Yantra (यन्त्र) is the Sanskrit word for a mystical diagram, especially diagrams or amulets supposed to possess occult powers in astrological or magicalbenefits in the Tantric traditions of the Indian religions. Traditionally such symbols are used in Eastern mysticism to balance the mind or focus it on spiritual concepts. The act of wearing, depicting, enacting and/or concentrating on a yantra is held to have spiritual or astrological or magical benefits in the Tantrictraditions of the Indian religions.
Shapes and patterns commonly employed in yantra include squares, triangles, circles and floral patterns but may also include more complex and detailed symbols, for instance:
This month I’ve been concentrating on tulips. I’ve been painting or sketching at least one a day and creating a list about tulips from my research - Tulips from A - Z.
There is a comforting poem - below - about tulips and loved ones who are no longer with us.
Many of my friends have lost loved ones and I hope this will provide comfort.
Honey, no matter where you are, I'm with you.
When the breeze brushes your cheek, that's me.
When the stars sparkle and shine, that's me.
When the tulips bloom in spring, that's me."
~ Lisa Schroeder, Far From You
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