(From June 2004 Matrimandir Action Committee published updates with new revelations and information relevant to the Mother’s Vision and its activities with reference to the CHRONICLES OF THE INNER CHAMBER, as posted earlier on this blog: Introduction', 'Manifesto', Part I - Preface, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII, Part IX, Part X, Part XI and Part XII. Link to Update 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 , 7 or 8)
Update 9 - 29 September 2005
‘The Work is Done’
THIS is likely to be the last Update of MAC because nothing else is required. The work is done.
A momentous turning point has been reached in the expansion of the Master’s work in the world, like nothing that has ever taken place before in the history of the star-studded Supramental Manifestation.
On 19 November 1969, the Mother indicated that a significant moment had arrived, and she remarked, ‘…the 9 has something to do with this [the arrival of the Superman Consciousness]. There are so many things we do not know…’.
These Chronicles and Updates have served to bring the Knowledge of the 9, as pregnant as the Mother hinted 36 years ago, to those involved with or interested in the Mother’s work. We have centred the endeavour on the Mother’s Chamber, ostensibly to bring to light the fact that what stands in Auroville today, and is being presented to an unsuspecting public as a faithful reproduction of the Mother’s original vision and plan, is nothing of the sort: in every detail there has been a disfigurement. What stands in Auroville is a representation in architecture of the Ego and not the Soul, the essence of the Mother’s original plan.
But there was far more involved. The hidden purpose of the formation of MAC has been to ‘begin again’, as the Mother predicted would happen if her plan was not accepted.
With the establishment of MAC a new base was brought into being and the ‘old heaven and the old earth’ have passed away. Thus in August 2005, the true FOUNDATION STONE of the City-Consciousness was laid exactly according to the lines drawn by the Supramental Shakti and in a manner wholly reflective of the overt manner in which Supermind operates in the world. The inauguration of Auroville in 1968 simply set on its way an organised ‘field’, special indeed, in fact unique in the history of sacred endeavours, where the powers impeding the descent of a new Heaven and a new Earth could be engaged. There has been no other purpose in the commencement of that sacred endeavour than this. And now 37 years down the line that offering of itself as a field for a very special Supramental process has been received and accepted by the Supreme, and is therefore no longer required. The work is done.
A legitimate question to ask is, was this known to the Mother when it all began? Of course it was known. In 1970, two years after the City’s official inauguration, the Mother knew exactly the nature of the power she was dealing with and what had to be done. She declared this in no uncertain terms, as recorded in the Matrimandir Talks (December 31, 1969 – 17 January 1970).
But we do not need the words of the Mother to prove the point. We need only look at WHAT IS. In the first place, there was the reverse direction of the endeavour, the result of which would be to ENTRAP that power, known in occult circles as the Lord of Nations, in the Shadow Temple. This reverse direction was set in motion in 1968. The usual development, in an enterprise of such critical importance in Sri Aurobindo’s work for the world, would be to start with the Centre, the Temple, and proceed outward. Instead, we note that the City was first established. That was the signal that something was ‘planned’ for that beginning in time other than what was apparent. But at each step of the way the Mother gave the people a choice: the Divine ‘plan’ or the human. And each time the people opted for the human.
Thus it is evident that the Mother had regular confirmation of the true purpose of the City, set in motion officially in 1968. On that occasion the revealing factor was the rejection of her design and measurement of the all-important Urn, the main item of the inauguration ceremony. Not only was its lotus form rejected but the most important element was completely ignored: the measurement of its height which is the Measurement of the Third of the Solar Line, 1.65m – embodiment of the essence of the third planet of our solar system, of the Earth herself. And that is where the soil of all the nations of the world would be contained ever after. But instead it was fashioned ‘in man’s image’ not the Divine’s. Thus the destiny was fixed and set on its way on that special day in 1968.
What were the consequences of that rejection of the Divine way in favour of the human? The reverse direction was cemented, drawing the forces involved ever deeper into a vortex, a trap as it were, so that in a very brief span of 27 years, which in the long evolution of these sacred matters is but the blinking of an eye, the work would be done. This was to be the new Kurukshetra.
The Divine Strategy set in motion then was to draw the forces that have kept the Earth under the rule of the Ignorance and to localise them in one spot, to thus consolidate the action, to allow it to be focussed in one prize place on the globe. In this strategic manner the Ignorance could be vanquished; and only in this manner.
Moving inward, the next offering of the Mother to the people was the sacred plan of her Chamber in January of 1970. But again that was rejected in favour of the human, thus putting the final seal on the nature of the operation being undertaken at that new Kurukshetra. More importantly, this brought the development to its true reason for being – as indeed we would expect when the soul point was reached, the centre of the City. It was to provide a ‘field’ for the Third in the Solar Line to bring into being a centre. In all such operations, if at all this has occurred after the Vedic Age, the physical construction can only occur AFTER the centre has come into being by a yogic process of a very special order. We find this described with impeccable beauty in the Rig Veda, and in very great detail. With the birth of Agni the sacred Fire, and the realisation of Skambha, the most mysterious element of the Sacrifice in days of yore, that Cosmic Pillar could then be the upholder of the worlds, from subtle to physical. It would be the hub around which Time could organise the evolution of what it contained in its centremost core, that miraculous ‘seed’, outcome of a process of involution. This would be the essence of the Inner Chamber and its perfect axial balance would establish on Earth the Centre which is the birth that fills the Void. This is what Sri Aurobindo stated the mission of Kalki would be: to ‘correct the error of the Buddha’. And indeed, when that Centre did come into being through a Supramental Yoga, the Golden Child was born.
Thus, in 1971 the process was set on its way to bring the Child forth. It was a tremendous turning point. 1971, a year of 9 number-power, initiated the 27-year ‘plan’ that would vanquish Inertia, which is the real definition of the Ignorance. For if everything is contained in the Golden Seed and Time is the instrument of the Supreme Consciousness to draw out, to extend its involved, compacted sacred Contents into our world of time and space, then we can easily understand that the aim of forces hostile to this happening would be to somehow impede that movement, that evolution of what has been involved. The only tactic – or rather we should say, their only strategy - has to be obstruction, delay, holding back, restraining; or to use the more accurate Vedic phrase, penning in.
And thus we come to the grandest myth of all time, the Rig Veda. In no other can we find such an accurate description of the real world, the real labour, the real process and goal. But, is it proper to continue calling this a ‘myth’? The Rig Veda is the description of exactly what is detailed above. The ‘rays/cows’ that are hoarded in the cave by the hostiles is simply the revelation of the exact nature of our work. But while in the Vedic Age the process was certainly individual, or at least confined to a small elite of individuals, that very same process has been accomplished now for the entire Earth in this Aquarian Age of universalisation. The miracle of this Age that we are blessed to live in is that the Rig Vedic process serves the entire Earth. In this lies the eternal nature of the Sanatana Dharma.
For this purpose the Mother set on its way the ‘fields’ where the Force of Inertia could finally be vanquished. The Lord of Nations, otherwise called the Lord of Falsehood, was imprisoned in that specific crossroads of latitude and longitude to provide the sacred ‘field’ for the Third to bring into being the Centre, the true Centre that can ‘fill the Void’. By this it is meant the Void of the Ages, the depleted ‘centre’, the result of a reversed direction of ALL yoga in India since the time of the Buddha. There is no better confirmation than to note that Gautam the Buddha is thought to be the 9th of Vishnu’s Line of Ten Avatars – as incongruous as this is considering that his message, mission and realisation were so totally un-Vedic! In this manner the Buddha was made by the pundits, through no fault of his own, to usurp the position of the true 9th Avatar of the Line of Ten, Sri Aurobindo. This lone fact was the signal that the Vedic Age had passed, the Age when Knowledge reigned supreme. Darkness had truly descended to take possession of the land of the Rishis.
The great moment of transition in the evolving of the zodiacal ages is passage from the 8th to the 9th. Is it any wonder that the pundits of the day believed that the so-called Kali Yuga began with the demise of Sri Krishna in the 8th Age? That ‘void’ in the flow is indeed filled when a shift in direction occurs – this being the true definition of a ‘dark age’, a kaliyuga, and no other. Contrary to the Vedic way, the soul is denied, the Earth is seen as hell and must be abandoned to her own fate; nor can she ever hope to house a race of Immortals and to be the place for a life divine to manifest. The highest energies of the civilisation are thus drawn away from the centre of our ‘field’ on this third planet from the Sun, leaving a void which the agents of Inertia can fill.
The task was then to take possession of that centre once again. To pierce the ‘cave’ and liberate the hoarded rays/cows so that the rise from below, the evolution that Agni leads, can reach the summit where the full victory is achieved, where the Serpent Vritra, coverer of the Sun, is finally vanquished.
This is why a ‘field’ is demanded, a new Kurukshetra in this 9th Manifestation, just as the former Kurukshetra served the 8th Avatar of Vishnu so well in the Manifestation before ours, the 8th. And it is exactly what has happened in the ‘fields’ the Mother set on their way in 1968 and 1971. The Yoga required was identical to the process described so minutely in the Rig Veda, the only difference being – and it is a huge difference indeed – that the scope is now universal.
For this to have occurred Supermind was demanded; without its descent that universal victory could not have taken place. There would have been no possibility of a harmony and integration of the One and the Many. The Power of Inertia could not have been vanquished for the whole Earth.
Now that the work is done we can reveal the fullest details of this momentous turning point for the Earth. This Yoga, covering 27 years, had to set in motion a reverse direction than what the city and temple inaugurations brought into being in time, - for it is Time itself that has been the aid in the Yoga. They went from outer to inner. This counteracting Supramental Yoga moves from inner to outer, from the point of Unity (the Chamber-Centre) to the Multiplicity (the City).
It took 27 years to gestate and bring into being the Mother’s Chamber (1971-1998), all the while depleting the Lord of Nations of any power to ‘sting’ by compressing him more and more tightly into a point. Thereafter the laying of the Foundation Symbol-Stone of the City-Consciousness took only 7 years, once the former labour was completed and the ‘field’ of the Centre had been liberated: the true Centre was in place. Though labour it was, now, happily, we can state, the work is done.
Within the cycle of 9, or the ennead beginning in 1998, this 7-power year, 2005, is of deepest importance; for it is now that the centremost Axis is set in place (yogicly) by virtue of a reversal that occurred in 2002 and continued to the present, culminating with the laying of the Foundation Symbol-Stone of the City-Consciousness, cleansed of all the ‘mixture’ of old that the Mother warned us of in the Matrimandir Talks.
In the midst of these two and a half years, from 2002 to the present, the Yoga of the Chronicles was undertaken. That brought the final demise of the Ignorance, trapped as it was in the Shadow-Chamber expressly created for this most sacred purpose, and of the greatest service imaginable to the Earth.
By the spring of 2004 the ‘stinger’ was cut, the power-source of Inertia was eliminated; it was rendered out of bounds to the Usurpers. Thus the ‘purpose’ of the former city and temple has been completed victoriously, dark though it was. But can we really call it a dark purpose? Surely we cannot, in the light of a total vision of the work we are engaged in. Those ‘fields’ were required until August 2005. But the Symbol ‘construction’ that was finalised then brought their reason for being to an end.
The Mother’s inspired symbol, true foundation of the City, even as her symbol is the true plan of the Chamber in her Temple, has been constructed and set in place in the soil of Earth-Consciousness, announcing the glorious news, through this White Stone, of the extension of the Work now to the four corners of the Earth.
The Revelation, Book XXI
Matrimandir Action Committee, September 29, 2005