The Mother Reads Selections from Savitri by Sri Aurobindo


Book 2. The Book Of The Traveller Of The Worlds

Canto 14. The World-Soul

In a far shimmering background of Mind-Space
A glowing mouth was seen, a luminous shaft;
A recluse gate it seemed, musing on joy,
A veiled retreat and escape to mystery.
. . .
As if a message from the world’s deep soul,
An intimation of a lurking joy
That flowed out from a cup of brooding bliss,
There shimmered stealing out into the Mind
A mute and quivering ecstasy of light,
A passion and delicacy of roseate fire.
[p. 289]
* * *
Along a road of pure interior light,
Alone between tremendous Presences,
Under the watching eye of nameless Gods,
His soul passed on, a single conscious power
. . .
To the source of all things human and divine.
There he beheld in their mighty union’s poise
The figure of the deathless Two-in-One,
A single being in two bodies clasped,
A diarchy of two united souls,
Seated absorbed in deep creative joy;
. . .
Behind them in a morning dusk One stood
Who brought them forth from the Unknowable.
[pp. 294-295]
* * *
His spirit was made a vessel of her force;
Mute in the fathomless passion of his will
He outstretched to her his folded hands of prayer.
[p. 295]
* * *
He fell down at her feet unconscious, prone.
[p. 296]

End of Book 2 Canto 14

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