SRI AUROBINDO’S SAVITRI BY SHRADDHAVAN SSC 2018-10-28 BOOK 02 C 09 L 34-158 & C 10 L 1-192 P 234-243

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Advancing under an arch of glory and peace,Traveller on plateau and on musing ridge,As one who sees in the World-Magician's glassA miracled imagery of soul-scapes fleeHe traversed scenes of an immortal joyAnd gazed into abysms of beauty and bliss.Around him was a light of conscious sunsAnd a brooding gladness of great symbol things;To meet him crowded plains of brilliant calm,Mountains and violet valleys of the Blest,Deep glens of joy and crooning waterfallsAnd woods of quivering purple solitude;Below him lay like gleaming jewelled thoughtsRapt dreaming cities of Gandharva kings.Across the vibrant secrecies of SpaceA dim and happy music sweetly stole,Smitten by unseen hands he heard heart-closeThe harps' cry of the heavenly minstrels pass,And voices of unearthly melodyChanted the glory of eternal loveIn the white-blue-moonbeam air of Paradise.A summit and core of all that marvellous world,Apart stood high Elysian nameless hills,Burning like sunsets in a trance of eve.As if to some new unsearched profundity,Into a joyful stillness plunged their base;Their slopes through a hurry of laughter and voices sank,Crossed by a throng of singing rivulets,Adoring blue heaven with their happy hymn,Down into woods of shadowy secrecy:Lifted into wide voiceless mysteryTheir peaks climbed towards a greatness beyond life.The shining Edens of the vital godsReceived him in their deathless harmonies.All things were perfect there that flower in Time;Beauty was there creation's native mould,Peace was a thrilled voluptuous purity.There Love fulfilled her gold and roseate dreamsAnd Strength her crowned and mighty reveries;Desire climbed up,a swift omnipotent flame,And Pleasure had the stature of the gods;Dream walked along the highways of the stars;Sweet common things turned into miracles:Overtaken by the spirit's sudden spell,Smitten by a divine passion's alchemy,Pain's self compelled transformed to potent joyCuring the antithesis twixt heaven and hell.All life's high visions are embodied there,Her wandering hopes achieved,her aureate combsCaught by the honey-eater's darting tongue,Her burning guesses changed to ecstasied truths,Her mighty pantings stilled in deathless calmAnd liberated her immense desires.In that paradise of perfect heart and senseNo lower note could break the endless charmOf her sweetness ardent and immaculate;Her steps are sure of their intuitive fall.After the anguish of the soul's long strifeAt length were found calm and celestial restAnd,lapped in a magic flood of sorrowless hours,Healed were his warrior nature's wounded limbsIn the encircling arms of EnergiesThat brooked no stain and feared not their own bliss.In scenes forbidden to our pallid senseAmid miraculous scents and wonder-huesHe met the forms that divinise the sight,To music that can immortalise the mindAnd make the heart wide as infinityListened,and captured the inaudibleCadences that awake the occult ear:Out of the ineffable hush it hears them comeTrembling with the beauty of a wordless speech,And thoughts too great and deep to find a voice,Thoughts whose desire new-makes the universe.A scale of sense that climbed with fiery feetTo heights of unimagined happiness,Recast his being's aura in joy-glow,His body glimmered like a skiey shell;His gates to the world were swept with seas of light.His earth, dowered with celestial competence,Harboured a power that needed now no moreTo cross the closed customs-line of mind and fleshAnd smuggle godhead into humanity.It shrank no more from the supreme demandOf an untired capacity for bliss,A might that could explore its own infiniteAnd beauty and passion and the depths' replyNor feared the swoon of glad identityWhere spirit and flesh in inner ecstasy joinAnnulling the quarrel between self and shape.It drew from sight and sound spiritual power,Made sense a road to reach the intangible:It thrilled with the supernal influencesThat build the substance of life's deeper soul.Earth-nature stood reborn,comrade of heaven.A fit companion of the timeless Kings,Equalled with the godheads of the living Suns,He mixed in the radiant pastimes of the Unborn,Heard whispers of the Player never seenAnd listened to his voice that steals the heartAnd draws it to the breast of God's desire,And felt its honey of felicityFlow through his veins like the rivers of Paradise,Made body a nectar-cup of the Absolute.In sudden moments of revealing flame,In passionate responses half-unveiledHe reached the rim of ecstasies unknown;A touch supreme surprised his hurrying heart,The clasp was remembered of the Wonderful,And hints leaped down of white beatitudes.Eternity drew close disguised as LoveAnd laid its hand upon the body of Time.A little gift comes from the Immensitudes,But measureless to life its gain of joy;All the untold Beyond is mirrored there.A giant drop of the Bliss unknowableOverwhelmed his limbs and round his soul

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