Partition Of India
India is the cosmological ‘centre’ for the Earth in this 9th Manifestation – the Age of Supermind; it is a destiny for which the nation has been preparing for all eternity. To bear this huge responsibility India ‘requires a perfect balance of energies’, a body whole and complete. ‘What went wrong on the subcontinent’, Thea asks, ‘to permit something so devastating as the dismembering of Mother India? What could possibly be the purpose for such a tragedy that left huge gaps in her landmass and a festering wound that refuses to heal?
To understand the issue of ‘the Partition of India’, and its cause and purpose from a cosmological perspective, Theme Three explores four interrelated issues: Part 1 – Akhand Bharat, its meaning and destiny; Part 2, India lost her connection to the cosmic harmonies Part 3 – India became disconnected from the triadic play of the Gunas – Rajas, Sattwa and Tamas, and in Part 4, the Renewal.
‘On the occasion of India’s independence from British rule, 15 August 1947, Sri Aurobindo, Vishnu’s 9th Avatar, stated in a radio message to the nation:
“…India is free, but she has not achieved unity, only a fissured and broken freedom… The whole communal division into Hindu and Muslim seems to have hardened into the figure of a permanent political division of the country. It is to be hoped that the Congress and the Nation will not accept the settled fact as forever settled, or as anything more than a temporary expedient…”
(Photo above and quotation from Partition of India, its cause, its purpose, Aeon Books, 2009, part four)
Part One – Akhand Bharat
If we are to make any sense of the partition of the ‘body’ of the Nation, Thea advises instead of blaming people or nations, we turn to the Earth herself for the answers; Thea did that In a nine part series, entitled: Partition of India – Its Cause, its Purpose. (2009). As a cosmologist she was uniquely prepared to offer this kind of analysis which rests upon what she calls, the science of the sacred. Never before has anyone connected this historical event, the Partition, to the cosmic harmonies of our planet.
Her thesis is that there has been in existence throughout the nation’s long history an enduring ‘sense of Akhand Bharat’ as well as the land mass of a whole and united India. But she had been weakened, India lost her inner strength to repel invasions counter to her Vedic spirit/soul:
‘India was dismembered along religious lines, Hindu-Muslim, this was and is a blow to the core of her Indianness, her most precious offering to the world’… This is the reason for the wound that just will not heal. It was a blow struck at Bharat Mata’s most vital ‘organ’, her heart.’ (ibid, part three, p. 10)
Thea offers ‘proof’ for Akhand Bharat and her destiny among the nations. In the above photo, the Mother sits before the map of ‘whole and undivided’ India; this became the key she handed to Thea to ‘unlock the door’ regarding India’s ‘Golden Thread’, – her antiquity, as well as her destiny, as Thea writes:
‘Here is the magical Symbol with which we carry the discussion into the domain of the factual and the irrefutable. It is the hieroglyph of the zodiacal sign Capricorn, known throughout the world as the ‘ruler’ of India… This is the unifying, eternal foundation of Akhand Bharat.’ (ibid, part five, p. 15)
India is the only nation on Earth that displays a physical connection with the actual Hieroglyph of her ruling sign. In the graphic above Thea gives a ‘spacial body’ to Capricorn – she takes it from its place in the heavens and plants it solidly on earth, within the exact physical boundaries of India’s landmass. That was the first step, in the process she called ‘the Science of the Sacred’.
Employing tools of measurement (latitude and longitude) she carries the densification process of bringing ‘Heaven to Earth’ to the next step: Thea lays out the Gnostic Circle of 360 degrees in a straight line across the entire globe (Thea, The New Way 2, p. 348 – 349); starting from 0 degrees Greenwich the reader can follow the backward movement to 90 degrees Earth longitude and find Capricorn. The landmass of India falls within the thirty degrees of Capricorn, from 270 degrees to 300 degrees on the Gnostic Circle. (Ibid, Part Six, p 18, see Thea’s world map, Ibid, p. 21)
Thea then starts measuring Ganga at the mouths in the Bay of Bengal – Zero degrees Capricorn. She follows the river inland to the source – 12th degree Capricorn (right) – Gaumukh, at 12 degrees, where the Source of Ganges is located. Thea continues to measure 3 more degrees to Mt. Kailash (right), where Ganges ‘alights’ yearly.
Each of these points of descent correspond to a date on the Calendar (below): Ganga alights at 15 degrees Capricorn which corresponds to 5 January; the river surfaces at Gaumukh at 12 degrees which corresponds to 3 January and she then flows to her mouths at the Bay of Bengal, – 0 degrees Capricorn, which is 21/22 December yearly.
The Sun’s transit into Capricorn happens on one day only, the shortest day of the year, the Makar Sankranti, 21/22 December. Thea’s graphic shows that the mouths of the Ganga River are located at 91 degrees longitude – this corresponds to the Calendar date of 21/22 December, the solstice, Makar Sankranti. (Ibid, part seven, p. 24)
Part Two - India's Lost Time Measure
The most abiding symbol in Indian myth is the mountain, stretching back to the Vedic Age. The focus of that civilisation was on the ‘sacrifice’ or the sacred journey taken together as a family through the yearly cycle of time, starting on the March Solstice. At a special time in the journey, the 10th month, the ‘initiates’ were required to appreciate the symbolism of the mountain, i.e., they were to enter the mountain, their soul-consciousness, and find their special place within the whole, their special ‘truth’ (Swadharma). The Rishis knew the ‘Mountain’ to be the zodiacal symbol, Capricorn, the 10th sign of the Zodiac. They proclaimed that the victory of the Aryan Warrior took place on the path of initiation, during this special month of the ‘sacrifice’. (Sri Aurobindo’s Secret of the Veda (CWSA, vol 15, ch xvii), makes a special note: there are two kinds of warriors on the journey, the one who can endure through the 10th month attains the victory.)
In the Puranic Age, the initiation rites began to wane, gradually going underground, and the importance of the 10th month, Capricorn, was passed on to myth and tradition – the Temple in the form of a mountain and Makar, the crocodile are displayed in many prominent places (Thea, Puranic Cosmology Updated, no. 4, 5, 6, 2010). In the Puranic Myth, Mt Meru, axis of the world, the mountain was heavenly, or symbolic in nature; the new Indocentric cosmology joins both heaven and earth, i.e., Mt. Meru is no longer symbolic – it is Capricorn/Makar and is located, and measured, on our Calendar, as the Solstice, here on earth.
Known in ancient times as ‘The Name of God’. This astrological sign has always been considered the ‘ruler’ of the Nation and is celebrated as a national holiday, although we could say that now many people do not know the deeper meaning.
Most of the world celebrate this festival on the shortest day of the year, the Solstice. In India Makar Sankranti is celebrated 15 January, 23 days after the shortest day of the year. With the rise of the science of Astronomy, Capricorn became disconnected from the December Solstice; no one seems to notice this ‘conspiracy foisted on India’ – the real meaning of the celebration has become irrelevant.
Instead of people of higher knowledge determining dates for temple timings, astronomers are dictating to the Pundits; they are using the wrong zodiac for their festival timings. To find entry to Capricorn, they look out in the stars, light years away, in the constellations; they have lost Earth’s own Divine Measure: the Tropical Zodiac which lies within the Earth’s ecliptic as she makes her annual revolution around the Sun.
The graphic below shows the confusion.
The innermost circle with the zodiacal signs is the Tropical Zodiac, the ONE CIRCLE extolled in the Vedas, with its fourfold division marking out the four Cardinal points of Equinoxes and Solstices. The outermost circle (hieroglyphs) describes the Sidereal Zodiac, the one currently used by Nirayana pundits which is actually the constellation of fixed stars far beyond our solar system. (Thea, Puranic Cosmology Updated, No. 15, and Thea, Why is Makar Sankranti Important for the Unity and Integrity of India?)
Thea reminds us that the Hindu Calendar Reform Committee held in 1953 rejected the system which uses the Tropical Zodiac and the four Cardinal markers of the Earth. Instead it cemented in place the Sideral Zodiac, which seeks to locate Capricorn out in the constellations. As a result, in addition to the Makar Sankranti being celebrated on the wrong date, the famous Kumbha Mela similarly opens on the wrong date of 15 January.
There is no fourfold Vedic journey out in the Constellations, in the calendar used by the Niriyanis; there is no unity, no ‘one starting point’ (ayanamsha) to join us together as a family.
Is it possible that the ‘falsehood of Partition’ can be changed?
Can the nation unify its energies and celebrate the Makar Sankranti as written in the cosmic harmonies, on the true date, the earth’s December Solstice?
YES. Thea is quite certain that when ‘people of higher knowledge’ become involved in this issue of the correct calendar for Temple timings, this could ‘change in a day’, our fourfold pattern of earth harmonies – the equinoxes and solstices – are engrained in the psyche of the people. She often used Sri Aurobindo’s word that the Veda was unknown and three quarters of the Upanishads were a ‘closed book to us’. (ibid, postscript).
Part Three - India's Disconnect From The Gunas
How could such a deep fissure take place in both the space and time coordinates of the Indian nation? Thea’s Indocentric cosmology reveals that a long slow contamination infiltrated the subcontinent; by the time the 9th Manifestation began in 234 BCE, spirituality in India had veered far away from that sense of Vedic unity between spirit and matter. A wide gulf existed between the two with the Indian nation deeply influenced by a sense of ‘otherworldliness’.
The prevailing attitude in India toward the three Gunas of traditional spirituality shows this contamination, this disharmony. There are three energy manifestations, in astrological tradition they are called the Qualities: Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable. Thea carries the connection over to the Hindu trinity: Cardinal is Creation or Rajas; Fixed is Preservation or Sattva; Mutable is Destruction, or Tamas.
In India, Thea observed that the arrangement was the contrary; the Guna of Sattwa was listed first and this energy flow was extolled above all others. To be a spiritual person one should be ‘sattwic’ or full of peace; Rajas and Tamas were considered much less important, given a negative connotation or eliminated altogether.
In the graphic attached, Thea shows the proper arrangement: Creation or Rajas is first, followed by Sattwa, the quality of preservation (‘holding/fixing’) and Tamas closes the triad, a dissolution or letting go which allows a new cycle of birth to unfold.
This trifold Capricorn glyph shows the true movement from Rajas to Sattwa to Tamas, a creation that is continuously renewing itself, a true unity in diversity and it expresses the right order (Thea, Partition of India, part 7, p. 26). All three gunas are necessary for the strength of the nation, each guna makes its unique contribution to a sense of cosmic harmony.
Pakistan occupies the Rajas guna in the Map and Thea notes: ‘Pakistan’s brief history confirms its rajasic quality – bold, forceful, even reckless as Rajas can be when not tempered by the other Gunas…’. Bangladesh lies in the guna of Tamas, in stark contrast, not sharing a common guna with Pakistan.
With partition both ‘arms’ or gunas were dismembered, leaving the central portion of the map, the V, or the Sattva portion, standing alone. Thea concludes that this could only happen because of ‘atrophy’ of her limbs through disuse; India had lost her inner strength. An India of only Sattva reflects a spiritual ‘mis-step’ in her collective consciousness. To carry out her destiny as cosmological centre of the earth, India must understand the threefold harmony of the gunas, and make the necessary rectification.
Part 4 - Renewal
Renewal is possible, in fact, it is already underway. A ‘contingency plan’ was put in place a long time ago so that the Dharma could remain vital and updated, for those times when it seems the Cosmic Ignorance is overwhelming (Ibid, part nine.) There is a ‘new India’ in progress; the ‘highest stride of Vishnu Avatar’ is unfolding now in this Age of Aquarius.
With the revelation of the Solar and Lunar lines a ‘stable axis’ is in place that will hold and guide the nation through this period of dissolution of the old Earth and re-establishment of the new age of Supramental consciousness.
All the ancient cultures have been destroyed; India alone has kept that ‘thread’ that sustains the Dharma through the Ages; she does this through the Vishnu Line of Ten Avatars. To lose sight of her destiny or try to become ‘secular’ just like any other nation in the world is a big risk – for India and for the Earth.
References: Partition Of India
“If India had truly been ‘Akhand Bharat’ it is most likely the long periods of foreign conquests would not have happened. But she had been weakened, she had lost her inner strength to repel invasions so counter to her Vedic spirit/soul. Because India is destined to be the ‘cosmological centre’ of the Earth, her soul/axis in the new evolving world, the Partition was devastating…”
“There is an individual destiny and also a collective destiny. For the individual the method used to probe the depths of one’s purpose on Earth in any given lifetime is the natal horoscope… Regarding the collective destiny,…we must turn to cosmology for the answers.’
‘In effect, the tragedy of Partition is the fact that the only civilization on Earth from the onset and throughout the Age of Pisces which could lay claim to being secular was the Vedic;…the subcontinent came to be partitioned precisely on the basis of all things unsecular… of being packaged together with an exclusivism it had never known…’
The Mother of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, sits before the Map of Akhand Bharat in 1952. Here is the clue, the Golden Thread that allows us to trace India’s destiny from ancient times to the present, the eternal Dharma to which no other nation of the world can lay claim.’
‘Here is the magical Symbol with which we carry the discussion into the domain of the factual and the irrefutable. It is the hieroglyph of the zodiacal sign Capricorn, known throughout the world as the ‘ruler’ of India… This is the unifying, eternal foundation of Akhand Bharat.
Capricorn is the sign of the zodiac describing a month of the year that is considered especially auspicious, the most sacred. Here in Thea’s World Map, Capricorn, India’s ruler, 10th sign of the Zodiac, converges on India from both directions: latitude and longitude.
There is a huge confusion where none should be regarding the Hindu Calendar and timings for celebrations of festivals. There are two circles, two zodiacs, the Tropical Zodiac and the Constellational Zodiac; each have a different purpose. The constellational Zodiac, which is hundreds of light years away, is used for the measurement of the large cycles of the Precession of time; it is the wrong circle to use to measure timings for Festivals. That is why the Makar Sankranti, entry of the Sun into Capricorn is celebrated on 15 January, 23 days late.
A slow contamination crept into the nation as spirituality in India moved toward Buddhism and Systems of Yoga that emphasized ‘otherworldliness’. The nation weakened, the Gunas became mis-aligned with Sattwa being valued over Rajas and Tamas: ‘…this contamination, stretching back at least 2000 years, is the direct cause of Partition’.
‘…Everything I have described in these pages has been known in India almost forever. For example, the core revelation of the gunaic harmony superimposed on the Indian landmass is not an entirely new discovery…we find application of the gunas to sections of Indian geography somewhat similar to the Capricorn symbol-map I have presented. There are certain styles of temples which were considered appropriate to each of the gunaic divisions of the landmass broadly, Nagara, Dravida, and Vesara… ’
‘The whole of creation is a display of the magic of the One. There is the Transcendent Divine, the Cosmic, and the Individual. But the soul each individual carries within – indeed our vahana – contains that One. We are never without it, never alone, we need only look deeply within and in the process remove one by one those coverings. For the One embodies purpose, the reason for birth; the reason for life itself; the reason for a universal manifestation at all. Always it is the same hidden ‘secret’. And all our struggles and successes are impelled from within by this sacred One. In India he is known by many names – Guha, Murugan, Shanmugan, Kartikeya, Shiva’s son Skanda, and above all Agni of the Vedic Fire, progenitor of them all.’
‘The Mother is seen together with four illustrious visitors, Jawaharlal Nehru, Thiru Kamaraj, Indira Gandhi Nehru, and Lal Bahadur Shastri. History confirms the unusual significance of this photograph in that three of India’s present and future prime ministers were with her that day, seated before the all-important map of Akhand Bharat. Finally, Thiru Kamaraj, seated second, is precisely the senior Tamil Congress leader who was responsible for Indira Gandhi becoming prime minister after the death of Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri (fourth from the Mother).’
‘… somehow India was able to maintain that enduring sense of Bharat throughout (the ages), even in the midst of foreign rule such as the Raj. Our nationalists will argue that it was Hinduism that provided an underlying unifying force throughout the area. This is certainly true; but today we demand more than a devotional sanction. There must be factual cosmological proof that this was and is so…The new Indo-Centric Cosmology does just that.’