Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Coercing my godhead I have come down Here on the sordid earth

Posted on: December 3, 2008

 

He who would bring the heavens here,

Must descend himself into clay

And the burden of earthly nature bear

And tread the dolorous way.


The heavy yoke of Death and Ignorance he must bear to do God’s work, do it precisely in those conditions. But in the next stanza the description proceeds to make a revealing statement; it is about the deep and occult process by which the Divine Soul carries out his work:

 

Coercing my godhead I have come down

Here on the sordid earth,

Ignorant, labouring, human grown

Twixt the gates of death and birth.


Here is the Sacrifice of the supreme Purusha; here is his coming down personally too, and here is his passing through the portals of the life that is a death. The incarnation must “reach the grim foundation stone, knock at the keyless gates”, pass through “the gates of death and birth”, accept the life that is a death. In Savitri we have a much direr description of the pain suffered by the Avatar. Aswapati, in order to discover the cause of this world’s failure, has entered into the depths of the primordial Night… RY Deshpande

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum
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Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

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