The Indian nation has a special mechanism for renewal and restructuring at periodic intervals in its history. This is the Evolutionary Avatar. The two Epics, Ramayana and Mahabharat describe the 7th and 8th of the Line of Vishnu, God of Preservation. The appearance and work of the 9th Avatar, Sri Aurobindo, has begun, assuring us that Kashmir will be able to counter the forces which have obstructed its destiny, its eminent place in the Indian nation.
There has been much confusion where none should be, particularly regarding Gautam, the Buddha as the 9th in the Line of Ten. He cannot be ,Thea demonstrates; he does not bear the required cosmic credentials, i.e., his incarnation was not during one of the four Ages of Preservation.
Thea points to ‘seeds of undermining’ that surfaced over 2500 years ago, about the time of the birth of the Buddha. These were ‘seeds of otherworldliness… truths totally alien to the Vedic spirit and soul, …which produced a schism in the energy field of the nation…‘ The Vedic Age was characterized by a consciousness of unity between Spirit and Matter; slowly, over time, these seeds took hold and did their work of undermining. The results were unmistakable and predictable; ‘but who can see this?’ Thea asks. Who can understand Sri Aurobindo’s warning that Kalki must come to correct the error of the Buddha? Who could undertake the colossal task that needed to be done to restore that unity?
‘In very ancient times, the Tropical Zodiac of twelve signs, with their unique symbols and hieroglyphs, was the manner in which the ecliptic was divided into twelve equal portions of 30 degrees each. This circle/ecliptic was further divided into four parts demarcated by the Equinoxes and Solstices… The ancient texts reveal that utmost importance was given to accurately determining these four pillars. They were and remain the balancing points of the planet in its journey along the pathway of the year. Similarly, for the civilisation the Capricorn solstice (Makar Sankranti) was the single most important segment of the twelve because that was the ‘gateway’ which gave legitimacy to all the rest…Today, as in the Vedic Age Capricorn/Makar was not some nebulous region far out in the Constellations; it was, and remains for India and the world, the December Solstice.’ (Part 1, p. 7)
‘We need to bear in mind that the ancient Egyptians fashioned the Sphinx at Giza in order to preserve and pass on this zodiacal wisdom down the ages, and in particular the Leo/Aquarius axis (during the same period as Lord Ram’s appearance, now confirmed by geologists as having been built approximately 12,000 years ago). So too the ancients of Bharat passed on to future generations the very same script with its complete body of Knowledge via the two Epics… The knowledge went underground and hid itself in myth and epic to be preserved for this day, this age – and the new Appearance.’(Part 4, p. 65)
‘My purpose in writing the essays collected in this volume was to highlight the prominent position Kashmir holds in the destiny of India, but from an entirely new perspective. I have written from the basis of knowledge that is both ancient and new. Its antiquity resides in the fact that it was founded on certain Laws which formed the basis of the ancient Vedic Way. These are called the Laws of Correspondence and Equivalence. By means of these tested formulae, very clearly defined in the Veda, the evolution of the people inhabiting the subcontinent was recorded. But it was not a question of noting down history for history’s sake, as we do today. The purpose was to reveal the cosmic harmony playing out through this very special Punya Bhoomi and its inhabitants. This has been the foundation of the Sanatana Dharma from its inception . . .’ (Introduction)
We may go farther, with the help of the map we work with it to measure this sacred land and discover key positions, areas on its surface that are particularly vulnerable and vital. For example, we can measure an exact halfway into the sign of 30 degrees and we uncover what may be considered the spinal column of Bharat, as if it were the Goddess herself embodied in the land, as indeed she is. This brings us to the 76th parallel. Starting from the ‘crown’ at 36 degrees north, and descending down and through the land, this spinal column is akin to an axis. It is the 15th degree of the sign, or the midway point. To better understand the symbolism, the traditional significance of Capricorn comes to our aid: it is the sign of the Mountain and the 15th degree is its apex, indicated [in the above image] at 76 degrees longitude east and 36 north. This falls in what is now occupied Kashmir. In this cosmology it is known as the Eye of Shiva. It is the power that holds the Dharma together through time and space throughout the ages, keeper of the keys of Destiny.’ (pp. 25-26)
First Published as a four part series in “PRAKASH”, a review of the Jagat Guru Bhagavaan Gopinath Ji Charitable Foundation, 2002 to 2003