A Message to India - Part 2
Director, Aeon Centre of Cosmology
Starting with The Gnostic Circle (the alphabet, so to speak, of the new cosmology), and more particularly with the series The New Way, Volumes 1-3, very precise details have been given on this question of India’s duty to humanity and the contours of the new world order she is to introduce. This order is not a political or diplomatic initiative. It was set in motion before Independence, even before the appearances of the 7th and 8th Vishnu Avatars. We are simply called upon to recognise its existence and to be conscious instruments for its deployment.
This order is cosmological, as explained in all my publications. It became established not with the help of politics but in spite of political systems. The politics and diplomacy India engages in today is an understandable attempt to accommodate her inalterable destiny of Centreship within an old and dying framework. This is because, barring only a few, none have turned to the Source itself for guidance – that is, to the incarnate 9th Avatar of Vishnu and his Line – so that in a smooth and largely peaceful manner India could consciously embrace Centreship and thereby serve as a beacon for the comity of nations to usher in the new order as painlessly as possible.
Some amount of destruction will come about regardless of India’s role; there is too much resistance to the New for it to be avoided. Destruction is caused by hardened crusts which make it inevitable that Shiva is experienced as Destroyer rather than Dissolver when these obstacles must be eliminated. The third and last Guna, tamas, can be either. It can signify destruction as a tool in the gunaic process, which then carries us many steps backwards and hardly any forward; or it can be an experience of dissolution whereby hard encrustations are not allowed to form, and therefore far less resistance is offered to the Aquarian Wave that is intent on re-structuring life on this planet. Given the nature of the destructive capacity the Earth has been saddled with after the Second World War, such resistance at this perilous juncture can result in only one avenue: destruction – but this time total.
It is important to be specific now because a sombre turning point has been reached on the subcontinent, precisely one where this Knot is to be either tightened to a point of strangulation, or loosened and finally undone. Centreship is thus not an enviable destiny because for good or for bad the final Kurukshetra is Akhand Bharat.
We need to analyse practical situations in these pages to avoid abstraction. This is not a time for polite niceties in the hope that this meek approach will once again carry us through the present turmoil. Only a conscious awareness can redeem the situation at this major crossroads of destiny. Therefore straightforward analysis is the best way we can assist the nation in weathering the storm – victoriously and conclusively.
I wrote in On the Nature of Centreship that fundamentalism has many guises. I need to describe one such guise, using a current happening that is in the news at this very time. I mentioned the Kumbha Mela in my last message. This celebration is meant to be the occasion for India to re-vitalise not only herself but the entire world through those blessed ‘waters’ of the River Goddesses. But instead, what do we have? Contact has been lost with the channel through which the grace may flow and bathe the entire world. Having lost its cosmic scope, the mela at Allahabad can only serve the individuals who attend. It is no longer true to its original purpose, true to its Dharma; objective knowledge of the Vedic order is now absent. In a word, it has been transformed into a purely religious function of Hindus at the service of their personal salvation. Any pretence otherwise reveals a certain lack of understanding of the true nature of the Kumbha Mela which is zodiacal and solar. In its essence it is entirely geo-cosmological as explained in The New Way, Volume 2, Chapter 9.
This sacred-most event is the pre-ordained means for the Earth and her societies to become re-vitalised by the waters of the Truth-Consciousness. It is a thoroughly solar event, and therefore to be faithful to its own dharma it must follow the Sun, faithful to it and not to the dictates of the pundits who have never experienced the Vedic Truth – i.e., the shattering of Vritra, Coverer of the Sun, or witnessed the unveiling of the luminary’s most resplendent Rays (cows), and their release from the cave of the obstructers of Truth, the dreadful Panis, minions of Vala. There seems to be no respect for that Sun of Truth. We may chant the Gayatri Mantra day in and day out till the proverbial cows come home, but the exercise has brought us no closer collectively to that luminous, shadowless Truth. I repeat, it involves the individual only, isolated from the cosmos and the rest of humanity.
This civilisation is vedic – that is, it is founded on Objective Knowledge of the highest scientific order because of its sanctity, first and foremost; not ritual devoid of science which is the definition of superstition, but the true way, the sacred way that imbues every ritual with true sense and purpose. Today superstition abounds precisely because we have been left with a shadow and not the light of veda.
To provide a practical example involving centrally the theme of this message, I attended a conference at Tirumala in December 2010, ostensibly a gathering to determine and agree upon the correct ayanamsha (zero starting point) of the Hindu Calendar, because presently there are a dozen opinions on the subject, and by consequence a dozen ayanamshas, each offering different timings for rituals.
What I discovered at that gathering, much to my dismay, was that not one real astrologer was in attendance, at a meeting which was supposedly called to bring ‘order’ into the current chaos of astrological and ritual matters! There were astronomers in abundance, but, according to my understanding, no astrologers, those centrally concerned with Time and Cosmos. Naturally my voice – the only woman speaker, I might add – was sought to be stifled. How could it be otherwise? How could my message be grasped by attendees who had never been initiated into the sacred sciences?
While some present might have vibrated to the message I carried, the organisers made every attempt to silence me and to make sure my attendance would pass unnoticed and ignored, as if I had never been there. But photos do not lie, and thus was the plot foiled!
The conference served only one purpose: to further cement the status quo. And to this end the attendees from Tamil Nadu contributed their part – Tamil Nadu, the very land revealed by the new geo-cosmology as the preserver of the Tradition! The meeting had one objective and furthered only one purpose: politics, not objective truth-seeking. It is far more honest to dismiss as irrelevant the cosmic/temporal connection entirely, than to mislead. This is unacceptable when dealing with sacred matters that influence crores of people throughout the world.
But how could it be otherwise? The aim to begin with had nothing to do with truth and cosmos. It was entirely focussed on reaching an ‘agreement’ (pre-planned, to be sure) between one flawed postulation and another – all neatly packaged within the current Nirayana system of astrological computations; whereas the only constructive goal should be to press the delete key at the earliest on the whole system – lock, stock and barrel – for the sake of all concerned. Considerable time, money and energy were spent and a precious opportunity was lost.
Thanks to the current Nirayana system the Conference endorsed a Kumbha Mela converted into a religious function which is exactly what those agents who seek the disintegration of India have in mind. If India does disintegrate, as pre-ordained Centre so goes the world. While this solar event continues to be based on Nirayana (sidereal) calculations, which have no grounding in the astrological sciences that honour the Sun and the true Vedic cosmology, the Kumbha Mela cannot play its destined role for India and the world. The ‘waters’ of the River-Goddesses, which the Aquarian Water Carrier dispenses from his kumbh when the cosmic connection is made, are those of the supramental Truth-Consciousness. It is indeed intended to be a celebration of diversity, of those ‘many names’ of the Absolute wherein Exclusivism finds no footing. The sacred Waters do not provide sustenance to Religion as part of those ‘names’ which were non-existent in the Vedic Age; and certainly not the Spirituality of Escape which India has inherited from the Age of Darkness we exited in 1926.
It was in that very year that the 9th Avatar withdrew to his chambers for an intense and supremely difficult tapasya – not for himself but for the world. He did not emerge for the next 24 years. In the meantime, World War II took place, certainly the Earth’s most dire moment. It must not be overlooked that once again the sacred sciences were central, its symbols usurped by an adversary intent on moulding the dawning new age in his own image. However, unknown to all Vishnu’s 9th emanation was intent on the Earth’s salvation and the Shadow’s dissolution. However, nearing the end of the War, science left the world with a weapon that has brought us to the present crossroads of destiny: creation or destruction. The stage was set for the next act of the drama and the final solution, this time centred on the land that produced Vedic culture, Akhand Bharat.
With that task completed, the next was to carry out the now-forgotten Vedic tapasya, ‘the 9 becoming the 10’ in an unbroken line of time. This 10th is the last Avatar of the Vishnu Line. He is the last because there are only two possibilities available to us when he appears on the scene – appropriately for the 10th who comes as Mars, the War God: indeed, creation or destruction. If the passage 9 to 10 could not carry the day, the backbone of Hindu society – the Vishnu dasavataras – stands effectively broken. On the other hand, if the 10th Warrior-Son is victorious, the objective of the Solar Line is fulfilled and no further appearance is required: the Satya Yuga has arrived. (See The New Way, Volume 2, Aeon Books, 1981.)
When the Kumbha Mela is timed to connect with the cosmic harmony, there is no dispute about the ‘correct’ ayanamsha – for there is only one, not many. Vedic cosmology is based on the balancing poles of Equinoxes and Solstices, the Earth’s own contribution to the system. Nor is there any discussion as to what the celebration is really intended to accomplish because its function is clearly explained in that very Cosmic Harmony, provided the true starting point is honoured. Hence I wrote in my last that when the new cosmology is set in place, grounded in the unchanging ecliptic balance, only then has the Earth been allowed to express her own true dharma. If not, no sense can be made of anything, much less a happening as pivotal for the Samaj as this sacred gathering. I repeat and emphasise once again, it is more honourable to dismiss all concern about Time and Cosmos entirely than to go down in the sacred annals of the world as falsifiers.
The Mela must honour the River-Goddesses, therefore their source must be located in the zodiac and transcribed into our calendar time on the basis of calculations that even a school child can master. For the exact timings of Equinoxes and Solstices we do not need the services of any pundit. Hinduism has come into being with an in-built method of up-dating. When this is allowed to function there can never be a fossilisation or its usurpation by Agents of the Falsehood as is presently the case because of the loss of the correct cosmological key that opens the door to the mechanism of change within stability – a method, I might add, that is found only in the Vedic tradition. Those Agents have converted this great revelation into a shadow of itself simply by successfully severing the chord that had kept it wedded to the cosmic harmony from time immemorial. The cosmic disconnect affecting the contemporary Hindu Samaj – covering no less than 80% of the Indian population – must give way to an enlightened movement forward in step with the Time-Spirit. Yet, the staunchest upholders of the Veda may well be the most resistant to this ever-recurring cosmic truth. To prove the point, the so-called Vedic Astrology was included in college curricula by a government order over a decade ago. The intention was noble on the surface: to preserve the ancient culture in perhaps its most important expression. Instead, what has been the result of this well-meaning gesture? Institutions of higher education have been regularly churning out proponents of the defective Nirayana system that dares to hold itself up as Vedic. We could label the system post-Vedic and that would be acceptable and correct. But no, it must be camouflaged because the aim is to appropriate the title, just as the Swastika had been, and thereby to distort the matter at hand in such a way that the false premise is protected by the dharma it purports to uphold – but yet to destroy!
We see this happening all the time when right before our eyes news channels expose the strategy. In these very days those agents have sought to usurp even the mechanism of the Aquarian Wave that had swept over various areas on the globe as the ‘Arab Spring’, or else the Occupy Wall Street movement; in India it has been experienced in the Anna Hazare campaign against corruption, or else in the more recent and long-overdue anti-rape movement. Wherever there is a spontaneous uprising of the people for a just cause, meticulously tailored according to the needs of each nation, we can be sure it is the Aquarian influence pressing for change. Whereas, in an attempt to manipulate the media and the masses, the usurpers adopt the same strategy but in an exercise which serves only vested interests. Such emboldened attempts can only succeed in converting the Wave into a massive self-defeating tsunami.
However, though the situation appears hopeless it is nonetheless easily rectified. Indeed, when over ten million gather at the sacred confluence, believing one thing but encouraged to engage in another, rectification does appear beyond hope. But, I repeat, a shift to the Cosmic Truth can come about in a day if the ‘lens’ is refocused through which we observe the cosmic surround, in search of our true place in its vast immensity. And if in the process we exclude astronomers from matters Vedic once and for all, there is every reason to believe that the victory stands right before us. The essential cosmic connection needs to be restored to set the geo-cosmological wheel in motion from the ayanamsha of Fullness and not the emptiness of the currently-used wobbling and unstable Nirayana ayanamsha scientists have foisted on us though they have never experienced the true Zero and the Fullness it holds. Yet to them we turn for the Vedic light! In continuing to do so we forfeit the right to Centreship, for neither science nor spirituality of the old moulds can help us now.
The cosmic credentials of the Vishnu Avatars, from the 7th to the 10th, are verifiable only when the true solar ayanamsha is established on the March Equinox each year, the starting point of the wheel. That is, the zodiac of the ecliptic plane, balanced on the four Cardinal poles, does not shift as scientists contend. They are the four balancing poles of the Dharma – unchanging year after year, millennia after millennia, because of which that shadowless, pristine Dharma is eternal. The Nirayana system wobbles and promotes a shifting zodiac out of synchronisation with the Cardinal poles. It offers no stable constant, and in a gross travesty of the core purpose of Vedic Cosmology it cannot provide the civilisation with the stability within change that is demanded in order to fulfil Centreship. How is it that hardly any realise this simple, easily verifiable truth?
Nothing makes sense in the Nirayana-sidereal system, and certainly nothing to do with Vishnu’s descendents from the Sun. For this reason the solar wheel with its 12 zodiacal symbols has been largely displaced by the pundits and the 27 Nakshatras are given pride of place as part of the plot to disconnect Hinduism from its solar moorings. Higher, initiatic Knowledge has been vested in those 12 symbols from ancient times as proven by the Kumbha Mela itself; the 12 alone offer us proof and verification of the cosmic credentials of the Avatars, and not the 27 which in any case are arrived at by dividing that circle of 12. The latter provide stability and embrace all the lesser sub-divisions of the 360-degree circle. One such sub-division, the Nakshatras, can never usurp the role of the 12. The appearance of the Vishnu Avatars reasserts this fact yuge-yuge. On the Nirayana-sidereal basis any and every guru can lay claim to avatarhood with no validation possible because we are dealing with chaos, while the Avatar brings cosmos, order. It is only through the Cosmic Order that the distinction between false and true can be known and Hinduism can be reconnected to its Vedic roots.
The 9th in the line comes precisely to re-set the cosmic clock which he does by his own coming, his own birth in Earth time. If we UN-FOCUS our lens of perception, naturally we can no longer recognise the Avatar. But we must never lose sight of the fact that without the backbone support the Vishnu Line offers, the Dharma is no longer sanatana.
These are facts supported by scrutiny of those very credentials: the new world order is written in the details of the Avatar’s coming which is exactly what the Tradition has always sustained. While we struggle against the relentless onslaught of enemies of this cosmic truth and all that is Vedic, we should bear in mind that a re-set cosmic connection with the Makar Sankranti celebrated on the only permissible date – the December Solstice, or the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, and an ayanamsha start of the wheel exactly on the March Equinox, Bharat Mata need never fear an aggressor howsoever powerful he and his legions across the globe may appear. She would enjoy an uninterrupted, foolproof protection by virtue of Centrality and the re-vitalising currents she receives from her source in mighty Kailash, a replenishing of the civilisation through the millions of souls who gather at the Confluence in a conscious offering of self at this correctly-timed dispensation of the Grace by the River-Goddesses for the whole world. They participate not for their personal salvation but to offer themselves for the change that the Aquarian Water Carrier is intent on bringing to the world. This is the dharma of Bharat, her people, and the Kumbha Mela.
The resulting protection engendered by re-connection is a mathematical certainty. Verification is come upon by knowledge of the laws governing axial time-space alignment. India is dharmically destined to re-establish this alignment for the entire globe. Specifically, her dharma lies in the conquest of Time, in contrast to Egypt whose destiny was centred on the spatial and not the temporal – as can be verified by the monuments that ancient civilisation has left behind as proof for future generations. We must therefore ponder over the fact that if India is to be brought down (and with her the whole world) what better strategy could there be than to strike at the very heart of her Dharma – that is, to set her cosmic moorings in disarray? The result is an unforgivable act of using Time against itself. A nation that seeks to manipulate the cosmos to this end can only suffer the consequences with Time as Destroyer and not Ally.