Tantra as its root meaning indicates, is a means of spreading or propagating knowledge –knowledge both spiritual and that which is conducive to worldly happiness. It is a means to attain chaturvarga-the four objectives of knowledge. Tantras claim equal sanctity and importance as Vedas; even Agmas speak about their greatness. Agama texts say that all the Arsha or Arya spiritual literature dwell in Maya and not fit for absolute knowledge. However Yantra-Mantra aspect of Vedic and Tantrik paths of spiritual practice comes to them from ancient ritualism found in pre-Vedic age. Pre-Vedic form of Tantrik practice still persist in Damar and various other minor forms of Tantras in which howling, crying; anything can be a mantra. Ancient form of Yantra is found in the form of Vedic Yajna-vedi and Mandala, perhaps, various forms of Yantras that have become universal in Tantra tradition would have been evolved from it.
Yantra according Indian metaphysics is geometric representation of energies. In Hindu Tantras, Mantra is said to be the rays of consciousness “Mantras chinmarichayah-Shiva Sutra” that Yantra represents figuratively. Indian seekers after truth believed that everything in this world represents the abstract energies of goddess, hence, every visual phenomena is a form of Yantra. Every visual form is a Yantra. Read More…
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