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.
Savitri has seen the different parts of human nature, the states of consciousness that move us from behind. Now she studies the course of human evolution and, more importantly, what is still to come and the conditions for the change.
Our greater self of knowledge waits for us,
A supreme light in the truth-conscious Vast:
It sees from summits beyond thinking mind,
It moves in a splendid air transcending life.
It shall descend and make earth’s life divine.
In our ignorance we cut our world into strips of ‘mine and yours’, ‘good and bad’ etc, but in fact everything is there in everyone, as a potential possibility. It is waiting for its hour to manifest, and when the moment arrives springs up a surprise upon us.
Behind the surface life of man, below the threshold of his waking awareness there lies a whole mysterious world and its powers and energies and beings.
The very first step towards the discovery of our soul is to observe our nature as a witness and a student. What do we find there? A constant restless movement of Nature in different domains of our being. It is the surface of our life. Here we cannot find the soul.