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Yantras

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The Yantra is related to the mystery of the mind. Meditation helps one to fully understand the universal laws. By understanding the universal laws and following their orders one can create a Yantra. One can also set the rules and

organize them so that they will fit with the natural forces around us. To the nonbeliever, a Yantra is only a superstition. To the faithful, it represents a miniature cosmos in which Vairocana Buddha (the Creator) resides above and in

the center, surrounded by the Gods and Saints. Seeing the Yantra is like seeing the emblem of Buddha. The thoughts about Buddha should constantly be in one's mind.

The power of the Buddhas will manifest through the person because of the worship, the faith, the prayers and the vows to follow the Buddhas' wisdom and virtue path. From this, the devoted person will get whatever he wishes, and the

ability to perform miracles to convert others. Because it is a very hard subject to master, the practitioner of the Yantras must devote great effort in researching it through meditation. Even the advanced practitioner of the True Words

Sect (Shingon sect) is unable to know all the Yantras completely.

The Mantra, Mudra, and Yantra are the perfect tools and the sacred codes to perform the magic generally used to preserve good teachings and to stop false ones. Once the practitioner understands the meaning of the Mantra, the Mudra and

Yantra, he will be able to discover the three mysteries of the body, speech and mind by forming the Mudra, reciting the Dharani and focusing his Mind on the Yantra. The practice of the Three Secrets will protect him and others. He can also transmit it to his disciple. When he practices the Three Secrets he is in the same realm with the Buddha, which is the Bodhi realm (paradise).

He can have powers and become one with the Creator. This is made possible by the method of Yoga Samadhi of Secret Buddhism. Yantras 1 and 2 represents two magic Yantras from The Southern Secret Buddhism. They are important sacred Yantras used for protection and good luck, for exorcising rituals and for helping in spiritual advancement. Yantra 3 represents the power of “Union”. It is used in the ritual of inserting a needle into a body part. This will protect a person

from all spells and disasters inflicted by the wrathful Gods.

The Magic Pennant, a Yantra for luck, health, physical, and spiritual life Yantra 4 - This is the emblem that represents the sect of Five Buddhas (The Buddhas in 5 directions of the earth and its five heavenly armies). It brings about peace during meditation.

The yantra for longevity Yantra used to guard against robber and wild beasts

Yantra for exorcism
The Yantra for life protection
Yantra used to protect one’s home and property

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