The English of Savitri: Vol 7 (HB)

The English of Savitri: Vol 7 (HB)

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Compiled and Edited by Shraddhvan
Savitri Bhavan, Auroville

The English of Savitri: Vol 7 (Book Two - The Book of The Traveller of The Worlds - Cantos Five and Six) - Volume Seven in this series on The English of Savitri - explores Cantos Five and Six of Book Two: The Book of the Traveller of the Worlds. The fifteen cantos of Book Two describe King Aswapati’s ascent through all the planes of consciousness, from the subtle-physical planes through the realms of Life and Mind into the higher realms of Mind and beyond. This volume explores Canto Five: “The Godheads of the Little Life”, which throws light on the activities of the subtle beings that live in the realms behind the surface of the physical world and seek to block Aswapati’s forward journey. In Canto Six: “The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life” Aswapati enters the realm of the Greater Life with its higher and nobler possibilities, but still a world restricted by dualities and oppositions. 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.

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