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.

End of the Law of Pain pp 449-451 (SH 231)

The true solution to the enigma of evil and pain lies in transforming the Inconscient base upon which earthly life stands. But this is no mean or easy task. The powers of the Inconscience oppose and deny, and until the Inconscient law is changed, the lasting remedy for pain will continue to elude us.

The World-Redeemer’s Heavy Task pp 447-449 (SH 230)

The problem of pain is not just an individual problem though the life of individuals is caught up in it. It is a cosmic problem whose occult roots lie in the dark subconscient and inconscient terrains. It is this that has to be tackled and it is for this that the Avatara descends upon Earth.

The Good and Great who Suffer, pp 444-445 (SH 228)

Narad reveals how pain chisels out greatness and why is suffering allowed to those who are among the good and the great, whose very life is to serve a higher purpose and who live selflessly. This is a question that vexes all who look upon pain and suffering as some sort of judgment by God for our errors and sins.

Savitri’s Resolve, pp 434-436 (SH224)

The Queen and human mother of Savitri has spoken her apprehensions and her fears. Who would knowingly dare death and wrestle with adverse Fate if one can avert it? But Savitri is made of another mettle. The prophesy of death only steels her resolve further and makes her will even more firm.