THE ENGLISH OF SAVITRI: VOLUME 10 (BOOK TWO - THE BOOK OF THE TRAVELLER OF THE WORLDS - CANTOS TWELVE TO FIFTEEN)
Volume Ten in this series on The English of Savitri explores the last four cantos of Book Two: The Book of the Traveller of the Worlds. In Canto Twelve Aswapati enters “The Heavens of the Ideal” where he finds the ideal of delight in beauty and the ideal of the power of the dedicated will. Beyond them, in “The Self of Mind” of Canto Thirteen, he experiences a liberation, where his soul found peace, knowing the “cosmic whole”. Moving past this plane, he discovers, in Canto Fourteen, a secret entrance into “The World-Soul”, the psychic world, where he encounters the Mother as the Soul of the World. In Canto Fifteen, “The Kingdom of the Greater Knowledge”, Aswapati reaches the top of all that can be known but has still not found the transforming power he sought, the power that can give a life divine on earth. He will continue his quest in Book Three: The Book of the Divine Mother.
Like the previous volumes, this book is based on the transcripts of classes held at Savitri Bhavan. Its aim remains the same, to read the poetry according to the natural rhythms of English speech and to gain a better understanding and appreciation of Savitri by explaining Sri Aurobindo’s vocabulary, sentence structure, and imagery.