Updated: Sep 27, 2020
The 14 enfolded polygons of the inner Tree of Life have 70 corners. 34 red corners outside the root edge are associated with one set of seven polygons and 34 blue corners are associated with the other set. The 2-dimensional Sri Yantra comprises 70 points. The 21 triangles in one half of the Sri Yantra that surround its central triangle have 34 red corners; the 21 triangles in its other half have 34 blue corners. The central triangle has one corner (the lowest one, coloured white) that is unshared with any of the 42 triangles surrounding it. This corner corresponds to the white, lower endpoint of the root edge. The black bindu at the centre of the Sri Yantra corresponds to the black, upper endpoint of the root edge. The reason for these two correspondences is as follows: the bindu is the seed source of Divine Creation, whilst the upper endpoint coincides with Daath, out of which the seven Sephiroth of Construction expressing the objective nature of God emanate. They have analogous, metaphysical meanings. Moreover, the white corner is the lowest corner of the fifth, downward-pointing (Shakti) triangle that has no upward-pointing (Shiva) counterpart. As in the case of the lower endpoint of the root edge — a point which does not shape any part of the 14 enfolded polygons that extend beyond this root edge — this corner is the only corner that does not participate in the shaping of the 42 surrounding triangles. It is the only corner belonging to the primary set of nine parent Shiva & Shakti triangles that is not a corner of the 42 triangles that they generate. The bindu and this corner are the counterparts of the endpoints of the root edge, whilst the 34 corners of each set of seven enfolded polygons are the counterparts of the 34 corners of the 21 triangles in each half of the 2-dimensional Sri Yantra.