One of the most interesting mental models I have come across in recent times is Prasad Kaipas use of the tetrahedron. I have been playing with it. Our consulting group took the exploration of our work processes based on the paper Application of Pyramid Building in Organisations : Aligning Strategy, process and people in organisations by Prasad Kaipa, Chris Newham and Russ Vokkmann.
As I worked with the model further, I started bringing it into my medative practice. In one such session, I experienced the padmasana as a mudra (body gesture) of the tetrahedron. My mooladhara chakra and the two hands in a dhyana mudra became the base. My head was the apex and my hridaya (the centre of my being) the centroid. This was very powerful experience. It has triggered off an intense enquiry in me on the question “What is my reason for being?” “Who is the quintessential me?” “Have I nurtured this being or have I distorted this being through compulsions to become something?” “Are my intentions true reflections of my reason for being?” I have not got any conclusive answers to these questions. I believe that the question and the enquiry are more important than answers anyway. I am sharing in this paper the process by which I came to experience the tetrahedron as a Yantra.