What was ‘gained’
In the Auroville Matrimandir the
experience is entirely different. There are two entrances in what
appears to be through the east and west walls. This indicates the
opposite to the soul connection of her original plan and its single
south entry from below.
According to the Knowledge, it is only the north month/facet that
affords an entry to the soul point, for both the aspirant and the
world. All men and women of wisdom know this. Therefore it is held as
the most auspicious time of the year, the most sacred of all the
months. It is this month (facet) that Krishna extolled in the Bhagavad
Gita as ‘the best of all’. It is this day, the December Solstice, that
Bhisma chose for his passing, as the Mahabharat informs us; indeed, as
the very day the Epic begins. Throughout the culture, throughout the
Scriptures this period is elevated above all others. And this is what
the Mother captured in her design. She did not wish to eliminate that
tradition but rather to enhance it, to elevate it to greater heights.
Because those who received this treasure lacked this Knowledge, for all
times it must stand that what has been constructed IN THE MOTHER’S
NAME, lacks this profound sense. The revised model enhances, rather,
the ego. This is because the UNITARY poise is lost by the dual entry.
What is enforced is the BINARY CREATION; that is, a creation orbiting a
void at the centre. A creation strung up on the cross of atavism and
nailed to the sex centre.
Indeed, this is the definition of the human ego: a consciousness in
orbit of a void. The soul is lacking as a unitary support through which
the individual remains always in contact with the Source of Fullness
and not emptiness. Indeed, we have that very symbolism reproduced in
the AMM where the crystal is transparent, empty and dark. Contrast this
with the luminous globe of the Mother’s Vision.
this manner it is shown how unless ALL items of the Vision are
incorporated, beginning with the south floor entrance rising into the
Chamber, the remaining elements will conform to that deviation. And so
it has been, as we will note through these Chronicles, item after item.
The point is, we cannot tolerate that these deviations, which lack any
higher knowledge content, continue to be called ‘The Mother’s Vision’.
They must be acknowledged for what they are: an architect’s
improvisations, which he is determined to hide from the public. He must
be asked why.
the following diagrams, taken from The New Way,
Volume 2, pp. 196 & 198,
Aeon Books, 1981).
Matrimandir Action Committee