The Mother Reads Selections from Savitri by Sri Aurobindo


Book 3. The Book of the Divine Mother

Canto 4. The Vision and the Boon

An influence had approached the mortal range,
A boundless Heart was near his longing heart,
A mystic Form enveloped his earthly shape.
[p. 334]
* * *
Flame-pure, ethereal-tressed a mighty Face
Appeared and lips moved by immortal words;
[p. 334]
* * *
A giant dance of Shiva tore the past,
[p. 343]
* * *
I saw the Omnipotent’s flaming pioneers
Over the heavenly verge which turns towards life
Come crowding down the amber stairs of birth;
Forerunners of a divine multitude
Out of the paths of the morning star they came
Into the little room of mortal life.
[p. 343]
* * *
“O strong forerunner, I have heard thy cry.
One shall descend and break the iron Law,
Change Nature’s doom by the lone Spirit’s power.
[p. 346]
* * *
His soul drew back into the speed and noise
Of the vast business of created things.
[p. 347]

End of Book 3 Canto 4

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