Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Matrimandir and the Poise of Truth-Consciousness

(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 - PrefacePart 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, 8 or 9)  


All truth passes through three stages:
First it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as self-evident!

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)
Remarkable things are happening in the world. We might call this moment a time of convergence – i.e., when events and the people through whom they unfold are brought identifiably within the scope of a supramental framework in the form of what is called a model of the universe. But this would not be discernible if we did not have certain tools of Knowledge which allow us to bring the multiple dimensions of our world of time and space into focus in this model.
As these Chronicles and Updates have proven, the Mother’s original design and plan of the Inner Chamber conform to Sri Aurobindo’s description of the contents of the soul, - the Chamber ‘closed and mute’ of his epic poem, Savitri. The Mother simply penetrated that sacred precinct to provide humanity with this special and unique model of the Cosmic Truth. For it is in the inner depths, the cave in the heart where Guha stands that the truth foundation of the universe is discovered. Veil after veil is removed as one plunges within to the core of material creation, and not to the Beyond, because the soul is only experienced in material creation – this universe of 9.
            The Mother defined that number-power to the author/convenor as ‘creation in matter’. And it is with this clue which she provided in 1971, the clue that revealed the more arcane mysteries of the 9, that the door was unlocked and one could enter the chamber of the soul.
            The Mother bequeathed to humanity a Soul in the form of an architectural masterpiece. But as we know, the building she set on its way in Auroville did not live up to this sublime truth. In every way it was disfigured. Thus today in place of this greatest of all architectural revelations, we have a faithful reproduction of the ego and not the soul.
            Energies continue to be poured into that endeavour by the community and its faithful followers. One wonders what purpose is served. How and why is it that a choice can be made consciously to put this shadow in place of the Mother’s revelation? Further, the question that arises is why this aberration came to pass at all? How is it that the Mother did not draw to her side the genial architect, Christopher Alexander, for example, instead of what we have had to contend with? For we have his own words to describe the aspects of human nature that interfere with the descent of a building which in his vision embodies a ‘living centre’. 

  ‘It is very hard to allow the wholeness to unfold. To do it, we must pay attention, all the time, only to the wholeness, which exists in what we are doing. That is hard, very hard. If we allow ourselves the luxury of paying attention to our own ideas, we shall certainly fail… The things which can and do most easily get in the way, are my own idea, my thoughts about what to do, my desires about what the building “ought” to be, or “might” be, my striving to make it great, my concern with my own thoughts about it, my exaggerated attention to others people’s thoughts. All this can damage the building, because it replaces the wholeness which actually exists at any given stage with some “idea” of what it ought to be.
  ‘The reason why I must try and make the building as a gift to God is that this state of mind is the only one which reliably keeps me concentrated on what is, and keeps me away from my own vainglorious and foolish thoughts.’ (The Nature of Order, Book 4, p.304) 

            We know that the architects and the community involved with the Matrimandir were not in the poise Christopher Alexander describes during the execution of the construction. Alexander states that it is hard to hold on to this ‘state of mind’. But isn’t that what could and should have been done when these instruments were given this unique gift by the Mother? Christopher Alexander emphasises time and again in the last Book of his magnum opus, The Nature of Order, that the builder must execute in this poise: ‘The core of this necessary state of mind is that you make each building in a way which is a gift to God. It belongs to God. It does not belong to you. It is made to serve God, to glorify God. It is not made to glorify you…’ (Ibid, p. 304)
           This was not written by a yogi or a follower of any known path, much less the Mother’s. It is based on his own experience, his discoveries of the true nature of architecture and the poise the builder must maintain for something divine to imbue the creation. Throughout his writings one hears echoes of the Vedic Age. His description of those centres as ‘blazing ones’, ‘blazing furnaces’ is a purely Vedic seeing. This western architect, with no connection to the Mother or Sri Aurobindo, has experienced the essence of the Vedic Agni, not as a concept or a philosophical formulation, but as a living truth. He is not Indian and therefore cannot be said to be mouthing a tradition he has inherited but not earned. Yet this western professor emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley has lived the Vedic experience.
            The question one may legitimately ask is why the Mother did not draw into her entourage such a person? After all, it was in the 1970s and 80s that most of his philosophy of architecture was formulated – the very time that the new cosmology took shape which provided the keys of Knowledge to understand the Mother’s creation. And let us not forget that those were the years when a ‘distilling’ process was in effect to ‘sort out the people’ who could build her temple, once her entourage had refused to comply. Surely Christopher Alexander was feeling the effects of that specialised action of the Supramental Shakti precisely in his field of endeavour, though unbeknown to him.

            But in India this was not meant to be; her action was deflected. Instead we had to bear time and again mocking, scoffing, ridicule, and bad will, on the part of those handling Matrimandir matters;
only to discover now, in this time of convergence, that there is at least one architect in the world who can perhaps understand.
            Christopher Alexander writes about the effects of a wrong poise in a manner that closely resembles our own experience regarding the Matrimandir: ‘All of this might make me famous as an architect, but it damages the building. It will make me replace care and humble concern for doing just what is required with a frame of mind which wants to shout, just slightly, at each moment, while the design is unfolding. This problem potentially affects every single one of the 100,000 steps which I go through to make the building. So it will infect it very deeply, change its character not in a subtle way, but altogether…’ (Ibid, p.304-5)
            The Matrimandir Action Committee, particularly this author and convenor, were continuously criticised and maligned (CIC 4, for example) for insisting that every detail of the Mother’s plan must be respected in the interests of its unity – what Alexander calls ‘wholeness’. When this is contravened he writes, ‘The effect is tiny, but its impact is enormous.’ (Ibid, p.305)
            What would Christopher Alexander have to say about the not-so-tiny alterations in the Mother’s design, about what the totally altered ‘stand’ introduced; or the transparent ‘crystal’ in lieu of a translucent globe; or the 23m diameter instead of 24, as she requested time and again; or the altered entrance from a 15-step rise into the Chamber to two doors piercing the walls? One after another the builders imposed their ‘ideas’ and brought into the design not only ‘tiny’ deviations from the true inspiration that Christopher Alexander describes, but major, fundamental changes while all the time knowing that the Mother insisted there should be ‘no changes’.
            What is far worse – and which certainly an architect of Christopher Alexander’s calibre could never fathom – is that the builders and administration insisted throughout the construction process that what they were building was ‘the Mother’s original’. This, by far, is the truly unbelievable aspect of the saga. In view of what MAC has brought to light, would there be any legitimate reason to continue pouring energy and money into that shadow building? Ignorance of the facts can no longer be claimed.
            Be that as it may, the question that remains is why the Mother would not draw into the endeavour an architect such as Alexander with whom no such problems would have arisen, as was the case when she constructed the Ashram guest house, Golconde. In Update 9 this question was partially answered. Indeed, the distortions and unpleasantness that resulted provided the right field to bring down the Knowledge and to thus allow the Third in the Solar Line to fulfil her role of ‘bridge builder’ between the old and the new.
            The Mother never explained how her architectural plan could further the ‘future realisation’ – nor did anyone ask; after the 18-day confrontation, she dropped the matter. It was clear that another way would have to be found, beyond the confines of that old creation, - indeed, a new way.
            And thus it came to pass that with the Mother’s inspired and unique legacy in hand all the contours of the New Way were revealed. This is the work of the third stage of the Descent, without which we would be left with nothing but shadows in place of light.

Inadequacy of the Old Responses
It would be simplistic to reply that ‘the world was not ready’ for the Mother’s creation to take its place in Auroville. This explanation would be part and parcel of the old way.
In the new creation each thing is in its proper place within the whole. Above all, both positive and negative serve the purposes of the One, that ‘blazing furnace’ of Christopher Alexander’s experience. The truth be told, it is precisely because the world WAS ready that everything unfolded as it did: the old consciousness served the One in equal measure as the new; but by negation which created the required conditions: a field for the third stage to begin and the task to be completed. This, and no other, has been the purpose behind such an obvious, and otherwise incomprehensible, defiance. 

  ‘If we are willing to recognise the ground [the underlying unity], whether we call it God or something else, and recognise that this light is behind all things which are at one with themselves, then we may say simply, that a thing is beautiful to the extent that it reveals this one.
  ‘A massive building or a small one…has life, is deep, affects us, moves us to tears, to awe, exactly to the extent that it is a picture of that God behind all things. If you see the watery pale yellow sunlight shining behind dark grey clouds…and you see in that light, the original light of the universe – then you may say, in still different terms, that sometimes, very occasionally, an artist who weaves a carpet, or who shapes a beautiful building, or who paints a tile, manages to make something which has this same light in it, where this same self is shining out… he has made something as close to a picture of God or self as it can be… (Ibid, p.316.) 

            In the just published Volume 3 of the series, The New Way, written 22 years ago, the poise is described that the artist of the new creation must attain if s/he is to be an instrument in the unfolding of superior forms of beauty and light. The following portion is taken from Chapter 17, page 234, entitled, Creativity and the Gnostic Being: 

  ‘Thus we come to an aspect of this study which deals with the creation of new art forms, new methods of communication, new cultural and technological expressions which evolve from an individual whose consciousness-being is poised in an axial balance and therefore who does not create in the midst of the turbulence that the lower levels of consciousness throw up when inspiration descends into these inferior and hitherto unillumined planes of consciousness.  The first prerequisite therefore is a realisation of one’s core, one’s true stable constant, one’s inner Chamber, - even as in the Mother’s Temple the inner Room holds that core from which the lines of a perfect equilibrium are extended to the outer form via Time and Space fields.
   ‘Admittedly this is a complex and difficult process. It is the goal of the integral yoga, - the harmonisation of all parts of the being, of all four planes of existence. It is the acquisition of a true centre, a real and not an illusory inner luminary around which the individual finds his or her balance and participates in the evolutionary movement nourished by this truth-conscious source and thus serving in the establishment of a society of gnosis. He remains no longer a tool for the perpetuation of the old mental creation that orbits the ego. Therefore the way in which to engage in the creative process in the effort to establish a new order is the one described throughout this volume: the [centre] of each individual must be found, which permits the aspirant to locate his or her place in the larger framework of the gnostic society, - on the basis of true collaboration and harmonious participation, adding to the community the light of a real inner worth and the power to give expression in life to this luminous soul-power.

    ‘The supreme difficulty lies in the fact that the human race, as a whole, orbits a void in the centre of its collective consciousness, which in turn is representative of the void in the consciousness-being of each individual. Energies collapse into this void at a certain point in the march of Time…which is the real dilemma of the human race, the crux of the problem of karma, for this collapse and subsequent compression defies change.
  ‘The void that is then unveiled in the ordinary human being cannot sustain the subsequent journey through Time in order to complete the Circle, or to experience whole time. Thus this precious energy of Time which is released either in death, or sex, or whatever, simply falls into this void, collapses like a mighty star in the heavens. It then compresses itself into a knot, a virtual black hole, and gradually defies all effort to become unravelled. After numerous passages through the Circle, after countless completions of the 9-cycle, this central Knot is so tight, so fixed that it cannot be undone in this lifetime with the eye of awareness awake in this physical universe. It draws upon itself all the areas of the being and finally succumbs to death. But this death is proper to all four planes of existence. Each part of the being experiences the collapse of energies, has its own knot, as it were. Thus, for a new society to emerge we see very clearly that the individual members must know the means by which this void in consciousness is replaced by a fecund, creative womb. This means, first and foremost, that creation itself must be accepted, this Body of the Absolute. Next, it must be accepted that the purpose of incarnation is to live the experience of the Absolute in creation and that the human being can and will serve as the channel for this truth-conscious experience of God in material creation.
  ‘The artist of the new society is one therefore who creates on the basis of a fecund womb in the centre of his or her being. Thus it is understood that the realisation of one’s Godhead is fundamental if new forms are to manifest. Indeed, a member of the society becomes a vehicle through whom the Creator creates and each artistic expression is reflective of this process, the same as the creation itself which is simply an unfolding from within, from the Seed, and a constant flowering from this luminous Bija in an act of utter spontaneity.
  ‘In the ideal society the multiple aspect of creation is gloriously expressed in the varied manifestations of the community’s cultural, artistic and intellectual products. But this means that such creations come into being from the core of psychic plenitude and not the void we now know. At present only rarely is this the basis of any artistic and intellectual expression. Indeed, it is safe to say that we have not known this pure source as the fount of inspiration at all. In these volumes we have used the Mother’s Chamber as an example of such an act of creation from a fecund central womb of consciousness in order to offer the student a concrete example of the emergence of a pure element from the plane of truth seen in the light of the soul; and how, when the consciousness is not disturbed by vital and mental turbulence, the result is a true and faithful reproduction of that element in our physical world. The Mother’s consciousness, being perfectly poised, did not throw up stormy currents in the act of seeing and subsequent translation of the object seen into the measure of our universe and our solar system. But in this example we do see how the architects obscured the creation by their own waves of unconsciousness. And we also see that in order to appreciate the true nature and worth of the Mother’s creative act, a consciousness free from turbulence is also needed. Both artist and observer must be poised in the stable core; the observed and the observer merge in the experience of fulfilling Oneness…’ (The New Way, Volume 3, Chapter 17, ‘Descent of Divinity and the Flowering of Godhead’). 

We must close this series with a paradox. To attempt to unravel its complex sense we shall use the descent of the Mother’s Chamber as the experimental field where we may test our understanding, insofar as it is ‘the symbol of the future realisation’ and must therefore hold the light that we need to illumine what may be obscure for the present.
            It is disturbing for some residents of Auroville and the Ashram, particularly for those involved in the construction of Matrimandir, to read these Chronicles. They pretend that MAC has had no impact on their work ‘for the Mother’, and they therefore continue unperturbed, as if nothing had transpired to cause any doubt in themselves or in the community regarding their activities. Time and again MAC has stated that, apart from all else, the really unacceptable aspect to these thirty years of involvement with the Mother’s temple has been the deception surrounding the execution. To date there is no attempt to clear the air and seek a way to rectify at least this aspect of the problem. In normal society, given the fact that public funds are involved, this would be the least one would expect. But not so with a community that pretends to have attained great spiritual heights. Arrogance appears to reign supreme; and that alone would preclude any possibility of those involved to be or to have been channels for the creative process described above. There was not only turbulence caused by this arrogance; it was a veritable tsunami! In such a circumstance, naturally the Mother’s vision suffered the fate of a total distortion.
            But, as stated above, the true creative process in the Gnostic Being is one that involves both observer and observed. This means that just to appreciate the higher aspects of the Chamber, if they had been incorporated in the Auroville construction, that observer would have to be poised in the right consciousness as well. In this lies the experience of oneness.
            The matter becomes more complex, however, in terms of a descent where an entirely new Model of the Universe is to be the beacon light for the future. When Christopher Alexander laments that physics and its resultant cosmology, developed over the past 300 years, has brought the human being to accept a purposeless mechanistic view of the world, he is absolutely correct. And further, when he, like other perceptive seekers, insists that a new cosmology is demanded in order to rectify this wrong direction imposed by physicists and cosmologists whose models do nothing to heal the separative consciousness and offer a vision of oneness in the place of the disunity we now know, he is once again perfectly in tune with the New Way.
            But where we part ways is in the model he offers. Interestingly, he is an architect, and the Mother’s vision with its accompanying new cosmological formula, is precisely in the form of AN ARCHITECTURAL MODEL. Thus Alexander can appreciate its value given his approach to both architecture and cosmology. And this brings us back to the paradox.
            Totally lacking in Alexander’s latest model (2004) is TIME. Thus, when he writes of ‘living centres’ and a dynamic model, and yet makes no mention of the Time Factor and does not seek to integrate that into his model, we cannot see how this would help change matters effectively to alter our perception of the world. However, the Mother’s model does precisely that: She reveals the means by which time and space are harmonised and become equal and complementary parts in this revolutionary and unique model.

            But the matter is not so simple. For the paradox lies in the fact that if Time is to be incorporated then precision of measurement is indispensable: without that precision – which the Mother again and again insisted upon – Time is nowhere in the building. And for measurements to be ‘precise’ in this new way, which alone among all cosmological models integrates Time, knowledge is the first and most essential ingredient. Precision does not arise ‘spontaneously’, contrary to Satprem’s explanation in a letter to the builders, simply by their dedication and bhakti, or their poise of consciousness while building (see CIC 2).  Such a structure can only come into being in full knowledge and with total awareness of exactly what one is constructing – because that is the meaning of the next stage for the evolving human consciousness, the Gnosis of the Supramental. If this were not the case we could not call the Mother’s revolutionary Model of the Universe the symbol of the FUTURE realisation.
            To approximate this state while building, Hindu tradition does seek to make Knowledge the foundation of the builder’s approach by providing elaborate shastras or scriptures to the Stapaththi (the architect) which seek to capture the higher essence. But it goes no further; it does not demand that the builder himself reach that higher state of consciousness. Indeed, he is not allowed to interfere with the vision of the Seer by interjecting his own ideas without that same foundation of a yogic realisation and its accompanying knowledge. However, in this case involving a creation descending from the truth-consciousness planes, more is demanded. Observer and observed must partake in equal measure of the experience. We have in this example a means to understand the difference between the old and the new, - the new way of the Supermind where observer and observed are one.
            Knowledge is the foundation of the Gnostic Being. Knowledge, full and complete, was demanded in order to be able to implement the measurements the Mother gave; and then only is the indispensable TIME FACTOR brought into being in a physical structure on Earth to make the model dynamic.
To sum up, the time factor (which alone makes the Mother’s plan that new model of the universe at the heart of the new cosmology), demands precise measurements; precise measurements come into being only when Gnosis exists, which therefore allows the essential unity and wholeness to descend. We were na├»ve to have expected the architects and builders of Matrimandir to have lived this special process without proper guidance. But it needs to be stated that they were offered the Knowledge, which the Mother provided through those channels she had ‘sorted out’; but not only did they refuse to accept the offering, their answer was mockery and ridicule. It is hard to understand how this poise can usher in the new world.
            Finally, in view of this resistance, their only contribution was to provide the conditions in the field that would force the descent of, precisely, that special Gnosis. And this did come to pass.
            That unique model of the universe, with its revolutionary cosmology, now stands at the heart of the Mother’s new creation. It is the eternal Source, replenishing members of the gnostic society whenever contact is made with that pool of Light. For those with ‘eyes to see’, the quality and level of the Knowledge it provides is unmistakable. But for those who have not attained such levels, it continues to mean nothing; it is irrelevant to their day-to-day living which goes on in accordance with their level of consciousness within the boundaries of the old creation.
            Now, after the activities of the Matrimandir Action Committee, there can be no misjudging of one for the other. This in itself reveals the sacred nature of both offerings, negative and positive. Through their negation humanity has been brought one step closer to the experience of seeing, it is being uplifted and finally those former boundaries with their inherent limitations will be expanded to eventually encompass the new Gnosis, just as the Mother intended, by Supramental processes where observer and observed live the experience of Oneness. This is the legacy she bequeathed to us in her original vision and architectural plan of the Inner Chamber. 

The Convenor,
Matrimandir Action Committee
22 December 2005,

The Solstice and true Makar Sankranti

Monday, August 19, 2013

The Matrimandir as the Foundation Stone of 'a New Heaven and a New Earth'

(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 - PrefacePart 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.
1. And I saw a new heaven and a new earth for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with
men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, for these words are true and faithful.
6. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely…
9. And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.
10. And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God…
12. And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the twelve gates angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
13. On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
14. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15. And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
16. And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and breadth and height of it are equal.
17. And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel…
22. And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
23. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
24. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
25. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
26. And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations to it.
27. And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
         The Revelation, Book XXI
Matrimandir Action Committee, September 29, 2005

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Supermind organises the conditions for its manifestation

(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 - PrefacePart 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 or 7)   

Update 8 – 4 April 2005
 Supermind organises the conditions for its manifestation. The ‘descent’ of the Mother’s Vision in the form of an architectural ‘model of the universe’ is an example of the accuracy of this dictum, unequalled in any other area of Sri Aurobindo’s work.
            To appreciate how this operates, we may focus our attention on Saturn, just as science is doing via the Cassini probe which has been beaming back to Earth exquisite images of this superbly beautiful planet. Saturn is considered the planet connected to science; it is the planetary ruler of Capricorn which, in turn, is the zodiacal ruler of India; and it is precisely in India that the Mother’s Vision, in which Saturn is central, has taken shape, as well as where the subsequent descent of the temple’s Knowledge occurred. All of this has been the workings of the Truth-Consciousness to arrange the conditions for its manifestation.
            We must emphasise again that Saturn is the planetary/harmonic essence of the Mother’s temple. The entire structure, inner and outer, is a hymn to the 6th planet. And since the Mother herself occupies the 6th position on the descending number-planetary scale of 9/6/3/0-1 of the Solar Line, Supermind arranged the revelation of this model of Saturn - her own ‘pulse’ or cosmic note - through the Mother herself.  

Saturn above, Saturn below
There is no better demonstration of Supermind’s ability to create its own conditions for manifestation than the magical formula we find in the Core of the Inner Chamber, revealing certain aspects of a ‘new precision’ that Saturn contributes to the cosmic harmony of our solar system. The focus here is on Saturn’s actual physical position in the heavens, on four different days stretched over almost a century of Earth time: from 1872 to 1963; and each of these four days/positions are interconnected, however only via the Chamber’s luminous Globe. Without the correct 70cm Globe, accurately positioned beneath the descending Ray, this superb harmonised interplay could never be perceived. Essentially IT WOULD NOT EXIST.

            To be even more specific, it could be stated, paradoxically, that the Mother’s vision/plan causes the harmony to manifest.
The original act pierced the veils for the temple eternal to descend in time; thereafter, through time’s creative impulse, the becoming of its eternal being is organised in and through the evolutionary process.
            The reader must note the extraordinary implications in this statement. In the world of the Spirit we are accustomed to dealing with abstracts; or else with scientifically unprovable states of consciousness. In this case, however, we are dealing with a new precision that brings its own formulae and methodology, or its own science. This is what stands behind the understanding that Supermind creates its own conditions: to manifest, or to become established on Earth, it will open its own path, control the descent of the Knowledge via that path, and disclose a new language which can render the Manifestation appreciable by all. In the process, it reveals aspects of creation that cannot be grasped without the aid of this new principle.

             Though dealing with Saturn’s location in four different horoscopes, traditional astrology of whatever school is of no help in detecting the unique interplay between these positions stretched over 91 years in the natal charts of the four members of the Solar Line. They appear unrelated in any way. It is only via Supermind’s ‘new precision’ in the Inner Chamber of perfect Measure that astrology is elevated to a very different level: it must now be described as a tool to perceive the harmonies of the cosmos. This new perceptive enhancement allows us to appreciate how Supermind operates through oneness to further the manifestation of the Truth-Consciousness in material creation, from vast to small, in the heavenly harmonies as well as in individual lives.
            Thus, the role the Mother’s temple plays in this unfolding is essential. Without the Globe of accurate dimensions and placement, these four dates and respective locations of Saturn in the heavens would be meaningless. Supermind not only arranges the pathway for its descent, in the process it discloses the birthdates of its instruments stretched across a century. These ‘cosmic credentials’ are written into the temple’s perfect form and measure, not just for one or two births, but for all four members of the Solar Line interconnected, thus eliminating the facile dismissal ‘just coincidence’, while compounding the complexity of a precision new to science.
            This is a feature of Supermind’s operations: it integrates the One and the Many. Indeed, it cannot descend without the integrated harmony of the Becoming. This revelation serves as an example, - for which reason we hold the Mother’s Vision as our guiding light. 
        ‘…What we propose just now is not to make the earth a supramental world but to bring down the supramental as a power and established consciousness in the midst of the rest – to let it work there and fulfil itself as Mind descended into Life and Matter and has worked as a Power there to fulfil itself in the midst of the rest. This will be enough to change the world and to change Nature by breaking down its present limits…when the Light is there, the Light itself will do its work – when the supramental Will stands on earth that Will will decide. It will establish a perfection, a harmony, a Truth-creation…’. (Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga, CE, p.13)
           We also note that one of the functions of the Globe is to materialise the Light. We see in this display of a new precision that if the Mother’s plan had not been revealed by her these interrelated days/positions of Saturn in the heavens would be meaningless and without purpose. (See below:) 

The Core of the Mother's Temple,
© Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet, The New Way
There are two ‘years’ in the measure of 365 days. One, of time, begins on 1st January; the other, of space, begins at the March Equinox. Just as we do in commercial operations, for certain purposes the time year is the measure, while for others it is the space year. The reader can begin to understand what the origin was of these contemporary practices; and also why in Vedic times the Year was sacred. It was the backdrop for everything that transpired in the Sacrifice. But, however divided, it is always the ‘single ray’ we are concerned with, or the single circle.
      The correct length of the Chamber’s descending Ray is 15.20m in the Mother’s Vision, which in turn we divide into those 365 days of the year (of time or space). With the correct 0 point for the beginning of the year, we then ‘locate’ these days on the Ray as it enters the Chamber. With the help of an ephemeris or almanac they can easily be converted into degrees of celestial longitude on the ecliptic to find their location in the tropical zodiac of any horoscope. In this manner we are able to establish a planetary position on the Ray when it strikes the Globe, as the diagram reveals regarding the four separate positions of Saturn at the time of birth of the four members of the Solar Line. Here they appear as one event, as if in a photographic image; but in fact there are 91 years ‘contained’ in this ‘photo’ of the Globe via Saturn – a concept totally new to sacred art. In the Mother’s Chamber the four births are drawn together in this singular manner, carrying us into the realm of Simultaneous Time – the Eternal is thus married to the Temporal.
      For those unfamiliar with the language of the New Way, each date/degree corresponds to the Saturn position at the date and time of birth of each of the four members of the Solar Line: the Mother – 6 (top of the Globe); the Third – 3 (centre); Sri Aurobindo – 9 (top of Pedestal); and the Fourth – 0-1 (bottom of Globe – hidden in the stone Pedestal). A scrutiny of their respective horoscopes can verify these details.
      In Hindu temples the icon is fashioned according to exact measurements which are contained in voluminous shastras handed down from age to age. The above will give the reader an idea of just why it was essential to respect these injunctions. But this was only part of the process. Thereafter, in a separate operation, a connection with Time has to be made when the deity is imbued with power at the abhishekam or anointing ceremony, which is performed at a time selected by the presiding Pundits for its auspiciousness. But if the calendar is askew, as is presently the case, then that connection cannot be properly made and the opposite effect may be attained. Or at the very least, the only power imbued in the Icon thereafter comes from the devotees who worship at the temple. In other words, the cosmos does not participate – contrary to the foundation and essence of the Vedic Way.
      The Mother’s Vision offers a new science of temple building where the two, time and space, are joined in a single ray, as described above. The timeless or eternal (Being) is incorporated into the temporal (Becoming) not on the basis of devices which are themselves unstable, but by the births of the Eternal Ones. They are eternal by virtue of the fact that they are Emanations of Vishnu – the Godhead who lives as long as the cosmos lives, who regularly sends his emanations to Earth so that these timeless truths can be brought down according to the demands of the Supramental Shakti for each Age. There are no pujas or homams required to imbue the perfectly fashioned Globe with power. It is self illuminating because the Time-Spirit is the officiating Priest, or Purohit, in this new temple for the new Age of the Supermind. (See, The New Way, Vol. 2, Chapter 4, Aeon Books, 1981, for the complete science.)

          We are thrust into the realm of Simultaneous Time where the harmony is pre-existent, yet in a sense it does not ‘exist’ without the Chamber; while the Chamber is a feature of the Supramental Manifestation without which its integrating principle would neither descend or be perceived. It is the Mother’s plan with precise measurements that ALLOWS the supramental light to materialise in Earth time-space. And in so doing, the Mother’s description of the descending Ray playing upon the Globe as the ‘symbol of the future realisation’ is proven.
            This helps clarify the perception that the Inner Chamber exists eternally in the plane the Mother visited. The question is, how does it organise its descent? How is the eternal brought to Earth by methods which respect and do not deny conditions Earth life imposes? 

The sacred purpose of Time and Space
The tools Supermind must use to organise its manifestation are time and space; it needs no others. Consequently, if the Mother’s vision captures a new astrology for the new Age, then we are not surprised to note that the Inner Chamber does indeed offer the world an entirely unique means of appreciating the manner in which time and space unveil new dimensions of their cosmic purpose. The descending Solar Ray, or the chamber’s axis of light, is the element that brings the matter alive before our eyes when this ‘symbol of the future realisation’ harmonises, in its single-bodied descent, both time and space. These two properties of cosmic manifestation blend in the Ray into one body of Light and in the process reveal their intrinsic oneness [see box insert].
            Since it is the single Ray (‘The ray of the sun must be seen…’ ‘It must be one ray. I saw it…’) as the field for the interplay between time and space, this new cosmology becomes a valuable tool for an appreciation of the nature of oneness that is the signature of the cosmic manifestation.
            In this manner events played out in time-space can be ‘located’ in the descending Ray. Significant happenings can be seen to occur when calendar time reaches particularly sensitive points in the Core. An example would be the location in time and space of Saturn as described above at the births of the four members of the Solar Line, certainly a harmony revealing a vast, all-encompassing Consciousness at work. Another would be the 26 December earthquake/tsunami which took place just below the Solstice ‘location’ at the top of the Globe, drawing attention to the Capricorn Symbol-Map, the measure of which is ‘contained’ in the Globe (see Update 6).  Or else, we may take the descent of the Chamber itself which Supermind, through the Mother, brought into being on or about 1st January 1970 – or the centre of the Globe and, moreover, during Saturn’s zodiacal month, Capricorn. The descent of the Vision was completed by the time the Ray passed out of the Globe, the calendar equivalent of 10 January. The 18-day period ended at the base of the Pedestal in the count, the seat of the Divine Will (‘…when the supramental Will stands on earth that Will will decide. It will establish a perfection, a harmony, a Truth-creation…’)

In the Divine Measure lies the light
These time-space measurements are not to be taken lightly. For when we insist, as did the Mother, on precise measurements accurately executed, the reason is that the only element distinguishing the Mother’s Vision from the Auroville construction is precisely light, GNOSIS; and this manifests through given measurements and geometric patterns. From time immemorial sages have moulded space to render it a sacred vessel through these tested methods, but in the Age of Supermind a significant enhancement has occurred: time is incorporated directly into the spatial measurement (‘…a single ray…’), unlike in any prior age known to man. But if, as in the Auroville construction, the Ray does not measure 15.20m to the top of the Pedestal, or if the Pedestal is not 50cm in height under that Ray, this exquisite interrelated harmony collapses.
            Hence the demand for precision and accuracy is not simply a pedantic pastime. Without those precise measurements there is no light, there is no bridge to the Supramental Gnosis via the structure. Nothing else renders the Mother’s original plan a temple of light. And when these measurements are not ‘perfect’, as the Mahamaya commands, the result is the Auroville model constructed in the architect’s image: no bridge, no light and hence not an iota of knowledge.
            The reader may ask, how can measurements create forms of light? It is because the building blocks employed are time and space through their respective measuring devices, - calendar and tape measure; but these have been transformed by the Supramental Manifestation into higher forms of measure, divine in essence and expression because of interconnected oneness. That we can use time and space in this new way is precisely the proof that the Truth-Consciousness has not only manifested but that it is able to create its own conditions for descent via these enhanced building blocks.
            If Supermind is to transform our world into a field for its establishment as the next commanding principle, displacing Mind as the regent of our species, we must be able to follow its workings in this very world of time and space. We have no other field for our labour and our enjoyment. The Mother’s vision helps us to do just that: it materialises Gnosis, precisely by the precision of its measure, the divine Measure. In St John’s Revelation, it is called the Golden Rod. 

Continuing deception?
Update 7 created the expected impact. One reader who had worked for a number of years on the Auroville construction questioned how the reflection of the Core (the flame at the base) could come about when the stipulated carpet covers the floor. This is a valid point. Photographs were taken at several stages in the creation of the model; a few, such as Agni in the Core, were done without the carpet; hence the reflection appeared. What is important to note is that the Pedestal’s essence (in sacred geometry) was known already in 1976 to be Agni, the divine Son/Will of the Veda, the sacred Fire. Thus when that Flame ‘materialised’ in the reproduction, it was a magical moment to discover that the camera had captured this sacred essence.

            Bear in mind that the true Vision may never be constructed. It may always rely only on our revelations and diagrams for its preservation. But what distinguishes our effort and sets it apart from ‘the things men do’ is light; and this is the result of sacred measure and form. This Light will live forever and will create the conditions for its manifestation in age upon age, always revealing new expressions of the Truth-Consciousness.
Our task is to help evolve a new Eye that perceives in a new way, and that can then see this Light – a ‘felt seeing’, to use the Mother’s description; or a ‘seeing in understanding’ of the New Way. In Vedic times it was Shruti, the heard sight, combining both vision and sound; added to sound was the light of wisdom, seeing.

            Some readers are disturbed by the fact that off and on in these Chronicles we have referred to the Auroville construction as a waste. At this point an elaboration is required. If Supermind does indeed create its own conditions, while exerting a superb control over material creation as revealed in these pages, then there must be a sense to this seeming waste as well. And indeed there has been.
            We have stated in MAC publications that both constructions, subtle and physical, advanced according to an almost identical ‘schedule’, covering no less than three decades. We know what the purpose behind the ‘construction of light’ has been: the descent and preservation of the Knowledge, and the cementing of the Mother’s original vision at the heart of the new world that is being born, that it may serve as its ‘pulse’ ever after. But what has been the ‘purpose’ of the shadow in this alchemy of forces? What was its exact role? For if Supermind creates conditions for its manifestation, surely it could have controlled matters to avoid this waste.  Yet if the shadow temple’s reason for existence was to force the descent of the temple of light, this would be Supermind, through both negation and affirmation, creating and controlling the terms of its descent and establishment as the gnostic guiding principle of the new world. It would explain the entire interrelated process: negative and positive at the service of the One.
            For this reason both Light and Dark have followed the same ‘schedule’. If there had been no resistance to the Mother’s Vision, if it had been accepted unquestioningly and built as she wished, would there have been any need to record the Knowledge for posterity? And far more importantly, the yoga that was demanded in order to rectify, while opening the doors of this special Chamber of Gnosis, would never have taken place. This was the most important part of the Chamber’s descent into time and space: it hastened the advent, it accelerated the pace. It is as if its instruments on the side of negation were mighty Stokers of the engine of Time.
            Lamentably, those elements are closed to this light they themselves have served. Since the formation of the Matrimandir Action Committee and the regular appearance of the Chronicles, there have been renewed attempts to make the Auroville construction look more like what the Mother wanted. There have been serious discussions on the possibility of buffing the crystal, for example, to create a translucent effect in keeping with the Mother’s wishes. Interestingly, the propagators of this idea have perfunctorily dismissed the need to look at the 24 metre floor diameter inaccuracy, or the eliminated 15-step entry, or the stone pedestal, – though these and more were a part of the Mother’s expressed intent. Now again there seems to be an attempt to make the existing structure appear to follow the Mother’s original plan, while eliminating those sacred measurements and design in one sweep as ‘matters of no consequence’. They are just ‘numbers’, just ‘centimetres’, even just ‘coincidences’ (see Update 2).

            Time and again we have asked the builders of the Auroville construction what, in their view, was the reason why the Mother insisted on dimension precision and accurate execution of her plan, if it was all meaningless and only their consciousness and labour was of value.
And none can deny that she did battle over these issues with that consciousness of denial for a full 18 days before finally handing the matter over to the ‘consciousness that decides’ for the necessary pressure by which to sort out the people ‘who could build the temple’.
            Supermind did indeed take up the ‘sorting out’ process. But if the shadow temple no longer serves its original purpose, then the present attempts at cosmetic alterations during the room’s current closure for repairs, are to be viewed with suspicion, given past experience. Disengaged from the gnostic Schedule, will that field then become simply a free playground for ‘the things men do’, where personal creative impulses and time-bound architectural fashions are indulged with no questions asked?
            Let it be stated unequivocally: If the powers-that-be who own and administer Auroville truly wish to respect the Mother’s wishes, they must turn for guidance to those who have given unquestionable proof of their credentials to execute her will. The architects and the building committee, as these Chronicles and Updates prove, have no knowledge of the sacred art of temple building, ancient or new. They mock, they scoff, they distort. They must now set aside their cosmetic ploys and, quite simply, abdicate.
            Without ALL elements of measure and design incorporated accurately on the basis of the new precision described throughout MAC publications, the Mother’s vision simply does not exist in the Auroville model. One cannot pick and choose in these matters. The time has long passed when any rectification could have been done; any such attempts at this point are not only futile or illusory, they have to be seen as methods designed to counter MAC’s extensive campaign of exposure.  
            To make ‘supramental sense’ of it all, integrally, there is certainly a way.
            We must simply look at what IS – the Dark and the Light. We take everything that has brought us to this apparent impasse, with the light on one side and the dark on the other, seeing each dispassionately in its correct place, and attempt to arrive at that all-embracing vision the Chamber itself encourages. What have both endeavours produced?
            We have the final results before us in these very Chronicles, demonstrated in an exemplary manner in Update 7 via the two photographic reproductions, - one of light, the other of darkness.
            The shadow temple was purposeful only until the descent of the Truth-Conscious content of the Mother’s vision of light was complete (1998). Those who wish to continue pouring time and energy into the now purposeless Shadow can do so, but in the Age of the Truth-Consciousness it has to be on the basis of a conscious or ‘informed’ choice, to use the contemporary jargon. This cannot be avoided now because the Matrimandir Action Committee has brought into focus both dark and light, and revealed how they serve the purposes of the One, the Divine Will in the Core.
            Thus, at this point, it is to each his own…

[1] It needs to be pointed out that the Mother’s Inner Chamber serves to prove how utterly askew the so-called Hindu calendar is, since with it the Avatar’s cosmic credentials could never be seen in the harmonies of the cosmos because the new year is 23 days late. One of the sacred duties of Vishnu’s Evolutionary Avatar is to bring accuracy into these astrological/calendrical matters by his own coming, his own birth in Earth time. However, vested interests have obstructed the Avatar’s mission for Hindu society – through this calendar distortion - as well as for his own followers through the mis-measure of the Auroville construction which only compounds the distorted calendar. A prophet is indeed never recognised in his own land in the way that recognition would matter: to be faithful and true.