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At the Feet of The Mother

Book One Canto V Summary

Canto V Summary

In this Canto we see Seer King Aswapati experiencing something new and unprecedented in the history of Yoga. In response to his new aspiration that wants perfection here upon earth, in the material frame itself, he experiences a Descent from Above that carries him into deeper and higher states until he reaches right at the apex of the spiritual Mind. There arriving at the borders of the Overmind or the gates of the Supermind he is given a glimpse of the Splendours of the Spirit hidden in the higher hemisphere of existence. He is now ready to launch into a new journey towards the Unknown.

Book One Closing Remarks

What follows next is hurried glimpse of the Higher Hemisphere. What he has now glimpsed from the translucent screen of the Overmind must be entered into and experienced directly. This will be described in details later.
Aswapati now sees the worlds that lie concealed in the higher Hemisphere of existence. He stands now at the borders of the two hemispheres and from this vantage point gets a glimpse of the Supramental world, even though from the outside.
A complex play of forces hidden to our sight supports this visible universe from behind. This complex play of forces is arranged hierarchically as a ladder. This ladder will be described in detail in Book Two.