/

Image from Wikimedia Commons

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Mondala Monday – Mandala Jewelry by the Artist David Weitzman – Guest Post

Mandala, which literally means “circle,” refers to the intricate art form stemming from Buddhist and Hindu traditions. Normally, it is made as an intricate religious decoration full of meaningful geometrical elements. Jewelry artist David Weitzman of Ka Gold Jewelry makes the most exquisite Mandala ornaments.

Tibetans, most famous for their Mandala, make these objects using colored sand for long periods of time. Weitzman uses metal but his craftsmanship is inspired heavily by the Tibetan masterpieces. His intricate hand is seen in his Star of David Mandala, featuring complicated twisting of metals and a beautiful gem in the middle

Flower of Life

Another carefully constructed Mandala is the Flower of Life pendant, supposedly used for its healing abilities. Weitzman outdid himself in this large round medallion, complexly made up of 13 spheres that hide universal mathematical and geometric laws. People who wear the Flower of Life report that they experience increased heart beat, prophetic dream, and a new view of reality. The Sri Yantra pendant, meanwhile, features a tangle of nine triangles weaved around a sacred center point. It’s known to provide abundance, beauty and balance.

Sri Yantra

These Mandalas prove Weitzman’s unparalleled ability to compose the most intricate and thoughtful jewelry. His passion and innovation truly provides a wonderfully unique and cosmic view of the world.

 

Enneagram pendant

Enneagram

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David’s work is beautiful. I purchased one of his pendants as a gift for a friend and she wears it often. I would highly recommend you visit his site. – Atmara

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