Yantra

The Meaning of the Yantra

“Truth is one, paths are many”

Integral Yoga is a complete Yoga, and the Integral Yoga yantra is also complete. It is a representation of the entire cosmos.

Sometimes external images are used in meditation or worship to symbolize or express certain Divine ideas and qualities. When mantras (sound formulas used in meditation) or Divine ideas are meditated upon, certain images are brought out. A yantra is a physical expression of a mantra, which is a Divine aspect in the form of sound vibration. The yantra represents the Divine in the form of a geometrical figure.

The Integral Yoga yantra symbolizes the entire creation. Each part of the yantra corresponds to a different aspect of the cosmos. The bindhu, the dot in the very center of the yantra, represents the first physical expression, the very core of the cosmos. It is that dot which then expresses kalaa. Kalaa means the different aspects or, literally, the different rays of the different arts.

The outer petals represent the major faiths, the lesser known faiths, and even unknown faiths—all of which have evolved from the same source, the cosmic consciousness. Thus, all faiths are founded on the same essential truths.

 

Faith Symbols and Meanings

Hinduism
"In the effulgent lotus of the heart dwells Brahma, the Light of Lights" —Mundaka Upanishad

Judaism
"The Lord is my Light; whom shall I fear?"
—Psalms

Shinto
"The Light of Divine Amaterasu shines forever"
—Kurozumi Munetada

Taoism
"Following the Light, the sage takes care of all"
—Lao-tzu

Buddhism
"The radiance of Buddha shines ceaselessly"
—Dhammapada

Christianity
"I have come into the world as Light"
—The Bible

Islam
"Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth"
—The Koran

Sikhism
"God, being Truth, is the one Light of all"
—Adi Granth

African Faiths
"God is the sun beaming Light everywhere"
—Tribal African

Native American Faiths
“The Light of Wakan-Tanka is upon my people”
—Song of Kablaya

Other Known Faiths
"Truth is one, paths are many"

Faiths Still Unknown