|Price: Rs 150|
Dimensions (in cms): 14x22
|Publisher: Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Pondicherry|
Savitri is a poem, a magnanimous literary work. Not only that.… it is a … conquering Force….She is the Daughter of Infinity who speaks with the tongue of an occult fire and has the power to bring to closed sight the forms of the far and the invisible; what is silent takes in her the shapes of sound. By living in her the Real becomes realisable. Let us always live in Savitri who gives us the Truth and the things of the Truth.…
The Book of Fate itself is unique in several respects. It is crucial; it is strategic too: subject-wise it occurs right in the middle of the story; it marks a sudden turning point in the narration of episodes; in the development of ideas it brings an altogether new element with a forward moving thrust; as a facet of poetic art, we have in it the unexpected rushing unto us with the swift flood of poignant and breathtaking uncertainties; its spiritual lyricism has the enthralling sweetness to remove all anguish from the frail heart of the mortal creature … if heaven has already been conquered, then it speaks of the victory that shall be won over the night who is standing across the path of the greatly consequential divine Event, the event that must occur; the forces of the past have been quintessenced in it and the possibilities of the evolutionary future at once opened out; in its secret purpose and functioning, with its weighty occult charge, it initiates Savitri, the incarnate divine Power, in a unique and decisive manner to the double Shakti Yoga, the Yoga of gathering the might of God in her soul and of total surrender to the Supreme, in order to prepare herself for the missioned task, to do the work she had come here to accomplish as the heaven-sent Force, the work that she must carry out for which the foundation has been laid by the tapasya of Aswapati; its prophetic declarations make sure that the things that were promised long ago shall now be fulfilled, that the world-destiny in God's will shall be shaped directly by her. Hazardous may be the attempt, and deep and painful the travail, yet in it must be put all, everything, so as to secure the delightful Wager of the Wonderful. It seems that the Yogi-Poet has established in this revelation, in this far-consequential mantric pronouncement the completeness of his mighty Siddhi itself.
This great knowledge of the Veda and of Savitri cannot be reached only by reading or even by academic studies but by a constant opening to it and invoking it to illumine our understanding. It will not be visible to our mind, which tries to grasp and understand it, if this higher knowledge is not activated within; it should first enter our consciousness and illumine it and only then we will be able to penetrate into the depth of its content. This growth of a new consciousness within us requires time and sincere aspiration towards self-discovery and self-realization and only then, after some time, it starts gleaming within us with the golden illuminations of the hidden treasures of our self-existence, invoking and nourishing in us, in the words of the Veda, the upward movement of the honey-waves of the ocean-heart towards the upper ocean of the Supreme Existence and the ecstasy of the supreme fulfillment.
The author has entered the premises of that secret knowledge of Savitri, traveling and wondering about all matters, delighted with its truths, "mad with the luminous wine" of its Bliss.
Vladimir is a teacher of Sanskrit and Vedic literature in Auroville; having graduated from St. Petersburg University in Sanskrit and General Linguistics, he studied Sanskrit Grammar in Poona University in 1991-92.