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!

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Sri Yantra and Encylopaedia Britannica Rough Comment (Roughness is Mine)

I am not a subscriber of Encylopaedia Britannica and I played a role just like a lazy cruiser of online sources. Probably that is why I got nothing in this case.

First, I have been corrected don’t type out Sri Yantra–only shriyantra, or shrichakra, without any result at all, the result I’ve got putting the simple word ‘yantra’ in the search box. It gave me the right to read 100 words of the entire 137 free of charge. I did it. After reading all materials I could find in my life, after collecting the more difficult star polygons (people don’t have any idea what it is), after posting the three tens notes on topic on this site, yes, I’ve read 100 words of the entire 137.

Second, they asked me to pay £14.99 / year to read other 37 words of the entire 137. Impressive site, right? In design, yes, in content, guess.

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Probably, I AM the lazy cruiser searching online information. How about lazy authors of Encylopaedia Britannica?

But let’s not to be harsh on them, do you know that you can move ‘yantra’ and ‘mandala’ pictures in the diffrent directions on this picture by your fingers using iPad sensitive screen?

The Second Series, The Last Sri Yantra #18 (Third Series is Next)

SRI YANTRA #18, 1994

6 points of touch in kernel

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

Diameter of kernel 10.9 cm; 4 1/4’’

Diameter of mandala min 15.5 cm; 6 1/16’’; max  19.7 cm; 7 3/4’’

Diagonal of defence square 27.7 cm; 10 7/8’’

Side of defence square max 23.4 cm; 9 3/16’’

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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.

Both Sri Yantra #17 and #18 are the last pair open for public eye and for sale, and I have to underline the fact that in timeline they are closer than others to the time when the algorithm was just discovered (5 January 1994) but it took several months more before I really could enjoy a process of creating my own collection.  The basic colours of Sri Yantra #18 are red, blue, and yellow.  Mekhala and Bhupura (mandala and square of defence) have three black lines of different width, increasing in inside out direction.

 I cannot help myself to say something about cult of simplicity in eastern countries widely spread among educated people in the past.  I know that I can sit at my favourite desk and make up any kind of complexity (if you have seen more difficult star polygons you would understand what I’m talking about), but these two stars ARE closer to the first experience and greatest joy of discovery of the algorithm.  It was enlightenment.  I was speechless three days, I am still  happy 15 years after that, I am just happy like a person who can see the world by the same eyes as a person three millenniums ago in another point of globe.  No boundaries in time and space.

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The idea of Sri Chakra was a source for many people during long time, and these two stars #17 and #18 were the most powerful source for the whole collection and for the entire life of author.  Y’know, 15 years have passed, and I have a reason to think about their beauty to the end of the days.

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 The full story of glory and coolness 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, NINE/!!!!!!!/ variations of more difficult star polygons, Sri Sarvabhava Yantra (part of them) can be seen here, I hope.

 

The Second Series: Penultimate Sri Yantra #17

SRI YANTRA #17, 1994

 6 points of touch in kernel

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

Diameter of kernel 10.9 cm; 4 5/16’’

Diameter of mandala min 15.4 cm; 6 1/16’’; max  19.7 cm; 7 3/4’’

Diagonal of defence square 27.2 cm; 10 3/4’’

Side of defence square max 23.6 cm; 9 1/4’’

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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.

 Sri Yantra #17 and #18 are the last pair open for public eye and for sale, and I have to underline the fact that in timeline they are closer than others to event when the algorithm was just discovered (5 January 1994) but it took several months more before I really could enjoy a process of creation my own collection.  

 The basic colours of Sri Yantra #17 are red, green, and yellow. Mekhala and Bhupura (mandala and square of defence) has three black lines of different width, increasing in inside out direction.

 I cannot help myself to say something about cult of simplicity in eastern countries widely spread among educated people in the past.  I know that I can sit at my favourite desk and make up any kind of complexity (if you have seen more difficult star polygons you would understand what I’m talking about), but these two stars ARE closer to the first experience and greatest joy of discovery of the algorithm.  It was enlightenment.  I was speechless three days, I am still  happy 15 years after that, I am just happy like a person who can see the world by the same eyes as a person three millenniums ago in another point of globe.  No boundaries in time and space.

 Frankly I have said almost all I had to say to levitate our conversation long enough. If you liked anything don’t hesitate to contact me any time online.  

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The whole story of glory 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) can be seen here soon, I guess.

 

 

 

Four Posts Under Slogan: Transparent and Half-transparent? Sounds Naked Enough…

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SRI YANTRA #16, 1994

 

6 points of touch in kernel

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

Diameter of kernel 10.9 cm; 4 1/4’’

Diameter of mandala min 15.5 cm; 6 1/8’’; max  19.9 cm; 7 13/16’’

Diagonal of defence square 28 cm; 11’’

Side of defence square max 23.1 cm; 9 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.

Sri Yantra #16 is a blue twin sister of previously described item.  It has a bit greater diameter, 4 1/4’’, and with mathematically exact straight lines it adds beauty to this kind of art.  The outermost 14-pointed star polygon is drawn inside of thin and contrast thick circles.  The outside diameter of Mekhala has four lines and they form two green strip and one white (in centre).  Defence square contains four gates, three black lines contour and full green edge.

 

The mathematical exactness of the whole collection (including this one) gives a tool for those who practice such kind of meditation.  It is highly organised piece of paper and lines, it’s a symbol of very, sometimes extremely difficult laws of nature human can never understand, and simple beauty surrounding us in a drop of rain, leaves on the trees or anything else — in the same time. All kind of imagination is inside the chakras.  That is.  The problem is how to get it out.

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The smart and cool story of discovery of 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, NINE /!!!!!!!!/ variations of more difficult star polygons, Sri Sarvabhava Yantra (part of them at least) can be uploaded here sooner or later, I suppose.

 

Never Enough Transparent and Half Naked (Sorry– Half-transparent)…

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SRI YANTRA #15, 1994

 

6 points of touch in kernel

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

Diameter of kernel 10.9 cm; 4 1/4’’

Diameter of mandala min 15.4 cm; 6 1/16’’; max  19.6 cm; 7 3/4’’

Diagonal of defence square 27 cm; 10 5/8’’

Side of defence square max 23.5 cm; 9 1/4’’

 

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.

 Sri Yantra #15 has a bit greater diameter, 4 1/4’’, and with mathematically exact straight lines it adds beauty to this kind of art.  The outermost 14-pointed star polygon is drawn inside of thin and contrast thick circles.  The outside diameter of Mekhala has four lines and they form two green strips and one white (in centre).  Defence square contains four gates, three black line contour and full green edge.

 When you keep a sheet of paper horizontally and turn it a little, polygons seem to become like the mirrors and begin to reflect each other in strange organised order, it looks like a precious diamond game.  Eighteen years of beauty.  Nothing changed in this picture.  Nothing changed in this world.  It’s still beautiful for people to live and love in.

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The smart story of discovery of the ancient mathematical algorithm (with or without my bragging), 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) can be uploaded here soon, I guess.

 

 

More Transparent and Half-transparent…

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SRI YANTRA #14,1994

 

6 points of touch in kernel

14+10+10+8=42 colour triangles into a kernel

Diameter of a kernel 10 cm; 3 15/16’’

Diameter of a mandala min 14.1 cm; 5 9/16’’; max  17.9 cm; 7 1/6’’

Diagonal of a defence square 25.4 cm; 10’’

Side of a defence square max 25 cm; 9 13/16’’

 

 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 Sri Yantra #14 is a twin sister of #13.  The difference is in blue colour.  The lines of polygons are 0.25 mm, and the main feature of this star is its mathematical exactness as a result of following strict ancient set of rules. The line of red lotus petals are a bit greater then line for green petals (outer ring).  There are four lines in outer circle of mandala and two green strips, inner circle is white.  Bhupura (square of defence) is double svastika, triple black line and full green colour.  So, the technical description is the same like previous one.

 As I have said before electronic image doesn’t have the same impression as original, and now I am watching original drawing, and every time I do it I want to touch paper by fingers just to feel for a second the track of ink  line made 15 years ago.  I don’t know why but I am proud of the fact that nobody in the world can repeat the stars with such thinness of lines in two variations and draw More Difficult Star Polygons the same time.  All stars including the most difficult have the same root in history of human knowledge, the fact makes me amused.

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The cool 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, NINE /!!!!!!/ variations of more difficult star polygons, Sri Sarvabhava Yantra (part of them) can be upload here in June, 2012.