A Passage from Savitri, (SH 070)


Savitri Class in Hindi with Alok Pandey
Savitri Book XI: The Book of Everlasting Day, Canto: The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation

 

Thy heart shall drive thee on the wheel of works,
Thy mind shall urge thee through the flames of thought,
To meet me in the abyss and on the heights,
To feel me in the tempest and the calm,
And love me in the noble and the vile,
In beautiful things and terrible desire.
The pains of hell shall be to thee my kiss,
The flowers of heaven persuade thee with my touch.
My fiercest masks shall my attractions bring.

[p. 700]

 

Thou shalt not shrink from any brother soul.
Thou shalt be attracted helplessly to all.
Men seeing thee shall feel my hands of joy,
In sorrow’s pangs feel steps of the world’s delight,
. . .
Hearts touched by thy love shall answer to my call,
. . .
All that thou hast, shall be for others’ bliss,
All that thou art, shall to my hands belong.
I will pour delight from thee as from a jar,
I will whirl thee as my chariot through the ways,
I will use thee as my sword and as my lyre,
I will play on thee my minstrelsies of thought.

[p. 701]

 

For ever love, O beautiful slave of God!
O lasso of my rapture’s widening noose,
Become my cord of universal love.
. . .
O Mind, grow full of the eternal peace;
O Word, cry out the immortal litany:
Built is the golden tower, the flame-child born.

[p.702]

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