THE MOTHER’S SAVITRI: Book 2 Canto 1


The Mother Reads Selections from Savitri by Sri Aurobindo

Book 2 Canto 1

There walled apart by its own innerness
In a mystical barrage of dynamic light
He saw a lone immense high-curved world-pile
Erect like a mountain-chariot of the Gods
Motionless under an inscrutable sky.
[p. 98]
* * *
Once in the vigil of a deathless gaze
These grades had marked her giant downward plunge,
The wide and prone leap of a godhead’s fall.
Our life is a holocaust of the Supreme.
The great World-Mother by her sacrifice
Has made her soul the body of our state;
[p. 99]
* * *
The divine intention suddenly shall be seen,
The end vindicate intuition’s sure technique.
[p. 100]
* * *
This faint and fluid sketch of soul called man
Shall stand out on the background of long Time
A glowing epitome of eternity,
A little point reveal the infinitudes.
[p. 100]
* * *
A slow reversal’s movement then took place:
A gas belched out from some invisible Fire,
Of its dense rings were formed these million stars;
Upon earth’s new-born soil God’s tread was heard.
[p. 101]
* * *
A miracle of the Absolute was born;
Infinity put on a finite soul,
All ocean lived within a wandering drop,
A time-made body housed the Illimitable.
To live this Mystery out our souls came here.
[p. 101]
* * *
A figure sole on Nature’s giant stair,
He mounted towards an indiscernible end
On the bare summit of created things.
[p. 102]


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