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At the Feet of The Mother

Opening Remarks for Book Three

Aswapati has climbed all the way to the apex of creation to find the definitive answer to the enigma of human life. He had already glimpsed the solution when during the course of his individual yoga he experienced the tremendous descent leading to a transmutation of his mind and body and life. But his being had also grown boundless and hence he is no more satisfied with an individual transformation that does not include in its scope a larger collectivity. Therefore, he undertakes the long tremendous journey climbing rung after rung of creation as a representative of the aspiring world. In this process he plumbs the deepest abysses that hold man’s ascent towards Freedom and Light and Truth and Bliss. He rises to highest heights in his pursuit of the One saving Truth, the supreme Grace that can save not just a few individuals but earth and humanity, the Supreme Power that could redeem this world. It is with this aspiration that he has reached the last limits of the boundless cosmic consciousness. There he meets the Cosmic Being, the Universal Divine and the World Mother who opens the doors for him to go further into the Unmanifest Transcendent. He seeks to enter the higher hemisphere where death and division and ignorance are not. There all is beauty and light and harmony and bliss. There is the key to the transformation of earthly life that he seeks. He seeks to appeal to the Highest seat of Wisdom and Power for the fulfilment of his aspiration on behalf the human race. The key to this change is with the Divine Mother who alone can grant the boon of boons that he is asking for. This boon that Aswapati has sought is the highest that earth and humanity has ever asked. It is for this that he has undertaken such an arduous tapasya. It is for this that Aswapati stands at the doors of the Unknowable.

This Book has four Cantos. In the first Canto we find Aswapati realising the One Supreme Purusha, the One Divine Being, other than whom there is none, the ekamevadwitiyam of the Vedas. Though drawn towards merger and annihilation of his individual soul, he resists the divine temptation and the impulsion towards a separate nirvana. He rather aspires for the transformation of earthly life. As he stands at the doors refusing the nameless Calm of the Infinite, the Divine Mother emerges out of the Silence of the Vasts which is beautifully and powerfully described in Canto two of this book. It is She who holds the key to all change since it is She who has gone forth into Creation and become one with world and soul and all its creatures. She is the absolute Power, the supreme Transcendent Shakti who is adored by seers and sages as the Ultimate and whom there is none. Canto Three describes what Aswapati witnesses in the heart of the Divine Mother. He has prepared himself through a long and tremendous sacrifice to bear Her touch. She reveals to him the New Creation that one day shall be. In Canto Four Aswapati now asks for the New Creation for earth and men. The Divine Mother initially hesitates since it is decreed after a long passage of time. Man is not yet ready for it. On hearing this Aswapati pleads on behalf of humanity seeking Her intervention to compress the time and shorten the labour so that the seed of the New Creation can be sown now rather than hereafter. The Divine Mother grants him the boon the She Herself will incarnate and sow the seed and ensure that nature overleaps her mortal step and this earthly life becomes the Life Divine.

Assured by the boon and knowing that the earth is now secure he returns back amidst the busy life of terrestrial things.

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