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.
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. The introductory session is primarily an overview of the Book 7 Canto 2, which was a subject of the previous Study Camp.
A large part of our existence lurks behind the threshold and participates in a secret commerce with All-life. But the hope is the future that is asleep in the Superconscient realms beyond the Mind. These begin to unravel as the aspirant proceeds upon the great Path and the unprecedented journey.
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Behind the little surface life of man there are powers and forces that can make or mar his world. There are soul-powers asleep within his being even as there are demoniac and dark powers that lie in his subconscious tracts. Our reason is unable to fathom them let alone deal with them.
Savitri now looks within. She enters into the cosmic past, the past of creation itself. She uncovers in Her being the history of creation, the formation of matter by elemental energies, a gathering of forces around the little point of ego and behind it all seated the secret soul.
Savitri receives what can be called as the limbs of an integral yoga that cover each and every aspect of life, which essentially consists of dislodging the ego and desire-self and installing in its place the Divine Consciousness.
Savitri is face to face with the enormity of her grief as well as the enormity of her love. Even as she sits contemplating the curve of destiny she must choose, she hears an inner Command descending from the heights, a command that is a mandate and a reminder of her work and her mission..
Savitri contemplates the possibility of an eternal union beyond death or a cyclic return and reunion in other lives. But this too is not enough. Slowly the intensity of her grief turns into stillness and She looks into its heart to discover some remedy for the fatal stroke of Fate.
She is the Divine Mother in a human form. She has assumed this to solve the enigma of human life. But first she must first taste the sorrow that human beings experience.
Savitri readily accepts the new life and the challenge it brings to her. She carries within her breast the will of the gods, her strength can bear the burden of her fate. The seasons pass and like all things turn joy into grief as the moment of fugitive happiness passes. This is the truth that Savitri realizes, the sheer impermanence of all things here.
Sri Aurobindo now brings out once again the beauty and nobility of Savitri, the force of her character and her ability to naturally renounce the comfortable and royal life for the sake of following her soul’s choice, for the sake of her love.