The Sri Yantra is a 12,000 year old symbol and is considered the mother of all Yantras. Yantras are geometrical designs based on the principles of sacred geometry and are used for meditation. Each yantra design contains a centre point or “dot” from which geometric shapes and designs radiate. Traditionally, such symbols are used to balance the left and right aspects of the brain, focus our minds or to focus on spiritual concepts to obtain spiritual benefit. It is even rumoured that Nikola Tesla, with his fractal mind, would see the Sri Yantra in blinding flashes!
‘Yantra meditation helps us clear the content of our consciousness so it can become a pure mirror, reflecting without interpreting. All That Is exists infinitely in this emptiness, this no-thing-ness. When the mirror of our consciousness is left without any content, this is enlightenment’
The Sri Yantra is considered to be the tool for obtaining and fulfilling all worldly desires and for material manifestation. I like to think that this is through increasing our focus and by clearing our minds so that we may see our goals clearly. My personal experience of it, whilst meditating upon the symbol, my life became a story playing out in front of me and I felt a sense of clarity. It was an effective way of ‘spring cleaning’ my brain and re-focusing it!
The Sri Yantra is a mathematically precise design and based upon Golden Proportion or Phi ratio. Everything that exists in nature, is constructed in a proportionately precise manner and this proportion is called the Golden/Phi ratio. It is a simple mathematical relationship found naturally and in many great works of art (Leonardo Di Vinci’s Vitruvian man and The Mona Lisa) and even architecture such as the positioning of the Pyramids of Giza.