Monday, September 9, 2013

Legitimizing Destructive Madness - a Futile Means of Establishing Security

If you want to do yoga, you must get rid of fear.
Yoga and fear do not go together. 

Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga.

'The nations of the world legitimize that destructive madness of the arms race by saying it's a way to prevent destruction through fear – that's futile. As an argument, it's futile, but that's the way they think. It's part of that same thirst or need for Security: nothing can be achieved except in peace, nothing can be arrived at except in peace, nothing can be realized except in peace – we need peace, individually, collectively, globally. So let's make horrifying weapons of destruction so that men will be so frightened that nothing will happen – how childish!'

- The Mother (taken from the entry below)

27 March 1963
The Mother's Agenda

Once I told you about an experience I had, I told you that every time a divine manifestation occurs (what is called an Avatar), there's always a particular "angle of quest," in the sense of an intense NEED urging men along the road of evolution towards the Goal, the Transformation, and each avatar saw from a particular angle, believing it to be THE Goal.  When I had that experience, I saw it was the need for Immortality that drove the Vedic Rishis. It came back to me yesterday, and I noted it down: (The Mother reads a handwritten note)
The Vedic Rishis thirsted for Immortality,
Buddha wanted Permanence....
Then I looked, wondering, "And what was Christ's path?"... Basically, he always said, "Love thy neighbor," in other words brotherhood (but that's a modern translation). For him, the idea was compassion, charity (the Christians say it's the "law of Love," but we're not yet there – that will come much later). So I wrote:
Jesus preached Compassion....
Then I thought: now, Sri Aurobindo, it's quite clear; for him, the goal was Perfection. Perfection not in the sense of a summit but of an all-inclusive totality in which everything is represented, has a place. And I saw that this Perfection would come – must come – in stages. He announced something the realization of which will stretch over thousands of years. So it must come in stages. And I saw that what I find essential, indispensable (everything is there, everything finds a place, yet there is a kind of anguish – not a personal anguish but a terrestrial anguish), is Security. A need for Security – whatever you attempt, whatever you seek, even Love, even Perfection, it needs Security. Nothing can be achieved with the feeling that all opposing forces can come and sweep everything away. We must find the point where nothing can be touched or destroyed or halted. Therefore, it's Security, the very essence of Security. So I wrote:
Sri Aurobindo promised Perfection
and to attain it, the first requisite,
what men need today,
is Security.
All the global trends that result in "peace movements" of one kind or another, are nothing but this: they are expressions of the quest for Security. My own experience is a supersecurity, which can be really found only in union with the Supreme – nothing, nothing, nothing in the world can give you security, except this: union, identification with the Supreme. That's what I told you: as long as Sri Aurobindo was here in his body, I had a sense of perfect Security – extraordinary, extraordinary! Nothing, nothing could make a dent in it – nothing. So his departure was like ... like a smashing of that experience.  In truth, from the supreme point of view, that may have been the cause of his departure.... Though it seems to me a very small cause for a very big event.... But since in the experience that Security was taking root more and more, more and more firmly, and was spreading ...  Probably the time had not come. I don't know. As I said, from a universal and everlasting (I can't say "eternal"), everlasting point of view, it's a small cause for a big effect.... We could say it was probably ONE of the causes that made his departure necessary.

Consequently, according to the experience of these last few days, the quest for Security is but a first step towards Perfection. He came to announce (I put "promise" deliberately), to PROMISE Perfection, but between that promise and its realization, there are many steps; and in my experience, this is the first step: the quest for Security. And it corresponds fairly well to the global state of mind.
The nations of the world legitimize that destructive madness of the arms race by saying it's a way to prevent destruction through fear – that's futile. As an argument, it's futile, but that's the way they think. It's part of that same thirst or need for Security: nothing can be achieved except in peace, nothing can be arrived at except in peace, nothing can be realized except in peace – we need peace, individually, collectively, globally. So let's make horrifying weapons of destruction so that men will be so frightened that nothing will happen – how childish! But that's the current state of mind. It is still one of those ... in English they say device, a ploy (it's not a "ploy," it's a means – between ploy and means) to urge the human race on towards its evolutionary goal. And for that, we must catch hold of the Divine: it's a means of catching hold of the Divine. For there is nothing – nothing, nothing exists from the point of view of Security, except the Supreme. If we ARE the Supreme, that is to say, the supreme Consciousness, supreme Power, supreme Existence, then there is Security – outside of that, there is none. Because everything is in perpetual motion. What exists at "one moment in time," as Sri Aurobindo says (time is an unbroken succession of "moments"), what exists at a given moment no longer exists the next, so there's no security. It's the same experience, seen from another angle, as that of Buddha, who said there was no "permanence." And basically, the Rishis saw only from the angle of human existence, that's why they were after Immortality. It all boils down to the same thing.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Sun's Magnetic Field is About to Flip

Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Supramental Yoga and the Evolutionary Process of Transformation

‘All religions have saved a number
of souls, but none yet has been able
to spiritualise mankind. For that
there is needed not cult and creed,
but a sustained and all-comprehending
effort at spiritual self-evolution.’

Sri Aurobindo
CE, Volume 16, page 394

Discussions with Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet  

15 June 1986, Stone Ridge, New York

An Excerpt from Part One:
[If] you look at the Mother's work isolated, as such: what she was doing and what we suppose that she was supposed to have done, then you think... ‘Well, nothing happened’. Everyone presumed that she would transform her body and come out looking like a young girl, or Lord knows what. But of course these ideas had no bearing on what she was really doing. So, in that particular work there were so many different levels you had to simply find your way through this labyrinth, through layers and layers until you got to the true work that was going on, that she did complete.
    I don't know if you've read any of my things on this. It's in The New Way know, it was very difficult for people in the [Sri Aurobindo] Ashram at that time, especially for those who had no understanding of what was to come. The experience was very difficult because it seemed that everything ended there, with no clear understanding of what it was she had actually done. And like Sri Aurobindo, she didn't really announce: ‘Well, I've finished and I'm going.’ Sri Aurobindo didn't do anything of the sort either. He just left in a very unusual fashion. But he had completed what he had to do.
    And I must say...I have to say, now, in this work...the people who are drawn to it and finally get involved, are those who are not concerned only with an individual development. This is very important. You cannot take it out of the context of the collective development and the world situation. In many other yogas and paths you can do that. But this particular work is almost, I would say, order to really understand it you have to see it in the context of the total development. As it is an integral yoga that Sri Aurobindo brought, in the same way the process is integral and has to deal with all levels. This may be very different from what we might...from the idea we may have of a collective work. That's another story. But...people, for example, who are only interested in their own personal development, usually become rather confused at a certain point. They don't understand why certain things happen, what does it all mean? When you do though, it is very exciting.'

A full transcript of this discussion is available at Puranic Cosmology Updated.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Comet ISON - A Cosmological and Numerological Spectacle

On 28 November 2013 a large 'Sun-grazing' comet discovered on the 2012 Fall Equinox, will make it's closest approach to the Sun. This date is both interesting in terms of its proximity to what Sri Aurobindo and the Mother named 'Immortality Day', and in terms of its number power. The day and month reduce to 3 number power (28 + 11 = 39 = 3 + 9 = 12 = 1 + 2 = 3) and the year reduces to 6 (2 + 0 + 1 + 3 = 6). The full number power of the date is 9  (3 + 6).

The comet may 'survive' the gravitational force of its swing around the Sun, it could outshine the Moon and be visible even in the daytime or it may disintegrate into an indistinct cloud of cosmic dust. The below Youtube video claims that only 9 comets in 333 years have shined with similar intensity. Apparently this comet has the same orbital path as the Great Comet of 1680, which graced the Earth 333 years ago. Adding to the potential visual impact of this comet, is its circumpolar nature, meaning it would be visible all night long in the Northern Hemisphere. Whether or this comet lives up to its potential as visual spectacle or not, it still seems to be something of a numerological spectacle. If it survives, its closest approach to Earth is said to be 26/27th of December 2013. 26 December is the 360th day of the Year from January 1st and is an 8 number power. 27 Dec 2013 reduces to the number power of 9 (27.12.2013 = 9 + 3 + 6 = 18 = 1 + 8 = 9). 

The Importance of the 9 (and the 3 and the 6) in terms of cultivating a supramental vision and consciousness of the whole, are discussed elsewhere on this blog [see: The Mathematical Formula of the Supramental Descent] and especially in Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet's book, The Gnostic Circle, but here's an image which helps to understand the framework of this Unity Consciousness. The 3, 6, 0/9 Points form the central Trinity of the ONE Circle (3 + 3 + 3 = 9).

Well, we'll see how this unfolds. It will be truly interesting to see if this comet will survive its closest approach to the Sun in the 9th astrological sign Sagittarius, and continue on to and past the Earth in the 10th sign Capricorn, making the 2013 Winter Solstice and subsequent 'Return of the Light', particularly stunning.
‘[T]he possession of our complete divine consciousness delivered from all falsehood by the free descent of the truth, gives us the secure possession of the world of Swar and the enjoyment of mental and physical being lifted into the godhead above darkness, falsehood and death by the in-streaming of our divine elements. This victory is won in twelve periods of the upward journey, represented by the revolution of the twelve months of the sacrificial year, the periods corresponding to the successive dawns of a wider and wider truth, until the tenth [month] secures the victory.’ - Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda

Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet discusses the significance of Sagittarius, and of being in the 9th Manifestation in the evolutionary scheme in a 1986 talk, transcribed in The Vishaal Newsletter, December 1986 (Vol.1, No. 5).:
'Yes, it is the Aquarian Age, but we are in this larger arc of the 9th Manifestation. And that answers a lot of questions. Otherwise, just by looking at it in terms of Aquarius, you cannot understand what is happening. You cannot understand this total breakdown. If you understand it in terms of the birth process: 9 Months, 9 ages, 9 manifestations, and either you live or you die - but there is a new creation that comes out. It is very simple and very clear. Then you begin to understand why. ... Where the only solution is a new birth. The only solution is a new creation. There is no other, because we cannot find a solution based on any of the old pillars that we've clung to for so long.' [bold emphasis added]

Here's the Youtube video mentioned above (and more info on the comet follows):

'There’s a legitimate possibility this might indeed be the real deal: for one thing, ISON (named for the International Scientific Optical Network, of which discoverers Artyom Novichonok and Vitali Nevski members) was first seen when it was nearly 600 million miles (965 million km) from the Sun, well beyond the orbit of Jupiter. That’s unusually distant for a comet to be spotted: these interplanetary chunks of debris usually live in the frigid realms out beyond Neptune and are more or less invisible until solar heat begins boiling ice and dust from their surfaces, forming a light-reflecting halo (known technically as its coma), that makes them seem bigger than they really are. The fact that ISON can already be seen means it may be reasonably large — perhaps a couple of miles across — which suggests that when it dips to less than a million miles (1.6 million km) above the Sun’s fires next November 28, it may be robust enough to avoid the breakup that often happens to smaller comets. And if it does survive, ISON could go on to light up the night sky in the Northern Hemisphere for much of December, 2013 and on into January. Comet experts are also making much of the fact that ISON’s path is very similar to that of Kirch’s Comet, a.k.a. Newton’s Comet, a.k.a. the Great Comet of 1680, which was bright enough to be seen in daylight and had a magnificently long tail (it was also the first comet ever discovered with a telescope). It’s not the same object, but it’s quite possible that both are chunks of a much larger body that broke apart long ago, maybe during its own passage through the inner solar system. The fact that such larger bodies exist isn’t in doubt: Pluto, for example, is essentially a gigantic chunk of dirty ice. (PHOTOS:Spinning In the Heavens — Spiral Galaxies) If ISON is truly destined to become one of the greatest comets in history, we won’t have to wait until November to find out. By August, it will still be more than 200 million miles (320 million km) from the Sun, but that’s close enough for it to start forming its halo. How bright it is then should be a good indication of how much brighter it could get. Even then, comet-lovers would be wise to stay calm. “Comets are like cats,” the great amateur astronomer and comet hunter David Levy, who has found 22 comets himself, has said. “They have tails, and they do precisely what they want.”' -

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Shiva, Krishna and Sri Aurobindo in 1926

'[The Mother] had a small book by her table. She opened the book at random and said, “Here, read this.” The sentence was Sri Aurobindo telling someone in a letter, “Shiva and I are one.”' [bold added]- 'Interview with Sunanda Poddar'

In her 1961 Agenda, the Mother remembered 1926 as the year Shiva refused to incarnate until the Supramental Yoga was complete. Krishna however 'consented' to be FIXED in Sri Aurobindo [bold added]:

The Mother’s Agenda
2 August 1961
There's a ledge above the pillars there, where all the gods used to sit – Shiva, Krishna, Lakshmi, the Trimurti, all of them – the little ones, the big ones, they all used to come regularly, every day, to attend these meditations. It was a lovely sight. But they didn't have this kind of adoration for the Supreme. They had no use for that concept – each one, in his own mode of being, was fully aware of his own eternal divinity; and each one knew as well that he could represent all the others (such was the basis of popular worship, and they knew it). They felt they were a kind of community, but they had none of those qualities that the psychic life gives: no deep love, no deep sympathy, no sense of union. They had only the sense of their OWN divinity. They had certain very particular movements, but not this adoration for the Supreme nor the feeling of being instruments: they felt they were representing the Supreme, and so each one was perfectly satisfied with his particular representation.
Except for Krishna.... In 1926, I had begun a sort of overmental creation, that is, I had brought the Overmind down into matter, here on earth (miracles and all kinds of things were beginning to happen). I asked all these gods to incarnate, to identify themselves with a body (some of them absolutely refused). Well, with my very own eyes I saw Krishna, who had always been in rapport with Sri Aurobindo, consent to come down into his body. It was on November 24th, and it was the beginning of “Mother.”
Yes, in fact I wanted to ask you what this realization of 1926 was.
It was this: Krishna consented to descend into Sri Aurobindo's body – to be FIXED there; there is a great difference, you understand, between incarnating, being fixed in a body, and simply acting as an influence that comes and goes and moves about. The gods are always moving about, and it's plain that we ourselves, in our inner beings, come and go and act in a hundred or a thousand places at once. There is a difference between just coming occasionally and accepting to be permanently tied to a body – between a permanent influence and a permanent presence.
These things have to be experienced.
But in what sense did this realization mark a turning point in Sri Aurobindo's sadhana?
No, the phenomenon was important FOR THE CREATION; he himself was rather indifferent to it. But I did tell him about it.
It was at that time that he decided to stop dealing with people and retire to his room. So he called everyone together for one last meeting. Before then, he used to go out on the verandah every day to meet and talk with all who came to see him (this is the origin of the famous “Talks with Sri Aurobindo”... – Mother is about to say something severe, then reconsiders – anyway...) I was living in the inner rooms and seeing no one; he was going out onto the verandah, seeing everyone, receiving people, speaking, discussing – I saw him only when he came back inside.
After a while, I too began having meditations with people. I had begun a sort of “overmental creation,” to make each god descend into a being – there was an extraordinary upward curve! Well, I was in contact with these beings and I told Krishna (because I was always seeing him around Sri Aurobindo), “This is all very fine, but what I want now is a creation on earth – you must incarnate.” He said “Yes.” Then I saw him – I saw him with my own eyes (inner eyes, of course), join himself to Sri Aurobindo.
Then I went into Sri Aurobindo's room and told him, “Here's what I have seen.” “Yes, I know!” he replied (Mother laughs) “That's fine; I have decided to retire to my room, and you will take charge of the people. You take charge.” (There were about thirty people at the time.) Then he called everyone together for one last meeting. He sat down, had me sit next to him, and said, “I called you here to tell you that, as of today, I am withdrawing for purposes of sadhana, and Mother will now take charge of everyone; you should address yourselves to her; she will represent me and she will do all the work.” (He hadn't mentioned this to me! – Mother bursts into laughter)
These people had always been very intimate with Sri Aurobindo, so they asked: “Why, why, Why?” He replied, “It will be explained to you.” I had no intention of explaining anything, and I left the room with him, but Datta began speaking. (She was an Englishwoman who had left Europe with me; she stayed here until her death – a person who received “inspirations.”) She said she felt Sri Aurobindo speaking through her and she explained everything: that Krishna had incarnated and that Sri Aurobindo was now going to do an intensive sadhana for the descent of the Supermind; that it meant Krishna's adherence to the Supramental Descent upon earth and that, as Sri Aurobindo would now be too occupied to deal with people, he had put me in charge and I would be doing all the work.

This was in 1926.
It was only... (how can I put it?) a participation from Krishna. It made no difference for Sri Aurobindo personally: it was a formation from the past that accepted to participate in the present creation, nothing more. It was a descent of the Supreme, from... some time back, now consenting to participate in the new manifestation.
Shiva, on the other hand, refused. “No,” he said, “I will come only when you have finished your work. I will not come into the world as it is now, but I am ready to help.” He was standing in my room that day, so tall (laughing) that his head touched the ceiling! He was bathed in his own special light, a play of red and gold... magnificent! Just as he is when he manifests his supreme consciousness – a formidable being! So I stood up and... (I too must have become quite tall, because my head was resting on his shoulder, just slightly below his head) then he told me, “No, I'm not tying myself to a body, but I will give you ANYTHING you want.” The only thing I said (it was all done wordlessly, of course) was: “I want to be rid of the physical ego.”
Well, mon petit (laughing), it happened! It was extraordinary!... After a while, I went to find Sri Aurobindo and said, “See what has happened! I have a funny sensation (Mother laughs) of the cells no longer being clustered together! They're going to scatter!” He looked at me, smiled and said, Not yet. And the effect vanished.
But Shiva had indeed given me what I wanted!
Not yet, Sri Aurobindo said.
No, the time wasn't ripe. It was too early, much too early.
I had it two years ago. But now there is something else – things are different now.

It struck me as odd when I first read this, and as I read it now, that the Trimurti - the Divine Trinity - was not functioning or manifesting as fully UNIFIED community or a unified consciousness-force. But now I am thinking that is perhaps one thing that is being underscored via the washing away of the Shiva statue: that in Truth, no GOD can stand ALONE ... as an entity isolated from the Whole, from the whole movement of evolution. In Truth, Brahman, Vishnu and Shiva (the forces of Creation, Preservation and Destruction) are One.

Krishna is well-known throughout the world as the 8th Avatar of Vishnu the Preserver. In her writing, Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet discusses in depth Sri Aurobindo's role as the 9th Avatar of Vishnu and lays out the case that this 9th Avatar would necessarily incarnate and influence the evolving Earthly CREATION in our New Age corresponding to the Preservation or FIXED sign of Aquarius. To be established in this Age is the Unity-Consciousness, where All is known as One Being and One Becoming, including of course the Hindu Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. [See: Secrets of the Earth - Questions and Answers on the Line of Ten Avatars of Vedic Tradition]

Shiva Statue Washed Away by Ganges

See 'Ganga, Shiva and the Earth' for information on the symbolism of the June Ganges floods. The sadhu in the video below reports that the Ganges hadn't reached this height (the shoulders of Shiva), since 1925. Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet writes that 1926 marked beginning of the Age of Aquarius. The Mother tells the story that in 1926 Krishna descended into Sri Aurobindo yet Shiva refused until the Supramental work was complete.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Ganga, Shiva and the Earth

How Ganga comes to Earth

'Ganga is said to have descended from heaven and fallen onto Shiva's head, whence from his matted locks the Great God released her in a gentle flow upon the Earth. It is said that the Earth was spared the full impact of her power by this graceful act of Shiva, and that, had it not been so, the planet could not have tolerated the descent of Ganga in her full form.' - Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet, The River of January

The Descent of Ganga
North India Floods, June 15, 2013

Shiva Statue washed away in Rishikesh
'Ganga is the mother of rivers. She is the great Aorta that perfectly harmonizes in her being the planetary dimensions of time and space. Therefore she sets the rhythm of the pulsations that come into being from the contractions of the heart that Gangadevi is. Because of the rhythm of her contracting power, being that she is mystically situated in the land that is the soul of the Earth, she gives rise to other rivers.' - Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet, 'The Ganges and the 'River of January'', The New Way- a study in the rise and establishment of a gnostic society, Volume 2, Chapter 9. [A larger excerpt of this chapter can be found at]

The importance of the Ganga river as a living symbol is also discussed in Thea's recent 'Message to India', a four-part series.

Part I   On the Nature of Centreship
Part II  The Time has Come
Part III The Choice of Cosmic Truth or Superstition
Part IV India, Egypt and the Enigmatic Sphinx

Excerpt from Part I: 'The goal ... is a Unitary Creation, spherically poised around a centre, no longer linear. This will be completely set in place when India agrees to accept her centre-ship, when, in a reversal of the poet’s words, the Centre WILL hold. She will then abandon the mesmerising aspiration to become a superpower, for that simply indicates a clinging to the old binary formulation with its now outdated nomenclature that does not express the true reality of the new world order she is destined to facilitate. It indicates her reticence to move ahead on the crest of the Aquarian Wave and to be the channel for the ‘waters’ the Water Carrier dispenses upon Earth from his cosmic kumbha or jug. Millions of Hindus celebrate this astrological event at Allahabad precisely during the month of the Aquarian Kumbha. But the point is missed when the oneness is overlooked between the ‘water’ he carries in his kumbha and those the heavenly Ganga releases periodically upon Earth – provided the correct anchoring is done in calendrical/zodiacal time to permit reception of the River-Goddess’ boundless grace, just as the myth describes. The ‘jug’ is filled with her beneficent, re-vitalising energies; therefore her sign, Capricorn, precedes Aquarius in the wheel and the celebration should rightfully begin in her period – more specifically, when her sacred Source is reached in our annual zodiacal time-journey. This is January 3rd in calendar time each year, or when the Sun is seen to occupy the 12th degree of the sign. As centre, India can bridge the heavens to engage in this replenishing directly from the Source.'

Related Posts:
Shiva Statue Washed Away by Ganges

Shiva, Krishna and Sri Aurobindo in 1926


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Primer Fields & the Structure of Matter

A screen shot from Primer Fields - Part II
(YouTube video by David LaPoint, see video & links below)
Well this is a long video series, but anyone interested in Cosmology and the Structure of Matter should find this eye opening. The author of the video's, David LaPoint, posits bowl shaped magnetic fields of opposite polarity as a universal template that does away with the need for Dark Matter and Dark Energy to explain the Universe. I can't say that I understand it all, but I do think it is worth watching and considering his point of view. It's pretty fascinating.

Link to Part II or Part III (for whatever reasons David LaPoint has discontinued the series).

I have a question on a page set up for this Primer Field info (not set up by David LaPoint, the author of the series), which I will repeat here:
'I've watched Part I and II. So I'm now wondering how the 'fine structure constant' is involved in these fields. According to WikiAnswers: This constant 'describes the strength of the electromagnetic force, one of the four fundamental forces of nature. It describes for example how often an electron would emit a photon, the strengths of electric and magnetic fields and molecular bonds. It is also dimensionless, so the number is the same regardless of which units you happen to use.'
'1/137 is the zero energy value of the constant which is .00729927 repeating. So the 729 of the constant FLIPS to 927 and then the whole sequence repeats itself. This FLIP reminds me of the flipping polarity of the magnetic fields. I would welcome any insight on this constant in relation to the Primer Fields.'

Friday, March 29, 2013

The Shroud of Turin & Jesus's Life in India After Crucifixion

On 28 March 2013, just in time for Good Friday and Easter weekend, a news story has broken regarding a new study indicating that the 'Turin Shroud dates back to Jesus’ era, countering previous data that the linen cloth believed to have Christ’s imprint was a medieval hoax'. [See article by Carol Kuruvilla at New York Daily News]. More information is available from a 27 March 2013 press release of The Mystery of the Shroud - the book by Guilio Fanti that presents this new study. What is not being discussed is the modern-day forensic evidence that also tells the tale that whoever was wrapped in that particular shroud was not dead at the time of being wrapped. So the news story might seem to bring good tidings to Christians who want some proof of Jesus's life and death, but in reality it more clearly exposes the possibility that he did not die as a result of the crucifixion. There are many who believe Jesus actually lived into his 80s in Kashmir, India and was buried there. [See: Jesus Lived in India, and the BBC Documentary Jesus Lived in India?]

Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet discusses these issues and the significance in terms of the evolution and manifestation of Truth-Consciousness on Earth in her most recent articles. Here are a few excerpts [click the links to see the full articles]:

Excerpt from 'The Shroud of Turin Revisited', by Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet, 3 March 2013:

'Photographic technology provided astonishing evidence regarding the person who had been wrapped in that particular linen covering, left in the sepulchre Jesus had vacated, but visible in the course of the film developing process only in the negative. Prominent and most worthy of attention is that the crucified man it held was proven by the negative to have been alive at the time he was wrapped and laid in the tomb. This is the astonishing part of the Shroud saga: the negative alone brought forth the full image, back and front, of Jesus. Together with this phenomenal disclosure is a plethora of evidence indicating that the Shroud had indeed held the body of Jesus. This was proven out by the Gospels themselves which have left posterity precise details of the torment Jesus experienced at the hands of his executioners. Leaving no stone unturned, technology seems to have proven that Jesus did not really die on the cross – therefore putting a question mark on the dogma of resurrection itself.

'Already by the 1980s the broad lines of the Shroud’s secret were known. It is fascinating to note that while earlier every attempt had been made through numerous historical documents and scientific experiments to prove the authenticity of the cloth and that it was not a forgery dating from the Middle Ages, as some disbelievers were sustaining, in 1988 a trio of scientists – one from the USA, another from Switzerland, and the third from Great Britain – were given fragments of the cloth and commissioned to establish once and for all if the Shroud was really from the time of Jesus. Their findings, announced on 16.10.1988, proclaimed it to be a forgery. And as far as the Church is concerned, the results of the tests are conclusive.
'However, a number of researchers refused to accept the trio’s findings. Finally, their results have come to be considered inaccurate at best and fraudulent at worst. Since then more serious investigations have been carried out which went far ahead of the earlier research in establishing that there was no corpse enveloped by the cloth but a living person.
'It was forensic science based on its more advanced technological devices that seems to have had the last word because analysis of the blood stains on the cloth clearly indicate that there was circulation in the body to permit scientists to evaluate and analyse the stains left on the cloth. Particularly important is the fact that the evidence indicates a flow after the body was wrapped and laid in the tomb. The flow in a certain direction was the conclusive evidence; there were pockets accumulated in specific places due to the reclining position of the body. All the other details as given in the Gospels regarding the wounds inflicted on Jesus were confirmed. The conclusion first of all is that Jesus himself was wrapped in that very cloth; and second, that he was still alive when taken down from the cross and covered in the Shroud. ...'

Excerpt from 'The Truth of WHAT IS', by Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet, 21 March 2013:
'The authors I referred to in The Shroud of Turin Revisited and others are of the belief that a serious wrong has been done by hiding the truths the Shroud contains. They feel that to rectify matters a return to the true teachings of Jesus on this re-discovered foundation is the call of the hour. Details of the life of Jesus after crucifixion seem to lead to India where, as a venerable and saintly Guru, he amassed a certain following and eventually was buried in Kashmir. Proof is provided by a tomb still in existence of one Issa (Jesus) dating from that period. The burial was done in the traditional Jewish manner, in contrast to Hindu and later to Arabic customs. The authors go on to argue that while in India he was greatly influenced by Buddhism, to which they seem to attach more importance than his well-established Essene roots. ...

'We do need to separate fact from fiction. For example, fiction would be the crucifixion of Jesus – if we believe the evidence forensic science has unveiled in the Turin Shroud. Let us assume for arguments sake that the evidence points to a foundational error at the basis of the Christian faith. This error, however, does not really reflect on Jesus himself or his teachings because even the Gospels of his apostles would seem to offer corroborating evidence to suggest that he may not have actually died on the cross. Further, the Time-Spirit clearly played a controlling role in the affair in that just at the time when the Sun was to emerge from its cocoon at the onset of the new Age, photographic and forensic evidence became available to conclusively put that sacred event in its proper perspective.'

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Math of the Supramental Descent and Unity Consciousness

9 (Michu) -6 (Koscielny) - 3 (Sagna) - 1 (Szczęsny - the 'Hidden' One)
[See: Image Source]

[In 'Number and the Supramental Matrix', I included Sri Aurobindo's statement 'Now I have got the hang of the whole hanged thing ‒ like a very Einstein I have got the mathematical formula of the whole affair (unintelligible as in his case to anybody but myself) and am working it out figure by figure.' A reader subsequently asked me, 'Was it revealed what the equation is? Mathematicians might say the most important formula is Euler's formula.' Here's my response which I wrote for this particular reader, but also for my blog readers at large and for anyone who finds themselves interested in this important subject matter. Anyone who reads on will be able to soon appreciate the significance of the above picture sent to me by one of my colleagues from a 6 January 2013 football match.]

The Mathematical Formula of the Supramental Descent
and Unity Consciousness

Sri Aurobindo wrote of the Supramental Descent in which the Divine or Supramental Consciousness-Force descends from the high planes of the Transcendent Divine into the Cosmic Manifestation/World, into the Individual, and thereupon establishes a entirely new phase of Earthly evolution wherein the Transcendent is Immanent in material-temporal creation, establishing a higher harmony or integration of all levels of the Self based on the consciousness-force of the One Being. The human being is simultaneously faced with the task or labor of ascending from the base of seemingly unconscious matter, to embody and live this divine harmony.   

Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet has recognized that this Descent of Supramental, Solar or Unity-Consciousness which Sri Aurobindo and the Mother discussed as the new frontier of our Earthly evolution, was necessarily established on Earth in terms of the structure and language of the circle. In the circle of 9, the Transcendent principle is equivalent to the 9, the Cosmic principle is equivalent to the 6, the Individual principle is equivalent to the 3, and the Immanent is the 1 born of the 0, which is understood as a reversal of direction ... from the Decent (and formation of the Seed), to the Ascent and the reorganization of the field based on the 'new born' consciousness-force of the Self (Expansion of the Seed). 

So this is the mathematical formula of the Supramental Descent: 9-6-3-0/1. And this formula corresponds to the birth years of Sri Aurobindo (1872 = 9), the Mother (1878 = 6), PNB (1938 = 3) and the reincarnation of Sri Aurobindo in 1963 (= 1), who have established the Supramental Gnosis in our current age. This formula, it also needs to be recognized, is contained in the AUM mantra, wherein the word itself is the compression or seed of the essential Trinity.
'The Aum vibration that reverberates throughout the universe (the "Word" or "voice of many waters" of the Bible) has three manifestations or gunas, those of creation, preservation and destruction [Taittiriya Upanishad 1:8]' ‒ Yogananda Paramahansa, Autobiography of a Yogi
Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet has understood Aum and the gunas, in terms of the mathematics and geometry of the 360° Circle, which is critical to anyone who wishes to realize the power of this mantra in their life. The following diagram in conjunction with the one above might help readers to visualize the how the gunas (and Trimurti and the fire trine of the Zodiac) are contained in Aum (which is simultaneously the Point and its expansion via the Circumference).

I am aware that it is not at all an easy task for the mind, as it is currently arranged, to appreciate this formula or the idea that it can somehow be applied to time and to human lives. We are not at all used to this kind of math or measure connecting the Inner to the Outer, the One to the Many, Being to Becoming. The mind is largely ignorant of the fact that all true Knowledge, all Divine Gnosis of World and Self must be born from and seated in the POINT of the Circle. Without understanding the language of the Circle and its Divine Measure, and without understanding the words, forms and harmonies 'spoken' from the Point of all creation in Time and Space ‒ one's knowledge will only be a shadow of the Truth of our Self, a shadow of Unity Consciousness. The Vedic Rishi's knew this and it seems that Nicola Tesla knew something of this as well. He wrote:
'If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have a key to the universe.'
In our newly born Age of Aquarius, the Age of Unity-Consciousness, scientists and mathematicians and all seekers of Truth via whatever flavor of the quest, will necessarily eventually find their way back to the Point within the Circle, and conduct their research and life's work from the Seat of the Self, rather than examining pieces and parts on the periphery and producing forms and equations as if disconnected from the Totality of the Self. The more we collectively hone in on our common point of existence, the more harmony we will experience and delight in on Earth.   

The 'formula' is basically describing a Consciousness of Unity that pervades Time and Space ... a formula of Oneness. Yes it describes the actual Descent of Supramental Gnosis (9-6-3) and the establishment of a fully-formed Seed of Gnosis on Earth (0/1) via the lives and work of Sri Aurobindo, the Mother, and Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet; but it also perfectly describes the Unity Consciousness and organizing structure of the Supramental Being, complete with trikaladristi (simultaneous vision of the three times ‒ past, present, future). The consciousness of the Supramental Being is to be centered within the 'Circle of Life', simultaneously aware of the Transcendent (9), Cosmic (6) and Individual (3) Self, and is hence this Being is an Emanation or Immanence (0/1) of the Divine Trinity, simultaneously God, Nature and Man. Such a Being perceives Creation, Preservation and Dissolution (triguna) as simultaneous. All Time and Space is both compressed in and expanded from this Point of Immanence, and the Supramental Being is to be seated in this Point, simultaneously the compressed Point (the immobile Being) and the expanded Circumference (the dynamic Becoming). Sri Aurobindo summed up this vision perfectly:
'The One is at the same time the All, for it exists in all, all exists by it, it is all. Whatever be [the] plane of being, whatever be the cosmos, whatever be the individual, the truth of its existence is the same, that it or he is the One; for there is and can be no other. The Transcendent is the Divine, the universal is the Divine, the individual is the Divine; all are the one Reality.' ‒ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine and Human
This, which is the essence of the Aum mantra, is not at all a complicated formula or vision, yet the Vedic Rishi's accurately predicted that it would be a hidden realization, a hidden One hard won in the last 3-4 stages of the 12 staged Vedic Year (the Zodiac) which is simultaneously the Earth's year and vaster cycles of the Earth's Ages.  Now, whether or not it is appreciated by the mental consciousness, this One has been hard won over vast expanses of time and stages of evolutionary development. The 'formula' of the One ... i.e. the basic mathematical organization of Unity Consciousness is now known. It has bee hidden in the 360° Vedic measure of the circle and Earth's year, which contains ALL of the elements of the formula. The ONE circle, is an expansion of the ONE seed, and its measurement is formulated or structured in terms of the 3, 6, 9 and the 0. The 9 may not be overtly present in the numbers of 360, but the 360 degrees of the Circle are an expansion of the 9 integers (9 x 40=360); and, as shown above, the 0 and 9 hold the same place value the Circle. As well, the measure of each of the four quadrants of the Circle is 90°.

Now it is just a question of who will aspire to understand and apply this hard-won Gnosis within their own field of (their experience of) Time and Space and thereby proceed to upgrade the divisive operating system of the human Mind. So far this Supramental Gnosis is not just a 'road less traveled' for modern man, but a vast frontier of our Self-Existence (the Swar or Divine realm) that has been almost entirely unseen and un-travelled, because the 'starting point', entry point, portal or gateway has been hidden (even if hidden in plain view). Now that this point is no longer hidden, in due course of time, this vast frontier of our Divine Nature can be explored and lived into. After all, the linear, divisive mind is only the dark womb of the seed of Unity Consciousness, bound to give birth to the Unity-Consciousness in the due course of the cycles and stages of time.
 '[When the Self-Existent's] presence and power are felt in one, in all and in the relations of one with all;– this is the truth of being to which man's entire knowledge of himself in God and in Nature rises and widens. A triune knowledge, the complete knowledge of God, the complete knowledge of himself, the complete knowledge of Nature, gives him his high goal; it assigns a vast and full sense to the labour and effort of humanity. The conscious unity of the three, God, Soul and Nature, in his own consciousness is the sure foundation of his perfection and his realisation of all harmonies: this will be his highest and widest state, his status of a divine consciousness and a divine life and its initiation the starting-point for his entire evolution of his self-knowledge, world-knowledge, God-knowledge.' ‒ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine
Lori Tompkins
9 January 2013

Author's Note: For any who are interested in understanding this 9-6-3-0/1 formula and how it can be applied to time and to human lives and uplift one's consciousness from duality (linear perspective) to unity (spherical perspective), Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet's The Gnostic Circle is the best place to start, perhaps followed by The New Way, Volumes 1-3. Also see: 'Contraction, the Zero and the Speed of Consciousness'.

Nirayana Calendar - Committing the Whole Hindu Society to Adharma

The Tropical or Sayana Zodiac as based on the Earth's Solstices and Equinoxes
T.V.Sivaraman discusses the error of the Niranyana system utilized by modern day Vedic Astrologers and the need to reform the Hindu Calendar based on the Tropical or Sayana Zodiac:

'Today we are forced to celebrate all our fasts and festivals after over 23 days of their real Shastric prescribed time, and we continue to follow the wrong path over fourteen centuries. The Government of India’s 1952 Calendar Reforms Committee had recommended a seasonal calendar and also noted that “in continuing to follow the nirayana system, the Hindu Calendar makers are under the delusion that they are following the path of Dharma. They are actually committing the whole Hindu society to Adharma.” Twelve decades ago the then Sankaracharya of the Dwarka Mutt had directed that “sayana panchangas should be used for performing religious rites.” But all these years neither Governments at the Centre and States of free India, nor the Dharmacharyas of Hinduism have thought it fit to force its implementation.' ... [Bold emphasis added]

'We bank on the young and educated youth of this Vedic land to chip in and start using the correct calendar and help put India’s cosmic clock back on its original moorings, scientifically – as it was originally.'

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Connecting Inner and Outer = A Total Transformation of Terrestrial Existence

The following excerpt is an entry from The Mother's Question and Answers, 1955, in which she discusses 'All work' as a 'school of experience' and 'the whole life [as] a field of experience' via which we learn how to unify the inner and the outer experience. Our civilization is build upon the Mind's experience that the inner self (Spirit) is opposite ... opposed to and separate from the external circumstances of our life (Matter). Some people live exclusively on the surface, not acknowledging or experiencing any underlying spirit, and some recoil from the surface towards the spirit, not acknowledging or experiencing the presence of spirit in the surface circumstances and dynamic movements of material existence.

The Mother acknowledges that a quest towards the Spirit or the Immobile, Silent Self upon which creation rests, may be progress compared to a purely materialistic perspective, but it is in no way the goal or highest perspective of our consciousness. The goal is a Unified-Consciousness ‒ simultaneously one and many, at rest and in motion, point and periphery, simple and complex. In other words the goal is not a recoil or escape from material existence which culminates in the realization of formlessness or nothingness (or even 'heaven'); but is a Unity-Consciousness, a Supramental Consciousness which transforms the totality of individual and collective circumstances into a Life Divine, via the realization of the eternal connection between the stable Core and the dynamic Periphery. The image of the circle, with its point and circumference (the Sun's Symbol) is the best way to begin to fathom this realization ... one is neither lost on the periphery nor recoiled towards the point. One IS the Totality.

The Mother mentions India's loss of vitality as one serious consequence of the recoil from matter epitomized in the teachings of Buddha and Shankara. But we could equally point to ongoing and gestating human disasters caused by other world religions which each in their own way consider our dynamic material existence (and simultaneously the feminine) to be inferior to the Divine Transcendent. But it also must be recognized that the 'opposing' view, that of the exclusively materialistic point of view (Life devoid of Spirit) is also the breeding ground for ongoing and eminent human disasters. In other words, both polarities of our current consciousness are destructive and that is why this stage of the evolution of our consciousness (the Mental stage) and our current civilization, has been foreseen to self-destruct ... it is inevitable because it is inherently unsustainable, inherently unstable.

7 September 1955

[The Mother reads from Lights on Yoga, “Work”.] 

Student:“All work” is “a school of experience”?

Yes, surely. You don’t understand? 

Student: No, Mother.

If you don’t do anything, you cannot have any experience. The whole life is a field of experience. Each movement you make, each thought you have, each work you do, can be an experience, and must be an experience; and naturally work in particular is a field of experience where one must apply all the progress which one endeavours to make inwardly.

If you remain in meditation or contemplation without working, well, you don’t know if you have progressed or not. You may live in an illusion, the illusion of your progress; while if you begin to work, all the circumstances of your work, the contact with others, the material occupation, all this is a field of experience in order that you may become aware not only of the progress made but of all the progress that remains to be made. If you live closed up in yourself, without acting, you may live in a completely subjective illusion; the moment you externalise your action and enter into contact with others, with circumstances and the objects of life, you become aware absolutely objectively of whether you have made progress or not, whether you are more calm, more conscious, stronger, more unselfish, whether you no longer have any desire, any preference, any weakness, any unfaithfulness—you can become aware of all this by working. But if you remain enclosed in a meditation that’s altogether personal, you may enter into a total illusion and never come out of it, and believe that you have realised extraordinary things, while really you have only the impression, the illusion that you have done so.

That is what Sri Aurobindo means.

Student: Then, Mother why do all the spiritual schools in India have as their doctrine escape from action?

Yes, because all this is founded upon the teaching that life is an illusion. It began with the teaching of the Buddha who said that existence was the fruit of desire, and that there was only one way of coming out of misery and suffering and desire; it was to come out of existence. And then this continued with Shankara who added that not only is it the fruit of desire but it is a total illusion, and as long as you live in this illusion you cannot realise the Divine. For him there was not even the Divine, I think; for the Buddha, at least, there wasn’t any.

Student: Then did they truly have experiences?

That depends on what you call “experience”. They certainly had an inner contact with something.

The Buddha certainly had an inner contact with something which, in comparison with the external life, was a non-existence; and in this non-existence, naturally, all the results of existence disappear. There is a state like this; it is even said that if one can keep this state for twenty days, one is sure to lose one’s body; if it is exclusive, I quite agree with it.

But it may be an experience which remains at the back, you see, and is conscious even while not being exclusive, and which causes the contact with the world and the outer consciousness to be supported by something that is free and independent. This indeed is a state in which one can truly make very great progress externally, because one can be detached from everything and act without attachment, without preference, with that inner freedom which is expressed outwardly.

Yet this is the real necessity: once this inner freedom has been attained and the conscious contact with what is eternal and infinite, then, without losing this consciousness one must return to action and let that influence the whole consciousness turned towards action.

This is what Sri Aurobindo calls bringing down the Force from above. In this way there is a chance of being able to change the world, because one has brought in a new Force, a new region, a new consciousness and put it into contact with the outer world. So its presence and action will produce inevitable changes and, let us hope, a total transformation in what this outer world is.

So we could say that the Buddha quite certainly had the first part of the experience, but that he never dreamt of the second, because it was contrary to his own theory. His theory was that one had to run away; but it is obvious that there is only one way of escape, to die, and yet, as he himself has said so well, you may be dead and be completely attached to life and still be in the cycle of births and not have liberation. And in fact he has admitted the idea that it is by successive passing lives on the earth that one can manage to develop oneself to reach this liberation. But for him the ideal was that the world would not exist any longer. It was as though he accused the Divine of having made a mistake and that there was only one thing to do, to rectify the mistake by annulling it. But naturally, to be reasonable and logical, he did not admit the Divine. It was a mistake made by whom, how, in what way?—this he never explained. He simply said that it was made and that the world had begun with desire and had to end with desire. He was just on the point of saying that this world was purely subjective, that is, a collective illusion, and that if the illusion ceased the world would cease to be. But he did not come so far. It is Shankara who took over and made the thing altogether complete in his teaching.

If we go back to the teaching of the Rishis, for example, there was no idea of flight out of the world; for them the realisation had to be terrestrial. They conceived a Golden Age very well, in which the realisation would be terrestrial. But starting from a certain decline of vitality in the spiritual life of the country, perhaps, from a different orientation which came in, you see... it is certainly starting from the teaching of the Buddha that this idea of flight came, which has undermined the vitality of the country, because one had to make an effort to cut oneself off from life. The outer reality became an illusory falsehood, and one had no longer to have anything to do with it. So naturally one was cut off from the universal energy, and the vitality went on diminishing, and with this vitality all the possibilities of realisation also diminished.

But it is very remarkable... I have met many people who were trying this method of detachment and separation from life, and living exclusively in the inner reality. These people, almost all of them, had in the outer life absolutely gross defects. When they returned to the ordinary consciousness, they were very much lower than one of the ´elite, for instance, a man of great culture and great intellectual and moral development. These people in their ordinary conduct, when they came out of their meditation, their exclusive concentration, lived very grossly. They had very, very ordinary defects, you see. I knew many of this kind. Or perhaps they had come to a stage where their outer life was a sort of dream in which they were, so to say, not existing. But one had altogether the impression of beings who were completely incomplete, totally incomplete, that is, outwardly there was nothing at all.

Student: But if in the outer consciousness one is very low, how can one meditate? It becomes very difficult, doesn’t it?

Yes, very difficult!

Student: Then how do these people succeed?

But they came out of it completely, they left it as one takes off a cloak, then they put it aside and entered another part of their being. And this is what happened exactly, it was as though they took away this consciousness, laid it aside and entered another part of their being. And in their meditation, as long as they remained there, it was very good. But these people, most of them, when in that state, were in a kind of samadhi, and they could not even speak; and so when they came back and returned to the ordinary consciousness, it was just where it was before, completely unchanged; there was no contact.

You see, what makes the thing difficult for you to understand is that you don’t know concretely, practically, that there are... different planes of your being, as of all beings, which may not have any contact among themselves, and that one may very well pass from one plane to another, and live in a certain consciousness, leaving the other absolutely asleep. And moreover, even in activity, at different times different states of being enter into activity, and unless one takes the greatest care to unify them, put them all in harmony, one of them may pull from one side, another from the other, and a third pull from the third, and all of them be absolutely in contradiction with one another.

There are people who in a certain state of being are constructive, for example, and capable of organising their life and doing very useful work, and in another part of their being they are absolutely destructive and constantly demolish what the other has constructed. I knew quite a number of people of this kind who, apparently had a rather incoherent life, but it was because the two parts of the being, instead of completing each other and harmonising in a synthesis, were separated and in opposition, and one undid what the other did, and all the time they passed like this from one to the other. They had a disorganised life. And there are more people of this kind than one would think!

There are very outstanding examples, striking ones, so clear and distinct they are; but less totally opposed conditions, though all the same in opposition to one another, occur very, very often. Besides, one has oneself the experience, when one has tried to make progress; there is one part of the being which participates in the effort and makes progress, and suddenly, without rhyme or reason, all the effort one has made, all the consciousness one has gained, capsizes in something which is quite different, opposed, over which one has no control.

Some people can make an effort the whole day through, succeed in building something within themselves; they go to sleep at night and the next morning all that they had done on the previous day is lost, they have lost it in a state of unconsciousness. This happens very often, these are not exceptional cases, far from it. And this is what explains, you see, why some people—when they withdraw into their higher mind for instance—can enter into very deep meditation and be liberated from the things of this world, and then when they return to their ordinary physical consciousness, are absolutely ordinary if not even vulgar, because they haven't taken care to establish any contact, and to see that what is above acts and transforms what is below.

That’s all.

Student: Mother, about the Buddha I have a question. You said that the Avatar comes to the earth to show that the Divine can live upon the earth. Then why did he preach just the contrary? Is he an Avatar or not?

That!... Some people say he was an Avatar, others say no, but this, to tell you the truth, it is...

I think that this first thing, that the Avatar comes to the earth to prove that the Divine can... it is not so much to prove by words as to prove by a certain realisation; and I think that it would be rather this aspect of the Divine which is constructive and preservative, rather than a transformative and destructive aspect. You see, to use the Indian names known in India, well, I think they are Avatars of Vishnu who come rather to prove that the Divine can come upon earth; whereas each time Shiva has manifested he has always manifested like this, in beings who have tried to fight against an illusion and demolish what is there.

I have reasons to think that the Buddha was one. To speak more accurately, he manifested something of the power of Shiva: it was the same compassion, the same understanding of all the misery, and the same power which destroys—obviously with the intention of transforming, but destroys rather than constructs. His work does not seem to have been very constructive. It was very necessary to teach men practically not to be egoistic; from that point of view it was very necessary. But in its deeper principle it has not helped very much in the transformation of the earth.

As I said, you see, instead of helping the descent of the higher Consciousness into the terrestrial life, it has strongly encouraged the separation of the deeper consciousness, which he said was the only true one, from all outer expression.

Now, you see, this question of the Divine upon the earth: well, quite naturally those who believed in him have made a god of him. One has only to see all the temples and all the Buddhist godheads to know that human nature has always the tendency to deify what it admires.

So, there it is!

[all bold emphasis is added]

Related Links: Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet's 11 January 2013 'On the Nature of Centreship - a Message to India' and her series The Partition of India discuss the inevitable and serious problems that arise when we sacrifice our totality to the duality of the Mind.