Let’s Watch Some Examples of Sri Yantra Art:

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SRI YANTRA 03, 1994

 

10 touching points in kernel

14+10+10+8=42 colour triangles in kernel

Diameter of kernel 12 cm; 4 11/16’’

Diameter of mandala min 16.9 cm; 6 5/8’’; max  21.1 cm; 8 5/16’’

Diagonal of defence square 31 cm; 12 3/16’’

Side of defence square max 25.6 cm; 10 1/16’’

 

The whole collection 1994-95 Sri Yantra and More Difficult Star Polygons consists of 32 items. Some of them are in the private collections, some of them aren’t for sale at all.  Every item is covered by half-transparent protective paper fixed back right side by small drops of glue, it flips easily and/or can be promptly removed.

 The stars #03 and #04 are from the first series, 1994.  The width of line inside a kernel is approximately 0.5 mm, three lines of mandala (Mekhala) have different width, three lines of defence square (Bhupura) repeat the rhythm of mandala, and its Bhupura is simple square with four gates.  The very special feature of stars #03 and #04 is 10 touches inside the kernel.  I’d like to underline this fact because it is distinctly more difficult design to perform.

 Looking at digital images of Sri Yantra on the Internet never makes me happy — I cannot see naps of paper, colours, I don’t feel warmth of work, hands, heart; I cannot see a dot in the paper from the leg of compass…  Internet serves us with providing information about art, i.e. as means to inform and to be informed.  Only the real thing can move heart and bring something new to mind.  When I have begun to work with star polygons fifteen years ago I feel myself only this way.  It works out.  All other routes can wait.

The story of discovery of the ancient mathematical algorithm, its perfection in two variations (easy – 6 points of touch and more complex – 10 points of touch) of Sri Yantra and nine /!/ variations of more difficult star polygons, Sri Sarvabhava Yantra (part of them at least) can be seen here in the future, I guess.

 

Well, Let’s Get a Bit Fun: COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FOR IDIOTS HOW TO BUY SRI YANTRA

PRAEAMBULUM

Please never, ever think on buying the Sri Yantra item unless you are (1) a real collector  must have Sri Yantra anyway, (2) professional working in the field of religious or multicultural relationships and/or (3) mathematician who understands in details what kind of calculation is behind Sri Yantra polygons’ miracle modern computers cannot solve and only I can, (4) the man on your way to control your own spirit.

A)  But Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Sting, Robert Fripp, Carlos Santana, Nassim Taleb, and Ben Bernanke can buy this item as soon as possible:)

B)  Maybe Bill Gates can join list A) too.

Just remember one thing well: it isn’t just a drawing on the paper, or a kind of 15 minutes exercise for one’s hands and minds. It’s still a challenge for very few people on this planet in spite of bunches of $25 offers of Sri Yantra in the net.  And keep in mind more difficult star polygons, the most delicious part of my collection (32 items) human beings never seen before. Ha.

NOTE: No discount for elite groups A and B.  In general, my new slogan is ‘no discount in 2011 at all’

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FOR IDIOTS HOW TO BUY SRI YANTRA

Step 1   Forget about buying anything.  Push ‘search’.  NOT ON GOOGLE.  Days, weeks, or months.  If you will still feel sympathy and have a wish after that to buy the item, send me a polite conversation with contact information.

NOTE: ‘Search’ is a small button in your HEART  having  almost the same location at different people, just consult your psychologist, I am 100% sure it works out.

Step 2  Of course, I don’t believe you because I am both cynic and misanthrope but  if I shall still think after our correspondence that the Sri Yantra item will be placed in right hands and in a right place, I would frankly reply you in some days, weeks, or months.

Step 3   We could have friendly preliminary agreement about making deal to the end.

Step 4   You (BUYER) will follow the Etsy.com rules to the end of the deal.

NOTE: Don’t cheat, stupid mazafaka!  I am God damn serious now!

Step 5   I (SELLER) shall follow the Etsy.com rules to the end of the deal.

Step 6   The deal is done for me, when I shall have your payment and opportunity to spend money on other sites including post office payment I don’t know the exact sum now.

Step 7   The deal is done for you when you will be an owner of the item you liked the best and you will be on your own way to study Sri Yantra with original drawing (knowing all kind of information from the specialist via the internet, remember the button ‘search’).

NOTE:   If you have already forgot about the button ‘search’, go to the NOTE of Step 1. If you forgot Step 1, stop reading, go consult your favourite nurse.

SERIOUS NOTE:   It can be a difference in time between Step 6 and 7, and if you don’t believe you will be an owner of this item, come back to the Step 1 right now!

Step 8    If you have questions after reading all relevant information (I bet, you will!) including this Guide don’t hesitate to ask me anything you want to ask.

NOTE:    It doesn’t mean I am going to answer all stupid questions of all idiots on the whole planet. I am not having enough time for that.

FINIRE OF COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FOR IDIOTS HOW TO BUY SRI YANTRA

Control question:  How many Steps are there in this Guide?

Your answer is ‘8’ — You are genius, you don’t need any guide at all.  CONGRATULATIONS!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  Go shopping!

Your answer is ‘5-7’ — Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Go buy beer, you deserve a bit to rest.

Your answer is ‘2-4’ — No comments, just progress comparing with answer ‘1’.

Your answer is ‘1’ — That is impossible, but next year 2013 will be much better for you, because it cannot be worse anyway. Drink milk, go sleep.

The Star Polygons’ Classifier 1994 — The Tool to Make Order For All Tough Guys Referring to Yantra Art

As any piece of art every Sri Yantra drawing needs data and a description which is obligatory to keep our review going further.

 

The following order, or a paradigm can be used for classification any non-mathematical variation holding in some American, British and European museums, but especially it is destined for concrete mathematically based my private collection.

  1. Name (Sri Yantra, Sri Sarvabhava Yantra, or any others)
  2. Ordinal number (place in the whole collection: 1-18 for Sri Yantra, 19-32 for Sri Sarvabhava Yantra)
  3. Year of creating (usually 1994 for Sri Yantra and 1995 for Sri Sarvabhava Yantra)
  4. Number of point of touches in the kernel (6 or 10 for SY 1-18 and only 6 for SSY 19-32)
  5. The general sum of triangles inside the mandala
  6. Presence, or lack of up-down symmetry in the polygons’ centers
  7. What is a center of star polygon: symmetrical dot (up-down), asymmetrical dot (up-down), rhombus, or another figure/ picture
  8. Diameter (1) of the kernel, minimum, cm and inch
  9. Diameters (2) and (3) of lotus rings of 8 and 16 petals, Sarva-saparipuraka and Sarva-sankshobhana chakra respectively
  10.  Diagonal of defense square (yellow space, Trailokya-mohana chakra)
  11.  Side of the defense square, including bulges, maximum in cm and inch
  12.  Dyes and basic colors (G –  green, B –  blue, R – red)
  13.  Material of the base (vellum, graphic paper, silk, clothe, wood, metal and so on)
  14.   Text of description (notes, additional information, reference links and so on)

All information about all 32 items is gathered in the Tables for every part of collection.  Part One: stars Sri Yantra 1-6 1994, Part Two: stars Sri Yantra 7-18 1994, and Part Three Sri Sarvabhava Yantra 19-32 1995.

 

The Real Stuff — The More Difficult Star Polygons (Comparing with classical Sri Yantra)

This part will begin from one very important and principal note: if somebody knows the step-by-step algorithm to the Sri Yantra the same person will automatically get the keys to the more difficult star polygons.  Usual situation usual reader encounters looks visa versa: someone advertises its knowledge concerning Sri Yantra teaching but really knows nothing about more complex star polygons.  Thus I can doubt its knowledge of Sri Yantra at all.

On the following pages we shall see the difference and likeness between traditional Sri Yantra and Sri Sarvabhava Yantra (18-pointed star polygon, Sri Yantra of Beyond – my name for it).  The traditional diagram of Sri Yantra is known in two mathematical variations: 6 and 10 touches inside the kernel.  The Sri Sarvabhava Yantra can be drawn with 6 touches only in the main circle but in nine variations of triangles composition at least.  In this review the more difficult star polygons are appeared the first time in history of humankind.

One root algorithm of traditional Sri Yantra has some main branches.  Before going into analyses of the more difficult star polygons we should make some agreements about the terms.  Considering the fact that nobody could observe the more difficult star polygons last two thousand years I had to give names for the new-borns and with great pleasure I suggest Table 2, where Bhupura and Mekhala (basic square and mandala) and first three yantras (lotus petals) are omitted but new yantras underlined and described in Sanskrit, Latin form, and English.

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As we have just seen there are four unchangeable chakras inside the kernel with a sum of color triangles 64 and they are the core structure of absolutely new Sarvabhava Yantras.  

The most interesting table is Table 3 Glossary for the simplest and hardest endings I could imagine in  1995.  The general sum of triangles will be variable from 70 to 80 in different examples. As we remember there were only 43 in Sri Yantra level.   Even we can find familiar number of triangles in inner chakras, it will be always another polygon.  I reckon the beauty of these new polygonal stars will be absolutely powerful strength in many regions of culture for some next centuries.  In this place I should stop myself or I should end this paragraph by the Song of Songs.

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Of course the art of drawing of  the more difficult star polygons (Sri Sarvabhava Yantra coined in this review) must contain without changing two first requirements concerning drawing tools and knowing exact ratio between diagonal of defense square and the diameter of the kernel for the Sri Yantra and in addition,  there are some new revealed more troubles for analysis:

  • Recently can be geometrically performed only those having six touches 18-pointed polygon in the main kernel
  • More basic triangles must be interlaced — 12, 13, or even 14
  • Bases all triangles have to be strictly parallel as always
  • Apexes of all triangles must lie on the bases of others and on the line of vertical symmetry
  • Eight ‘big cones’ (as counting from left to right in central horizontal line) must lie on the central horizontal line passing through the central dot (Bindu) or central rhombus (the absolutely difficult one)

The most difficult problem is to track right drawing of 42, or 44 intersection of three lines (comparing with only 18 in the Sri  Yantra) without blank spaces inside them at least for aesthetic visual perception

Considering all aspects of more difficult star polygons they existing is practically impossible to prove without universal key algorithm which has been delivered to us through some thousands years by the means of Sri Yantra appearance.  

The good news is I have already drawn  the collection of Sri Yantra and the More Difficult Star Polygons in 1994-95 in general number of 32 items and for easier orientation and detailed comprehension we shall need now a paradigm.

 

A Little Bit On Discovery of 1994, 5 January

There are not so many ways of existing knowledge in the human society: (1) historically first oral transmission, (2) written tradition, and the most important for us now (3) enlightenment, or creation of new knowledge.  No matter how long did it take of your time: years and years or some days, hours, or seconds.  If one has achieved peace in heart or unexpected solution in mind it would be always one beautiful thing:  process of carrying or creating has just terminated and noted by joyfulness.  Of course, there are many differences between book-to-book experienced readership, terminal-to-terminal information links and one-second understanding of universal principles of wholeness in the world.

Getting closer to the geometrical art of Sri Yantra I have to say it can be hardly performed idea going deeper and deeper into mathematical aspect and philosophy of Sri Yantra’s tradition and running the same time detailed religious aspect having been lost or obscure or rarely remembered by old non-European mathematicians.  I shall not touch neither  drawing skills or any technique of calculation, or quality of paper or driers nor secret rituals with Sri Yantra employed by followers of Sakti schools of Tantric Hinduism.  

My favorite comment about the first insight, or discovery of the algorithm of the art will be short and include triple stratum:

Sri Yantra drawings on paper (despite the fact how difficult it is to perform) are visual symbols of the universe and the easiest way to meet them in life experience is to watch these items in the printed books and museum expositions.  Apparently, Sri Yantra’s secret algorithm of calculation and her ritual colorful implementation will be still left non-transparent for most of educated people and will not be designated for book-to-book reprinting or for teacher-to-adept magic wand transition in principle.

The educated man alone should rise from abyss of soul to secret mechanism of own body and further to mystery of Being.  One of the Indian sources (Atmopanishad) defines this movement from internal atman through external and then to the highest atman as a world soul.  This second way is more complex but if you have read right books and had right teacher you could be in different steps successful in your endeavors but never have met the end goal.

The master of Sri Yantra art must not only organize analytical and poetic thinking styles but join together kinesthetic abilities of hands with breathing and intuitive, holistic and artistic life for a number of years before reaching the result in this art.  Only face-to-face with its soul and the soul of the world the future master can achieve rtambhara prajna (wisdom carrying truth).  This one-second pressed way is the most strongly organized between others and only a few men in the world can use this method and they must never show it to anybody in public.  It is a unique way for the unique one.  No book.  No teacher.  This is what I call the true art of Sri Yantra.

On the one hand the life under light of Sri Yantra includes some levels of meditation techniques beginning from the easiest and fastest settings for everyday carrying body and mental health till the most complex one intending for direct implementation of yantra’s drawings  during first fortnight of lunar month.  The highest level of meditation demands lasting sexual abstinence, or at least sexual life should be harnessed and controlled while processing the yantras from white paper to color design.

On the another hand embodiment of the such original mathematical idea like the algorithm of star polygons can go unpredictably further if we try to watch it from another point of view, excluding abstinence.   It can be used by experienced adept for esoteric sexual practices including 8-12 ritual sexual intercourses during 3-6 hours, 3 days or one week.  It becomes reality after two-three years of strong preparation in breathing, training hand’s movements and controlling of own erotical fantasies.  In the base of such practices can be placed the algorithm of the Sri Yantra art of drawing and meditation.

Coming back to the gist and value of enlightenment it must be said in general that the algorithm of geometrical skill can be a key method having force and opportunity of free existence in many different layers in many different cultures.  The sight of Sri Yantra is only an open symbol for these perfect and secret links between the real practical world and world of mental design.  Absolute bliss of this diagram can be explained shortly in some words: (1) to knew all, (2) all be able to do, and (3) to wish nothing and (4) nothing have to do.  Speaking in other words — to muse on Sri Yantra’s universal perfectness permanently and totally.

My discovery of the algorithm have been lasting twelve years, now anybody can browse the color illustrations for a quarter an hour and see 14- and 18-pointed star polygons which had been non-existing for human eyes circa three thousands.  Three thousand years time was definitely enough for ant kind of mental speculation.  Nobody knows which one is the best.  It is my destiny to follow the beauty of Sri Yantra art.

I tried to be as short as possible but to say enough to go to the more difficult star polygons, the ultimate plan of discovery.

 

On Mathematical Idea Inside The Yantra Art

Mathematical Idea

It is a common place that nobody can expose exactly geometrical structure of the Sri Yantra performed through instruments: ruler, compass, 0.3 mm pencil etc.  I don’t name computer between the tools because it was not a primary implement for the geometrical art of yantra. Those illustrations modern readers can see in one book or another are only a feeble echo of possibly calculated solution and splendid view.  

Thus we cannot go further in our preview of mathematical idea if we shall not name the main details  have been lying in a base of Sri Yantra’s construction. 

Traditionally we begin to move from outside to the centre.  The first sacred geometrical figure is Bhupura, or a square with four gates. It has double (usually) or triple line, colour or colourless.  It can resemble a double svastika, if it will consist of eight prolonged bulges on four sides of the Bhupura.

The second principal figure is Mekhala, or triple concentrical circles (color or colorless) usually had been drawing without a compass.  The area being defined between Bhupura and Mekhala has own name, the first from chakras: Traylokya-mohana chakra, or Enchantress of the Triple World.  It is usually yellow on the whole, or one gate is white (down, East), another is blue (right, North), and two others are yellow (up and left, West and South).  Inside and outside the first chakra there are many pictures of the gods, goddesses, and sacral animals on the original hand-painted Indian copies.

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Fig. 1  Traylokya-mohana chakra (yellow area), or Enchantress of the Triple World

The next two following chakras are Sarva-saparipuraka and Sarva-sankshobhana.  Very often researchers these lotus petals don’t carry mathematical gist and can be any size, that is wrong point of view.  Mathematical calculations cover the every line, circle, corner, every dot inside chakra.  These two chakras consist of two rings of sixteen (first, outer, blue) lotus petals and eight (second, inner, red) lotus petals , indicating fulfilment of desire.  Inner part of the petal also can carry images of recurring deities, Fig. 2 and 3.

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Fig. 2 Sarva-saparipuraka and Sarva-sankshobhana chakras (blue and red rims of lotus petals)

 

The first chakra consisting of outer rim of 14 blue triangles on Fig. 3 (left) is Sarva-saubhagyadayaka chakra, or Giver of Auspiciousness, or Provider of All Prosperity.  It is a 14-pointed star polygon from 6 interlocking big triangles with parallel bases inside the mandala.

The second chakra consisting of 10 red triangles (Fig. 3, right) is Sarvartha-sadhaka chakra, or Accomplisher of All Purpose, or Accomplisher of All Objects.  It is a 10-pointed star polygon had been bearing by 6 primary big interlocking triangles.

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Fig. 3  Sarva-saubhagyadayaka chakra (left, blue polygon) and Sarvartha-sadhaka chakra (right, red polygon)

 

The third yantra is Sarva-rakshakara chakra, or Giver of Protection, or Protector of All.  There are two smaller triangles inside commencing six big triangles.  It is again 10-pointed (inner) star polygon (Fig. 4, right, blue polygon).

The fourth yantra consisting of eight triangles is Sarva-rogahara chakra, or Remover of All Deceases, or Remover of All desires and Ills.  This is an 8-pointed star polygon having up-down asymmetry (Fig.4, left, red polygon).

The fifth yantra is Sarva-siddhiprada chakra, or Giver of All Accomplishments, or Bestower of All Attainments.  This is an inverted (usually colorless) triangle in the centre of Sri Yantra with the apex facing East (hanging downward when it is drawn on paper or cloth).  It is a female principle symbolizing the creative generatrix of the cosmos, yoni-mandala (Fig. 4, left, a small red triangle).

The ninth and last chakra in the short preview of Sri Yantra composition is Sarva-anandamaya chakra, or Full of Bliss.  This is a red dot Bindu in the centre of Sarva-siddhiprada chakra (Mula-trikona, primary triangle, female principle, colorless).  Last chakra, the red dot, is a male principle symbolizing the static aspect of the cosmos, male seed of Being, the state of supreme joy (Fig. 4, right, a small red circle).

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Fig. 4  Sarva-rakshakara chakra (right, blue polygon), Sarva-rogahara chakra (left, red polygon), Sarva-siddhiprada chakra (left, a small red triangle), and Sarva-anandamaya chakra (right, a small red circle).


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Thus we had been familiarized with inner structure and the whole composition of ancient Indian diagram and we can easy designate what means mathematical idea concerning Sri Yantra geometry.   Despite the method the nine basic triangles would have been placed inside the circle their location must be led to mathematical strictness of following description:

 All lines and circles must be executed with drawing instruments (a ruler, a compass, a technical pen, or Reißfeder, and templates) and width of the lines must be standard (0.25, 0.30, 0.50 mm and so on) as far as it possible and breath and hands allow it

 Nine principal triangles will produce 43 triangles in all chakras in general

 The ratio between diagonal of defense square (Bhupura, ground plan) and the inner diameter of circle (consisting of nine triangles) must be mathematically determined 

 Six or ten touches inside the kernel (first rim of fourteen color triangles — Sarva-saubhagyadayaka)  have to be right and symmetrical

 Nine main triangles’ bases have to be strictly parallel

 Nine main triangles’ apexes must lie on the bases of each other triangles and on the line of vertical symmetry exactly

 Six ‘cones’ (from left to right) must lie on the central horizontal line passing through the upper point of the central dot, Bindu

 And the last most difficult part — eighteen intersections of three lines must be without blank spaces inside them in spite of  any width of line preferred by author for any particular example

 The Sri Yantra art is geometrical art and its images should have aesthetic impression on adepts and spectators

 

It is a problem now that the key algorithm for this art and results of its implementation have been still undiscovered for public eyes by the time when the main requirements had been obviously formulated (1994-2011).

I would like to underline the fact that I don’t consider computers’ printouts as art of Sri Yantra, and I bother the less (men’she vsego?) about the zooming existing hand-drawn art works to find inner defects in composition.  A trained programer or a mathematician with a special computer program aren’t Sri Yantra masters.  They just mathematicians and programers exactly in the quantity statistics of the USA or other countries can show in annual reports.  It isn’t a subject for discussion of present review at all.

The path of master is the master himself as he is.  The master can get a virus and die.  The Sri Yantra drawing can be lost or broken.  The mathematical principle of Sri Yantra art is beautiful as is and absolutely unbroken by politicians, presidents, business visionaries, bankers, warlords, gangs, terrorists, religious fanatics, maniacs, and all sort of freaks. 

Probably, to close this theme about wise man and all others the best way is to cite T.S. Eliot: 

“They all go into the dark, The vacant interstellar spaces, the vacant into the vacant, The captains, merchant bankers, eminent men of letters, The generous patrons of art, the statesmen and the rulers, Distinguished civil servants, chairmen of many committees, Industrial lords and petty contractors, all go into the dark…”

It is not a Rig Veda level but after that relief we can definitely come up to discovery of algorithm directly.

 
 

Introduction as short as possible

Probably it would be extremely optimistic and naive to believe that the deepest knowledge about Sri Chakra has a root in oral period of human civilization covering 20,000 -1,500 BC.  More realistic point of view is closer to our usual imagination of ancient times.  The best search of its origin approximately could be set in Asia in period 1,500 BC – 8 AD.  As far as I can see, 5th century BC and later.

Two millennia had been elapsed and hand-painted Sri Yantras were accepted by Asian and Western museums.  In the second part of XX century some American scientists tried to find mathematical formulas but without discovery the main principles of construction of star polygons.  As a branch of modern mathematics 14 and18-pointed star polygons is still a blank page in reference books and encyclopedias.

Recently in the paper edition only one exact graphical scheme of Sri Chakra can be named, as it seems to me: published by Indian scholar who had been led his study in Mukambika shrine in Kollar near Bangalore, Karnataka, South India, and it gives us probably the best historic and philosophical explanation in religious framework.  Unfortunately, it will be very hard to accept this partially geometrical picture as a piece of art and a tool for meditation.

Collection of Sri Yantra and More Difficult Star Polygons performed by me in 1994-95 consists of two variations 14-pointed and nine (!!!) variations of 18-pointed star polygons previously unknown for public and specialists.  I would like to suggest results of my meditation with paper and ink for people whose knowledge of the world is deeper than it usually seems passing through everyday routine in the streets, avenues, buildings, offices and so called private life.