The Atheist’s Philosophy, pp. 616-618 (SH 304)

The atheist takes this world as it is and draws his philosophy out of his limited and partial field of observation. He does not feel any urge to go deeper or further. All this is a mechanical movement of an Inconscient nature, going on in a clockwork manner without any sense or purpose, driven by the blind engines of random chance.

The Materialist’s Denial, pp. 614-616 (SH 303)

Death takes the position of the stark materialist who refuses to see what escapes the senses. He admits only what he can outwardly experience through the senses and declares all else as an imagination or a hallucination. He refuses to admit the soul, taking it to be just a figment of mental conception.

Purusha and Prakriti, p. 614 (SH 302)

Sri Aurobindo now reveals to us the truth behind man-woman relationship, their mutual attraction, which is the truth of Purusha and Prakriti, Soul and Nature, reflected in our ignorance.

The Tragedy of Human Love, pp. 609-611 (SH 299)

Death now reveals to Savitri the tragedy of human love, its imperfection and impossibility of change. Love cannot survive beyond a brief moment of time. It is born with the bodily lust and dies with it. Or else it drags and lingers together for a while until the body drops off and love too dies.

Death Disdains Love, pp. 608-609 (SH 298)

Death now disdains love. It looks upon it with scorn and suspicion. Love is, for Death, an abnormality and an aberration. It is an ideal painted by human imagination with nothing substantial in it, says Death.

Twilight of the Gods, pp. 601-604 (SH 296)

There is a state which can be likened to the birth of the gods. The gods who bear the Light from the vasts lean towards earth and are born in man as an ideal illumined mentality. They bring a fresh strength and renewed hope and joy.

The Armoured Night, pp. 594-600 (SH 294)

Savitri is born to sow the seeds of Light in the fields of Night. She penetrates the strong rigid defenses of the Night and enters the dark realm where Love and Light and Hope are not allowed to come.