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.
A mystery lurks in the heart of Night. In its core there is a hidden Light, in its unconsciousness there is an imprisoned Consciousness that seeks release.
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.
Death once again counters Savitri with arguments of Nothingness as the ultimate Reality. Savitri answers him by revealing the profound oneness one finds through Love.
At each level of our existence we construct an image of God. When we are plunged into the utter darkness of Ignorance, we at first deny God or any Source of Light and Truth, later we construct a God who is much like our state.
Savitri demands from Death the dreams of Satyavan that die along with him. He grants her the boon of fulfilment of Satyavan’s dreams but without Satyavan.
Death offers Savitri boons that could make her earthly life comfortable and happy but refuses to yield Satyavan. Savitri reminds Death that she is conscious of her soul and hence does not come to him as a supplicant to his throne.
Even in this utter darkness, this dense cloak of emptiness and desolation there is lit in the heart of Savitri the undying flame of Hope. The gleam of Hope is felt like a torture to the Night. But Death confronts Savitri now with a questioning scorn.
Savitri enters the Pit of Night, as one conscious of her mission takes upon herself her dreadful charge. What follows is a detailed description of the state of consciousness that exists in the dark Pit.
Savitri follows Satyavan in his journey through the Night. She reaches the domain where strange subconscious moods and dream-like visages and phantoms stare at her. Death turns to her being and cries to her to return back and go no further than this.
Even as Satyavan departs, Savitri now follows in the footsteps of Death. She must wrestle with the Shadow and bring back Satyavan. With this goal in view she starts a long journey along with Death and the soul of Satyavan that is being carried away.
Death reminds Savitri not to hold her husband back with the power of her heart as he would suffer in his passing. Savitri releases the chord of her heart-strings and Death draws the soul of Satyavan.
In that moment of deep crisis, the mighty Mother awakes in the being of Savitri. She takes charge and control of her body and mind, thought and will. She is now prepared to confront the enigma of the Night embodied in Death.
We carry in our depths the strength to face any challenge that falls as our share of Destiny. In fact moments of crisis are also moments when we can discover some utmost source of strength within us. Thus is it for Savitri who in this moment of utter despair taps into her highest and deepest source of strength.