SAVITRI, BOOK VII, THE BOOK OF YOGA
CANTO IV, THE TRIPLE SOUL-FORCES
The Second Part
In the first part of Canto IV Savitri met the first soul-force, the Mother of Divine Pity and Compassion and heard what she did and how she could not be completely successful in her work. She heard the voice of the lower force which refused to change, it was the voice of the Beast crouching within man’s depths, Savitri promised to return and bring strength to the Mother of Pity and Compassion. Now Savitri meets the second soul-force, the Mother of Might, who stands on the world’s paths of danger and grief and helps the unfortunate and saves the doomed, but she says that the cosmic evil is too deep and the cosmic suffering is too vast, so she can only help a few. Then, from the lower human world the warped echo came from the ego of this great world of desire who wants to make the universe his instrument. Savitri promises to bring the Mother of Might the way to see things in the way God sees them so that she has wisdom as well as power, and hate and fear and weakness will go and the cry of the ego will be hushed within.