- Shalini K Bhatt
‘Veda’ means jnana, knowledge, as we all know. It has in it all the knowledge from cosmology to physio psycology, from matter to energy, etc., Vedas are shabdha pradhana, ie., sound dominant than the ‘artha’ the meaning. The hymn देवीं वाचमजनयन्त देवा: तान् विश्वरूपा: पशवो वदन्ति… explains that the Gods created the daivi vaak( the divine spell) that is the ‘omkara’ and this was spelled by all the animals on this earth! Also, the Taitthireeya upanishad says ….. आकाशस्संभूत: आकाशाद्वायु: वायोराप: and so on which explains how life came into existence.
According to Nyaya, Tarka shastra, शब्दगुणकमाकाशं which means element aether represents sound and so it is clear that life came into existence from shabda tatva ! Omkara is the root or the beeja roopa of sound. It is a known fact that there exists a point at which the space-time curvature becomes infinite. And from this point the whole universe came into existence. Just like that the whole universe is believed to have come in to existence from the omkara! This is represented by the bindu in the shichakra, which can be termed as pivot point which is the mUlam(root cause) of the srusti(creation), which is the parashakthi, the srshtikartri!
Vishwam ie., the universe is shabdha pradhanam, sound dominant. This is the truth, which is lately accepted by modern scientists.
A scientist named Hans Jenny performed experiments using sound frequencies on various materials such as water, sand, dust, liquid plastic and milk. Dr Jenny placed the material on a metal plate attached to a crystal oscillator which was controlled by a frequency generator capable of producing a wide range of vibrations. He then filmed and photographed what happened on the plate. He coined the term Cymatics , which is derived from the Greek ‘kyma’ meaning ‘wave’, and ‘ta kymatica’ meaning ‘matters pertaining to waves’.
Dr. Jones invented a machine called tonoscope with which he was able to interface human voice to the vibrating plate directly. His observations and experiments proved that sounds, also thoughts which are the subtler forms of sound bring up a change in the environment! In the process of his observations, when ‘Om’ was chanted into a microphone, the result obtained was just the shape of Shree chakra! And this is really astonishing! This was demonstrated by the image mentioned below:
(Mandala shri yantra obtained when OM was chanted by a human voice)
Apart from this fact the concept of srichakra has been much emphasized in the vaimanika sastra. The fact is, for the navigation of planes in olden days, different energy points were located on earth and based up on the energy radiations of these points, the navigation of vimanas were done. when all these energy points are connected in to a grid the result is three dimensional srichakra. which is illustrated below:
The above mentioned is similar to the Electromagnetic grid system found in our body in 7 forms the sapta chakras- the crown or the sahasraara chakra, the third eye or the aajna chakra, the throat or the vishuddha chakra, the heart or the Anahatha chakra, the solar plexus or the Manipura chakra, the sacral or the SvadhiShthana chakra, the root chakra).
In the same manner, the earth has 7dones of energy centers. Since it is an accepted fact that ’ यत् ब्रह्माण्डे तत् पिण्डे which means geomancy and somamcy are the two sides of the same coin, what all exists in the universe, the same exists in the living beings! and also can be said the vice verse!
When we harmonize geo we automatically harmonize soma and vice verse. This is the exact representation of srichakra.
This fact is not simply a hype, Germans who all have an eye on our Vedas were able to realize this fact and during the World War II, the Scriptures available on these concepts have been stolen by German spies as per the instructions of Hitler and Germans were able to manufacture anti-gravity planes which had vertical lift.
The pyramids have an important property of trapping strong pranic field inside it and the objects and organisms beneath it get tuned to this pranic field automatically! The design of the shrichakra coincides with the geometry of the Great Pyramid of Egypt, whose base angles measure 51.5032 degrees. This is called ‘phi’ or the ‘golden proportion’ which acts as a preservative for the objects inside the enclosure.
The Shree yantra comprises of four triangles with apexes facing up(shiva) and five triangles with apexes facing down(shakti) and the bindu is present in the centre. Two lotus circles, one with eight petals and the other with sixteen petals; three rings and 34 right angles.
Some scholars also represent the nava avaranas of the shree yantra to the growth of the foetus in the human body for nine months in the womb of the mother!
It is believed that through the right way of worship of shree yantra, that is the navavarana puja, along with right chanting of the consecutive mantras, the consecutive chakras, the consecutive elements in the human body and also the elements in the universe gets energized and purified!
This yantra is composed of two sets of triangles and chakras, one within the other, centered upon the bindu. The four triangles which point upwards, represent the Shiva element, and the five pointing downwards, represent the Shakti element.
The outer part of the shree yantra, contains a square with a gate way on each side. This square represents the human body and the eight corners here are the eight elements of the body..This part is called the bhupura, which represents the earth element.
This square has three layers where the three layers represent tamas, rajas and satva gunas – The three qualities of human beings. The base quality is tamas or the darkness or the ignorance. After passing this stage comes a stage of little bit of light or knowledge or rajas and then comes the satvic stage full of light or knowledge! So at the base level the sadhaka is supposed to cross these three stages and then start mounting the hill(meru) of enlightenment to mingle with the eternal!
After crossing these next comes the three concentric circles. The outer circle represents manah, middle one represents buddhi and the innermost circle represents jivatman! After uplifting his mind from the stage of darkness that is tamas to the stage of light that is sattva, one has to now use his less wavering manas, now filled with light, use his buddhi to realize the soul! Once we are able to realize the soul, we are ready to experience the subtlest energies of our body and the universe!
By awakening the energy present in the 7 chakras(represented by the petals in shriyantra), one can tap the much more subtler forms of energies like the eight siddhis.
aNima – by this siddhi, one can reduce his body even to the size of an atom
Laghima – with this siddhi, one can reduce his weight to nil, alomost weightless
Mahima – which helps to expand one’s body to a very huge form
Garima – with this siddhi,one can become infinitely heavy
Prapti – a state when one can touch even the moon and the stars from the place where he is.ie., having unrestricted access to all places
PrAkAmya – when one becomes capable of doing everything he wishes to
Ishitva – possessing absolute lordship over all those formed by the five elements which are liable to srshti, stithi and laya
Then comes the triangles where the three vertexes represent jnana shakti, kriya shakti and ichchashakti. If one reaches a state where he makes use of all these, there is no doubt of becoming one with the eternal!
And finally one reaches the bindu which is the prAnashakti which is holding the whole universe and become one with it!