PAINTING AND TEXT BY SARAH TOMLINSON DEVANAGARI AND TRANSLITERATION BY DR. JOHN CASEY
Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of abundance. She represents prosperity of all forms: health, wealth, light,
courage and beauty. Her beauty inspires us to be creative, nurturing and brave; it encourages us to develop
qualities that lead to a balanced and self-sustaining life.
The archetypal energy of Lakshmi also asks us to nourish ourselves, a quality evoked through practices such
as gazing at the Yantra and repeating the mantra. We
also cultivate our ability to nourish ourselves with food,
massage, compassionate friends, right livelihood, and
daily spiritual practices.
Images of Lakshmi frequently show her bearing lotus
flowers and giving the gesture of a blessing. The lotus
flowers represent the blossoming goodness within us
that, given a little nurturing, will always be revealed.
Lakshmi’s Yantra is an attractive array of bright colors.
Given that she is beauty incarnate, her Yantra reflects
this in its abundance of gorgeous colors within a balanced six-pointed star configuration. If you feel that
you need to amp up the laws of attraction, gazing at
the Lakshmi Yantra while reciting her mantra is a good
place to start.
I am nourished by the abundance of lakshmi.
Sarah Tomlinson is the author of Nine Designs for Inner Peace (Destiny Books, 2008) and a student of the late, great Harish Johari. She teaches
Yantra Painting and Yoga worldwide. For more information: yantratecture.com
Dr. John Casey teaches classes in Sanskrit and Yoga philosophy at Loyola Marymount University, at the University of California at Irvine and at
Yoga studios and other venues around the country. For LMU classes, visit: lmu.edu