Sri Yantra Online: Images At The First Glance

For beginning, let’s google images of Sri Yantra. Instantly we can get five categories: Gold, Correct Colors, 3D, Wallpaper, High Resolution, and Meaning.

In general, there are hundreds and hundreds pictures of Sri Yantra: black-and-white schemes, color drawings with pictures of gods, some schemes include words or texts, some authors place a square of defense on the place of mandala, other authors can throw away any part of traditional design, we meet white images on the black surface, a-la-Microsoft colorfulness, and so on, and so on.

The most amazing are 3D printing ‘tarts’, the gold jewelry pieces, and the bronze towers. Almost forget to include images on the parts of human body, T-shirts, and cups.

Some of the images are pretty, others are ugly, the most of them are simply wrong, and the worst thing is that digital images cannot be better than artifacts of the real life. They all bear the same clumsiness like their mirroring reflections.

How’s that?

I have two explanations: (1) people on this planet (researchers included) recently don’t really have access to the mathematical sources of this sacral knowledge, and (2) common people (researchers excluded, right:) want just to get any fun by any price, and they want it here and now.

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Russian Branch of Indian Bough of Sri Yantra Researchers’ Bunch, or Bulk Blocky Blogging Art Forever

Congratulations, Russian Wiki has yet a page on Sri Yantra in August 2013 as far as I can see! The fun is in five minutes we shall have all juicy stuff from it 🙂
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We are lucky, the article is short enough and simple to be divided into the three tiny parts. (1) Introduction, Shri-Yantra and so on, male-female principles, blah-blah-blah. (2) Construction of Sri Yantra (Rus: Postroienie Shri-Yantry), and here we go: there are 4 equations of the 16th power. (3) Example of building (Rus: Primer postroeniya) with a childish internet-faceless interpretation which will lead you nowhere to waste your time (not mine).

The most sensible part in Russian wiki page is a remark of 4 equations of the 16th power. Yes, it goes from the article written by A. Kulaichev: Sriyantra and Its Mathematical Properties: Indian Journal of History of Science, 19 (3): p.279-292 (1984) and this work I have mentioned some times in biblio in my previous blogs.

If you are still interested in my general and kind opinion: mathematical methods used by A. Kulaichev didn’t exist in the time of Sri Yantra was born, the author understands it as well as we are, and what Alexander Kulaichev doesn’t understand at all (and his followers in the Russian Federation) is HOW MORE DIFFICULT STAR POLYGONS were born from the same ancient algorithm indigenous to Sri Yantra we all love so much.

Why people cannot just put a simple word ‘master’ after ‘Sri Yantra’ and google it. Yes, !@#$% computers cannot solve the mathematical mystery of Sri Yantra but they can be that as it may to google what we need, right?

Let me show you what the real mathematics is.

“An astronomer, a physicist, and a mathematician (it is said) were holidaying in Scotland. Glancing from the train window, they observed a black sheep in the middle of a field. ‘How interesting,’observed the astronomer,’all Scottish sheep are black!’ To which the physicist responded, ‘No, no! Some Scottish sheep are black!’ The mathematician gazed heavenward in supplication, and then intoned, ‘In Scotland there exists at least one field, containing at least one sheep, at least one side of which is black.’”

Mathematics exists everywhere and every second and writing on Sri Yantra preferably to be simple, short, and specific (3S–dimension), and I cannot say it about Russian wiki Sri Yantra page.

(This is a real pleasure to read this unpretentious, straightforward, and user-friendly blog of mine, isn’t it?)