The Divine Mother is born upon earth as a result of the boon granted to Aswapati. Here we summarise the conditions of Her coming and birth.
Continuation of last class
Religious life is often trapped in rules and rituals, often continued unthinkingly out of fear or as a means of pleasing God. Spirituality begins when we begin to seek consciously and chose the path we must travel to find Truth consciously.
Savitri is arranged in three main parts. The first part consisting of Book 1, 2 and 3 is primarily about Aswapti’s tapasya.
The body of the Avatara is itself the bridge between the old and the new. She has assumed an old body but brought with her a new consciousness.
This is a brief summary of the epic poem ‘Savitri’ written by Sri Aurobindo. A talk in Hindi (2013)
There is an ordinary, scientific view of matter and there is a spiritual view of matter. It is interesting the Science itself has reached that critical threshold wherein it is entering the occult and spiritual realms through the backdoor. One such entry point is the ‘Electrical Theory of the Universe’ and the ‘Fourth Phase of Water.’
Savitri is no ordinary birth. Her body has been prepared specially for the work she has come to do.
All Nature feels the Divine advent and is in a state of festivity. It is a special moment for earth when the Divine comes down and assumes a physical body.
The integral education is meant to bring about the all-round development of a child. Some of the key ideas of an integral education are shared here with the example of the Mother’s School.
What Sri Aurobindo describes here through a significant series of images is the seasons that prepare for the birth of Savitri.
Aswapati now asks for the boon of a new humanity here and now. For this he seeks the intervention of the Divine Mother, for Her to come down upon earth and change the tides of Time and bring the foreseen Truth now itself.
The way to purify and prepare our nature for receiving the Divine is discussed here.
Aswapati now reveals what he has seen through the exercise of foresight that has developed in him. He is a seer and a yogi and knows the future.
Savitri belongs to that genre of mystic spiritual poetry that is called mantric in India. Though the struggling mind of ours cannot reach at the truths revealed at once, it gets the light and joy.
The Divine Mother has asked Aswapati to wait until the hour of fulfilment comes.
Savitri is conscious from her very birth. She is conscious of Her Origin and Her divine Mission. It is a consciousness with which we is born and towards which She is naturally drawn.
Savitri reveals the human condition full of chaos and conflict within. It is this that prevents the soaring of our aspiration.