There is a beautiful description of the psychic being and its work and purpose. What follows next is the awakening of the Kundalini Shakti that lies coiled within us.
Most people regard their body as their real being. They are most of the time preoccupied with the problems of feeding it, keeping it healthy and comfortable and trying to preserve its looks as long as possible. The outer form of man is deceptive because it hides everything else about him.
The International Centre is an experiment in the process of growth, a very comprehensive and radical experiment which may still need decades to reach its full potential. The Mother had very high expectations of this institution.
To bring down and establish the Divine Perfection upon Earth in a collective setting is a seemingly impossible task. Yet the Mother and Sri Aurobindo have taken up this work too and slowly the world is moving towards it.
Aswapati now takes a look at the world stair, that is to say the levels of Consciousness that ascend and descend like a ladder.
While I am getting some control over the sex impulses during the waking condition, there is absolutely no change in my dream state. How is that?
It is absolutely necessary to get rid of sex interest. But the night dreams will only disappear after the waking mind is perfectly free.
Nothing is hid from my burning heart;
My mind is shoreless and still;
My song is rapture’s mystic art,
My flight immortal will.
Here we explore the issue of earthly life, the problem and the solution to the enigma of existence.
A weekly sharing on Savitri by Dr Alok Pandey (an audio recording in English).
In this Canto we see Seer King Aswapati experiencing something new and unprecedented in the history of Yoga. In response to his new aspiration that wants perfection here upon earth, in the material frame itself, he is given a glimpse of the Splendours of the Spirit hidden in the higher hemisphere of existence.
What follows next is hurried glimpse of the Higher Hemisphere. What he has now glimpsed from the translucent screen of the Overmind must be entered into and experienced directly. This will be described in details later.
The true test of our aspiration is that we must dissociate ourselves completely from the ordinary ways and modes of mankind; we must not look with a longing on the life we have consciously and deliberately left behind.
I have written to you that it was possible to detach myself from the sex difficulty to some extent. But there is no total overcoming it.
It is not a question of overcoming, but of detachment — not being identified with it or seized by it. Detachment is the first step. If you can detach yourself from the sex suggestions even when having them as you say, then they do not matter so much … [and] can wait for their final removal hereafter.
There is increasing evidence that we have a great role to play in the healing process, in both minor and major disorders.