Wisdom Quotes from Savitri
- Sri Aurobindo
In the present work these have been put in the running sequence as they appear in the main body of the poem. It must also be pointed out that there are quite a number of lines or passages of various lengths which could have been valuably included in any proper representative book of quotations; however, this is generally ruled out because of the indicative pronominal references in them which do not easily lend themselves to form a part of an unbounded set. Here are some examples illustrating their character: In atomic parcellings of the Infinite Near to the dumb beginnings of lost Self, He felt the curious small futility Of the creation of material things. When all thy work in human time is done, The mind of earth shall be a home of light, The life of earth a tree growing towards heaven, The body of earth a tabernacle of God. But where the silence of the gods had passed, A greater harmony from the stillness born Surprised with joy and sweetness yearning hearts, An ecstasy and a laughter and a cry. Night felt assailed her heavy sombre reign; The splendour of some bright eternity Threatened with this faint beam of wandering Truth Her empire of the everlasting Nought. O human copy and disguise of God Who seekest the deity thou keepest hid And livest by the Truth thou hast not known, Follow the world's winding highway to its source. The Enigma ceased that rules our nature's night, The covering Nescience was unmasked and slain; Its mind of error was stripped off from things And the dull moods of its perverting will. There are in these stanzas pithy concise statements with their universal implications.