The Mother Reading Savitri - Book VII

 

    Book VII The Book of Yoga  
       
     Canto I The 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 II The 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 III The 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 IV The 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 V The 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 VI Nirvana 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 VII The 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