The learner begins by chanting to get the correct pronunciations that are very important in creating harmonious sound waves. This Technique is known as Vaikhari. The second aspect is Madhyama, and incantation is not heard but the lips move silently. This is the phase of sound and silence and Mantra is churned in the larynx. Pashyanti is soundless stage and Mantra is hummed in the mind. Para is when chanting of Mantra ceases but resounds within, creating positive vibrations, and is beginning of spiritual growth when affirmative vibrations are endowed within mind and body. YANTRA-MAGICAL SYMBOLS Mantra is positive sound and Yantra is positive shape or diagram. Among many sacred symbols, the Yantra reigns supreme in design and worship. It is geometric design representing the consecrated energy and five elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Sky) and is painted, drawn or engraved on bronze, steel, silver, gold, copper, paper, crystal, birch, Saligrama and lead etc. The design harbors positive force that is further strengthened with Mantra and Tantric Mudras, rendering Divine, Positive and Healing Vibrations. Yantras are also used in Temples to consecrate and preserve Cosmic Energies. This geometric cryptogram becomes a energy focussing point of specific deities.The design, Mantra and worship should be intense, natural and pure, and the Yantra becomes part of the worshipper, protecting and opening new realms of super consciousness. A few important Yantras are- Sri Yantra, Sri Mangal Yantra, Sri Ganesha Yantra, Sri Nav Graha Yantra, Sri Kubera Yantra, Sri Saraswati Yantra, Sri Kali Yantra, Sri Bagalamukhi Yantra, Sri Lakshmi Yantra, Sri Shani Yantra etc. Sri Yantra is perhaps the most revered and the geometric pattern is believed to be sound waves of Aum, and symbolises the female creative aspect of this sacred sound. Two main forms are Bhu and Meru. Bhu is flat and two dimensional, and Meru is in shape of a pyramid.During worship Yantra is generally placed on a Peetham or pedestal. Before Poojas commence the Cosmic Energy in Yantra is awakened through Pranapratishta. Initiation into Sri Vidya begins by installing 35 Tattvas into the Yantra giving it physical and subtle body (Antahkarana)
TANTRA- Fusion of sex and spirituality
Tantra ia an ancient Indian method of converting sexual energy to
spirituality. All faculties are stretched to maximum levels to absorb Cosmic
Tantra uses sex as an experiene to awaken senses and experience higher
levels of awareness.This path awakens physical and mental aspects of
The body becomes a Temple and preservation of life, destruction of
disease causing toxins and negative elements and creation of unlimited
Pure sexual union creates dynamic energies and chemistry to awaken
physical and mental faculties. The techniques are not physical postures or
gyrations. It is based on natural love making, touching areas which
sexually stimulates which discharge different chemical externally and
internally. The initiation is through a Guru or Master and involves
incantations, meditation, Poojas and Mantras. Incantations is to realize the
Divine existing within, Mantras through sound unfolds chemical changes
and manifests vitality and strength, Poogas are to awaken Shiva and
Shakthi and meditation to raise awareness and consciousness. With Tantra
love making becomes meditation and when orgasm happens all energy centers
in the body and mind opens creating union with super consciousness.
Tantra practisoners do not get into an altered state of mind but to a
higher state of perception.
Naveen Chandran R
-, Bangalore, India .