Inspiration from Savitri (Love and Light)
- Narad (Richard Eggenberger)
The book opens with the themes of Love and Light, and proceeds alphabetically thereafter. Sri Aurobindo, has expanded the English language as no one has done since Shakespeare, coined new words, employed words in unique and far wider senses, utilized and often anglicised foreign terms and widened the language by conveying visions and experiences that are beyond words. There are words in Savitri that may be perceived as "common" yet are employed by Sri Aurobindo in unique ways. Often a number of definitions for a particular word are given, leaving it to the reader to decide the applicable meaning in the context of the line. In the late 1990's my wife Mary Helen and I were inspired to compile a dictionary of words and terms in Savitri. This work has now been published by the Savitri Foundation asLexicon of An Infinite Mind, a Dictionary of Words and Terms in Savitri. I have included the applicable applicable words from this volume, taken from the Lexicon, as an appendix for interested readers. It is my prayer that this simple approach may inspire many who formerly found Savitri too complex and forbidding to enter into it through these elevating and life-changing themes. In the passages quoted, as in all of Savitri, one will find a richness of language and the magnificence of Sri Aurobindo's poetic genius.