The Preparation of Nature pp 359-360 (SH 186)

Savitri Class in Hindi with Alok Pandey (SH 186)

14th October 2015 at the Dining Room Hall, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, India. SAVITRI BOOK FOUR : The Book of Birth and Quest Canto Two: The Growth of the Flame, Page : 359 – 360

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Synopsis :

The Preparation of Nature

The Growth of the Flame

 The Divine Mother’s childhood is nourished and nurtured among the silence of the hills and deep meditating fields of nature. Even as She grows into the fullness of Her being and mission, She is being guided inwardly and outwardly by several Teachers and Gods who are keeping a vigil over Her. Although She is the Omnipotent Source of all, yet She has consented to assume a limited human body for the sake of Her work as an Avatara. Therefore She must accept the limitations of the vessel until She transforms it thereby changing the very law of evolution upon Earth. .

 A land of mountains and wide sun-beat plains

And giant rivers pacing to vast seas,

A field of creation and spiritual hush,

Silence swallowing life’s acts into the deeps,

Of thought’s transcendent climb and heavenward leap,

A brooding world of reverie and trance,

Filled with the mightiest works of God and man,

Where Nature seemed a dream of the Divine

And beauty and grace and grandeur had their home,

Harboured the childhood of the incarnate Flame.

Over her watched millennial influences

And the deep godheads of a grandiose past

Looked on her and saw the future’s godheads come

As if this magnet drew their powers unseen.

Earth’s brooding wisdom spoke to her still breast;

Mounting from mind’s last peaks to mate with gods,

Making earth’s brilliant thoughts a springing-board

To dive into the cosmic vastnesses,

But the eye of Wisdom that She embodies begins to unfold itself and powers and divinities come flaming forth. Her self-assumed human limits begins to fall as She blossoms and mates with the Infinity of which She is conscious within. Thus She opens doors after doors for men to follow. Thus She poured upon Earth the powers and bliss of the Beyond, the love that is hid deep within the heart, the Truth that is covered with layers after layers of consciousness.

The knowledge of the thinker and the seer

Saw the unseen and thought the unthinkable,

Opened the enormous doors of the unknown,

Rent man’s horizons into infinity.

A shoreless sweep was lent to the mortal’s acts,

And art and beauty sprang from the human depths;

Nature and soul vied in nobility.

Ethics the human keyed to imitate heaven;

The harmony of a rich culture’s tones

Refined the sense and magnified its reach

To hear the unheard and glimpse the invisible

And taught the soul to soar beyond things known,

Inspiring life to greaten and break its bounds,

Aspiring to the Immortals’ unseen world.

Leaving earth’s safety daring wings of Mind

Bore her above the trodden fields of thought

Crossing the mystic seas of the Beyond

To live on eagle heights near to the Sun.

There Wisdom sits on her eternal throne.

All her life’s turns led her to symbol doors

Admitting to secret Powers that were her kin;

Adept of truth, initiate of bliss,

A mystic acolyte trained in Nature’s school,

Aware of the marvel of created things

She laid the secrecies of her heart’s deep muse

Upon the altar of the Wonderful;

Her hours were a ritual in a timeless fane;

Her acts became gestures of sacrifice.

Invested with a rhythm of higher spheres

The word was used as a hieratic means

For the release of the imprisoned spirit

Into communion with its comrade gods.

Or it helped to beat out new expressive forms

Of that which labours in the heart of life,

Some immemorial Soul in men and things,

Seeker of the unknown and the unborn

Carrying a light from the Ineffable

To rend the veil of the last mysteries.

BOOK IV: Canto 2: The Book of Birth and Quest: 360


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