The tantra of the Sriyantra and Meru

I had to write this today. There are just too many pujaris and pandits who love keeping power in their own hands and scaring people.

This is again related to the Kundalini. As we all know the 7 energy vertices of the body are actually points within the main energy channel/naadi named sushumna, but the energy of each vertex can be geometrically represented as a diagram in 2 dimensions. The energy diagrams are called “yantra”.

Then the energy of each vertex corresponds to a sound and this sound is called a “beej mantra“. Eg the sound “Rang” is the beej mantra of the manipur chakra. Try this if you are feeling cold. Repeatedly chant “rang” either verbally or in your mind, if you do it for too long you will feel so hot that you will actually start sweating. There is nothing mystic about it! It is all about resonance, simple physics.

The seven chakras have their individual yantra geometric diagrams and the entire set of 7 when viewed from the top takes the shape of the fundamental geometry Sriyantra.

Now if the Sri yantra is pulled into 3D we get a Mahameru. As your consciousness expands you will be able to visialize this geometry in 4, 5, 6 and even more dimensions. This happens in a state of deep Dhyan when you actually mindfully look inside yourself.

Pranayam, the basic 3 methods

Now this is the geometry of your own personal energies. It is not something outside of you. This is how a perfectly balanced human energy should look like. Right now we average humans have energies out of kilter and topsy turvy and out of balance. This out of balance energy leads to all sorts of emotional and physical problems.

The objective of a human life is to perfectly balance our internal energies.

So these individual Chakra yantras, Sriyantra  and the Mahameru are a visual reminder of how the perfectly balanced energy should look like and the beej mantras are an auditory reminder of how the energies should sound like. By looking at these geometries or by uttering these beej mantras we are trying to resonate our unbalanced chakras with the perfect Srichakra. We are trying to induce resonance, something we learnt in school physics, remember the tuning fork experiments?

So I want you all to get yourself a Sriyantra drawn perfectly, or a Mahameru carved perfectly and gaze into the center Bindu of the geometry. Do this exercise for 3 minutes everyday and see how things start getting balanced on deep levels internally.

But our priests and pujaris are so clueless that they cloak everything in rituals and what nots and scare people. One of my clients was so scared to keep this tool in his house because his family pujari told him that it requires heavy duty puja else the Goddess Laxmi will be cross with him.

You can safely keep the Yantra in your house, even use it as a paperweight if you desire, it looks quite pretty! But as it is an object of energy it will be of more use as a Tool rather than as a paperweight.

And yes, if you do a small puja with your Sriyantra/Mahameru everyday the resonance will definitely be better. Yantra is the tool / geometry, Mantra is the sanskrit words used to trigger it and Tantra is knowing how to do it!

So learn how to resonate your energies with the Perfect Geometry.

Just one precondition, your Intention should be clear, You are doing this for balancing your own energies, it is your own private affair, it a moment of joy, and it is not a meaningless ritual. If you are not clear about your own Intention please do not do it. Intention is everything.

Place your yantra in a clean place. (I keep my Clear Quartz, 2 kg weight, Mahameru in a silver plate, filled with unbroken raw rice grains and the grains then covered with a yellow cotton cloth.) Sit in front of it on your asan, face east or north. Clean the yantra daily with clean water and wipe with a cotton cloth. You can use either or both one after the other, the following 2 mantras to activate your yantra as you wish.

  1. Srisukata – the first 16 shlokas/stanzas are to be recited – While reciting look at the central point/ Bindu of your yantra. Take one strand of wet kesar/saffron and apply it to the bindu with the ring finger of your right hand after you finish.
  2. Devi Khadgamala stotra – When you start take 3 grains of unbroken uncooked perfect rice grains and hold then with your right hand thumb, middle finger and ring finger. After you finish put these 3 rice grains on the central Bindu. I could not find an error free text but found an error free recital.
  3. Or if you find these 2 difficult to start with recite the devi gayatri, “Om devyaii Brahmandyaii vidmahe, Mahatshaktyaii cha dhimahi, tanno Devi prachodayat Om” and apply one wet strand of kesar/saffron on the Bindu.
  4. Easiest would be a simple “Om”, recited for 3 times

The Yantra is a representation of Perfection and Perfection is Shri  /Laxmi/  Devi /Mahamaya. So do treat it with the basic amount of respect. Shri will resonate with your intentions and amplify them. So if you get scared, it will amplify those feelings. If you are happy, it will amplify that too. See She is very kind, She does what you ask of Her. So be very clear, about your Intentions, the Yantra will give you back exactly what you want. And your Intentions are your own Free Will.

This is the only warning necessary.

Who is a Guru?