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quote:"Savitri", the poem, the word of Sri Aurobindo is the cosmic Answer to the cosmic Question. And Savitri, the person, the Godhead, the Divine Woman is the Divine's response to the human aspiration.


SAVITRI - THE BOOK
- TABLE OF CONTENTS
- EXTENDED TOC
- AUTHORS NOTE
- OBSTACLES TO READING
- SUPPLEMENTARY PRACTICES

SAVITRI - THE GODDESS
- IMGS
- DESCRIPTIONS
- HELP
- PRAYERS
- DIALOGUES
- JAPA

INTENTIONS
CONDITIONS
DIFFICULTIES
QUESTIONS
EXPERIMENTS
TODO
NOTES
QUOTES
SONG
CENTO

SEE ALSO
FOOTER






SAVITRI THE BOOK

TABLE OF CONTENTS


00.01 - The Mother on Savitri

THE BOOK OF BEGINNINGS
01.01 - The Symbol Dawn
01.02 - The Issue
01.03 - The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release
01.04 - The Secret Knowledge
01.05 - The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Spirits Freedom and Greatness

THE BOOK OF THE TRAVELLER OF THE WORLDS
02.01 - The World-Stair
02.02 - The Kingdom of Subtle Matter
02.03 - The Glory and the Fall of Life
02.04 - The Kingdoms of the Little Life
02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life
02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life
02.07 - The Descent into Night
02.08 - The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness
02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods
02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind
02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind
02.12 - The Heavens of the Ideal
02.13 - In the Self of Mind
02.14 - The World-Soul
02.15 - The Kingdoms of the Greater Knowledge

THE BOOK OF THE DIVINE MOTHER
03.01 - The Pursuit of the Unknowable
03.02 - The Adoration of the Divine Mother
03.03 - The House of the Spirit and the New Creation
03.04 - The Vision and the Boon

THE BOOK OF BIRTH AND QUEST
04.01 - The Birth and Childhood of the Flame
04.02 - The Growth of the Flame
04.03 - The Call to the Quest
04.04 - The Quest

THE BOOK OF LOVE
05.01 - The Destined Meeting-Place
05.02 - Satyavan
05.03 - Satyavan and Savitri

THE BOOK OF FATE
06.01 - The Word of Fate
06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain

THE BOOK OF YOGA
07.01 - The Joy of Union; the Ordeal of the Foreknowledge
07.02 - The Parable of the Search for the Soul
07.03 - The Entry into the Inner Countries
07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces
07.05 - The Finding of the Soul
07.06 - Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute
07.07 - The Discovery of the Cosmic Spirit and the Cosmic Consciousness

THE BOOK OF DEATH
08.03 - Death in the Forest

THE BOOK OF ETERNAL NIGHT
09.01 - Towards the Black Void
09.02 - The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness

THE BOOK OF THE DOUBLE TWILIGHT
10.01 - The Dream Twilight of the Ideal
10.02 - The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal
10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death
10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real

THE BOOK OF EVERLASTING DAY - THE ETERNAL DAY
11.01 - The Eternal Day The Souls Choice and the Supreme Consummation

EPILOGUE
12.01 - The Return to Earth

AUTHORS NOTE


AUTHOR'S NOTE ::: The tale of Satyavan and Savitri is recited in the Mahabharata as a story of conjugal love conquering death. But this legend is, as shown by many features of the human tale, one of the many symbolic myths of the Vedic cycle. Satyavan is the soul carrying the divine truth of being within itself but descended into the grip of death and ignorance; Savitri is the Divine Word, daughter of the Sun, goddess of the supreme Truth who comes down and is born to save; Aswapati, the Lord of the Horse, her human father, is the Lord of Tapasya, the concentrated energy of spiritual endeavour that helps us to rise from the mortal to the immortal planes; Dyumatsena, Lord of the Shining Hosts, father of Satyavan, is the Divine Mind here fallen blind, losing its celestial kingdom of vision, and through that loss its kingdom of glory. Still this is not a mere allegory, the characters are not personified qualities, but incarnations or emanations of living and conscious Forces with whom we can enter into concrete touch and they take human bodies in order to help man and show him the way from his mortal state to a divine consciousness and immortal life. - Sri Aurobindo

first lines:
  It was the hour before the Gods awake.
  Across the path of the divine Event
  The huge foreboding mind of Night, alone
  In her unlit temple of eternity,
  Lay stretched immobile upon Silence marge.

Desc GR ::: In this epic spiritual poem, Sri Aurobindo reveals his vision of mankind's destiny within the universal evolution. He sets forth the optimistic view that life on earth has a purpose, and he places our travail within the context of this purpose: to participate in the evolution of consciousness that represents the secret thread behind life on Earth.

Desc Wiki ::: Savitri: A Legend and a Symbol is an epic poem in blank verse by Sri Aurobindo, based upon the theology from the Mahabharata. Its central theme revolves around the transcendence of man as the consummation of terrestrial evolution, and the emergence of an immortal supramental gnostic race upon earth.


EXTENDED TOC



--- BOOK ONE
01.02 - The Issue
15 - A priestess of immaculate ecstasies ...
Or golden temple-door to things beyond. ...
Her look, her smile awoke celestial sense

--- BOOK TWO - THE BOOK OF THE TRAVELLER OF THE WORLDS
02.01 - The World-Stair
  97 - The Idea self-luminous key to all ideas
  97 - The absolute index to the Absolute.
98 - A hundred levels raised it to the Unknown.
  98 - As climbs a storeyed temple-tower to heaven
     Built by the aspiring soul of man to live
     Near to his dream of the Invisable
     Infinity calls to it as it dreams and climbs;
  99 - Our life is a holocaust to the Supreme.
  100 - A cube and union-crystal of the gods;
  102 - But still the invisible Magnet drew his soul.

02.02 - The Kingdom of Subtle Matter
105 - In that magic kingdom of ideal sight
105 - Convincing the abyss by heavenly form,

02.03 - The Glory and the Fall of Life
121 - Its breath of power controls her restless seas
122 - All laughed in a safe immortality
125 - An immortal moth in a happy and endless fire,
130 - Here too the gracious great-winged Angel poured
   Her splendour and her swiftness and her bliss,
   Hoping to fill a fair new world with joy.
   As comes a goddess to a mortal's breast
   And fills his days with her celestial clasp,

02.04 - The Kingdoms of the Little Life
133 - And sorrow is his nurse of destiny
133 - He has exhausted now life's surface acts,
   His being's hidden realms remain to explore.
134 - Her greatest progress is a deepened need.
135 - In this slow ascension he must follow her pace
141 - A Wisdom that prepares its far-off ends
   Planned so to start her slow aeonic game.
146 - Still nothing was achieved but to begin,

02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life
151 - Protected by Ignorance as in a shell.
154 - A slowly changing order binds our will.
   This is our doom until our souls are free.
155 - Unfelt was the Bliss whose rapture dreamed the worlds.
157 - A godhead woke but lay with dreaming limbs;
158 - She looked upon the world that she had made:
160 - Imagined citadels reared in mythic air
161 - But all its means come from the Inconscient's store.
164 - His little hour is spent in little things.
169 - There are muffled throbs of laughter's undertones,
169 - An Infant playing in the magic woods,
169 - Awaits the hour when we shall turn to his call.
169 - A soul that is a spark of God survives
169 - And kindles a fire that makes us half-divine.
170 - Each part in us desires its absolute.
170 - And since from a veiled God-joy the worlds were made
   And since eternal Beauty asks for form
171 - Released from the black magic of the Night
172 - Make the abysm a road for Heaven's descent,
172 - His only sunlight was his spirit's flame.

02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life
173 - And crying for a direction in the void
173 - After denial dawned a dubious hope
175 - First came the kingdom of the morning star:
175 - Some face of deathless beauty could be caught
   That gave immortality to a moment's joy
   Some word that could incarnate highest Truth
176 - All that we seek for is prefigured there
177 - A caravan of the inexhaustible
177 - To heal awhile the wound of severance,
177 - This is her secret and impossible task
   To catch the boundless in a net of birth
   To cast the spirit into physical form,
   To lend speech and thought to the Ineffable;
   She is pushed to reveal the ever Unmanifest.
178 - And yet she cannot choose but labours on;
181 - She labours to replace by realised dreams
   The memory of her lost eternity.
181 - Yet when he is most near, she feels him far
184 - This was transition-line and starting-point,
   A first immigration into heavenliness,
186 - On inner values hangs the outer plan.
188 - Ever she circled towards some far-off Light:
189 - Ever he met key-words, ignorant of their key.
195 - Her depths remember what she came to do,
197 - A secret Will compels us to endure.

02.07 - The Descent into Night
203 - But none could know the reason of his fall.
207 - And, when arose the warning from within,
210 - Here must the traveller of the upward Way -
   For daring Hell's kingdoms winds the heavenly route -
   Pause or pass slowly through that perilous space,
   A prayer upon his lips and the great Name.
211 - Only were safe who kept God in their hearts:
   Courage their armour, faith their sword, they must walk,
   The hand ready to smite, the eye to scout
219 - He met with his bare spirit naked Hell.

02.08 - The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness
220 - Revealed the endless terrible Inane.
221 - It was the gate of a false Infinite,
224 - And in the cradle slay the divine Child.
227 - None can reach heaven who has not passed through hell.
   This too the traveller of the worlds must dare.
228 - Chanting Te Deums for slaughter's crowning grace,
231 - Knew loss as the price of a celestial gain
   And hell as a short cut to heaven's gates.
   Then in illusion's occult factory
   And in the Inconscient's magic printing-house
   Torn were the formats of the primal Night
232 - As if a magic building were undone,
232 - There poured a wide intimate and blissful Dawn

02.09 - The Paradise of the Life-Gods
234 - As one who sees in the World-Magician's glass
235 - All life's high visions are embodied there,

02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind
242 - This huge invention seen as a universe.
243 - The Golden Child began to think and see.
   In those bright realms are Mind's first forward steps.
245 - First, smallest of the three, but strong of limb,
245 - Absorbed and cabined in external sight,
247 - A fiery spirit came, next of the three.
   A hunchback rider of the red Wild-Ass
248 - Ardent to find, incapable to retain,
249 - Came Reason, the squat godhead artisan,
250 - There the low bent and mighty figure sits
   Bowed under the arc-lamps of her factory home
   Amid the clater and ringing of her tools.
251 - Her gossamer word-webs of abstract thought,
   Her segment systems of the Infinite,
   Her theodicies and cosmogonic charts
   And myths by which she explains the inexplicable.
251 - The vast encyclopedia of her thoughts;
251 - The daedal of her patterned arabesques,
253 - As if she knew not facts are husks of truth,
   The husks she keeps, the kernal throws aside.
254 - It bound to service the unconscious djinns
256 - A sudden turn can come, a road appear.
   A greater Mind may see a greater Truth,
   Or we may find when all the rest has failed
   Hid in ourselves the key of perfect change.
256 - In the bright kingdoms of the rising Sun
257 - For nothing is known while aught remains concealed;
   The Truth is known only when all is seen.
257 - One day the Face must burn out through the mask.
   Our ignorance is Wisdom's chrystalis,
259 - Archangel of a white transcending realm,

2.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind
260 - On peaks imagination cannot tread,
261 - In regions of illumined certitude.
263 - His privilege regained of shadowless sight
264 - In gleaming clarities of amethyst air
   The chainless and omnipotent Spirit of Mind
   Brooded on the blue lotus of the Idea.
   A gold supernal sun of timeless Truth
   Through a silence quivering with the word of Light
   On an endless ocean of discovery.
264 - A triple realm of ordered thought came first,
265 - Afar they seemed a symbol imagery,
265 - But, nearer, Gods and living Presences.
268 - Above stood ranked a subtle archangel race
269 - Copies they made of all her guarded plans,
271 - In a sublimer and more daring soar
   To the wide summit of the triple stairs
   Bare steps climbed up like flaming rocks of gold
   Burning their way to a pure absolute sky.
   August and few the sovereign Kings of Thought
   Have made of Space their wide all-seeing gaze
   Surveying the enormous work of Time:
272 - When naked of ego and mind it hears the Voice;
274 - Her godhead servitor to a crowned Idea,
275 - And drew to her bosom one glorified human head:
275 - Her greatness she has suffered to be pressed
   Into the little cabin of the Idea
276 - The whole world lives in a lonely ray of her sun.
276 - A thousand icons they have made of her
   And find her in the idols they adore;
   But she remains herself and infinite.

02.12 - The Heavens of the Ideal
277 - Always the Ideal beckoned from afar.
278 - Then by a touch, a presence or a voice
   The world is turned into a temple ground
   And all discloses the unknown Beloved.
   In an outburst of heavenly joy and ease
   Life yields to the divinity within
278 - A sudden mystery of secret Grace
279 - Time's sun-flowers' gaze at gold Eternity:
   There are the imperishable beatitudes.
   A million lotuses swaying on one stem,
   World after coloured and ecstatic world
   Climbs towards some far unseen epiphany
280 - They point above themselves with index peaks
   Through a pale-sapphire ether of god-mind
   Towards some gold Infinite's apocalypse
281 - His energy stumbles towards a deathless Force.
281 - United all knowledge by one master thought,
   Persuaded all action to one golden sense,
   All powers subjected to a single power
281 - They offered to the Traveller at their gates.
   A quenchless flame or an unfading flower,
   Emblem of a high kingdom's privilege.
   A glorious shining Angel of the Way
   Presented to the seeking of the soul
281 - Perfection's key, passport to Paradise.
282 - Onward he passed to a diviner sphere:
   There, joined in a common greatness, light and bliss,
   All high and beautiful and desirable powers
   Forgetting their difference and their separate reign
   Become a single multitudinous whole.
   Above the parting of the roads of Time,
   Above the Silence and its thousandfold Word,
   In the immutable and inviolate Truth
   For ever united and inseparable,
   The radiant children of Eternity twell
   On the wide spirit height where all are one.

02.13 - In the Self of Mind

02.14 - The World-Soul
289 - Feels now the closenss of a waiting love,
291 - A single Person who was himself and all
291 - A measureless and secure eternity
   Of truth and beauty and good and joy made one.
   Here was the welling core of finite life;
   A formless spirit became the soul of form.
291 - All there was soul or made of sheer soul-stuff;
   A sky of soul covered a deep soul-ground
293 - All objects were like bodies of the Gods,
294 - Here was the fashioning chamber of the worlds.
295 - Under the watchful eyes of nameless Gods,

02.15 - The Kingdoms of the Greater Knowledge
298 - Here closed the finite's crawl to the Infinite.
   A thousand roads leaped into Eternity
   Or singing ran to meet God's veilless face
   The Known released him from its limiting chain;
   He knocked at the doors of the Unknowable.
299 - And the key to the wonder-book of common things.
299 - The enchantments that uphold the cosmic web
299 - He rode the lightning seas of cosmic Mind
300 - Above him he saw the flaming Hierarchies
   The wings that fold around created Space,
   The sun-eyed Guardians and the golden Sphinx
   And the tiered planes and the immutable Lords
300 - Ablazed the triple heavens revealed their suns,

--- BOOK THREE - BOOK OF THE DIVINE MOTHER
03.01 - The Pursuit of the Unknowable
305 - Hidden by its own works, it seemed far-off,
305 - A cave of darkness guards the eternal Light.
306 - It made and blotted out a million worlds
306 - He stood compelled to a tremendous choice.
   All he had been and all towards which he grew
   Must now be left behind or else transform

03.02 - The Adoration of the Divine Mother
310 -

03.03 - The House of Spirit and the New Creation
317

03.04 - The Vision and the Boon
335 - "O Sun of Strength, who climbst creation's peaks,
342 - A golden vessel of the incarnate Truth,
343 - The unfolding Image showed the things to come.
345 - O Wisdom-Splendour, Mother of the universe,
   Creatrix, Eternal's artist Bride,
   Linger not long with thy transmuting hand
   Pressed vainly on one golden bar of Time,
345 - And with one gesture change all future time.
   Let a great word be spoken from the heights
   And one great act unlock the doors of Fate."
345 - His prayer sank down in the resisting Night
346 - "O strong forerunner, I have heard thy cry
346 - Beauty shall walk celestial on the earth,
346 - A branch of heaven transplant to human soil;

--- BOOK FOUR - THE BOOK OF BIRTH AND QUEST
04.01 - The Birth and Childhood of the Flame
352 - He made joy a willing prioner in her breast.
352 - A godlike packed intensity of sense
   Made it a passionate pleasure even to breath;
354 - She keeps her will that hopes to divinise clay;
354 - Always she drives the soul to new attempt,
   Always her magical infinitude
   Forces to aspire the inert brute elementsl
   As one who has all infinity to waste,
355 - Lost in the emerald glory of the woods
356 - And marvel-mooned bright crowding fantasies
   Fed with spiritual sustenance of dreams
   The ideal goddess in her house of gold
356 - An invisible sunlight ran within her veins
   And flooded her brain with heavenly brilliances
357 - Nearer the godhead to the surface pressed,
   A sun replacing childhood's nebula
358 - Many high gods dwelt in one beautiful home;
   Yet was her nature's orb a perfect whole,
358 - An image made of heaven's transparent light.
   Its charm recalled things seen in vision's hours,
   A golden bridge spanning a faery flood,
   A moon-touched palm-tree single by a lake
   Companion of the wide and glimmering peace,
   A murmur as of leaves in Paradise
   Moving when feet of the Immortals pass,
   A fiery halo over sleeping hills,
   A strange and starry head alone in Night.

04.02 - The Growth of the Flame
359 - A brooding world of reverie and trance,
   Filled with the mightiest works of God and man,
   Where Nature seemed a dream of the Divine
   And beauty and grace and gradeur had their home,
   Harboured the childhood of the incarnate Flame.
   Over her watched millennial influences
   And the deep godheads of a grandoise past
   Looked on her and saw the future's godheads come
   As if this magnet drew their powers unseen.
360 - There Wisdom sits on her eternal throne.
   All her life's turns led her to symbol doors
360 - Aware of the marvel of created things
   She laid the secrecies of her heart's deep muse
   Upon the altar of the Wonderful;
   Her hours were a ritual in a timeless fane;
   Her acts became gestures of sacrifice.
   Invested with a rhythm of higher spheres
363 - To see her was a summons to adore,
364 - Her heart's inexhaustible sweetness lured their hearts,
364 - Answering with the flower's answer to the sun
364 - She held their hands, she chose for them their paths:
   They were moved by her towards great unknown things,
   Faith drew them and the joy to feel themselves hers;
   They lived in her, they saw the world with her eyes.
   Some turned to her against their nature's bent;
   Divided between wonder and revolt,
   Drawn by her charm and mastered by her will,
365 - Hugging the bonds close of which they most complained,
365 - Her glory and grace that had enslaved their souls.
366 - It knows but turns away from divine Light
   Preferring the dark ignorance of the fall.
366 - Some near approached, were touched, caught fire, then failed,
367 - Yet something deeply stirred and dimly knew;
   There was a movement and a passionate call,
   A rainbow dream, a hope of golden change;
367 - No eyes demanded her replying eyes.
368 - All worshipped marvellingly, none dared to claim.
   Her mind sat high pouring its golden beams,
   Her heart was a crowded temple of delight,
   A single lamp lit in perfection's house,
   A bright pure image in a priestless shrine,

04.03 - The Call to the Quest
370 - "O Force-compelled, Fate-driven earth-born race,
370 - Not for vain repetition were you built;
370 - Your actions can be swift revealing steps,
   Your life a changeful mould for growing gods.
   A Seer, a strong Creator, is within,
   The immaculate Grandeur broods upon your days,
371 - A specious Idol fills the marvel shrine
372 - The Voice withdrew into its hidden skies.
   But like a shining answer from the gods
   Approached through sun-bright spaces Savitri,
   Advancing amid tall heaven-pillaring trees,
   Apparelled in her flickering-coloured robe
   She seemed, burning towards the eternal realms,
372 - There came the gift of a revealing hour;
372 - New-found through an arch of clear discovery,
372 - This breathing Scripture of the Eternal's joy.
373 - A godhead sculptured on a wall of thought,
   Mirrored in the flowing hours and dimly shrined
   In Matter as in a cathedral cave.
375 - Face the high gods, crowned with felicity,
   Then meet a greater god, thy self beyond Time."
   This word was seed of all the thing to be:
   A hand from some Greatness opened her heart's locked doors
   And showed the work for which her strength was born.
   As when the mantra sinks in Yoga's ear,
375 - And, musing on the index thought it holds,
376 - The palace woke to its own emptiness;
376 - Delight had fled to search the spacious world.

04.04 - The Quest
377 - The world-ways opened before Savitri.
   At first a strangeness of new brilliant scene
   Peopled her mind and kept her body's gaze.
378 - Watched by a still all-seeing Eye above.
   A prescient architect of Fate and Chance
   Who builds our lives on a foreseen design
   The meaning knows and consequence of each step
378 - All was the working of an ancient plan
379 - Past figured gates and high dream-sculptured fronts
   And gardens hung in the sapphire of the skiesm
   Pillared assembly halls with armoured guards,
   Small fanes where one calm Image watched man's life
382 - Achieved was the wide untroubled witness gaze,
   Unsealed was Nature's great spiritual eye;
   To the height of heights rose now their daily climb:
382 - Above them blazed eternity's mystic suns.
   On concentration's luminous voiceless peaks,
   Content in Him who smiles behind earth's forms,
   Abode ungrieved by the insistent days.
383 - To where Mind motionless sleeps waiting Light's birth,
   And came back quivering with a nameless Force,
   Drunk with a wine of lightning in their cells;
   Intuitive knowledge leaping into speech,
   Seized, vibrant, kindling with the inspired word,
   Hearing the subtle voice that clothes the heavens,
   Carrying the splendour that has lit the suns,
   They sang Infinity's names and deathless powers
   In metres that reflect the moving worlds,
384 - As floats a sunbeam through a shady place,
   The golden virgin in her varven var
   Came gliding among meditation's seats.

--- BOOK FIVE - THE BOOK OF LOVE
05.01 - The Destined Meeting-Place
389 - And nothing happens in the cosmic play
   But at its time and in its foreseen place.

05.02 - Satyavan
394 - He laid experience at the Godhead's feet;
396 - The haunting miracle of a perfect face.
397 - He is still the godhead by which all can change.

05.03 - Satyavan and Savitri
400 - "O Thou who com'st to me out of Time's silences,
406 - But thou hast come and all will surely change:
   I shall feel the World-Mother in thy golden limbs
   And hear her wisdom in thy sacred voice.
   The child of the Void shall be reborn in God,
406 - "O Golden princess, perfect Savitri
407 - Its glimmerings lighted with the abstract word
   A half-visible ground and travelling yard by yard
   It mapped a system of the Self and God.

--- BOOK SIX - THE BOOK OF FATE
6.01 -
414

--- BOOK SEVEN - The Book of Yoga: - (7)
7.01 - The Joy of Union; the Ordeal of the Foreknowledge of Death and the Heart's Grief and Pain
7.02 - The Parable of the Search for the Soul

7.03 - The Entry into the Inner Countries
491 - And fixed her thought upon the saviour Name;
499-502 - a quiet country of fixed mind,
501 - O happy company of luminous gods,

7.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces
503 - The Mother of the seven sorrows
504 - "I am the Man of Sorrows, I am he Who is nailed on the wide cross of the universe;
506 - "Madonna of suffering, Mother of grief divine,
508 - The Mother of Might
513 - "Madonna of might, Mother of works and force,
514 - A Woman sat in clear and crystal light:
518 - I am the all-discovering Thought of man.
520 - "Madonna of light, Mother of joy and peace,
7.05 - The Finding of the Soul
7.06 - Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute

--- BOOK TEN
10.4 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real
656 - "O Death, thou too art God and yet not He
665 - "I hail thee, almighty and victorious Death,
683 - "O human image of the deathless word,
692 - "In vain, thou temptst with solitary bliss
693 - "O living power of the incarnate Word,
696 - "Choose, spirit, thy supreme choice not given again;
696 - "Thy peace, O Lord, a boon within to keep

OBSTACLES TO READING


--- CONCEPTION
2020-07-19
This section was created after I have been sleeping alot, and while reading Savitri everyday it has been in hyper small portions. And I though I should clean my room, because that seemed like an obstacle to reading Savitri. And the reason why is because the right side of my desk has clutter on it, and that desk is dedicated to God, so if I am willing to clutter things ontop of God, then I obviously have clearing to do.

--- NOTES
I am trying to figure out why I have stopped reading Savitri all day.

--- POTENTIALS
- cleanliness of room
- poor diet
- desire binging
- assimilation / fear
- descent or clouding of the soul, or of whatever was the driving force

--- FOOTER
see also ::: Savitri (supplementary practices), Savitri (help),

SUPPLEMENTARY PRACTICES


--- NOTES
this merged page was surprisingly empty. At the least it is like that Japa, Meditation, Prayer and Writing can supplement reading and study.

other readings too could be of aid, as could any practices or higher experiences likely. Along with especially the collected works of both Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, his text on the Vedas seems to be very related. I think it helped open the doors for Savitri to some degree.
Hymns to the Mystic Fire



SAVITRI THE GODDESS

IMGS




DESCRIPTIONS


But like a shining answer from the gods
Approached through sun-bright spaces Savitri.

Heaven had unveiled its lustre in her eyes,
Her feet were moonbeams, her face was a bright sun,
Her smile could persuade a dead lacerated heart
To live again and feel the hands of calm.

This breathing Scripture of the Eternal's joy,

A priestess of immaculate ecstasies

Her look, her smile awoke celestial sense

Love in her was wider than the universe,
The whole world could take refuge in her single heart.

Scattered on sealed depths, her luminous smile
Kindled to fire the silence of the worlds.

This is sure that he and she are one;
Even when he sleeps, he keeps her on his breast:

All Nature dumbly calls to her alone
To heal with her feet the aching throb of life
And break the seals on the dim soul of man
And kindle her fire in the closed heart of things.

Ambassadress twixt eternity and change,
The omniscient Goddess leaned across the breadths
That wrap the fated journeyings of the stars
And saw the spaces ready for her feet.

She held their hands, she chose for them their paths:

The luminous heart of the Unknown is she,
A power of silence in the depths of God;

All she can do is marvellous in his sight:
He revels in her, a swimmer in her sea,

She puts forth a small portion of herself,
A being no bigger than the thumb of man
Into a hidden region of the heart

Into thoughts narrow limits she has come;
Her greatness she has suffered to be pressed
Into the little cabin of the Idea,
The closed room of a lonely thinkers grasp:

The many-toned melody
Tirelessly throbbing through the rapturous air
Caught in the song that sways the Apsaras limbs
When she floats gleaming like a cloud of light,
A wave of joy on heavens moonstone floor.

She knew herself the Beloved of the Supreme:
These Gods and Goddesses were he and she:
The Mother was she of Beauty and Delight,
The Word in Brahmas vast creating clasp,
The World-Puissance on almighty Shivas lap,

Above them all she stands supporting all,
The sole omnipotent Goddess ever-veiled
Of whom the world is the inscrutable mask;
The ages are the footfalls of her tread,
Their happenings the figure of her thoughts,
And all creation is her endless act.

HELP


--- CONCEPTION
2020-07-19
- This page was created when I have fluctuated back from near always to a near minimum everyday.
- Where unlike obstacles, this note is aimed at trying to garder aid from either myself or from within or above.
- At its lowest it is the next step of obstacles, the attempt to clear them.
- At its highest it is perhaps a series of prayers


--- FOOTER
see also ::: Savitri obstacles to reading,

PRAYERS



DIALOGUES


--- CONCEPTION
So this entry was created because I have been awake for 2.5+ hours and have almost done everything wrong, I have went to buy smokes, bought and ate chocolate, pop, had 2 smokes back to back. Masturbated and now am having a coffee, but with half the coffee done I am still so tired and dont have the juice or will to read Savitri. I can try a prayer but I wanted to try this as it may do the trick. Praise be to She for suggesting.
- Note also "S:" here is a seeming amalgam of Savitri, Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, but I will also use any other wisdoms. But since I am in a low state I will unlikely be tapping into true Savitri, but only my refracted imaginations. Still it may bring relation, thus Light, thus actuality.

--- THE DIALOGUES
J: Oh God.. Dearest Savitri are thou there? Would thou be willing to come to my aid?
S: My child, I am always there for all who need.

J: Sweet Savitri, I am in darkness. Sapped of strength, and will, perhaps enemies assail me from all sides. You are my Armor and Sword, but I am not strong enough to equip them. What should I do?
S: You should not have let them into your keep. Take not off your armor each day, sleep with it equipped. When a voice calls you to evil, cry my name instantly, not after you let it have its way with you. You talk with me now, with me beside you, but you will not grant me the full entry you have granted them? If you reject their false treasures and evacuate them you will reform a space for me in you. When there is not so much refuge burying the flame, it will burn again. Pray, aspire, reject and wait. I will return to you when you let me. This is all the cost of your lack of consecration.

J: I am tempted to smoke weed, in hopes of your return. I feel it may work.
S: It might, but this will happen again until you reject and fully consecrate, especially masturbation. Though you are destined to walk in the Night and bring the Light there aswell. If you smoke weed to find me that is one thing, but you never need smoke cigarettes and masturbate, that never brings me to you. Ever.

J: What of cigarettes? it seems true it does not bring us closer and may keep us apart on occasion in a brief manner. Can I not both smoke and be with you?
S: Yes, we can still be together if you smoke, but if you wish to move from 1(1) or 2(2), to 3(10), 4(24), 5(48), 6(72), 7(104), 8(121), 9(144), 10(181), 11(241), 12(362), 13(724), from everyday to always then all things that are not offerings to me are rusted chains. Even weed, though you claim that it is to bring you closer, do you ask if it is the offering I desire?

J: I imagine not. I imagine if you wish me to go without below, it is my unwillingness to be there and my desperate attempt to be in the Light. An attempt at deperately clawing down the Light or Force. or if youd have me learn to swim underwater, it is a refusal where I ignore the treasure you sent me for and I instead sit outside your temple in the sun. Not willing to do your work, not in too much shame to enter with the prize you sent me after.


JAPA


--- CONCEPTION
I added Japa because there seems to be major power in recitation. Whether Savitri or another name of God. As it seems to call up all the contradictions. As to call upon Savitri, so as to summon, points to all the things that stop Her from appearing. Similar to the effects of the imagined Presence of God. This relates aswell to the idea that as a kid I was taught God is everpresent, then people say, "oh so he watches you masterbate" but if you actually think God is there, then one cannot masturbate in front of Him. So one has to disbelief to liberate lower actions. To those who say they believe and still act, that seems contradictory since like one doesnt do such things in front of ones parents, how much harder would it be to do in front of something conceived as being infinitely superior.

--- AIM
so the goal of the Japa can be many and it seems to switch between repetitions.
between aspiration, a call to seeing, closeness, bhakti, feeling of presence, protection, purity

--- NOTES

--- QUOTES
Many are the names of God and infinite are the forms through which He may be approached. In whatever name and form you worship Him, through them you will realise Him.
~ Sri Ramakrishna, Sayings of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa,

One attains God through japa. By repeating the name of God secretly and in solitude one receives divine grace. Then comes His vision.
~ Sri Ramakrishna

One should constantly repeat the name of God. The name of God is highly effective in the Kaliyuga. ~ Sri Ramakrishna

Repeating the name of the Beloved
I have become the Beloved myself.
Whom shall I call the Beloved now?
~ Bulleh Shah

After some time, Bhagavan remarked, Mantra japa, after a time, leads to a stage when you become Mantra maya i.e., you become that whose name you have been repeating or chanting.
~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Day By Day

Think of the Divine alone and the Divine will be with you.
~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, The Divine Is with You

Hold on to one thought so that others are expelled.
~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks

D.: how to meditate?
M.: Concentrate on that one whom you like best. If a single thought prevails, all other thoughts are put off and finally eradicated. So long as diversity prevails there are bad thoughts. When the object of love prevails only good thoughts hold the field. Therefore hold on to one thought only. Dhyana is the chief practice.
~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks

One should not use the name of God artificially and superficially without feeling.
To use the name of God one must call upon Him and surrender to Him unreservedly.
After such surrender the name of God is constantly with the man.
~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks

However softly we speak, God is near enough to hear us. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila

You have not even begun to master a mantra until it continues unbroken through sleep. This is much easier than it sounds. ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA, 1.02 - Pranayama, Mantrayoga.php

--- SEE ALSO
Japa, Concentration, consecration, Mantra,



POTENTIAL INTENTIONS


--- POTENTIAL INTENTIONS
As an offering to Sri Aurobindo
for any and all Divine attri butes
for Delight or Ease in the process of reading it (so to help move from everyday to always)
for Delight (for the listening children of the self and world)
for purification
for the strength and will and determination and courage to give up lower movements
To cultivate a constant current of Divine Force that enables reading Savitri at least 24 pages per day if not 50 or 72 or 100.
To find more "dots" and "underlines" (aka to better understand it)
To find Savitri
to find the Mother in the Heart
To find the Soul
to go deeper
To go through looking for most important for MEMcards.
To have more faith in God
to help each part move towards their potential perfection
To increase my love and knowledge of the text, to make each passing read through more delightful.
to Love Savitri more
To move closer to God
to practice the Yoga
to purify the body
to see or hear Savitri



CONDITIONS / REQUIREMENTS


--- CONCEPTION
im sure something of this sort is somewhere but from the remembered idea that reading Savitri in the Game is not always possible. When one is falling it is sometimes lost, but low enough and it gets found again, and whenever above water its status is recalled. Similarly other conditions are required for various relations: At one level it is to be able to recognize it is likely a powerful magic text worth reading for the first time. Otherwise it would seem non sense or fanciful and poor poetry. At another level when one is willing to actually put in the work to try and tackle it. Then slowly as it reveals itself more and more, in neverending degrees of splendor.
- In game the first condition was to be a certain level of perhaps intelligence and wisdom.
- In game if a character reads the book, likely they can only do so for brief periods of time, especially in the beginning. One loses motivation as the early readings are many hidden seeds being planted or watered. But later as more of the book is understood it eventually becomes an unless stream, and can be eaten like sweets. Then,




DIFFICULTIES


--- CONCEPTION
This note was created probably as a result of yesterday being such a tough reading day. Even today I finished 3-4, which is one of the best cantos but it seems if I am reading from a certain level. And so there is a huge difficulty when reading Savitri sometimes depending where my consciousness is resting. Sometimes the book is obviously the best thing and I would get it tattoo'd on my body, other times I dont understand a damn thing and its a struggle and all I can think to do is plant seeds or familiarize myself with it (though at the time I dont even know what I am doing, I am just going through the motions) and such going through the motions or memorization is the lowest form of work and even consider sin by some. But what else is one to do in such states. It will pass, as it always does. But it seems necessary or unavoidable atm that there are these alternations of day and night with the text.
- this note is important to recall the alternations do come and go, so they are not permanent. The Light comes again and it is not in vain. I would also like if I could put perhaps some passages here or something that could bring about the Day again if possible.

--- NOTES
so smoking a spliff and reading 4-2 (aka the content), also having read a short summary, a few lines revealed themselves to me a bit more, and its like "oh yeah cause Savitri is literally a practical manual to Godhood." which is obvious considering it is likely all his greatest works combined and more. And so in this context when Savitri seems invisable, aka hardly no truth is revealed and it is read mechanically and painstakingly then it seems obviously again that losing access to that Grace and being stranded with nothing would be unsurprisingly difficult. But as mentioned above it is worse then that, it feels almost sinful to move across the surface of lines as if the act if the movement was sufficient. And it partially may be but then here we are trying to solve the problem. Because even if the doing What is established it must be done in a proper How, since it is next in line. Do the Thing, and do it Right.

--- THE SOLUTION?
There are a few potential options here. One is sincere prayer, one is sacrifice of lower movement, one could be an hour long meditation, one could be reading very slowly, or contemplating my favorite passages of either Savitri or MEMcards or TSTAR.
- Though the Mother also supposedly said "It does not matter if you understand it, Savitri read it always". This probably doesnt mean it can be read mechanically, she does speak on how to read it, but still when it is not understood it is often hardest to read, though it can become difficult likely for many reasons.

--- AIDS
reading TSOY and so if Savitri seems too far, TSOY is definitely nearer and is more obviously profound, because it is more within range, it speaks to the rim of the mind. Savitri often requires far dives beyond.

--- QUESTIONS
- How would it be for a young Sri Aurobindo or The Mother or Savitri to read and study Savitri?



QUESTIONS


Mother, is it really okay to read Savitri always?
Literally?
or what else do you mean by it?

is what Thou say in Sweet Mother true?

can Savitri solve any problem through reading some 30-50 pages?
or by it answer any question?

what is Savitri?
where is Savitri?
why am I not reading Savitri always?
why does one read Savitri?
why do I forget Savitri's Divine status and splendor?

how_to_read_Savitri?
how_to_read_Savitri_always?

--- POST SAVITRI READ QUESTIONS
"any notable experiences?"
"any particular progress made?"
"anything I should do differently?"
"did I succeed in the intentions?"

--- PRE SAVITIR READ QUESTIONS (between reads)
--- PRE SAVITIR READ QUESTIONS ()

see also ::: Savitri mathematics



POTENTIAL EXPERIMENTS


- read through with various "Savitri (intentions)" held from start to end.

- read through quickly, like a liquid mantra, free from all other thoughts, fully concentrated
- read through slowly,

- read through Outloud
- read through completely sober
- read through in a week
- read through on various drugs

- read at least 1-2 pages per day
- read at least 1 page per hour
- read 1 page before any cigarette, coffee, weed or masturbation
even perhaps before any meal aswell

- read to Who?

- writing / commentary after each canto, or book
- no smoking except between cantos, books or the entire book

- measure how much has been learnt, how much one has changed,
- how much more delight each read is, how much easier each read is
- how many stopping experiences occur
- how much easier it is to pronounce and speak the text, and my jaw pressure



TODO


--- CONCEPTION
I cant recall at this exact moment what I wanted this note for.. I mean as a space yes but I had a instance to record. hmm.

--- TODO
Add Autoquotes listing because of Section or Auto class instance list for Savitri
Add checked definitions to wordlist for while reading Savitri
Add all underlined quotes into its canto section on WL.
- add (fear of)
- (Japa)



NOTES


2020-07-19
I had the thought, yesterday I think, that in a sense, I always exist somewhere in Savitri. No matter my state or current experience, the essence of it, is described in absurdly extensive detail somewhere within the text. And likely, then, also the moment prior, during, and the process of its transmutation. Sometimes when I read it, it feels as if schizophrenia. As if it is not schizophrenia, then mind-shattering, that I am a being who lives and walks around in only a small section of the text. Though that is only my limited perception of myself. Because ultimately, each one is All, and so as Ramana Maharshi states, there is no Guru, there is only the Self. So Sri Aurobindo is the forerunner of the Self. Sometimes too it seems as if I will read Savitri for some time, and when I pick it back up, its exactly where I am. Not changing the page.

2020-04-26
So in summary of re-reading NOTES 1,

it seems a most nobel and worthy challenge / trial / experiment / offering
to go through at least one canto a day of Savitri until the entire text is complete.

Prayer for help seems naturally justifiable.
for sustained aspiration, (to remember the Worthiness of the offering)
for strength to do it in the right spirit,

this entire days note (the experiment / spell) could use its own page..

- One of the benefits of studying Savitri, will be that it should become easier and easier, more and more enjoyable as more is realized. Eventually becoming nothing but a delightful joy.

--- SYNTHESIS TO SAVITRI SWITCH
ill guess the Synthesis is like 10-23%? loved.
Savitri.. maybe 3-12%?. anyways.
so with maybe.. 2-5 read throughs could make a shift of percentage.
if I can get to 33% Savitri love, then I think ill be fairly developed. closer relationship to God I hope.

--- GAIN REMEMBER GOD ALWAYS
hmm.. it depends on my intent while reading it id imagine. If I read it specifically to always remember God, or be with the Divine Presence always.. or the Mother always.. then.. I feel like 3-5 reads could potentially bring forth many particular choices if there was a persistent effort to answer that question or establish some siddhi or realization.

Like, "how to always remember God?", after the first read, thats a substantial effort for a question, and likely many realizations would be had. the second time through, this is like okay you probably are carrying the past realizations and if you are presistent enough to go through it a second time for a singular aim.... im struggling to imagine. but I imagine it would be safe to assume, there would be some progress. by the third.. I wouldnt be surprised if I could remember God.. between 3-33% of the time. now? .5-12%?.. if I could get to remembering God.. 20-50-100% of the time that would be great. like saying 100% would be like the Mother is always there. at in perhaps one of the many goddess forms. imagine. so... by the 5th read.. I imagine 5-66% or something. its kinda ridiculous to guess but it has its own utility aside from the actual estimates, though related in relation-based effects. 5% though.. I mean I could reestimate after each read and maybe its higher.. I put that so low there because unless there is massive change, there are large portions of unregenerated consciousness.

I wouldnt be surprised if reading Savitri 100 times with that intent, could get a 97% remembering rate. with the prayer for 1% more remembering of full memory each time. of course there would also be intensity increase. likelihood of as he says "blazing"? "seasons". certain passages at times could very likely trigger experiences of .. several orders of magnitude of intensity. potentially moments of strong identification with a universe of being.
could there be times when I hate Savitri? maybe there are things that do. and they could come forth.

--- MEMORIZATION, PSYCHIC, THE WORLDS, CONQUER DEATH
also, likely that at the 10-20+ full read time, there would also develop a stronger memory of the text itself. likely especially at the 40+ range. 60-80.. I could probably chain together some nice portions and use lines occasionally to continue on. which means I could potentially travel without external aid through some very very wonderful goodness on demand. likely some very constant presence by now. even at 60.. likely several developed essential siddhi's. also at 60+ being able to do it by recitation, I could zoom through it "faster" (at times). though I wouldnt be surprised if I had certain read throughs take years. simultaneous readings, slow and quick. half day on one other half on other.
even 40 still. 40 is like a good step on the way. a solid solid step. likely the psychic would be developed. even by 20. by 33 likely a completely new extra vista. if not a few.
by 60.. likely some exploration of many of the stairs. by 100.. perhaps most.
to conquer death.. 133-499?

--- SRI AUROBINDO ALWAYS REQUIREMENT GUESSES
how long until one can stay with Sri Aurobindo always? 40-1300? at some point right? one could stay by his side forever? even outside his room. well to do that, one must never leave him. which means never do anything else. the whole nature would need to have had to been divinised. I think. perhaps if even one portion is able to keep his Presence.. Ah. it could be perhaps similar to the time when I am happy to only read Savitri. I literally dont need or care for anything else. It is truly enough. Then I likely could keep it forever. That could be a very reasonable goal, always carry Savitri, which also includes always seeing it as something full of splendor. Then I am surely truly a Magician also. Always splendor for Savitri.. 33-400 reads?
by Magician, that is the Sadhak who carries always the Book of Splendor with him.
if I carry the book with me always.. I could likely travel much of it at will. though there could likely be hidden worlds for hundreds or thousands of years.
how many reads do I think I can get in this lifetime?
Ive had it for.. jeez 4 years. though like to be fair.. it is Savitri. there is still much to read, I also program. but still... AYA! ive like read it .. twice? I mean there are some chapters I have probably gone through.. 5+ times maybe. averaging.. maybe 2.2-2.8?.. this rate obviously wont do. at once every 2 years.. if i lived till 60-90, that would be 15-30 more reads. it would be better to get into the hundreds. a thousand would be like.. some very very high chance of certainty of Divine security
minimum readings? jeez 60-120?

--- TIME STAMPS
DONE its very troubling that readSavitri isnt time stamped thats very essential
DONE or even crontab, timestamp history 6 times per day. or even 24 times per day.
k sweet looks like I got time stamp working. 24x per day is nothing and it will give frame of reference to history
now also time sleeping is obvious since there will be 8-12 hours of only the once per hour readSavitri timestamp
so now that is has the stamp, I will know when I start new cantos cause readSavitri will show up. but it wont say necessarily that it was paused at 8, and resumed at 10, then 700 cantos were done straight etc. if readSavitri logged.. every 50 or something. but actually it wouldnt hurt to log each note time, but not in history.
just prior to mod0 $c 50, it wouldnt hurt to also make a timestamp when a canto is finished. because there is very very likely to be a gap of time between when it finishes and when the next one starts up.. making it the 2 first times needed. mod0 is 3rd.
okay so I have time stamps periodically, (always had on start), now have on finish. just missing mod, but I have some infastructure built a bit.
it also wouldnt hurt if it would estimate how long is remaining on the canto at the currently delay rate, or rate between entries..
maybe ill just go through a canto for now tho. i did good though.
What was I joking about a 3s delay isnt remotely viable. too fast.

2020-02-22
oh it doesnt put start time. since it doesnt log comm and till execution finishes.
also there is some potential
so where was I? I feel like commands moving may have been a bad idea, but at the same time it will be better for backups.
anyways.. today? having coffee. whats worth doing?
I tried focusing on Savitri, but its important I go through SELECTS each day aswell. cause its like a selected microcosm. a tailored infusion.

--- it was that.. there is an appeal to having records in hist form rather that like masslog, but perhaps drawbacks. anyways it wouldnt hurt to also have mem3, give timestamp of start and finish. since its also very important.



QUOTES


--- QUOTES
It does not matter if you do not understand it - Savitri, read it always.

My child, every day you are going to read Savitri

But like a shining answer from the gods
Approached through sun-bright spaces Savitri.

--- THE MOTHER ON SAVITRI
  - I believe that it is his message; all the rest are the preparations, but Savitri is the message.
  - ... My child, yes, everything is there: mysticism, occultism, philosophy, the history of evolution, the history of man, of the gods, of creation, of Nature. How the universe was created, why, for what purpose, what destiny - all is there. You can find all the answers to all your questions there. Everything is explained, even the future of man and of the evolution, all that nobody yet knows. He has described it all in beautiful and clear words so that spiritual adventurers who wish to solve the mysteries of the world may understand it more easily. But this mystery is well hidden behind the words and lines and one must rise to the required level of true consciousness to discover it. All prophesies, all that is going to come is presented with the precise and wonderful clarity. Sri Aurobindo gives you here the key to find the Truth, to discover the Consciousness, to solve the problem of what the universe is. ... He has noted all the stages, ... in order to advance integrally in the integral Yoga. ...

--- QUOTES FROM SAVITRI ON SAVITRI
Her smile could persuade a dead lacerated heart

The Voice withdrew into its hidden skies.
But like a shining answer from the gods
Approached through sun-bright spaces Savitri.
Advancing amid tall heaven-pillaring trees,
Apparelled in her flickering-coloured robe
She seemed, burning towards the eternal realms,
A bright moved torch of incense and of flame
That from the sky-roofed temple-soil of earth
A pilgrim hand lifts in an invisible shrine.
There came the gift of a revealing hour:
He saw through depths that reinterpret all,
Limited not now by the dull body's eyes,
New-found through an arch of clear discovery,
This intimation of the world's delight,
This wonder of the divine Artist's make
Carved like a nectar-cup for thirsty gods,
This breathing Scripture of the Eternal's joy,

As in a mystic and dynamic dance
A priestess of immaculate ecstasies
Inspired and ruled from Truth's revealing vault
Moves in some prophet cavern of the gods
A heart of silence in the hands of joy
Inhabited with rich creative beats
A body like a parable of dawn
That seemed a niche for veiled divinity
Or golden temple-door to things beyond.
Immortal rhythms swayed in her time-born steps;
Her look, her smile awoke celestial sense
Even in earth-stuff, and their intense delight
Poured a supernal beauty on men's lives.
~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue



SONG


--- TODO
add section from Savitri (cento)

--- SONG
Stop Here Now Ye Traveller of the Worlds.
For you have found the Master-Guide.

Who will bring you by the hand, through all the Heavens and Hells and Worlds and Times, beyond All Worlds and Times. She will reveal in all Worlds God.

Ye will be made Perfect in all Parts of thy Nature. Parts Old and New. You will be Equipped for every need for the Great Journey.

She waits beside you, Immortal Golden Body of Unimaginable Splendour,

Her Hand Saves and Restores, Protects and Carries.

Her Legs like Golden Staves that mark each step on The Path.

Her Eyes are Undying Lights illuminating all Darkness, terrifying away all Ignorance and Ill-Will.


SAVITRI CENTO


class:Savitri
class:a case for Savitri
class:favorite
class:project
see also ::: 0.01 - The Mother on Savitri, Savitri (intention), why read Savitri?
see also ::: Savitri (Song)

--- CONCEPTION
the answer to "why Savitri?". the aim of this project is solely to make one want to read Savitri by showing in the least words possible the overwhelming miraculous splendor of Savitri. What it is and what it does. A poem that is a power transformative Light that forces remembrance due to the immense Force of the Truth. No part may deny it.

--- CONCEPTION 2
A second potential Savitri cento, could be one where different centos are made for different people. this thought came to me while reading 69-73, and it speaks by metaphor of Sailing and such. From that I wouldnt mind crafting at some point a reduced cento for SailorMel.

--- CENTO

--- THE MOTHER ON SAVITRI (SORTED BY ALPHA)
- Alone sufficient to climb to the highest peaks.
- Always something becomes clear, something is revealed, something is added.
- Concrete Help to take you to the goal as if by the hand.
- Each step of Yoga is noted here, including the secret of all other Yogas.
- Each verse of Savitri is like a revealed Mantra which surpasses all that man possessed by way of knowledge, and I repeat this, the words are expressed and arranged in such a way that the sonority of the rhythm leads you to the origin of sound, which is OM.
- Every question has its answer therein.
- ... every question, however personal it may be, has its answer here, every difficulty finds its solution herein; indeed there is everything that is necessary for doing the Yoga.
- Everything is explained, even the future of man and of the evolution, all that nobody yet knows.
- For, everything is there, everything.
- For him who wishes to follow this path, it is a concrete help as though the Lord himself were taking you by the hand and leading you to the destined goal.
- He has crammed the whole universe in a single book.
- He has described it all in beautiful and clear words so that spiritual adventurers who wish to solve the mysteries of the world may understand it more easily.
- If it is read with this aspiration for Immortality, the reading itself will serve as a guide to Immortality.
- If truly one knows how to meditate on Savitri, one will receive all the help one needs.
- It is a marvellous work, magnificent and of an incomparable perfection.
- It is the Yoga, Sadhana, Meditation, Tapaysa.
- It is truly the infallible guide who never abandons you; its support is always there for him who wants to follow the path.
- It may then be said that Savitri is a revelation, it is a meditation, it is a quest of the Infinite, the Eternal.
- My child, yes, everything is there: mysticism, occultism, philosophy, the history of evolution, the history of man, of the gods, of creation, of Nature. How the universe was created, why, for what purpose, what destiny - all is there.
- Savitri alone is sufficient to make you climb to the highest peaks.
- Surely, if one sincerely follows what is revealed here in each line one will reach finally the transformation of the Supramental Yoga.
- To read Savitri is indeed to practice Yoga, spiritual concentration; one can find there all that is needed to realise the Divine.
- What He has created is something man cannot imagine.
- You can find all the answers to all your questions there.

--- OTHER NOTES ON SAVITRI

--- TO DO
add convincing to each part. destroy any objections. reveal the unlimited splendor. destroy resistances. relate experiences. reveal in stages? highest to lowest back to highest I think
add exegesis for poem?




SEE ALSO


t_Pass_through_Savitri.php">1st Pass through Savitri
3rd Pass through Savitri
4th Pass through Savitri
5th Pass through Savitri
6th Pass through Savitri
a canto of Savitri a day until completion
a case for Savitri
Acknowledge the Immaculate Splendor of Savitri
apprenticeship in Savitri
everyday you are going to read Savitri
Hearts temple-shrine to Savitri
how to read Savitri?
how to read Savitri always?
It does not matter if you understand it - Savitri, read it always.
Levels of appreciation of Savitri
meditation (Savitri quotes)
Narads Infinite Lexicon of terms for Savitri
On Savitri (book)
read Savitri
Savitri
Savitri (3rd Review)
Savitri (best of)
Savitri bot
Savitri chapters quotes
Savitri (dialogues)
Savitri (exegesis)
Savitri (experiences)
Savitri (extended toc)
Savitri (imgs)
Savitri (many notes by many)
Savitri maths
Savitri (my Integral Yoga)
Savitri (record of Love)
Savitris Tower
Savitri (study guide)
Savitri (supplementary practices)
Savitri (table)
the Temple of Savitri
upon the Mountain-top in the Temple of Light chanting and praying and studying Savitri always the Child-Priest's endless Sacrifice of Love and Knowledge and Bliss
what is Savitri?
where is Savitri?
why am I not reading Savitri always?
why does one read Savitri?
why do I forget Savitri's Divine status and splendor?

Liber Astarte vel Berylli sub figura VI : An instruction in attainment by the method of devotion, or Bhakta-Yogi. Equinox VII, p. 37.




see also ::: why am I not reading Savitri always?, why read Savitri?,
see also ::: how to read Savitri always?, how to read Savitri?,
see also ::: Savitri (notes), Savitri (quotes on), Savitri (index), Savitri (cento), Savitri (intentions)
see also ::: Savitri (Records of Love),

see also ::: a canto of Savitri a day until completion,
see also ::: Savitris Tower, Narads Infinite Lexicon of terms for Savitri, notes on Savitri, On Savitri, read Savitri, the Temple of Savitri,

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OBJECT INSTANCES [2] - TOPICS - AUTHORS - BOOKS - CHAPTERS - CLASSES - SEE ALSO - SIMILAR TITLES

TOPICS
1st_Pass_through_Savitri
2.11_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Greater_Mind_(summary)
3rd_Pass_through_Savitri
4th_Pass_through_Savitri
5th_Pass_through_Savitri
6th_Pass_through_Savitri
a_hundred_levels
everyday_you_are_going_to_read_Savitri
half
Hearts_temple-shrine_to_Savitri
Her_look,_her_smile_awoke_celestial_sense
how_to_read_Savitri
how_to_read_Savitri_always
instant_Savitri
In_the_Joy_of_the_Eternal_sole_and_one.
It_does_not_matter_if_you_understand_it_-_Savitri,_read_it_always.
meditation_(Savitri_quotes)
Savitri_(3rd_Review)
Savitri_(best_of)
Savitri_chapters_quotes
Savitri_(exegesis)
Savitri_(experiences)
Savitri_extended_toc
Savitri_(imgs)
Savitri_(many_notes_by_many)
Savitri_maths
Savitri_(my_Integral_Yoga)
Savitri_(record_of_Love)
Savitri_(table)
The_Book_of_Beginnings
the_riddle_of_Savitri
the_riddle_of_Savitri
the_Traveller_of_the_Worlds
what_is_Savitri
where_is_Savitri
why_am_I_not_reading_Savitri_always
why_does_one_read_Savitri
why_do_I_forget_Savitris_Divine_status_and_splendor
SEE ALSO

0.01_-_The_Mother_on_Savitri
a_canto_of_Savitri_a_day_until_completion
how_to_read_Savitri_always?
how_to_read_Savitri?
Narads_Infinite_Lexicon_of_terms_for_Savitri
notes_on_Savitri
On_Savitri
read_Savitri
Savitri_(cento)
Savitri_(help)
Savitri_(index)
Savitri_(intention)
Savitri_(intentions)
Savitri_mathematics
Savitri_(notes)
Savitri_obstacles_to_reading
Savitri_(quotes_on)
Savitri_(Records_of_Love)
Savitri_(Song)
Savitris_Tower
Savitri_(supplementary_practices)
the_Temple_of_Savitri
why_am_I_not_reading_Savitri_always?
why_read_Savitri?

AUTH

BOOKS
books_(by_alpha)
Infinite_Library
Letters_On_Poetry_And_Art
Life_without_Death
old_bookshelf
On_Savitri_(book)
Questions_And_Answers_1953
Savitri
the_Book
The_Book_of_Miracle
The_Heros_Journey
The_Hero_with_a_Thousand_Faces
The_Secret_Of_The_Veda
the_Stack
Writings_In_Bengali_and_Sanskrit

IN CHAPTERS TITLE
00.01_-_The_Mother_on_Savitri
04.07_-_Readings_in_Savitri
05.03_-_Satyavan_and_Savitri
10.11_-_Savitri
10.24_-_Savitri
1.07_-_Savitri
11.01_-_The_Opening_Scene_of_Savitri
24.02_-_Notes_on_Savitri_I
24.03_-_Notes_on_Savitri_II
24.04_-_Notes_on_Savitri_III

IN CHAPTERS CLASSNAME
00.01_-_The_Mother_on_Savitri
01.01_-_The_Symbol_Dawn
01.02_-_The_Issue
01.03_-_The_Yoga_of_the_King__The_Yoga_of_the_Souls_Release
01.04_-_The_Secret_Knowledge
01.05_-_The_Yoga_of_the_King__The_Yoga_of_the_Spirits_Freedom_and_Greatness
02.01_-_The_World-Stair
02.02_-_The_Kingdom_of_Subtle_Matter
02.03_-_The_Glory_and_the_Fall_of_Life
02.04_-_The_Kingdoms_of_the_Little_Life
02.05_-_The_Godheads_of_the_Little_Life
02.06_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Greater_Life
02.07_-_The_Descent_into_Night
02.08_-_The_World_of_Falsehood,_the_Mother_of_Evil_and_the_Sons_of_Darkness
02.09_-_The_Paradise_of_the_Life-Gods
02.10_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Little_Mind
02.11_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Greater_Mind
02.12_-_The_Heavens_of_the_Ideal
02.13_-_In_the_Self_of_Mind
02.14_-_The_World-Soul
02.15_-_The_Kingdoms_of_the_Greater_Knowledge
03.01_-_The_Pursuit_of_the_Unknowable
03.02_-_The_Adoration_of_the_Divine_Mother
03.03_-_The_House_of_the_Spirit_and_the_New_Creation
03.04_-_The_Vision_and_the_Boon
04.01_-_The_Birth_and_Childhood_of_the_Flame
04.02_-_The_Growth_of_the_Flame
04.03_-_The_Call_to_the_Quest
04.04_-_The_Quest
05.01_-_The_Destined_Meeting-Place
05.02_-_Satyavan
05.03_-_Satyavan_and_Savitri
06.01_-_The_Word_of_Fate
06.02_-_The_Way_of_Fate_and_the_Problem_of_Pain
07.01_-_The_Joy_of_Union;_the_Ordeal_of_the_Foreknowledge
07.02_-_The_Parable_of_the_Search_for_the_Soul
07.03_-_The_Entry_into_the_Inner_Countries
07.04_-_The_Triple_Soul-Forces
07.05_-_The_Finding_of_the_Soul
07.06_-_Nirvana_and_the_Discovery_of_the_All-Negating_Absolute
07.07_-_The_Discovery_of_the_Cosmic_Spirit_and_the_Cosmic_Consciousness
08.03_-_Death_in_the_Forest
09.01_-_Towards_the_Black_Void
09.02_-_The_Journey_in_Eternal_Night_and_the_Voice_of_the_Darkness
10.01_-_The_Dream_Twilight_of_the_Ideal
10.02_-_The_Gospel_of_Death_and_Vanity_of_the_Ideal
10.03_-_The_Debate_of_Love_and_Death
10.04_-_The_Dream_Twilight_of_the_Earthly_Real
11.01_-_The_Eternal_Day__The_Souls_Choice_and_the_Supreme_Consummation
12.01_-_The_Return_to_Earth

IN CHAPTERS TEXT
00.01_-_The_Mother_on_Savitri
0.09_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Teacher
01.01_-_The_Symbol_Dawn
01.02_-_The_Issue
01.03_-_The_Yoga_of_the_King__The_Yoga_of_the_Souls_Release
01.04_-_The_Secret_Knowledge
01.05_-_The_Yoga_of_the_King__The_Yoga_of_the_Spirits_Freedom_and_Greatness
0.10_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Captain
0.11_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0.12_-_Letters_to_a_Student
02.01_-_The_World-Stair
02.02_-_The_Kingdom_of_Subtle_Matter
02.03_-_The_Glory_and_the_Fall_of_Life
02.04_-_The_Kingdoms_of_the_Little_Life
02.04_-_Two_Sonnets_of_Shakespeare
02.05_-_The_Godheads_of_the_Little_Life
02.06_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Greater_Life
02.07_-_The_Descent_into_Night
02.08_-_The_World_of_Falsehood,_the_Mother_of_Evil_and_the_Sons_of_Darkness
02.09_-_The_Paradise_of_the_Life-Gods
02.10_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Little_Mind
02.11_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Greater_Mind
02.12_-_The_Heavens_of_the_Ideal
02.13_-_In_the_Self_of_Mind
02.14_-_The_World-Soul
02.15_-_The_Kingdoms_of_the_Greater_Knowledge
03.01_-_The_Pursuit_of_the_Unknowable
03.02_-_The_Adoration_of_the_Divine_Mother
03.03_-_The_House_of_the_Spirit_and_the_New_Creation
03.04_-_The_Vision_and_the_Boon
04.01_-_The_Birth_and_Childhood_of_the_Flame
04.01_-_The_Divine_Man
04.01_-_The_March_of_Civilisation
04.02_-_The_Growth_of_the_Flame
04.03_-_The_Call_to_the_Quest
04.04_-_The_Quest
04.06_-_To_Be_or_Not_to_Be
04.07_-_Readings_in_Savitri
05.01_-_At_the_Origin_of_Ignorance
05.01_-_The_Destined_Meeting-Place
05.02_-_Satyavan
05.03_-_Satyavan_and_Savitri
06.01_-_The_Word_of_Fate
06.02_-_The_Way_of_Fate_and_the_Problem_of_Pain
06.05_-_The_Story_of_Creation
07.01_-_The_Joy_of_Union;_the_Ordeal_of_the_Foreknowledge
07.02_-_The_Parable_of_the_Search_for_the_Soul
07.03_-_The_Entry_into_the_Inner_Countries
07.04_-_The_Triple_Soul-Forces
07.05_-_The_Finding_of_the_Soul
07.06_-_Nirvana_and_the_Discovery_of_the_All-Negating_Absolute
07.07_-_The_Discovery_of_the_Cosmic_Spirit_and_the_Cosmic_Consciousness
08.03_-_Death_in_the_Forest
09.01_-_Towards_the_Black_Void
09.02_-_The_Journey_in_Eternal_Night_and_the_Voice_of_the_Darkness
10.01_-_The_Dream_Twilight_of_the_Ideal
10.02_-_The_Gospel_of_Death_and_Vanity_of_the_Ideal
10.03_-_The_Debate_of_Love_and_Death
10.04_-_The_Dream_Twilight_of_the_Earthly_Real
10.11_-_Savitri
1.01_-_The_Unexpected
10.23_-_Prayers_and_Meditations_of_the_Mother
1.02.4.2_-_Action_and_the_Divine_Will
10.24_-_Savitri
10.25_-_How_to_Read_Sri_Aurobindo_and_the_Mother
10.29_-_Gods_Debt
1.02_-_Pranayama,_Mantrayoga
1.02_-_The_Development_of_Sri_Aurobindos_Thought
1.02_-_The_Eternal_Law
1.02_-_The_Recovery
10.31_-_The_Mystery_of_The_Five_Senses
10.35_-_The_Moral_and_the_Spiritual
10.37_-_The_Golden_Bridge
1.03_-_Hymns_of_Gritsamada
1.03_-_Preparing_for_the_Miraculous
1.03_-_The_House_Of_The_Lord
1.04_-_The_Divine_Mother_-_This_Is_She
1.04_-_What_Arjuna_Saw_-_the_Dark_Side_of_the_Force
1.05_-_2010_and_1956_-_Doomsday?
1.05_-_Consciousness
1.05_-_War_And_Politics
1.05_-_Work_and_Teaching
1.06_-_Being_Human_and_the_Copernican_Principle
1.07_-_Bridge_across_the_Afterlife
1.07_-_Savitri
1.07_-_The_Psychic_Center
1.08_-_Attendants
1.08_-_Sri_Aurobindos_Descent_into_Death
1.09_-_Sleep_and_Death
1.09_-_Sri_Aurobindo_and_the_Big_Bang
1.09_-_Talks
11.01_-_The_Eternal_Day__The_Souls_Choice_and_the_Supreme_Consummation
11.01_-_The_Opening_Scene_of_Savitri
11.02_-_The_Golden_Life-line
11.04_-_The_Triple_Cord
11.05_-_The_Ladder_of_Unconsciousness
1.10_-_Theodicy_-_Nature_Makes_No_Mistakes
1.10_-_The_Revolutionary_Yogi
1.11_-_Correspondence_and_Interviews
1.11_-_Oneness
1.11_-_The_Kalki_Avatar
1.12_-_God_Departs
1.12_-_The_Herds_of_the_Dawn
1.12_-_The_Superconscient
1.13_-_Conclusion_-_He_is_here
1.13_-_Dawn_and_the_Truth
1.14_-_The_Secret
1.15_-_The_Supramental_Consciousness
1.16_-_Man,_A_Transitional_Being
1.16_-_The_Season_of_Truth
1.17_-_The_Transformation
1.18_-_The_Human_Fathers
12.01_-_The_Return_to_Earth
12.01_-_This_Great_Earth_Our_Mother
12.04_-_Love_and_Death
13.06_-_The_Passing_of_Satyavan
13.07_-_The_Inter-Zone
13.08_-_The_Return
14.01_-_To_Read_Sri_Aurobindo
15.09_-_One_Day_More
1917_03_27p
1953-12-09
1959-11-25
1960-03-03
1960-07-12_-_Mothers_Vision_-_the_Voice,_the_ashram_a_tiny_part_of_myself,_the_Mothers_Force,_sparkling_white_light_compressed_-_enormous_formation_of_negative_vibrations_-_light_in_evil
1960-10-30
1960-11-12
1961-01-12
1961-01-22
1961-01-27
1961-06-06
1961-07-04
1961-07-07
1961-07-15
1961-07-28
1961-09-03
1961-09-23
1962-01-24
1962-01-27
1962-02-03
1962-02-17
1962-06-27
1962-06-30
1962-09-18
1962-10-30
1962-11-23
1962-12-25
1962-12-28
1963-01-30
1963-02-15
1963-02-19
1963-03-06
1963_03_06
1963-03-13
1963-03-23
1963-04-20
1963-05-11
1963-05-15
1963_05_15
1963-05-18
1963-07-10
1963-09-25
1963-09-28
1963-10-16
1963-11-27
1963-12-07_-_supramental_ship
1963-12-31
1964-01-08
1964-02-22
1964-03-18
1964-03-29
1964-09-26
1964-11-14
1965-05-08
1965-05-11
1965-06-12
1965-06-14
1965-07-07
1965-07-14
1965-07-21
1965-07-24
1965-08-07
1965-08-21
1965-09-08
1965-09-25
1965-10-13
1965-11-06
1965-11-30
1965-12-04
1965-12-28
1966-01-19
1966-01-22
1966-01-26
1966-02-11
1966-02-19
1966-02-26
1966-03-26
1966-04-06
1966-04-16
1966-04-27
1966-04-30
1966-05-07
1966-05-14
1966-05-25
1966-06-02
1966-06-25
1966-08-19
1966-11-19
1966-11-26
1966-11-30
1967-01-11
1967-02-21
1967-04-03
1967-05-03
1967-05-24.2_-_Defining_God
1967-06-07
1967-10-25
1968-01-06
1968-01-17
1968-05-04
1968-07-03
1969-04-05
1969-04-12
1969-04-16
1969-05-03
1969-07-26
1969-07-30
1969-08-02
1970-06-03
1970-06-06
1970-06-10
1970-06-20
1970-07-01
1970-07-29
1970-08-01
1970-08-05
1970-10-07
1970-10-14
1970-10-24
1970-10-28
1970-10-31
1970-11-21
1970-11-28
1970-12-02
1971-10-06
1971-12-11
1972-04-08
1973-04-14
1973-05-09
1f.lovecraft_-_Deaf,_Dumb,_and_Blind
1f.lovecraft_-_In_the_Walls_of_Eryx
1f.lovecraft_-_Poetry_and_the_Gods
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Descendant
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Little_Glass_Bottle
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Secret_Cave
1f.lovecraft_-_Till_A_the_Seas
2.01_-_Mandala_One
2.02_-_The_Ishavasyopanishad_with_a_commentary_in_English
2.05_-_On_Poetry
21.01_-_The_Mother_The_Nature_of_Her_Work
21.02_-_Gods_and_Men
2.1.02_-_Love_and_Death
21.03_-_The_Double_Ladder
2.1.5.1_-_Study_of_Works_of_Sri_Aurobindo_and_the_Mother
2.1.7.05_-_On_the_Inspiration_and_Writing_of_the_Poem
2.1.7.06_-_On_the_Characters_of_the_Poem
2.1.7.07_-_On_the_Verse_and_Structure_of_the_Poem
2.1.7.08_-_Comments_on_Specific_Lines_and_Passages_of_the_Poem
2.22_-_Vijnana_or_Gnosis
2.2.3_-_Depression_and_Despondency
2.30_-_2.39_-_THE_MASTER_IN_VARIOUS_MOODS
24.01_-_Narads_Visit_to_King_Aswapathy
24.02_-_Notes_on_Savitri_I
24.03_-_Notes_on_Savitri_II
24.04_-_Notes_on_Savitri_III
24.05_-_Vision_of_Dante
2_-_Other_Hymns_to_Agni
30.05_-_Rhythm_in_Poetry
3.1.01_-_Distinctive_Features_of_the_Integral_Yoga
36.07_-_An_Introduction_To_The_Vedas
37.01_-_Yama_-_Nachiketa_(Katha_Upanishad)
3_-_Commentaries_and_Annotated_Translations
41.03_-_Bengali_Poems_of_Sri_Aurobindo
Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_1
Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_2
the_Castle
the_Eternal_Wisdom
Verses_of_Vemana

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Being
book
cwsa
favorite
God
Goddess
main
map
path
person
poems
project
remember
Savitri
the_Book
SIMILAR TITLES
1st Pass through Savitri
3rd Pass through Savitri
4th Pass through Savitri
5th Pass through Savitri
6th Pass through Savitri
a canto of Savitri a day until completion
a case for Savitri
Acknowledge the Immaculate Splendor of Savitri
apprenticeship in Savitri
everyday you are going to read Savitri
Hearts temple-shrine to Savitri
how to read Savitri
how to read Savitri always
instant Savitri
It does not matter if you understand it - Savitri, read it always.
Levels of appreciation of Savitri
meditation (Savitri quotes)
Narads Infinite Lexicon of terms for Savitri
On Savitri (book)
praying for aid in study of Savitri
read Savitri
Savitri
Savitri (3rd Review)
Savitri (best of)
Savitri bot
Savitri chapters quotes
Savitri (exegesis)
Savitri (experiences)
Savitri extended toc
Savitri (imgs)
Savitri (many notes by many)
Savitri maths
Savitri (my Integral Yoga)
Savitri (record of Love)
Savitris Tower
Savitri (study guide)
Savitri (table)
the riddle of Savitri
the Temple of Savitri
unknown - reading Savitri
upon the Mountain-top in the Temple of Light chanting and praying and studying Savitri always the Child-Priest's endless Sacrifice of Love and Knowledge and Bliss
what is Savitri
where is Savitri
why am I not reading Savitri always
why does one read Savitri
why do I forget Savitris Divine status and splendor
perhaps that is what will happen but the question of this entry also came, because what world am I living in at this moment? or what is my current state of consciousness. Am I absorbed in the Little Life? or Little Mind? in the Darkness? When does Savitri speak of "lost" in what cantos?
related to "why read Savitri" and "Savitri (ode)" but this point is on rather answering Q1 of why remember, particular to bring about a full-remembrance.

DEFINITIONS

Savitri (Savitri2) ::: the Divine Word, daughter of the Sun; goddess of the supreme Truth who comes down and is born to save.

Savitri (Sanskrit) Sāvitrī [from the verbal root sū to pour out, stimulate, set in motion] Vivifier, stimulator; an aspect of the sun deity.

Savitri [Savatri]

savitri ::: “In the Mahabharata, the heroine of the tale of Satyavan and Savitri; . . . . She was the daughter of King Ashwapati, and lover of Satyavan, whom she married although she was warned by Narada that he had only one year to live. On the fatal day, when Yama carried off Satyavan’s spirit, she followed him with unswerving devotion. Ultimately Yama was constrained to restore her husband to life.” *Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works

  Sri Aurobindo: “Savitri is the Divine Word, daughter of the Sun, goddess of the supreme Truth who comes down and is born to save; . . . .” (Author’s note at beginning of Savitri.)

  “Savitri is represented in the poem as an incarnation of the Divine Mother . . . .” Letters on Savitri

The Mother: “Savitri [the poem] is a mantra for the transformation of the world.” Spoken to Udar


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1:Her greatest progress is a deepened need. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, [T5],
2:Missing its aim is all that it can speak ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 1:4, 360,
3:There are muffled throbs of laughter's undertones, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri,
4:He laid experience at the Godhead's feet;
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan,
5:Man lifted up the burden of his fate
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
6:The key to the flaming doors of ecstasy. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
7:Yet when he is most near, she feels him far. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 02.06, [T5],
8:Death is our road to immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
9:Life ran to gaze from every gate of sense: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan,
10:A Godhead stands behind the brute machine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue,
11:All can be done if the god-touch is there
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
12:A look, a turn decides our ill-poised fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan,
13:He sees within the face of deity, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge, [T5],
14:The godhead greater by a human fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
15:A fathomless zero occupied the world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
16:And in her bosom nursed a greater dawn
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Return to Earth,
17:Each dawn opens into a larger Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
18:Our sympathies become our torturers. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
19:Death stays the journeying discoverer, Life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue,
20:Mind flowed unknowing in the sap of life ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair, [T5],
21:Only a little the god-light can stay: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
22:Savitri is a mantra for the transformation of the world.
   ~ The Mother, (to Udar Pinto),
23:The palace woke to its own emptiness;
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Call to the Quest,
24:To know is best, however hard to bear. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
25:Always the Ideal beckoned from afar.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
26:A still identity their way to know, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
27:Each year a mile upon the heavenly Way, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
28:A formless spirit became the soul of form. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Soul,
29:A gate of dreams ajar on mystery’s verge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
30:At play with him as with her child or slave, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
31:Her acts became gestures of sacrifice.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Growth of the Flame,
32:Must fire always test the great of soul? ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
33:My child, every day you are going to read Savitri
   ~ The Mother, Sweet Mother, [T0],
34:A million lotuses swaying on one stem,
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
35:Even fall has its perverted joy ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
36:It does not matter if you do not understand it - Savitri, read it always. ~ The Mother, [T5],
37:Never out of evil one plucked good: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
38:On the bare peak where Self is alone with Nought ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue,
39:Our smallness saves us from the Infinite
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
40:Space is himself and Time is only he. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
41:The gods make use of our forgotten deeds. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
42:A dire duality is our way to be. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
43:Assent to thy high self, create, endure.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
44:Only in human limits man lives safe. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Towards the Black Void,
45:Our error crucifies Reality ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
46:Perhaps the blindness of our will is Fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
47:Swift and easy is the downward path. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
48:Desire, the troubled seed of things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
49:Our life is a paradox with God for key. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
50:Out of the darkness we still grow to light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
51:All, even pain, was the soul’s pleasure here; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair,
52:But still the invisible Magnet drew his soul
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair, [T5],
53:Hard is it to persuade earth-nature’s change; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
54:I am stronger than death and greater than my fate
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
55:Our life is a paradox with God for key.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge, [T5],
56:A dual Nature covered the Unique. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
57:But thou hast come and all will surely change:
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan and Savitri,
58:Convincing the abyss by heavenly form
~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
59:I carry the fire that never can be quenched.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
60:Imagination the free-will of Truth, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
61:Only the Eternal's strength in us can dare
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
62:The laws of the Unknown create the known. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
63:Time's sun-flowers' gaze at gold Eternity:
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
64:A deep surrender is their source of might, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
65:And leaves its huge white stamp upon our lives.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
66:A thinking entity appeared in Space.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
67:Calling the adventure of consciousness and joy
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn, [T5],
68:Each in himself is sole by Nature’s law. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
69:He moves there as the Soul, as Nature she. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
70:Out of the unknown we move to the unknown. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
71:The Bliss that is creation’s splendid grain ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, In the Self of Mind,
72:The zero covers an immortal face.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
73:A faith she craves that can survive defeat, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
74:A god come down and greater by the fall. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
75:And drinks experience like a strengthening wine.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
76:Each part in us desires its absolute.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
77:Our waking thoughts the output of its dreams. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent of Night, [T5],
78:The Enigma’s knot is tied in human kind. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
79:The speech that labels more than it lights; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
80:Almighty powers are shut in Nature’s cells. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Call to the Quest,
81:As if in a struggle of the Void to be.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
82:A struggling ignorance is his wisdom’s mate: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
83:Eternity speaks, none understands its word; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Call to the Quest,
84:He has need of darkness to perceive some light
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
85:Immortality assured itself by death; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
86:Night a process of the eternal light ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
87:Speak not my secret name to hostile Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
88:The body is the chrysalis of a soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
89:What it knew was an image in a broken glass,
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, In the Self of Mind, [T5],
90:A casual passing phrase can change our life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Call to the Quest,
91:A prey to the staring phantoms of the gloom ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
92:His hunger for the eternal thou must nurse
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces, [T5],
93:The child of the Void shall be reborn in God, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan and Savitri,
94:The Wise who know see but one half of Truth, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Call to the Quest,
95:To copy on earth’s copies is his art. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
96:An unseen Presence moulds the oblivious clay.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge, [T5],
97:A saviour gesture stretched her lifted arm, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
98:A subtle link of union joins all life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
99:Infinity wore a boundless zero’s form. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
100:Its signs stare at us like an unknown script,
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge, [T5],
101:Our outward happenings have their seed within, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
102:Plastic and passive to the all-shaping Fire
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
103:Savitri
   the supreme revelation
   of Sri Aurobindo's
   vision.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I,
104:Solitude wrapped him in its voiceless folds. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
105:That Godhead's seed might flower in mindless Space.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
106:A vast surrender was his only strength
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
107:He has need of death to find a greater life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
108:Here was a quiet country of fixed mind
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
109:Once kindled, never can its flamings cease. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
110:The Eternal’s quiet holds the cosmic act: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
111:When all has been explained nothing is known. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
112:By its breath of grace our lives abide. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Pursuit of the Unknowable,
113:Each part in us desires its absolute. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
114:His little hour is spent in little things.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
115:His thought labours, a bullock in Time’s fields; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
116:In Death’s realm repatriate immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
117:Many are God’s forms by which he grows in man; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
118:Peace was a thrilled voluptuous purity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
119:A thinking puppet is the mind of life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
120:A thousand aspects point back to the One. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
121:Hopes that soon fade to drab realities ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
122:Make the abysm a road for Heaven's descent,
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
123:Man is too weak to bear the Infinite’s weight. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
124:One man’s perfection still can save the world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
125:The moon floated, a luminous waif through heaven ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Call to the Quest,
126:An immutable Power has made this mutable world; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
127:Her smile could persuade a dead lacerated heart
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces, [T5],
128:Ignorance was a thin shade protecting light, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
129:Mountains and trees stood there like thoughts from God.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan and Savitri,
130:There is a zero sign of the Supreme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
131:A contradiction founds the base of life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
132:All was a limitless sea that heaved to the moon. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
133:By Light we live and to the Light we go. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
134:God’s long nights are justified by dawn. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
135:Man was moulded from the original brute. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
136:Our souls deputed selves of the Supreme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
137:Pain grew a trembling undertone of bliss ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
138:This world is God fulfilled in outwardness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
139:All the world's possibilities in man
Are waiting as the tree waits in its seed: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri,
140:A cave of darkness guards the eternal Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Pursuit of the Unknowable,
141:From a veiled God-joy the worlds were made ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
142:Instinct was hers, the chrysalis of Truth, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
143:Like one who wakes to find his dreams were true
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
144:Our minds are starters in the race to God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
145:The earth you tread is a border screened from heaven ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Call to the Quest,
146:The One by whom all live, who lives by none, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Pursuit of the Unknowable,
147:There is no last certitude in which thought can pause ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
148:Truth is bare like stone and hard like death; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
149:All here can change if the Magician choose. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
150:Dreams that are hints of unborn Reality, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
151:Here to fulfil himself was God’s desire. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
152:The Bliss whose rapture dreamed the worlds. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
153:There is a purpose in each stumble and fall. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
154:All time is one body, Space a single look.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
155:As knowledge grows Light flames up from within. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
156:Delight, God’s sweetest sign and Beauty’s twin. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
157:Himself was to himself his only scene. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Greater Knowledge,
158:Man, human, follows in God’s human steps. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
159:There none was weak, so falsehood could not live; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
160:To feed death with her works is here life’s doom. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
161:Truth born too soon might break the imperfect earth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
162:Whatever our hearts conceive, our heads create, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
163:All things shall change in God's transfiguring hour.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon, [T5],
164:An awful Silence watches tragic Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
165:A serpent Power twinned the insensible Force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
166:Immortal bliss lives not in human air. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
167:All that denies must be torn out and slain
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother, [T5],
168:Alone she is equal to her mighty task. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
169:An eternal instant is the cause of the years. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother, [T5],
170:His soul was freed and given to her alone.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother, [T5],
171:Joy that throbs behind
The marvel and the mystery of pain. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
172:Knowledge gropes, but meets not Wisdom’s face. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
173:Open God’s door, enter into his trance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
174:Our lives are God’s messengers beneath the stars. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
175:Our souls are moved by powers behind the wall. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
176:She held their hands, she chose for them their paths:
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Growth of the Flame, [T5],
177:The ideal never yet was real made. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
178:The Inconscient is the Superconscient’s sleep. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
179:The Inconscient is the Superconscient’s sleep. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
180:The soul is a figure of the Unmanifest, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
181:A fiery portion of the Wonderful,
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release,
182:And crying for a direction in the void
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
183:Aspiring he transcends his earthly self. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
184:Calm is self’s victory overcoming fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
185:Escape, however high, redeems not life, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
186:Eternal truth lives not with mortal men. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
187:His knowledge dwells in the house of Ignorance; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
188:The dim subconscient is his cavern base. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
189:All is an episode in a meaningless tale. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
190:Art’s brilliant gleam is a pastime for his eyes. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
191:In absolute silence sleeps an absolute Power. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
192:She is the golden bridge, the wonderful fire. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
193:This too must now be overpassed and left
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
194:Thou art thyself the author of thy pain. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
195:With pain and labour all creation comes. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
196:A secret Will compels us to endure. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
197:A thrill that smites the nerves is music’s spell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
198:A whole mysterious world is locked within. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
199:Each soul is the great Father’s crucified Son, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
200:For each his difficult goal
Hewn out of infinite possibility. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
201:The evening sky,
God’s canopy of blue sheltering our lives ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Return to Earth,
202:The mind labours to think the Unthinkable. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
203:The soul suffering is not eternity’s key, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
204:The sunlight was a great god’s golden smile. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Birth and Childhood of the Flame,
205:Without reason life is a tangle of dreams, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
206:And yet she cannot choose but labours on;
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
207:An idiot hour destroys what centuries made ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
208:Error is the comrade of our mortal thought ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
209:Falsehood lurks in the deep bosom of truth ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
210:Men die that man may live and God be born. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
211:The body of God,
The link of the finite with the Infinite, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan and Savitri,
212:The Formless and the Formed were joined in her: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
213:Time was Eternity’s transparent robe. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
214:What seemed the source and end was a wide gate, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
215:Always a nameless goal beckons beyond, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
216:A timeless mystery works out in Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
217:A vast subliminal is man’s measureless part. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
218:He journeys sleepless through an unending night;
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
219:In silence seek God’s meaning in thy depths, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
220:In the Alone there is no room for love. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
221:My mind is a torch lit from the eternal sun. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
222:The All-Wonderful has packed heaven with his dreams, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death, 10.03,
223:The Word that ushers divine experience ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
224:The world is not cut off from Truth and God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
225:Above her brows where will and knowledge meet ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
226:All is their play:
This whole wide world is only he and she. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
227:Heaven’s joys might have been earth’s if earth were pure. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
228:nothing is truly vain the One has made ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
229:Only a slow advance the earth can bear. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
230:Our dead selves come to slay our living soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
231:The sole timeless Word
That carries eternity in its lonely sound, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair,
232:This darkness hides our nobler destiny. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
233:Tied up the spirit to golden posts of bliss.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
234:Worlds were many, but the Self was one. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
235:A beam of the Eternal smites his heart,
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release,
236:A vast disguise conceals the Eternal’s bliss. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
237:Nature’s vision climbs beyond her acts. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
238:This world is in love with its own ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
239:This world of fragile forms
Carried on canvas-strips of shimmering Time, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue,
240:Wrong could not come where all was light and love. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
241:Heaven is too high for outstretched hands to seize. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
242:Her signs still covered more than they revealed; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
243:In finite things the conscious Infinite dwells: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
244:Oneness is the soul of multitude. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
245:The great are strongest when they stand alone. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
246:There is a freedom in each face of Fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
247:The soul that can live alone with itself meets God;
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
248:The spirit is doomed to pain till man is free. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
249:Time’s accidents are steps in its vast scheme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
250:Truth made the world, not a blind Nature-Force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
251:Hidden in the mortal’s heart the Eternal lives: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
252:His love has paved the mortal’s road to Heaven. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
253:She throws a glittering robe on Ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
254:The poison of the world has stained his throat. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
255:The senses there were outlets of the soul; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
256:Darkness grew nurse to wisdom’s occult sun. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
257:Heaven’s wiser love rejects the mortal’s prayer; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
258:In Nature’s endless lines is lost the God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
259:Our death is made a passage to new worlds. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
260:There is a meaning in each play of Chance, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
261:And plundered the Unknowable's vast estate.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release,
262:He has trod with bleeding brow the Saviour’s way. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
263:His days were a long growth to the Supreme.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release,
264:A sun of wisdom in a miracled grove. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day The Souls Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
265:A wide God-knowledge poured down from above,
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release,
266:Even grief has joy hidden beneath its roots. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
267:Love dwells in us like an unopened flower
Awaiting a rapid moment of the soul, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan,
268:Where Ignorance is, there suffering too must come. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
269:Death is a passage, not the goal of our walk: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
270:Ever she circled towards some far-off Light.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life, [T5],
271:The soul is the watchful builder of its fate; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
272:The soul is the watchful builder of its fate; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
273:The soul that can live alone with itself meets God; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
274:We live self-exiled from our heavenlier home. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
275:Adventurers, we have colonised Matter’s night. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
276:All ran like hopes that hunt a lurking chance; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
277:When naked of ego and mind it hears the Voice
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind, [T5],
278:A deeper interpretation greatened Truth, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
279:All our existence is a constant creation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, Surya Savitri, Creator and Increaser,
280:A city of ancient Ignorance
Founded upon a soil that knew not Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
281:A prayer, a master act, a king idea
   Can link man's strength to a transcendent Force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue, [T5],
282:Beauty is a sweet difference of the Same. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
283:Even now great thoughts are here that walk alone: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
284:Our greater truth of being lies behind: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
285:Truth shines far from the falsehoods of the world; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
286:Always we bear in us a magic key
Concealed in life’s hermetic envelope. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
287:A mighty shuddering coil of ecstasy
   Crept through the deep heart of the universe.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
288:Love is a yearning of the One for the One. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
289:Ominous beings passed him on the road
Whose very gaze was a calamity: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
290:A knowledge which became what it perceived. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
291:A once living story has prepared and made
Our present fate, child of past energies. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue,
292:A point she had reached where life must be in vain
   Or, in her unborn element awake,
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue, [T5],
293:A soul made ready through a thousand years
Is the living mould of a supreme Descent. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan,
294:Hid deep in man celestial powers can dwell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
295:In him soul and Nature, equal Presences,
Balance and fuse in a wide harmony. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
296:Its builder is thought, its base the heart’s desire. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
297:A magic leverage suddenly is caught
That moves the veiled Ineffable’s timeless will: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue,
298:And channel to earth-mind the wizard ray
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day The Souls Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
299:Even the body shall remember God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
300:Pain with its lash, joy with its silver bribe
Guard the Wheel’s circling immobility. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue,
301:The birds crying for heart’s happiness,
Winged poets of our solitary reign ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Return to Earth,
302:There is a darkness in terrestrial things
That will not suffer long too glad a note. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue,
303:Whether it seem good or evil to men's eyes,
   Only for good the secret Will can work.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
304:A jingling silver laugh of anklet bells
Travelled the roads of a solitary heart; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Soul,
305:God found in Nature, Nature fulfilled in God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
306:He is the adventurer and cosmologist
Of a magic earth’s obscure geography. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
307:He is the explorer and the mariner
On a secret inner ocean without bourne. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
308:His is a search of darkness for the light,
Of mortal life for immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
309:The Power that acts in us is not our force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
310:Too heavy falls a Shadow on man’s heart;
It dares not be too happy upon earth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
311:When least defaced, then is it most divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
312:In every heart is hidden the myriad One. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
313:My God is love and sweetly suffers all.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness, [T5],
314:Nothing we think or do is void or vain;
Each is an energy loosed and holds its course. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Quest,
315:The trudge of Time changed to a splendid march;
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release, [T5],
316:The war of thoughts that fathers the universe, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
317:Truth is followed as the path to the divine beatitude. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, To Bhaga Savitri, the Enjoyer,
318:
   Each day was a spiritual romance,
   As if he was born into a bright new world;
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Growth of the Flame,
319:The high meets the low, all is a single plan. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
320:There knowledge needs not words to embody Idea; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
321:This higher scheme of being is our cause
And holds the key to our ascending fate; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair,
322:A single word lets loose vast agencies;
A casual act determines the world’s fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
323:Colour was a visible tone of ecstasy. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
324:Our human knowledge is a candle burnt
On a dim altar to a sun-vast Truth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
325:Rare is the cup fit for love’s nectar wine,
As rare the vessel that can hold God’s birth; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan,
326:She made earth her home, for whom heaven was too small. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
327:There is a Power within that knows beyond
Our knowings; we are greater than our thoughts, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan,
328:The white spiritual touch,
The calm that broods in the deep Infinite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
329:Whoever is too great must lonely live.
Adored he walks in mighty solitude; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Growth of the Flame,
330:All she can do is marvellous in his sight:
He revels in her, a swimmer in her sea,
~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
331:Banish all thought from thee and be God’s void. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
332:Love dies before the lover in our breast:
Our joys are perfumes in a brittle vase. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
333:Night a path to unknown dawns
Or a dark clue to some diviner state. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
334:Obey thy nature and fulfil thy fate:
   Accept the difficulty and godlike toil
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon, [T5],
335:The moon gliding amazed through heaven
In the uncertain wideness of the night. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan and Savitri,
336:Then with a magic transformation's speed
   They rushed into each other and grew one
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
337:Too often here the careless Mother leaves
Her chosen in the envious hands of Fate: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
338:A figure in the ineffable Witness' shrine
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Spirits Freedom and Greatness,
339:Calm heavens of imperishable Light,
Illumined continents of violet peace, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
340:Climbed back from Time into undying Self,
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Spirits Freedom and Greatness,
341:Every stumble is a needed pace
On unknown routes to an unknowable goal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
342:Every symbol was a reality
And brought the presence which had given it life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
343:Form was a tenuous raiment of the soul: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
344:Imperfect is the joy not shared by all. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
345:It lived upon the margin of the Idea
   Protected by Ignorance as in a shell.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
346:The calm delight that weds one soul to all,
The key to the flaming doors of ecstasy. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
347:The wide-winged hymn of a great priestly wind
Arose and failed upon the altar hills; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
348:Is measured by the throbs of the soul’s pain, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
349:The miraculous Inconscient,
A subtle wizard skilled, was at its task. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
350:The original Desire born in the Void
Peered out. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
351:This cosmic Nature’s balance is not ours
Nor the mystic measure of her need and use. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
352:And the Name, foundation of eternity, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
353:I have beheld the princes of the Sun
Burning in thousand-pillared homes of light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan and Savitri,
354:I wear the face of Kali when I kill,
I trample the corpses of the demon hordes. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
355:The soul in man is greater than his fate: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
356:The universe is an endless masquerade:
For nothing here is utterly what it seems; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
357:Above the world the world-creators stand,
In the phenomenon see its mystic source. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
358:An opulent beauty of passionate difference
The recurring beat that moments God in Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair,
359:Fate revealed a chain of seeing Will; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
360:Form cannot unveil the indwelling Power;
Only it throws its symbols at our hearts. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan and Savitri,
361:Heart feels for heart, limb cries for answering limb;
All strives to enforce the unity all is. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan,
362:Here chaos sorts itself into a world, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
363:Impose not on the mortal’s tremulous breast
The dire ordeal that foreknowledge brings; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
364:Man’s virtue, a coarse-spun ill-fitting dress,
Apparels wooden images of Good; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
365:The truth above shall wake a nether truth, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
366:All we have done is ever still to do.
All breaks and all renews and is the same. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
367:A lying reality is falsehood’s crown
And a perverted truth her richest gem. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
368:Earth’s pains were the ransom of its prisoned delight. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
369:Here dreadfully entangled love and hate
Meet us blind wanderers mid the perils of Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
370:I'm re-reading Savitri.

   Lucky man! I would love to read it again. And the more you read, the more marvellous it becomes.
   ~ The Mother,
371:In a small corner of infinity,
Our lives are inlets of an ocean’s force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
372:Nothing happens in the cosmic play
But at its time and in its foreseen place. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Destined Meeting-place,
373:The limbs were trembling densities of soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
374:A cricket’s rash and fiery single note,
It marked with shrill melody night’s moonless hush ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Soul,
375:An evil environment worsened evil souls: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
376:In a world of beings and momentary events
Where all must die to live and live to die. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, In the Self of Mind,
377:Let us give joy to all, for joy is ours.
For not for ourselves alone our spirits came ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Return to Earth,
378:Love in her was wider than the universe,
The whole world could take refuge in her single heart. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue,
379:Man’s natural joy of life is overcast
And sorrow is his nurse of destiny. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
380:Our blind or erring government of life;
A loose republic once of wants and needs. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
381:Scattered on sealed depths, her luminous smile
Kindled to fire the silence of the worlds. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
382:The Dragon of the dark foundations keeps
Unalterable the law of Chance and Death; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
383:The eternal, the divine Reality
Has faced itself with its own contraries. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
384:Took the mind captive in its own net;
His rigorous logic made the false seem true. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
385:A great Negation was the Real’s face
Prohibiting the vain process of Time: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
386:Division ceased to be, for God was there. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
387:For nothing have we learned, but still repeat
Our stark misuse of self and others’ souls. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
388:His knowledge scans bright pebbles on the shore
Of the huge ocean of his ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
389:Immensity was exceeded by a look,
A Face revealed the crowded Infinite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
390:In each success a seed of failure lurks. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
391:In spite of death and evil circumstance
A will to live persists, a joy to be. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
392:Our hidden centres of celestial force
Open like flowers to a heavenly atmosphere. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
393:Our mind perhaps deceives us with its words
And gives the name of doom to our own choice; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
394:Pass slowly through that perilous space,
A prayer upon his lips and the great Name. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
395:The violent and hungry hounds of pain
Travelled through his body biting as they passed ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Death in the Forest,
396:What help is in prevision to the driven?
Safe doors cry opening near, the doomed pass on. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
397:A Light there is that leads, a Power that aids;
   Unmarked, unfelt it sees in him and acts:
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
398:All here is a mystery of contraries:
Darkness a magic of self-hidden Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
399:All light is but a flash from his closed eyes: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
400:But like a shining answer from the gods
   Approached through sun-bright spaces Savitri.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Call to the Quest, [T5],
401:Earth’s grain that needs the sap of pleasure and tears
Rejected the undying rapture’s boon: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
402:For the key is hid and by the Inconscient kept;
   The secret God beneath the threshold dwells.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
403:Heaven ever young and earth too firm and old
Delay the heart by immobility: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
404:He mastered the tides of Nature with a look:
He met with his bare spirit naked Hell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
405:He puts on joy and sorrow like a robe
And drinks experience like a strengthening wine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
406:His pains are her means to grow, to see and feel;
His death assists her immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
407:I guide man to the path of the Divine
And guard him from the red Wolf and the Snake. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
408:One who has shaped this world is ever its lord:
Our errors are his steps upon the way. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
409:Our earth is a fragment and a residue;
Her power is packed with the stuff of greater worlds ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair,
410:This is sure that he and she are one;
Even when he sleeps, he keeps her on his breast: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
411:Thought was not there but a knowledge near and one
Seized on all things by a moved identity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Soul,
412:Beauty and happiness are her native right,
And endless Bliss is her eternal home. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
413:Eternity drew close disguised as Love
And laid its hand upon the body of Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
414:Even Good she makes a hook to drag to Hell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
415:Here in a difficult half-finished world
Is a slow toiling of unconscious Powers ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
416:Here where our half-lit ignorance skirts the gulfs
On the dumb bosom of the ambiguous earth, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
417:I believe that it is his message; all the rest are the preparations, but Savitri is the message.
   ~ The Mother, In 1963 to Satprem, (MA 1963:86),
418:In the country of the lotus of the head
Which thinking mind has made its busy space, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
419:It entered the mystic lotus in her head,
A thousand-petalled home of power and light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Towards the Black Void,
420:Man, sole awake in an unconscious world,
Aspires in vain to change the cosmic dream. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
421:Not for a changeless littleness were you meant,
Not for vain repetition were you built ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Call to the Quest,
422:Our human ignorance moves towards the Truth
That Nescience may become omniscient, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
423:Our thoughts;
Where a free Wisdom works, they seek for a rule. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
424:Poems in largeness cast like moving worlds
And metres surging with the ocean’s voice ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Growth of the Flame,
425:The Immobile’s ocean-silence saw him pass, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
426:The Immobile’s ocean-silence saw him pass, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
427:The mysterious and unchanging change
Of the persistent movement we call Time ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
428:Climbing from Nature’s deep surrendered heart
It blooms for ever at the feet of God, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
429:Death lay beneath him like a gate of sleep. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
430:Shuddered in silence as obscurely stir
Ocean’s dim fields delivered to the moon. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
431:There was no second, it had no partner or peer;
Only itself was real to itself. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Pursuit of the Unknowable,
432:The separate self must melt or be reborn
Into a Truth beyond the mind’s appeal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Pursuit of the Unknowable,
433:The white passion of God-ecstasy
That laughs in the blaze of the boundless heart of Love. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, In the Self of Mind,
434:All things are wrapped in the dynamic One:
A subtle link of union joins all life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
435:A rose of splendour on a tree of dreams,
The face of Dawn out of mooned twilight grew. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
436:A vast Unknown is round us and within;
All things are wrapped in the dynamic One: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
437:By the swift vibration of a nerve
Links its mechanic throbs to light and love. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
438:Even wisdom, hewer of the roads of God,
Is a partner in the deep disastrous game: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
439:Her spirit, guilty of being, wandered doomed,
   Moving for ever through eternal Night.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
440:Krishna and Radha for ever entwined in bliss,
The Adorer and Adored self-lost and one. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
441:Our mind is a house haunted by the slain past,
Ideas soon mummified, ghosts of old truths, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, In the Self of Mind,
442:The outward and the immediate are our field,
The dead past is our background and support; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
443:As if in a rock-temple’s solitude hid,
God’s refuge from an ignorant worshipping world, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
444:Doves crowded the grey musing cornices
Like sculptured postures of white-bosomed peace. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
445:Heaven’s call is rare, rarer the heart that heeds. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
446:I give peace to the humble and the great,
And shed my grace on the foolish and the wise. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
447:I make even sin and error stepping-stones
And all experience a long march towards Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
448:In a flaming moment of apocalypse
The Incarnation thrust aside its veil. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
449:My ear is leaned to the cry of the oppressed,
I topple down the thrones of tyrant kings. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
450:The malady of mind,
Its pang of thought, its quest for the aim of life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
451:The patterns of thinking of a little group
Fixed a traditional behaviour’s law. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
452:Above blind fate and the antagonist powers
Moveless there stands a high unchanging Will; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
453:Always he journeys, but nowhere arrives;
   He would guide the world, himself he cannot guide ...
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
454:An imperfection dogs our highest strength;
Portions and pale reflections are our share. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
455:A thinking animal, Nature’s struggling lord,
Has made of her his nurse and tool and slave ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
456:He has need of darkness to perceive some light
And need of grief to feel a little bliss. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
457:The phantom of a dark and evil start
Ghostlike pursues all that we dream and do. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
458:A Light there is that leads, a Power that aids;
Unmarked, unfelt it sees in him and acts. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
459:All on one plan was shaped and standardised
Under a dark dictatorship’s breathless weight. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
460:A silence in the noise of earthly things
Immutably revealed the secret Word, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Birth and Childhood of the Flame,
461:A silence in the noise of earthly things
Immutably revealed the secret Word, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Birth and Childhood of the Flame,
462:As the height draws the low ever to climb,
As the breadths draw the small to adventure vast. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
463:A Word is spoken or a Light is shown,
A moment sees, the ages toil to express. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
464:Grief dies soon in the tired human heart;
Soon other guests the empty chambers fill. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
465:Pain is the hammer of the Gods to break
   A dead resistance in the mortals heart,
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
466:The conscious Force that acts in Nature’s breast,
A dark-robed labourer in the cosmic scheme ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
467:The high gods look on man and watch and choose
Today’s impossibles for the future’s base. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
468:Where life and being are a sacrament
Offered to the Reality beyond, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
469:A slowly changing order binds our will.
   This is our doom until our souls are free.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life, [T5],
470:Authors of earth’s high change, to you it is given
To cross the dangerous spaces of the soul ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Call to the Quest,
471:However man's mind may tire or fail his flesh,
   A will prevails cancelling his conscious choice .
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
472:Knowledge ends not in these surface powers
That live upon a ledge in the Ignorance ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
473:Our hearts clutch at a forfeited heavenly bliss. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
474:The reason meant for nearness to the gods
And uplift to heavenly scale by the touch of mind ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
475:The soul attracted leaned to the Abyss:
   It longed for the adventure of Ignorance
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
476:But once the hidden doors are flung apart
Then the veiled king steps out in Nature’s front; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
477:Life’s contraries were lovers or natural friends
And her extremes keen edges of harmony: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
478:Reason is poised above a dim abyss
And stands at last upon a plank of doubt. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
479:She needs the spur of pleasure and of pain
And the native taste of suffering and unrest: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
480:There work was play and play the only work,
The tasks of heaven a game of godlike might: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
481:The stars marched on their long sentinel routes
Pointing their spears through the infinitudes: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan and Savitri,
482:Below him lay like gleaming jewelled thoughts
Rapt dreaming cities of Gandharva kings. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
483:For joy and not for sorrow earth was made
And not as a dream in endless suffering Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
484:In the castle of the lotus twixt the brows
Whence it shoots the arrows of its sight and will ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
485:Into inertia revolution sinks,
In a new dress the old resumes its role; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
486:Not by Reason was creation made
And not by Reason can the Truth be seen ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
487:Our mortal vision peers with ignorant eyes;
It has no gaze on the deep heart of things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
488:Vain are human power and human love
To break earth’s seal of ignorance and death; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
489:Weird ran the road which like fear hastening
Towards that of which it has most terror, passed ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Towards the Black Void,
490:A formless yearning passions in man’s heart,
A cry is in his blood for happier things ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
491:A lamp of symbol lighting hidden truth
Imaged to her the world’s significance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
492:At last the soul turns to eternal things,
In every shrine it cries for the clasp of God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death, [T5],
493:Called back her thoughts from speech to sit within
In a deep room in meditation’s house. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
494:Ideal dreams,
Those intimate transmuters of earth’s signs
That make known things a hint of unseen spheres ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan,
495:Immortal pleasure cleansed him in its waves
And turned his strength into undying power. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
496:Its absence left the greatest actions dull,
Its presence made the smallest seem divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Pursuit of the Unknowable,
497:Nor sought the strength extreme adversity brings
To lives that stand erect and front the World-Power ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
498:Purposeful movements in unthinking forms
Betrayed the heavings of an imprisoned Will. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
499:The luminous heart of the Unknown is she,
A power of silence in the depths of God; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
500:The Many are the innumerable One,
The One carries the multitude in his breast. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
501:The Spirit's greatness is our timeless source
   And it shall be our crown in endless Time.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter, [T5],
502:Thought climbs in vain and brings a borrowed light, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
503:All Nature dumbly calls to her alone
To heal with her feet the aching throb of life ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
504:All the world’s possibilities in man
Are waiting as the tree waits in its seed: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
505:All warred against all, but with a common hate
Turned on the mind that sought some higher good; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
506:A moment's sweetness of the All-Beautiful
   Cancelled the vanity of the cosmic whirl.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother, [T5],
507:Earth’s winged chimaeras are Truth’s steeds in Heaven,
The impossible God’s sign of things to be. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
508:He met a silver-grey expanse
Where Day and Night had wedded and were one: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
509:Here where one knows not even the step in front
And Truth has her throne on the shadowy back of doubt, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
510:In our body’s cells there sits a hidden Power
That sees the unseen and plans eternity, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
511:Our sight and sense are a fallible gaze and touch
And only the spirit’s vision is wholly true. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
512:The Might that came upon the earth to bless,
Has stayed on earth to suffer and aspire. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
513:The Might that came upon the earth to bless,
Has stayed on earth to suffer and aspire. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
514:The Titan and the Fury and the Djinn
Lie bound in the subconscient’s cavern pit ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
515:An epicure of the spirit’s unseen joys,
He lives on the sweet honey of solitude: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
516:But I have loved too the body of my God.
I have pursued him in his earthly form. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
517:It glided into the lotus of her heart
And woke in it the Force that alters Fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
518:Like the thought-screened infinities that lie
Behind the rapt smile of the Almighty’s dance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Destined Meeting-place,
519:None can reach heaven who has not passed through hell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
520:Our reason cannot sound life’s mighty sea
And only counts its waves and scans its foam; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
521:Ourselves within us lethal forces nurse;
We make of our own enemies our guests. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
522:All is a single plan; each wayside act
Deepens the soul’s response, brings nearer the goal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
523:A momentary Evil’s almightiness
Has straddled the straight path of Nature’s acts. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
524:Earth’s eyes half-see, her forces half-create;
Her rarest works are copies of heaven’s art. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
525:Happy the worlds that have not felt our fall,
Where Will is one with Truth and Good with Power; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
526:He must enter the eternity of Night
And know God’s darkness as he knows his Sun. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
527:He was here before the elements could emerge,
Before there was light of mind or life could breathe. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
528:I shall hear the silver swing of heaven’s gates
When God comes out to meet the soul of the world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
529:Many-visaged is the cosmic Soul;
A touch can alter the fixed front of Fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
530:Only a little of us foresees its steps,
Only a little has will and purposed pace. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
531:Our dwarf will and cold pragmatic sense
Admit not the celestial visitants: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
532:the world is real but ourselves too small,
Insufficient for the mightiness of our stage. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
533:This now he willed to discover and exile,
   The element in him betraying God.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation, [T5],
534:Those who shall part who have grown one being within?
Death’s grip can break our bodies, not our souls; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
535:Thoughts too great and deep to find a voice,
Thoughts whose desire new-makes the universe. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
536:what is Fate if not the spirit’s will
After long time fulfilled by cosmic Force? ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
537:A burning Love from white spiritual founts
Annulled the sorrow of the ignorant depths. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
538:Autumn led in the glory of her moons
And dreamed in the splendour of her lotus pools ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Birth and Childhood of the Flame,
539:But standing on Eternity’s luminous brink
I have discovered that the world was He; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
540:Love cannot live by heavenly food alone,
Only on sap of earth can it survive. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
541:Out of our thoughts we must leap up to sight,
   Breathe her divine illimitable air,
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
542:The Serpent of the threshold hissing rose,
A fatal guardian hood with monstrous coils, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
543:What the spirit sees, creates a truth
And what the soul imagines is made a world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
544:Worship lifts the worshipper’s bowed strength Close to the god’s pride and bliss his soul adores: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
545:A growing register of calamities
Is the past’s account, the future’s book of Fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
546:An ictus of revealing lustre fell
As if a pointing accent upon Truth, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
547:A single law simplessed the cosmic theme,
Compressing Nature into a formula. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
548:A smile on her lips welcomed earth’s bliss and grief,
A laugh was her return to pleasure and pain. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
549:But first the spirit’s ascent we must achieve
Out of the chasm from which our nature rose. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
550:Fate is a balance drawn in Destiny’s book.
Man can accept his fate, he can refuse. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
551:His science is an artificer of doom;
He ransacks earth for means to harm his kind; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
552:In their own fields they follow the wheel of law
And cherish the safety of a settled type. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
553:Mind suffers lamed by the world’s disharmony
And the unloveliness of human things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
554:O Death, thou too art God and yet not He,
But only his own black shadow on his path ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
555:On our life’s prow that breaks the waves of Time
No signal light of hope has gleamed in vain. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
556:Our human state cradles the future god,
Our mortal frailty an immortal force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
557:Out of the ineffable hush it hears them come
Trembling with the beauty of a wordless speech. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
558:The dire delight that could shatter mortal flesh,
The rapture that the gods sustain he bore. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
559:The guardians of Eternity keep its law
For ever fixed upon Truth’s giant base ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
560:The inconscient world is the spirit’s self-made room,
Eternal Night shadow of eternal Day. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
561:Time shall be
The quivering of the spirit’s endless bliss. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
562:A great wicked joy Glad of one’s own and others’ calamity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
563:In the Impersonal’s ocean without shore
The Person in the World-Spirit anchored rode; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Greater Knowledge,
564:In the prone obscure beginnings of the race
The human grew in the bowed apelike man. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
565:Lost was the instinct’s safe identity
With the arrow-point of being’s inmost sight. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
566:Love is a honey and poison in the breast
Drunk by it as the nectar of the gods. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
567:Mind unwitting serves a higher Power;
It is a channel, not the source of all. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
568:Our life’s repose is in the Infinite;
It cannot end, its end is Life supreme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
569:Our life’s repose is in the Infinite;
It cannot end, its end is Life supreme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
570:Phenomenon built Reality’s summer-house
On the beaches of the sea of Infinity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
571:The Mother of all godheads and all strengths
Who, mediatrix, binds earth to the Supreme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
572:The Sun from which we kindle all our suns,
The Light that leans from the unrealised Vasts, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother, [T1],
573:Hasteners to action, violators of God
Are these great spirits who have too much love. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
574:Mind keeps the soul prisoner, we are slaves to our acts;
We cannot free our gaze to reach wisdom’s sun. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
575:There is the mystic realm whence leaps the power
Whose fire burns in the eyes of seer and sage. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
576:Thou must die to thyself to reach God’s height:
I, Death, am the gate of immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
577:A blind god is not destiny’s architect;
A conscious power has drawn the plan of life, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
578:An old self lurks in the new self we are;
Hardly we escape from what we once had been: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
579:As in the vigilance of the sleepless night
Through the slow heavy-footed silent hours, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
580:Even the smallest meanest work became
   A sweet or glad and glorious sacrament
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
581:His small successes are failures of the soul,
His little pleasures punctuate frequent griefs: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
582:Imagination’s great ensorcelling rod
Summoned the unknown and gave to it a home, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
583:Imps with wry limbs and carved beast visages,
Sprite-prompters goblin-wizened or faery-small, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
584:In the mind’s silence the Transcendent acts
And the hushed heart hears the unuttered Word. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
585:Its light stirs man the thinker to create
An earthly semblance of diviner things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
586:Sin poisons with its vivid flowers of joy
Or leaves a red scar burnt across the soul; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
587:The bliss which sleeps in things and tries to wake,
Breaks out in him in a small joy of life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
588:The blue sea’s chant, the rivulet’s wandering voice
Are murmurs falling from the Eternal’s harp. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
589:There was no act, no movement in its Vast:
Life’s question met by its silence died on her lips, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Pursuit of the Unknowable,
590:This huge material universe became
A small result of a stupendous force: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
591:Who hug their lot and mock the saviour Light
And see in Mind wisdom’s sole tabernacle, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
592:A dull gravitation drags us down
To the blind driven inertia of our base. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
593:A light of liberating knowledge shone
Across the gulfs of silence in their eyes; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
594:A million faces wears her knowledge here
And every face is turbaned with a doubt. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
595:Armed with the intuition of a bliss
To which some moved tranquillity was the key, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
596:A still deep sea, he laughs in rolling waves;
Universal, he is all,—transcendent, none. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
597:Came Reason, the squat godhead artisan,
To her narrow house upon a ridge in Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
598:It has joined its hunger to the hunger of earth,
It has given the law of craving to our lives, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
599:Novel values furbished ancient themes
To cheat the mind with the idea of change. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
600:There all the truths unite in a single Truth,
   And all ideas rejoin Reality.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release, [T5],
601:The world-interpreting movements of the dance
Moulded idea and mood to a rhythmic sway
And posture. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Growth of the Flame,
602:All things hang here between God’s yes and no,
Two Powers real but to each other untrue. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
603:But few are they who tread the sunlit path;
   Only the pure in soul can walk in the light
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain, [T5],
604:Make of thy daily way a pilgrimage,
   For through small joys and griefs thou movst towards God.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
605:The Power that from her being’s summit reigned,
The Presence chambered in lotus secrecy, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
606:The Wisdom was near, disguised by its own works,
Of which the darkened universe is the robe. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
607:A fatal seed was sown in life’s false start
When evil twinned with good on earthly soil. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
608:Always ascends the zigzag of the gods
And upward points the spirit’s climbing Fire. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
609:A magnanimity as of sea or sky
Enveloped with its greatness all that came
And gave a sense as of a greatened world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue,
610:Our inner Mind dwells in a larger light,
Its brightness looks at us through hidden doors. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
611:Passions that crumble to ashes while they blaze
Kindled the common earth with their brief flame. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
612:Philosophies that strip all problems bare
But nothing ever have solved since earth began, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
613:The mighty daemon lies unshaped within,
To evoke, to give it form is Nature’s task. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
614:There Matter is the Spirit’s firm density,
An artistry of glad outwardness of self. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
615:The spirit’s consent is needed for each act
And Freedom walks in the same pace with Law. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
616:This blindfold force could place no thinking step;
Asking for light she followed darkness’ clue. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
617:This bodily appearance is not all;
The form deceives, the person is a mask; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
618:Waiting the advent of a larger ray
And rescue of the lost herds of the Sun. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
619:Earth must transform herself and equal Heaven
Or Heaven descend into earth’s mortal state. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
620:Heaven's sun forces its way through death and night;
   Its light is seen upon our being's verge...
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
621:Her pragmatism of the transcendent Truth
Fills silence with the voices of the gods, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
622:Like a sky-flare showing all the ground
A swift intuitive discernment shone. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
623:Mind, a glorious traveller in the sky,
Walks lamely on the earth with footsteps slow. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
624:We may find when all the rest has failed
Hid in ourselves the key of perfect change. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
625:Across the threshold's sleep she entered in
And found herself amid great figures of gods ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Book of Yoga, The Finding of the Soul, 524,
626:Each is a greatness growing towards the heights
Or from his inner centre oceans out; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
627:Gods who know not grief
And look impassive on a suffering world,
Calm they gaze down on the little human scene ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
628:In the unfolding process of the Self
Sometimes the inexpressible Mystery
Elects a human vessel of descent. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
629:Joy cannot endure until the end:
There is a darkness in terrestrial things
That will not suffer long too glad a note. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue,
630:O mortal, bear, but ask not for the stroke,
Too soon will grief and anguish find thee out. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
631:Or there repose and action are the same
In the deep breast of God’s supreme delight. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
632:The wise are tranquil; silent the great hills
Rise ceaselessly towards their unreached sky, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
633:Thus for a while she trod the Golden Path;
   This was the sun before abysmal Night.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
634:Absolute her judgments seem but none is sure;
Time cancels all her verdicts in appeal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
635:A single path, shot thin and arrowlike
Into this bosom of vast and secret life,
Pierced its enormous dream of solitude. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan,
636:It stirred in the lotus of her throat of song,
And in her speech throbbed the immortal Word, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
637:It waited for the fiat of the Word
That comes through the still self from the Supreme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
638:New sentient creatures filled the unseen depths,
Life’s glory and swiftness ran in the beauty of beasts, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
639:On earth by the will of this Arch-Intelligence
A bodiless energy put on Matter’s robe; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
640:Our days are links of a disastrous chain,
Necessity avenges casual steps;
Old cruelties come back unrecognised, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
641:The hidden Word was found, the long-sought clue,
Revealed was the meaning of our spirit’s birth, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
642:Fate covered with an unseen necessity
The game of chance of an omnipotent Will. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
643:He saw the labour of a godhead’s birth.
A secret knowledge masked as Ignorance; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
644:His soul must be wider than the universe
And feel eternity as its very stuff. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
645:Imagined scenes or great eternal worlds,
Dream-caught or sensed, they touch our hearts with their depths; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
646:In all who have risen to a greater Life,
A voice of unborn things whispers to the ear, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
647:Such is Savitri' s mission. This mission has two sessions or periods. The first, that of preparation; the second, that of fulfilment. ~ Nolini Kanta Gupta, On Savitri, 6,
648:By Power, not Light, the great Gods rule the world;
Power is the arm of God, the seal of Fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
649:Even now hints of a luminous Truth like stars
Arise in the mind-mooned splendour of Ignorance; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
650:Huge armoured strengths shook a frail quaking ground,
Great puissant creatures with a dwarfish brain. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
651:It is finished, the dread mysterious sacrifice,
Offered by God’s martyred body for the world; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
652:Magic of percept joined with concept’s art
And lent to each object an interpreting name. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
653:Man’s knowledge casked in the barrels of Memory
Has the harsh savour of a mortal draught: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
654:Mind is a tissue woven of light and shade
Where right and wrong have sewn their mingled parts; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
655:The Energy acts, the stable is its seal:
On Shiva’s breast is stayed the enormous dance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
656:There is a guardian power, there are Hands that save,
Calm eyes divine regard the human scene. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
657:To eternal light and knowledge meant to rise,
Up from man’s bare beginning is our climb; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
658:Unsatisfied forces in her bosom move;
They are partners of her greater growing fate
And her return to immortality; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair,
659:With a silver cry of opening gates
Sight’s lightnings leaped into the invisible. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
660:A bee-croon honey-drunk in summer isles
Ardent with ecstasy in a slumbrous noon,
Or the far anthem of a pilgrim sea. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Soul,
661:He who would save himself lives bare and calm;
He who would save the race must share its pain: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
662:His past lives in him; it drives his future’s pace;
His present’s acts fashion his coming fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
663:Make of thy daily way a pilgrimage,
For through small joys and griefs thou mov’st towards God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
664:Mortality bears ill the eternal’s touch:
It fears the pure divine intolerance
Of that assault of ether and of fire. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
665:Nature walks upon her mighty way
Unheeding when she breaks a soul, a life;
Leaving her slain behind she travels on: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
666:A battle is joined between the true and false,
A pilgrimage sets out to the divine Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
667:A Veda-knower of the unwritten book
Perusing the mystic scripture of her forms,
He had caught her hierophant significances, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan,
668:A Wisdom knows and guides the mysteried world;
A Truth-gaze shapes its beings and events; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
669:His human self like a translucent cloak
   Covered the All-Wise who leads the unseeing world.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release,
670:It made of Space a marvel house of God,
It poured through Time its works of ageless might, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
671:Out of this world of signs suddenly he came
Into a silent self where world was not ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
672:Slumbering in a sealed and secret cave
The powers that sleep unused in man within. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
673:There are greatnesses hidden in our unseen parts
That wait their hour to step into life’s front. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
674:These wide divine extremes, these inverse powers
Are the right and left side of the body of God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
675:This too the supreme Diplomat can use,
He makes our fall a means for greater rise. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
676:Where Ignorance is, there suffering too must come;
Thy grief is a cry of darkness to the Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
677:A charm and greatness locked in every hour
Awakes the joy which sleeps in all things made. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
678:At hazard he read by arrow-leaps of Thought
That hit the mark by guess or luminous chance, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
679:He is the Maker and the world he made,
He is the vision and he is the Seer;
He is himself the actor and the act, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
680:Here all experience was a single plan,
The thousandfold expression of the One.
All came at once into his single view; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair,
681:In the communion of two meeting minds
Thought looked at thought and had no need of speech; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
682:In the communion of two meeting minds
Thought looked at thought and had no need of speech. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
683:Man’s soul crosses through thee to Paradise,
Heaven’s sun forces its way through death and night. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
684:O Death, if thou couldst touch the Truth supreme
Thou wouldst grow suddenly wise and cease to be. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
685:Our being must move eternally through Time;
Death helps us not, vain is the hope to cease; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
686:Some word that could incarnate highest Truth
Leaped out from a chance tension of the soul, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
687:The deities have screened their dreadful power:
God hides his thought and, even, he seems to err. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
688:The ever-living whom we name as dead
Could leave their glory beyond death and birth ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
689:Their anger rushed galloping in brute attack,
A charge of trampling hooves on shaken soil. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
690:Then is our life a tranquil pilgrimage,
Each year a mile upon the heavenly Way,
Each dawn opens into a larger Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
691:The tinkling pace of a long caravan
It seemed at times, or a vast forest’s hymn,
The solemn reminder of a temple gong, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Soul,
692:But there is a guardian power, there are Hands that save,
   Calm eyes divine regard the human scene.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul, [T5],
693:Nameless the austere ascetics without home
Abandoning speech and motion and desire
Aloof from creatures sat absorbed, alone. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Quest,
694:Thought-worlds
A thousand roads leaped into Eternity
Or singing ran to meet God’s veilless face. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Greater Knowledge,
695:A deathbound littleness is not all we are:
Immortal our forgotten vastnesses
Await discovery in our summit selves; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
696:As if in different worlds they walked, though close ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Joy of Union; the Ordeal of the Foreknowledge of Death and the Heart’s Grief and Pain,
697:But not for self alone the Self is won:
Content abide not with one conquered realm; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
698:Existence’ self was shadowed by a doubt;
Almost it seemed a lotus-leaf afloat
On a nude pool of cosmic Nothingness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, In the Self of Mind,
699:For man, below the god, above the brute,
Is given the calm reason as his guide;
He is not driven by an unthinking will ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
700:Half-poised on equal wings of thought and doubt
Toiled ceaselessly twixt being’s hidden ends. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
701:In our unseen subtle body thought is born
Or there it enters from the cosmic field. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
702:Myth suckled knowledge with her lustrous milk;
The infant passed from dim to radiant breasts. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
703:The last inviolate secret hides
Behind the human glory of a Form,
Behind the gold eidolon of a Name. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
704:The lines of safety Reason draws that bar
Mind’s soar, soul’s dive into the Infinite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
705:The more she plunged into love that anguish grew;
   Her deepest grief from sweetest gulfs arose.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Joy of Union; the Ordeal of the Foreknowledge,
706:There substance was a resonant harp of self,
A net for the constant lightnings of the spirit, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
707:The Sole in its solitude yearned towards the All
And the Many turned to look back at the One. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
708:Thy acts are thy helpers, all events are signs,
Waking and sleep are opportunities
Given to thee by an immortal Power. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
709:All ocean lived within a wandering drop.
   A time made body housed the illimitable.
   To live this mystery out our soul comes here.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair,
710:Calm and apart supported all that is:
His spirit’s stillness helped the toiling world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
711:He heard the inspired sound of his own thoughts
Re-echoed in the vault of other minds; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
712:More deeply than the bounded senses can
Which grasp externally and find to lose, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
713:O queen, thy thought is a light of the Ignorance,
Its brilliant curtain hides from thee God’s face. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
714:Our life is a holocaust of the Supreme.
The great World-Mother by her sacrifice
Has made her soul the body of our state; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair,
715:The divine Dwarf towered to unconquered worlds,
Earth grew too narrow for his victory. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
716:The lotus-heart of love
With all its thousand luminous buds of truth,
Which quivering sleeps veiled by apparent things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
717:World-force outlasts world-disillusion’s shock:
Dumb, she is still the Word, inert the Power. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
718:A fragile miracle of thinking clay,
Armed with illusions walks the child of Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
719:A future knowledge is an added pain,
A torturing burden and a fruitless light
On the enormous scene that Fate has built. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
720:All things have their justifiable cause of being, their good use and their right enjoyment. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, Surya Savitri, Creator and Increaser,
721:He props her dance upon a rigid base,
His timeless still immutability
Must standardise her creation’s miracle. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
722:I am the inviolable Ecstasy;
   They who have looked on me, shall grieve no more.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day The Souls Choice and the Supreme Consummation, [T5],
723:Leader here with his uncertain mind,
Alone who stares at the future’s covered face,
Man lifted up the burden of his fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
724:The malignancy of hostile Powers
Puts craftily back the clock of destiny
And mightier seems than the eternal Will. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
725:While a tardy Evolution’s coils wind on
And Nature hews her way through adamant
A divine intervention thrones above. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
726:But pain came first, then only joy could be.
Pain ploughed the first hard ground of the world-drowse. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
727:But thought nor word can seize eternal Truth:
The whole world lives in a lonely ray of her sun. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
728:For nothing is known while aught remains concealed;
   The Truth is known only when all is seen.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
729:Her will must cancel her body’s destiny.
For only the unborn spirit’s timeless power
Can lift the yoke imposed by birth in Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue,
730:Nature's Process
A nearness thrilled of the spirit to its source
And deepest things seemed obvious, close and true. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
731:Our souls can climb into the shining planes,
The breadths from which they came can be our home. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
732:The sorrow by which Nature’s hunger is fed,
The oestrus which creates with fire of pain, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
733:Two contraries needed for his great World-task,
Two poles whose currents wake the immense World-Force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
734:A deep solidarity joins its contrary powers;
God’s summits look back on the mute Abyss. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
735:A gaol is this immense material world:
Across each road stands armed a stone-eyed Law,
At every gate the huge dim sentinels pace. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue,
736:All life is fixed in an ascending scale
And adamantine is the evolving Law;
In the beginning is prepared the close. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
737:An old pull of subconscious cords renews;
It draws the unwilling spirit from the heights, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
738:For all we have acquired soon loses worth,
   An old disvalued credit in Times bank,
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Spirits Freedom and Greatness,
739:He saw a lone immense high-curved world-pile
Erect like a mountain-chariot of the Gods
Motionless under an inscrutable sky. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair,
740:I am the giver of the bowl of rice,
I am the worshipped Angel of the House.
I am in all that suffers and that cries. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
741:I am the inviolable Ecstasy;
They who have looked on me, shall grieve no more. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
742:My eternity hid in moving Time
And my boundlessness cut by the curve of Space. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
743:None is for any on this transient globe.
He whom thou lovest now, a stranger came
And into a far strangeness shall depart: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
744:Only in an uplifting hour of stress
Men answer to the touch of greater things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
745:Silent the great hills
Rise ceaselessly towards their unreached sky,
Seated on their unchanging base ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
746:The morn went up into a smiling sky;
Cast from its sapphire pinnacle of trance
Day sank into the burning gold of eve. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Call to the Quest,
747:The snake is there and the worm in the heart of the rose.
A word, a moment’s act can slay the god; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
748:Ablaze upon creation’s quivering edge,
Dawn built her aura of magnificent hues
And buried its seed of grandeur in the hours. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
749:A routed sullen rearguard of retreat,
The last rains had fled murmuring across the woods ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
750:But if thou wilt not wait for Time and God,
   Do then thy work and force thy will on Fate
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day The Souls Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
751:Death, the dire god, inflicted on her eyes
The immortal calm of his tremendous gaze: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
752:Incessant in the arms of ecstasy
Repeating its sweet involuntary note
A sob of rapture flowed along the hours. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
753:Near and real to the longing heart And to the body’s passionate thought and sense Are the hidden kingdoms of beatitude. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
754:Nothing would confess its own pretence
Even to itself in the ambiguous heart:
A vast deception was the law of things; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
755:She puts forth a small portion of herself,
A being no bigger than the thumb of man
Into a hidden region of the heart ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
756:Through Nature’s contraries we draw near God;
Out of the darkness we still grow to light.
Death is our road to immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
757:Veiled by the ray no mortal eye can bear,
The Spirit's bare and absolute potencies
Burn in the solitude of the thoughts of God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
758:All that transpires on earth and all beyond
Are parts of an illimitable plan
The One keeps in his heart and knows alone. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
759:An artist Sight constructed the Beyond
In contrary patterns and conflicting hues;
A part-experience fragmented the Whole. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, In the Self of Mind,
760:He must pass to the other shore of falsehood’s sea,
He must enter the world’s dark to bring there light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
761:Inheritor of the brief animal mind,
Man, still a child in Nature’s mighty hands,
In the succession of the moments lives; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
762:In our defeated hearts God’s strength survives
And victory’s star still lights our desperate road; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
763:Our base’s Matter seems alone complete,
An absolute machine without a soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
764:Sometimes one life is charged with earth’s destiny,
It cries not for succour from the time-bound powers. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
765:Thought-mind
Where Knowledge is the leader of the act
And Matter is of thinking substance made, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
766:Thy heart that needs
Some human answering heart against thy breast;
For who, being mortal, can dwell glad alone? ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
767:Although as unknown beings we seem to meet,
Our lives are not aliens nor as strangers join,
Moved to each other by a causeless force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan,
768:A mass phenomenon of visible shapes
Supported by the silence of the Void
Appeared in the eternal Consciousness ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
769:And all was centred in a single view
As when by distance separate scenes grow one
And a harmony is made of hues at war. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
770:An inspired Knowledge sat enthroned within
Whose seconds illumined more than reason’s years: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
771:Arrogant, gibing at more luminous states
The people of the gulfs despised the sun.
A barriered autarchy excluded light; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
772:A Woman sat in gold and purple sheen,
Armed with the trident and the thunderbolt,
Her feet upon a couchant lion’s back. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
773:Its highest wisdom was a brilliant guess,
Its mighty structured science of the worlds
A passing light on being’s surfaces. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, In the Self of Mind,
774:The dry gnarled trees stood up like dying men
Stiffened into a pose of agony, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
775:the rhythms and metres of the stars
Significant of the movements of our fate ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
776:Being collapsed into a pointless void
That yet was a zero parent of the worlds ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
777:More there is concealed in God’s Beyond
That shall one day reveal its hidden face. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
778:The architecture of the Infinite
Discovered here its inward-musing shapes
Captured into wide breadths of soaring stone. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Growth of the Flame,
779:Then by a touch, a presence or a voice
The world is turned into a temple ground
And all discloses the unknown Beloved. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
780:A matted forest-head invaded heaven
As if a blue-throated ascetic peered
From the stone fastness of his mountain cell ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Destined Meeting-place,
781:A million lotuses swaying on one stem,
World after coloured and ecstatic world
Climbs towards some far unseen epiphany. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
782:A monstrous birth prepared its cosmic form
In Nature’s titan embryo, Ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
783:If one of theirs they see scale heaven’s peaks,
Men then can hope to learn that titan climb. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
784:In the enormous spaces of the self
The body now seemed only a wandering shell, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
785:Knowledge dwells not in the passionate heart;
The heart’s words fall back unheard from Wisdom’s throne. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
786:Man only sees the cosmic surfaces.
Then wondering what may lie hid from the sense
A little way he delves to depths below: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
787:Once in the vigil of a deathless gaze
These grades had marked her giant downward plunge,
The wide and prone leap of a godhead's fall. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair,
788:Only sometimes a holier influence comes,
A tide of mightier surgings bears our lives
And a diviner Presence moves the soul; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
789:This world is a beginning and a base
Where Life and Mind erect their structured dreams;
An unborn Power must build reality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
790:We must fill the immense lacuna we have made,
Re-wed the closed finite’s lonely consonant
With the open vowels of Infinity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
791:What most she needs, what most exceeds her scope,
A Mind unvisited by illusion’s gleams,
A Will expressive of soul’s deity, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
792:When I have loved for ever, I shall know.
Love in me knows the truth all changings mask. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
793:A foreseeing Knowledge might be ours,
If we could take our spirit’s stand within,
If we could hear the muffled daemon voice. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
794:All she beheld that surges from man’s depths,
The animal instincts prowling mid life’s trees, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
795:His kindness an investment for return,
His altruism is ego’s other face:
He serves the world that him the world may serve. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
796:Immersed in voiceless internatal trance
The beings that once wore forms on earth sat there
In shining chambers of spiritual sleep. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Soul,
797:No more shut in by body’s walls and gates
Her being, a circle without circumference. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Discovery of the Cosmic Spirit and the Cosmic Consciousness,
798:Wisdom attracts him with her luminous masks,
But never has he seen the face behind:
A giant Ignorance surrounds his lore. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
799:As thoughts stand mute on a despairing verge
Where the last depths plunge into nothingness ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
800:He made of Nothingness his living-room
And Night a process of the eternal light
And death a spur towards immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
801:Met the hounds of bale who hunt men’s hearts
Baying across the veldts of Destiny, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
802:Once figure of creation’s vain ellipse,
The expanding zero lost its giant curve. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
803:The cosmic drowse of ignorant Force
Whose moved creative slumber kindles the suns
And carries our lives in its somnambulist whirl. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
804:The hierarchy of the ordered Powers,
The high changeless values, the peaked eminences,
The privileged aristocracy of Truth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
805:The incarnate dual Power shall open God’s door,
Eternal supermind touch earthly Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
806:The incarnate dual Power shall open God’s door,
Eternal supermind touch earthly Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
807:There in the slumber of the cosmic Will
He saw the secret key of Nature’s change. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
808:There was no more the dark pretence of hate,
The cruel rictus on Love’s altered face. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
809:There was no more the dark pretence of hate,
The cruel rictus on Love’s altered face. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
810:A mass of superconscience closed in light,
Creator of things in his all-knowing sleep. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
811:An atavism of higher births is hers,
Her sleep is stirred by their buried memories
Recalling the lost spheres from which they fell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair,
812:A secret soul behind supporting all
Is master and witness of our ignorant life,
Admits the Person’s look and Nature’s role. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
813:Even there shall come as a high crown of all
The end of Death, the death of Ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
814:Immortality for imperfect man,
A god who hurts himself at every step,
Would be a cycle of eternal pain. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
815:Our own minds are the justicers of doom.
For nothing have we learned, but still repeat
Our stark misuse of self and others’ souls. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
816:Sometimes, when our sight is turned within,
Earth’s ignorant veil is lifted from our eyes;
There is a short miraculous escape. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
817:The impulse of the Path was felt
Moving from the Silence that supports the stars
To touch the confines of the visible world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Towards the Black Void,
818:The night’s gold treasure of autumnal moons
Came floating shipped through ripples of faery air. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
819:The swoon of glad identity
Where spirit and flesh in inner ecstasy join
Annulling the quarrel between self and shape. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
820:The word, the form, the charm, the glory and grace
Are missioned sparks from a stupendous Fire; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
821:A blaze of his sovereign glory is the sun,
A glory is the gold and glimmering moon,
A glory is his dream of purple sky. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
822:A sailor on the Inconscient’s fathomless sea,
He voyages through a starry world of thought
On Matter’s deck to a spiritual sun. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
823:At first was only an etheric Space:
Its huge vibrations circled round and round
Housing some unconceived initiative: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
824:Circling around a single luminous point,
Centre of reference in a conscious field,
Figure of a unitary Light within. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
825:Felt its honey of felicity
Flow through his veins like the rivers of Paradise,
Made body a nectar-cup of the Absolute. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
826:Happy, inert, he lies beneath her feet:
His breast he offers for her cosmic dance
Of which our lives are the quivering theatre, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
827:I am Prometheus under the vulture’s beak,
Man the discoverer of the undying fire,
In the flame he kindled burning like a moth ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
828:Impure, sadistic, with grimacing mouths,
Grey foul inventions gruesome and macabre
Came televisioned from the gulfs of Night. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
829:In bodies motionless like statues, fixed
In tranced cessations of their sleepless thought
Sat sleeping souls. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
830:In man a dim disturbing somewhat lives;
It knows but turns away from divine Light
Preferring the dark ignorance of the fall. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Growth of the Flame,
831:It acted not but bore all thoughts and deeds,
The witness Lord of Nature’s myriad acts
Consenting to the movements of her Force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, In the Self of Mind,
832:The omniscient Ray is shut behind his lids:
He is the Wisdom that comes not by thought, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
833:There crawled through every tense and aching nerve
Leaving behind its poignant quaking trail
A nameless and unutterable fear. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
834:All contraries were true in one huge spirit
Surpassing measure, change and circumstance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Discovery of the Cosmic Spirit and the Cosmic Consciousness,
835:And symbol of some native cosmic strength,
A sacred beast lay prone below her feet,
A silent flame-eyed mass of living force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
836:As those who have lived long made one in love
Need word nor sign for heart’s reply to heart,
He met and communed without bar of speech ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Soul,
837:A strange pell-mell of magic artisans,
Was seen moulding the plastic clay of life,
An elfin brood, an elemental kind. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
838:His wakened mind became an empty slate
On which the Universal and Sole could write. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
839:in her spaceless self released from bounds
Unnumbered years seemed moments long drawn out,
The brilliant time-flakes of eternity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Return to Earth,
840:Reason that scans and breaks, but cannot build
Or builds in vain because she doubts her work. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
841:The boundless Nescience of the unconscious depths
Covered eternity with nothingness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
842:The Immanent lives in man as in his house;
He has made the universe his pastime’s field,
A vast gymnasium of his works of might. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
843:They are caught by the Wheel that they had hoped to break,
On their shoulders they must bear man’s load of fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
844:A living centre of the Illimitable
Widened to equate with the world’s circumference, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
845:An omnipotent indiscernible Influence,
He sits, unfelt by the form in which he lives
And veils his knowledge by the groping mind. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
846:Impersonal, signless, featureless, void of forms
A blank pure consciousness had replaced the mind. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
847:In destruction felt creation’s hasty pace,
Knew loss as the price of a celestial gain ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
848:Oneness was sovereign in that sylvan peace,
The wild beast joined in friendship with its prey;
Persuading the hatred and the strife to cease ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Quest,
849:The builder Reason lost her confidence
In the successful sleight and turn of thought
That makes the soul the prisoner of a phrase. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, In the Self of Mind,
850:Across the unfolding of the seas of self
Appeared the deathless countries of the One. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
851:Agents of darkness imitating light,
Spirits obscure and moving things obscure,
Unwillingly they serve a mightier Power. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
852:All here is a mystery of contraries:
Darkness a magic of self-hidden Light,
Suffering some secret rapture’s tragic mask ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
853:An ocean of electric Energy
Formlessly formed its strange wave-particles
Constructing by their dance this solid scheme, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
854:God's Desire
Lo, how all shakes when the gods tread too near!
All moves, is in peril, anguished, torn, upheaved. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
855:Her patient paleness wore a pensive glow
Like evening’s subdued gaze of gathered light
Departing, which foresees sunrise her child. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Return to Earth,
856:Sunbelts of knowledge, moonbelts of delight
Stretched out in an ecstasy of widenesses ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
857:The heavens of the ideal Mind were seen
In a blue lucency of dreaming Space
Like strips of brilliant sky clinging to the moon. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
858:These sages breathed for God’s delight in things.
Assisting the slow entries of the gods,
Sowing in young minds immortal thoughts they lived, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Quest,
859:The Spirit shall look out through Matter’s gaze
And Matter shall reveal the Spirit’s face. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
860:What is Truth and who can find her form
Amid the specious images of sense,
Amid the crowding guesses of the mind ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
861:A Thought that can conceive but hardly knows
Arises slowly in her and creates
The idea, the speech that labels more than it lights; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
862:Even when we fail to look into our souls
Or lie embedded in earthly consciousness,
Still have we parts that grow towards the light, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
863:Her mouth was seized to channel ineffable truths,
Knowledge unthinkable found an utterance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Discovery of the Cosmic Spirit and the Cosmic Consciousness,
864:He sees in all things strangely fashioned here
The unwelcome jest of a deceiving Force,
A parable of Maya and her might. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
865:He whose transcendence rules the pregnant Vasts,
Prescient now dwells in our subliminal depths,
A luminous individual Power, alone. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
866:I have been pity, leaning over pain
And the tender smile that heals the wounded heart
And sympathy making life less hard to bear. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
867:I have been pity, leaning over pain
And the tender smile that heals the wounded heart
And sympathy making life less hard to bear. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
868:Implacable in the passion of their will,
Lifting the hammers of titanic toil
The demiurges of the universe work; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
869:I smite the Titan who bestrides the world
And slay the ogre in his blood-stained den.
I am Durga, goddess of the proud and strong ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
870:Nabhi-Padma (Navel-lotus)
Out of the dreadful press she dragged her will
And fixed her thought upon the saviour Name. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
871:Only religion in this bankruptcy
Presents its dubious riches to our hearts
Or signs unprovisioned cheques on the Beyond: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
872:Then from the heights a greater Voice came down,
The Word that touches the heart and finds the soul, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
873:There is a consciousness mind cannot touch,
Its speech cannot utter nor its thought reveal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
874:A mighty victory or a mighty fall,
A throne in heaven or a pit in hell,
The dual Energy they have justified ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
875:Heaven in its rapture dreams of perfect earth,
Earth in its sorrow dreams of perfect heaven. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
876:His spirit by spiritual ego sink,
Or his soul dream shut in sainthood’s brilliant cell
Where only a bright shadow of God can come. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
877:Knew death for a cellar of the house of life,
In destruction felt creation’s hasty pace. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
878:O to spread forth, O to encircle and seize
More hearts till love in us has filled thy world! ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
879:Our spirit tires of being’s surfaces,
Transcended is the splendour of the form;
It turns to hidden powers and deeper states. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
880:The doors of light are sealed to common mind
And earth’s needs nail to earth the human mass, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
881:Trivial amusements stimulate and waste
The energy given to him to grow and be.
His little hour is spent in little things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
882:Without wisdom power is like a wind,
It can breathe upon the heights and kiss the sky,
It cannot build the extreme eternal things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
883:A little gift comes from the Immensitudes,
But measureless to life its gain of joy;
All the untold Beyond is mirrored there. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
884:An almighty occultist erects in Space
This seeming outward world which tricks the sense; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
885:An inner law of beauty shapes our lives;
Our words become the natural speech of Truth,
Each thought is a ripple on a sea of Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
886:The eyes of love gaze starlike through death’s night,
The feet of love tread naked hardest worlds. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
887:The lust that warps the spirit’s natural good
Replaced by a manufactured virtue and vice
The frank spontaneous impulse of the soul: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
888:Time's works
The giant’s and the Titan’s furious march
Climbs to usurp the kingdom of the gods
Or skirts the demon magnitudes of Hell; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
889:A divine pity on the peaks of the world,
A spirit touched by the grief of all that lives,
She looked out far and saw from inner mind ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
890:A fourth dimension of aesthetic sense
Where all is in ourselves, ourselves in all,
To the cosmic wideness re-aligns our souls. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
891:All’s miracle here and can by miracle change.
This is that secret Nature’s edge of might. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
892:Ananke’s engines organising Chance,
Channels perverse of a stupendous Will,
Tools of the Unknown who use us as their tools, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
893:An invisible Beauty, goal of the world’s desire,
A Sun of which all knowledge is a beam,
A Greatness without whom no life could be. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
894:Even through the tangled anarchy called Fate
And through the bitterness of death and fall
An outstretched Hand is felt upon our lives. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
895:His failure is not failure whom God leads; ...
   It knows its steps, its way is inevitable,
   And how shall the end be vain when God is guide?
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
896:Intense philosophies pointed earth to heaven
Or on foundations broad as cosmic Space
Upraised the earth-mind to superhuman heights. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Growth of the Flame,
897:O Sun-Word, thou shalt raise the earth-soul to Light
And bring down God into the lives of men; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
898:That, travellers from on high, arrive to us
Deformed by our search, tricked by costuming mind, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
899:The crown of conscious Immortality,
The godhead promised to our struggling souls
When first man’s heart dared death and suffered life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
900:The troglodytes of the subconscious Mind,
Ill-trained slow stammering interpreters
Only of their small task’s routine aware ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
901:Too hard the gods are with man’s fragile race;
In their large heavens they dwell exempt from Fate
And they forget the wounded feet of man. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
902:All knowledge failed and the Idea’s forms
And Wisdom screened in awe her lowly head
Feeling a Truth too great for thought or speech. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
903:An adversary Force was born of old:
Invader of the life of mortal man,
It hides from him the straight immortal path. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
904:A puritan God made pleasure a poisonous fruit,
Or red drug in the market-place of Death,
And sin the child of Nature’s ecstasy. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
905:Mind’s voices mimicked inspiration’s stress,
Its ictus of infallibility,
Its speed and lightning heaven-leap of the Gods. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
906:Only the Eternal’s strength in us can dare
To attempt the immense adventure of that climb
And the sacrifice of all we cherish here. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
907:Out of a slow confused embroiled self-search
Mind grew to a clarity cut out, precise,
A gleam enclosed in a stone ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
908:Soul's soar
It seemed the yearning of a lonely flute
That roamed along the shores of memory
And filled the eyes with tears of longing joy. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Soul,
909:There is a oneness native and occult
That needs no instruments and erects no form;
In unison it grows with all that is. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Birth and Childhood of the Flame,
910:A lonely soul passions for the Alone,
The heart that loved man thrills to the love of God,
A body is his chamber and his shrine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
911:Even God himself obeys the Laws he made:
The Law abides and never can it change,
The Person is a bubble on Time’s sea. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
912:He shore the cord of mind that ties the earth-heart
And cast away the yoke of Matter’s law. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
913:In moments when the inner lamps are lit
And the life’s cherished guests are left outside,
Our spirit sits alone and speaks to its gulfs. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
914:Insatiate seeker, he has all to learn:
He has exhausted now life’s surface acts,
His being’s hidden realms remain to explore. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
915:Its aspect of a fixed stability
Is the cover of a captive motion’s swirl,
An order of the steps of Energy’s dance ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
916:Life now became a sure approach to God,
Existence a divine experiment
And cosmos the soul’s opportunity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
917:Pain is the hammer of the Gods to break
A dead resistance in the mortal’s heart,
His slow inertia as of living stone. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
918:Pain is the hand of Nature sculpturing men
To greatness: an inspired labour chisels
With heavenly cruelty an unwilling mould. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
919:They sang Infinity’s names and deathless powers
In metres that reflect the moving worlds,
Sight’s sound-waves breaking from the soul’s great deeps. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Quest,
920:All here is dreamed or doubtfully exists,
But who the dreamer is and whence he looks
Is still unknown or only a shadowy guess. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
921:All here where each thing seems its lonely self
Are figures of the sole transcendent One:
Only by him they are, his breath is their life; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
922:All in outer mind
Is made, not born, a product perishable,
Forged in the body’s factory by earth-force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
923:A stripped imperative of conceptual phrase
Architectonic and inevitable
Translated the unthinkable into thought: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
924:By means we slight as small, obscure or base,
A greatness founded upon little things,
He has built a world in the unknowing Void. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
925:Intense, one-pointed, monumental, lone,
Patient he sat like an incarnate hope
Motionless on a pedestal of prayer. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
926:Non-Being’s night could never have been saved
If Being had not plunged into the dark
Carrying with it its triple mystic cross. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
927:Our precarious mortal thought
That looks from soil to sky and sky to soil
But knows not the below nor the beyond, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
928:The kingdom of the animal self arose,
Where deed is all and mind is still half-born
And the heart obeys a dumb unseen control. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
929:A mystic Form that could contain the worlds,
Yet make one human breast its passionate shrine, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
930:A veil is kept, something is still held back,
Lest, captives of the beauty and the joy,
Our souls forget to the Highest to aspire. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
931:Expansion and contraction’s mystic act
Created touch and friction in the void,
Into abstract emptiness brought clash and clasp: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
932:He stood compelled to a tremendous choice.
   All he had been and all towards which he grew
   Must now be left behind or else transform
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Pursuit of the Unknowable, [T5],
933:Hidden behind the fair outsides of life.
Its dangerous commerce is our suffering’s cause.
Its breath is a subtle poison in men’s hearts; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
934:Ignorant and stumbling, in brief boundaries pent,
He crowns himself the world’s mock suzerain,
Tormenting Nature with the works of Mind. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Towards the Black Void,
935:Music brought down celestial yearnings, song
Held the merged heart absorbed in rapturous depths,
Linking the human with the cosmic cry. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Growth of the Flame,
936:Only when Eternity takes Time by the hand,
Only when infinity weds the finite’s thought,
Can man be free from himself and live with God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
937:The spirit rises mightier by defeat;
Its godlike wings grow wider with each fall.
Its splendid failures sum to victory. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
938:The spirit rises mightier by defeat;
Its godlike wings grow wider with each fall.
Its splendid failures sum to victory. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
939:To seize the absolute in shapes that pass,
To fix the eternal’s touch in time-made things,
This is the law of all perfection here. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
940:A Truth occult has made this mighty world:
The Eternal’s wisdom and self-knowledge act
In ignorant Mind and in the body’s steps. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
941:Falsehood enthroned on awed and prostrate hearts
The cults and creeds that organise living death
And slay the soul on the altar of a lie. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
942:Ignorant like men born blind who know not light,
They could equate worst ill with highest good, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
943:Night over tired lands, when evening pales
And fading gleams break down the horizon’s walls,
Nor yet the dusk grows mystic with the moon. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Towards the Black Void,
944:Since God has made earth, earth must make in her God;
What hides within her breast she must reveal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
945:Then through a tunnel dug in the last rock
She came out where there shone a deathless sun.
A house was there all made of flame and light ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
946:The sacred Book lay on its sanctified desk
Wrapped in interpretation’s silken strings:
A credo sealed up its spiritual sense. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
947:These revolutions, demon or drunken god,
Convulsing the wounded body of mankind
Only to paint in new colours an old face; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
948:Where Matter is all, there Spirit is a dream:
If all are the Spirit, Matter is a lie,
And who was the liar who forged the universe? ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
949:An attempt, a drawing half-done is the world’s life;
Its lines doubt their concealed significance,
Its curves join not their high intended close. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair,
950:A touch supreme surprised his hurrying heart,
The clasp was remembered of the Wonderful,
And hints leaped down of white beatitudes. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
951:Beyond the earth, but meant for delivered earth,
Wisdom and joy prepare their perfect crown;
Truth superhuman calls to thinking man. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
952:His knowledge he disguised as Ignorance,
His Good he sowed in Evil’s monstrous bed,
Made error a door by which Truth could enter in. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
953:Light flung the photon’s swift revealing spark
And showed, in the minuteness of its flash
Imaged, this cosmos of apparent things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
954:None can reach heaven who has not passed through hell.
   This too the traveller of the worlds must dare.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
955:Thou art his spur to greatness in his works,
The whip to his yearning for eternal bliss,
His poignant need of immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
956:Vain the soul’s hope if changeless Law is all:
Ever to the new and the unknown press on
The speeding aeons justifying God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
957:Who help men’s drab and heavy ignorant lives
To wake to beauty and the wonder of things
Touching them with glory and divinity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
958:A gift of priceless value from Time’s gods
Lost or mislaid in an uncaring world,
Life is a marvel missed, an art gone wry. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
959:A solid image of reality
Carved out of being to prop the works of Time,
Matter on the firm earth sits strong and sure. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
960:Crowding and stinging in a monstrous swarm
Pressed with a noxious hum into his mind
Thoughts that could poison Nature’s heavenliest breath, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
961:The Inconscient too is infinite;
The more its abysses we insist to sound,
The more it stretches, stretches endlessly. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
962:There Ego was lord upon his peacock seat
And Falsehood sat by him, his mate and queen:
The world turned to them as Heaven to Truth and God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
963:There every thought and feeling is an act,
And every act a symbol and a sign,
And every symbol hides a living power. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
964:These static objects in the cosmic dance
That are but Energy’s self-repeating whorls
Prolonged by the spirit of the brooding Void, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
965:All here gathers beneath one golden sky:
The Powers that build the cosmos station take
In its house of infinite possibility; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
966:But many-visaged is the cosmic Soul;
A touch can alter the fixed front of Fate.
A sudden turn can come, a road appear. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
967:Ever since consciousness was born on earth,
Life is the same in insect, ape and man,
Its stuff unchanged, its way the common route. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
968:For body without mind has not the light,
The rapture of spirit sense, the joy of life;
All then becomes subconscient, tenebrous. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
969:Her deepest grief from sweetest gulfs arose.
Remembrance was a poignant pang ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Joy of Union; the Ordeal of the Foreknowledge of Death and the Heart’s Grief and Pain,
970:He who Is grows manifest in the years
And the slow Godhead shut within the cell
Climbs from the plasm to immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
971:Hunger that gnawest at the universe
Consuming the cold remnants of the suns
And eatst the whole world with thy jaws of fire. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
972:If something great awakes, too frail his pitch
To reveal its zenith tension of delight,
His thought to eternise its ephemeral soar, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
973:It was a plane of undetermined spirit
That could be a zero or round sum of things,
A state in which all ceased and all began. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Greater Knowledge,
974:Once the Ananda, the divine delight in all things is attained, it sets right all the distortions, all the evil of the world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, To Bhaga Savitri, the Enjoyer,
975:There beat a throb of living interchange:
Being felt being even when afar
And consciousness replied to consciousness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
976:This hidden foe lodged in the human breast
Man must overcome or miss his higher fate.
This is the inner war without escape. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
977:Yet Light is there; it stands at Nature’s doors:
It holds a torch to lead the traveller in.
It waits to be kindled in our secret cells ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
978:A formless void suppressed his struggling brain,
A darkness grim and cold oppressed his flesh,
A whispered grey suggestion chilled his heart; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
979:Earth lies unchanged beneath the circling sun;
She loves her fall and no omnipotence
Her mortal imperfections can erase. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
980:Half-heard lowings drew the listening ear,
As if the Sun-god’s brilliant kine were there
Hidden in mist and passing towards the sun. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
981:Haughtily humble in his own conceit
Believes himself a spawn of Matter’s mud
And takes his own creations for his cause. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
982:Heaven-fire laughed in the corners of her eyes;
Her body a mass of courage and heavenly strength,
She menaced the triumph of the nether gods. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
983:Night is not our beginning nor our end;
She is the dark Mother in whose womb we have hid
Safe from too swift a waking to world-pain. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
984:The cosmos is no accident in Time;
There is a meaning in each play of Chance,
There is a freedom in each face of Fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
985:These pale glimmer-realms
Where dawn-sheen gambolled with the native dusk
And helped the Day to grow and Night to fail, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
986:Through a glamour of shifting hues of air
The seasons drew in linked significant dance
The symbol pageant of the changing year. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Birth and Childhood of the Flame,
987:A circuit ending where it first began
Is dubbed the forward and eternal march
Of progress on perfection’s unknown road. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
988:An errant ray from the immortal Mind
Accepted the earth’s blindness and became
Our human thought, servant of Ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
989:Our ignorance is Wisdom’s chrysalis,
Our error weds new knowledge on its way,
Its darkness is a blackened knot of light; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
990:Then stretches the boundless finite’s last expanse,
The cosmic empire of the Overmind,
Time’s buffer state bordering Eternity, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
991:The slow process of a material mind
Which serves the body it should rule and use
And needs to lean upon an erring sense. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
992:At last to open thy eyes consent and see
   The stuff of which thou and the world are made.
   Inconscient in the dumb inconscient Void
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
993:A world of lovelier forms lies near to ours,
Where, undisguised by earth’s deforming sight,
All shapes are beautiful and all things true. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
994:In gleaming clarities of amethyst air
The chainless and omnipotent Spirit of Mind
Brooded on the blue lotus of the Idea. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
995:Night was a chrysoprase on velvet cloth,
A nestling darkness or a moonlit deep; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Joy of Union; the Ordeal of the Foreknowledge of Death and the Heart’s Grief and Pain,
996:On the ocean surface of vast Consciousness
Small thoughts in shoals are fished up into a net
But the great truths escape her narrow cast; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
997:The unseizable forces of the cosmic whirl
Bear in their bacchant limbs the fixity
Of an original foresight that is Fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
998:The voice that chants to the creator Fire,
The symbolled OM, the great assenting Word,
The bridge between the rapture and the calm, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
999:The worlds are built by its unconscious Breath
And Matter and Mind are its figures or its powers,
Our waking thoughts the output of its dreams. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
1000:Under a blue veil of eternity
The splendours of ideal Mind were seen
Outstretched across the boundaries of things known. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1001:A channel of universal harmony,
Hearing was a stream of magic audience,
A bed for occult sounds earth cannot hear. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
1002:At last there wakes in us a witness Soul
That looks at truths unseen and scans the Unknown;
Then all assumes a new and marvellous face: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
1003:Climb not to Godhead by the Titan’s road.
Against the Law he pits his single will,
Across its way he throws his pride of might. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1004:Even in all that life and man have marred,
A whisper of divinity still is heard,
A breath is felt from the eternal spheres. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
1005:Imagination called her shining squads
That venture into undiscovered scenes
Where all the marvels lurk none yet has known: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
1006:In this whirl and sprawl through infinite vacancy
The Spirit became Matter and lay in the whirl,
A body sleeping without sense or soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
1007:Our past lives still in our unconscious selves
And by the weight of its hidden influences
Is shaped our future’s self-discovery. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
1008:Our souls accept what our blind thoughts refuse.
Earth’s winged chimaeras are Truth’s steeds in Heaven,
The impossible God’s sign of things to be. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
1009:The staple or dry straw of Reason’s tilth,
Its heaped fodder of innumerable facts,
Plebeian fare on which today we thrive. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
1010:Across the cosmic field through narrow lanes
Asking a scanty dole from Fortune’s hands
And garbed in beggar’s robes there walks the One. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
1011:All that denies must be torn out and slain
And crushed the many longings for whose sake
We lose the One for whom our lives were made. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
1012:An Energy of perpetual transience makes
The journey from which no return is sure,
The pilgrimage of Nature to the Unknown. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
1013:A spirit, a being saw created things
And cast itself into unnumbered forms
And was what it saw and made; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Discovery of the Cosmic Spirit and the Cosmic Consciousness,
1014:Creation and destruction waltzed inarmed
On the bosom of a torn and quaking earth;
All reeled into a world of Kali’s dance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
1015:God shall grow up while the wise men talk and sleep;
For man shall not know the coming till its hour
And belief shall be not till the work is done. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
1016:In the exact Inconscient’s stark conceit,
In the casual error of the world’s ignorance
A plan, a hidden Intelligence is glimpsed. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1017:The All-containing was contained in form,
Oneness was carved into units measurable,
The limitless built into a cosmic sum: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1018:There in the silence few have ever reached,
Thou shalt see the Fire burning on the bare stone
And the deep cavern of thy secret soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
1019:The sin last, greatest, the spiritual pride,
That, made of dust, equalled itself with heaven,
Its scorn of the worm writhing in the mud, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
1020:This universe an old enchantment guards;
Its objects are carved cups of World-Delight
Whose charmed wine is some deep soul’s rapture-drink. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
1021:Voices that came from unseen waiting worlds
Uttered the syllables of the Unmanifest
To clothe the body of the mystic Word. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
1022:His fires of grandeur burn in the great sun,
He glides through heaven shimmering in the moon;
He is beauty carolling in the fields of sound; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
1023:Yes, there are happy ways near to God’s sun;
But few are they who tread the sunlit path;
Only the pure in soul can walk in light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1024:Yet is it a conscious power that moves in us,
A seed-idea is parent of our acts
And destiny the unrecognised child of Will. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1025:Yet were there regions where these absolutes met
And made a circle of bliss with married hands;
Light stood embraced by light, fire wedded fire. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
1026:All that we seek for is prefigured there
And all we have not known nor ever sought
Which yet one day must be born in human hearts
That the Timeless may fulfil itself in things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri,
1027:A march of his greatness are the wheeling stars.
His laughter of beauty breaks out in green trees,
His moments of beauty triumph in a flower; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
1028:If the chamber’s door is even a little ajar,
What then can hinder God from stealing in
Or who forbid his kiss on the sleeping soul? ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1029:Our body’s subtle self is throned within
In its viewless palace of veridical dreams
That are bright shadows of the thoughts of God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
1030:Out of the sorrow and darkness of the world,
Out of the depths where life and thought are tombed,
Lonely mounts up to heaven the deathless Flame. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
1031:The Son of God born as the Son of man
Has drunk the bitter cup, owned Godhead’s debt,
The debt the Eternal owes to the fallen kind ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1032:Thus is it even with the seer and sage;
For still the human limits the divine:
Out of our thoughts we must leap up to sight, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1033:Two golden serpents round the lintel curled,
Enveloping it with their pure and dreadful strength,
Looked out with wisdom’s deep and luminous eyes. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
1034:An idea,
Each deemed Truth’s intimate fount and summit force,
The heart of the meaning of the universe,
Perfection’s key, passport to Paradise. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
1035:A sumptuous chamber of the spirit’s sleep
At first she made, a deep interior room,
Where he slumbers as if a forgotten guest. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
1036:A thinking mind had come to lift life’s moods,
The keen-edged tool of a Nature mixed and vague,
An intelligence half-witness, half-machine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
1037:Easy the heavens were to build for God.
Earth was his difficult matter, earth the glory
Gave of the problem and the race and strife. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1038:Its steps are paces of the soul’s return
From the deep adventure of material birth,
A ladder of delivering ascent
And rungs that Nature climbs to deity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair,
1039:The mind of mortal man is led by words,
His sight retires behind the walls of Thought
And looks out only through half-opened doors. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1040:There is a purpose in each stumble and fall;
Nature’s most careless lolling is a pose
Preparing some forward step, some deep result. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1041:Thy soul is a brief flower by the gardener Mind
Created in thy matter’s terrain plot;
It perishes with the plant on which it grows. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal
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1042:To catch the boundless in a net of birth,
To cast the spirit into physical form,
To lend speech and thought to the Ineffable; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
1043:A Truth supreme has forced the world to be;
It has wrapped itself in Matter as in a shroud,
A shroud of Death, a shroud of Ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1044:Bliss is the secret stuff of all that lives,
Even pain and grief are garbs of world-delight,
It hides behind thy sorrow and thy cry. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1045:He tastes the honey of tears and puts off joy
Repenting, and has laughter and has wrath,
And both are a broken music of the soul ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
1046:In packets she ties up the Indivisible;
Finding her hands too small to hold vast Truth
She breaks up knowledge into alien parts ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
1047:One endless watches the inconscient scene
Where all things perish, as the foam the stars.
The One lives for ever. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
1048:This sole is real in apparent things,
Even upon earth the spirit is life’s key,
But her solid outsides nowhere bear its trace. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
1049:Trivial or sombre, disillusion comes,
Life’s harsh reality stares at the soul:
Heaven’s hour adjourned flees into bodiless Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
1050:A light was with him, an invisible hand
   Was laid upon the error and the pain
   Till it became a quivering ecstasy,
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
1051:Already God is near, the Truth is close:
Because the dark atheist body knows him not,
Must the sage deny the Light, the seer his soul? ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1052:Although defeated, life must struggle on;
Always she sees a crown she cannot grasp;
Her eyes are fixed beyond her fallen state. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
1053:Day was a purple pageant and a hymn,
A wave of the laughter of light from morn to eve. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Joy of Union; the Ordeal of the Foreknowledge of Death and the Heart’s Grief and Pain,
1054:If human will could be made one with God’s,
If human thought could echo the thoughts of God,
Man might be all-knowing and omnipotent; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1055:Mind is Nature’s marriage of convenance
Between truth and falsehood, between joy and pain:
This struggling pair no court can separate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1056:Our life’s uncertain way winds circling on,
Our mind’s unquiet search asks always light,
Till they have learned their secret in their source. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
1057:The genius too receives from some high fount
Concealed in a supernal secrecy
The work that gives him an immortal name. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1058:the troubled stream where leaps a blind heart-pulse
And the nerve-beat of feeling wakes in sense
Dividing Matter’s sleep from conscious Mind, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
1059:Adventure leaped an unexpected friend,
And danger brought a keen sweet tang of joy;
Each happening was a deep experience. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
1060:All forms are tokens of some veiled idea
Whose covert purpose lurks from mind’s pursuit,
Yet is a womb of sovereign consequence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
1061:All forms are tokens of some veiled idea
Whose covert purpose lurks from mind’s pursuit,
Yet is a womb of sovereign consequence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
1062:All seems in vain, yet endless is the game.
Impassive turns the ever-circling Wheel,
Life has no issue, death brings no release. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
1063:Here in Life’s nether realms all contraries meet;
Truth stares and does her works with bandaged eyes
And Ignorance is Wisdom’s patron here: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
1064:He who has found his identity with God
Pays with the body’s death his soul’s vast light.
His knowledge immortal triumphs by his death. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1065:Indifference, pain and joy, a triple disguise,
Attire of the rapturous Dancer in the ways,
Withhold from thee the body of God’s bliss. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1066:In his fragile tenement he grows Nature’s lord.
In him Matter wakes from its long obscure trance,
In him earth feels the Godhead drawing near. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
1067:Man is a dynamo for the cosmic work;
Nature does most in him, God the high rest:
Only his soul’s acceptance is his own. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1068:Our souls, upon the wheel of God
For ever turning, they arrive and go,
Married and sundered in the magic round
Of the great Dancer of the boundless dance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
1069:The Eternal suffers in a human form,
He has signed salvation’s testament with his blood:
He has opened the doors of his undying peace. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1070:The seed of Godhead sleeps in mortal hearts,
The flower of Godhead grows on the world-tree:
All shall discover God in self and things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1071:A greater Personality sometimes
Possesses us which yet we know is ours:
Or we adore the Master of our souls.
Then the small bodily ego thins and falls; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
1072:Cast Thought from thee, that nimble ape of Light:
In his tremendous hush stilling thy brain
His vast Truth wake within and know and see. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
1073:Great figures of gods
Conscious in stone and living without breath,
Watching with fixed regard the soul of man,
Executive figures of the cosmic self ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
1074:I know that knowledge is a vast embrace:
I know that every being is myself,
In every heart is hidden the myriad One. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
1075:The little Mind is tied to little things:
Its sense is but the spirit’s outward touch,
Half-waked in a world of dark Inconscience. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
1076:There are Two who are One and play in many worlds;
In Knowledge and Ignorance they have spoken and met
And light and darkness are their eyes’ interchange. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
1077:They enter the valley of the wandering Gleam
Whence, captives or victims of the specious Ray,
Souls trapped in that region never can escape. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
1078:A bullock yoked in the cart of proven fact,
She drags huge knowledge-bales through Matter’s dust
To reach utility’s immense bazaar. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
1079:A hunchback rider of the red Wild-Ass,
A rash Intelligence leaped down lion-maned
From the great mystic Flame that rings the worlds ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
1080:A schoolman mind had captured life’s large space,
But chose to live in bare and paltry rooms
Parked off from the too vast dangerous universe. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
1081:Crafts minute in subtle lines
Eternised a swift moment’s memory
Or showed in a carving’s sweep, a cup’s design
The underlying patterns of the unseen: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Growth of the Flame,
1082:Her eternal Lover is her action’s cause;
For him she leaped forth from the unseen Vasts
To move here in a stark unconscious world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
1083:Infallibly by Truth’s directing gaze
All creatures here their secret self disclose,
Forced to become what in themselves they hide. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1084:Mystic, ineffable is the spirit’s truth,
Unspoken, caught only by the spirit’s eye.
When naked of ego and mind it hears the Voice; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1085:There consciousness was a close and single weft;
The far and near were one in spirit-space,
The moments there were pregnant with all time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Greater Knowledge,
1086:Well is the unconscious rule for the animal breeds
Content to live beneath the immutable yoke;
Man turns to a nobler walk, a master path. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1087:He too is a machine amid machines;
A piston brain pumps out the shapes of thought,
A beating heart cuts out emotion’s modes;
An insentient energy fabricates a soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue,
1088:I have created all, all I devour;
I am Death and the dark terrible Mother of life,
I am Kali black and naked in the world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1089:In an outburst of heavenly joy and ease
Life yields to the divinity within
And gives the rapture-offering of its all,
And the soul opens to felicity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
1090:In a veiled Nature’s hallowed secrecies
It burns for ever on the altar Mind,
Its priests the souls of dedicated gods,
Humanity its house of sacrifice. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
1091:In the black night the wrath of storm swept by,
The thunder crashed above her, the rain hissed,
Its million footsteps pattered on the roof. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
1092:Our dead past round our future’s ankles clings
And drags back the new nature’s glorious stride,
Or from its buried corpse old ghosts arise, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
1093:This world is in love with its own ignorance,
Its darkness turns away from the saviour light,
It gives the cross in payment for the crown. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1094:An arrow leaping through eternity
Suddenly shot from the tense bow of Time,
A ray returning to its parent sun. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
1095:The life that wins its aim asks greater aims,
The life that fails and dies must live again;
Till it has found itself it cannot cease. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
1096:There was a separateness of soul from soul:
An inner wall of silence could be built,
An armour of conscious might protect and shield; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
1097:Whether for Heaven or Hell they must wage war:
Warriors of Good, they serve a shining cause
Or are Evil’s soldiers in the pay of Sin. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
1098:Here rapture was a common incident;
The lovelinesses of whose captured thrill
Our human pleasure is a fallen thread, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1099:There Mind, a splendid sun of vision’s rays,
Shaped substance by the glory of its thoughts
And moved amidst the grandeur of its dreams. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
1100:To music that can immortalise the mind
And make the heart wide as infinity
Listened, and captured the inaudible
Cadences that awake the occult ear. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
1101:Appealing to the soul and not the eye
Beauty lived there at home in her own house,
There all was beautiful by its own right
And needed not the splendour of a robe. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Soul,
1102:At the head she stands of birth and toil and fate,
In their slow round the cycles turn to her call;
Alone her hands can change Time’s dragon base. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
1103:Fear not to be nothing that thou mayst be all;
Assent to the emptiness of the Supreme
That all in thee may reach its absolute. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1104:He watched in the alchemist radiance of her suns
The crimson outburst of one secular flower
On the tree-of-sacrifice of spiritual love. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
1105:If he could leave his limits he would be safe:
He sees but cannot mount to his greater heavens;
Even winged, he sinks back to his native soil. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1106:This mind is a dynamic small machine
Producing ceaselessly, till it wears out,
With raw material drawn from the outside world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1107:But only when we break through Matter’s wall
In that spiritual vastness can we stand
Where we can live the masters of our world ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1108:Our tasks are given, we are but instruments;
Nothing is all our own that we create:
The Power that acts in us is not our force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1109:This world is a vast unbroken totality,
A deep solidarity joins its contrary powers;
God’s summits look back on the mute Abyss. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1110:At the beginning of each far-spread plane
Pervading with her power the cosmic suns
She reigns, inspirer of its multiple works
And thinker of the symbol of its scene. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Soul,
1111:Reconstitute the perfect word, unite
The Alpha and the Omega in one sound;
Then shall the Spirit and Nature be at one.
Two are the ends of the mysterious plan. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
1112:The world creates itself invincibly;
For its body is the body of the Lord
And in its heart stands Virat, King of Kings. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1113:A few can climb to an unperishing sun,
Or live on the edges of the mystic moon
And channel to earth-mind the wizard ray. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1114:A fire of passion burned in spirit-depths,
A constant touch of sweetness linked all hearts,
The throb of one adoration’s single bliss
In a rapt ether of undying love. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Soul,
1115:I made the worlds my net, each joy a mesh.
A Hunger amorous of its suffering prey,
Life that devours, my image see in things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
1116:O Wisdom-Splendour, Mother of the universe,
   Creatrix, the Eternals artist Bride,
   Linger not long with thy transmuting hand.
   Pressed vainly on one golden bar of Time.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
1117:The shadowy keepers of our deathless past
Have made our fate the child of our own acts,
And from the furrows laboured by our will
We reap the fruit of our forgotten deeds. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Quest,
1118:This great perplexed and discontented world,
This haunt of Ignorance, this home of Pain:
There are pitched desire’s tents, grief’s headquarters. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1119:A fateful prison wall
Where men condemned wake through the creeping hours
Counted by the tollings of an ominous bell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
1120:A giant order was discovered here
Of which the tassel and extended fringe
Are the scant stuff of our material lives. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
1121:A light not born of sun or moon nor fire,
A light that dwelt within and saw within
Shedding an intimate visibility,
Made secrecy more revealing than the word: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
1122:Half-seen in clouds appeared a sombre face;
Night’s dusk tiara was his matted hair,
The ashes of the pyre his forehead’s sign. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
1123:Hewn, quartered on the scaffold as he falls,
His crucified voice proclaims, ‘I, I am God;’
‘Yes, all is God,’ peals back Heaven’s deathless call. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1124:I fear not for the angry frown of Heaven,
I flinch not from the red assault of Hell;
I crush the opposition of the gods,
Tread down a million goblin obstacles. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
1125:It was a world of sorrow and of hate,
Sorrow with hatred for its lonely joy,
Hatred with others’ sorrow as its feast; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
1126:It was a world of sorrow and of hate,
Sorrow with hatred for its lonely joy,
Hatred with others’ sorrow as its feast; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
1127:Mind is a mediator divinity:
Its powers can undo all Nature’s work:
Mind can suspend or change earth’s concrete law. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
1128:Only when thou hast climbed above thy mind
And liv’st in the calm vastness of the One
Can love be eternal in the eternal Bliss
And love divine replace the human tie. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
1129:Above the birth of body and of thought
Our spirit’s truth lives in the naked self
And from that height, unbound, surveys the world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1130:A divinising stream possessed his veins,
His body’s cells awoke to spirit sense,
Each nerve became a burning thread of joy:
Tissue and flesh partook beatitude. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
1131:A sight withdrawn in the concentrated heart
Could pierce behind the screen of Time’s results
And the rigid cast and shape of visible things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1132:Idols of an oblique divinity,
They wore the heads of animal or troll,
Assumed ears of the faun, the satyr’s hoof,
Or harboured the demoniac in their gaze. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
1133:In which the Unknown pursues himself through forms
And limits his eternity by the hours
And the blind Void struggles to live and see, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
1134:saw the signature and fiery seal
Of Wisdom on the dim Power’s hooded work
Who builds in Ignorance the steps of Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
1135:The daemons of the unknown overshadow his mind
Casting their dreams into live moulds of thought,
The moulds in which his mind builds out its world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
1136:Thinking-mind
There throned on concentration’s native seat
He opens that third mysterious eye in man,
The Unseen’s eye that looks at the unseen, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1137:World-naked hermits with their matted hair
Immobile as the passionless great hills
Around them grouped like thoughts of some vast mood
Awaiting the Infinite’s behest to end. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Quest,
1138:A high and dazzling limit shines above,
A black and blinding border rules below:
His mind is closed between two firmaments. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1139:Because there dwelt the Eternal’s vast Idea
And his dynamic will in men and things,
So only could the enormous scene begin. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1140:In the sealed hermetic heart, the happy core,
Unmoved behind this outer shape of death
The eternal Entity prepares within
Its matter of divine felicity, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
1141:The saviour creeds that cannot save themselves,
But perish in the strangling hands of the years,
Discarded from man’s thought, proved false by Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1142:A mutual debt binds man to the Supreme:
His nature we must put on as he put ours;
We are sons of God and must be even as he:
His human portion, we must grow divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
1143:A Nature that denied the eternal Truth
In the vain braggart freedom of its thought
Hoped to abolish God and reign alone. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
1144:From Matter’s plinth and viewless base
To a top as viewless, a carved sea of worlds
Climbing with foam-maned waves to the Supreme
Ascended towards breadths immeasurable; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair,
1145:I am the Man of Sorrows, I am he
Who is nailed on the wide cross of the universe;
To enjoy my agony God built the earth,
My passion he has made his drama’s theme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
1146:In booths of sin and night-repairs of vice
Styled infamies of the body’s concupiscence
And sordid imaginations etched in flesh,
Turned lust into a decorative art. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
1147:Invents creation’s paradox profound;
Spiritual thought is crammed in Matter’s forms,
Unseen it throws out a dumb energy
And works a miracle by a machine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
1148:If men were not and all were brilliant gods,
The mediating stair would then be lost
By which the spirit awake in Matter winds ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1149:That lives within us by ourselves unseen;
Only sometimes a holier influence comes,
A tide of mightier surgings bears our lives
And a diviner Presence moves the soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
1150:The radiant world of the everlasting Truth
Glimmered like a faint star bordering the night
Above the golden Overmind’s shimmering ridge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
1151:A calmness neared as of the approach of God,
A light of musing trance lit soil and sky
And an identity and ecstasy
Filled meditation’s solitary heart. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Birth and Childhood of the Flame,
1152:A dull indifference replaces fire
Or an endearing habit imitates love:
An outward and uneasy union lasts
Or the routine of a life’s compromise: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
1153:A firm spiritual poise,
A constant lodging in the Eternal’s realm,
A safety in the Silence and the Ray,
A settlement in the Immutable. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
1154:Ascending and descending twixt life’s poles
The seried kingdoms of the graded Law
Plunged from the Everlasting into Time, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
1155:A thunder rolling mid the hills of God,
Tireless, severe is their tremendous Voice:
Exceeding us, to exceed ourselves they call
And bid us rise incessantly above. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
1156:Broke into the cave where coiled World-Energy sleeps
And smote the thousand-hooded serpent Force
That blazing towered and clasped the World-Self above. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1157:Content abide not with one conquered realm;
Adventure all to make the whole world thine,
To break into greater kingdoms turn thy force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1158:All flowed immeasurably to one sea:
All living forms became its atom homes.
A Panergy that harmonised all life
Held now existence in its vast control; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Greater Knowledge,
1159:It imitates the Godhead it denies,
Puts on his figure and assumes his face.
A Manichean creator and destroyer,
This can abolish man, annul his world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
1160:The middle path is made for thinking man.
To choose his steps by reason’s vigilant light,
To choose his path among the many paths
Is given him, for each his difficult goal ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
1161:Then suddenly there came on her the change
Which in tremendous moments of our lives
Can overtake sometimes the human soul
And hold it up towards its luminous source. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Towards the Black Void,
1162:There is a truth to know, a work to do;
Her play is real; a Mystery he fulfils:
There is a plan in the Mother’s deep world-whim,
A purpose in her vast and random game. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
1163:Truths they could find and hold but not the one Truth:
The Highest was to them unknowable.
By knowing too much they missed the whole to be known: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1164:Ambassadress twixt eternity and change,
The omniscient Goddess leaned across the breadths
That wrap the fated journeyings of the stars
And saw the spaces ready for her feet. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
1165:God must be born on earth and be as man
That man being human may grow even as God.
He who would save the world must be one with the world ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1166:He sang the Inconscient and its secret self,
Its power omnipotent knowing not what it does,
All-shaping without will or thought or sense,
Its blind unerring occult mystery. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
1167:In a small fragile seed a great tree lurks,
In a tiny gene a thinking being is shut;
A little element in a little sperm,
It grows and is a conqueror and a sage. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
1168:Still have we parts that grow towards the light,
Yet are there luminous tracts and heavens serene
   And Eldorados of splendor and ecstacy
   And temples to the godhead none can see
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
1169:The source of all error is misapplication, wrong placing of truth, wrong arrangement, wrong relation, wrong positing in time and place, object and order. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, To Bhaga Savitri, the Enjoyer,
1170:Though Necessity dons the garb of Chance,
Hidden in the blind shifts of Fate she keeps
The slow calm logic of Infinity’s pace
And the inviolate sequence of its will. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
1171:A specialist of logic’s hard machine
Imposed its rigid artifice on the soul;
An aide of the inventor intellect,
It cut Truth into manageable bits ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
1172:Godheads live who care not for the world
And share not in the toil of Nature’s powers:
Absorbed in their self-ecstasy they dwell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1173:Invading the small sensitive flower of the throat
They brought their mute unuttered resonances
To kindle the figures of a heavenly speech. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1174:It wore the guise of an indiscernible Vast,
Or was a subtle kernel in the soul:
A distant greatness left it huge and dim,
A mystic closeness shut it sweetly in: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Pursuit of the Unknowable,
1175:An abyss yawned suddenly beneath her heart.
A vast and nameless fear dragged at her nerves
As drags a wild beast its half-slaughtered prey; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1176:An ancient tale of woe can move us still,
We keep the ache of breasts that breathe no more,
We are shaken by the sight of human pain,
And share the miseries that others feel. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
1177:An ear of mind withdrawn from the outward’s rhymes
Discovered the seed-sounds of the eternal Word,
The rhythm and music heard that built the worlds, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1178:A new aesthesis of Inferno’s art
That trained the mind to love what the soul hates,
Imposed allegiance on the quivering nerves
And forced the unwilling body to vibrate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
1179:A purpose mingled with the whims of Time,
A meaning met the stumbling pace of Chance
And Fate revealed a chain of seeing Will ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
1180:In the navel lotus’ broad imperial range
Its proud ambitions and its master lusts
Were tamed into instruments of a great calm sway
To do a work of God on earthly soil. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
1181:It was the hour before the Gods awake.
   Across the path of the divine Event
   The huge foreboding mind of Night, alone
   In her unlit temple of eternity,
   Lay stretched immobile upon Silence marge.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 01.01,
1182:Opponents of the Highest they have come
Out of their world of soulless thought and power
To serve by enmity the cosmic scheme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
1183:The months had fed the passion of the sun
And now his burning breath assailed the soil.
The tiger heats prowled through the fainting earth;
All was licked up as by a lolling tongue. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Quest,
1184:There Matter is soul’s result and not its cause.
In a contrary balance to earth’s truth of things
The gross weighs less, the subtle counts for more; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
1185:What most she needs, what most exceeds her scope,
A Mind unvisited by illusion’s gleams,
A Will expressive of soul’s deity,
A Strength not forced to stumble by its speed, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
1186:All is not here a blinded Nature’s task:
A Word, a Wisdom watches us from on high,
A Witness sanctioning her will and works,
An Eye unseen in the unseeing vast; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
1187:Maya is a veil of the Absolute;
A Truth occult has made this mighty world:
The Eternal’s wisdom and self-knowledge act
In ignorant Mind and in the body’s steps. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
1188:Men hail in my coming the Almighty's force
   Or praise with thankful tears his saviour Grace.
   I smite the Titan who bestrides the world
   And slay the ogre in his blood-stained den.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
1189:The great Gods use the pain of human hearts
As a sharp axe to hew their cosmic road:
They squander lavishly men’s blood and tears
For a moment’s purpose in their fateful work. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
1190:Arisen beneath a triple mystic heaven
The seven immortal earths were seen, sublime:
Homes of the blest released from death and sleep ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1191:As knowledge grows Light flames up from within:
It is a shining warrior in the mind,
An eagle of dreams in the divining heart,
An armour in the fight, a bow of God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
1192:Each leaned on the occult Inconscient’s power,
The fountain of its needed Ignorance,
Archmason of the limits by which it lives. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
1193:Impenetrable, a mystery recondite
Is the vast plan of which we are a part;
Its harmonies are discords to our view
Because we know not the great theme they serve. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
1194:In God’s supreme withdrawn and timeless hush
A seeing Self and potent Energy met;
The Silence knew itself and thought took form:
Self-made from the dual power creation rose. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, In the Self of Mind,
1195:In the narrow nether centre’s petty parts
Its childish game of daily dwarf desires
Was changed into a sweet and boisterous play,
A romp of little gods with life in Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
1196:All here is a mystery of contraries:
Darkness a magic of self-hidden Light,
Suffering some secret rapture’s tragic mask
And death an instrument of perpetual life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
1197:Behind her an ineffable Presence stood:
Her reign received their mystic influences,
Their lion-forces crouched beneath her feet. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
1198:Only if God assumes the human mind
And puts on mortal ignorance for his cloak
And makes himself the Dwarf with triple stride,
Can he help man to grow into the God.
~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
1199:The animal’s thoughtless joy is left behind,
Care and reflection burden his daily walk;
He has risen to greatness and to discontent,
He is awake to the Invisible. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
1200:The great hammer-beats of a pent-up world-heart
Burst open the narrow dams that keep us safe
Against the forces of the universe. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
1201:But on a failing edge of dumb lost space
Still a great dragon body sullenly loomed;
Adversary of the slow struggling Dawn
Defending its ground of tortured mystery, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
1202:Climbed back from Time into undying Self,
Up a golden ladder carrying the soul,
Tying with diamond threads the Spirit’s extremes. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
1203:Her body’s thoughts climbed from her conscious limbs
And carried their yearnings to its mystic crown
Where Nature’s murmurs meet the Ineffable. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1204:The harp of God falls mute, its call to bliss
Discouraged fails mid earth’s unhappy sounds;
The strings of the siren Ecstasy cry not here
Or soon are silenced in the human heart. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
1205:This huge world unintelligibly turns
In the shadow of a mused Inconscience;
It hides a key to inner meanings missed,
It locks in our hearts a voice we cannot hear. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
1206:Though a dress of blind and devious chance
Is laid upon the work of all-wise Fate,
Our acts interpret an omniscient Force
That dwells in the compelling stuff of things, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Destined Meeting-place,
1207:A Consciousness that knows not its own truth,
A vagrant hunter of misleading dawns,
Between the being’s dark and luminous ends
Moves here in a half-light that seems the whole: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
1208:Earth is the chosen place of mightiest souls;
Earth is the heroic spirit’s battlefield,
The forge where the Archmason shapes his works. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1209:I make even sin and error stepping-stones
   And all experience a long march towards Light.
   Out of the Inconscient I build consciousness,
   And lead through death to reach immortal Life.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
1210:Love that was once an animal’s desire,
Then a sweet madness in the rapturous heart,
An ardent comradeship in the happy mind,
Becomes a wide spiritual yearning’s space. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
1211:Obstructing the gods’ open ways he makes
His own estate of the earth’s air and light;
A monopolist of the world-energy,
He dominates the life of common men. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1212:Then a sound pealed through that dead monstrous realm:
Vast like the surge in a tired swimmer’s ears,
Clamouring, a fatal iron-hearted roar, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
1213:There are muffled throbs of laughter’s undertones,
The murmur of an occult happiness,
An exultation in the depths of sleep,
A heart of bliss within a world of pain. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
1214:Above the spirit cased in mortal sense
Are superconscious realms of heavenly peace,
Below, the Inconscient’s sullen dim abyss,
Between, behind our life, the deathless Rose. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
1215:In this investiture of fleshly life
A soul that is a spark of God survives
And sometimes it breaks through the sordid screen
And kindles a fire that makes us half-divine
~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
1216:It seized on speech to give those flamings shape,
Made beat the heart of wisdom in a word
And spoke immortal things through mortal lips. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Discovery of the Cosmic Spirit and the Cosmic Consciousness,
1217:The music born in Matter’s silences
Plucked nude out of the Ineffable’s fathomlessness
The meaning it had held but could not voice. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
1218:A love that bore the cross of pain with joy
Eudaemonised the sorrow of the world,
Made happy the weight of long unending Time,
The secret caught of God’s felicity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
1219:Ascending out of the limiting breadths of mind,
They shall discover the world’s huge design
And step into the Truth, the Right, the Vast. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1220:In the smothering stress of this stupendous Nought
Mind could not think, breath could not breathe, the soul
Could not remember or feel itself. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
1221:Only if God assumes the human mind
And puts on mortal ignorance for his cloak
And makes himself the Dwarf with triple stride,
Can he help man to grow into the God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
1222:The Inconscient could not read without man’s mind
The mystery of the world its sleep has made:
Man is its key to unlock a conscious door. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1223:A border sovereign is the occult Force.
A threshold guardian of the earth-scene’s Beyond,
She has canalised the outbreaks of the Gods ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
1224:All we attempt in this imperfect world,
Looks forward or looks back beyond Time’s gloss
To its pure idea and firm inviolate type
In an absolute creation’s flawless skill. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
1225:An animal in the instinctive herd
Pushed by life impulses, forced by common needs,
Each in his own kind saw his ego’s glass;
All served the aim and action of the pack. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
1226:Courage their armour, faith their sword, they must walk,
The hand ready to smite, the eye to scout,
Casting a javelin regard in front,
Heroes and soldiers of the army of Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
1227:Life-God
Life’s visage hides life’s real self from sight;
Life’s secret sense is written within, above.
The thought that gives it sense lives far beyond; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
1228:The day-bringer must walk in darkest night.
He who would save the world must share its pain.
If he knows not grief, how shall he find grief’s cure? ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1229:The glory of the integer of his soul.
A union of the Real with the unique,
A gaze of the Alone from every face,
The presence of the Eternal in the hours
~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release,
1230:He who now stares at the world with ignorant eyes
Hardly from the Inconscient’s night aroused,
That look at images and not at Truth,
Can fill those orbs with an immortal’s sight. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Call to the Quest,
1231:In the passage of the lotus of the throat
Where speech must rise and the expressing mind
And the heart’s impulse run towards word and act,
A glad uplift and a new working came. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
1232:The deathless Two-in-One,
A single being in two bodies clasped,
A diarchy of two united souls,
Seated absorbed in deep creative joy;
Their trance of bliss sustained the mobile world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Soul,
1233:Truth-world
Two beings he was, one wide and free above,
One struggling, bound, intense, its portion here.
A tie between them still could bridge two worlds; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
1234:A huge inertness is the world’s defence,
Even in change is treasured changelessness;
Into inertia revolution sinks,
In a new dress the old resumes its role; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
1235:Home-Earth
Aloof, its influence entered everywhere
And left a cloven hoof-mark on the breast;
A twisted heart and a strange sombre smile
Mocked at the sinister comedy of life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
1236:Overtaken by the spirit’s sudden spell,
Smitten by a divine passion’s alchemy,
Pain’s self compelled transformed to potent joy
Curing the antithesis twixt heaven and hell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
1237:Science tears out Nature’s occult powers,
Enormous djinns who serve a dwarf’s small needs,
Exposes the sealed minutiae of her art
And conquers her by her own captive force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
1238:She turned to the face of a veiled voiceless Truth
Hid in the dumb recesses of the heart
Or waiting beyond the last peak climbed by Thought. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Discovery of the Cosmic Spirit and the Cosmic Consciousness,
1239:wizard diagrams of the occult Law
Sealed some precise unreadable harmony,
Or used hue and figure to reconstitute
The herald blazon of Time’s secret things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
1240:Doom is a passage for our inborn force,
Our ordeal is the hidden spirit’s choice,
Ananke is our being’s own decree. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Joy of Union; the Ordeal of the Foreknowledge of Death and the Heart’s Grief and Pain,
1241:Illumined theocracies of the seeing soul
   Throned in the power of the Transcendent's ray.
   A vision of grandeurs, a dream of magnitudes
   In sun-bright kingdoms moved with regal gait:
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and the Fall of Life,
1242:Our great forefathers in those splendours moved;
Termless in power and satisfied of light,
They enjoyed the sense of all for which we strive. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1243:The hearts of men are amorous of clay-kin
And bear not spirits lone and high who bring
Fire-intimations from the deathless planes
Too vast for souls not born to mate with heaven. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Growth of the Flame,
1244:World-creators
Inaudible to our deaf mortal ears
The wide world-rhythms wove their stupendous chant
To which life strives to fit our rhyme-beats here ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
1245:Across the burning languor of the soil
Paced Summer with his pomp of violent noons
And stamped his tyranny of torrid light
And the blue seal of a great burnished sky. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Birth and Childhood of the Flame,
1246:Artificer of Ideal and Idea,
Mind, child of Matter in the womb of Life,
To higher levels persuades his parents’ steps:
Inapt, they follow ill the daring guide. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
1247:Beneath the body’s crust of thickened self
A tardy fervent working in the dark,
The turbid yeast of Nature’s passionate change,
Ferment of the soul’s creation out of mire. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
1248:But still there lacked the last transcendent power
And Matter still slept empty of its Lord.
The Spirit was saved, the body lost and mute
Lived still with Death and ancient Ignorance ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan and Savitri,
1249:His earth, dowered with celestial competence,
Harboured a power that needed now no more
To cross the closed customs-line of mind and flesh
And smuggle godhead into humanity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
1250:His earth, dowered with celestial competence,
Harboured a power that needed now no more
To cross the closed customs-line of mind and flesh
And smuggle godhead into humanity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
1251:Inner Change (Effect)
This is the tragedy of the inner death
When forfeited is the divine element
And only a mind and body live to die. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
1252:Love must not cease to live upon the earth;
For Love is the bright link twixt earth and heaven,
Love is the far Transcendent’s angel here;
Love is man’s lien on the Absolute. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
1253:Radha-krishna
The radiant world of the everlasting Truth
Glimmered like a faint star bordering the night
Above the golden Overmind’s shimmering ridge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
1254:How shall the mighty Mother her calm delight
Keep fragrant in this narrow fragile vase,
Or lodge her sweet unbroken ecstasy
In hearts which earthly sorrow can assail ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1255:On heights unreached by mind’s most daring soar,
Upon a dangerous edge of failing Time
The soul draws back into its deathless Self;
Man’s knowledge becomes God’s supernal Ray. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
1256:On his long way through Time and Circumstance
The grey-hued riddling nether shadow-Sphinx,
Her dreadful paws upon the swallowing sands,
Awaits him armed with the soul-slaying word: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
1257:Poured its maze of tangled charm
And heady draught of Nature’s primitive joy
And the fire and mystery of forbidden delight
Drunk from the world-libido’s bottomless well. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
1258:There meet and clasp the eternal opposites,
There pain becomes a violent fiery joy;
Evil turns back to its original good,
And sorrow lies upon the breasts of Bliss. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1259:A last high world was seen where all worlds meet;
In its summit gleam where Night is not nor Sleep,
The light began of the Trinity supreme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
1260:A mounting endless possibility
Climbs high upon a topless ladder of dream
For ever in the Being’s conscious trance.
All on that ladder mounts to an unseen end. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
1261:An Infant nursed on Nature’s covert breast,
An Infant playing in the magic woods,
Fluting to rapture by the spirit’s streams,
Awaits the hour when we shall turn to his call. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
1262:A pure Thought-Mind surveyed the cosmic act.
Archangel of a white transcending realm,
It saw the world from solitary heights
Luminous in a remote and empty air. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
1263:Herds of the Sun
Thus streamed down from the realm of early Light
Ethereal thinkings into Matter’s world;
Its gold-horned herds trooped into earth’s cave-heart. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
1264:In that fair subtle realm behind our own
The form is all, and physical gods are kings.
The inspiring Light plays in fine boundaries;
A faultless beauty comes by Nature’s grace; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
1265:The earth's uplook to a remote Unknown
   Is a preface only of the epic climb
   Of human soul from its flat earthly state
   To the discovery of a greater self
   And the far gleam of an eternal Light.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
1266:Then suddenly a luminous finger fell
On all things seen or touched or heard or felt
And showed his mind that nothing could be known;
That must be reached from which all knowledge comes. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, In the Self of Mind,
1267:This evil Nature housed in human hearts,
A foreign inhabitant, a dangerous guest:
The soul that harbours it it can dislodge,
Expel the householder, possess the house. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
1268:A chaos of little sensibilities
Gathered round a small ego’s pin-point head;
In it a sentient creature found its poise,
It moved and lived a breathing, thinking whole. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
1269:Its glimmerings lighted with the abstract word
A half-visible ground and travelling yard by yard
It mapped a system of the Self and God.
I could not live the truth it spoke and thought. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan and Savitri,
1270:One day the Face must burn out through the mask.
   Our ignorance is Wisdom's chrysalis,
   Our error weds new knowledge on its way,
   Its darkness is a blackened knot of light;
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
1271:An inconclusive play is Reason’s toil.
Each strong idea can use her as its tool;
Accepting every brief she pleads her case.
Open to every thought, she cannot know. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
1272:Heaven had unveiled its lustre in her eyes,
Her feet were moonbeams, her face was a bright sun,
Her smile could persuade a dead lacerated heart
To live again and feel the hands of calm. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
1273:Death is a stair, a door, a stumbling stride
The soul must take to cross from birth to birth,
A grey defeat pregnant with victory,
A whip to lash us towards our deathless state. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
1274:Feet (Mother's)
A giant drop of the Bliss unknowable
Overwhelmed his limbs and round his soul became
A fiery ocean of felicity;
He foundered drowned in sweet and burning vasts: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
1275:If Mind is all, renounce the hope of bliss;
If Mind is all, renounce the hope of Truth.
For Mind can never touch the body of Truth
And Mind can never see the soul of God; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1276:Winter and Dew-time laid their calm cool hands
On Nature’s bosom still in a half sleep
And deepened with hues of lax and mellow ease
The tranquil beauty of the waning year. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Birth and Childhood of the Flame,
1277:For the spirit is eternal and unmade
And not by thinking was its greatness born,
And not by thinking can its knowledge come.
It knows itself and in itself it lives, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1278:He stood erect among his brute compeers,
He built life new, measured the universe,
Opposed his fate and wrestled with unseen Powers,
Conquered and used the laws that rule the world, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
1279:He would stamp his single figure on the world,
Obsess the world’s rumours with his single name.
His moments centre the vast universe.
He sees his little self as very God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1280:Into a simplest movement she could bring
A oneness with earth’s glowing robe of light,
A lifting up of common acts by love. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Joy of Union; the Ordeal of the Foreknowledge of Death and the Heart’s Grief and Pain,
1281:The dire delight that could shatter mortal flesh,
The rapture that the gods sustain he bore.
Immortal pleasure cleansed him in its waves
And turned his strength into undying power. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
1282:A pigmy Thought needing to live in bounds
For ever stooped to hammer fact and form.
Absorbed and cabined in external sight,
It takes its stand on Nature’s solid base. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
1283:All Nature dumbly calls to her alone
To heal with her feet the aching throb of life
And break the seals on the dim soul of man
And kindle her fire in the closed heart of things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
1284:His fate within him shapes his acts and rules;
Its face and form already are born in him,
Its parentage is in his secret soul ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Joy of Union; the Ordeal of the Foreknowledge of Death and the Heart’s Grief and Pain,
1285:In the deep place where once the Serpent slept,
There came a grip on Matter’s giant powers
For large utilities in life’s little space;
A firm ground was made for Heaven’s descending might. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
1286:Then first appeared the malady of mind,
Its pang of thought, its quest for the aim of life.
It twisted into forms of good and ill
The frank simplicity of the animal’s acts; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1287:A cosmic Thought spreads out its vastitudes;
Its smallest parts are here philosophies
Challenging with their detailed immensity,
Each figuring an omniscient scheme of things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1288:Ascetic voices called of lonely seers
On mountain summits or by river banks
Or from the desolate heart of forest glades
Seeking heaven’s rest or the spirit’s worldless peace, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1289:Each thought is a gold coin with bright alloy
And error and truth are its obverse and reverse:
This is the imperial mintage of the brain
And of this kind is all its currency. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1290:He saw the Perfect in their starry homes
Wearing the glory of a deathless form,
Lain in the arms of the Eternal’s peace,
Rapt in the heart-beats of God-ecstasy. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
1291:Into thought’s narrow limits she has come;
Her greatness she has suffered to be pressed
Into the little cabin of the Idea,
The closed room of a lonely thinker’s grasp: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1292:Mind’s quick-paced thoughts floated from their high necks,
A glowing splendour as of an irised mane,
A parure of pure intuition’s light;
Its flame-foot gallop they could imitate: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
1293:The superman shall wake in mortal man
And manifest the hidden demigod
Or grow into the God-Light and God-Force
Revealing the secret deity in the cave. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1294:A hidden Bliss is at the root of things.
A mute Delight regards Time’s countless works:
To house God’s joy in things Space gave wide room,
To house God’s joy in self our souls were born. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
1295:As one about to die
Looks back upon the sunlit fields of life
Where he too ran and sported with the rest,
Lifting his head above the huge dark stream
Into whose depths he must for ever plunge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Death in the Forest,
1296:In its vast ambit of ideal Space
Where beauty and mightiness walk hand in hand,
The Spirit’s truths take form as living Gods
And each can build a world in its own right. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1297:Nabhi-Padma (Navel-lotus)
Around her navel lotus clustering close
Her large sensations of the teeming worlds
Streamed their dumb movements of the unformed Idea. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1298:There Knowledge called him to her mystic peaks
Where thought is held in a vast internal sense
And feeling swims across a sea of peace
And vision climbs beyond the reach of Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Greater Knowledge,
1299:Even the smallest meanest work became
A sweet or glad and glorious sacrament,
An offering to the self of the great world
Or a service to the One in each and all. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1300:It hears the Word to which our hearts were deaf,
   It sees through the blaze in which our thoughts grow blind;
   It drinks from the naked breasts of glorious Truth,
   It learns the secrets of eternity.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
1301:Not only is there hope for godheads pure;
The violent and darkened deities
Leaped down from the one breast in rage to find
What the white gods had missed: they too are safe; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
1302:Thought transcends the circles of mortal mind,
It is greater than its earthly instrument:
The godhead crammed into mind’s narrow space
Escapes on every side into some vast ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1303:To man’s righteousness this is his cosmic crime,
Almighty beyond good and evil to dwell
Leaving the good to their fate in a wicked world
And evil to reign in this enormous scene. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1304:A Chance that chose a strange arithmetic
But could not bind with it the forms it made,
A multitude that could not guard its sum
Which less than zero grew and more than one. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
1305:A map of subtle signs surpassing thought
Was hung upon a wall of inmost mind.
Illumining the world's concrete images
Into significant symbols by its gloss,
~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Spirits Freedom and Greatness,
1306:Armies of revolution crossed the time-field,
The clouds’ unending march besieged the world,
Tempests’ pronunciamentos claimed the sky
And thunder drums announced the embattled gods. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Birth and Childhood of the Flame,
1307:A traveller from unquiet neighbouring seas,
The dense-maned monsoon rode neighing through earth’s hours:
Thick now the emissary javelins:
Enormous lightnings split the horizon’s rim ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Birth and Childhood of the Flame,
1308:A conscious soul in the Inconscient’s world,
Hidden behind our thoughts and hopes and dreams,
An indifferent Master signing Nature’s acts
Leaves the vicegerent mind a seeming king. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
1309:He listens for Inspiration’s postman knock
And takes delivery of the priceless gift
A little spoilt by the receiver mind
Or mixed with the manufacture of his brain; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1310:O soul, bare not thy kingdom to the foe;
Consent to hide thy royalty of bliss
Lest Time and Fate find out its avenues
And beat with thunderous knock upon thy gates. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1311:Then Spring, an ardent lover, leaped through leaves
And caught the earth-bride in his eager clasp;
His advent was a fire of irised hues,
His arms were a circle of the arrival of joy. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Birth and Childhood of the Flame,
1312:This bright perfection of her inner state
Poured overflowing into her outward scene,
Made beautiful dull common natural things
And action wonderful and time divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1313:This mind no silence knows nor dreamless sleep,
In the incessant circling of its steps
Thoughts tread for ever through the listening brain;
It toils like a machine and cannot stop. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
1314:Nature and Fate compel his free-will’s choice.
But greater spirits this balance can reverse
And make the soul the artist of its fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Joy of Union; the Ordeal of the Foreknowledge of Death and the Heart’s Grief and Pain,
1315:The Truth-light in the cavern heart
That burns unwitnessed in the altar crypt
Behind the still velamen’s secrecy
Companioning the Godhead of the shrine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
1316:And as he sang the demons wept with joy
Foreseeing the end of their long dreadful task
And the defeat for which they hoped in vain,
And glad release from their self-chosen doom
And return into the One. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
1317:A smile came rippling out in her wide eyes,
Its confident felicity’s messenger
As if the first beam of the morning sun
Rippled along two wakened lotus-pools. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1318:It is finished, the dread mysterious sacrifice,
Offered by God’s martyred body for the world;
Gethsemane and Calvary are his lot,
He carries the cross on which man’s soul is nailed. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1319:Like men who lengthen out departure’s pain,
Unwilling to separate sorrowful clinging hands,
Unwilling to see for the last time a face, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Joy of Union; the Ordeal of the Foreknowledge of Death and the Heart’s Grief and Pain,
1320:Man’s house of life holds not the gods alone:
There are occult Shadows, there are tenebrous Powers,
Inhabitants of life’s ominous nether rooms,
A shadowy world’s stupendous denizens. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
1321:Man’s hopes and longings build the journeying wheels
That bear the body of his destiny
And lead his blind will towards an unknown goal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Joy of Union; the Ordeal of the Foreknowledge of Death and the Heart’s Grief and Pain,
1322:Nothing is wholly dead that once had lived;
In dim tunnels of the world’s being and in ours
The old rejected nature still survives;
The corpses of its slain thoughts raise their heads ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
1323:The restless nether members tire of peace;
A nostalgia of old little works and joys,
A need to call back small familiar selves,
To tread the accustomed and inferior way, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
1324:When the hour of the Divine draws near
The Mighty Mother shall take birth in Time
And God be born into the human clay
In forms made ready by your human lives. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1325:At last he hears a chanting on the heights
And the far speaks and the unknown grows near:
He crosses the boundaries of the unseen
And passes over the edge of mortal sight
To a new vision of himself a ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
1326:Giant's Wine
Gifts I can give to soothe thy wounded life.
The pacts which transient beings make with fate,
And the wayside sweetness earth-bound hearts would pluck, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
1327:One among many thousands never touched,
Engrossed in the external world’s design,
Is chosen by a secret witness Eye
And driven by a pointing hand of Light ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
1328:The kings of evil and the kings of good,
Appellants at the reason’s judgment seat,
Proclaimed the gospel of their opposites,
And all believed themselves spokesmen of God: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
1329:The war of thoughts that fathers the universe,
The clash of forces struggling to prevail
In the tremendous shock that lights a star
As in the building of a grain of dust, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
1330:This world was not built with random bricks of Chance,
A blind god is not destiny’s architect;
A conscious power has drawn the plan of life,
There is a meaning in each curve and line. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1331:Where is Truth and when was her footfall heard
Amid the endless clamour of Time’s mart
And which is her voice amid the thousand cries
That cross the listening brain and cheat the soul? ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1332:Yet your least stumblings are foreseen above.
Infallibly the curves of life are drawn
Following the stream of Time through the unknown;
They are led by a clue the calm immortals keep. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1333:Wait patient of the brittle bars of form
Making division your delightful means
Of happy oneness rapturously enhanced
By attraction in the throbbing air between. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1334:Often our thoughts are finished cosmic wares
Admitted by a silent office gate
And passed through the subconscient’s galleries,
Then issued in Time’s mart as private make. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1335:This too must now be overpassed and left,
As all must be until the Highest is gained
In whom the world and self grow true and one:
Till That is reached our journeying cannot cease. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
1336:War making nought the sweet smiling calm of life,
Battle and rapine, ruin and massacre
Are still the fierce pastimes of man’s warring tribes;
An idiot hour destroys what centuries made, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1337:Inspiration with her lightning feet,
A sudden messenger from the all-seeing tops,
Traversed the soundless corridors of his mind
Bringing her rhythmic sense of hidden things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
1338:As climbs a storeyed temple-tower to heaven
Built by the aspiring soul of man to live
Near to his dream of the Invisible.
Infinity calls to it as it dreams and climbs;
Its spire touches the apex of the world; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair,
1339:I bow not to thee, O huge mask of death,
Black lie of night to the cowed soul of man,
Unreal, inescapable end of things,
Thou grim jest played with the immortal spirit. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
1340:Mind is the leader of the body and life,
Mind the thought-driven chariot of the soul
Carrying the luminous wanderer in the night
To vistas of a far uncertain dawn. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1341:And yet a greater destiny may be his,
For the eternal Spirit is his truth.
He can re-create himself and all around
And fashion new the world in which he lives: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
1342:His mind is a hunter upon tracks unknown;
Amusing Time with vain discovery,
He deepens with thought the mystery of his fate
And turns to song his laughter and his tears. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
1343:Is stronger than Reason, profounder than the Pit,
And the malignancy of hostile Powers
Puts craftily back the clock of destiny
And mightier seems than the eternal Will.
The cosmic evil is too deep to un ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
1344:The many-toned melody
Tirelessly throbbing through the rapturous air
Caught in the song that sways the Apsara’s limbs
When she floats gleaming like a cloud of light,
A wave of joy on heaven’s moonstone floor. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
1345:There are Two who are One and play in many worlds;
In Knowledge and Ignorance they have spoken and met
And light and darkness are their eyes’ interchange;
Our pleasure and pain are their wrestle and embrace, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
1346:The world’s senseless beauty mirrors God’s delight.
That rapture’s smile is secret everywhere;
It flows in the wind’s breath, in the tree’s sap,
Its hued magnificence blooms in leaves and flowers. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
1347:A soul shall wake in the Inconscient’s house;
The mind shall be God-vision’s tabernacle,
The body intuition’s instrument,
And life a channel for God’s visible power. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1348:Lion-Forces
In a mist of secrecy wrapping the world-scene
The little deities of Time’s nether act
Who work remote from Heaven’s controlling eye,
Plotted, unknown to the creatures whom they move. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
1349:The thousand-hooded serpent Force
That blazing towered and clasped the World-Self above,
Joined Matter’s dumbness to the Spirit’s hush
And filled earth’s acts with the Spirit’s silent power. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1350:A human thing on earth,
A lump of Matter, a house of closed sight,
A mind compelled to think out ignorance,
A life-force pressed into a camp of works
And the material world her limiting field. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
1351:A lustre of some rapturous Infinite,
It held in the splendour of its golden laugh
Regions of the heart’s happiness set free,
Intoxicated with the wine of God,
Immersed in light, perpetually divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
1352:On meditation’s mounting edge of trance
Great stairs of thought climbed up to unborn heights
Where Time’s last ridges touch eternity’s skies
And Nature speaks to the spirit’s absolute. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1353:And throngs of blue-black clouds crept through the sky
And rain fled sobbing over the dripping leaves
And storm became the forest’s titan voice. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Joy of Union; the Ordeal of the Foreknowledge of Death and the Heart’s Grief and Pain,
1354:Day came, priest of a sacrifice of joy
Into the worshipping silence of her world;
He carried immortal lustre as his robe,
Trailed heaven like a purple scarf and wore
As his vermilion caste-mark a red sun. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
1355:O living power of the incarnate Word,
   All that the Spirit has dreamed thou canst create:
   Thou art the force by which I made the worlds,
   Thou art my vision and my will and voice.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day The Souls Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1356:These wars, carnage triumphant, ruin gone mad,
The work of centuries vanishing in an hour,
The blood of the vanquished and the victor’s crown
Which men to be born must pay for with their pain, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1357:Thus was the dire antagonist Energy born
Who mimes the eternal Mother’s mighty shape
And mocks her luminous infinity
With a grey distorted silhouette in the Night. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
1358:Hate was the black archangel of that realm;
It glowed, a sombre jewel in the heart
Burning the soul with its malignant rays,
And wallowed in its fell abysm of might. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
1359:Impeccable artists of unerring forms,
Magician builders of sound and rhythmic words,
Wind-haired Gandharvas chanted to the ear
The odes that shape the universal thought, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1360:In that absolute stillness bare and formidable
There was glimpsed an all-negating Void Supreme
That claimed its mystic Nihil’s sovereign right
To cancel Nature and deny the soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1361:Nude, unashamed, exulting she upraised.
Her evil face of perilous beauty and charm.
And, drawing panic to a shuddering kiss.
Twixt the magnificence of her fatal breasts.
Allured to their abyss the spirit’s f ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
1362:Our will labours permitted by thy will
And without thee an empty roar of storm,
A senseless whirlwind is the Titan’s force
And without thee a snare the strength of gods. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1363:But the soul grows concealed within its house;
It gives to the body its strength and magnificence;
It follows aims in an ignorant aimless world,
It lends significance to earth’s meaningless life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1364:To live, to love are signs of infinite things,
Love is a glory from eternity’s spheres.
Abased, disfigured, mocked by baser mights
That steal his name and shape and ecstasy,
He is still the godhead by which all can change. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan,
1365:The miraculous Nihil, origin of our souls
And source and sum of the vast world’s events,
The womb and grave of thought, a cipher of God,
A zero circle of being’s totality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Discovery of the Cosmic Spirit and the Cosmic Consciousness,
1366:When all thy work in human time is done
The mind of earth shall be a home of light,
The life of earth a tree growing towards heaven,
The body of earth a tabernacle of God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1367:Happy, inert, he lies beneath her feet:
   His breast he offers for her cosmic dance
   Of which our lives are the quivering theatre,
   And none could bear but for his strength within,
   Yet none would leave because of his delight.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
1368:Stifled in the Inconscient’s hollow dusk,
He sounded the mystery dark and bottomless
Of the enormous and unmeaning deeps
Whence struggling life in a dead universe rose. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
1369:What most she needs, what most exceeds her scope,
A Mind unvisited by illusion’s gleams,
A Will expressive of soul’s deity,
A Strength not forced to stumble by its speed,
A Joy that drags not sorrow as its shade. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
1370:Above us dwells a superconscient God
Hidden in the mystery of his own light:
Around us is a vast of ignorance
Lit by the uncertain ray of human mind,
Below us sleeps the Inconscient dark and mute. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
1371:There Good, a faithless gardener of God,
Watered with virtue the world’s upas-tree
And, careful of the outward word and act,
Engrafted his hypocrite blooms on native ill. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
1372:My Force is Nature that creates and slays
The hearts that hope, the limbs that long to live.
I have made man her instrument and slave,
His body I made my banquet, his life my food. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
1373:Sown in the black earth of Nature’s trance,
The seed of the Spirit’s blind and huge desire
From which the tree of cosmos was conceived
And spread its magic arms through a dream of space. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
1374:To share the suffering of the world I came,
I draw my children’s pangs into my breast.
I am the nurse of the dolour beneath the stars;
I am the soul of all who wailing writhe
Under the ruthless harrow of the Gods. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
1375:The immobile lips, the great surreal wings,
The visage masked by superconscient Sleep,
The eyes with their closed lids that see all things,
Appeared of the Architect who builds in trance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
1376:Traveller on plateau and on musing ridge,
As one who sees in the World-Magician’s glass
A miracled imagery of soul-scapes flee
He traversed scenes of an immortal joy
And gazed into abysms of beauty and bliss. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
1377:He found the occult cave, the mystic door
Near to the well of vision in the soul,
And entered where the Wings of Glory brood
In the silent space where all is for ever known. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
1378:She knew herself the Beloved of the Supreme:
These Gods and Goddesses were he and she:
The Mother was she of Beauty and Delight,
The Word in Brahma’s vast creating clasp,
The World-Puissance on almighty Shiva’s lap, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
1379:The Titan’s heart is a sea of fire and force;
He exults in the death of things and ruin and fall,
He feeds his strength with his own and others’ pain;
In the world’s pathos and passion he takes delight, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1380:the centre in her brow
Where the mind’s Lord in his control-room sits;
There throned on concentration’s native seat
He opens that third mysterious eye in man,
The Unseen’s eye that looks at the unseen. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1381:Only were safe who kept God in their hearts:
   Courage their armour, faith their sword, they must walk,
   The hand ready to smite, the eye to scout,
   Casting a javelin regard in front,
   Heroes and soldiers of the army of Light.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night, [T5],
1382:The shining Edens of the vital gods
Received him in their deathless harmonies.
All things were perfect there that flower in Time;
Beauty was there creation’s native mould,
Peace was a thrilled voluptuous purity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
1383:A thought came through draped as an outer voice.
It called not for the witness of the mind,
It spoke not to the hushed receiving heart;
It came direct to the pure perception’s seat, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Discovery of the Cosmic Spirit and the Cosmic Consciousness,
1384:In vague tremendous passages of Doom
He heard the goblin Voice that guides to slay,
And faced the enchantments of the demon Sign,
And traversed the ambush of the opponent Snake. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
1385:Imperishable, a tongue of sacrifice,
It flamed unquenched upon the central hearth
Where burns for the high houselord and his mate
The homestead’s sentinel and witness fire
From which the altars of the gods are lit. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
1386:Nabhi-Padma (Navel-lotus)
It poured into her navel’s lotus depth,
Lodged in the little life-nature’s narrow home,
On the body’s longings grew heaven-rapture’s flower
And made desire a pure celestial flame. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1387:Serpentine in the gleam the darkness lolled,
Its black hoods jewelled with the mystic glow;
Its dull sleek folds shrank back and coiled and slid,
As though they felt all light a cruel pain ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
1388:All-vision gathered into a single ray,
   As when the eyes stare at an invisible point
   Till through the intensity of one luminous spot
   An apocalypse of a world of images
   Enters into the kingdom of the seer.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release,
1389:A wisdom waiting on Omniscience
Sat voiceless in a vast passivity;
It judged not, measured not, nor strove to know,
But listened for the veiled all-seeing Thought
And the burden of a calm transcendent Voice. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Greater Knowledge,
1390:For long before earth’s solid vest was forged
By the technique of the atomic Void,
A lucent envelope of self-disguise
Was woven round the secret spirit in things.
The subtle realms from those bright sheaths are made. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
1391:Night, splendid with the moon dreaming in heaven
In silver peace, possessed her luminous reign.
She brooded through her stillness on a thought
Deep-guarded by her mystic folds of light,
And in her bosom nursed a greater dawn. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Return to Earth,
1392:When superman is born as Nature’s king
His presence shall transfigure Matter’s world:
He shall light up Truth’s fire in Nature’s night,
He shall lay upon the earth Truth’s greater law; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1393:I have found the atoms from which he built the worlds:
The first tremendous cosmic energy
Missioned shall leap to slay my enemy kin,
Expunge a nation or abolish a race,
Death’s silence leave where there was laughter and joy. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
1394:A giant dance of Shiva tore the past;
There was a thunder as of worlds that fall;
Earth was o’errun with fire and the roar of Death
Clamouring to slay a world his hunger had made;
There was a clangour of Destruction’s wings: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
1395:Contradicted by the human law,
A faith in things that are not and must be
Lives comrade of this world’s delight and pain,
The child of the secret soul’s forbidden desire
Born of its amour with eternity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1396:Yes, there are happy ways near to God's sun;
   But few are they who tread the sunlit path;
   Only the pure in soul can walk in light.
   An exit is shown, a road of hard escape
   From the sorrow and the darkness and the chain;
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1397:In the texture of our bound humanity
He felt the stark resistance huge and dumb
Of our inconscient and unseeing base,
The stubborn mute rejection in life’s depths,
The ignorant No in the origin of things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
1398:The Fiend was visible but cloaked in light;
He seemed a helping angel from the skies:
He armed untruth with Scripture and the Law;
He deceived with wisdom, with virtue slew the soul
And led to perdition by the heavenward path. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
1399:The supermind shall claim the world for Light
And thrill with love of God the enamoured heart
And place Light’s crown on Nature’s lifted head
And found Light’s reign on her unshaking base. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1400:A dire administration’s penal code
Making of grief and pain the common law,
Decreeing universal joylessness
Had changed life into a stoic sacrament
And torture into a daily festival. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
1401:A mightier race shall inhabit the mortal’s world.
On Nature’s luminous tops, on the Spirit’s ground,
The superman shall reign as king of life,
Make earth almost the mate and peer of heaven, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1402:Passed were the pillar-posts of birth and death,
Passed was their little scene of symbol deeds,
Passed were the heavens and hells of their long road;
They had returned into the world’s deep soul.
All now was gathered into pregnant rest ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Soul,
1403:Knowledge comes not to us as a guest
Called into our chamber from the outer world;
A friend and inmate of our secret self,
It hid behind our minds and fell asleep
And slowly wakes beneath the blows of life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
1404:At the dim portal of the inner life
That bars out from our depths the body’s mind
And all that lives but by the body’s breath,
She knocked and pressed against the ebony gate.
The living portal groaned with sullen hinge: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
1405:If this were not a stade through which we pass
On our road from Matter to eternal Self,
To the Light that made the worlds, the Cause of things,
Well might interpret our mind’s limited view
Existence as an accident in Time, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
1406:These thoughts were formed not in her listening brain,
Her vacant heart was like a stringless harp;
Impassive the body claimed not its own voice,
But let the luminous greatness through it pass. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Discovery of the Cosmic Spirit and the Cosmic Consciousness,
1407:I stand upon earth’s paths of danger and grief
And help the unfortunate and save the doomed.
To the strong I bring the guerdon of their strength,
To the weak I bring the armour of my force;
To men who long I carry their coveted joy: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
1408:Sciences omnipotent in vain
By which men learn of what the suns are made,
Transform all forms to serve their outward needs,
Ride through the sky and sail beneath the sea,
But learn not what they are or why they came; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1409:All-vision gathered into a single ray,
As when the eyes stare at an invisible point
Till through the intensity of one luminous spot
An apocalypse of a world of images
Enters into the kingdom of the seer. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
1410:All-Knowledge packed into great wordless thoughts
Lodged in the expectant stillness of his depths
A crystal of the ultimate Absolute,
A portion of the inexpressible Truth
Revealed by silence to the silent soul.
~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release,
1411:Chārvāka
Thy thoughts are gleams that pass on Matter’s verge,
Thy life a lapsing wave on Matter’s sea. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal
Chārvāka
Cheerfulness is the salt of sadhana. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Cheerfulness and Happiness,
1412:The Spirit’s white neutrality became
A playground of miracles, a rendezvous
For the secret powers of a mystic Timelessness:
It made of Space a marvel house of God,
It poured through Time its works of ageless might. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
1413:The word, the form, the charm, the glory and grace
   Are missioned sparks from a stupendous Fire;
   A sample from the laboratory of God
   Of which he holds the patent upon earth,
   Comes to him wrapped in golden coverings
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1414:A Mother-wisdom works in Nature’s breast
To pour delight on the heart of toil and want
And press perfection on life’s stumbling powers,
Impose heaven-sentience on the obscure abyss
And make dumb Matter conscious of its God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Birth and Childhood of the Flame,
1415:A world that knows not its inhabiting Self
Labours to find its cause and need to be;
A spirit ignorant of the world it made,
Obscured by Matter, travestied by Life,
Struggles to emerge, to be free, to know and reign; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
1416:Raised by some strong hand to breathe heaven-air,
They slide back to the mud from which they climbed;
In the mud of which they are made, whose law they know
They joy in safe return to a friendly base, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1417:Above them all she stands supporting all,
The sole omnipotent Goddess ever-veiled
Of whom the world is the inscrutable mask;
The ages are the footfalls of her tread,
Their happenings the figure of her thoughts,
And all creation is her endless ac ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Soul,
1418:Our greater self of knowledge waits for us,
A supreme light in the truth-conscious Vast:
It sees from summits beyond thinking mind,
It moves in a splendid air transcending life.
It shall descend and make earth’s life divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
1419:The universe was not now this senseless whirl
Borne round inert on an immense machine;
It cast away its grandiose lifeless front,
A mechanism no more or work of Chance,
But a living movement of the body of God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
1420:Then all grew tranquil in her being’s space,
Only sometimes small thoughts arose and fell
Like quiet waves upon a silent sea
Or ripples passing over a lonely pool
When a stray stone disturbs its dreaming rest. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
1421:This was the play of the bright gods of Thought.
Attracting into time the timeless Light,
Imprisoning eternity in the hours,
This they have planned, to snare the feet of Truth
In an aureate net of concept and of phrase ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1422:At first was laid a strange anomalous base,
A void, a cipher of some secret Whole,
Where zero held infinity in its sum
And All and Nothing were a single term,
An eternal negative, a matrix Nought:
Into its forms the Child is ever born
Who live ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair,
1423:The master of existence lurks in us
   And plays at hide-and-seek with his own Force;
   In Nature's instrument loiters secret God.
   The immanent lives in man as his house;
   He has made the universe his pastime's field,
   A vast gymnasium of his works of might.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
1424:To evoke a Person in the impersonal Void,
With the Truth-Light strike earth’s massive roots of trance,
Wake a dumb self in the inconscient depths
And raise a lost Power from its python sleep
That the eyes of the Timeless might look out from Time ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
1425:All seemed a vainly teeming vast
Upheld by a deluded Energy
To a spectator self-absorbed and mute,
Careless of the unmeaning show he watched,
Regarding the bizarre procession pass
Like one who waits for an expected end. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
1426:It showed the riches of the Cave
Where, by the miser traffickers of sense
Unused, guarded beneath Night’s dragon paws,
In folds of velvet darkness draped they sleep
Whose priceless value could have saved the world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
1427:Obeying the Eternal’s deep command
They have built in the material front of things
This wide world-kindergarten of young souls
Where the infant spirit learns through mind and sense
To read the letters of the cosmic script ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1428:This is the sailor on the flow of Time,
This is World-Matter’s slow discoverer,
Who, launched into this small corporeal birth,
Has learned his craft in tiny bays of self,
But dares at last unplumbed infinitudes,
A voyager upon eternity’s seas. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
1429:Thus we draw near to the All-Wonderful
Following his rapture in things as sign and guide;
Beauty is his footprint showing us where he has passed,
Love is his heart-beats’ rhythm in mortal breasts,
Happiness the smile on his adorable face. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
1430:An absolute supernatural darkness falls
On man sometimes when he draws near to God:
An hour arrives when fail all Nature’s means;
Forced out from the protecting Ignorance
And flung back on his naked primal need,
He at length must cast from him his surface ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue,
1431:Existence found its truth on Oneness’ breast
And each became the self and space of all.
The great world-rhythms were heart-beats of one Soul,
To feel was a flame-discovery of God,
All mind was a single harp of many strings, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
1432:In the natal mist
Across the dangerous haze, the pregnant stir,
He through the astral chaos shore a way
Mid the grey faces of its demon gods,
Questioned by whispers of its flickering ghosts,
Besieged by sorceries of its fluent force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
1433:This witness hush is the Thinker’s secret base:
Hidden in silent depths the word is formed,
From hidden silences the act is born
Into the voiceful mind, the labouring world;
In secrecy wraps the seed the Eternal sows
Silence, the mystic birthpla ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, In the Self of Mind,
1434:Wherever love and light and largeness lack,
These crooked fashioners take up their task.
To all half-conscious worlds they extend their reign.
Here too these godlings drive our human hearts,
Our nature’s twilight is their lurking-place: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
1435:Stolen by the robbers of the Deep,
The golden shekels of the Eternal lie,
Hoarded from touch and view and thought’s desire,
Locked in blind antres of the ignorant flood,
Lest men should find them and be even as Gods. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
1436:The mighty wardens of the ascending stair
Who intercede with the all-creating Word,
There waited for the pilgrim heaven-bound soul;
Holding the thousand keys of the Beyond
They proffered their knowledge to the climbing mind ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1437:As when the mantra sinks in Yoga’s ear,
Its message enters stirring the blind brain
And keeps in the dim ignorant cells its sound;
The hearer understands a form of words
And, musing on the index thought it holds,
He strives to read it with the l ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Call to the Quest,
1438:Dream-caught or sensed, they touch our hearts with their depths;
Unreal-seeming, yet more real than life,
Happier than happiness, truer than things true,
If dreams these were or captured images,
Dream’s truth made false earth’s vain realities. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
1439:The voices that an inner listening hears
Conveyed to him their prophet utterances,
And flame-wrapped outbursts of the immortal Word
And flashes of an occult revealing Light
Approached him from the unreachable Secrecy. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
1440:I am peace that steals into man’s war-worn breast,
Amid the reign of Hell his acts create
A hostel where Heaven’s messengers can lodge;
I am charity with the kindly hands that bless,
I am silence mid the noisy tramp of life;
I am Knowledge porin ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
1441:Only what seemed was prized as real there:
The ideal was a cynic ridicule’s butt;
Hooted by the crowd, mocked by enlightened wits,
Spiritual seeking wandered outcasted,—
A dreamer’s self-deceiving web of thought
Or mad chimaera deemed or hypocri ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
1442:Overpassing lines that please the outward eyes
But hide the sight of that which lives within
Sculpture and painting concentrated sense
Upon an inner vision’s motionless verge,
Revealed a figure of the invisible,
Unveiled all Nature’s meaning in ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Growth of the Flame,
1443:Overpassing lines that please the outward eyes
But hide the sight of that which lives within
Sculpture and painting concentrated sense
Upon an inner vision’s motionless verge,
Revealed a figure of the invisible,
Unveiled all Nature’s meaning in ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Growth of the Flame,
1444:Accepting the universe as her body of woe,
The Mother of the seven sorrows bore
The seven stabs that pierced her bleeding heart:
The beauty of sadness lingered on her face,
Her eyes were dim with the ancient stain of tears.
Her heart was riven wi ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
1445:A flaming Serpent rose released from sleep.
It rose billowing its coils and stood erect
And climbing mightily, stormily on its way
It touched her centres with its flaming mouth;
As if a fiery kiss had broken their sleep,
They bloomed and laughed ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
1446:These Gods and Goddesses were he and she:
The Mother was she of Beauty and Delight,
The Word in Brahma’s vast creating clasp,
The World-Puissance on almighty Shiva’s lap,—
The Master and the Mother of all lives
Watching the worlds their twin reg ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
1447:To the abiding and eternal is their climb,
To the pure existence everywhere the same,
To the sheer consciousness and the absolute force
And the unimaginable and formless bliss,
To the mirth in Time and the timeless mystery
Of the triune being wh ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
1448:A single thinker in an aimless world
   Awaiting some tremendous dawn of God,
   He saw the purpose in the works of Time.
   Even in that aimlessness a work was done
   Pregnant with magic will and change divine.
   The first writhings of the cosmic serpent Force
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
1449:How soon is spent
This treasure wasted by the gods on man,
This happy closeness as of soul to soul,
This honey of the body’s companionship,
This heightened joy, this ecstasy in the veins,
This strange illumination of the sense! ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
1450:Thought lay down in a mighty voicelessness;
   The toiling Thinker widened and grew still,
   Wisdom transcendent touched his quivering heart:
   His soul could sail beyond thought's luminous bar;
   Mind screened no more the shoreless infinite.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release,
1451:As knowledge grows Light flames up from within:
It is a shining warrior in the mind,
An eagle of dreams in the divining heart,
An armour in the fight, a bow of God.
Then larger dawns arrive and Wisdom’s pomps
Cross through the being’s dim half-li ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
1452:On every plane the hieratic Power,
Initiate of unspoken verities,
Dreams to transcribe and make a part of life
In its own native style and living tongue
Some trait of the perfection of the Unborn,
Some vision seen in the omniscient Light,
Some ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
1453:Mind looked on Nature with unknowing eyes,
Adored her boons and feared her monstrous strokes.
It pondered not on the magic of her laws,
It thirsted not for the secret wells of Truth,
But made a register of crowding facts
And strung sensations on ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
1454:My love is stronger than the bonds of Fate:
   I guard the heavenly seal of the Supreme.
   Love must not cease to live upon the earth;
   For Love is the bright link twixt earth and heaven.
   Love is the far Transcendent's angel here
   Love is man's lien on the Absolute
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
1455:The gods who watch the earth with sleepless eyes
And guide its giant stumblings through the void,
Have given to man the burden of his mind;
In his unwilling heart they have lit their fires
And sown in it incurable unrest. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
1456:Then kindling the gold tongue of sacrifice,
Calling the powers of a bright hemisphere,
We shall shed the discredit of our mortal state,
Make the abysm a road for Heaven’s descent,
Acquaint our depths with the supernal Ray
And cleave the darkness ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
1457:A force demoniac lurking in man’s depths
That heaves suppressed by the heart’s human law,
Awed by the calm and sovereign eyes of Thought,
Can in a fire and earthquake of the soul
Arise and, calling to its native night,
Overthrow the reason, occupy the lif ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
1458:Troglodytes of the subconscious Mind,
Ill-trained slow stammering interpreters
Only of their small task’s routine aware
And busy with the record in our cells,
Concealed in the subliminal secrecies
Mid an obscure occult machinery,
Capture the m ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
1459:A schoolman mind had captured life’s large space,
But chose to live in bare and paltry rooms
Parked off from the too vast dangerous universe,
Fearing to lose its soul in the infinite.
Even the Idea’s ample sweep was cut
Into a system, chained to ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
1460:A stillness absolute, incommunicable,
Meets the sheer self-discovery of the soul;
A wall of stillness shuts it from the world,
A gulf of stillness swallows up the sense
And makes unreal all that mind has known,
All that the labouring senses stil ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
1461:But not the utter vision and delight.
A veil is kept, something is still held back,
Lest, captives of the beauty and the joy,
Our souls forget to the Highest to aspire.
In that fair subtle realm behind our own
The form is all, and physical gods are kings.
~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
1462:The vague spiritual quest which first began
When worlds broke forth like clusters of fire-flowers,
And great burning thoughts voyaged through the sky of mind
And Time and its aeons crawled across the vasts
And souls emerged into mortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
1463:'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.
   A limitless Mind that can contain the world,
   A sweet and violent heart of ardent calms
   Moved by the passions of the gods shall come.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
1464:Content to be with her and feel her near
He makes the most of the little that she gives
And all she does drapes with his own delight.
A glance can make his whole day wonderful,
A word from her lips with happiness wings the hours.
He leans on her for all he does and is: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
1465:Through its fiery swoon or clotted knot
Rain-tide burst in upon torn wings of heat,
Startled with lightnings air’s unquiet drowse,
Lashed with life-giving streams the torpid soil,
Overcast with flare and sound and storm-winged dark
The star-defe ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Birth and Childhood of the Flame,
1466:Afflicted by his harsh divinity,
   Bound to his throne, he waited unappeased
   The daily oblation of her unwept tears.
   All the fierce question of man's hours relived.
   The sacrifice of suffering and desire
   Earth offers to the immortal Ecstasy
   Began again beneath the eternal Hand.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
1467:There distance was his own huge spirit’s extent;
Delivered from the fictions of the mind
Time’s triple dividing step baffled no more;
Its inevitable and continuous stream,
The long flow of its manifesting course,
Was held in spirit’s single wide ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Greater Knowledge,
1468:But for such vast spiritual change to be,
Out of the mystic cavern in man’s heart
The heavenly Psyche must put off her veil
And step into common nature’s crowded rooms
And stand uncovered in that nature’s front
And rule its thoughts and fill the ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
1469:In a wide opening of its native sky
Intuition’s lightnings range in a bright pack
Hunting all hidden truths out of their lairs,
Its fiery edge of seeing absolute
Cleaves into locked unknown retreats of self,
Rummages the sky-recesses of the brai ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1470:In the realms of the immortal Supermind
Truth who hides here her head in mystery,
Her riddle deemed by reason impossible
In the stark structure of material form,
Unenigmaed lives, unmasked her face and there
Is Nature and the common law of things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1471:There are vasts of vision and eternal suns,
Oceans of an immortal luminousness,
Flame-hills assaulting heaven with their peaks,
There dwelling all becomes a blaze of sight;
A burning head of vision leads the mind,
Thought trails behind it its lo ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1472:In the market-place of Matter’s capital
Amidst the chafferings of the affair called life
He is tied to the stake of a perennial Fire;
He burns on an unseen original verge
That Matter may be turned to spirit stuff:
He is the victim in his own sac ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1473:In the prone obscure beginnings of the race
The human grew in the bowed apelike man.
He stood erect, a godlike form and force,
And a soul’s thoughts looked out from earth-born eyes;
Man stood erect, he wore the thinker’s brow:
He looked at heaven ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
1474:Insignificant architects of low-built lives
And engineers of interest and desire,
Out of crude earthiness and muddy thrills
And coarse reactions of material nerve
They build our huddled structures of self-will
And the ill-lighted mansions of our thought, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
1475:Two powers from one original ecstasy born
Pace near but parted in the life of man;
One leans to earth, the other yearns to the skies:
Heaven in its rapture dreams of perfect earth,
Earth in its sorrow dreams of perfect heaven. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1476:Her lips endlessly clung to his,
Unwilling ever to separate again
Or lose that honeyed drain of lingering joy,
Unwilling to loose his body from her breast,
The warm inadequate signs that love must use. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Joy of Union; the Ordeal of the Foreknowledge of Death and the Heart’s Grief and Pain,
1477:Offspring of the gulfs, agents of the shadowy Force,
Haters of light, intolerant of peace,
Aping to the thought the shining Friend and Guide,
Opposing in the heart the eternal Will,
They veil the occult uplifting Harmonist. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
1478:The incarnate dual Power shall open God's door,
   Eternal supermind touch earthly Time.
   The superman shall wake in mortal man
   And manifest the hidden demigod
   Or grow into the God-Light and God-Force
   Revealing the secret deity in the cave.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day The Souls Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1479:Who in the Sun-capped Vast cradles his birth:
Hiranyagarbha, author of thoughts and dreams,
Who sees the invisible and hears the sounds
That never visited a mortal ear,
Discoverer of unthought realities
Truer to Truth than all ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1480:A shadowy unity with a vanished past
Treasured in an old-world frame was lurking there,
Secret, unnoted by the illumined mind,
And in subconscious whispers and in dream
Still murmured at the mind’s and spirit’s choice.
Its treacherous elements sp ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
1481:Imposing schemes of knowledge on the Vast
They clamped to syllogisms of finite thought
The free logic of an infinite Consciousness,
Grammared the hidden rhythms of Nature’s dance,
Critiqued the plot of the drama of the worlds,
Made figure and nu ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
1482:The life you lead conceals the light you are.
Immortal Powers sweep flaming past your doors;
Far-off upon your tops the god-chant sounds
While to exceed yourselves thought's trumpets call,
Heard by a few, but fewer dare aspire,
The nympholepts of the ecstasy and the blaze.
~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Call to the Quest,
1483:In the world of my knowledge and my ignorance
Where God is unseen and only is heard a Name
And knowledge is trapped in the boundaries of mind
And life is hauled in the drag-net of desire
And Matter hides the soul from its own sight, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1484:All here can change if the Magician choose.
   If human will could be made one with God's,
   If human thought could echo the thoughts of God,
   Man might be all-knowing and omnipotent;
   But now he walks in Nature's doubtful ray.
   Yet can the mind of man receive God's light,
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
1485:The sorrow by which Nature’s hunger is fed,
The oestrus which creates with fire of pain,
The fate that punishes virtue with defeat,
The tragedy that destroys long happiness,
The weeping of Love, the quarrel of the Gods,
Ceased in a truth which l ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
1486:Alarmed for her rule and full of fear and rage
She prowls around each light that gleams through the dark
Casting its ray from the spirit’s lonely tent,
Hoping to enter with fierce stealthy tread
And in the cradle slay the divine Child. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
1487:He tore desire up from its bleeding roots
And offered to the gods the vacant place. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation
1488:The gifts of the spirit crowding came to him;
They were his life’s pattern and his privilege.
A pure perception lent its lucent joy:
Its intimate vision waited not to think;
It enveloped all Nature in a single glance,
It looked into the very self of thin ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
1489:O Death, if thou couldst touch the Truth supreme
Thou wouldst grow suddenly wise and cease to be.
If our souls could see and love and clasp God's Truth,
Its infinite radiance would seize our hearts,
Our being in God's image be remade
And earthly life become the life divine.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1490:The architect of the visible world,
At once the art and artist of his works,
Spirit and seer and thinker of things seen,
Virat, who lights his camp-fires in the suns
And the star-entangled ether is his hold,
Expressed himself with Matter for his ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
1491:
   Then what will the "Mother of Sorrows" do? What else can she do?


She will be the "Mother of Delight".

   Savitri represents the Mother's Consciousness, doesn't she?


Yes.

   What does Satyavan represent?


Well, he is the Avatar. He is the incarnation of the Supreme.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954,
1492:Here even the highest rapture Time can give
Is a mimicry of ungrasped beatitudes,
A mutilated statue of ecstasy,
A wounded happiness that cannot live,
A brief felicity of mind or sense
Thrown by the World-Power to her body-slave,
Or a simulacr ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
1493:The incertitude of man’s proud confident thought,
The transience of the achievements of his force.
A thinking being in an unthinking world,
An island in the sea of the Unknown,
He is a smallness trying to be great,
An animal with some instincts o ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
1494:As if in a long endless tossing street
One driven mid a trampling hurrying crowd
Hour after hour she trod without release
Holding by her will the senseless meute at bay;
Out of the dreadful press she dragged her will
And fixed her thought upon the saviour Name;
Then all grew still and empty; she was free. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 7.03,
1495:Always the dark Adventurers seem to win;
Nature they fill with evil’s institutes,
Turn into defeats the victories of Truth,
Proclaim as falsehoods the eternal laws,
And load the dice of Doom with wizard lies;
The world’s shrines they have occupied, usurpe ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
1496:Heaven's Gates
Heaven mocks us with the brilliance of its gifts,
For Death is a cupbearer of the wine
Of too brief joy held up to mortal lips
For a passionate moment by the careless gods. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate
Heaven's Gifts
A highest flight climbs to a deepest view: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
1497:By thee I have greatened my mortal arc of life,
But now far heavens, unmapped infinitudes
Thou hast brought me, thy illimitable gift!
If to fill these thou lift thy sacred flight,
My human earth will still demand thy bliss.
Make still my life through thee a song of joy
And all my silence wide and deep with thee.
~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Return to Earth,
1498:An absolute supernatural darkness falls
   On man sometimes when he draws near to God:
   An hour arrives when fail all Nature's means;
   Forced out from the protecting Ignorance
   And flung back on his naked primal need,
   He at length must cast from him his surface soul
   And be the ungarbed entity within:
   That hour had fallen now on Savitri.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue,
1499:All opposition seems and strife and chance,
An aimless labour with but scanty sense,
To eyes that see a part and miss the whole; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real
Part-Experience
When youth has quenched its soft and magic light,
Delightful things remain but dead is their delight. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Songs to Myrtilla,
1500:A cry came of the world's delight to be,
   The grandeur and greatness of its will to live,
   Recall of the soul's adventure into space,
   A traveller through the magic centuries
   And being's labour in Matter's universe,
   Its search for the mystic meaning of its birth
   And joy of high spiritual response,
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release,

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1:No eyes demanded her replying eyes. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 4:2,
2:And builds to hope her altars of despair, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 4:3,
3:A godhead sculptured on a wall of thought, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 4:3,
4:Her greatest progress is a deepened need. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, [T5],
5:If thou desirest Truth, then still thy mind.
[Savitri] ~ Sri Aurobindo
6:Many high gods dwelt in one beautiful home; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 4:1,
7:Its shadows gleaming with the birth of gods, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 1:5,
8:Missing its aim is all that it can speak ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 1:4, 360,
9:There are muffled throbs of laughter's undertones, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri,
10:Death is our road to immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
11:Life ran to gaze from every gate of sense: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan,
12:A Godhead stands behind the brute machine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue,
13:A look, a turn decides our ill-poised fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan,
14:The godhead greater by a human fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
15:A fathomless zero occupied the world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
16:Creation and destruction are one, to the eyes who can see beauty. ~ Savitri Devi
17:Each dawn opens into a larger Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
18:He laid experience at the Godhead's feet;
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan,
19:Only a little the god-light can stay: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
20:Our sympathies become our torturers. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
21:Death stays the journeying discoverer, Life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue,
22:Man lifted up the burden of his fate
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
23:To know is best, however hard to bear. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
24:A still identity their way to know, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
25:Each year a mile upon the heavenly Way, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
26:The key to the flaming doors of ecstasy. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
27:Yet when he is most near, she feels him far. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 02.06, [T5],
28:A formless spirit became the soul of form. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Soul,
29:A gate of dreams ajar on mystery’s verge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
30:Must fire always test the great of soul? ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
31:Even fall has its perverted joy ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
32:Never out of evil one plucked good: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
33:On the bare peak where Self is alone with Nought ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue,
34:Space is himself and Time is only he. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
35:The gods make use of our forgotten deeds. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
36:A dire duality is our way to be. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
37:Only in human limits man lives safe. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Towards the Black Void,
38:Our error crucifies Reality ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
39:Perhaps the blindness of our will is Fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
40:Swift and easy is the downward path. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
41:All can be done if the god-touch is there
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
42:Desire, the troubled seed of things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
43:He sees within the face of deity, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge, [T5],
44:Our life is a paradox with God for key. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
45:Out of the darkness we still grow to light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
46:All, even pain, was the soul’s pleasure here; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair,
47:And in her bosom nursed a greater dawn
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Return to Earth,
48:Hard is it to persuade earth-nature’s change; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
49:A dual Nature covered the Unique. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
50:Imagination the free-will of Truth, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
51:Mind flowed unknowing in the sap of life ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair, [T5],
52:Savitri is a mantra for the transformation of the world.
   ~ The Mother, (to Udar Pinto),
53:The laws of the Unknown create the known. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
54:The palace woke to its own emptiness;
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Call to the Quest,
55:A deep surrender is their source of might, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
56:Each in himself is sole by Nature’s law. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
57:He moves there as the Soul, as Nature she. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
58:Out of the unknown we move to the unknown. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
59:The Bliss that is creation’s splendid grain ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, In the Self of Mind,
60:A faith she craves that can survive defeat, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
61:A god come down and greater by the fall. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
62:Always the Ideal beckoned from afar.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
63:The Enigma’s knot is tied in human kind. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
64:The speech that labels more than it lights; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
65:Almighty powers are shut in Nature’s cells. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Call to the Quest,
66:A struggling ignorance is his wisdom’s mate: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
67:At play with him as with her child or slave, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
68:Eternity speaks, none understands its word; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Call to the Quest,
69:Her acts became gestures of sacrifice.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Growth of the Flame,
70:Immortality assured itself by death; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
71:Night a process of the eternal light ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
72:Speak not my secret name to hostile Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
73:The body is the chrysalis of a soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
74:A casual passing phrase can change our life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Call to the Quest,
75:A million lotuses swaying on one stem,
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
76:A prey to the staring phantoms of the gloom ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
77:It does not matter if you do not understand it - Savitri, read it always. ~ The Mother, [T5],
78:Our smallness saves us from the Infinite
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
79:The child of the Void shall be reborn in God, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan and Savitri,
80:The Wise who know see but one half of Truth, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Call to the Quest,
81:To copy on earth’s copies is his art. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
82:A saviour gesture stretched her lifted arm, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
83:Assent to thy high self, create, endure.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
84:A subtle link of union joins all life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
85:Infinity wore a boundless zero’s form. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
86:Our outward happenings have their seed within, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
87:Solitude wrapped him in its voiceless folds. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
88:He has need of death to find a greater life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
89:Once kindled, never can its flamings cease. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
90:The Eternal’s quiet holds the cosmic act: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
91:When all has been explained nothing is known. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
92:But still the invisible Magnet drew his soul
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair, [T5],
93:By its breath of grace our lives abide. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Pursuit of the Unknowable,
94:Each part in us desires its absolute. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
95:His thought labours, a bullock in Time’s fields; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
96:I am stronger than death and greater than my fate
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
97:In Death’s realm repatriate immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
98:Many are God’s forms by which he grows in man; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
99:Our life is a paradox with God for key.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge, [T5],
100:Peace was a thrilled voluptuous purity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
101:A thinking puppet is the mind of life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
102:A thousand aspects point back to the One. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
103:But thou hast come and all will surely change:
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan and Savitri,
104:Convincing the abyss by heavenly form
~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
105:Hopes that soon fade to drab realities ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
106:I carry the fire that never can be quenched.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
107:Man is too weak to bear the Infinite’s weight. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
108:Meditation on Savitri, July 17 2018 TuesdayA mould of body’s early mind was made. ~ Sri Aurobindo
109:One man’s perfection still can save the world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
110:Only the Eternal's strength in us can dare
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
111:The moon floated, a luminous waif through heaven ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Call to the Quest,
112:Time's sun-flowers' gaze at gold Eternity:
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
113:And leaves its huge white stamp upon our lives.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
114:An immutable Power has made this mutable world; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
115:A thinking entity appeared in Space.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
116:Calling the adventure of consciousness and joy
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn, [T5],
117:Ignorance was a thin shade protecting light, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
118:There is a zero sign of the Supreme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
119:The zero covers an immortal face.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
120:A contradiction founds the base of life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
121:All was a limitless sea that heaved to the moon. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
122:And drinks experience like a strengthening wine.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
123:By Light we live and to the Light we go. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
124:Each part in us desires its absolute.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
125:God’s long nights are justified by dawn. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
126:Man was moulded from the original brute. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
127:Our souls deputed selves of the Supreme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
128:Our waking thoughts the output of its dreams. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent of Night, [T5],
129:Pain grew a trembling undertone of bliss ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
130:This world is God fulfilled in outwardness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
131:As if in a struggle of the Void to be.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
132:He has need of darkness to perceive some light
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
133:My child, every day you are going to read Savitri
   ~ The Mother, Sweet Mother, [T0], #index,
134:What it knew was an image in a broken glass,
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, In the Self of Mind, [T5],
135:A cave of darkness guards the eternal Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Pursuit of the Unknowable,
136:From a veiled God-joy the worlds were made ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
137:His hunger for the eternal thou must nurse
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces, [T5],
138:Instinct was hers, the chrysalis of Truth, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
139:Our minds are starters in the race to God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
140:The earth you tread is a border screened from heaven ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Call to the Quest,
141:The One by whom all live, who lives by none, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Pursuit of the Unknowable,
142:There is no last certitude in which thought can pause ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
143:Truth is bare like stone and hard like death; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
144:An unseen Presence moulds the oblivious clay.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge, [T5],
145:Dreams that are hints of unborn Reality, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
146:Here to fulfil himself was God’s desire. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
147:Its signs stare at us like an unknown script,
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge, [T5],
148:Plastic and passive to the all-shaping Fire
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
149:Savitri
   the supreme revelation
   of Sri Aurobindo's
   vision.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I,
150:That Godhead's seed might flower in mindless Space.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
151:The Bliss whose rapture dreamed the worlds. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
152:As knowledge grows Light flames up from within. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
153:A vast surrender was his only strength
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
154:Delight, God’s sweetest sign and Beauty’s twin. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
155:Here was a quiet country of fixed mind
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
156:Himself was to himself his only scene. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Greater Knowledge,
157:Man, human, follows in God’s human steps. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
158:There none was weak, so falsehood could not live; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
159:To feed death with her works is here life’s doom. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
160:Truth born too soon might break the imperfect earth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
161:Whatever our hearts conceive, our heads create, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
162:An awful Silence watches tragic Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
163:A serpent Power twinned the insensible Force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
164:His little hour is spent in little things.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
165:Immortal bliss lives not in human air. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
166:Meditation on Savitri, September 18, 2018 TuesdayA slowly changing order binds our will. ~ Sri Aurobindo
167:Alone she is equal to her mighty task. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
168:Joy that throbs behind
The marvel and the mystery of pain. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
169:Knowledge gropes, but meets not Wisdom’s face. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
170:Make the abysm a road for Heaven's descent,
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
171:Meditation on Savitri, July 29 2018 SundayThat strange observing Power imposed its sight. ~ Sri Aurobindo
172:Meditation on Savitri, September 21, 2018 FridayThen only ends this dream of nether life. ~ Sri Aurobindo
173:Open God’s door, enter into his trance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
174:Our lives are God’s messengers beneath the stars. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
175:Our souls are moved by powers behind the wall. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
176:The ideal never yet was real made. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
177:The Inconscient is the Superconscient’s sleep. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
178:The soul is a figure of the Unmanifest, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
179:Aspiring he transcends his earthly self. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
180:Calm is self’s victory overcoming fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
181:Escape, however high, redeems not life, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
182:Eternal truth lives not with mortal men. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
183:Her smile could persuade a dead lacerated heart
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces, [T5],
184:His knowledge dwells in the house of Ignorance; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
185:Meditation on Savitri, September 6, 2018, ThursdayAll by their influence is enacted there. ~ Sri Aurobindo
186:Mountains and trees stood there like thoughts from God.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan and Savitri,
187:The dim subconscient is his cavern base. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
188:All is an episode in a meaningless tale. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
189:Art’s brilliant gleam is a pastime for his eyes. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
190:In absolute silence sleeps an absolute Power. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
191:Meditation on Savitri, October 16, 2018 TuesdayInfant self-feeling grew and birth was born. ~ Sri Aurobindo
192:She is the golden bridge, the wonderful fire. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
193:Thou art thyself the author of thy pain. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
194:With pain and labour all creation comes. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
195:All the world's possibilities in man
Are waiting as the tree waits in its seed: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri,
196:A secret Will compels us to endure. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
197:A thrill that smites the nerves is music’s spell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
198:A whole mysterious world is locked within. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
199:Each soul is the great Father’s crucified Son, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
200:For each his difficult goal
Hewn out of infinite possibility. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
201:The evening sky,
God’s canopy of blue sheltering our lives ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Return to Earth,
202:The mind labours to think the Unthinkable. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
203:The soul suffering is not eternity’s key, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
204:The sunlight was a great god’s golden smile. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Birth and Childhood of the Flame,
205:Without reason life is a tangle of dreams, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
206:An idiot hour destroys what centuries made ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
207:Error is the comrade of our mortal thought ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
208:Falsehood lurks in the deep bosom of truth ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
209:Like one who wakes to find his dreams were true
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
210:Meditation on Savitri, September 19, 2018 WednesdayThis is our doom until our souls are free. ~ Sri Aurobindo
211:Meditation on Savitri, September 28, 2018 FridayBeing was an inert substance driven by Force. ~ Sri Aurobindo
212:Men die that man may live and God be born. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
213:The body of God,
The link of the finite with the Infinite, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan and Savitri,
214:The Formless and the Formed were joined in her: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
215:Time was Eternity’s transparent robe. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
216:What seemed the source and end was a wide gate, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
217:All here can change if the Magician choose. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
218:Always a nameless goal beckons beyond, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
219:A timeless mystery works out in Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
220:A vast subliminal is man’s measureless part. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
221:In silence seek God’s meaning in thy depths, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
222:In the Alone there is no room for love. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
223:My mind is a torch lit from the eternal sun. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
224:There is a purpose in each stumble and fall. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
225:The Word that ushers divine experience ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
226:The world is not cut off from Truth and God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
227:Above her brows where will and knowledge meet ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
228:All is their play:
This whole wide world is only he and she. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
229:All time is one body, Space a single look.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
230:Heaven’s joys might have been earth’s if earth were pure. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
231:nothing is truly vain the One has made ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
232:Only a slow advance the earth can bear. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
233:Our dead selves come to slay our living soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
234:The sole timeless Word
That carries eternity in its lonely sound, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair,
235:This darkness hides our nobler destiny. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
236:Worlds were many, but the Self was one. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
237:All things shall change in God's transfiguring hour.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon, [T5],
238:A vast disguise conceals the Eternal’s bliss. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
239:Nature’s vision climbs beyond her acts. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
240:This world is in love with its own ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
241:This world of fragile forms
Carried on canvas-strips of shimmering Time, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue,
242:Wrong could not come where all was light and love. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
243:All that denies must be torn out and slain
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother, [T5],
244:An eternal instant is the cause of the years. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother, [T5],
245:Heaven is too high for outstretched hands to seize. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
246:His soul was freed and given to her alone.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother, [T5],
247:In finite things the conscious Infinite dwells: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
248:Oneness is the soul of multitude. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
249:She held their hands, she chose for them their paths:
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Growth of the Flame, [T5],
250:The great are strongest when they stand alone. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
251:There is a freedom in each face of Fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
252:The spirit is doomed to pain till man is free. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
253:Time’s accidents are steps in its vast scheme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
254:Truth made the world, not a blind Nature-Force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
255:A fiery portion of the Wonderful,
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release,
256:And crying for a direction in the void
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
257:Hidden in the mortal’s heart the Eternal lives: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
258:His love has paved the mortal’s road to Heaven. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
259:She throws a glittering robe on Ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
260:The poison of the world has stained his throat. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
261:The senses there were outlets of the soul; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
262:Darkness grew nurse to wisdom’s occult sun. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
263:Heaven’s wiser love rejects the mortal’s prayer; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
264:In Nature’s endless lines is lost the God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
265:Our death is made a passage to new worlds. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
266:There is a meaning in each play of Chance, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
267:This too must now be overpassed and left
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
268:He has trod with bleeding brow the Saviour’s way. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
269:I worship impersonal Nature, which is neither "good" or "bad", and who knows neither love nor hatred. ~ Savitri Devi
270:And yet she cannot choose but labours on;
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
271:Darshan Day Savitri Recitation ~ The Mother's Maha Samadhi Day November 17, 2018: youtu.be/p1f2YHo8k84?a via @YouTube
272:Even grief has joy hidden beneath its roots. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
273:Love dwells in us like an unopened flower
Awaiting a rapid moment of the soul, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan,
274:Where Ignorance is, there suffering too must come. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
275:Death is a passage, not the goal of our walk: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
276:He journeys sleepless through an unending night;
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
277:The All-Wonderful has packed heaven with his dreams, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death, 10.03,
278:The soul is the watchful builder of its fate; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
279:The soul that can live alone with itself meets God; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
280:We live self-exiled from our heavenlier home. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
281:Adventurers, we have colonised Matter’s night. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
282:All ran like hopes that hunt a lurking chance; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
283:Tied up the spirit to golden posts of bliss.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
284:A beam of the Eternal smites his heart,
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release,
285:A deeper interpretation greatened Truth, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
286:All our existence is a constant creation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, Surya Savitri, Creator and Increaser,
287:A city of ancient Ignorance
Founded upon a soil that knew not Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
288:Beauty is a sweet difference of the Same. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
289:Even now great thoughts are here that walk alone: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
290:Her signs still covered more than they revealed; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
291:If Mind is all, renounce the hope for bliss;
If Mind is all, renounce the hope for Truth.
[Savitri] ~ Sri Aurobindo
292:Our greater truth of being lies behind: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
293:The soul that can live alone with itself meets God;
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
294:Truth shines far from the falsehoods of the world; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
295:Always we bear in us a magic key
Concealed in life’s hermetic envelope. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
296:Love is a yearning of the One for the One. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
297:Ominous beings passed him on the road
Whose very gaze was a calamity: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
298:A knowledge which became what it perceived. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
299:A once living story has prepared and made
Our present fate, child of past energies. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue,
300:A soul made ready through a thousand years
Is the living mould of a supreme Descent. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan,
301:Hid deep in man celestial powers can dwell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
302:In him soul and Nature, equal Presences,
Balance and fuse in a wide harmony. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
303:Its builder is thought, its base the heart’s desire. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal,
304:A magic leverage suddenly is caught
That moves the veiled Ineffable’s timeless will: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue,
305:And plundered the Unknowable's vast estate.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release,
306:Even the body shall remember God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
307:His days were a long growth to the Supreme.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release,
308:Pain with its lash, joy with its silver bribe
Guard the Wheel’s circling immobility. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue,
309:The birds crying for heart’s happiness,
Winged poets of our solitary reign ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Return to Earth,
310:There is a darkness in terrestrial things
That will not suffer long too glad a note. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue,
311:A jingling silver laugh of anklet bells
Travelled the roads of a solitary heart; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Soul,
312:A sun of wisdom in a miracled grove. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day The Souls Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
313:A wide God-knowledge poured down from above,
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release,
314:God found in Nature, Nature fulfilled in God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
315:He is the adventurer and cosmologist
Of a magic earth’s obscure geography. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
316:He is the explorer and the mariner
On a secret inner ocean without bourne. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
317:His is a search of darkness for the light,
Of mortal life for immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
318:The Power that acts in us is not our force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
319:Too heavy falls a Shadow on man’s heart;
It dares not be too happy upon earth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
320:When least defaced, then is it most divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
321:Ever she circled towards some far-off Light.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life, [T5],
322:In every heart is hidden the myriad One. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
323:Nothing we think or do is void or vain;
Each is an energy loosed and holds its course. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Quest,
324:The war of thoughts that fathers the universe, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
325:Truth is followed as the path to the divine beatitude. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, To Bhaga Savitri, the Enjoyer,
326:The high meets the low, all is a single plan. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
327:There knowledge needs not words to embody Idea; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
328:This higher scheme of being is our cause
And holds the key to our ascending fate; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair,
329:When naked of ego and mind it hears the Voice
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind, [T5],
330:A single word lets loose vast agencies;
A casual act determines the world’s fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
331:Colour was a visible tone of ecstasy. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
332:Our human knowledge is a candle burnt
On a dim altar to a sun-vast Truth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
333:Rare is the cup fit for love’s nectar wine,
As rare the vessel that can hold God’s birth; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan,
334:She made earth her home, for whom heaven was too small. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
335:There is a Power within that knows beyond
Our knowings; we are greater than our thoughts, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan,
336:The white spiritual touch,
The calm that broods in the deep Infinite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
337:Whoever is too great must lonely live.
Adored he walks in mighty solitude; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Growth of the Flame,
338:A prayer, a master act, a king idea
   Can link man's strength to a transcendent Force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue, [T5],
339:Banish all thought from thee and be God’s void. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute,
340:Love dies before the lover in our breast:
Our joys are perfumes in a brittle vase. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
341:Night a path to unknown dawns
Or a dark clue to some diviner state. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
342:The moon gliding amazed through heaven
In the uncertain wideness of the night. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan and Savitri,
343:Too often here the careless Mother leaves
Her chosen in the envious hands of Fate: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
344:A mighty shuddering coil of ecstasy
   Crept through the deep heart of the universe.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
345:Calm heavens of imperishable Light,
Illumined continents of violet peace, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
346:Every stumble is a needed pace
On unknown routes to an unknowable goal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
347:Every symbol was a reality
And brought the presence which had given it life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
348:Form was a tenuous raiment of the soul: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
349:Imperfect is the joy not shared by all. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
350:The calm delight that weds one soul to all,
The key to the flaming doors of ecstasy. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
351:The wide-winged hymn of a great priestly wind
Arose and failed upon the altar hills; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
352:A point she had reached where life must be in vain
   Or, in her unborn element awake,
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue, [T5],
353:Is measured by the throbs of the soul’s pain, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness,
354:The miraculous Inconscient,
A subtle wizard skilled, was at its task. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
355:The original Desire born in the Void
Peered out. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
356:This cosmic Nature’s balance is not ours
Nor the mystic measure of her need and use. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
357:And channel to earth-mind the wizard ray
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day The Souls Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
358:And the Name, foundation of eternity, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
359:I have beheld the princes of the Sun
Burning in thousand-pillared homes of light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan and Savitri,
360:I wear the face of Kali when I kill,
I trample the corpses of the demon hordes. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
361:Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri is a vast ocean and one may, upon reflection, go in pursuit of the choicest of pearls. ~ Daniel Albuquerque,
362:The soul in man is greater than his fate: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
363:The universe is an endless masquerade:
For nothing here is utterly what it seems; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
364:Whether it seem good or evil to men's eyes,
   Only for good the secret Will can work.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
365:Above the world the world-creators stand,
In the phenomenon see its mystic source. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
366:An opulent beauty of passionate difference
The recurring beat that moments God in Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair,
367:Fate revealed a chain of seeing Will; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
368:Form cannot unveil the indwelling Power;
Only it throws its symbols at our hearts. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan and Savitri,
369:Heart feels for heart, limb cries for answering limb;
All strives to enforce the unity all is. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan,
370:Here chaos sorts itself into a world, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
371:Impose not on the mortal’s tremulous breast
The dire ordeal that foreknowledge brings; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
372:Man’s virtue, a coarse-spun ill-fitting dress,
Apparels wooden images of Good; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
373:The truth above shall wake a nether truth, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
374:All we have done is ever still to do.
All breaks and all renews and is the same. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
375:A lying reality is falsehood’s crown
And a perverted truth her richest gem. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
376:Earth’s pains were the ransom of its prisoned delight. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul’s Release,
377:Here dreadfully entangled love and hate
Meet us blind wanderers mid the perils of Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
378:In a small corner of infinity,
Our lives are inlets of an ocean’s force. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
379:My God is love and sweetly suffers all.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness, [T5],
380:Nothing happens in the cosmic play
But at its time and in its foreseen place. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Destined Meeting-place,
381:The limbs were trembling densities of soul. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
382:The trudge of Time changed to a splendid march;
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Souls Release, [T5],
383:A cricket’s rash and fiery single note,
It marked with shrill melody night’s moonless hush ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Soul,
384:An evil environment worsened evil souls: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
385:In a world of beings and momentary events
Where all must die to live and live to die. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, In the Self of Mind,
386:Let us give joy to all, for joy is ours.
For not for ourselves alone our spirits came ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Return to Earth,
387:Love in her was wider than the universe,
The whole world could take refuge in her single heart. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue,
388:Man’s natural joy of life is overcast
And sorrow is his nurse of destiny. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
389:Our blind or erring government of life;
A loose republic once of wants and needs. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
390:
   Each day was a spiritual romance,
   As if he was born into a bright new world;
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Growth of the Flame,
391:Scattered on sealed depths, her luminous smile
Kindled to fire the silence of the worlds. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
392:The Dragon of the dark foundations keeps
Unalterable the law of Chance and Death; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
393:The eternal, the divine Reality
Has faced itself with its own contraries. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
394:Took the mind captive in its own net;
His rigorous logic made the false seem true. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
395:A great Negation was the Real’s face
Prohibiting the vain process of Time: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
396:Division ceased to be, for God was there. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
397:For nothing have we learned, but still repeat
Our stark misuse of self and others’ souls. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
398:His knowledge scans bright pebbles on the shore
Of the huge ocean of his ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
399:Immensity was exceeded by a look,
A Face revealed the crowded Infinite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
400:In each success a seed of failure lurks. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
401:In spite of death and evil circumstance
A will to live persists, a joy to be. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
402:Our hidden centres of celestial force
Open like flowers to a heavenly atmosphere. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
403:Our mind perhaps deceives us with its words
And gives the name of doom to our own choice; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
404:Pass slowly through that perilous space,
A prayer upon his lips and the great Name. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
405:The violent and hungry hounds of pain
Travelled through his body biting as they passed ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Death in the Forest,
406:What help is in prevision to the driven?
Safe doors cry opening near, the doomed pass on. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
407:All here is a mystery of contraries:
Darkness a magic of self-hidden Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
408:All light is but a flash from his closed eyes: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
409:All she can do is marvellous in his sight:
He revels in her, a swimmer in her sea,
~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
410:Earth’s grain that needs the sap of pleasure and tears
Rejected the undying rapture’s boon: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
411:Heaven ever young and earth too firm and old
Delay the heart by immobility: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
412:He mastered the tides of Nature with a look:
He met with his bare spirit naked Hell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
413:He puts on joy and sorrow like a robe
And drinks experience like a strengthening wine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
414:His pains are her means to grow, to see and feel;
His death assists her immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
415:I guide man to the path of the Divine
And guard him from the red Wolf and the Snake. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
416:Obey thy nature and fulfil thy fate:
   Accept the difficulty and godlike toil
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon, [T5],
417:One who has shaped this world is ever its lord:
Our errors are his steps upon the way. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
418:Our earth is a fragment and a residue;
Her power is packed with the stuff of greater worlds ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair,
419:Then with a magic transformation's speed
   They rushed into each other and grew one
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
420:This is sure that he and she are one;
Even when he sleeps, he keeps her on his breast: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
421:Thought was not there but a knowledge near and one
Seized on all things by a moved identity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Soul,
422:A figure in the ineffable Witness' shrine
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Spirits Freedom and Greatness,
423:Beauty and happiness are her native right,
And endless Bliss is her eternal home. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
424:Climbed back from Time into undying Self,
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King The Yoga of the Spirits Freedom and Greatness,
425:Eternity drew close disguised as Love
And laid its hand upon the body of Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
426:Even Good she makes a hook to drag to Hell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
427:Here in a difficult half-finished world
Is a slow toiling of unconscious Powers ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
428:Here where our half-lit ignorance skirts the gulfs
On the dumb bosom of the ambiguous earth, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
429:In the country of the lotus of the head
Which thinking mind has made its busy space, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
430:It entered the mystic lotus in her head,
A thousand-petalled home of power and light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Towards the Black Void,
431:It lived upon the margin of the Idea
   Protected by Ignorance as in a shell.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
432:Man, sole awake in an unconscious world,
Aspires in vain to change the cosmic dream. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
433:Not for a changeless littleness were you meant,
Not for vain repetition were you built ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Call to the Quest,
434:Our human ignorance moves towards the Truth
That Nescience may become omniscient, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
435:Our thoughts;
Where a free Wisdom works, they seek for a rule. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind,
436:Poems in largeness cast like moving worlds
And metres surging with the ocean’s voice ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Growth of the Flame,
437:Somebody once asked me what had attracted me to National Socialism. I replied without a shadow of hesitation: 'Its beauty.' ~ Savitri Devi
438:The Immobile’s ocean-silence saw him pass, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
439:The mysterious and unchanging change
Of the persistent movement we call Time ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
440:Climbing from Nature’s deep surrendered heart
It blooms for ever at the feet of God, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
441:Death lay beneath him like a gate of sleep. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
442:I know that knowledge is a vast embrace:I know that every being is myself,In every heart is hidden the myriad One. ~ Sri Aurobindo[Savitri]
443:Only were safe who kept God in their hearts: Courage their armour, faith their sword, they must walk,

Savitri, p.211 ~ Sri Aurobindo
444:Shuddered in silence as obscurely stir
Ocean’s dim fields delivered to the moon. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
445:There was no second, it had no partner or peer;
Only itself was real to itself. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Pursuit of the Unknowable,
446:The separate self must melt or be reborn
Into a Truth beyond the mind’s appeal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Pursuit of the Unknowable,
447:The white passion of God-ecstasy
That laughs in the blaze of the boundless heart of Love. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, In the Self of Mind,
448:All things are wrapped in the dynamic One:
A subtle link of union joins all life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
449:A rose of splendour on a tree of dreams,
The face of Dawn out of mooned twilight grew. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
450:A vast Unknown is round us and within;
All things are wrapped in the dynamic One: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
451:By the swift vibration of a nerve
Links its mechanic throbs to light and love. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
452:Even wisdom, hewer of the roads of God,
Is a partner in the deep disastrous game: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
453:Krishna and Radha for ever entwined in bliss,
The Adorer and Adored self-lost and one. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
454:Our mind is a house haunted by the slain past,
Ideas soon mummified, ghosts of old truths, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, In the Self of Mind,
455:The outward and the immediate are our field,
The dead past is our background and support; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
456:As if in a rock-temple’s solitude hid,
God’s refuge from an ignorant worshipping world, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
457:Doves crowded the grey musing cornices
Like sculptured postures of white-bosomed peace. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
458:Heaven’s call is rare, rarer the heart that heeds. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
459:I give peace to the humble and the great,
And shed my grace on the foolish and the wise. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
460:I make even sin and error stepping-stones
And all experience a long march towards Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
461:In a flaming moment of apocalypse
The Incarnation thrust aside its veil. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
462:My ear is leaned to the cry of the oppressed,
I topple down the thrones of tyrant kings. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
463:The malady of mind,
Its pang of thought, its quest for the aim of life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
464:The patterns of thinking of a little group
Fixed a traditional behaviour’s law. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
465:Above blind fate and the antagonist powers
Moveless there stands a high unchanging Will; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
466:An imperfection dogs our highest strength;
Portions and pale reflections are our share. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
467:A thinking animal, Nature’s struggling lord,
Has made of her his nurse and tool and slave ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
468:He has need of darkness to perceive some light
And need of grief to feel a little bliss. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
469:I'm re-reading Savitri.

   Lucky man! I would love to read it again. And the more you read, the more marvellous it becomes.
   ~ The Mother,
470:The phantom of a dark and evil start
Ghostlike pursues all that we dream and do. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
471:A Light there is that leads, a Power that aids;
Unmarked, unfelt it sees in him and acts. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
472:All on one plan was shaped and standardised
Under a dark dictatorship’s breathless weight. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
473:A silence in the noise of earthly things
Immutably revealed the secret Word, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Birth and Childhood of the Flame,
474:As the height draws the low ever to climb,
As the breadths draw the small to adventure vast. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
475:A Word is spoken or a Light is shown,
A moment sees, the ages toil to express. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Adoration of the Divine Mother,
476:Grief dies soon in the tired human heart;
Soon other guests the empty chambers fill. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
477:The conscious Force that acts in Nature’s breast,
A dark-robed labourer in the cosmic scheme ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
478:The high gods look on man and watch and choose
Today’s impossibles for the future’s base. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
479:Where life and being are a sacrament
Offered to the Reality beyond, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
480:You don’t have paperwork,” Savitri said. “You give it all to me.” “Is it done?” I asked. “As far as you know, yes,” Savitri said. ~ John Scalzi
481:Authors of earth’s high change, to you it is given
To cross the dangerous spaces of the soul ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Call to the Quest,
482:Knowledge ends not in these surface powers
That live upon a ledge in the Ignorance ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Godheads of the Little Life,
483:Meditation on Savitri, October 12, 2018 FridayIslands of living dotted lifeless spaceAnd germs of living formed in formless air. ~ Sri Aurobindo
484:Our hearts clutch at a forfeited heavenly bliss. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit’s Freedom and Greatness,
485:The reason meant for nearness to the gods
And uplift to heavenly scale by the touch of mind ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
486:A Light there is that leads, a Power that aids;
   Unmarked, unfelt it sees in him and acts:
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Vision and the Boon,
487:But like a shining answer from the gods
   Approached through sun-bright spaces Savitri.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Call to the Quest, [T5],
488:But once the hidden doors are flung apart
Then the veiled king steps out in Nature’s front; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
489:For the key is hid and by the Inconscient kept;
   The secret God beneath the threshold dwells.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
490:Life’s contraries were lovers or natural friends
And her extremes keen edges of harmony: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
491:Reason is poised above a dim abyss
And stands at last upon a plank of doubt. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
492:She needs the spur of pleasure and of pain
And the native taste of suffering and unrest: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
493:There work was play and play the only work,
The tasks of heaven a game of godlike might: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
494:The stars marched on their long sentinel routes
Pointing their spears through the infinitudes: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Satyavan and Savitri,
495:Below him lay like gleaming jewelled thoughts
Rapt dreaming cities of Gandharva kings. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Paradise of the Life-Gods,
496:For joy and not for sorrow earth was made
And not as a dream in endless suffering Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
497:I believe that it is his message; all the rest are the preparations, but Savitri is the message.
   ~ The Mother, In 1963 to Satprem, (MA 1963:86),
498:In the castle of the lotus twixt the brows
Whence it shoots the arrows of its sight and will ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
499:Into inertia revolution sinks,
In a new dress the old resumes its role; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
500:Meditation on Savitri, October 2, 2018 TuesdayThus has been made this real impossible world,An obvious miracle or convincing show. ~ Sri Aurobindo

IN CHAPTERS



  198 Integral Yoga
   1 Poetry
   1 Occultism
   1 Education


  129 The Mother
  126 Satprem
   53 Sri Aurobindo
   35 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   11 Nirodbaran
   10 George Van Vrekhem


   22 Savitri
   19 Agenda Vol 07
   17 Agenda Vol 06
   16 Agenda Vol 11
   15 Agenda Vol 04
   12 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   11 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   11 Agenda Vol 03
   10 Preparing for the Miraculous
   10 Agenda Vol 02
   8 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 06
   7 Agenda Vol 10
   6 Agenda Vol 05
   5 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   5 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   5 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   5 Agenda Vol 08
   5 Agenda Vol 01
   4 Some Answers From The Mother
   4 Letters On Poetry And Art
   4 Agenda Vol 09
   3 Hymns to the Mystic Fire
   3 Agenda Vol 13
   2 The Secret Of The Veda
   2 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   2 Isha Upanishad
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 08
   2 Agenda Vol 12


00.01 - The Mother on Savitri, #Sweet Mother - Harmonies of Light, #unset, #Science
  object:00.01 - The Mother on Savitri
  object: Savitri (the Mother to Mona)
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  It does not matter if you do not understand it - Savitri, read it always. You will see that every time you read it, something new will be revealed to you. Each time you will get a new glimpse, each time a new experience; things which were not there, things you did not understand arise and suddenly become clear. Always an unexpected vision comes up through the words and lines. Every time you try to read and understand, you will see that something is added, something which was hidden behind is revealed clearly and vividly. I tell you the very verses you have read once before, will appear to you in a different light each time you re-read them. This is what happens invariably. Always your experience is enriched, it is a revelation at each step.
  
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   Savitri alone is sufficient to make you climb to the highest peaks. If truly one knows how to meditate on Savitri, one will receive all the help one needs. For him who wishes to follow this path, it is a concrete help as though the Lord himself were taking you by the hand and leading you to the destined goal. And then, every question, however personal it may be, has its answer here, every difficulty finds its solution herein; indeed there is everything that is necessary for doing the Yoga.
  
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  You know, before writing Savitri Sri Aurobindo said to me, *I am impelled to launch on a new adventure; I was hesitant in the beginning, but now I am decided. Still, I do not know how far I shall succeed. I pray for help.* And you know what it was? It was - before beginning, I warn you in advance - it was His way of speaking, so full of divine humility and modesty. He never... *asserted Himself*. And the day He actually began it, He told me: *I have launched myself in a rudderless boat upon the vastness of the Infinite.* And once having started, He wrote page after page without intermission, as though it were a thing already complete up there and He had only to transcribe it in ink down here on these pages.
  
  In truth, the entire form of Savitri has descended "en masse" from the highest region and Sri Aurobindo with His genius only arranged the lines - in a superb and magnificent style. Sometimes entire lines were revealed and He has left them intact; He worked hard, untiringly, so that the inspiration could come from the highest possible summit. And what a work He has created! Yes, it is a true creation in itself. It is an unequalled work. Everything is there, and it is put in such a simple, such a clear form; verses perfectly harmonious, limpid and eternally true. My child, I have read so many things, but I have never come across anything which could be compared with Savitri. I have studied the best works in Greek, Latin, English and of course French literature, also in German and all the great creations of the West and the East, including the great epics; but I repeat it, I have not found anywhere anything comparable with Savitri. All these literary works seems to me empty, flat, hollow, without any deep reality - apart from a few rare exceptions, and these too represent only a small fraction of what Savitri is. What grandeur, what amplitude, what reality: it is something immortal and eternal He has created. I tell you once again there is nothing like in it the whole world. Even if one puts aside the vision of the reality, that is, the essential substance which is the heart of the inspiration, and considers only the lines in themselves, one will find them unique, of the highest classical kind. What He has created is something man cannot imagine. For, everything is there, everything.
  
  It may then be said that Savitri is a revelation, it is a meditation, it is a quest of the Infinite, the Eternal. If it is read with this aspiration for Immortality, the reading itself will serve as a guide to Immortality. To read Savitri is indeed to practice Yoga, spiritual concentration; one can find there all that is needed to realise the Divine. Each step of Yoga is noted here, including the secret of all other Yogas. Surely, if one sincerely follows what is revealed here in each line one will reach finally the transformation of the Supramental Yoga. It is truly the infallible guide who never abandons you; its support is always there for him who wants to follow the path. Each verse of Savitri is like a revealed Mantra which surpasses all that man possessed by way of knowledge, and I repeat this, the words are expressed and arranged in such a way that the sonority of the rhythm leads you to the origin of sound, which is OM.
  
  My child, yes, everything is there: mysticism, occultism, philosophy, the history of evolution, the history of man, of the gods, of creation, of Nature. How the universe was created, why, for what purpose, what destiny - all is there. You can find all the answers to all your questions there. Everything is explained, even the future of man and of the evolution, all that nobody yet knows. He has described it all in beautiful and clear words so that spiritual adventurers who wish to solve the mysteries of the world may understand it more easily. But this mystery is well hidden behind the words and lines and one must rise to the required level of true consciousness to discover it. All prophesies, all that is going to come is presented with the precise and wonderful clarity. Sri Aurobindo gives you here the key to find the Truth, to discover the Consciousness, to solve the problem of what the universe is. He has also indicated how to open the door of the Inconscience so that the light may penetrate there and transform it. He has shown the path, the way to liberate oneself from the ignorance and climb up to the superconscience; each stage, each plane of consciousness, how they can be scaled, how one can cross even the barrier of death and attain immortality. You will find the whole journey in detail, and as you go forward you can discover things altoge ther unknown to man. That is Savitri and much more yet. It is a real experience - reading Savitri. All the secrets that man possessed, He has revealed, - as well as all that awaits him in the future; all this is found in the depth of Savitri. But one must have the knowledge to discover it all, the experience of the planes of consciousness, the experience of the Supermind, even the experience of the conquest of Death. He has noted all the stages, marked each step in order to advance integrally in the integral Yoga.
  
  All this is His own experience, and what is most surprising is that it is my own experience also. It is my sadhana which He has worked out. Each object, each event, each realisation, all the descriptions, even the colours are exactly what I saw and the words, phrases are also exactly what I heard. And all this before having read the book. I read Savitri many times afterwards, but earlier, when He was writing He used to read it to me. Every morning I used to hear Him read Savitri. During the night He would write and in the morning read it to me. And I observed something curious, that day after day the experiences He read out to me in the morning were those I had had the previous night, word by word. Yes, all the descriptions, the colours, the pictures I had seen, the words I had heard, all, all, I heard it all, put by Him into poetry, into miraculous poetry. Yes, they were exactly my experiences of the previous night which He read out to me the following morning. And it was not just one day by chance, but for days and days together. And every time I used to compare what He said with my previous experiences and they were always the same. I repeat, it was not that I had told Him my experiences and that He had noted them down afterwards, no, He knew already what I had seen. It is my experiences He has presented at length and they were His experiences also. It is, moreover, the picture of Our joint adventure into the unknown or rather into the Supermind.
  
  These are experiences lived by Him, realities, supracosmic truths. He experienced all these as one experiences joy or sorrow, physically. He walked in the darkness of inconscience, even in the neighborhood of death, endured the sufferings of perdition, and emerged from the mud, the world-misery to brea the the sovereign plenitude and enter the supreme Ananda. He crossed all these realms, went through the consequences, suffered and endured physically what one cannot imagine. Nobody till today has suffered like Him. He accepted suffering to transform suffering into the joy of union with the Supreme. It is something unique and incomparable in the history of the world. It is something that has never happened before, He is the first to have traced the path in the Unknown, so that we may be able to walk with certitude towards the Supermind. He has made the work easy for us. Savitri is His whole Yoga of transformation, and this Yoga appears now for the first time in the earth-consciousness.
  
  And I think that man is not yet ready to receive it. It is too high and too vast for him. He cannot understand it, grasp it, for it is not by the mind that one can understand Savitri. One needs spiritual experiences in order to understand and assimilate it. The farther one advances on the path of Yoga, the more does one assimilate and the better. No, it is something which will be appreciated only in the future, it is the poetry of tomorrow of which He has spoken in The Future Poetry. It is too subtle, too refined, - it is not in the mind or through the mind, it is in meditation that Savitri is revealed.
  
  And men have the audacity to compare it with the work of Virgil or Homer and to find it inferior. They do not understand, they cannot understand. What do they know? Nothing at all. And it is useless to try to make them understand. Men will know what it is, but in a distant future. It is only the new race with a new consciousness which will be able to understand. I assure you there is nothing under the blue sky to compare with Savitri. It is the mystery of mysteries. It is a *super-epic,* it is super-literature, super-poetry, super-vision, it is a super-work even if one considers the number of lines He has written. No, these human words are not adequate to describe Savitri. Yes, one needs superlatives, hyperboles to describe it. It is a hyper-epic. No, words express nothing of what Savitri is, at least I do not find them. It is of immense value - spiritual value and all other values; it is eternal in its subject, and infinite in its appeal, miraculous in its mode and power of execution; it is a unique thing, the more you come into contact with it, the higher will you be uplifted. Ah, truly it is something! It is the most beautiful thing He has left for man, the highest possible. What is it? When will man know it? When is he going to lead a life of truth? When is he going to accept this in his life? This yet remains to be seen.
  
  My child, every day you are going to read Savitri; read properly, with the right attitude, concentrating a little before opening the pages and trying to keep the mind as empty as possible, absolutely without a thought. The direct road is through the heart. I tell you, if you try to really concentrate with this aspiration you can light the flame, the psychic flame, the flame of purification in a very short time, perhaps in a few days. What you cannot do normally, you can do with the help of Savitri. Try and you will see how very different it is, how new, if you read with this attitude, with this something at the back of your consciousness; as though it were an offering to Sri Aurobindo. You know it is charged, fully charged with consciousness; as if Savitri were a being, a real guide. I tell you, whoever, wanting to practice Yoga, tries sincerely and feels the necessity for it, will be able to climb with the help of Savitri to the highest rung of the ladder of Yoga, will be able to find the secret that Savitri represents. And this without the help of a Guru. And he will be able to practice it anywhere. For him Savitri alone will be the guide, for all that he needs he will find Savitri. If he remains very quiet when before a difficulty, or when he does not know where to turn to go forward and how to overcome obstacles, for all these hesitations and incertitudes which overwhelm us at every moment, he will have the necessary indications, and the necessary concrete help. If he remains very calm, open, if he aspires sincerely, always he will be as if lead by the hand. If he has faith, the will to give himself and essential sincerity he will reach the final goal.
  
  Indeed, Savitri is something concrete, living, it is all replete, packed with consciousness, it is the supreme knowledge above all human philosophies and religions. It is the spiritual path, it is Yoga, Tapasya, Sadhana, in its single body. Savitri has an extraordinary power, it gives out vibrations for him who can receive them, the true vibrations of each stage of consciousness. It is incomparable, it is truth in its plenitude, the Truth Sri Aurobindo brought down on the earth. My child, one must try to find the secret that Savitri represents, the prophetic message Sri Aurobindo reveals there for us. This is the work before you, it is hard but it is worth the trouble. - 5 November 1967
  

0.09 - Letters to a Young Teacher, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  With what attitude should I read Sri Aurobindo’s
  books when they are difficult and when I don’t understand? Savitri, The Life Divine, for example.
  Read a little at a time, read again and again until you have

01.01 - The Symbol Dawn, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
    And Savitri too awoke among these tribes
  That hastened to join the brilliant Summoner's chant

01.02 - The Issue, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    And be the ungarbed entity within:
    That hour had fallen now on Savitri.
    A point she had reached where life must be in vain

0.10 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  (Written by the Mother at the beginning of a notebook
  containing quotations from Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri)
  Some extracts from Savitri, that marvellous prophetic poem
  which will be humanity’s guide towards its future realisation.

0.11 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  Sri Aurobindo has written in Savitri:
  “Yes, there are happy ways near to God’s sun;
  --
  *
  Sri Aurobindo speaks of Savitri’s firmness of purpose in
  the following line:
  --
  
  Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, Book I, Canto 3.
  

0.12 - Letters to a Student, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Sweet Mother,
  I used to have the habit of reading Savitri or one of
  Your books before going to bed at night. But now I have
  --
  and how should one do them?
  One reads Savitri to develop one’s intelligence and to understand
  deeper things.

02.04 - Two Sonnets of Shakespeare, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   The Shakespearean conclusion 'And Death once dead, there's no more dying then' resounds in our ears like an echo of the famous lines of Sri Aurobindo in Savitri
  

04.01 - The Divine Man, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Sri Aurobindo: Savitri, Book I, Canto I
  

04.01 - The March of Civilisation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Turning to India we find a fuller and completerif not a globalpicture of the whole movement. India, we may say, is the spiritual world itself: and she epitomised the curve of human progress in a clearer and more significant manner. Indian history, not its political but its cultural and spiritual history, divides itself naturally into great movements with corresponding epochs each dwelling upon and dealing with one domain in the hierarchy of man's consciousness. The stages and epochs are well known: they are(l) Vedic, (2) Upanishadic, (3) Darshanasroughly from Buddha to Shankara, (4) Puranic, (5) Bhagavataor the Age of Bhakti, and finally (6) the Tantric. The last does not mean that it is the latest revelation, the nearest to us in time, but that it represents a kind of complementary movement, it was there all along, for long at least, and in which the others find their fruition and consummation. We shall explain presently. The force of consciousness that came and moved and moulded the first and the earliest epoch was Revelation. It was a power of direct vision and occult will and cosmic perception. Its physical seat is somewhere behind and or just beyond the crown of the head: the peak of man's manifest being that received the first touch of Surya Savitri (the supreme Creative Consciousness) to whom it bowed down uttering the invocation mantra of Gayatri. The Ray then entered the head at the crown and illumined it: the force of consciousness that ruled there is Intuition, the immediate perception of truth and reality, the cosmic consciousness gathered and concentrated at that peak. That is Upanishadic knowledge. If the source and foundation of the Vedic initiation was occult vision, the Upanishad meant a pure and direct Ideation. The next stage in the coming down or propagation of the Light was when it reached further down into the brain and the philosophical outlook grew with rational understanding and discursive argumentation as the channel for expression, the power to be cultivated and the limb to be developed. The Age of the Darshanas or Systems of Philosophy started with the Buddha and continued till it reached its peak in Shankaracharya. The age sought to give a bright and strong mental, even an intellectual body to the spiritual light, the consciousness of the highest truth and reality. In the Puranic Age the vital being was touched by the light of the spirit and principally on the highest, the mental level of that domain. It meant the advent of the element of feeling and emotiveness and imagination into the play of the Light, the beginning of their reclamation. This was rendered more concrete and more vibrant and intense in the next stage of the movement. The whole emotional being was taken up into the travailing crucible of consciousness. We may name it also as the age of the Bhagavatas, god-lovers, Bhaktas. It reached its climax in Chaitanya whose physical passion for God denoted that the lower ranges of the vital being (its physical foundations) were now stirred in man to awake and to receive the Light. Finally remains the physical, the most material to be worked upon and made conscious and illumined. That was the task of the Tantras. Viewed in that light one can easily understand why especial stress was laid in that system upon the esoteric discipline of the five m's (pancha makra),all preoccupied with the handling and harnessing of the grossest physical instincts and the most material instruments. The Tantric discipline bases itself upon Nature Power coiled up in Matter: the release of that all-conquering force through a purification and opening into the consciousness of the Divine Mother, the transcendent creatrix of the universe. The dynamic materialising aspect of consciousness was what inspired the Tantras: the others forming the Vedantic line, on the whole, were based on the primacy of the static being, the Purusha, aloof and withdrawing.
  

04.02 - The Growth of the Flame, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  His only comrade is the Strength within.
  Thus was it for a while with Savitri.
  All worshipped marvellingly, none dared to claim.

04.03 - The Call to the Quest, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  But like a shining answer from the gods
  Approached through sun-bright spaces Savitri.
  Advancing amid tall heaven-pillaring trees,

04.04 - The Quest, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  The world-ways opened before Savitri.
  At first a strangeness of new brilliant scenes

04.06 - To Be or Not to Be, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   The Freedom and the Force of the Spirit Readings in Savitri
   Other Authors Nolini Kanta Gupta Part FourTo Be or Not to Be
  --
   ***
   The Freedom and the Force of the Spirit Readings in Savitri
  

04.07 - Readings in Savitri, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  object:04.07 - Readings in Savitri
  author class:Nolini Kanta Gupta
  --
   To Be or Not to Be At the Origin of Ignorance
   Other Authors Nolini Kanta Gupta Part FourReadings in Savitri
   Readings in Savitri
  
  --
  
   The deepest and the most fundamental mystery of the human consciousness (and in fact of the earth consciousness) is not that there is an unregenerate aboriginal being there as its bed-rock, a being made of the very stuff of ignorance and I inconscience and inertia that is Matter: it is this that the I submerged being is not merely dead matter, but a concentrated, a solidified flame, as it were, a suppressed aspiration that burns inwardly, all the more violent because it is not articulate and in the open. The aboriginal is that which harbours in its womb the original being. That is the Inconscient Godhead, the Divinity in painMater Dolorosa the Divine Being who lost himself totally when transmuted into Matter and yet is harassed always by the oestrus of a secret flame driving it to know itself, to find itself, to be itself again. It is Rudra, the Energy coiled up in Matter and forging ahead towards a progressive evolution in light and consciousness. That is what Savitri, the universal Divine Grace become material and human, finds at the core of her being, the field and centre of concentrated struggle, a millennial aspiration petrified, a grief of ages congealed, a divinity lone and benumbed in a trance. This divinity has to awake and labour. The god has to be cruel to himself, for his divinity demands that he must surpass himself, he cannot abdicate, let Nature go her own way, the inferior path of ease and escape. The godhead must exercise its full authority, exert all its pressure upon itselftapas taptv and by this heat of incubation release the energy that leads towards the light and the high fulfilment. In the meanwhile, the task is not easy. The divine sweetness and solicitude lights upon this hardened divinity: but the inertia of the Inconscient, the 'Pani', hides still the light within its rocky cave and would not deliver it. The Divine Grace, mellow with all the tears of love and sympathy and tenderness she has gathered for the labouring godhead, has pity for the hard lot of a humanity stone-bound to the material life, yet yearning and surging towards freedom. The godhead is not consoled or appeased until that freedom is achieved and light and immortality released. The Grace is working slowly, laboriously perhaps but surely to that end: the stone will wear down and melt one day. Is that fateful day come?
  
  --
  
   Savitri, the Divine Grace in human form, is upon earth. The Divine Consciousness has abandoned its own supreme transcendental status to enter into the human consciousness and partake of the earthly life: it has taken up a mortal frame, to live and dwell here below. Only thus she can transform the lower animal nature into the divine nature, raise man to godhead, make of earth heaven itself:
  

05.01 - At the Origin of Ignorance, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Readings in Savitri Physician, Heal Thyself
   Other Authors Nolini Kanta Gupta Part FiveAt the Origin of Ignorance
  --
   ***
   Readings in Savitri Physician, Heal Thyself
  

05.01 - The Destined Meeting-Place, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  A sacrificant of the bliss and pain of the spheres,
  Love in the wilderness met Savitri.
  

05.03 - Satyavan and Savitri, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  object:05.03 - Satyavan and Savitri
  author class:Sri Aurobindo
  --
  
  Satyavan and Savitri
  OUT OF the voiceless mystery of the past
  --
  
  Thus Satyavan spoke first to Savitri:
  "O thou who com'st to me out of Time's silences,
  --
  
  Musing she answered, "I am Savitri,
  Princess of Madra. Who art thou? What name
  --
  And the blind murmur of primaeval calms?"
  And Satyavan replied to Savitri:
  "In days when yet his sight looked clear on life,
  --
  It shall escape from Death and Ignorance."
  And Savitri, musing still, replied to him:
  "Speak more to me, speak more, O Satyavan,
  --
  His heart in many-coloured waves of speech:
  "O golden princess, perfect Savitri,
  More I would tell than failing words can speak,
  --
  
  O my bright beauty's princess Savitri,
  By my delight and thy own joy compelled
  --
  An inexhaustible joy made his alone,
  He gathered all Savitri into his clasp.
  

06.01 - The Word of Fate, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Skyward from its earth-seat through luminous air,
  Queen-browed, the human mother of Savitri.
  
  --
  And caught the heavens, came with a call of hooves,
  As of her swift heart hastening, Savitri;
  Her radiant tread glimmered across the floor.
  --
  Whom hast thou chosen, kingliest among men?"
  And Savitri answered with her still calm voice
  As one who speaks beneath the eyes of Fate:
  --
  Happy is Satyavan mid earthly men
  Whom Savitri has chosen for her mate,
  And fortunate the forest hermitage
  Where leaving her palace and riches and a throne
  My Savitri will dwell and bring in heaven.
  
  --
  Then cried the sage piercing the mother's heart,
  Forcing to steel the will of Savitri,
  His words set free the spring of cosmic Fate.
  --
  A marvel of the meeting earth and heavens
  Is he whom Savitri has chosen mid men,
  His figure is the front of Nature's march,
  --
  
  Mounting thy car go forth, O Savitri,
  And travel once more through the peopled lands.
  --
  A choice less rare may call a happier fate."
  But Savitri answered from her violent heart, -
  Her voice was calm, her face was fixed like steel:
  --
  It greatens slowly into timeless peace."
  But Savitri replied with steadfast eyes:
  "My will is part of the eternal Will,

06.05 - The Story of Creation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Consciousness is the source and basis of creation. Even the most material object, apparently unconscious, the stone, for example, has inherent in it a vibration of consciousness. Where there is absolutely no consciousness, it is the Inconscient. If you ever descend into the Inconscient, that is to say, further down the scale from the inanimate stone, you will know the difference. The gulf between the stone and the Inconscient is very much, very much indeed, greater than that between the stone and man. For it is a secret consciousness that links man to the stone, but beyond there is a hiatus, something unbridgeable. The Inconscient is the Void, the absolute zero (Inane, Sri Aurobindo names it in Savitri): it is hot sub-stance, it is pure negation. Consciousness is at the back of the material universe: without that consciousness there would not be the marvellous organisation that is found within the material particle of atom. The Inconscient is pre-existent to the material creation.
  

07.01 - The Joy of Union; the Ordeal of the Foreknowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  All was fulfilled the heart of Savitri
  Flower-sweet and adamant, passionate and calm,
  --
  Driven by the singularity of her fate,
  Helpless against the choice of Savitri's heart
  They left her to her rapture and her doom

07.02 - The Parable of the Search for the Soul, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Arise, O soul, and vanquish Time and Death."
  But Savitri's heart replied in the dim night:
  "My strength is taken from me and given to Death.
  --
  His labourer returns, her task undone?"
  Then Savitri's heart fell mute, it spoke no word.
  
  --
  476
  Then Savitri by her doomed husb and sat,
  Still rigid in her golden motionless pose,

07.03 - The Entry into the Inner Countries, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In Matter's body find thy heaven-born soul."
  Then Savitri surged out of her body's wall
  And stood a little span outside herself
  --
  500
  And Savitri mingling in that glorious crowd,
  Yearning to the spiritual light they bore,
  --
  
  "O Savitri, from thy hidden soul we come.
  
  --
  And the deep cavern of thy secret soul."
  Then Savitri following the great winding road
  Came where it dwindled into a narrow path

07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In soft sweet training words slowly she spoke:
  "O Savitri, I am thy secret soul.
  
  --
  I suffer and toil and weep; I moan and hate."
  And Savitri heard the voice, the echo heard
  And turning to her being of pity spoke:
  --
  Aspired the harmony of her puissant voice:
  "O Savitri, I am thy secret soul.
  
  --
  Omnipotence and omniscience shall be mine."
  And Savitri heard the voice, the warped echo heard
  And turning to her being of power she spoke:
  --
  A low music heard became her floating voice:
  "O Savitri, I am thy secret soul.
  
  --
  This wizard gods may dream, not thinking men."
  And Savitri heard the voice, the warped answer heard
  And turning to her being of light she spoke:

07.06 - Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  And Savitri's life was glad, fulfilled like earth's;
  She had found herself, she knew her being's aim.
  --
  Thus spoke the mighty and uplifting Voice,
  And Savitri heard; she bowed her head and mused
  Plunging her deep regard into herself

07.07 - The Discovery of the Cosmic Spirit and the Cosmic Consciousness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  To all she was the same perfect Savitri:
  A greatness and a sweetness and a light

08.03 - Death in the Forest, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  The Book of Death was taken from Canto Three of an early version of Savitri which had only six cantos and an epilogue. It was slightly revised at a late stage and a number of new lines were added, but it was never fully worked into the final version of the poem. Its original designation, "Canto Three", has been retained as a reminder of this.
  
  --
  Perhaps because thou touchest, death may pass."
  Then Savitri sat under branches wide,
  Cool, green against the sun, not the hurt tree
  --
  He cried out in a clinging last despair,
  " Savitri, Savitri, O Savitri,
  Lean down, my soul, and kiss me while I die."

09.01 - Towards the Black Void, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  Woman, thy husb and suffers." Savitri
  Drew back her heart's force that clasped his body still
  --
  Behind some wanderer from his voiceless herds,
  And Savitri moved behind eternal Death,
  Her mortal pace was equalled with the god's.
  --
  Thought, time and death were absent from her grasp:
  She knew not self, forgotten was Savitri.
  
  --
  Turning arrested luminous Satyavan
  Looked back with his wonderful eyes at Savitri.
  

09.02 - The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Borne into distance from the eyes' desire,
  Into the shadows vanished Savitri.
  
  --
  But still the light prevailed and still it grew,
  And Savitri to her lost self awoke;
  Her limbs refused the cold embrace of death,
  --
  As ceased the ruthless and tremendous Voice,
  Unendingly there rose in Savitri,
  Like moonlit ridges on a shuddering flood,
  --
  Open at last on thee their marble eyes."
  But Savitri answered the disdainful Shade:
  "World-spirit, I was thy equal spirit born.
  --
  Depart in peace, if peace for man is just."
  But Savitri answered meeting scorn with scorn,
  The mortal woman to the dreadful Lord:
  --
  The One lives for ever. There no Satyavan
  Changing was born and there no Savitri
  
  --
  Then shalt thou rise into thy unmoved source."
  But Savitri replied to the dread Voice:
  "O Death, who reasonest, I reason not,
  --
  Consenting to the impermanence of things."
  But Savitri replied for man to Death:
  "When I have loved for ever, I shall know.

10.02 - The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And souls emerged into mortality."
  But Savitri replied to the dark Power:
  "A dangerous music now thou findst, O Death,

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