The Mother Reading Savitri - Book VI

 

    Book VI The Book of Fate  
       
    Canto I The Word of Fate  
 
 In silent bounds bordering the mortal's plane  4' 48"  4.1 Mb
 As might a lightening streak, a glory fell  5' 25"  4.2 Mb
 He sang to them of the lotus-heart of love  5' 40"  4.9 Mb
 Even as he sang and rapture stole through  5' 41"  4.4 Mb
 What feet of gods, what ravishing flutes of heaven  6' 05"  5.0 Mb
 But Ashwapathy answered to the seer  7' 22"  5.7 Mb
 Virgin who comest perfected by joy  7' 45"  6.0 Mb
 Astonished, all sat silent for a space  5' 05"  4.1 Mb
 But now the queen alarmed lifted her voice  5' 24"  4.4 Mb
 Then cried the sage piercing the mother's heart  6' 22"  4.8 Mb
 But the queen cried: "Vain then can be heaven's grace!"  5' 46"  4.7 Mb
 O child, in the magnificence of thy soul  5' 07"  4.0 Mb
 But Savitri replied with steadfast eyes  7' 23"  5.7 Mb
 
       
    Canto II The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain  
 
 Then after a silence Narad made reply  7' 35"  6.1 Mb
 The Eternal suffers in a human form  5' 56"  4.5 Mb
 Hard is the world-redeemers heavy task  8' 52"  7.6 Mb
 Haste not towards Godhead on a dangerous road  6' 44"  5.4 Mb
 Bear; thou shalt find at last thy road to bliss  5' 39"  4.9 Mb
 O mortal who complainst of death and fate  7' 01"  6.0 Mb
 A huge descent began, a giant fall  6' 26"  5.2 Mb
 Then Ashwapathy answered to the seer  10' 09"  7.8 Mb
 He spoke and ceased and left the earthly scene  7' 40"  6.2 Mb