It will be a tower with twelve facets - each facet representing one month of the year - and thetop, the roof of the tower will be like this
(Mother makes a gesture showing something likethis:)
Then, inside, there will be twelve columns - the walls and twelve columns - and right at thecenter, on the floor, my symbol, with, above it, four symbols of Sri Aurobindo joining in asquare, and above ... a globe. A globe possibly made of a transparent substance, with or without a light inside, but the sun will have to strike this globe; so, depending on the particular month or hour, it will be from here or there or there ...
(gesture showing the sun'scourse).
Do you understand? There will always be an opening with a sunbeam. Not a diffusedlight, but a beam that will have to come and strike the globe. That requires technicalknowledge for its execution, and that's why I want to make a drawing with an engineer.But inside, there will be neither windows nor lights, it will always be in a sort of clear half-light, night and day: during the day with sunlight, at night with artificial light. And on theground, nothing, except for a floor like this one [in Mother's room], that is, first a woodenfloor (wooden or something else), then a sort of thick rubber foam, very soft, and then acarpet. A carpet covering everything, except for the center. And people will be able to sitanywhere. The twelve columns are for those who need a backrest!But then, people will not come for "regular meditations" or anything of the kind (the internalorganization will be taken care of later): it will be a place for concentration. Not everyone will be allowed in; there will be a time of the week or the day (I don't know) when visitors will beallowed, but anyway without mixture. There will be a fixed hour or day to show the visitors,and the rest of the time only for those who are ... serious - serious, sincere, who truly want tolearn to concentrate.So I think that's good.It was there
(gesture of vision above),
I still see it when I talk about it - I SEE. As I see it, it'svery beautiful, really very beautiful. ... A sort of half-light: you can see, but it's VERY peaceful, and with very clear and strong beams of light on that globe (the projected, artificiallight will have to be slightly golden, it shouldn't be cold - it will depend on the spotlights). Aglobe that will be made of plastic or ... I don't know.
If possible, yes. For the smaller temple, the globe won't need to be very big: if it were this big
(about one foot),
it would be enough. But for the bigger temple, it will have to be big.
But how will the bigger temple be built? Over the small one?
No, no, the small one will go.
Oh, it will go, another one will be built.
But the big temple will be built afterwards, and then on a huge scale.... The smaller one willgo only once the bigger one is built. But of course, for the city to be completed, we mustallow some twenty years (for everything to be in order, in its place). It's the same with thegardens: all the gardens that are being prepared are for now, but in twenty years, all that will