Lesson 7 – Square and divine palace

Amoghasiddhi Yantra, author Marina Sukhanova

Amoghasiddhi Yantra, author Marina Sukhanova

The square and rectangles are stable, counterbalancing and accumulating figures of yantra.  These qualities  give the square such a wide range of applications in our daily life.  The majority of designs are based on the geometry of  a square: houses, land breakdown, storage boxes, furniture …

These  are elements of our outer mandala, which are the material embodiment of the inclinations of our mind.  What is  in our corporeal world shows memory structure for healthy existence  and mental forces?

Among the internal organs of the human body, it is, first of all, the liver, kidneys and spleen.  Their functions are various, but they are all accumulators, so they are all reflected in the yantra by various modifications of squares.

The Liver. In addition to the fact that the liver is a storehouse of blood, it is the most massive internal organ and general, operating ligaments and tendons.

The liver is highly active, and it suffers in case activity accepts a bad form of anger, malice or envy.  Therefore, working with  energy of a liver, the mind must have very stable and balanced guidelines of virtue and wisdom.

The combination of these two stable landmarks forms the right angles of the square, supervising four directions of light.  Since the square is the most immobile figure from all the geometric figures, and the liver is the commander in chief of the ligaments and the movement as a whole, we should be given a square the freedom of movement in itself, that is, it is illusory to expand the space of the liver by means of mirrors.

Then the liver becomes trembling in the wind of the Dharma banner of a victory over the passions.  In a state of stagnation the liver is tormented by passions,  they crumple and inflate it.  In a state of correct adjustment, it – hovers in the winds, being filled with their force.

The quality of purpose is connected with the liver (strength of mind).  The strength of the spirit depends on the strength and health of the liver, from its triumph over the winds or submission to them directly.

Amoghasiddhi’s Yantra, depicted here, engages all the principles mentioned above.  The eight petalled lotus symbolizes the winds of the eight worldly dharmas, subdued and assumed the form of fragrant, delicate petals in Amoghasiddhi’s presence.

Marina Sukhanova and Vladimir Pyatsky
Translation: Helga Von Krauzinsh