In this concluding session of the Aug 2018 Savitri Study we take up some selected portions of Book Nine and Ten to briefly state the different conceptions of God as stated by Death and as revealed by Savitri.
Creation is neither an accident nor a strange act of some inexplicable Maya. It is not Desire that gave birth to creation but Delight. Desire is only a distortion of the pure Bliss that is found at the very root of creation and on its peaks.
The mask of Death has covered the Eternal. All seems to have turned into its very opposite. And yet something of this Glory shines through the mask and waits for its hour.
Savitri now reveals the secret of One assuming a dual reality, of the dark and bright aspects that bewilder us and also how reach is a needed step in the grand plan.
Savitri, the Divine Mother, now reveals to Death the secret of creation, how it has come about and how it works despite the presence of Evil and Death. She gives to Death a glimpse of the divinity’s breath in created things and the purpose for which creation has come into being.
Savitri now fills in the gaps in Death’s ignorance which he passes off as Knowledge. She reveals the mystic Truth of creation and its progressive manifestation through imperfect forms.
Death continues his gospel which is essentially the materialists denial of all that is high and beautiful and true. There is a truth of matter but matter is not the sole truth. This is the secret Death seems to be unaware of.
Death remains unconvinced. He now brings in the gospel of the materialist, who denies all that is high and deep and labels it as hallucinations dreamed by a material mind. He is unable to distinguish between process and Reality, the instrumental means and the Force that uses it.
The Divine Mother is here to transform the creation. For this She has come armed with the Power of boundless Love that embraces all things and lifts them to the One. She further reveals that Satyavan and Savitri have met and known and worked for this divine consummation from life to life.
Death ends his retort mocking love and disdaining man. But Savitri replies giving a glimpse of the divinity that is working in her bosom. She shows him what Love truly is and not what it has become under Death’s dark influence.
Death continues his gospel condemning man’s hopes for the Ideal as sheer vanity and a fantasy. He tries to show the ‘harsh reality’ of earthly life to Savitri to discourage her from pursing her quest for making Earth a home for Heavenly truths.
Death is there to disillusion man from his quest for the Ideal. Therefore he starts his gospel mocking at man’s idea of God and Love which, according to him, are nothing but illusions painted by man’s mind and desires.
The scene changes and Savitri moves from the grey Night and its hellish atmosphere to the ‘seeming heavens.’ Mostly built by man’s imagination and wishes, they are not the true higher planes but drawn from them.
Savitri now reveals to death the secret truth hidden in the folds of darkness. She reveals to him the origin of man’s birth and his inevitable destiny.