The next step that lies ahead is the descent of the Divine Shakti transforming Savitri’s humanity into a perfect image of the divinity that she inwardly is.
Savitri enters the psychic door and thence discovers her central being, the Jivatma that sends its projection to enter into the play of Time and Space. This projection, this spark of divinity develops into the psychic being. In some persons this psychic being fuses with the central being.
All the great godheads, and divinity and powers and aspects of the Divine are as if concealed within the soul. This is the inner temple in man that he must discover if he wishes to live a diviner existence. This is the difficult journey he must undertake.
At first Savitri steps into a Night of God whence all that she found her support in is taken away. The pride of intellect is gone and the clamour desires stilled within her being. She is surrounded by a holy ignorance awaiting the great discovery in utter awe and humility.
Savitri has heard the voice of Light followed by the warped echo arising in the Mind of Night. She responds to her being of Light with a promise that one day she shall return and fulfill her work.
Even as Savitri meets her being of Light, she hears the echo from the lower human planes, that divert the message of the Light and the gifts it brings for its own small purposes.
“Savitri passes onward towards her secret soul. Before entering the secret cave of her soul she encounters her being of Light, the Madonna of Light, Mother of Joy and Peace. She gathers her vision and powers into her being and moves further.”
A video recording of the 1st class of Savitri Study Camp No 20 with Alok Pandey (SE 202). “Introduction to the Book of Yoga”, Book 7
The strength to save turns into the realm of our ego, the strength to plunder for our own sake, to love for our own sake, to use resources of nature for our own sake. At its extreme it creates in us the tyrant and the arrogant self-aggrandising Asura.
Passing further on her nature’s upwards route, Savitri’s being encounters the Madonna of Strength, the Mother of Force and Might who brings the crown of victory and protects us on the paths of life as we move in our ascent towards yoga. She is Durga and Lakshmi, who endow us with the Kshatriya and Vaishya power.
Even as the pristine pure Ganges flowing from its mountain tops is polluted as it enters the inhabited plains, so too the forces of higher Nature supported by divine Powers, daivi prakriti, are twisted as they enter into the narrow and limited scope of human nature. The distorting elements are the Ego and Desires.
Savitri now enters the strands of Nature to swim to its Source. At first Savitri encounters the Madonna of Suffering who absorbs all earthly suffering and heals and puts a balm over our pain. She gives us the strength to endure the trials and tribulations of our life even though she has not the strength to save.
Savitri passes beyond the limits of the mind. She comes in contact with certain luminous forms emerging out of her being rushing towards the outer waking consciousness. It is here that she gets the first hints of the passage towards her secret soul.
The force of life chained, the mind dissects Truth into various bits and parts and assigns to each ‘piece’ a fixed formula. Thus are sects and religions formed that war with each other. But those who seek to go beyond, cannot remain tied to any dogmas and narrow belief systems.