Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Mother Reading Savitri - Book VII

The Mother Reading Savitri - Book VII


Book VIIThe Book of Yoga

Canto IThe Joy of Union; the Ordeal of the Foreknowledge of Death and the Heart's Grief and Pain



Once more she sat behind loud hastening hooves 7' 36" 6.1 Mb
Arrived in that rough-hewn homestead they gave 8' 25" 7.3 Mb
A worshipped empress all once vied to serve 5' 44" 5.0 Mb
But Satyavan sometimes half understood 7' 15" 5.6 Mb


Canto IIThe Parable of the Search for the Soul


Above her brows where will and knowledge meet 8' 57" 6.6 Mb
But Savitri's heart replied in the dim night 5' 51" 4.9 Mb
Then Savitri's heart fell mute, it spoke no word 9' 07" 7.4 Mb
The Voice replied: "Remember why thou cam'st" 6' 14" 4.7 Mb


Canto IIIThe Entry into the Inner Countries


Then Savitri surged out of her body's wall 6' 55" 10.0 Mb
Across a perilous border line she passed 6' 24" 8.9 Mb
Approaching loomed a giant head of Life 5' 33" 7.5 Mb
Then journeying forward through the self's wide hush 9' 12" 12.0 Mb
Savitri replied casting into his world 8' 52" 11.4 Mb
None answered in that bright contented world 5' 50" 7.5 Mb
So she fared on across her silent self 6' 44" 9.0 Mb
One answered pointing to a silence dim 6' 15" 8.7 Mb
Then Savitri following the great winding road 9' 51" 11.1 Mb


Canto IVThe Triple Soul-Forces


Here from a low and prone and listless ground 10' 37" 10.0 Mb
She ceased, and like an echo from below 7' 33" 7.8 Mb
And Savitri heard the voice, the echo heard 7' 09" 8.6 Mb
On passed she in her spirit's upward route 6' 22" 8.3 Mb
Aspired the harmony of her puissant voice 6' 33" 6.4 Mb
She spoke and from the lower human world 8' 01" 9.0 Mb
And Savitri heard the voice, the warped echo heard 9' 41" 10.9 Mb
Ascending still her spirit's upward route 6' 45" 9.0 Mb
She spoke and from the ignorant nether plane 7' 10" 9.3 Mb
And Savitri heard the voice, the warped answer heard 9' 32" 12.0 Mb


Canto VThe Finding of the Soul


Onward she passed seeking the soul's mystic cave 6' 10" 9.7 Mb
An awful dimness wrapped the great rock-doors 9' 10" 9.6 Mb
Across the threshold's sleep she entered in 7' 16" 7.4 Mb
There was no step of breathing men, no sound 6' 56" 8.0 Mb
In the last chamber on a golden seat 6' 40" 7.1 Mb
Thence all departed into silent self 6' 33" 8.2 Mb
A being stood immortal in transience 5' 44" 6.6 Mb
Here in this chamber of flame and light they met 7' 15" 7.6 Mb
Once more she was human upon earthly soil 5' 16" 6.1 Mb
As in a flash from a supernal light 7' 02" 7.7 Mb
All underwent a high celestial change 7' 42" 7.7 Mb


Canto VINirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute


Above the cherised head of Satyavan 6' 06" 8.0 Mb
Once as she sat in deep felicitous muse 6' 58" 7.5 Mb
Then from the heights a greater Voice came down 7' 37" 9.2 Mb
Thus spoke the mighty and uplifting Voice 4' 42" 6.5 Mb
Her body's thoughts climbed from her conscious limbs 7' 48" 8.8 Mb
Only sometimes small thoughts arose and fell 5' 01" 7.3 Mb
Then all grew still, nothing moved any more 5' 23" 7.5 Mb
Unutterably effaced, no one and null 4' 43" 6.8 Mb


Canto VIIThe Discovery of the Cosmic Spirit and the Cosmic Consciousness


Yet all was not extinct in this deep loss 8' 05" 10.1 Mb
But now she sat by sleeping Satyavan 6' 46" 9.5 Mb
Out of the infinitudes all came to her 8' 32" 8.9 Mb

=====================================================================================




Sri Aurobindo


Savitri

A Legend and a Symbol

No comments: