so I get the feeling that is THE Symbol.
I’ve even stuck it everywhere, 1 in my mediation room, ok mediation cupboard it’s so small, 1 in my note book, in my phone, by my computer and on my bedroom wardrobe. The fastest way to cure any insomnia or jet lag I find – mediation, it always sends me straight to sleep. So, what better way than to integrate the 2, mediate in bed, killing 2 birds with one stone.
Hopefully I won’t forget about it, pull on a drunken night and have the guy wake up to a giant Sri Yantra thinking I’m a total weirdo. Don’t be silly, I don’t drink – my body’s a temple. Ommmmm.
The Sri Yantra is an ancient sacred symbol used for meditation to help achieve higher states of consciousness. Mediating on it is thought to enable the activation of the pineal gland (Third Eye) and aid manifestation. The visual patterns are said to also be able to connect the right-hand lobe of brain with the left-hand , thus helping balance and improving mental performance. The Vedas explain the Shree Yantra as a scientific, cosmic and planetary energy zone.
How can this symbol contain all this and do so much.. well one of the first things I noticed about the Sri Yantra was how similar the Free Mason symbol was to it.
See the similarity? No, need some help …
The point in the middle of the Sri Yantra represents the Divine Oneness. when the Free Mason crest is placed on top of the Sri Yantra, such that its God symbol in centre overlaps with the Bindu point, which has the same meaning, the Divinity point, the surrounding triangles line up. Crazily enough a set square and a compass, as shown in the Free Mason crest, is all you need to set out a pretty perfect Sri Yantra and all other sacred geometry symbols. The Free Masons are also well known for esoteric teachings and the use of symbolism to gain power.
In Oregon a giant Sri Yantra appeared carved into a dry-lake bed in the middle of the Desert oriented precisely in the North-South direction. It had been discovered by Bill Miller on 10 August, 1990, a pilot in the Idaho Air National Guard, while flying over the area, which hadn’t been noticed before by any of the other pilots of the Idaho National Guard who regularly train over this corridor.
Bill Witherspoon later claimed that he and three other men set it out with pegs and strings, and pulled a ‘garden cultivator’ like a plow to create it. There are conflicting stories and details, with hoax websites citing the fact that he wrote a paper ‘Art as technology” which was published in the Leonardo as proof he had carried out the works. The paper basically outlines his fascination with the Sri Yantra and other yantras and his study of how the area prospered with rain and nature after he had produced these art forms. However these recordings could have been done once the Sri Yantra had appeared and it seems strange that in the paper he even states that he had to use a machine to carve the other art forms. Also there are no photos of these other creations of his on the internet (I’m not about to pay to see his full paper to see if there are figures, if you have, please enlighten us in the comments).
It can be seen that the glyph looks like it has machine like precision in its shape and clarity of lines. The formation was also a quarter of a mile in wide, consisting of 13.3 miles of 10″ wide lines etched 3 inches deep. Not an easily task to plough easily in the baking heat.
It is difficult to ascertain which is the truth, but what is for sure is that the Sri Yantra may look simple, but is actually very complex to draw. The 5 downward triangles interconnect with the 4 upward pointing triangles, at triple intersections, a point where all 3 lines cross. I don’t think this can be fully appreciated until you try to draw it yourself. I kept getting to the 5th or next triangle and finding it would not intercept at certain points. Each time I redrew it, and moved a triangle, all the other triangles had to shift. This constant shifting of triangles to ensure they all intercept correctly requires so many iterations, that only now can computers be used to run these iterations to produce a Sri Yantra where all the intercepts match very precisely. The optimal Sri Yantra is also said to be drawn such that the Bindu point also lies exactly in the center of the central triangle and also in the largest circle that can fit in this triangle. For this to be possible the middle triangle must be an equilateral triangle (one with all 60 degree angles). It is so complex that several papers have been written on how to compute a precise Sri Yantra. Even when I followed instructions on how to set out a optimal Sri Yantra (based on years of study ), when it was drawn in Micro-station (a engineering computer drawing program), I found if I drew the Sri Yantra with the largest triangle 1 meter wide, there would be a 1.7mm difference at where the 3 lines crossed at 2 of the interception points. Of course this is un-noticeable in pictures as they are usually smaller than a 1 meter and the line thickness makes this impossible to see. However, this error would be very noticeable on a quarter of a mile Sri Yantra, around a 50cm discrepancy (if drawn with a precise program) at 2 interception points. Yet the lines were 10 inches wide (25.4cm), not at all sufficient to cover this discrepancy or a even greater one considering they claim they only used pegs and strings to set it out. It requires such precision that it is impossible that four men could have produced this complex Yantra. A slight difference in a degree of a line would produce a much bigger discrepancy over the quarter of a mile glph, such that the triangles probably would not even interconnect correctly.
It is no wonder why the Sir Yantra is considered as a manifestation of the divine, our intelligence has not yet found a way to set out a perfect Optimal Sri Yantra even after years of study and it is only now with modern computers that can run thousands or more iterations that a perfect Sri Yantra can be produced. Advance mediation practices with this symbol are taught following a linage of Masters where student learn how to concentrate on different parts of the Sri Yantra (each and every aspect of the Sri Yantra, each triangle and resulting triangles from the overlap, each petal etc all represents different aspects of existence and the deities that look after them).
Below is only a simple way to mediation on the Sri yantra. First place it infront of you such that you are facing east when looking at it. It reminds me of one of those 3D pictures, because as I stared at it my eyes go a bit funny and starts looking 3D, as I seem to drift in and out of the pattern. I recommend using a Sri Yantra that isn’t psychedelic or has been shaded in a 3D manner, so that you can differentiate what you are seeing arising from the symbol rather than it being caused by the shading. You can download a larger version of this one here, which has been colored according to the deities.
A full description showing what each part of the Sri Yantra represents can be found here:
So I’ve have just realized this article is going to be LONG … I haven’t even covered manifesting yet, never mind manifesting with the Sri Yantra.. so bear with me, an article on manifesting coming next… go to The Manifestor in You
First, please read the introduction to the Law of Attraction click here.
References and Further Reading:
The Manifestor in You
Shree Yantra Benefits
The Pineal Gland & symbol of manifestation – The Sri Yantra
Meaning of Sri
The First Sound Ever Heard in Universe
Theory of Everything Consciousness
The Unexplained Mystery of the Oregon Sri Yantra
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