Sri Aurobindo tells us that, though essentially everything is Divine in its origin and manifestation, the divine manifests gradually in a progressive way in the manifestation. Therefore we can understand Evil by knowing that it is either good in the passing or good in the making.
Death confronts Savitri with the hard immutable law as the only Truth. He wonders, half-mockingly, if there is any other truth than the hard facts of earthly life. Even if there is something greater called God, the laws of matter still hold.
Savitri now answers to Death as to what is true freedom. It is not conditional nor depends upon situations and deliverance from earthly robes. The free remain free even when in bonds.
A weekly sharing on Savitri by Dr Alok Pandey (an audio recording in English).
The earth we inhabit is built of heterogenous elements borrowed from all the different worlds. Among these are also the forces of little life and subconscient worlds that create confusion and disorder. The key therefore is to discover our soul and be governed by it.
After his release, Sri Aurobindo […] delivered his famous Uttarpara Speech, which was a revelation of some of the spiritual experiences he had in the jail and of his changed outlook on life and its divine potentials and destiny.
Death tries to twist the gospel of Peace to dissuade Savitri from changing the earthly laws. He uses truth to obstruct the coming of a greater Truth. But Savitri is determined. She knows her mission and calls the souls of the strong to this new Divine Work.
Savitri now reveals a deeper secret, the mystery behind creation. Having thus revealed the plan of God she goes on to give evidence of progress through the process of evolution. She further gives a hint as to which way this progress is destined to go.
The Overmind, therefore, does not and cannot possess the power to transform humanity into divine nature. For that, the Supramental is the sole effective agent. And what exactly differentiates our Yoga from attempts in the past to spiritualise life […]
What is the difference between the cosmic Divine and the Mother?
It is a matter of realisation. In the Yoga of the Gita the Cosmic Divine is realised as Vasudeva (Krishna). The Vaishnavas realise it as Vishnu, the Shaivas as Shiva, the Tantrics (Shaktas) realise the Devi (Goddess) as the Cosmic and even as the Transcendent Divine.
The gospel of death is essentially the gospel of the Mind that sees the mind as the ultimate power. Not knowing what lies beyond it, if anything at all, it naturally assumes that it is the sole creator.
Death now enters the realm of collective subconscious where the records of past events are kept. He shows here how ideals, systems, creeds, revolutions, philosophies have ended. He once again questions the possibility of ever changing the law of earth.
… even before that highest approach to identity is achieved, something of the supreme Will can manifest in us as an imperative impulsion, a God-driven action; we then act by a spontaneous self-determining Force but a fuller knowledge of meaning and aim arises only afterwards.
The first and most indispensable element, its ‘central key’ as Sri Aurobindo succinctly put it, is to open to the Mother with a psychic attitude of faith, devotion and surrender. If this can be done with sufficient sincerity then nothing else may be needed. This alone is more than enough