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High resolution yantras: Dasa Maha Vidya: Kali, Tara, Tripura Sundari, Bhuvaneswari, Tripura Bhairavi, Chinnamasta, Dhumavati, Bhagalamukhi, Kamalatmika, Gayatri, Shiva, Atman, The Fifteen Nityas, Ganesha What is a YANTRA ? YANTRA literally means "support" and "instrument". A YANTRA is a geometric design acting as a highly efficient tool for contemplation, concentration and meditation. YANTRAS carry spiritual significance : there is a specific meaning that pertains to higher levels of consciousness. The YANTRA provides a focal point that is 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, it is possible to attain union with God by the geometric visualization of a YANTRA. The YANTRA is like a microcosmic picture of the MACROCOSM. It is a focusing point and an outer and inner doorway. The YANTRAS are often focused on a specific deity and so. by tuning into the different YANTRAS you can tap into certain deities or creative force centers in the universe. YANTRAS are usually designed so that the eye is carried into the center, and very often they are symmetrical. They can be drawn on paper, wood, metal, or earth, or they can be three-dimensional. The most celebrated YANTRA in India is the Sri YANTRA, the YANTRA of Tripura Sundari. It is a symbol of the entire cosmos that serves to remind the practitioner of the nondifference between subject and object. How do YANTRAS work ? At the basis of YANTRA operation is something called "shape energy" or "form energy". The idea is that every shape emits a very specific frequency and energy pattern. Examples of old believes in shape energy are the YANTRAS and mandalas of eastern philosophies, the star of David, the five pointed star (pentagon), the Christian cross, the pyramids and so on. Certain 'powers' are ascribed to the various shapes. Some have 'evil' or negative energies and some 'good' or positive energies, but in YANTRA Yoga only the benefic and harmonious energies are used.
This unequivocally determines the form of the YANTRA associated to that mood. a certain energy from the practitioner's MICROCOSM vibrates on the same wavelength with the corresponding infinite energy present in the MACROCOSM. but from the MACROCOSM. One needs to be a true spiritual master. The Yantric Contour Every YANTRA is delimited from the exterior by a line or a group of lines forming its perimeter. These marginal lines have the function to maintain. Some people placed YANTRAS upside down. YANTRAS cannot simply be invented from imagination. Search the Internet and the libraries and you will find very little consistent knowledge about YANTRAS. The YANTRA acts only as a "tune in" mechanism or a doorway. at the level of the physical universe. YANTRAS are poorly known in the Occident At this moment. They also have the function to increase its magical and subtle force. Basically YANTRAS are secret keys for establishing RESONANCE with the benefic energies of the MACROCOSM. "Disecting" a YANTRA The power of YANTRAS to induce RESONANCE is based on the SPECIFIC FORM of its appearance. First of all. there is little known about YANTRAS in the Western world. You cannot place a YANTRA just any way you please. Many people consider them just pretty pictures and some artists claim to draw "YANTRAS" from their imagination. by clairvoyance. it is no longer a benefic symbol. A YANTRA put upside down is no longer the same YANTRA. The subtle energy does not come from the YANTRA itself. They are very far from the true meaning and use of YANTRAS. his mind is atomatically "tuned in" by RESONANCE into the specific form energy of that YANTRA. usually the central dot. contain and prevent the loss of the magical forces represented by the core structure of the YANTRA. The traditional YANTRAS were discovered through revelation. The process of RESONANCE is then maintained and amplified. From this point of view we can argue that the YANTRA functions similarly to a MANTRA (sacred word). cosmic power.When one focuses on a YANTRA. not invented. Every specific mood and emotion has an associated form energy and shape. aspect. being of invaluable help on the spiritual path. By RESONANCE. energy which is represented in the physical plane by the YANTRA. Anyone knows that when the cross is held upside down. Very often the YANTRAS can put us in contact with extremely elevated energies and entities. a monument of their ignorance. a tantric guru. the subtle sphere of force corresponding to the invoked deity. . to be able to reveal a new YANTRA to the world. The principle of RESONANCE with any deity. Such a diagram can be composed from one or more geometrical shapes which combine into a precise model representing and transfiguring in essence. phenomenon or energy owes its universal applicability to the perfect correspondence existing between the human being (seen as a true MICROCOSM) and the Creation as a whole (MACROCOSM).
thus the correlation with the upward triangle . Such an interpenetration indicates a high level in the dynamic interaction of the correspondent energies. in tantra BINDU is symbolically considered to be SHIVA himself. the circle represents perfection and the blissful creative void. In the series of the five fundamental elements it represents air (VAYU TATTVA). the source of the whole creation. The Circle (CHAKRA) Another simple geometrical shape often used in YANTRAS is the circle. squares. lines. the downward pointing triangle signifies the element of water which always tends to flown and occupy the lowest possible position. circles. a hexagon. the dot is named BINDU. also known as David's Star. the feminine sexual organ and the symbol of the supreme source of the Universe. a movement closely linked to the shape of spiral which is fundamental in the Macrocosmic evolution. YANTRA and MANTRA are complementary aspects of SHIVA and their use together is much more efficient than the use of one alone. The Six Points Star (SHATKONA) A typical combination often found in the graphical structure of a YANTRA is the superposition of two triangles. This triangle is known as SHAKTI KONA. It can be evnisaged as a kind of energy deposit which can in turn radiate energy under other forms.) represents forces that are even more intense than those generated by the simple forms. The intersection of two geometric forms (lines. one pointing upwards and the other downwards. The triangle pointing down represents the YONI.The core of the YANTRA is composed of one or several simple geometrical shapes : dots. etc. The Tiangle (TRIKONA) The triangle (TRIKONA) is the symbol of SHAKTI. The dot is usually surrounded by different surfaces. and when the triangle is pointing upwards it signifies intense spiritual aspiration. These forms depend on the characteristic of the deity or aspect represented by the YANTRA. In the tantric iconography.SHIVA KONA. forming a star with six points (SHATKONA). The empty spaces generated by such combinations are described as very efficient operational fields of the forces emanating from the centeral point of the YANTRA. The Dot (BINDU) For example the dot (BINDU) signifies the focalized energy and its intense concentration. This form symbolically represents the union of PURUSHA and PRAKRITI or SHIVA-SHAKTI. circles and lotuses representing in different ways the subtle energies. the sublimation of one's nature into the most subtle planes and the element of fire (AGNI TATTVA). The Square (BHUPURA) Between the simple geometrical elemets that compose YANTRAS there is also the . At the same time. either a triangle. The fire is always oriented upwards. On the other hand. triangles. representing the rotation. the feminine energy or aspect of Creation. a circle etc. That is why we can very often encounter representations of MANTRAS in such spaces. without which there could be no Creation. triangles.
starting from the subtle and ending with the coarse. every lotus petal representing a distinct aspect. the energy flows. Every YANTRA starts from the center. Only when it is awakened by mental concentration and meditation will the process of RESONANCE appear and the benefic macrocosmic energies will manifest themselves in the practitioner's MICROCOSM. Even tough most of the times YANTRAS are composed of these simple geometrical shapes. the secret key to using YANTRAS in meditation is RESONANCE. starting from "ether" and ending with "earth". swords. sometimes we encounter other elements such as arrow points. A YANTRA alone represents nothing. but when the RESONANCE is stopped. The square is usually the exterior limit of the YANTRA and symbolically. How to Use YANTRAS As we showed above. and by its positive auto-suggestion it has a benefic impact on the health and psychic well being of a person. This represents the sense of universal evolution. It can calm and focus the activities of the mind. The inclusion of a lotus in a YANTRA represents freedom from multiple interference with the exterior (purity) and expresses the absolute force of the Supreme Self. spikes included in the design of a YANTRA with the purpose of representing vectors and directions of action for the YANTRIC energies. The Lotus (PADMA) The lotus symbol (or its petals) is both a symbol of purity and variety. the energy disappears. As long as the mind is tuned into the specific mood associated to that YANTRA. In conclusion.sqaure (BHUPURA). . it represents the element earth (PRITHIVI TATTVA). often marked by a central dot (BINDU) and ends with the outer square. a YANTRA is a very complex spiritual instrument in the tantric practice (SADHANA). The process of RESONANCE is established by mental focus on the image of the YANTRA. tridents.
you don't want to look at the particular details of the YANTRA. if you want. trying to blink as rarely as possible. just keep your sight right in the center and observe the whole YANTRA at once this exercise should last at least 15-30 minutes every day. and he can no longer tell if the YANTRA is within himself or if he is within the YANTRA. you should not chase any objective when doing YANTRA meditation. but do not force at all. just let it gradually guide you towards the sublime energies of the MACROCOSM when executing this techniques it is recommended that we maintain a state of aspiration and intense longing for experiencing the beatific energies of the consciousness in superior phases the YANTRA absorbs the practitioner's complete attention. Yantra by Maria Strutz. based on a talk at Treadwells bookshop. sit on a chair maintaining your spine straight breath in through the nose and out through the mouth. Iccha . just let the breath flow normally look into the center of the YANTRA.Jnanna. placing the center of the YANTRA at the level of your eyes adopt your favorite posture or. the experience will be indescribable in time. this is the state of nonduality. London 2004 I first became interested in Yantras a few years ago when a friend of mine asked me to do a painting of the shaktis relating to the central triangle of the Sri Yantra . after at least seven days of YANTRA meditation you will be able to tap into the same yantric energy even without a YANTRA (at the beginning you may fix your sight on an exterior or imaginary point or evoke the YANTRA with your eyes closed) do not forget to consecrate the fruits of this practice to God (karma yoga).Instructions for YANTRA meditation : hang the YANTRA on a wall facing North or East.
It refers to the Devi (or Goddess) in her linear or geometrical form. Outside of the gateways lie four oceans. goddesses floating in oceans of wine. Looking at yantras this way they are a lot more exciting than just viewing them as geometrical images. as I found it too abstract. the ghee ocean of kama (bliss) and the milk or wine ocean of moksha (Liberation). this is only one small example of what I like about tantra. So if you view a yantra like a city you've got the four oceans on the outside of the city walls.and Kriya.the Goddess of leftovers. action and interpretation in order to transform my understanding of Yantras. you enter the city by passing the guardians of the gateways and moving inwards. drawn on floors or walls. its sensual evocative images. the salt ocean of artha (wealth). Whenever he'd talked previously about Yantras. the queen or king reigning over their city. yantras made of sand and spices are brushed together and disposed of in a river. the meaning of the term then expanded to religious practices. the sugarcane ocean of dharma (duty). Temporary yantras are destroyed after puja or meditation (paper yantras are burnt. Originally the term yantra referred to a kind of machine or mechanical device. origin of the supreme consciousness from which everything issues and to which everything returns and that generates all forms. . You can imagine every intersection of geometrical figures. you encounter lotus petals. or offered to Shoshika . each corner of a triangle being occupied by a shakti or shakti-shiva. wood or rock crystal. you becoming the goddess and the goddess becoming you. the earth city with four gateways. joining together the levels of the yantra. engraved on metal. It is a: tool for harnessing concentration symbol for the source of consciousness in a 3D yantra it is the axis of the meru. the Earth square On the periphery of yantra you find a square. Yantras may be drawn on paper. each petal inhabited by a shakti (who each has her own yantra in turn!). a radiating source of energy. What I needed was artistic involvement. Elements of a Yantra the Bindu The Bindu is the centre of the yantra. in coloured sand. each shakti being a vibrant manifestation of another quality of the devi or deva. Yantra in that context is an abstract geometrical design intended as a tool or aid for meditation and increased awareness. the yantra. I was unable to relate to what he said. spices or rice paste. The root of the word yantra means to 'sustain'.
One thing a friend said to me at the time was: the Sri Yantra does not have to be perfect. 60. 90 degrees anywhere. where a temple is built on the yantra of the deity whose temple it is. the mythical world mountain on whose summit the gods live. it is about being human. And that struck a chord within me and still is one of the themes I keep coming back to. Whichever form yantras take. so it can be imperfect and still beautiful. They can be seen as internal yantras of the subtle body. I hadn't but was immediately interested as I had painted other yantras previously and I love geometry. Once I sort of figured out that it consisted of 5 downward facing triangles and 4 upwards facing ones I started on the angles. where you might want to choose the yantra of a goddess appropriate to your intent. these are called merus referring to Mount Meru. It wasn't. But really awkward angles that I had never come across previously in geometric designs. trying to work out how the yantra was actually formed. Just looking at the Yantra made me dizzy. they encourage the practitioner to self-transcendence. And I was convinced that I could do it easily. where you have the core energy pattern emanating from the foundations and walls throughout the entirety of the temple. using the yantra as a blueprint. No 45. At the time I was fixated upon and obsessed with the perfection of Sri Yantra. And I was confused to find that there was no western type of numerology involved. What attracted me to the Sri Yantra? I first started being interested in the Sri Yantra when a friend asked me whether I had ever attempted to draw the Sri Yantra. This opening up process may happen through meditation and insights gained therein or by the aid of a guru's guidance.5 degrees and similar. the intermingling of triangles and the exact intersection of lines to form new triangles. . otherwise the complexities remain hidden and it remains a flat image rather than unfolding into layers of intricacy and beauty. you need a map to the layers of meaning of a yantra. used in temple plans as sacred geometrical patterns or used in practical magic. Although I have to admit that I am still quite intolerant of badly or lazily drawn Sri Yantras. I finally came up with a construction method that I then attempted to teach to the London Tantra discussion group and failed miserably because it was far too complicated and people gave up in frustration after only a few steps.There are also 3D yantras. Each element of the Yantra has many levels of meanings and can be approached from different angles. like 71. These 3D yantras can take the form of small scale sculptures or expand to the size of architectural buildings. the multitude of triangles dancing and whizzing in front of my eyes. However.
on an island. their roots pure sound. straddling her Shiva. As every corner of the central triangle is inhabited by a shakti. a lithe woman with skin the colour of freshly fallen snow. I used the descriptions of the three shaktis in Tantra Magick as the basis: Jnanna. Kriya the embodiment of action. embodiment of knowledge. about heterosexist iconography. the mingling of influences and powers. surrounded by trees. every triangle. and I began to grasp the complexity of yantra. black as jet. Iccha. every intersection. By painting these three images I realised connections and meanings I had not previously understood and that I only was able to get via the creative process as that is my medium of understanding and self-expression. The trees' seed is awake-awareness. Sri Yantra as a whole . naked as space. but about union. Both she and her Shiva are smeared with the ashes from the cremation ground and they are surrounded by corpses and skulls. golden red like the setting of ten million suns and ten million fires of dissolution. about bliss and pure consciousness. By painting the images of the shaktis with their shivas I also realised that they are not about male female duality. the trees being made up of the letters of all the alphabets in the world. her radiance and aura the colour of shimmering darkness. so is every petal.The Three Shaktis of the triangle The shaktis of the central triangle only started being meaningful to me once I painted them. the embodiment of free independent will.
I got up at four one morning to see the sunrise. They represent the interaction. mingling and mutual influence of two forces. in potential. the Lokapalas. riding a fish-monster in the middle of an ocean. 9 is a key number in tantra. The camp was directly by the sea. energies and manifestations are shaktis of consciousness. waves crashing at the seawall. glittering in the smoky pink twilight. pure awareness. riding a horse and laughing manically. Varuna (East). Yama (South) as a black crystal skull sitting on a buffalo. As she is made of pure rock crystal I was able to see the sea through her. Mersey Island from that point onward has in my mind been linked with Paradise Island. a . I went on an intensive Karate summer course on Mersey island in 2002. mistress of witchcraft. cloaked in a rainbow. 'Close examination of the details relating to the nine mandalas of the Sri Yantra reveals that the shaktis of the whole circle represent the human being. There are nine layers of the Sri Yantra . creating a predominance of Shakti. the waves breaking around her. as a hag and a young woman. the Obvious Ones. I visualized myself sitting in the bindu and the gods unfolding around me. The aim is for a person to realise that all powers. is Shakti-Shiva united. Agni (Southwest) riding a ram surrounded by seven flames. and each layer has a separate mantra. goddess of the Earthsquare. Indra (West) with his thunderbolt. Nirriti (Southeast). The three layers of the Earth square On the Outer layer are the eight gods. clad in green. I did a mediation and visualised Tripura. each occupied by a different manifestation or aspect of Lalita. is made up of three layers and is painted in yellow on this yantra. who. abode of Sri Tripurasundari and the image has stayed with me. or Earth square. gently lapping against her. with different attributes. The tide was fully in.' Mike Magee Earth Square The Earth city. Shiva and Shakti representing potentiality and actuality.quite easy to discern on the painted yantra as they are done in different colours and in the 3D yantra they are the levels of the pyramid so: there are 9 levels. 9 mandalas.Looking at the Sri Yantra as a whole you have five downwards pointing triangles (shakti) and four upwards pointing ones (Shiva).
quickness-or-efficacy in obtaining objective. paying homage to the dreams I had as a child and that are still available if only I listen. So it's nothing to strive for on the outside but on the inside. feeling vulnerable but also allowing that rather than subjugating it. Allowing that little girl in me to be heard rather than shouting at myself for feeling small. strengths that we all have at all times but that we can only find if we are in our centre. shimmering from within like a lightbulb suspended in a glass of milk. being overwhelmed by bureaucracy. lightness. 'They have the function of promoting confidence because I know they protect… I just thought of them literally as the skin-shield which keeps me in and infection and danger out. I move for it swiftly.cobra rising behind him. active way. solid yet not pugnacious. I'm very good at neglecting that 'small' personality in me and pretending to be grown up yet not having a clue how to behave in this world. Siddhis are often described as supernatural attributes like flying through the air. feeling flat and defeated. Something to be remembered. Smallness for me is linked to feeling small. a very small man.' Vishvanath on the Lokapalas The Middle layer of the Earthsquare is the Siddhi layer. I rather see these siddhis as attributes that are inherent in the human body. Walking in beauty and moving in harmony. she knows exactly what she wants. moving lightly. heavy-handedness. creativity and subjugation. Heaviness. Bigness is allowing myself to feel small. Lightness. vulnerable. fearful. paying attention to my sadness and needs. not knowing what I want. etc. Soma (North). sitting on a lotus. And truly small and powerless. Bigness is about being grown-up. I feel that the Sri Yantra is linked to human-ness not super-humanness or overcoming human limitations. most direct route. And by cutting off that link I end up sad. and Ishana (Northwest). not in a 'Brazil' kind of way. being firm. Quickness/efficacy in obtaining objective: I want something. A vicious circle that has no end unless I am honest with myself. going anti-clockwise. asceticism. weightlessness. or self-denial but by delving deeply within. bigness. taking responsibility for carving out the life that I want for myself. because if I truly listen to that part. wilfulness. rules and fear but in a joyful. Vayu (Northeast). The siddhis are smallness. with a spring to my step. angry and joyless. allowing others to be with their insecurity and anger. a manifestation of Mahadeva Shiva. . Not to be attained by austerity. Again one places them at the eight corners. having five faces. once I've made up my mind. starting from the West. by the quickest. heaviness. not moving from my position. Bigness to me is linked to bigness of heart. And actually by doing that cutting myself off from a real power. engulfing me in wind stirring on my skin. becoming invisible. vanity and ego. Lightness of touch vs.
breathe. fire. direct flow. subjugating a punch or an attack. with absolute focus. our senses. not to see them as the 'negative' but as a by-product of being alive when interacting with the world. greed. trying to figure itself out. wavering mind. Perhaps merit in the earth square is self compassion/self-understanding? Could liberation (as in enjoyment and liberation) perhaps be our awareness of our own humanity and the ability not to be too attached or hard on ourselves about human weaknesses? Is this why the Goddess is described as conquering the demon called Tripura (Three Cities . until I asked my friend Vishvanath about it and his answer was: 'In day to day life our activities can either confuse the hell out of us (demerit) or not (merit). Subjugation: For me this is linked to a Karate technique called 'ossai uke' or 'suppressing block'.linked to the former.head. again starting in the West and moving anti-clockwise): they are earth. our bodies. starting in the West: These are named as desire. the mudras. aether( or spirit/space). feet. tongue. the means through which we experience and connect to . anus. made manifest. They are the elements that we swim in. water. air. Sixteen Petals Moving on to the Shaktis of the sixteen petalled lotus. enjoying the process and riding the wave. Babylon 5: 'The molecules of your body are the same molecules that make up this station and the nebula outside. hands. The Inner layer. that burn in the stars themselves. as part of the metabolism like eating or excreting. speaking. nose. anti-clockwise. exhale. I didn't really know how to view merit and demerit. that make up the earth we walk on and that at the same time make up our bodies. skin. jealousy. euphoria/smugness. Creativeness: no censorship or intervention.Wilfulness . clitoris-or-penis. anger. We are star stuff! We are the universe. moving quickly. process or activity. placed at the corners of the earthsquare. It's about allowing myself to follow my instincts and being true to myself. stepping aside and deferring. merit and demerit. heart and genitals)?' The challenge I repeatedly faced was not to be judgemental about my emotions.' So the sixteen petals are the shaktis through which we experience and explore the world around us. delusion. playing around with different media. eye. these might be my own ideas or they might originate in others or my interpretation of what I think others expect of me. This brings to mind a quote from Ambassador Delenn. ear. On a broader level this to me refers to subjugating influences that negate any action.
abandoning-or-rejection. if you view the practitioner as the one who explores and experiences and the 16 petals as the means of exploration. One day I came to a place in the forest where two mountain streams met. significant. the streams murmuring and gurgling.incredible shades of translucent turquoise. A notion I have come across not infrequently was that 'the 16 petals veil our existence. Everything around us is connected through and with us. bright. Every sense in my body seemed to have awakened and I cherished details that previously I had not noticed and I thrilled in the totality of it.the world. Everything was clear. seeing where we are in life. It is about accepting who we are. hands. Everything felt alive. Eight petals The shaktis of the eight petals are speech. a multitude of detail forming a complexity of sparkling beauty. accepting ourselves with compassion and . the Julian Alps in the background that I suddenly was startled by the intensity of colours. the means through which we explore our surroundings and express ourselves. holding. swirling and rushing . excreting. the totality of experience. I believe. not about stripping away our humanness and turning into elevated spiritual ascetic beings. what limitations there are in terms of conditioning and body armouring. a tantric worldview that embraces the senses and relishes in them. blind our spiritual sight and keep us spellbound in our infatuation with ourselves'. that via our senses our experience becomes true experience. feet and genitals. 'Transcending limitations of physical self' vs. being alive in the physical body and living in it rather than fighting it. It was on my way back. the senses chiming together all at once into awake awareness. walking. being alive. I stayed there for two hours. connected and I suddenly understood that this was Sri Yantra. I ended up exploring the landscape a lot. a crossroads of rivers. pleasure. So we have a somewhat puritan worldview on one side that the senses are something to be overcome vs. This defines our senses and sensual selves as something to be overcome and cast aside. the sharpness of every detail. meaningful. Sri Yantra is about being human. clear and icy cold water. They link in closely with the 16 petals. In the mornings we would train and in the afternoons we were free to do whatever we wanted to do. the 8 petals could be viewed as that which is explored and experienced. concentration-or-acceptance and detachment. safely surrounded by mossy trees and painted the scene until the rain stopped me. awake and aware. climbing up a canyon through a short stretch of wood and coming out onto a meadow. about turning 'other' than who we are. This summer I went to Slovenia for a week on a Karate training holiday. rather. It wasn't the world that had changed but my perception of it.
By observing our surroundings and through our intelligence. a Japanese Karate master I have had the honour to train with and to me this summarises what Sri Yantra is about: 'When we come into this world we have one hundred percent strong and good feelings. Be true to your heart. Shut off due to past pain or trauma. Awakening aspects of your body or being that are dead. with no hesitation. Be true to your original self. the centre of the heart. I have mainly used mantra to explore the inner triangles. the process of letting go of armouring and conditioning. the ten internal fires. Just get on with your life NOW! This is genuine confidence. Whether boy or girl. and finally the bindu. When we first begin. we learn how to act. Both used together are very powerful. Pulsating. Don't be an actor.from that place change can occur if we truly so wish. This is your true self. We don't care what people think of us. Mantra within ones body. Don't act cool. awakening the practitioner to feeling alive again. Be patient. Mantra and yantra complement and reinforce each other. We are completely free and confident. Like a baby. Reawakening the senses. the zigzag goddess. Pulsating. The following quote is by Shihan Akio Minakami. unblocking. we don't cry half-heartedly. Nasika shakti. Abandon smallminded images of who you want to be. We cry with all our might. Our first kiai is the loudest. Bindu. Breaking through armouring and conditioning. mantra. the centre of the yantra. etc. Or making the practitioner aware of existing blocks and offering the opportunity to start the unblocking process. the ten breaths. Live like your baby-time kiai. This is Nasika Shakti. Pulsating yantra. especially when spoken out loud this pulsating effect becomes very pronounced throughout your body. with all your might. the zigzag shakti. we change slowly according to our experience. Entering the Bindu means leaving behind the world of natural and ordinary mental images. the Ultimate Devata Lalita. It is a lifelong task. Pure Consciousness. Yantra. Don't waste time pretending to be somebody that you're not. The 14 nadis. the centre of the practitioner. our loudest kiai is far from when you were a baby. Our original confidence may take a few years to find. Using the mantra. As we grow up. Embracing the senses and embracing one's limitations and humanity.' . Looking at the yantra for a while you can sense it vibrating and zigzagging in your vision. Don't act tough. unblocking The further you move into the layers of the Sri Yantra the more abstract they become. you are free. We just do our own thing.