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.
Next Savitri enters the realm of Mind. It is a realm of measure and rule. It is the nature of Mind to define and limit into finite shapes and forms the Illimitable, Infinite One Reality. Thereby it misses upon Truth and mistakes It for its broken reflections and shadows and partial images.
There are powers and energies hidden in the intermediate zone between gross Matter and the ground of pure Spirit. It is here that the sadhaka can easily get lost and miss his goal. A letter of Sri Aurobindo appended below describes it at some length.
Released from the prison house of Matter, Savitri enters into the dangerous and delightful, fitful and fanciful world of life. She has come out of individual ignorance but has entered into the cosmic ignorance, a much vaster and mixed territory where truth and error walk hand in hand.
Savitri pierces the thick screen that separates this gross material life, sensed and perceived through our material senses, and the subtle inner worlds. She opens the doors and enters through the threshold between the waking and dream world.
Our being is trapped as it were within a triple layer formed of the substance of corresponding worlds of Mind, Life and Matter. These keep the soul captive and do not allow easy access to the realm of the Soul. The seeker has to force his way through these to reach his soul.
The second class of the Aug 2016 Savitri Study Camp with Alok Pandey. “There is a subconscious yoga going on in nature that has led to the progressive emergence of the soul from within the crypts of matter and the dark and fallen worlds. Slowly this subconscious yoga turns into a conscious one as man climbs to glimpses and starts climbing towards his own unrealized potentials.”
The first class of the Aug 2016 session of the Savitri Study Camp with Alok Pandey – now in VIDEO. The introductory session is primarily an overview of the Book 7 Canto 2, which was a subject of the previous Study Camp.
“The Cosmic Past”, the 8th class of the Savitri Study Camp #18 with Alok Pandey. Savitri by Sri Aurobindo, Book 7 Canto 2, pp 476-479. Audio recording SE 185 is available for download or streaming at www.auromaa.org/savitri-study-camps/
This is the 7th class of the Savitri Study Camp No 18 with Alok Pandey. Book 7 Canto 2, p 476 Audio recording SE 184 is available at www.auromaa.org/savitri-study-camps/
This is the 6th class of the Savitri Study Camp #18 with Alok Pandey. Book 7 Canto 2 Audio recording SE 183 is available at www.auromaa.org/savitri-study-camps/ site.
This is the 5th class of the Savitri Study Camp No 18 with Alok Pandey. Book 7, Canto 1. Audio recording SE 182 is available at www.auromaa.org/savitri-study-camps/
“The Heights and Depths of Human Love”. This is the 4th class of the Savitri Study Camp #18 with Alok Pandey. Pages 470-472 of Book 7 Canto 1.
This is the 3rd class of the Savitri Study Camp #18 with Alok Pandey. Pages 467-470 of Book 7 Canto 1. Audio recording SE 180 is available at www.auromaa.org/savitri-study-camps/