Yantras

Et Yantra er et ”kraft diagram”, der transformerer en almindelig oplevelse til en spirituel oplevelse. Yantraen skaber et kraftfelt hvorigennem de hellige energier påkaldes. Yantraen konstrueres fra basisformerne: trekant, cirkel og firkant. Der sker en ”fletning” af trekanter nemlig de 4 opadpegende (maskuline) og de 5 nedadpegende (feminine). Firkanten er fundamentet: De fire retninger, de fire verdenshjørner, de fire kosmiske døre for at gå ind i det kosmiske felt.

Chokolade Yantra af Christina Weisgard

Det primale punkt for kosmos hviler i centrum (kaldes Bindu). Her ligger potentialet for de uendelige muligheder.

Ordet Yantra på Sanskrit stammer fra roden ”yam”, der betyder at holde eller understøtte den energi der ligger i et bestemt element, objekt eller begreb.

Light Coffee Yantra af Christina Weisgard

For nogle år siden var jeg i Delhi og besøgte en familie, hvor faderen er en berømt arkitekt og tempel bygger. Der kom en del meget interessante personer for at konsultere ham og jeg nød timerne i deres store stue hvor alt foregik: forretning, spisning, hvile, læsning, sang og snak.

Da jeg skulle hjem fik jeg en gave af faderen; nemlig en bog om Yantras. Jeg var utrolig taknemmelig for gaven, men det var først i 2014 at jeg begyndt at arbejde med Yantras og bogen var en stor inspirationskilde – ligeså med bogen “Yantra, The Tantric Symbol of Cosmic Unity” skrevet af Madhu Khanna. Efter serien med Flower of Life havde jeg netop brug for inspiration til noget nyt og Yantras var det perfekte.

Violet Yantra af Christina Weisgard

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Concept of the Yantra

“The Sanskrit word ‘yantra’ derives from the root ‘yam’ meaning to sustain, hold or support the energy inherent in a particular element, object or concept. In its first meaning, ‘yantra’ may refer to any kind of mechanical contrivance which is harnessed to aid an enterprise. A yantra in this sense, therefore, is any sort of machine or instrument such as is used in architecture, astronomy, alchemy, chemistry, warfare or recreation. A Sanskrit text of the eleventh century AD, Samaranganasutradhara, on the science of architecture, gives vivid descriptions of the making and operating of such mechanical yantras as a wooden flying bird, wooden aeroplanes meant to fly with hot mercury as fuel, male and female robot figures, etc.

The vast observatories built in Delhi and jaipur under the patronage of jai Singh (1686-1734) are called jantar-Mantar, as their massive structures are astronomical ‘instruments’ (yantras) for recording heavenly phenomena.

The meaning of the term yantra has been expanded to refer to religious enterprises, and has acquired a special theological significance. Mystic yantras are aids to and the chief instruments of meditative discipline. Basically a yantra used in this context and for this purpose is an abstract geometrical design intended as a ‘tool’ for meditation and increased awareness.”