Savitri stands steadfast in her love for Satyavan and refuses to let love die or accept a lesser fate of transient happiness by turning to another man or even a god.
Savitri has survived the eternal Night and follows Death further. There are twilight realms where life and death meet.
Savitri has entered the pit of darkness. This is from where Death draws all its strength. Towering as a being of darkness, Death exhorts Savitri to return back since there is no other god than he.
Here we see Savitri entering the black pit of inconscience, the very home of Death from where he derives his strength. It is the realm where Death is all-powerful and for a moment it seems that all light is extinguished.
Savitri is prepared to confront the riddle of man’s life. She is ready and armed to meet death. She knows the fated day and hence goes with Satyavan into the forest to keep a vigil. The fated moment nears and the god Death arrives.
Savitri now enters that cosmic Being and the Transcendent Supreme who alone has the Power to redeem this fallen life. Having arrived at the state of Nothingness she becomes everything.
Savitri listens and absorbed in a witness state, enters the sheer stillness and impersonality of the Absolute, the state of Nothingness, the Nirvana that annuls everything. She becomes one with infinity and eternity.
At last, she arrives at the doorsteps of the heart’s mystic cave where the soul is hidden surrounded by a wall of mystic fire. What follows is a tremendous experience. All her subtle centres, the chakras as they are called, open up under the influence of the soul and their energies pour upon her.
Savitri arrives at the first three emanations or luminous powers that emerge from the soul, which support the physical, the vital and the mental nature. These forces are also known as the three gunas or modes of nature, tamas, rajas and sattwa. Savitri observes each of these powers and their corresponding shadows but rests not there.
Armed with a tremendous and intense aspiration, Savitri forces her way through the inner gates that bar our consciousness from entering within except in some rare moments of dream or trance.
Savitri experiences in her human persona the ordeal and the joy and the grief whose shadow looms large upon her future days. The Avatar must start the path from where man is and lead him to where he can reach. He comes to build the bridge.
Book Seven: The Book of Yoga, Canto I: The Joy of Union; the Ordeal of the Foreknowledge of Death and the Heart’s Grief and Pain.
This talk deals with the penultimate portion of Savitri Book Six Canto Two.
The summary of the remaining portion of the Book of Fate.
What then is fate? Is it a tribunal of justice distributing decrees of reward and punishment meted out to the human soul to keep its feet steady in the right direction?
In this canto, Narad the divine sage comes to Aswapati’s palace as Savitri returns from her quest. The fate of Savitri and Satyavan is at once revealed before his subtle vision.
Satyavan and Savitri meet in a moment of the soul. They are wedded before the Sun of Truth in the forest itself. Their soul, the Truth embedded within it, the Divine within, is their witness. Nature has set the stage for this heavenly betrothal.
… coming across the forest verge she meets Satyavan. Here she finds the ideal type of humanity who can be a partner in her game divine.