Savitri replies to the too satisfied sages of the mental kingdom.
Sight’s deep release
But to the too satisfied and confident sage
Savitri replied casting into his world
Sight’s deep release, the heart’s questioning inner voice:
For here the heart spoke not, only clear daylight
Of intellect reigned here, limiting, cold, precise.
Savitri casts a deeper intuitive sight and the quest of her heart into that world and finds it a world of apparent clarity of the cold, limiting, precise intellect developed by stifling the energies of love.
Happy are they
“Happy are they who in this chaos of things,
This coming and going of the feet of Time,
Can find the single Truth, the eternal Law:
She admits that they who can live with a single idea and be satisfied with its narrowness explaining everything by one single universal principle are happy though they know not the integral Truth. It gives them an anchor to hold amidst this ever changing world of appearances.
Untouched they live by hope and doubt and fear.
Untouched by hope and doubt and fear they live since convinced of their belief and satisfied with its theory.
Happy are men anchored on fixed belief
In this uncertain and ambiguous world,
Or who have planted in the heart’s rich soil
One small grain of spiritual certitude.
Men who live by fixed beliefs as religions and philosophies provide are happy to find some mental mooring in this uncertain world. Happy who have been able to plant in the rich soil of the heart one small grain of spiritual certitude that there is indeed a God.
Happiest who stand on faith
Happiest who stand on faith as on a rock.
Happiest indeed are they who can stand on faith as on a rock.
I must pass on
But I must pass leaving the ended search,
Truth’s rounded outcome firm, immutable
And this harmonic building of world-fact,
This ordered knowledge of apparent things.
But Savitri says that she must pass on to find her soul. She must go beyond the mind and its premature certitudes, convert faith into real knowledge by direct experience. The mind builds systems, each more perfect than the other through apparent facts. But this does not fully satisfy Savitri. She wants to discover the Truth in its own completeness and fullness herself.
I seek my soul
Here I can stay not, for I seek my soul.”
She refuses to stay in that world since she seeks her soul.
Savitri seeks the truth by direct experience and is not satisfied by mental guesses, half certitudes and systems and theories about it.