on the other hand, wields the freer and more potent power of the Sun
itself, the pure substance or essence. And as time moves on and the
Work reaches the third level where the realisation of Skambha
becomes established, the centre that has thus come into being by
this sacred process can stand alone in the midst of a world in
chaos, firmly rooted on this planet. Provided, of course, that the 9
has become the 10.
In this manner we have shown that even in the midst of a
society totally hostile to all that Skambha stands for, the work
is done because when the 9 becomes the 10 the laws of the Solar
World, of Swar, are brought into the play; and they
determine the unfolding in time of the Golden Seed of 9/6/3/0-1.
attacks by the Sons of Darkness are relentless; but they are as if
shadowboxing because the object of the attack is simply not there,
though entirely grounded in the soil of this material world. Once
the 9 becomes the 10, once the passage to retrieve the ‘lost Sun’ is
victoriously accomplished, indeed the Sons of Darkness no longer
have the power to inflict wounds or to slay the Divine Child born of
this miraculous gestation of the 9. Death and his helpers have been
conquered, and this is the first step on the road to immortality –
today, as it was for the Rishis thousands of years ago.
They are still with us, the luminous Immortal Ones, the
Ancients. When the 9 has become the 10, when Skambha is born in the
consciousness-being of the Seer, death is conquered just as Sri
Aurobindo described in the 10th Book of his epic. Because
the Rishis realised Skambha on this sacred soil they remain with us,
‘…though manifest, they are still hidden, secret’, but they are the
guiding spirits of the New Way, the luminous Ancient Ones.
India has yet to awaken from a deep slumber. The whole
Earth sleeps, subjected to the same spell the Sons of Darkness have
cast. The time to awaken from this deep sleep has come because Skambha is realised
and provides ‘the centre that holds’.
‘This earth is ours, a field
In 1976, when the final veil was drawn aside concealing the deepest
secrets of the Mother’s Vision, with it came the knowledge that the
nuclear issue would be centred on India and not between the then
super powers. This was inevitable given the distorted axis
as it was right at that time set in place in the Auroville
Matrimandir. At the time this seemed preposterous, yet this is what
the distortions revealed, a subject matter we will leave for another
time. Yet it has come to pass.
All of this has to do with the final element in the
equation: 0-1. It is interesting that these numbers have become so
immensely significant in our contemporary civilisation. Indeed, when
in 1969 the Mother revealed her work with Number in the creative
zone of the physical, could she have imagined the scope and sweep of
her nighttime activities? Or that Number would dominate both the
mundane and the sacred in an unfolding that stood only a few years
in the future? Ground Zero is the codeword for what has come to be a
very controlled operation revealing the full extent of the
new Power working in the world. There are some revolutionary
functions of this Power which 9/11 demonstrated better than anything
we could describe in these pages.