Savitri is revealing to us what we do not see since Death’s darkness blinds our eyes. Yet when the eyes open, we see that was this not the obvious truth hidden for so long! She reveals to us that creation is not an unfortunate accident but a play of the Divine.
The sense of dissatisfaction that haunts all life can be solved only if we discover the missing piece of the human puzzle. It is the Divine. Without discovering this central piece, life will continue to swing between joy and sorrow
T.V. Kapali Sastry is among those rare souls who had his own experiences and realisations through traditional yoga practices before coming to Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Today we share a slice from his spiritually rich life.
This article was published in “Collected Works of T.V. Kapali Sastry”, vol. 2.
A weekly sharing on Savitri by Alok Pandey (an audio recording in English).
Sri Aurobindo Ashram Delhi Branch Presents Madhuban Talla Ramgarh.
Sri Aurobindo released the power of the Word through the Arya and various other writings that are now available in the form of books such as ‘The Synthesis of Yoga’, ‘The Life Divine’, ‘The Human Cycle’ apart from his commentaries on the Vedas, Upanishads and the Gita. The word Arya itself has a profound meaning.
Savitri now comes deeper into the courts of God. Each such realm is a wonder and a rapture of the undying gods.
This world is not what it appears to be. It is a distorted appearance of a reality, and we are playing with this distorted appearance. Because we don’t perceive it rightly, therefore our responses are also not right responses.
Vast and powerful though this domain of greater life is, it falls short of the ultimate Truth. It still moves in the encircling sphere of cosmic Ignorance. Its cry is unable to pierce through the veil that holds us back from God and Light and Truth.
When the trouble is too strong to be kept out, it must be allowed to pass and its return discouraged by a greater vigilance and insistence of the spiritualised buddhi.
This precisely is the aim of Yoga, — to get out of the cycle of Karma into a divine movement. By Yoga you leave the mechanical round of Nature in which you are an ignorant slave, a helpless and miserable tool, and rise into another plane where you become a conscious participant and a dynamic agent in the working out of a Higher Destiny.
We are now given a glimpse of the Home of Truth. It is where the Lord dwells in His unimaginable ecstasy. It is our original home too and we have come here along with the Lord to build this earth into its image of Truth.
Every day I talked with Sri Aurobindo from five-thirty to six-thirty and returned home. I played the role of the speaker. I poured out to him everything without exception. He would hardly ever put in more than a word or two. In this way days passed into weeks, weeks into months.