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?)

Sri Yantra in Japan: Some Miserable Lines on Google‘n’Blogging (Don’t Read It)

I really like long Japan history, short stories of anime movies, long (too long to my taste) Japanese language textbooks and short (but never short enough) mini skirts of Japanese high school girls, small and clean houses and streets of Japanese cities, very original culture, antiquity, architecture, music, literature, flying nijia movies and solid sushi traditions, (Zen and Japanese Culture by Daisetz Suzuki above all that),  and so on (just blogging:)

Somehow I feel myself (1) miserable thinking on lack of Sri Yantra entry on Japanese wikipedia branch, and (2) sorry due to my humble achievements in study of Japanese despite the presence of absolutely stunning learning materials online and all that jazz of modern computer technologies, and so on (just blogging desperately:(

Well, Japanese people don’t look like much interested in Sri Yantra study, so why should we rock the Japanese  science boat?  Just don’t!

The most funniest stuff is when you could probably repeat my googling ‘sri yantra+japan’ you’ll get my foolish blog page in the first lines… but remember, the brightest side you’ve already learnt is what to do: don’t read it, don’t like it, don’t follow, and don’t tell your friends what embarrassment people feel after reading Sri Yantra in Japan rock’n’blog.

However, I liked the title: sounds well (like another Haruki Murakami design).

 

Sri Yantra in China: in trading unite!

Indian impact is a very decisive part of Chinese history but unfortunately my humble efforts to learn Chinese don’t help to get answers to the very simple questions:

Do Chinese educated people know Sri Yantra phenomenon? Do they have publications, books, scientists, mathematicians, geometry fans, or just curious people which are interested in the topic? Do Chinese dictionaries have the definitions of Sri Yantra, tantrism, tantric teachings, and historic references to the ancient or Middle Ages texts? How about universities’ staff and students? Is there anything important here to discuss I’ve missed due to my ignorance?

I have other questions in great numbers and those pages I have already seen online with keywords ‘sri yantra, china, chinese’ simply don’t look like we, scientists, do science at the turn of the last millennium (sarcasm:).

Good news, you could buy a T-shirt bearing the Sri Yantra symbol as well in China  as you could do it everywhere on the planet Earth online.

God bless merchandise for Sri Yantra’s sake!

Sri Yantra and the Dictionaries: Gentle Touch So To Say

Why we respect dictionaries? Yes, they are smart and strict in definitions. Let’s google ‘sri yantra dictionary’. Wow, the result is 2,300,000. Let’s check it up, at least the three pages of search engine.

Well, from the thirty sources the three deserve to be mentioned 🙂

For example, here you can find multilingual translations, thanks for that:

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The second examples gives us opportunity to get the titles of three valuable books (if you weren’t glad to get my list of ten in the previous posts 🙂 :

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And, the first place goes to the mystical one:

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Especially I liked that: Etymology, 1877. Simple like this. No reference to source. If you want, you can believe, if you don’t want, do not believe. Is everybody so free in the business of compiling dictionary entries?

I have a feeling, that now more questions walk the earth in my head than it was a couple of days before.

Why wise men are not happy dealing with the best of dictionaries?

Because we, smart people, are smarter than the smartest of them 🙂

Forget Simplicity, Forget Finnegans Wake (too long) and James Joyce (too witty), Join Me and Enjoy Self

Terms of the more difficult star polygons are much more difficult to understand than terms of Sri Yantra and there are a couple of strong reasons for that: (1) polygons become different in geometrical performance and (2) we step in the field where nobody was before us. So, let’s forget about anything simple (my previous post, for example 🙂 and say welcome to the complex world as it was always has been.

I don’t feel myself right if the title Sri Yantra will be the same for more difficult star polygons. Actually, it will be wrong. Sri Sarvabhava Yantra (‘Sri Yantra derived from Beyond’)– this is the term I am going to coin and use to denote the 18-pointed class of star polygons (forming by 11 or 12 interlacing basic triangles). For example,  usually it is the first chakra which follows after Sarvasankshobhana chakra (the inner ring of eight lotus petals).

There are fourteen cards in my private collection of terms for new chakras, and the first description is in the beginning of the list:

1 Sarvabhava chakra — usually the first 18-pointed star polygon made by superimposition of eight isosceles triangles (not 14-pointed like in the case of Sarvasaubhagyadayaka chakra of Sri Yantra.

2 Mahamaya chakra — usually the second chakra (following Sarvabhava chakra) formed by 14-pointed polygon (of course, it isn’t equal to Sarvasaubhagyadayaka chakra, because this is just another level of difficulty than that we had seen in Sri Yantra before).

3 Sarvajnanamaya chakra — believe or not, this is the second rim of 18-pointed polygon, absolutely unique image of ten isosceles triangles.

4 Atmajnana chakra — the second 14-pointed star polygon inside of previous 18-pointed one (still don’t believe?), another rim of ten isosceles triangles.

5 and 6 Sarvanavadyanga chakra ( the 10-pointed polygon of ten triangles) or Vajramaya chakra (the variation of 10-pointed polygon formed by superimposition of 12 or 13 isosceles triangles, asymmetrical up-down, descending or ascending in variants). These two chakras cannot be in one yantra together.

7 and 8 Instead of Sarvanavadyanga chakra (5) and Vajramaya chakra (6) on this level can be seen other two variants: Sarvamoksabhava chakra or Bhuvaneshvari chakra. Sarvamoksabhava chakra (7) consists of 8-pointed polygon, asymmetrical up-down, formed by 9 basic isosceles triangles.

Bhuvaneshvari chakra (8) is 6-pointed polygon and its main feature is that its formed by intersection of twelve (!!!!) basic isosceles triangles. Absolutely unique composition, crazy to perform.

The cards 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 have descriptions of penultimate chakras which can be – as far as I can see it now in 2013 – in five variants.

9 Prajnaparamita chakra (the second inner chakra from double 8-pointed star polygon) is formed by a superimposition of 13 (!!!) isosceles triangles, descending, i.e. asymmetrical up-down.

10 Bhuvaneshvari chakra, or Star of David (or Star of Ishvara) — the independent 6-pointed hexagram put inside irregular hexagon itself.

11 The last variation of Bhuvaneshvari chakra used as the end of Sri Sarvabhava Yantra (14 basic triangles intersection, yes).

12 Shaktitrikona chakra — the primary independent isosceles female triangle hanging down (East) as inner part of Bhuvaneshvari chakra or Sarvasiddhiprada chakra (equilateral triangle).

13 Brahmayoni chakra — the central red rhombus, forming by a superimposition of twelve (!!!) isosceles basic triangles, the end of Sri Sarvabhava Yantra. Extremely rare to see and extremely difficult to perform. And if you think they don’t exist, you are absolutely right. But not in my case.

14 This is the last and ending sign, Sambhogamaya chakra, or a central, very small circus, or a painted red dot, the end of geometrical structure in the entire Sri Sarvabhava Yantra design.

Considering the pioneering feature of investigation the all terms in this post are coined by me, all probably have errors in translation from English into Sanskrit (I cannot see mistakes because I am a happy and blind author of it), but I keep digging it during long, long, long polar nights and days, of course.

Please, don’t bother themselves searching further information online – there is nothing of the kind (wiki, research centers, encyclopedias, books, and magazines have nothing to say on this topic at all and go to hell)  — because what you have got from this humble post is unique, once in life kind of two millennium experience for one. Just accept my sincere congratulation on reading Latinize Sanskrit to the end.

Forget James Joyce and his hundreds pages of texts, forget simplicity, join me and enjoy self.