The Mother Reading Savitri - Book II

 

    Book II The Book of the Traveller of the Worlds  
       
    Canto I The World-Stair  
 
 There walled apart by its own innerness  4' 23"  4.1 Mb
 Once in the vigil of a deathless gaze  5' 55"  5.5 Mb
 The divine intention suddenly shall be seen  5' 18"  5.0 Mb
 This faint and fluid sketch of soul called man  3' 51"  3.6 Mb
 A slow reversal's movement then took place  4' 02"  3.7 Mb
 A miracle of the Absolute was born  3' 42"  3.4 Mb
 A figure sole on Nature's giant stair  4' 29"  4.2 Mb
 
       
    Canto II The Kingdom of Subtle Matter  
 
 He came into a magic crystal air  3' 50"  3.5 Mb
 This brilliant roof of our descending plane  4' 01"  3.2 Mb
 In rooms of the young divinity of power  3' 14"  3.0 Mb
 This wonder-world with all its radiant boon  4' 03"  3.8 Mb
 A heaven of creative truths above  4' 05"  3.8 Mb
 This mire must harbour the orchid and the rose  3' 48"  3.6 Mb
 In us too the intuitive Fire can burn  3' 37"  3.4 Mb
 Admired for the bright finality of its lines  4' 11"  4.0 Mb
 Life in its boundaries lingered satisfied  2' 59"  2.8 Mb
 
       
    Canto III The Glory and the Fall of Life  
 
 In a gallop of thunder-hooved vicissitudes  5' 49"  5.0 Mb
 Above him in a new celestial vault  5' 22"  5.0 Mb
 In a swift eternal moment fixed there live  4' 12"  3.9 Mb
 The nude God-children in their play-fields ran  3' 16"  3.0 Mb
 When earth was built in the unconscious Void  5' 25"  5.0 Mb
 Life heard the call and left her native light  3' 50"  3.0 Mb
 But while the magic breath was on its way  3' 08"  5.2 Mb
 
       
    Canto IV The Kingdoms of the Little Life  
 
 Adorer of a joy without a name  5' 14"  4.4 Mb
 Ascending slowly with unconscious steps  3' 46"  3.5 Mb
 The phantom of a dark and evil start  4' 58"  4.0 Mb
 In the enigma of the darkened Vasts  5' 19"  4.8 Mb
 A blindfold search and wrestle and fumbling clasp  3' 54"  3.7 Mb
 Huge armoured strengths shook a frail quaking ground  2' 44"  2.5 Mb
 Beings were there who wore a human form  3' 36"  3.3 Mb
 At first he saw a dim obscure mind-power  6' 10"  5.0 Mb
 A little light in a great darkness born  4' 37"  4.2 Mb
 
       
    Canto V The Godheads of the Little Life  
 
 He plunged his gaze into the siege of mist  4' 52"  4.5 Mb
 Astonished by the unaccustomed glow  4' 05"  3.3 Mb
 An ocean of electric Energy  4' 24"  3.8 Mb
 At first she raised no voice, no motion dared  3' 51"  3.6 Mb
 Then man was moulded from the original brute  5' 18"  4.7 Mb
 A fragile human love that could not last  3' 48"  3.4 Mb
 A spirit that perished not with the body and breath  4' 20"  4.0 Mb
 A thinking puppet is the mind of life  4' 48"  3.8 Mb
 In a narrow plot he has pitched his tent of life  2' 52"  2.4 Mb
 Our seekings are short-lived experiments  4' 41"  4.2 Mb
 It works to find the doer of all works  3' 08"  3.00 Mb
 Across the cosmic field through narrow lanes  3' 58"  3.7 Mb
 A door is cut in the mud wall of self  3' 47"  3.5 Mb
 This little being of Time, this shadow-soul  4' 17"  3.7 Mb
 But first the spirit's ascent we must achieve  4' 58"  4.2 Mb
 He through the astral chaos shore a way  5' 19"  4.8 Mb
 
       
    Canto VI The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life  
 
 Above there gleamed a pondering brow of sky  5' 39"  5.0 Mb
 A spirit was there that sought for its own deep self  4' 25"  3.8 Mb
 An Energy of perpetual transience makes  5' 30"  4.7 Mb
 She fashions godlike marvels out of mud  3' 03"  2.9 Mb
 Her eternal Lover is her action's cause  5' 42"  5.0 Mb
 In all who have risen to a greater Life  4' 50"  4.3 Mb
 All powers of Life towards their godhead tend  3' 50"  3.2 Mb
 A Sphinx whose eyes look up to a hidden Sun  3' 20"  2.9 Mb
 Our souls are dragged as with a hidden leash  2' 47"  2.3 Mb
 These long far files of forward-striving hopes  4' 01"  3.4 Mb
 
       
    Canto VII The Descent into Night  
 
 A charm and sweetness sudden and formidable  5' 36"  5.0 Mb
 A power that laughed at the mischief of the world  3' 44"  3.2 Mb
 Only were safe who kept God in their hearts  5' 12"  4.4 Mb
 Haled by a serpent-force from its warm home  4' 56"  4.6 Mb
 He mastered the tides of Nature with a look  4' 33"  4.0 Mb
 
       
    Canto IX The Paradise of the Life-Gods  
 
 A summit and core of all that marvellous world  5' 45"  5.2 Mb
 A scale of sense that climbed with fiery feet  4' 00"  3.6 Mb
 A giant drop of the Bliss unknowable  6' 16"  5.3 Mb
 
       
    Canto X The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind  
 
 But first he met a silver-grey expanse  5' 48"  5.0 Mb
 Thus streamed down from the realm of early light  4' 41"  4.1 Mb
 A small keen instrument the great Puissance chose  6' 06"  5.4 Mb
 A fiery spirit came, next of the three  4' 57"  4.4 Mb
 Of all these powers the greatest was the last  4' 12"  3.8 Mb
 Above in a high breathless stratosphere  5' 18"  4.7 Mb
 
       
    Canto XI The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind  
 
 His privilege regained of shadowless sight  4' 50"  4.1 Mb
 In gleaming clarities of amethyst air  3' 11"  2.8 Mb
 A triple realm of ordered thought came first  5' 20"  4.7 Mb
 In front of the ascending epiphany  4' 24"  3.8 Mb
 In a sublimer and more daring soar  6' 25"  4.9 Mb
 
       
    Canto XII The Heavens of the Ideal  
 
 At each pace of the journey marvellous  7' 50"  7.0 Mb
 On one side glimmered hue on floating hue  4' 55"  4.5 Mb
 On the other side of the eternal stairs  5' 16"  4.4 Mb
 He through the Ideal's kingdoms moved at will  4' 53"  4.3 Mb
 
       
    Canto XIII In the Self of Mind  
 
 He stood on a wide arc of summit Space  4' 28"  4.0 Mb
 There he could stay, the Self, the Silence won  3' 23"  3.0 Mb
 A rumour and a movement and a call  6' 14"  5.4 Mb
 
       
    Canto XIV The World-Soul  
 
 In a far-shimmering background of Mind-Space  6' 35"  6.0 Mb
 Along a road of pure interior light  7' 36"  6.8 Mb
 His spirit was made a vessel of her force  4' 29"  4.0 Mb
 He fell down at her feet unconscious, prone  4' 05"  3.3 Mb
 
       
    Canto XV The Kingdoms of the Greater Knowledge  
 
 On the last step to the supernal birth  7' 42"  6.3 Mb
 He had reached the top of all that can be known  4' 25"  3.6 Mb