A Student of Herself pp 477-479 (SH 245)

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.

A Program for the Yoga pp 475-477 (SH 244)

Here we see a critical moment in Savitri’s life, when her central being, which is none other than the Divine Mother Herself in Her poise that has turned towards Creation to redeem it, the Mother of all souls, speaks to her reminding of her mission and gives her the program towards fulfilling it.

The Divine Becomes Human pp 469-471 (SH 240)

Savitri outwardly remains calm and sweet and forbearing in her dealings with her little world around, but inwardly she suffers with the foreknowledge of death. She experiences now the entire range of human life and identifies with it.

The Warrior Soul of Savitri pp 460-462 (SH 237)

“To the Queen’s apprehensions concerning her daughter Savitri, Narad reminds that She has come for this work as the incarnate Force of the Divine, charged with the mandate to ‘open the doors long closed and denied’ to man, and that She is sufficient to her task. On these hopeful and powerful words closes the Book of Fate.”

Freedom and Fate pp 456-458 (SH 235)

There is an eternal Will working out Its incalculable purpose. Man can align himself to this eternal Will or work at cross-purposes to It. Yet in either case, ultimately the eternal Will is bound to prevail. We can only choose the path towards that.

The Face of Bliss behind the Mask of Pleasure and Pain pp 453-454 (SH 233)

Sri Aurobindo cautions us against taking the path of suffering towards the Divine. It should be rather a calm and glad submission to the Divine. It is through this inner union with the Divine that we can discover the Bliss that built the worlds and feel it behind all events and circumstances of life, regardless of their surface value.

The Two Paths pp 451-453 (SH 232)

Man seeks for Freedom and Knowledge and Bliss and Power since he is intuitively aware of his divine Origin. However he can take one of the two paths towards this Goal of divine self-fulfillment. One is the path of the gods, a gradual and patient unfolding of the godlike nature in him through aspiration, faith and surrender. The other is the path of the Titans, impatient and stormy, driven by self-will and ego.