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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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