Savitri, Book II, The Book Of The Traveller Of The Worlds, Canto II, The Kingdom Of Subtle Matter, Part 1, Pages 103 – 107
King Aswapathy is climbing Nature’s Giant Stair and the first place he comes to is the Kingdom of Subtle Matter This is the plane in the creation which Mother and Sri Aurobindo usually call The Subtle Physical. It is the world closest to the physical, material world in which we live every day. This world is the place where the soul first “touches ground” when it returns from its rest between lives. Here it “puts on matter’s cloak”, and when its life is over, it sheds mortality’s cloak on its way back to becoming pure spirit to wait for its next life. It is the ground of nature’s worlds and everything that happens here has its origin there. Sri Aurobindo did not write much about the subtle physical. Usually it is listed along with the other planes and it doesn’t even get a sentence to itself. Here in Savitri, Book II, Canto II, we have his most complete description of the Subtle Physical.