At first Aswapati steps into the world that stands right behind the one on whose ‘firm’ ground we stand. It is the kingdom of subtle matter or true matter if one may say so.
Aswapati now enters another stage of his vast and complex yoga. He navigates through immense forces and beings in search of the One Transcendent Power that can change the world. His individual yoga now begins to enter into a vast collective yoga.
Now Aswapati enters this occult kingdom hidden to human sight and begins to embody their powers. He moves through worlds of an ascending harmony that climb towards the One.
Aswapati has seen the Divine Presence behind the mask of nature.
As Aswapati climbs towards the unseen heights he experiences the vast descent of Divine Force turning his entire being, soul and nature into a living temple and conscious power of the Divine.
A New Will, a hope immense now seizes Aswapati. He must go further and discover the far end of an inevitable future that awaits man in the far spaces of time. He is born to discover the superman waiting to emerge from within man.
Now, in Canto five we see Aswapati undertaking a new journey, a journey that had not been undertaken before him.
Human journey is through two distinct stages. In the first stage it is nature that covers the soul. Through all the various experiences the soul grows in strength until it becomes the master of nature.
Aswapati, the seer-yogi has broken free from the magic fence of Ignorance. He is now a witness and privy to some profound truths that are hidden from our mind and senses.
Release from Ignorance is the first radical step of yoga. Here we see Aswapati soaring beyond the ignorant mental consciousness that surrounds man and keeps him a prisoner.
Savitri reveals to us the story of the human soul as it climbs through a series of challenges, oppositions and denials.
Savitri is a mantra that reveals itself as the recipient consciousness becomes quiet and open to its influence. Savitri is, as the Mother reveals, a mantra of transformation.
Spiritual thought has leaned towards the immobile witness Self and hence has discarded nature. On the other hand secular efforts have tended to discover the secrets of nature and make life perfect with these discoveries. Sri Aurobindo synthesizes the two in a harmonious oneness.
Ordinarily Self-realisation is considered as the highest goal. It brings mukti, freedom from Ignorance. But for Sri Aurobindo this is only a starting point for going still beyond.