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Savitri is :
1) The daily record of the spiritual experiences of the individual who has written.
2) A complete system of yoga which can serve as a guide for those who want to follow the integral sadhana.
3) The yoga of the Earth in its ascension towards the Divine.
4) The experience of the Divine Mother in her effort to adapt herself to the body she has taken and the ignorance and the falsity of the earth upon which she has incarnated.

The Mother

Poetry, articles on love

 A few shall see what none yet understands ;
 God shall grow up while the wise men talk and sleep ;
For man shall not know the coming till its hour
And belief shall be not till the work is done.


                          SRI AUROBINDO
Savitri, Book I, Canto IV.

From Savitri
 

    ..0 Satyavan, 0 luminous Savitri,
   I sent you forth of old beneath the stars,
   A dual power of God in an ignorant world,
   In a hedged creation shut from limitless self,
   Bringing down God to the insentient glow,
   Lifting earth-beings to immortality,

"He is my soul that climbs from nescient Night
   Through life and mind and Supernature's Vast
   To the supernal light of Timelessness
   And my eternity hid in moving Time
   And my boundlessness cut by the curve of Space,

"0 Savitri, thou art my spirit's Power,
The revealing voice of my immortal Word,
The face of Truth upon the roads of Time
Pointing to the souls of men the routes to God.

" Abandoning the dubious Middle Way
A few shall glimpse the miraculous Origin
And some shall feel in you the secret Force
And they shall turn to meet a nameless tread,
Adventurers into a mightier Day.
Ascending out of the limiting breadths of mind,
They shall discover the world's huge design
And step into the Truth, the Right, the Vast.
You shall reveal to them the hidden eternities,
The breath of infinitudes not yet revealed,
Some rapture of the bliss that made the world,
Some rush of the force of God's omnipotence,
Some beam of the omniscient Mystery .
But when the hour of the Divine draws near,
The Mighty Mother shall take birth in Time
And God be born into the human clay
In forms made ready by your human lives. .
Then shall the Truth supreme be given to men.


"The incarnate dual Power shall open God's door ,
Eternal supermind touch earthly Time.
The superman shall wake in mortal man
And manifest the hidden demi-god
Or grow into the God-Light and God-Force
Revealing the secret deity in the cave.

" A mightier race shall inhabit the mortal's world.
On Nature's luminous tops, on the Spirit's ground,
The superman shall reign as king of life,
Make earth almost the mate and peer of heaven
 And lead towards God and truth man's ignorant heart
And lift towards godhead his mortality.

:"A divine harmony shall be earth's law,
 Beauty and Joy remould her way to live :

 "Even should a hostile force cling to its reign
 And claim its right's perpetual sovereignty
 And man refuse his high spiritual fate,
 Yet shall the secret Truth in things prevail.
 For in the march of all-fulfilling Time
 The hour must come of the Transcendent's will :
 All turns and winds towards his predestined ends
 In Nature's fixed inevitable course
 Decreed since the beginning of the worlds
 In the deep essence of created things :

 "Even the many shall some answer make
 And bear the splendour of the Divine's rush
 And his impetuous knock at unseen doors.
 A heavenlier passion shall upheave men's lives,
 Their mind shall share in the ineffable gleam,
 Their heart shall feel the ecstasy and the fire,
 Earth's bodies shall be conscious ofa soul;
 Mortality's bond-slaves shall unloose their bonds,
Mere men into spiritual beings grow
And see awake the dumb divinity.

 "Thus shall the earth open to divinity
And common natures feel the wide uplift,
Illumine common acts with the Spirit's ray
And meet the deity in common things.
Nature shall live to manifest secret God,
The Spirit shall take up the human play,
This earthly life become the life divine."

Sri Aurobindo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I used Savitri as a means of ascension" said Sri Aurobindo. "I began with it on a certain mental level, each time I could reach a higher level I rewrote from that level... All had to be as far as possible of the same mint."


It does not matter if you do not understand it - Savitri , read it always. You will see that every time you read it , there will something revealed to you.

Each time you will get a new experience ; things that were not there , things that you did not understand arise and suddenly become clear. Always an unexpected vision comes up through the words and lines . every time you try to read and understand , you will see that something is added.

Something which was hidden behind is revealed clearly and vividly. I tell you the very verses you have had once before , will appear to you in a different light . Each time you re-read them is what happens invariably.

Always your experience is enriched, it is a revelation at each step. You must read with an empty head, a blank and vacant mind, without there being any other thought ; you must concentrate much, remain empty , calm and open ; then the words , rhythms , vibrations will penetrate directly to this white page, will put their stamp upon th brain , will explain themselves without making any effort.

SAVITRI ALONE IS SUFFICIENT TO MAKE YOU CLIMB TO THE HIGHEST PEAKS.

THE MOTHER

 

The paintings by The Mother

All extracts and quotations from the written works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother and the Photographs of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo are copyright Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, Pondicherry -605002 India