Lesson 4 – Drops that break through the stone

Yantra, drawing by Marina Sukhanova

Yantra, drawing by Marina Sukhanova

A drop of rain falling on the surface of the pond is the main image of this lesson on the yantra.  The way the drop falls on the surface of the reservoir illustrates the birth of yantra.  Letsee how this happens.

The drop got a spill on the calm surface of the water and created waves in the form of divergent circles.  These circles, depending on the structure of the banks or obstacles in the form of stones and floating objects, change their form.  The  yantra has been emerged.

The attention comes into contact with the phenomena of the world like a drop of water falling into a reservoir.  When we draw a yantra, we take pictures of one of the moments of contact of the mind with the world.

What would the shape of the yantra we did not say, we must remember that all of them are formed in the process of divergence of waves from the center of the drop of our judgment. Wherever we  do not direct the droplets of our  judgment, into the inner or outer world, everywhere they come across phenomena, in the collision with which waves emergence.

These waves begin to disperse and affect other objects, influencing them and getting impact from them.  Each drop of the consciousness, whether it be a plant, an animal or a person, or a crystal in nature, incarnates and organizes the yantra of its existence.

All these yantras in nature are in contact with each other  their wave-contours and unite into groups.  These groups become more capacious yantras, that can accommodate other yantra  in the form of point objects.  We can imagine the communication of all human beings together in the form of yantra.  This yantra will describe the nature of consciousness.

Yantra is a chariot movement that constantly rolls and brings changes to the  inner or outer world.  This  is identifies the Path. What is the Path?  This is an interaction, a communication which energetically expressed by the contact of waves and their redirection in relation to various sources (drops).

It is necessary to consider two types of motion, as non- static condition.  One kind of movement is the of motion of a stone through the desert, which moves along with the sand.  For millions of years it is rubbed into the sand and disappears like a separate stone, becoming an element of the earth.  Throughout its Path, the stone tries to retain its individuality  by resisting the forces of nature.

The other   Path is the Path of the falling drop of water, which does not try to retain its individuality. She (the falling drop of water) dissolves herself in the environment in which she fell when falling.  These paths differ, in essence, only by the rate of dissolution of the pulse in its ambience.

A drop, in human terms, dissolves instantly.  The stone dissolves for ages.  But in the yantra, we can ignore this difference.  Time is compressed to the point at which everything exists only as an illusion.

That is, at the moment when we realize our consciousness as the yantra, we learn to instantly free ourselves from clinging to the feeling of ” I “. It becomes visible as sense of  “I” dissolves in the pure space of consciousness.  Therefore, the Way of the falling drop of water can be described as the Path losing the sense of “I”.

However, at the point to which time is compressed in the center of the yantra, contains not only the instantaneous dissolution of the drop, but also the eternity of the stone preserving its form.  Both options are useful to the practicing yogi at different stages of meditation.

At  first glance an aspect of the protection  seems as  discordance to the goal of liberation, but it is worth looking at it from the point of view of the middle Path.  The path of liberation lies through the accumulation of the good qualities of the mind and the defense of the mind from the development in it of bad accumulations that lead to suffering.

Similarly, as we store precious clean water in a clean  jug for consumption, we protect our good qualities from destructive influences.  Yantra, in this case, is the image of a vessel that does not allow splashing or contamination of the good qualities of the mind.

Protective yantra helps to strengthen the shape of the vessel.  Work with the protective Yantra is necessary on the Path to the Pure Lands, to overcome obstacles: fear, anger, envy, anxiety and ill-will.

The understanding that we received from these lessons should also be protected and preserved in the precious vessel that yantra is.  This  yantra symbolizes drops on the surface of the water and the waves produced by them, as well as the formation of a protective shell – a square in the central part of the yantra.

Marina Sukhanova and Vladimir Pyatsky
Translation: Helga Von Krauzinsh