The moment has arrived and Satyavan falls while felling a tree. Death has arrived unceremoniously but Savitri still holds him close and would not let go of her clasp. Even death must hesitate and wait until she loosens her clasp around Satyavan.
The day has arrived when Satyavan is destined to die. With this brief Canto the story is reconnected with Book One Canto two following which we have been taken on a long journey through several books and cantos.
Now Savitri arrives at the ultimate stages of her yoga whence She discovers and identifies herself with who She is in her inmost Truth, – the Divine Mother Herself. Though Transcendent and Universal, She has assumed an individual form for the work She has come to do.
She emerges into the state of Unity where God and Creation are true and one. Upon the experience of illusion develops another, deeper state that reveals to her the secret of creation. It is this Supramental state in which the unity of God and creation is experienced.
What could be said of the personality of one whose ego has been dissolved? The person becomes a vast field, an illimitable centre for God’s Work. His speech and his silence help the toiling world. Such is the state of Savitri as described here.
Savitri has finally arrived at the complete annulment of her separate self in the utter infinity of the Unknowable One. Yet she ceases not from living nor from works in the world.
Savitri ascends further in her journey. She goes beyond the Manifest and the Unmanifest, beyond Existence, beyond Being and Non-being towards the sheer Absolute. These are of course very profound spiritual realisations that cannot be grasped by the human mind.
Savitri experiences the all-negating Void Supreme in which there is no room for name and form. It is the mystic Nihil that cancels self and world. In this state all appears as illusory, as if shadowlike figures animated for a brief passing show.
Savitri has now studied her thoughts and learnt to master them. She has freed herself from the sense of an I that claims and appropriates everything as its own. Now she must take a further step and climb beyond the Mind to the Silence
Savitri observes how the mind works incessantly, churning thoughts constantly. She sees that though man’s ego claims everything and believes itself the doer, it is very clearly Nature that does everything. Yet there is something of his own, and it is his soul’s consent.
As Savitri looks within, She also becomes aware of the various types of thoughts and feelings and impulses that hide behind the neat façade of life. She enters a whole field of the unseen and the unheard, a new seeing and hearing, an awakening of the subtle senses in the hidden domains of existence.
Thoughts are vehicles of states of consciousness. They are only formed in our brain but there origin is in the cosmic field. With Savitri they are uplifted by the soul and thereby transfigured.
In her deep meditation Savitri receives the Command for self-annulment so that all in her being may be one with God. So she sits, stepping back from form and name, a student and witness of her inner being.
The voice of Night drew a response from the heights. This greater voice cautions Savitri as also reveals to her the great secret that will enable her to conquer or rather be conquered entirely and utterly by the greater Truth Above.