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Kunta

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TWELVE FRACTAL MANDALAS

Fractal mandalas represent effective instruments of correction of psycho-emotional and psycho-energetic state of a person. They represent a synthesis of ancient Indian and Tibetan mandalas, magical science with fractal ornaments. Designed with the aid of a computer, such fractal sets are the result of dynamic chaos — a source of endless variety and diversity of natural forms discovered by modern physics. Images of dynamic chaos have amazing harmony and endless diversity of forms that have the ability to help a person concentrate in meditation for a long time. These particularities of fractals are used in constructing the Fractal mandalas developed by the author.

The magical signs and mandalas are effective only under conditions of deep concentration on them. The ability to concentrate, developed in the East after many years of daily practice, is not real for contemporary humans in the world. But with the help of Fractal mandalas, this process can be substantially eased, which allows this effective instrument of ancient magical mandalas and signs to become attainable for contemporary man.

These Fractal signs are taken from the book by Dr. Evgueni Faidych, "Psychotrauma and Karma". These ancient mandalas have been traditionally used for correction of psycho-emotional relations, value systems organisation and stereotypical behaviour, as well as psycho-energetic of humans (chakras and acupuncture channels). With their basis in the science from Kunta Yoga, one of the most ancient mystical traditions in India, the Fractal ornaments have been selected by the author with the help of special computer programs. The effectiveness of the developed mandalas have been tested by contemporary methods of electro encephalogram and psychological tests, as well as being evaluated by experts in the practice of meditation in esoteric traditions in India and Tibet.

These mandalas are effective both when meditating on them and when displayed in the room as an element of design acting through the unconscious (subsensory) perception.

Ahimsa

Ahimsa

1. This sign transforms feelings of hatred and aggression. This is viewed as one of the most important principles of spiritual development, since an attitude of love and non-violence towards any living being forms the basis of inner growth.

According to beliefs of ancient India, aggression and hatred feed on fear and anger. Fear and anger are transformed through meditation on the Ahimsa mandala. This meditation diminishes the fear of the unknown future, fear of material loss, even, and perhaps most importantly, the fear of death. One might suspect that this diminished fear might interfere with our control of our life, detaching us from our social environment. But this concern is invalidated by experience. We continue to live a normal life, but no longer become hysterical and hyperactive in reaction to fear and anger. Like walking the narrowest bridge between two mountains, if we constantly think about falling into the awaiting abyss and shake with fear, we are likely to fall. If we are mindful, but don't panic, then we will successfully reach the other mountain. Such mindfulness and inner stability are achieved through practising the Ahimsa principle.

Working with Ahimsa is highly recommended when you feel nervous, afraid, aggressive, irritable, or restless. Meditating on Ahimsa opens the heart chakra, located in the middle of the chest, between the nipples. That's the spot where we generate the feeling of love, kindness and interconnectedness with other beings while meditating. While we sometimes may think: how is it possible to love those beings which are evil and unattractive, we should always remember that even the worst creatures may harbour a seed of goodness inside of them.

The practice of Ahimsa reminds us of the general goodness of human nature and helps us connect with it in ourselves and others.

Satya

Satya

2. Satya stands for truthfulness. This implies being honest and sincere, not only with other human beings, but — most importantly, with ourselves. To put it another way, this is an ability and willingness to perceive the world as it is, in its true form. Modern researches make it clear that a deformed perception of the world is the main cause of misjudgement and destructiveness. For instance, a criminal may see his victim as a wretched, vile creature, thus justifying the victim's destruction. We can see this attitude prevalent in such totalitarian regimes as fascism and communism, which view the elimination of inferior races or class enemies as a virtuous deed.

Satya is connected with the concept of Maya, an immensely important concept in the esoteric thought of India. Maya, illusory reality, is the wrong or inadequate perception of the world around us. It is Maya which blocks our unlimited potential, gives us a wrong idea of life's limitations, forces, energies, abilities. By working with the Satya principle, we overcome these barriers and learn to enjoy our full potential. This is the basis of our future spiritual growth and development.

In addition, Satya is useful when we feel discouraged or unable to overcome life's difficulties. In such cases, meditating on a Satya sign inside of a Fractal mandala enables us to broaden our perspective and discover new options.

Asteya

Asteya

3. Asteya [a stay_ uh] is a magical sign of Kunta Yoga, which has traditionally been used for overcoming fears and obsessive desires connected with the material plane. From Indian and Tibetan philosophical viewpoints, material attachments are one of the main reasons for human suffering. While possessing material objects temporarily provides the illusion of fulfilling our needs, it results in striving to possess more and more material things, which provides less and less satisfaction. It is like narcotic addiction, where the drug dosage must increase over time because the pleasure resulting from using the drug provides decreasing pleasure. This in turn results in fear of losing material objects and their associated pleasure; for example: ownership, money, sexual partner, etc. The consequence of this is that additional psychic energy is needed, exhausting the psycho-emotional status of the person. This does not imply that everyone should become a monk and refuse all material attachments. It simple requires us to control the power of the material plane, so that it doesn't suppress our spirituality. But if there is too much attachment to materiality, we create a high probability of losing everything.

The sign of Asteya could be used when you feel obsessive passions concerning losing money, job, property, etc., when you want to have more and more and cannot stop obsessive thoughts and behaviours in support of materialistic desires and fears. At these times, meditate on the Asteya sign displayed in your room. This is traditionally considered to enable you to clear your mind, reach a quiet inner state, achieve self-support and become successful at overcoming life's difficulties.

Brahmacharya

Brahmacharya

4. The Brahmacharya principle is often understood as celibacy. This is not exactly true, since following the Brahmacharya principle does not necessarily mean the rejection of sexual activities in general. Instead, it indicates the wise use of sexual energy, which means not wasting it in a pursuit of short-term pleasures.

All ancient traditions have viewed sexual energy as one of the main sources of spiritual transformation. To this end it is necessary to gain control over it, learn how to restrain it and use it effectively. That ability may be achieved by meditating on a Fractal mandala containing a Brahmacharya sign. Those who have mastered the Brahmacharya techniques are able to control their sexual needs and monitor sexual energy. To put this differently, they gain the ability to tune out their sexual desire when it is appropriate to do so, and to direct the energy in order to achieve other goals. Such a person is not subject to the experience of primitive sexual lust that might make him lose his head. He will always have sex with a suitable partner, towards whom he holds a deep feeling of warm affection. It seems necessary to add that Brahmacharya, due to its ability to monitor the flow of sexual energy, is one of the most important and widely used signs in Indian and Tibetan Tantric practices.

Meditating on Brahmacharya might be reasonable if you are unable to cope with your sexual desire. It is also effective for treating various disturbances of sexual character. This meditation will certainly help you to attain sexual harmony in your life, as well as improve your stamina. It's connected to Svadhistana chakra located below navel, in the area of upper part of pelvic bones.

Aparigraha

Aparigraha

5. The last sign of Yama is Aparigraha which means to be free of collecting. It is another aspect of Asteya, because it relates to being uncertain of one's future. A man afraid of possible difficulties and material losses has a tendency to accumulate wealth, to collect things that he does not need at the moment.

This attitude is based on a lack of belief in one's own abilities, as well as a belief in God. This is why many people's lives are full of anxiety, uncertainty, failures and depression. Such people, unable to be balanced, are incapable of concentrating their efforts and stabilising their mind. They waste a lot of energy.

Those who have achieved the realisation of the Aparigraha principle in their lives are more disciplined and balanced. They know that everything will come to them in its own time, so there is no reason to worry about the future. They understand that its much better to make the best out of the current situation, then to create the material basis for achieving uncertain goals in a distant future. Think of how many people have wasted their lives trying to collect enough money so they could engage in spiritual practices or creative activities! These people often end with nothing.

Thus, Aparigraha enables us to dismiss one of modern civilisation's most popular myths: "First we must create the conditions necessary for safety, and only then do what we want to do." This, of course, doesn't mean that we should altogether stop caring about our physical comfort, but it should never become the main focus of our life. Our constant anxiety shouldn't grab the best portion of our life's energy, ruining our physical and mental health. Meditation on Aparigraha will help us overcome these problems and balance the Manipura chakra located in the area of solar plexus.

Santosha

Santosha

1. The principle of Santosha (satisfaction) is aimed at getting rid of daily problems and worries that distract us from spiritual practice and destroy our concentration. This principle is about limiting our desires and needs to those that are vital for our survival. By practicing Santosha we stop chasing material wealth and start developing spiritual aspects of our life.

Unsatisfied mind cannot develop one-pointed concentration. In the East they say that satisfaction and serenity are special mental states that arise when "flame of spirit is not disturbed by wind of desires".

Practice of Santosha principle is very useful for people born in the Western society with its idea of success and importance of material values. It is not connected to any special chakra and should be used when working with the chakra where we feel a disturbing desire.

Saucha

Saucha

2. Saucha is the second sign of Niyama and is translated as "purity". In ancient traditions the practice of purification played a very important role since only those who had achieved external (bodily and energetic) and internal (mental) purity were allowed to take part in all kinds of religious and magical rituals.

This process includes purification of body (bathing, fasting, etc) as well as cleansing subtle energy channels (pranayama, asanas, etc). Also this might be referred to "purity" of food: its source, composition, way of cooking, as well as to "purity" of place which is chosen for the practice. Internal purity means getting rid of inflictive emotions such as hatred, fury, anger, lust, pride, etc.

Thus, the sigh of Saucha may be used for cleansing and harmonizing subtle body as a system and each chakra individually. This might be used as a separate procedure or precede other stages of spiritual practice.

Svadhyaya

Svadhyaya

3. Svadhyaya means learning, self-development, self-education. In Western civilisation, "learning" often implies acquiring information considered necessary by social standards. However this new knowledge often contradicts our "inner knowing" and our inner nature. The principle of Svadhyaya means the opposite. It is the awakening of our inner potential, the potential which dwells in the deepest layers of our mind.

Contrary to normal education, this process allows the teacher and the student to enjoy the same goal. They treat each other with mutual respect and are united by spiritual love. In addition, while the teacher instructs the student, the teacher learns from the student, creating an ongoing and fulfilling relationship of mutual education. The ultimate goal of Svadhyaya is to understand the nature of the human soul and to become one with the divine nature of the Universe.

Thus, this sign helps us go into the deepest layers of our mind and realize its divine origins. Accordingly, the sign of Svadhyaya should be applied to the chakra that is connected to the gross or subtle level of our psycho-organism which we need to study and awaken. If you work with bodily planes, you should concentrate your attention on the lower chakras. If you are studying spiritual and religious issues, than apply the sign to upper chakras. The heart chakra, Anahata, should be worked with to understand the nature of spiritual love. If you have any specific karmic problems connected to previous lives, then work with the throat chakra, Vishudha.

Tapas

Tapas

4. Tapas [ta' pas] is one of the main magical signs of Kunta Yoga, which from ancient times has been used in India, Tibet, and China for transforming the energy of negative attachments (such as aggressiveness, greed, primitive physical desires and impulses) into positive energy. This released positive energy then becomes available for spiritual growth.

In Western cultures, negative passions and desires are repressed, absorbing an enormous amount of psychic energy, while forming complexes and psychosomatic blocks that make it more difficult — even impossible — to attain spiritual growth. In opposition to this, meditating on Tapas allows the acceleration and strengthening of our spiritual growth, using this transformation of negative attachments in the way that heat transmutes water into steam, or a that the combustion engine transmutes gasoline into revolution for movement.

Tapas has traditionally been used to transform negative passions, desires, and primitive instinctive passions; for example, aggressive feelings, fears, lust, addictions to alcoholism, smoking, etc. In such cases, meditation on Tapas is recommended several times a day. It's best to do it when feeling the peak of such negative attachments. The meditation ends when you feel the reduction of the negative emotion's power. This sign displayed in the room, as well as the small portable amulet, will help to sublimate one's negative tendencies between meditations.

Ishvara-prandha

Ishvara-prandha

5. Ishvara-prandha is the last sign of Niyama. It usually indicates dedicating all the actions of our body and mind to God, and accepting the natural development of events.

The goal of working with this sign is to destroy at its root the system of obscure desires that lead us to misperceive and misunderstand the nature of the world. The urge to satisfy our numerous desires is similar to drug addiction. For this reason, it is often called "narcotic bhakti" ("bhakti" meaning "love", "cherishing"). This pattern of obtaining satisfaction attaches a person to the object of his or her desire, but this object can provide only short-time pleasure, creating hunger for more and more pleasure. Since in this process the pleasure's intensity necessarily decreases and fear of losing the object of pleasure increases, a person ends up with a disturbing feeling of growing dissatisfaction.

During the first stage of working with this sign, there is a release from the desire for personal enjoyment. Love and cherishing of God replaces that desire. A person stops thinking in the terms of "I" and "self" and starts to see himself or herself as one with the rest of the world.

This sign may be applied to all the chakras, starting from the lower chakras, which are related to the strongest attachments to worldly pleasures, to the upper chakras that are connected to divine planes of reality.

IM

IM

IM [eee im], a magical sign of Kunta Yoga, has powerful protective influence, simultaneously harmonising and balancing energetic centres (chakras). It has traditionally been used for correction of psycho-emotional states, reducing emotional tension, frustration and stress. Using the IM is considered very effective protection from negative psycho-energetic influences during contacts with people who tend to drain our energy, during quarrels and conflicts, as well as when we're in geographical pathological zones.

When working with IM, it is desirable and useful to simultaneously concentrate our glance on the mandala and to pronounce its mantra: it's long continuous "I" slowly and softly moves into "M". The duration of such meditation should be 3-10 minutes. A large picture of the sign, displayed in a room, and the small one which you may carry with you, are traditionally considered to provide continuously protective and harmonising effects, during and between meditations, even when routine meditation is not possible.

AUM

AUM

OM is the highest cosmic principle which is beyond the material world and everything related to it. OM is the sign which is traditionally used for developing a feeling of unity with the Universe and love for all beings.

Since this sign is connected with the subtlest and most potent cosmic energies it can be destructive to a person's gross material and subtle bodies. It is not recommended to wear the OM sign on our bodies, but to carry it separately, such as in a purse. This allows us to briefly meditate on OM when we're away from home and feel the need for spiritual practice.

Evgueny Faydysh

Kunta

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