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A sacred symbol
Hindus use three kinds of external symbols for worship: The image cast in human forms. The most subtle form, the mantras, which is divine power clothed in the fundamental sounds. Yantras, or charkas, which are geometric representations of the deity. The Shaktas, or followers of Shakti worship, consider the Sri Yantra, or Sri Chakra, the holiest among them
The Sri Chakra is conceived as Shiva-Shakti. The diagram consists of a series of triangles around a small central circle called the bindu. The bindu represents the Shiva-Shakti in union, from which the rest of the diagram, representing the cosmos, is evolved. Enclosing the bindu and superimposed on each other are the four Shiva triangles (Srikanthas) pointing upwards, and five Shakti triangles (Shiva-Yuvatis) pointing downwards. These constitute the nine dhatus, or basic categories, of the universe, evolving from the Supreme Mother represented by the bindu. The triangles are surrounded by two circles of lotuses, one with eight petals (Vasudala) and the other with sixteen petals (Kalasra). Outside these, are three circles (mekhalatraya) and a rectangular enclosure (Bhupura) of three lines for the whole figure, with entrances on the four sides.
Srichakra Name of Aavarana Meaning Pinda (body ) Anda (Cosmos)
1 Parallel lines Trailokya mohana Capitulating the 3 worlds Prana Maheswara
2 16 petals Sarvaasa pari Poorakam Fulfilling all desires Sukla Sudda vidya
3 8 petals Sarva sam kshobhanam Controlling everybody Majja Maya
4 14 triangles Sarvasaubha agya dayakam Giving all good fortunes Asthi Aakasa
5 10 triangles Sarvaartha sadhakam Attaining all desired things Medhas Vayu
6 10 traiangles Sarva raksha karam Protecting everybody Mamsa Tejas
7 8 triangles Sarva rogaharam Removing all ailments Asruk Ap
8 Central triangle Sarva siddhi pradam Giving all attainments Twak Prithvi
9 Bindu Sarvananda mayam Filled with total bliss Jeeva Sadhasiva
Omkar Rupini - A bhajan in praise of Shakti - Audio
Relationship between OMkara - Srichakra - Devi
Dr. Hans Jenny, a pioneer in the field of cymatics, the study of the interrelation-ship between energy and matter, conducted a series of experiments on the Hindu mantra “OM”, utilizing a tonoscope which is a device that transforms sounds into their visual representations on a screen. Dr Jenny found that when “OM” was correctly intoned into a tonoscope, a circle appeared which is then filled in with concentric squares and triangles, finally producing, as the last traces of the ‘M’ disappear from the screen, the core structure of the Sri Chakra. These experiments are a scientific confirmation of what the Rishis had cognized. This is substantiated by the Bhajan "OM Kara Rupini" which you can listen and enjoy by clicking on the Audio link above.Dr. Hans Jenny, a pioneer in the field of cymatics, the study of the interrelation-ship between energy and matter, conducted a series of experiments on the Hindu mantra “OM”, utilizing a tonoscope which is a device that transforms sounds into their visual representations on a screen. Dr Jenny found that when “OM” was correctly intoned into a tonoscope, a circle appeared which is then filled in with concentric squares and triangles, finally producing, as the last traces of the ‘M’ disappear from the screen, the core structure of the Sri Chakra. These experiments are a scientific confirmation of what the Rishis had cognized. This is substantiated by the Bhajan "OM Kara Rupini" which you can listen and enjoy by clicking on the Audio link above.
Jenny made use of crystal oscillators and an invention of his own by the name of the tonoscope to set these plates and membranes vibrating. The tonoscope was constructed to make the human voice visible without any electronic apparatus as an intermediate link. This yielded the amazing possibility of being able to see the physical image of the vowel, tone or song a human being directly produced. Not only could one hear a melody - one could see it, too!
Jenny called this new area of research cymatics, which comes from the Greek kyma, wave. Cymatics could be translated as: the study of how vibrations, in the broad sense, generate and influence patterns, shapes and moving processes. In Hans Jenny's tonoscope experiments the sounding of 'OM' produces the circle O which is then filled in with concentric squares and triangles, finally producing (when last traces of sound have died away) the geometric expression of sacred vibration found in many world religions
In his research with the tonoscope, Jenny noticed that when the vowels of the ancient languages of Hebrew and Sanskrit were pronounced, the sand took the shape of the written symbols for these vowels. Experimentation with modern languages general produced chaos. Is it possible that the ancient Hebrews and Indians knew this? Could there be something to the concept of "sacred language?" Would other sacred languages produce similar results i.e. Tibetan, Egyptian or Chinese. These languages have always proposed that they have the capacity to influence and transform physical reality through the recitation or chanting of sacred syllables and mantras.
Formation of Sri Chakra in Nature
AUM in Nature-AUM Parvat in the Himalayas
Effect of Prayer (Sound) on Water
Masaru Emoto has been conducting worldwide research on the effect of ideas, words, and music upon the molecules of water, and the descriptions below are taken from the book of his published results.
The photo on the left is of a frozen water sample from the lake at Fujiwara Dam, in Japan. As you can see, the water's structure is dark and amorphous, with no crystalline formations.
After the above water sample had been taken, the Reverend Kato Hoki, chief priest of the Jyuhouin Temple, made a one-hour prayer practice beside the dam. After that, new water samples were taken, frozen and photographed. As you can see (at left), the change is stunning--the ugly blob of the former sample has become a clear, bright-white hexagonal crystal-within-a-crystal.
It is clear from this experiment that by prayer and proper chanting we can heal the world and also humanbeings since 75% of the Earth and Humanbeings are madeup of water.
Music 'aids the healing process'
Listening to music makes us feel better - but many doctors are now beginning to believe that it does much more. There is emerging evidence that it can bring about physical changes to the body that can improve our health. The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London has regular performances - and has seen impressive results. A scientific study by the hospital has found that patients who listen to live music need less drugs and recover more quickly than those who do not.
According to Dr Rosalia Staricoff, who carried out the study, there is growing scientific evidence that music aids physical changes which can help heal the body. She said: "The physiological benefits have been measured. Music reduces blood pressure, the heart rate, and hormones related to stress."
Meditation enhances Compassion
Researchers at the University of Wisonsin-Madison said that meditation can cultivate compassion and kindness. Meditation affects brain regions that can make a person more empathetic to other people’s mental state.
Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), the study found that positive emotions such as loving kindness and compassion can be learned. Scans of subjects who had extensive experience in practicing compassion meditation showed that the brain circuits used to detect emotions and feelings where dramatically changed.
Associate scientist Antoine Lutz said the capacity to cultivate compassion may also be useful for preventing depression in people who are susceptible to it. The researchers are interested in teaching compassion meditation to young children as a way to prevent bullying, aggression, and violence.
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