The kingdom of heaven was always on the other side of death. Now, Sri Aurobindo discovered that this gap can be bridged, and he called this bridge between the highest level of the mind that man has ever reached, and a world of perfection, the supramental consciousness. Once this bridge is built, that world can be brought rolling down to our earth.
“To understand Savitri, the best way, paradoxical though it may seem, is not to try to understand it — to refrain from effort, all mental effort to understand it, and instead to let it enter into your consciousness and illumine it.”
A talk by Dr Alok Pandey (in English with translation to Russian).
Беседа Д-ра Алока Пандея (на английском языке с переводом на русский).
Richard Pearson, editor of the book “Flowers and their messages”, the first book published by the ashram on spiritual significance of flowers, speaks on this very subject. Recording of 1990.
This is the description of the seer-king Aswapati as he ascends out of the zone of Ignorance and settles into Knowledge. We are also told that he also embodies the human aspiration and thus becomes a meeting point between the human, as he stands now, and the Divine manifestation that is yet to come.
Now Savitri stands at the doors of the Unknowable. She has entered the holiest of the Holy mystery, the Absolute, the Parabrahman, the Paratpara.
Here we see a critical moment in Savitri’s life, when her central being, which is none other than the Divine Mother Herself in Her poise that has turned towards Creation to redeem it, the Mother of all souls, speaks to her reminding of her mission and gives her the program towards fulfilling it.
An interactive performance that gets its roots in the ancient practice of Kararipattu in Tamil Nadu.
Artistic direction: Philippe Pelen Baldini and Thierry Moucazambo.
This last passage summarises the kind of freedom that the seer and yogi Aswapati has arrived at in the course of his inner journey. Aswapati, the king, is now a changed person, he has undergone a large and luminous change in his consciousness.
“O immutable Peace, deliver men from ignorance, may Thy full and pure Light reign everywhere!”
” … our souls the Immortal’s selves within,
Comrades and powers and children of the Unseen.”
Savitri has travelled far and deep beyond the Mind until all begins to fade and vanish. She discovers the ancient Vedantic truth of Adwaita, the One without a second. She realizes the Brahman state, the Nihil or the Nirvana of the Buddhist.
An audio recording and a transcript of a talk. Followed by Savitri recitation (Book Eight).
Savitri ascends beyond the Mind and its laws and actions and processes, and ascends towards the summits unseen and the eternal Nihil, out of which creation seems to emerge.