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At the Feet of The Mother

Book Two: The Book of the Traveller of the Worlds

COMMENTARY ON SAVITRI BY DR ALOK PANDEY (TEXT)
Though Reason is presently the highest mental faculty available to man, it has several limitations. It fails when it makes claims to discovery of Truth.
COMMENTARY ON SAVITRI BY DR ALOK PANDEY (TEXT)
The mind, by its very nature can see things in bits and parts. It knows a little but much more escapes its vision. Though useful in its place, Reason must slowly give way to higher modes of knowledge through which we can comprehend the Whole.
COMMENTARY ON SAVITRI BY DR ALOK PANDEY (TEXT)
With the advent of Reason man’s thought strives to understand the secret law of things. It is this search that gives birth to science and Philosophy. Science too becomes a religion when she regards her discoveries as absolute truths.
COMMENTARY ON SAVITRI BY DR ALOK PANDEY (TEXT)
Reason is an imperfect light even though right now it is thought to be the highest. Until greater ways of knowledge open their doors this imperfect light illumines the field of human experience.
COMMENTARY ON SAVITRI BY DR ALOK PANDEY (TEXT)
This mind is quick to leap on impulse. It jumps from appearance to appearance sometimes hitting the mark and sometimes totally missing it.
COMMENTARY ON SAVITRI BY DR ALOK PANDEY (TEXT)
This mind is an adventurer and an explorer. It is easily drawn towards the unknown and is also quick at weaving fantasy and imagination. This adventurer mind breaks into unknown domains by trying out the seemingly impossible.
COMMENTARY ON SAVITRI BY DR ALOK PANDEY (TEXT)
The spell of physical mind tied down to convention and routine is broken by the emergence of the dynamic vital mind in man. This mind is hungry for innovation and change.
COMMENTARY ON SAVITRI BY DR ALOK PANDEY (TEXT)
The physical mind, by its very nature is conservative. It is limited in its scope of understanding and action. It prefers stability over change. It lacks innovation and prefers to continue the old ways of life.
COMMENTARY ON SAVITRI BY DR ALOK PANDEY (TEXT)
The little mind is stratified in three layers. The first of these is closely tied to earth and the body. It is what develops into the physical mind whose field is largely what the senses determine.
COMMENTARY ON SAVITRI BY DR ALOK PANDEY (TEXT)
The birth of Mind upon our earth marks a transition from the unconsciously driven animal to a self-conscious being. This transition begins with the advent of mind and the stirrings of a mental consciousness in the human brain.
COMMENTARY ON SAVITRI BY DR ALOK PANDEY (TEXT)
Here was seen the first glimmerings of the Mind. These were the first steps that the Mind took towards the far off light that is its true Home.
COMMENTARY ON SAVITRI BY DR ALOK PANDEY (TEXT)
This power that we term as imagination is actually a portion of the formative power of Maya. It is given to man to escape from the trap of the senses and the mind tied to their imperfect and incomplete data.
COMMENTARY ON SAVITRI BY DR ALOK PANDEY (TEXT)
This intelligence though seeming to be free actually binds itself within the limits of its own creations. It works mechanically so that a temporary order is created and objects follow a certain law and course set for them by action of this mind.
COMMENTARY ON SAVITRI BY DR ALOK PANDEY (TEXT)
The little mind is the realm of early light. It is from its low slopes that our being begins to search for meaning and purpose, to reflect and discover oneself. The vital worlds seek for and are satisfied with power and joy. It is the mind that seeks for knowledge.
COMMENTARY ON SAVITRI BY DR ALOK PANDEY (TEXT)
This little mind is not an instrument of knowledge even though it feigns itself to be. It is rather an instrument of formation that constructs frames of thought as scaffoldings to climb towards the true Home of Truth.
COMMENTARY ON SAVITRI BY DR ALOK PANDEY (TEXT)
Aswapati now steps into this world of mind which is constituted very differently from the life worlds through which he has travelled so far. He must now discover its peaks and its laws, the beings and energies and their influence upon our earthly life.