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What is a Yantra and How does it work?

What is a Yantra?

Yantra is a Sanskrit word that means “support” and “instrument”. A Yantra is a sacred Indian geometric design functioning as a tool for contemplation, concentration, and meditation. Yantras carry many different spiritual significances based on how they are designed and used.

The Yantra provides a focal point for meditation. When the mind is concentrated on a single object, the mental thoughts halts. Eventually, the focus on the object is dropped when the mind can remain empty and silent without it. Yantras are normally designed so that the eye is taken into the middle, and quite often the Yantras are balanced and symmetrical. They can be drawn on any surface (often on paper, wood, or metal), or they can be a three-dimensional sculpture of stone or brass.

The most well-known Yantra in India is the Sri Yantra. This is a symbol of the sound of om–the vibration and form of the entire cosmos. "The Sri Yantra is composed of two sets of triangles. One set includes four male triangles denoting the four aspects of evolved or limited consciousness. The other set includes five female triangles denoting the five vital functions, the five senses of knowledge, the five senses of action, and the five subtle and five physical forms of matter."

How do Yantras work ?

At the basis of a Yantras function is something called “shape energy” or “form energy”. Every shape or form is said to emit a specific frequency and energy pattern. These powers are ascribed to the specific shapes.

When one focuses on a Yantra the mind is atomatically attuned by vibration into the specific form energy of that Yantra The process of Reverberation is then maintained and amplified. The Yantra acts only as a doorway to the divine.

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