These dimensions, motions and vital airs are described in their sequential continuities, whereas, in the relative world of which we have limited range
of perception, they all, and subequent factors, occur relatively all at once. The intercourse of these elements described, so far, are the
contributing factors as to why "spheres" are the common archtypes of forms we perceive in this hologramatic Universe, from the smallest of subatomic
particles in realms smaller than our everyday existence, to the grand scales of our cosmology of solar systems, galaxies and constellations. This
continuum, however sterile in our illustration here, pervades the Universe and has subsequent elements and factors as well.
How to Utilize the Swastika Yantra for Your Spiritual Progress
The realm of mind where archtypes operate -- both universal archtypes relevant anywhere in the Universe, and those archtypes borne of ethno-cultural
origins -- are within the Vijanamaya Kosa, which is polished and optimized through Dharana. Dharana is furthered through Yantras.
A case in point that comes close to the heart of every yogi is illustrated in the mechanized geometry we utilize to both dispel ignorance in ourselves
and to determine patterns of action to further the wellbeing of all living entities and lay the foundation for a healthier society through these
mechanizations, known as "yantras" ["Y" is pronounced as a "J" when it appears at the beginning of a word] in Sanskrit.
The principles for yantras are the same as those of both art and geometry, including that the shape, though seemingly static, makes the mind flow in
certain patterns and towards particular points of focus. Two of the most common yantras we use in Tantra or yoga are the hexagram and the swastika.
Recent history misrendered the swastika, its meaning and historical precedence so I will use it as an example, in both function and art, of how being
uninformed, underinformed, misinformed, disinformed, and willfully clueless leads people astray from both truth and facts.
Below you will see a statue of Buddah with a swastika on his torso. Which way does it seem the swastika would spin if it was blowing in the wind? Many
people in the world, nearly everyone in the West, would experience this statue "as is", though that "as is" is a more material[istic] rendering --
a presumptuous disposition on the perceiver's part -- based upon contemporary mindsets, than the art actually is ... from both the original artist(s)
and from the themes of art and science in the culture(s) from which such renderings of Buddha and the swastikas upon the torsos from which this art
Many people fashionably curious about or interested in Buddhism may remark that the Nazi's rendering of the swastika in more recent times is that
"they twisted the swastika" or that "they turned it around" or "they reversed it". "So what", you may say, it's only a shape. If it is "only
a shape" than whoever may be witnessing or remarking such hasn't got a clue about art even in its shallowest realms, so deanimated by materialistic
mindset they have deteriorated toward. Art, and most certainly spiritual geometry are purposefully engineered to bring about subtle effects that
further human progress in any and every realm of life.
So, why does the direction of the swastika matter and why is it on Buddha's torso in art? Was Buddha a Nazi? Nazism, or National Socialism, was
created in the 20th Century as an alternative to both capeetalism and especially to communism. The swastika, in human spiritual practices, is much
older than 7,000 years. Why does it exist at all? For one, it is among the simplest of forms, round which other forms and concepts evolve, similarly
to how hydrogen or helium are considered at the core of elements in chemistry.
[edit on 8-6-2010 by Mystical Sadhu]