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Thursday, September 10, 2009
A yantra is a mantra in crystallized form. The representation of this form is in a geometric figure. A yantra is known to represent the entire creation and especially, the Mother Goddess. Each part of the yantra corresponds to a different aspect of the universe. In yogic thought, God or cosmic consciousness is initially unmanifest and as God begins to manifest, the first expression is the sound vibration and as the sound manifests concretely, there results a geometric expression. The yantra is thus a representation of the entire cosmos. A yantra is also made up of archetypes and is used to withdraw consciousness from the external world similar to a mandala. A yantra can provide all sorts of powers and achievements if one meditates upon it. Sri Yantra Pendant in sterling silver is a piece of mysterious art. As one looks upon this ancient mandala form one sees numerous triangles which represents man, woman and spirit or God. The downward pointing triangles are Shakti, the female aspect of creation, and the upward pointing triangles relate to Shiva or the lingam, the male aspect of power and surrender. This piece of art as yantra carries within it an unmistakable power of purity. One who wears this mandala-yantra emanates an invisible and powerful protective energy. This is not a mere piece of jewelry but a work of spiritual art.
This Yantra Prayer Flag carries the symbols of the seven chakras representing connection to the Divine. The yantra flags are a true source of power and desire for completion. This stainless steel Yantra Water Bottle holds 24 oz. of water and are a necessary accompaniment to performing spiritual or physical exercises such as yoga, tai chi, walking, running, etc. The yantra design reveals the person’s spiritual intent and carries the reminder of the yogic path.
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We see prayer flags typically displayed in Tibet, Nepal, and India. The prayer flags are carried by the wind and are a blessing to all. As the prayer flags flutter gracefully in the wind, they are a reminder to all of us to pray for peace and the welfare of all beings and to be mindful of compassion, kindness and joy. In feng shui, the prayer flags because of their connection to the wind can uplift a depressed area and balance it. Chinese healers have long felt that prayer flags can strengthen one’s chi if placed correctly. When you hang prayer flags, you are in effect asking that your wishes for peace and prosperity resound through the world and that anybody looking at them remember their inner calm. The best tradition for prayer flags is when they are worn, they are actually burned so that they may give off the last expression of prayer. They are returned to the elements as it were, restored to the earth for a final resting place.
In Sacred Symbols of the World, we see the desire within these prayer flags for world peace. On the face of these nine prayer flags are the sacred symbols of the world represented by Hinduism, Native Wisdom, Sikhism, Judaism, Unity of All, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity and Taoism. These prayer flags represent to us a call for unity and cooperation by all religions and nations of the world sorely needed in these times. When these prayer flags are displayed, we are literally shouting to the rooftops for peace and prosperity for all the religions and nations of the world.
Mystic Animal Prayer Flags are most unique in that they are hand crafted by renunciates living at the Dolman Ling Nunnery in Dharmasala, India. Instead of religious symbols or representations of virtues, these prayer flags reflect the snow lion, dragon, tiger, and sea monster and wind horse. All of these animals are known to be fierce and protective, and their symbolism reflects protection for not only Tibetans but for the world en masse.
The wind horse particularly as represented in these prayer flags is the “life force” as represented in the Shambhala teachings of warriorship. Our wind horse is something to be connected with through meditation practice and then we ride it through life with joy and delight.
The snow lion as an emblem on prayer flags of Tibet represents healing and fearlessness and has long been a mythological celestial symbol on the Tibetan flag, postage stamps, etc. And of course, in western culture we are very familiar with the fierce quality of both the dragon and tiger; the sea monster speaks for itself as to its terrifying and protective quality.
Lastly, for those students of the mystical chakra tradition, Ma’s India carries seven Chakra Prayer Flags carrying the prayer for chakra renewal and healing. The chakra prayer flags, as they flutter in the wind, represent the prayer for enlightenment and restoration of consciousness not only for us as individuals but for humanity also. They are hand batiked in Bali.
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