Aurobindo 123 Savitri Book 7
An appreciation on Savitri-
by Indira Renganathan
Book Seven: The Book of Yoga
Canto Seven: The Discovery of the Cosmic Spirit
and the Cosmic Consciousness
Words within inverted commas are Aurobindo's
'In its might of irresponsible sovereignty
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.'
'A thought came through draped as an outer voice.'
'It came direct to the pure perception's seat,
An only centre now of consciousness,
If centre could be where all seemed only space; '
'In her the Unseen, the Unknown waited his hour.'
But now she sat by sleeping Satyavan,
Awake within, and the enormous Night
Surrounded her with the Unknowable's vast.
A voice began to speak from her own heart
That was not hers, yet mastered thought and sense.
As it spoke all changed within her and without;
All was, all lived; she felt all being one; '
'She passed beyond Time into eternity,
Slipped out of space and became the Infinite;
Her being rose into unreachable heights
And found no end of its journey in the Self.'
'Her mind became familiar with its mind,
Its body was her body's larger frame
In which she lived and knew herself in it
One, multitudinous in its multitudes.'
She challenged herself towards the divine goal
Captured it to live divine by supra mental practice
A journey detached victoriously from Matter-bond
Inwardly breaking all hindrance cosmic, universal
Atlast to the abode of the Absolute in oneness
Savitri is exemplary for human beings to follow....
............My consciousness this moment,
O'Guru, I'm in awe....in invincible heights
Ineffable Thee embellishing poetic creation
My inquisitive apprehension, erring Thee may opine
May thereso, let Savitri in my self arise
Aroused thereso be knowledge and fortune
End of Canto Seven
End of Book Seven