The Concept of Bindu

Again, in the Vth movement of ‘Little Gidding’ Eliot talks of the beginning and end of time, speech :

                                                    “What we call the beginning is often the end
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from. And every phrase
And sentence that is right (where every word is at home,….)”

and beginning and end of space :

                                                  “We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, unremembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning;”

and the last lines of the entire Four Quartets coalesce the form too:

                                                 “All manner of thing shall be well
When the tongues of flame are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire
And the fire and the rose are one.”

The Vedic literature too gives some interesting metaphors of the unfolding of dimensions from the bindu :-

(1) Atharva-Veda-1Atharva Veda XIX.30.5

When and what caused the Sea to swell into a thunderous, cloud with lightening and rain ?
Thence arose the Golden [5] binduh and from the same source sprang the kushā (sacred grass) [6], symbolic of the first form of life.

(2) Atharva-Veda-2Atharva Veda IX.1.21

Here, kashā literally means ‘a horse-whip’ – it also refers to ‘a linking rope’.
antarikś is the vacuum region and it could be either inter-galactic or inter-atomic (for here the prefix antar should be understood as inter- or that which is in between)
dyauh is the border of the ‘deducible’ universe – it is the nominative-singular of the noun div ( idva ) which literally means the ‘region of light’ or the heaven. …therefore this shlöka says :-