The heart and being of Aswapati has now become the Divine Mother’s temple and abode upon earth. It is from here that he now sends his ardent prayer to Her, his prayer seeking for a bridge between life here and the true and wonderful life he has just glimpsed.
Yearning from longing depths
In the luminous stillness of its mute appeal
It looked up to the heights it could not see;
It yearned from the longing depths it could not leave.
Luminously and still his heart looked up to the heights it could not see. It yearned from the longing depths it could not leave.
In the centre of his vast and fateful trance
Half-way between his free and fallen selves,
Interceding twixt God’s day and the mortal’s night,
Accepting worship as its single law,
Accepting bliss as the sole cause of things,
Refusing the austere joy which none can share,
Refusing the calm that lives for calm alone,
To her it turned for whom it willed to be.
In the centre of his trance carrying the whole cosmos and the creation within, burdened with Fate, half-way between earth and the Truth world, it interceded between the shadowless Supreme Light above and the darkness here below in our mortal world. Absorbed in worship and accepting bliss as the origin and cause of everything it refused the austere joy that none can share. It refused the calm that lives for calm alone. He turned towards Her for whom it willed to be. To manifest Her Will upon earth became henceforth his constant aspiration and prayer
Single untrembling ray
In the passion of its solitary dream
It lay like a closed soundless oratory
Where sleeps a consecrated argent floor
Lit by a single and untrembling ray
And an invisible Presence kneels in prayer.
His heart stilled with an excess of passion for its unshared solitary dream lay hushed like a closed soundless space of worship built upon the altar of his spiritual consciousness consecrated and lit by a single untrembling ray, the psychic flame, one-pointed and immaculate. His entire being knelt in prayer before this Invisible Presence.
On some deep breast of liberating peace
All else was satisfied with quietude;
This only knew there was a truth beyond.
On some deep breast of liberating peace and quietude, it sat in a state of perfect humility knowing only that there was a truth beyond. This is the state of Aswapati who is filled with the Peace that liberates. It is the Peace of the Lord that comes by the touch of the Divine Mother. It is a state of supreme contentment that comes by knowing that there is indeed a truth beyond.
Fiery point that called
All other parts were dumb in centred sleep
Consenting to the slow deliberate Power
Which tolerates the world’s error and its grief,
Consenting to the cosmic long delay,
Timelessly waiting through the patient years
Her coming they had asked for earth and men;
This was the fiery point that called her now.
All other parts were gathered in centered sleep consenting and surrendered to the slow deliberate Power that accepts the world’s grief and error, consenting to the cosmic long delay. Timelessly waiting through the patient years for Her coming to redeem earth and man, it is this fiery point which his heart had become that called Her now. It is also a state of utter surrender that accepts the slow process of change and tolerates the world’s error and grief if only to redeem it by Her transmuting Touch. His heart had become the center of his flaming aspiration to bring Her down to earth and men.
Extinction could not quench
Extinction could not quench that lonely fire;
Its seeing filled the blank of mind and will;
Thought dead, its changeless force abode and grew.
That lonely fire burning straight and upwards could not be quenched even where all is consumed and extinguished in the parent Sun. Its seeing filled the still silence of his mind and will. His thought had already been completely stilled in silence became an abode of Her immutable Force and grew in Truth by that Touch. Even though all is in this deep peace and quietude, nothing could quench his lonely aspiration to help earth and mankind find its true goal and arrive at it. This fire grew into a tremendous force that filled all the spaces that were cleansed by this liberating Peace.
Intuition of a bliss
Armed with the intuition of a bliss
To which some moved tranquillity was the key,
It persevered through life’s huge emptiness
Amid the blank denials of the world.
This Peace was one with the intuition of a bliss which could only be discovered by a dynamic tranquility. This Peace was the sign of the Lord’s Presence while the Bliss was the sign of the Divine Mother’s dynamic Force. Even if the world were to deny and refuse still It would work and achieve and conquer and fulfil the Divine Will embedded in creation.
It sent its voiceless prayer to the Unknown;
It listened for the footsteps of its hopes
Returning through the void immensities,
It waited for the fiat of the Word
That comes through the still self from the Supreme.
It sent its voiceless prayer to the Unknown and waited for the supreme word of hope that comes through the still self from the Supreme.
This is a perfect description of a heart, surrendered and hushed and passionate and one-pointed in aspiration that has become a marvellous temple of the Divine Mother.
Closing Remarks for the Canto
This wonderful Canto gives us a glimpse into the New Creation that Aswapati now seeks to bring down and establish here upon earth. This is the true hope for humanity to establish a divine life here upon earth.