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”
The Divine, hidden within the core of creation, emerges during critical moments of history and helps humanity through the dangerous passage. The talk dwells on the secret of the Avatara and gives us the background and importance of Integral yoga as the grand culmination of all past yogic efforts of mankind.
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.
In this summary session, we take up some of the key ideas in Savitri as revealed to us as a background to the story in Book One Canto One. It is the story of Light conquering over darkness.
Savitri has taken upon herself the burden of man.
The Divine descends into our humanity assuming a human form so as to bear the burden of man’s Fate.
Divine beings have come to earth from time to time but humanity does not value it. Man turns away from the savior hands of Grace.
The Avatara is the Divine action upon Earth. Though He is always present and acts from behind the veil, yet from time to time He takes a human birth and carries the load of human destiny in his lonely heart.
Dawn arrives with its gifts of Light and Hope and a new creation but earth is not ready and man refuses the Light. He prefers the old consciousness to the new one.
Sri Aurobindo uses the image of dawn as a symbol his deeper vision of Savitri as an Avatara of the Divine Mother, Her Work and Mission.
Dawn arrives and darkness is cleaved to make a passage for her coming.