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At the Feet of The Mother

The Issue (Part 4) – The Leader of the Human March

Savitri comes to lead and show us the way so that we may follow in Her trail of Light, carried by Her Love. Wherever She goes and whatever She does becomes now a new imprint upon Nature, the stamp and seal of the Eternal upon Time that can now never be erased. It lingers in the memory of the race, it stirs the coming generations with the new vibration of Light and Truth, it awakens and inspires us to look beyond our present limited condition and aspire for Light and Beauty and Truth.

She activates and then hands over to us the ‘magic lever’ that takes us beyond the cosmic Laws. She opens the inner doors and windows to the New Light, She floods the inner chambers of our mind and heart with the New Consciousness. Then we discover that what we call as Nature and the laws of Nature are merely habits and patterns traced out upon the sands of time. We follow them mechanically and obediently as if there could be no other way. But as Light grows and Wisdom comes, the dust covering the Path begins to fly away and we see clearly before us the sunlit way of the soul. We discover the inner Godhead, the Master of our Souls. We see how much more is possible  than our finite minds can even conceive. We break into the infinity of God:

A magic leverage suddenly is caught
That moves the veiled Ineffable’s timeless will:
A prayer, a master act, a king idea
Can link man’s strength to a transcendent Force.
Then miracle is made the common rule,
One mighty deed can change the course of things;
A lonely thought becomes omnipotent.
All now seems Nature’s massed machinery;
An endless servitude to material rule
And long determination’s rigid chain,
Her firm and changeless habits aping Law,
Her empire of unconscious deft device
Annul the claim of man’s free human will.
He too is a machine amid machines;
A piston brain pumps out the shapes of thought,
A beating heart cuts out emotion’s modes;
An insentient energy fabricates a soul.
Or the figure of the world reveals the signs
Of a tied Chance repeating her old steps
In circles around Matter’s binding-posts.
A random series of inept events
To which reason lends illusive sense, is here,
Or the empiric Life’s instinctive search,
Or a vast ignorant mind’s colossal work.
But wisdom comes, and vision grows within:
Then Nature’s instrument crowns himself her king;
He feels his witnessing self and conscious power;
His soul steps back and sees the Light supreme.
[Savitri p 20, B1C2]

This is Savitri’s work and mission, the work for which She has come down as a deliberate choice, a work for which She is empowered from the Beyond. By opening ourselves to Her Light supreme and receiving Her in our life we too can thus grow into That Wisdom which, as the Upanishad puts it, comes not by thought. Taking upon Herself the limitations of human nature, bearing the burden of our mortality, Savitri opens the hidden doors of a greater Self and a greater becoming for Man. We may close with these marvelous lines revealing this truth to us:

The great World-Mother now in her arose:
A living choice reversed fate’s cold dead turn,
Affirmed the spirit’s tread on Circumstance,
Pressed back the senseless dire revolving Wheel
And stopped the mute march of Necessity.
A flaming warrior from the eternal peaks
Empowered to force the door denied and closed
Smote from Death’s visage its dumb absolute
And burst the bounds of consciousness and Time.
[Savitri p 21, B1C2]

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