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Search on the internet, and you will find much written about the Sri Yantra (loosely meaning 'great object')

It is exceedingly complex, mathematically, to construct it perfectly (mine is not perfect!) It is generally used as a focus of meditation (tantric or otherwise). It has connections both to Hinduism and to Buddhism.

For me it is a fascinatingly dynamic and complex representation of the Cosmos, having both practical and spiritual associations.

Originally I designed this flash animation of the Sri Yantra to fly apart at the 'end' and then to reform, looping endlessly as an association with the expansion and contraction of the universe. Some people liked it this way, and others were quite disturbed by it. I decided to make this one a bit calmer and allow it to gradually fade out instead, before reforming.

Some people have told me that they like to use the animation as a meditational focus....

I hope you will enjoy looking at it, whether you choose to use it that way or not. If you are interested in learning more about the Sri an internet search or a visit to the library will net you extensive (and sometimes conflicting) information about it.
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:iconblissart:
Sri Yantra is a Indian hinduism concept....& I am a Indian......& I really appriciate your efforts, very nice animation! Kudos! :clap: :clap:
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butterpaw Aug 24, 2006   General Artist
Heh heh, cool! and thank you :hug:
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:icon54mwi53:
That is a very bold concept. It reminds me both in shape and idea of a CD called Shango by a group called Juno Reactor. In fact, now that I think about it, this is what the entire CD is about.
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butterpaw Jul 17, 2006   General Artist
The Sri Yantra is very ancient. It is said to be a visual diagram of the vibrational pattern of AUM (Om), and that when it is chanted it is (somehow) manifested both physically and astrally.... It has been interpreted in many colors and with many ornamentations, but as long as the geometry (which is not as simple as it might at first appear) remains the same .. it is still a Sri Yantra. It's quite likely that Shango considered it to be an appropriate symbol to adorn their CD, and perhaps they had someone interpret it specially for them. ;-)

I am fascinated by the idea that somehow this geometric contruct could actually represent the sound of AUM ... rather like an an ancient Hindu 'Fourier transform' (or maybe a sort of oscilloscope) ;-) . In any case, it is a pattern I shall keep coming back to... there is a Tibetan Buddhist one here on my desk ... ;-)
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:icon54mwi53:
That is fascinating, maybe I could map it out on my many oscilloscopes.
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butterpaw Jul 17, 2006   General Artist
That would be neat... somewhere on the internet I found a sound clip of Aum being chanted...

perhaps a new sort of Sri Yantra could be constructed from oscilloscope readouts.. hmmm... *wanders off muttering to herself...
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:icon54mwi53:
haha, hey, you should hear some of Juno's songs, bet you'd love them. Especially "Song For Ancestors", and "Solaris"
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butterpaw Jul 17, 2006   General Artist
:-) I probably would... I don't have much access... curiously, being a composer has caused me to listen to music less... (on the whole). I think it is because from my training I perceive so much more in the music.. all its elements and structure.. it just takes a lot of energy.. although some music I can hear with analyzing... it's so easy to find myself doing it ;P
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Sharsarannon May 26, 2006  Professional General Artist
Wow..that's amazing..its almost hypnotic...
Beautiful and relaxing too.
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butterpaw May 27, 2006   General Artist
Thank you! :-) that was the intention.... some people use it as a focus for meditation, if that's not a contradition in terms, heh heh...

I'm very glad you like it :rose:
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