Persevering in her search Savitri passes beyond the three Madonnas towards the soul’s secret cave hidden within the heart of man. All that she had known so far seemed now null and void, a littleness before the greatness of the Divine Presence within that is drawing near.
Savitri hears the warped echo that arises in the ego-bound, sense-shackled mind of man. She then promises that she would indeed return one day to bring down the greater illumination from the Supramental realms.
The Divine Knowledge, the Light and Intuitions brought down to earth are not received well by the human mind. It distorts these for his own petty purposes and puffs up his ego with the sense of being the ‘knower’.
Savitri moves further on an upwards route where she now meets the Madonna of Light. She is the giver of knowledge and peace. Her heart is ever full of Compassion and Light and leans upon earth to help and heal.
This power from god, embedded in our soul to help us move through the difficult and dangerous routes of our evolutionary future, is deformed in the ego-bound human consciousness. It becomes limited and distorted in the boundaries of the human ignorance and deviates from its true purpose.
Savitri moves further and now she meets the Mother of Might and Strength who guards man’s path and protects him against evil and the powers of darkness that assail and attack.
The Madonna of suffering has revealed her truth to Savitri. Savitri moves on, promising the Mother of grief divine that one day She shall return and transform her suffering into joy and peace.
Now Savitri proceeds further into this country or domain of the gods within us. There she meets the three great goddesses that stand behind the triple movement of nature-forces within us.
Savitri has crossed the three realms in her inner being, namely the physical, vital and the mental consciousness. She now enters a deeper realm where the gods reside within and emerge from the soul as soul-qualities and powers that help the world.
In the domain of the Mind, Savitri encounters beings, representing different aspects of the higher mind of humanity. One of them approaches her, asking her to be part of his religion. But Savitri stops not, since what she is looking for is not a doctrine or belief system but her own soul.
Savitri passes onwards beyond the vital worlds concealed within us to the world of mind where rule and measure predominate over the wild freedom and passion of life. The Spirit does not find its freedom here since it is tied to rule and norm.
The last Savitri study class of the year – will resume in January 2018.
“Approaching loomed a giant head of Life
Ungoverned by mind or soul, subconscient, vast.
It tossed all power into a single drive,
It made its power a might of dangerous seas.”
As the name suggests, this Canto describes the domains through which our being passes inwardly in our seeking for the soul. These three domains are the physical, vital and mental realms.