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Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/-33-34_Savitri/Book Two - Canto Thirteen - In the Self of Mind.htm
  Canto Thirteen   In the Self of Mind   AT LAST there came a bare indifferent sky Where Silence listened to the cosmic Voice, But answered nothing to a million calls; The soul's endless question met with no response. An abrupt conclusion ended eager hopes, A deep cessation in a mighty calm, A finis-line on the last page of thought And a margin and a blank of wordless peace. There paused the climbing hierarchy of worlds. He stood on a wide arc of summit Space Alone with an enormous Self of Mind Which held all life in a corner of its vasts. Omnipotent, immobile and aloof, In the world which sprang from it, it too
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/-33-34_Savitri/Book Two - Canto Twelve - The Heavens of the Ideal.htm
  Canto Twelve   The Heavens of the Ideal   ALWAYS the Ideal beckoned from afar. Awakened by the touch of the Unseen, Deserting the boundary of things achieved, Aspired the strong discoverer, tireless Thought, Revealing at each step a luminous world. It left known summits for the unknown peaks: Impassioned, it sought the lone unrealised Truth, It longed for the Light that knows not death and birth. Each stage of the soul's remote ascent was built Into a constant heaven felt always here. At each pace of the journey marvellous A new degree of wonder and of bliss, A new rung formed in Being's mighty stair, A great wi
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/-33-34_Savitri/Book Ten - Canto Two - The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal.htm
  Canto Two   The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal   THEN pealed the calm inexorable voice: Abolishing hope, cancelling life's golden truths, Fatal its accents smote the trembling air. That lovely world swam thin and frail, most like Some pearly evanescent farewell gleam On the faint verge of dusk in moonless eves. "Prisoner of Nature, many-visioned spirit, Thought's creature in the ideal's realm enjoying Thy unsubstantial immortality The subtle marvellous mind of man has feigned, This is the world from which thy yearnings came. When it would build eternity from the dust, Man's thought paints images illusion rounds; Pro
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/-33-34_Savitri/Book Three - Canto Two - The Adoration of the Divine Mother.htm
  Canto Two   The Adoration of the Divine Mother   A STILLNESS absolute, incommunicable, Meets the sheer self-discovery of the soul; A wall of stillness shuts it from the world, A gulf of stillness swallows up the sense And makes unreal all that mind has known, All that the labouring senses still would weave Prolonging an imaged unreality. Self's vast spiritual silence occupies Space; Only the Inconceivable is left, Only the Nameless without space and time: Abolished is the burdening need of life: Thought falls from us, we cease from joy and grief; The ego is dead; we are freed from being and care, We have done with b
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/-33-34_Savitri/Book Three - Canto Four - The Vision and the Boon.htm
  Canto Four   The Vision and the Boon   THEN suddenly there rose a sacred stir. Amid the lifeless silence of the Void In a solitude and an immensity A sound came quivering like a loved footfall Heard in the listening spaces of the soul; A touch perturbed his fibres with delight. An Influence had approached the mortal range, A boundless Heart was near his longing heart, A mystic Form enveloped his earthly shape. All at her contact broke from silence' seal; Spirit and body thrilled identified, Linked in the grasp of an unspoken joy; Mind, members, life were merged in ecstasy. Intoxicated as with nectarous rain His
Title: BOOK TWO
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/-33-34_Savitri/Book Two - Canto One - The World-Stair.htm
  BOOK TWO   The Book of the Traveller of the Worlds Canto One   The World-Stair   ALONE he moved watched by the infinity Around him and the Unknowable above. All could be seen that shuns the mortal eye, All could be known the mind has never grasped; All could be done no mortal will can dare. A limitless movement filled a limitless peace. In a profound existence beyond earth's Parent or kin to our ideas and dreams Where Space is a vast experiment of the soul, In an immaterial substance linked to ours In a deep oneness of all things that are, The universe of the Unknown arose. A self-creation without e
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/-33-34_Savitri/Book one - Canto Two - The Issue.htm
  Canto Two   The Issue   AWHILE, withdrawn in secret fields of thought, Her mind moved in a many-imaged past That lived again and saw its end approach: Dying, it lived imperishably in her; Transient and vanishing from transient eyes, Invisible, a fateful ghost of self, It bore the future on its phantom breast. Along the fleeting event's far-backward trail Regressed the stream of the insistent hours, And on the bank of the mysterious flood Peopled with well-loved forms now seen no more And the subtle images of things that were, Her witness spirit stood reviewing Time. All that she once had hoped and dreame
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/-33-34_Savitri/Book Seven - Canto Four - The Triple Soul-Forces.htm
  Canto Four   The Triple Soul-Forces   HERE from a low and prone and listless ground The passion of the first ascent began; A moon-bright face in a sombre cloud of hair, A Woman sat in a pale lustrous robe. A rugged and ragged soil was her bare seat, Beneath her feet a sharp and wounding stone. A divine pity on the peaks of the world, A spirit touched by the grief of all that lives, She looked out far and saw from inner mind This questionable world of outward things, Of false appearances and plausible shapes, This dubious cosmos stretched in the ignorant Void, The pangs of earth, the toil and speed of the stars And the diff
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/-33-34_Savitri/Book Two - Canto Nine - The Paradise of the Life-Gods.htm
   Canto Nine   The Paradise of the Life-Gods   AROUND him shone a great felicitous Day. A lustre of some rapturous Infinite, It held in the splendour of its golden laugh Regions of the heart's happiness set free, Intoxicated with the wine of God, Immersed in light, perpetually divine. A favourite and intimate of the Gods Obeying the divine command to joy, It was the sovereign of its own delight And master of the kingdoms of its force. Assured of the bliss for which all forms were made, Unmoved by fear and grief and the shocks of Fate And unalarmed by the breath of fleeting Time And unbesieged by adver
Resource name: /E-Library/Works of Sri Aurobindo/English/CWSA/-33-34_Savitri/Book Nine - Canto Two - The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness.htm
Canto Two   The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness   AWHILE on the chill dreadful edge of Night All stood as if a world were doomed to die And waited on the eternal silence' brink. Heaven leaned towards them like a cloudy brow Of menace through the dim and voiceless hush. As thoughts stand mute on a despairing verge Where the last depths plunge into nothingness And the last dreams must end, they paused; in their front Were glooms like shadowy wings, behind them, pale, The lifeless evening was a dead man's gaze. Hungry beyond, the night desired her soul. But still in its lone niche of templed strength