This poem reminds us powerfully of the truth that all is indeed possible with the Grace of the Mother.
In continuation of the first two parts of this essay published in the last issue, read here about some of the deep symbolism found in Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri.
Satyavan symbolizes the aspiring human spirit caught in the mesh of ignorance and death. Savitri is the Divine’s Grace, the Divine’s love which has come down.
Under the title of his epic poem, Savitri, Sri Aurobindo added “A Legend and a Symbol”. What is this legend? And what does the poem symbolize?
Aswapati’s quest is a symbolic quest: it is the quest of humanity as a whole. This is a first change that one finds that Sri Aurobindo has made in Savitri.
Read about a delightful and profound aphorism of Sri Aurobindo. The author also speaks of the future of spiritual symbolism in artistic expression.
Without the Grace descending from above, no amount of personal effort at rejecting the countless imperfections within can help one make lasting progress. This is true for the individual sadhana, and also for the national sadhana.
A video inspired by Sri Aurobindo’s sonnet ‘The Hill-top Temple’ which describes his experience at a Devi temple near Pune, in 1902.
The poet offers this poem to her muse, Maa Durga, who arrives on the earth riding upon a lion and destroys all the hostile forces.