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Faculty and Staff Directory. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Who knows this world’s central point? Wendy rated it it was amazing Oct 28, Dustin Gunnells rated it it was amazing Jun 06, 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.
The most impor tant part of the yantra is the center binduthe point of origin of the linear forces that are gathered around it.
Yantra: The Tantric Symbol of Cosmic Unity
Through this unconditional surrender, the adept dissolves every bond with outer life. It is said, therefore, that the wise ‘know no difference between the goddess [Mahesi] and the yantra’. The internal worship is generally performed in two stages: The contemplative ritual consists in touching specific spots on the body to infuse it with the energies of the deities who represent all of the symbolic categories de- scribed above.
Once consecrated, even an insignificant stone will acquire uniqueness and spiritual significance.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. After the whole image has been visualized, the adept begins his meditation from the outermost periphery of the figure. In the second line of the square, the adept contemplates his own passions, such as anger, fear, lust, and so on, so as to overcome or conquer them.
In our ordinary perceptions we view space as an amorphous entity which is related to us in units of measurement.
Ultimately, however, the devotee will strive to overcome even the sattva element, as the ultimate essence is above and beyond all.
History, Symbol and Ritual. Image courtesy of Madhu Khanna. The bindu marks the end of the spiritual pilgrimage. Books by Madhu Khanna. Stretching from star to star the ultimate substratum of all forms is space. Such images ‘speak’, ‘move’ and ‘breathe’ with life since they impart in a mysterious way a sense of primal reality.
Yantra: The Tantric Symbol of Cosmic Unity by Madhu Khanna
Its symbol is a lotus of ten petals. The devotee can cultivate any of these qualities by his actions and thoughts; ideally, an aspirant will cultivate the sattva element of his nature over rajas or tamas. 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.
As is the convention, the text opens with a salutation to the preceptors, who are regarded as a fountainhead of the tradition. His life, like the cosmos, is bound by a purpose; his biologi- cal rhythms are tuned by planetary phenomena. Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover!
Madhk diagram so formed is enclosed by two rings of lotus petals and a square. The Philosophy of the Upanishads. Who knows the birthplace of the mighty Surya [sun]? Click here to sign up. His distinction lies in his ability to decode coded passages in a lucid style.