This was given with great
precision in the Motherís original plan and further clarified in the
18-day discussions, when the disciple and the Italian architect,
Paolo Tomasi, simply refused to take the Mother seriously about her desired
significant to note is that at the very time the executing architect
was issuing his statement to the Verlag while in Europe, his wife and
fellow architect, Gloria, together with Matrimandir Workers, circulated
an Open Letter in which they enumerate ALL THE CHANGES THAT WERE MADE
compared to the Mother’s original! On the one hand he claims that NO
CHANGES WERE MADE and the original is being followed in every detail
since the ‘structural difficulties’ had been solved, while his wife and
co-workers reveal just the contrary in their Open Letter. Which
statement is true? We shall proceed to find out.
PC knew at the time of issuing his threat of legal
action to the Publisher, on Auroville stationary, that his statement was false. And
fifteen years down the line (1992), he admits what he knowingly lied
about then, - that the entry to the Chamber of the Mother’s original
Vision could not be executed because of ‘structural difficulties’ –
those very same ‘difficulties’ that had been ‘resolved’, according to
his statement in the German The Gnostic Circle.
is an example of the deliberate efforts made over the years to hide the
truth, to convince the public that it is indeed the Mother’s Vision
that stands in Auroville. These Chronicles, one after another, will
finally expose the lies.
What was lost
Let us now return
to the Mother’s Vision and try to appreciate why she designed the entry
in the manner she did and what the Knowledge states to confirm the
perfection of her Seeing.
Positioning of the entry into a temple, or any important edifice, is
held to be extremely important in India, one of the very few countries
in the world where sacred architecture is still practised, as it was
throughout the ancient world. This passageway sets the tone for the
entire experience of the aspirant thereafter. On this basis the rest of
the Harmony unfolds. Therefore, if the first experience and the impact
it produces is flawed, it can safely be said that the rest of the
experience will be affected significantly.
remarkable manner, the Mother captured almost the entire store of Vedic
wisdom just by the 15-step stairway ascending into the Chamber from
below – a rise into the room. She specified in her original
plan that this passageway was to be positioned south, at a
precise location in the floor. None of this was left to chance; all
details were covered. There was no room for guessing or improvisation.
us retract a bit and view this passageway within the entire structure.
The Mother located the entrance into the temple itself according to the
position of the rising Sun on April 4th. This would
correspond to approximately the 14th degree of the Sunís apparent motion along the
ecliptic, beginning at 0 degree Aries on the March Equinox. This
indicates that the entire structure has an orientation based on the
four Cardinal Points. Already we note a correspondence with Vedic
culture in no uncertain terms.