Madhu Khanna – Yantra: The Tantric Symbol of Cosmic – Ebook download as PDF File .pdf) or read book online. 4 2 MADHU KHANNA Yantra and Cakra in Tantric Meditation Ś āktism is best defined as a “doctrine of power or energy” personified in female form, centered on. Yantra by Madhu Khanna – The first comprehensive study of the Indian power symbol that allows the individual to take a journey to the primordial center of life •. .
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Thus, although made of fragments of brick and mortar, the plinth of the fire altar is transformed into a cosmic entity and a spiritual centre, and the altar begins to exist in mystical ‘time’ and ‘space’ quite distinct from the profane.
The most impor tant part of the yantra is the center binduthe point of origin of the linear forces that maadhu gathered around it. The bindu marks the end of the spiritual pilgrimage.
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Absolute void is defined by Indian philosophers as a limitless sea of undifferentiated continuum which is an everpresent entity not detachable from the relative, thus making all division of space illusory. Each of the inner cakras may be meditated upon either independently or with the aid of an external yantra. This book khxnna not yet featured on Listopia. The adept attains precisely the state, mentally and spiritually, that the symbol of the bindu of the yantra de- notes, an ideal mind point, the balancing of all polarities.
Kalpatharu Research Academy, Of the fourteen chan- nels, there are three principle ones: Audrey rated it it was amazing Jul 03, Jesse Bransford rated it it was amazing Dec 03, I know heaven, earth, and wide air between them. In the Yajur Veda 23,a passage describing a conversation between a devotee and the priest who performs the fire oblation summarizes this concept.
Danish edition by Forlaget Rhodes, Yxntra, Dustin Gunnells rated it it was amazing Jun 06, For the adept who uses yantras in yogic meditation, on the other hand, space enclosed within the bounded figure is purely qualitative; space is absolute void and unity is a ‘sacrament’ by means of which he communicates with a force that stands for life itself.
The truth of the cosmos, illuminated in the yantra, is the devotee himself illumined, and his body itself becomes the yantra. The highest form of meditation is when the self-luminous light of consciousness is expressed spontaneously. These represent the ten cakras of the subtle body.
Every yantra creates a power-field, a cosmicized circuit kshetra in which the powers of the sacred are invoked. In the center of the square, he visualizes the emblem of the yoni a half moon and a bindu. Although this is not immediately apparent, the diagram is divided into nine rings or enclosures.
The ultimate state of union is achieved when he experiences yantfa out- petaling of the soul flower, the thousand-petaled lotus, rising out of the crown of the head.
No external worship can begin without re-creating a mental image of the deity. This cakra is the seat of the air element, and is a prime revealer of cosmic sound during meditation. Micah rated it it was amazing Mar 20, Printworld, New Delhi pages. I feel that it has all the information that I need to know.
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Marc rated it it was amazing Jul 14, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. There are several gradations of practice in which the oneness with yantr divine is experienced.
Yantra: The Tantric Symbol of Cosmic Unity
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. Samir rated it it was amazing Apr 21, Membership of Professional Institutions: The in- ner cakras may be meditated upon in turn with the aid of an external yantra.
The yantra is an archetypal unit, and in the making of every new yantra the archetypal activity and the divine revelations repeat themselves. Such places, once consecrated according to traditional canon, acquire sanctity, and their ‘enclosures’ separate the archetypal sacred space from its surroundings. They in- dicate the seven stages of meditation through which the adept works out his identity with the cosmos.
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