Savitri, Bool l, The Book of Beginnings, Canto IV, The Secret Knowledge
Part One, Pages 46 – 50
Sri Aurobindo wrote that the secret knowledge in Canto Four is a pause between the two yogic movements of King Aswapathy’s individual spiritual development which are in Canto Three and Canto Five. The King’s greater spiritual transformation and ascent to a supreme power in Canto Five are a description of the results of this secret knowledge. The secret knowledge which first comes to him tells what man is and can become and how this happens, as well as what man is becoming all the time, even if he doesn’t know it consciously, and the spiritual things behind man’s earthly covering. We have a small series of quotations from Sri Aurobindo’s own Record of Yoga showing his own development as he describes it for mankind here.