At that point she did not have to specify because
the pedestal’s proportions were entirely
dependent on the diameter of the globe which she did specify: 70 cm.
Observe the beauty of these revelations and how true to the Knowledge
they have been proven to be. In the Shalagrama, Sri Aurobindo ‘appears’ in his
subtle transcendent form only when the Mother’s inner chamber is
accurately constructed, - i.e., a room of a precise 24m diameter.
Only then does the Transcendent ‘manifest’ in the outer form.
However, regarding his symbol in the pedestal we are dealing with the
immanence of that very Transcendent – or Ashwapathy to Satyavan in
the language of the Epic. Therefore, it is not the chamber’s 24m
diameter that provides the measure for the manifestation, but rather
the globe. In the words of the Epic:
She kept within her strong embosoming soul
Like a flower hidden in the heart of spring
The soul of Satyavan drawn down by her
Inextricably in that mighty lapse.
Invisible heavens in a thronging flight
Soared past her as she fell. Then all the blind
And near attraction of the earth compelled
Fearful rapidities of downward bliss.
Lost in the giddy proneness of that speed,
Whirled, sinking, overcome she disappeared
Like a leaf spinning from the tree of heaven.
In broad unconsciousness as in a pool;
A hospitable softness drew her in
Into a wonder of miraculous depths,
Above her closed a darkness of great wings
And she was buried in a mother’s breast.
Transcendence to Immanence
From The New Way, Volume 2, p. 448,
Aeon Books 1981