Highly accomplished Yogis can read what's going on in other's minds. This they can achieve by a process called Samyama. Here Yantras are not required.
This is a Yogic Siddhi and thus not a sin. Even deities know our thoughts and are witnesses of all our actions.
Patanjali Yoga Sutras Vibhooti Pada chapter has the following sutra:
In my personal experience I have seen several types of yantras used by Sri Vaishnavas and in Pancharathra/Vaikhanasa temples. It would be a futile attempt to list them all for the reasons I will outline below.
A yantra is a physical manifestation of a mantra. The text of the mantra itself is etched onto a metal sheet (typically copper/silver/gold/panchaloha)...
Yes, Mandalas are very essential components of Trika Shaivism. In many rituals, deities are worshipped inside Mandala form. Sri Abhinavagupta frequently discusses the use of Mandalas to perform various rituals in Tantraloka and Tantrasara. For example, in chapter 14 of Tantrasara, he discusses forming a Mandala in the form of Tridents and invoking deities in ...
The designs of the Yantras all come from the Tantras and Lord Shiva is the creator. That is basically how they have come to being.
In Mahanirvana Tantra's 1st Chapter the Mother Goddess says:
By Thee also have been composed for the good and liberation of men the Tantras, a mass of Agamas and Nigamas, which bestow both enjoyment
and liberation, ...
I am adding my own partial answer based on information found on Astrojyoti.com
According to the author of the above article, the correct color fillings for Sri Yantra has been given in various Scriptures. But the author quotes only the Mantra Mahodadhi.
For quite sometime I have been observing the many multi coloured sri
yantra pictures published in ...
A mantra when obtained from a competent Guru purifies one's mind eventually leading to moksha. How does that work? Prolonged meditation leads to accumulation of spiritual energy. A Guru with such a storehouse of energy transfers a portion of his energy when initiating a disciple with a mantra. When a disciple repeats such a mantra his mind is purified by ...
True. Chakra is a pattern that holds energy in it. Particularly Shri chakra yantra is made with a specific metal (I believe its copper). The dot is the centre of this yantra is called 'bindu' and this is where all its energy is stored. This yantra holds and emits positive energy when invoked by chanting special mantras.These mantras contain beeja aksharas. ...
The following image is a correct form of Sri Yantra. But some other forms are also correct.
Quoting from Astrojyoti.com, from where the image is taken:
Shree Chakra pooja or Yantra Pooja is the worship of a deity in a
diagrammatic form. This type of worship exists in a lot of the other
parts of the world also. To enjoy the benefits of Shri Chakra ...
You can venerate the yantra with simple kumkum or flowers or rice grain etc.
You can chant parashurAma gayatri mantra
परशुराम गायत्री मंत्र :-
ॐ जामदग्न्याय विद्महे महावीराय धीमहि ! तन्न: परशुराम: प्रचोदयात !
‘ॐ रां रां ॐ रां रां ॐ परशुहस्ताय नम:
or simple naama mantra.
Here is a stotra which can be used while worshiping his ...
What exactly is the purpose of this yantra?
First, we need to know what the purpose of a Yantra in general is.
In Hinduism, although the God is essentially stated to be Nirguna, but Saguna worship is mainly recommended, as worshipping the form-less is basically an impossible task.
And, for that purpose, symbols (Pratik) are introduced in various ...
The verse is talking about the abheda (non-difference) that exists between yantra, mantra and devata.
There is a very similar verse in the Kularnava Tantra's 6th chapter (86th verse).
yantram mantramayam proktam devata mantrarupini | yantre sa
pujita devi sahasaiva prasidati ||
Yantra is endowed with mantras (or mantric qualities); and devata is
of the ...
Deeksha may be or may not be necessary for attaining Brahma Jnana or SELF REALISATION. It depends on the prArabdha of the individual concerned.
1) Ramakrishna "Gadadhar" Chattopadhyay later known as Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa had Gurus for initiating him into various methods of worship of the Almighty.
Bhairavi Brahmani initiated Ramakrishna into Tantra,
You can find detailed pooja process and yantra pooja of Sri Ganesha in texts like mantra mahodadhi.
You can check the second chapter starting from page 48.
It also has nyasa and other necessary details for the pooja. Nevertheless, one should be initiated before taking up these poojas and upasanas.
The word Yantra basically means "a device". The use of device varies according to its structure and shape. There are many types of yantras and the answer for your question is yes to some extent. I'll rather Ans your two questions separately.
By 'common' if you mean, is it the only possible common remedy, then the ans is no. Now see yantra and ...
Basically, Yantras are the sources of energy and it will be activated if we recite a certain mantra constantly. Once it is activated, it will start transmitting its powers to the surroundings. It makes a impact to a human based on his capacity. It is again proportional to his spiritual capacity where he can intake the power. It is a vast subject to get a ...