Lesson 5 – The art of concentration
In the previous lessons, we considered bases of true understanding of the goal in the contemplation of yantra. The next lesson contains the beginnings of the art of concentration. The first principle of concentration is that all geometric forms of yantra (simple or complex) must be based on images that have their source of the form of the gross and vaporous bodies of man.
The useless path works with the yantra, we try to use only the beauty and persuasiveness of the geometric form itself: a circle, a triangle, a square, etc. In the case of such an approach, there is nothing more than a modification of the size, number and arrangement of figures relative to each other.
Such an approach will lead us around, creating a roundabout of ideas that are not able to carry out the real yoga work. That is, in order to comprehend the yantra deeper, it is necessary to understand what the symbolism of their application is based on. For example. What is a triangle?
A triangle is a dilated hands or feet connected to one of the central points of the body. This is the genitals (the male is the top up, the female one is the top down). This is the prospect of a glance. This is a nose, female breasts, fracture of raised eyebrows, etc.
A triangle is the divorcee hands or feet, connected with one of central points of body; it is genital organs (masculine – by a top upwards, woman – by a top downward); it is a prospect of look; it is a nose, woman breast, fracture of the raised eyebrow etc.
The figures of Yantra are often go beyond simple forms. For example, an egg that expresses the energy of head or oral cavity is a hybrid of a triangle and a circle. The correct figures, as a rule, play in the role of outer contours the yantra and order the space of yantra.
So, the yantra describes the movement, the shape of the body and the activity of the organs and mind applying the figures. For a gross body this approach will often be simplistic, tending to symbolic minimalism. For the vaporous body, on the contrary, yantra allows to enrich and increase the qualities remaining unmanifested for an ordinary sight.
All organs in a body are supported by the motion of energy (a vaporous body). The trajectory and image of this motion are passed by the yantra. So, the Wheel Idea describes the umbilical chakra. It can be a reflection the structure of the large bowel, being a supporting spring for the organs located in the chest.
The energy channels are the spokes of the wheel. Energy channels converge in the navel, as in a hub. Invisible to the eye, the spokes-channels create electromagnetic fields, which ensure that the “wheel” of the large bowel has a firm position in the abdominal cavity. The illustration presented by yantra adjusts the large bowel for good brain efforts.
Marina Sukhanova and Vladimir Pyatsky
Translation: Helga Von Krauzinsh