The game of Chess is an very ancient game with connections deeply rooted in the Vedic tradition of Vastu and the Vastu mandala grid of squares, most often simplified down to a 8 x 8 or 9x 9 squares held within a square grid of one over aching square.
The chess board of eight x eight squares represent the meta-field of non-physical existence, as opposed to nine x nine squares which infers the physical field in which we are mostly conscious. So Chess is about what has created and is happening in the greater universe, its not a simple war game, about soldiers. Its deeper more mysterious the we we image. I think I and many of us have felt this when we play, its ancientness it’s so much more than a game.
Originally before the pieces were ascribed as Kings & Queens, knights and bishops, the pieces were hierarchical Devas, angelic energetic creatrix beings, still present and accessible in parallel universes today and they represented and still do, the forces of light. The black pieces are the Asura’s or some call demons, although they not evil demons as such.
“Asuras(Sanskrit: असुर) are mythological lord beings in Indian texts who compete for power with the more benevolent devas(also known as suras).Asuras are described in Indian texts as powerful superhuman demigods or demons with good or bad qualities.” Wikipedia
It’s most important to note both “sides” pieces black and white travel on both the black and white squares, suggesting dualists pathways of opposing energy for both sides angelic and demonic to travel upon. In the bible the devil was once an angel who took a differential path to that of the good angels, later demonified as fallen from grace, but no devil then no God.
From a Vedic perspective the universe defined itself by subtle separation in order to self experience, so there is no ‘game’ or no existence no consciousness at all, without both sides represented here by black & white.
Without the black, the darkness, we cannot perceive the light and without light the white, we can not perceive darkness. The universe (us) is simply unable not only to perceive, but to exist at all, without its counterpart, the two sides are the very same sides of the same coin.
In chess we participate in this symbolic and metaphorical reference to the teaching of the Vedas, where the eternal struggle between theses two opposites, that are one and eternally linked (and actually aspects of the one. Or are the one, differentiated )
Both are required for life & consciousness itself, to exist, at all. There is no way to see the one without the other it must as a given, contrast against itself a counterpart.
So when you may next see a game or play chess played or play yourself, remember it is more than even an archetypal battle, rather the chess board is a universal metaphor of the creatrix matrix showing us symbolically how the universe and the core forces if of the universe & existence are being played out. You get to be in the mind of God in some sense symbolically. Check Mate. By Anthony Ashworth Vastu Feng shui man