This talk deals with this aspect of Savitri, of its fundamental content.
This talk centers around the problem that man faces while tackling the forces of destiny upon earth. Is there really a divine destiny bequeathed to earth and men?
Sri Aurobindo raises some questions that vex any awakened mind and for which we are given some stock answers in religious scriptures.
Man has a double nature. His original truth is there within his soul and its radiance that is his true nature.
The Divine comes down in response to Earth’s aspiration.
The Divine becomes human to lift up the burden of man’s and earth’s fate.
The difference between the ordinary human life and the Divine Soul is inspiring and instructive. The Divine Soul sets the standard that humanity may follow.
Our ordinary human life is centered around desires of various kinds and the transient happiness it can bring. We prefer this life of ignorance rather than explore higher possibilities. But there are souls who come down with a definite divine work.
There is a work to do, a role for all of us to fulfill. What is that work? What is the theme of the earthly drama?
Earth is thus the scene of a great drama unfolding through the Ages. It is a special place created for evolutionary purposes.
“It may then be said that Savitri is a revelation, it is a meditation, it is a quest of the Infinite, of the Eternal. If it is read with this aspiration for Immortality, the reading itself will serve as a guide towards Immortality. To read Savitri is indeed to practice”
What does the Earth contain? Is it just forms of matter or something else, something more than matter?
Savitri is a revelation and hence our approach to understanding it should be a different one. In this talk we share some of these unique aspects of Savitri.
The Divine Mother has never left the earth since its inception. She has always been here in some form or another to carry humanity along the evolutionary path.