Friday, November 25, 2016

Sri Yantra

The Sri Yantra is a mystical diagram formed by nine interlocking triangles that surround and radiate out from a central (bindu) point. It is worshiped as a form of the divine in Hindu tantra, which is based on the Hindu philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism.

The Sri Yantra expresses Advaita or non-duality, which includes the union of the Masculine and the Feminine Divine. Four upward triangles represent Shiva or the Masculine, which is potentiality, while five downward triangles symbolize the female embodiment of Shakti, from whom all creation is made.

Together the nine triangles are interlaced in such a way as to form 43 smaller triangles in a web symbolic of the entire cosmos or a womb symbolic of creation. The triangles are of various sizes and intersect with one another in various ways, creating three-dimensional patterns. In the middle is the power point (bindu), visualizing the highest, seeming elusive center from which the entire figure and the cosmos expand.

The Yantra is a way to express the form of the divine, but also serves as a vehicle. It moves the gaze and consciousness of the viewer into the center, where all consciousness as multiplicity resolves back into the One.
Based in part upon Wikipedia: Sri Yantra

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

A soul with great value

I am a soul, a soul with great value. My Guru teaches me this.

I am worthy of liberation.

We are all great. We can all be lifted up.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Yantra sun

When I woke up, before I opened my eyes, in an inner field of night I saw an exquisitely beautiful Sri Yantra shimmering in waves, and then a gold disc that was subtly two discs, one atop the other, or with a small circular place opening (or closing) on the right side.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

When you're done with everything, the spiritual process begins

An excerpt from When You Are Finished with Everything, Spirituality Begins podcast by Sadhguru 
November 13 2016, emphasis mine.

Spirituality is like just about anything else in your life. Like in your life, when you're done with one thing, the next thing begins, just like that. 

When you're done with everything, spiritual process begins.

When you like, for example, to come to the basics of life, spirituality is very much like sexuality, in the sense, you are fourteen, and suddenly you know (audience laughter). Suddenly all those little things that meant the world to you as a child [inaudible] go to the dust bin, the teddy bears go to the trash can, and all the childish games disappear. Now suddenly you know. Just like that.

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev at Mount Kailash

When a certain awareness arises in you, suddenly you know that little games don't satisfy you anymore. When you became fourteen, you thought what you were doing until then were petty things. Suddenly you know the big thing. When the big thing becomes a petty thing, now you're spiritual (more audience laughter). when this question begins to arise, why am I in all these little things, stuff like this? Then the spiritual process has begun.

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev at Mahashivaratri celebration

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