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Savitri-Book 7, Canto 4, 3rd part

The Third Part

Still on her inner journey, Savitri has now met two of the Triple Soul-Forces, the Mother of Pity and Compassion, and the Mother of Might, Divine powers who are a portion of her own soul, put out for her work in the world. . Both of them told her about their work and said that they could not succeed. After each one spoke, Savitri heard the voice of the lower forces, the warped echos from the lower planes, describing what they do and claiming that they can never change. Savitri promised both of the Divine forces to return, bringing a force of God which will help them to succeed in their work. Now Savitri will meet the third Soul-Force, the Mother of Light, Joy and Peace, who tells her that she can bring so many powers of God to man, but she also is not successful. After she speaks, Savitri hears the warped echo from below, the voice of the sense-shackled human mind, bound in the chains of earthly ignorance, who describes who he is and what he does and says he also can never change. Savitri promises the Mother of Light that she will return and bring God with her and there will be light and peace in all the worlds.

Selections par Gangalakshmi-49

Une série hébdomadaire de lectures par Gangalakshmi (en Français) de sélection d'oeuvres de la Mère ou de Sri Aurobindo qui lui semble d'actualité.
Cette semaine; Le Trepas de Shri Aurobindo, Article de Amal Kiran sur Sri Aurobindo, Mars 1951 France-Asie -

A weekly series of readings by Gangalakshmi (in French) from selected works by or on the Mother and Sri Aurobindo. This week; an Article on by Amal Kiran published in France-Asie Review, March 1951.

Images - Spiritual significance of flowers by the Mother.
Musical Fragment; Nadaka, 2001 The Lotus of the Silent Sleep Meditation 2

Comments: 0 Date: 05 Aug 2015

The story of Savitri- Part 2


The second half of the story begins with the birth of the Divine Mother as Princess Savitri, King Aswapathy's daughter. As Savitri grows up, there is no one is worthy to marry her, so her father sends her to travels the world to find her mate. She finds Satyavan in the forest, but Satyavan has only one year to live. They marry and Savitri prepares herself to face Almighty Death. When Satyavan dies, Savitri follows Death through the nether worlds to convince Death that Satyavan should be returned to her so they can do their Divine work together on earth...

Comments: 0 Date: 19 May 2015

Savitri Reading by Loretta

SAVITRI, BOOK VII, THE BOOK OF YOGA Canto I, The Joy of Union, the Ordeal of the Foreknowledge of Death and the Heart's Grief and Pain.
In Sri Aurobindo's epic poem, Savitri, when he writes about Princess Savitri, who conquers Death, he writes about Mother. The Book of Yoga is about Savitri's inner work to prepare herself for her husband's death. First she must find her soul, her Psychic Being. It is the same inner work that we can do to find our Psychic Being. Mother and Sri Aurobindo always say that the first step in Sri Aurobindo's yoga is to realize our Psychic Being.
In the first part of Canto IV Savitri returns to the forest to marry Satyavan. Her life is fulfilled and she is lost in the joy of union until she remembers that he has only one year to live.

Savitri-Book 7, Canto 4, 2nd part

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.

Savitri Book VII, Canto III

The Fourth Part

Savitri has been seeking her soul in matter's body. On her inner journey she has traveled far, but she has not yet found her soul, or even seen the influence of the soul in the different places she has gone. She has seen the cries of life, the instinct of the senses, the action of life energies and the government of mind over life, but all without the presence of the soul.
Now Savitri travels through the place where the intellect rules, but the soul is not here, so she travels on across her silent self, still searching. At last she meets someone who can show her the road to follow to find her secret and mysterious soul.

The Story of Savitri Part 1

This is the story of Savitri very briefly told with excerpts from the book.
Now that a Savitri reading is on the radio, it is good to know the general story so people can put what is being read into a context or start reading at any book or canto and know generally what has happened so far.
In this book, Sri Aurobindo put many different things around the actions of the people, so there is a lot to read. But the story line itself is shorter. For as much accuracy as possible, direct quotations from the book are used to keep the story going.

Comments: 0 Date: 18 May 2015

Savitri Book 7 Canto 4- Part One

Part One

So far, in her inner journey to find her own soul, Savitri has seen how man is a much better being when his soul is active, and she has seen how the different parts of man function when the soul is not active. She has realized that the inferior nature still took too large a place, and must be pushed aside to find her soul. On her way, she meets the first of the triple soul-forces, the embodiment of divine pity and compassion, who explains who she is and what she does. Then Savitri hears the voice of the lower force, the dark echo of all the divine things she has just heard. It is the beast crouching within man's depths, who tells who he is and what he does...

Comments: 0 Date: 06 Aug 2015

Savirtri Book 7, Canto 3 (Part 1)

The First Part

Savitri has now seen the influence of the secret soul, acting on man from its inner chamber. She has reached the stage where her own soul is present and active, and a portion of the Divine Mother has come down into her to work in her to help earth transform herself and equal heaven. But the inferior nature still took too large a place, and must be pushed aside to find her soul. Now Savitri hears a voice from secret heights which tells her to find her soul in matter's body.

Comments: 0 Date: 02 Jun 2015

Savitri Book 7 Canto 1 (part 2) Read by Loretta

SAVITRI Book 7, The Book of Yoga, Canto. I The Ordeal of the Foreknowledge of Death and the Heart's Grief and Pain- (Part 2)

In the second half of Canto 1, Savitri is married to Satyavan, living with him and his parents in the forest. After the experience of indescribable happiness following her marriage, she remembered the approaching date when Satyavan must die. Everything has been wonderful up to now in Princess Savitri's life, Sri Aurobindo wrote earlier in the book, "...'till then no mournful line had barred this ray", but "The great and dolorous moment now was close" Savitri's immortal soul, which is conscious of her Divine source and the real work she took birth for, is hidden. In this hour of grief and pain she is governed by her mind and vital being, and Sri Aurobindo describes how she deals with fear of the impending doom.

Music: Nadaka, 2001, Album: The Lotus of the Open Heart- Meditation 3, Song: The Valley

Comments: 0 Date: 06 May 2015
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