Mother's Agenda (1963) - 4
- Mira Aditi Centre, Mysore
This is the year of president Kennedy's assassination and the beginning of the Sino-Soviet split. While the destructive race between the superpowers intensifies and science questions the laws of the universe, Mother slowly carves the path to the next species on earth.
"The path I seek is always downward," into the consciousness of the cells. Will it be global death, then, or the beginning of a new world, as the birds followed the reptiles? "I am on the threshold of a stupendous realisation that depends on something very tiny." She is 85 this year. Will it be a more "intelligent" species within the framework of our physics, or one with a different intelligence that will alter the laws of our physics as the frog alters the laws of the tadpole in its bowl? As she descends closer to the cell, Mother suddenly emerges into a different physical universe: "Everything becomes as if it were seen for the first time, even the movement of the earth and the stars... There's no distance, no difference, not something seeing and something being seen... One becomes a mountain, a forest, a house... One sees thousands of miles away and up close at the same time - a sort of cellular ubiquity." And then, yes, this astounding realisation: "The body is everywhere!" A global next species? What happens to the laws of the old physics when the bowl is shattered, when distances no longer exist? "All the usual rhythms are changed... A universal movement so incredibly rapid that it appears motionless... A true physical in the background."
And what happens to death when one escapes the wear and tear of the time inherent in the bowl? "If this becomes a natural state, death can no longer exist! ... It would mean a new phase of life on earth." And there is not far to go: "The field of experience is right here at every second... We strive to come in contact with something that is right here." A new cellular consciousness that will form a new physics and perhaps the next biology on earth?