News & Notes 682:House of Mother's Agenda
- The Secret Knowledge
- Our souls can visit in great lonely hours
- Still regions of imperishable Light,
- All-seeing eagle-peaks of silent Power
- And moon-flame oceans of swift fathomless Bliss
- And calm immensities of spirit space.
- In the unfolding process of the Self
- Sometimes the inexpressible Mystery
- Elects a human vessel of descent.
- A breath comes down from a supernal air,
- A Presence is born, a guiding Light awakes,
- A stillness falls upon the instruments:
- Fixed, motionless like a marble monument,
- Stone-calm, the body is a pedestal
- Supporting a figure of eternal Peace.
- Or a revealing Force sweeps blazing in;
- Out of some vast superior continent
- Knowledge breaks through trailing its radiant seas,
- And Nature trembles with the power, the flame.
- A greater Personality sometimes
- Possesses us which yet we know is ours:
- Or we adore the Master of our souls.
- Then the small bodily ego thins and falls;
- No more insisting on its separate self,
- Losing the punctilio of its separate birth,
- It leaves us one with Nature and with God.
- In moments when the inner lamps are lit
- And the life’s cherished guests are left outside,
- Our spirit sits alone and speaks to its gulfs.
- A wider consciousness opens then its doors;
- Invading from spiritual silences
- A ray of the timeless Glory stoops awhile
- To commune with our seized illumined clay
- And leaves its huge white stamp upon our lives.
- In the oblivious field of mortal mind,
- Revealed to the closed prophet eyes of trance
- Or in some deep internal solitude
- Witnessed by a strange immaterial sense,
- The signals of eternity appear.
- The truth mind could not know unveils its face,
- We hear what mortal ears have never heard,
- We feel what earthly sense has never felt,
- We love what common hearts repel and dread;
- Our minds hush to a bright Omniscient;
- A Voice calls from the chambers of the soul;
- We meet the ecstasy of the Godhead’s touch
- In golden privacies of immortal fire.
- These signs are native to a larger self
- That lives within us by ourselves unseen;
- Only sometimes a holier influence comes,
- A tide of mightier surgings bears our lives
- And a diviner Presence moves the soul;
Savitri, p.47, “The Secret Knowledge”
|The Ponder Corner:||“If you merely wait for things to happen, there is no reason why they should happen at all.”|
The Mother with Letters on the Mother, p.257