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At the Feet of The Mother

About Savitri | B1C1-01 The Story of Creation (p.1)

From January 1968 till August 1970, the Mother was reading chosen passages from Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri and giving Her explanations which were tape-recorded. Her commentaries on the first four Cantos of the Book One along with full transcriptions are now offered as a series of video clips. Parts and their subtitles have been added by the editors.


An ancient tradition which describes the creation as been done by some first emanations of the Supreme Mother, which there were four emanations. Which in the sense and the feeling of their supreme Power, cut connection with their Origin and became independent. And then, these emanations, being separated from their Origin, entered into darkness.

The first one was the Consciousness, that Consciousness, Light, and by cutting Himself from His Origin He went down and down towards Unconsciousness.

The second was of Bliss and turned into Suffering.
The third was of Truth and turned into Falsehood.
And fourth was of Life and turned into Death.

This was after they came down like that to the vital level. When this was seen, it was decided that some second emanations would be made to repair the mistake of the first; and the second emanations were the Gods.

And then this first line refers to the condition of the world before the Gods were born.

He says, “It was the hour before the Gods awake.”

As a result of this separation between the first emanations and the Creator, the creation of these first emanations had become obscure, inconscient. And that is what He describes here. That is He says, “the divine Event”, is a creation, — the creation that will go on and on for eternity. And started by the what He called the Night — the Night of a foreboding mind. Unconscious, immobile, lifeless, blind also. All these things — and the obscurity and the unconsciousness, the immobility, lifelessness, the Infinite unbodied, and a fathomless zero — all these words are meant to express the Nothingness of the world.

A power of fallen boundless self awake
Between the first and the last Nothingness,
Recalling the tenebrous womb from which it came,
Turned from the insoluble mystery of birth
And the tardy process of mortality
And longed to reach its end in vacant Nought.

This is to say that Even in the darkest Unconscious, there was something like the remembrance of the Divine Origin, and it had a tendency to wake up to existence.

But all the habit of Inconscient was so strong that it had a natural tendency to go back to Nothingness. It is just what preceded the beginning of a conscious creation in the world.

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