Hear Ye Savitri

Gayatri Mantra of Sri Aurobindo

“तत्सवितुर्वरं रूपं ज्योतिः परस्य धीमहि |
यन्नः सत्येन दीपयेत् ||

Om Tat Savitur Varam Rūpam
Jyotiḥ Parasya Dhīmahi
Yannaḥ Satyena Dīpayet

Tat = That
Savitur = Sun-god who is the Creator
Varam = most auspicious
Rūpam = form
Jyotiḥ = Light
Parasya = of the Supreme (since para = Transcendental)
Dhīmahi = meditate on (since Dhi = Intellect)
Yannaḥ = by which
Satyena = Truth
Dīpayet = shall illumine (dipa = light)

Let us meditate on the most auspicious form of Savitri, on the Light of the Supreme which shall illumine us with the Truth.”

— Sri Aurobindo

. . .

“As when the mantra sinks in Yoga’s ear,
Its message enters stirring the blind brain
And keeps in the dim ignorant cells its sound;
The hearer understands a form of words
And, musing on the index thought it holds,
He strives to read it with the labouring mind,
But finds bright hints, not the embodied truth:
Then, falling silent in himself to know
He meets the deeper listening of his soul:
The Word repeats itself in rhythmic strains:
Thought, vision, feeling, sense, the body’s self
Are seized unutterably and he endures
An ecstasy and an immortal change;
He feels a Wideness and becomes a Power,
All knowledge rushes on him like a sea:
Transmuted by the white spiritual ray
He walks in naked heavens of joy and calm,
Sees the God-face and hears transcendent speech:
An equal greatness in her life was sown.”

— Sri Aurobindo . Savitri . Book 4: The Book of Birth and Quest . Canto 3: The Call to the Quest . Lines 220-238

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Mantra chanting by Shruti Nada Poddar

Geographical Base:
Auroville, India

Featured Flower:
Avatar – the Supreme Manifested in a Body Upon Earth

“The pink lotus is the flower of Sri Aurobindo.”

An Avatar is an emanation of the Supreme Lord who assumes a human body on earth.


The word Avatara means a descent; it is a coming down of the Divine below the line which divides the divine from the human world or status.

The Avatar comes to reveal the divine nature in man above this lower nature and to show what are the divine works, free, unegoistic, disinterested, impersonal, universal, full of the divine light, the divine power and the divine love. He comes as the divine personality which shall fill the consciousness of the human being and replace the limited egoistic personality, so that it shall be liberated out of ego into infinity and universality, out of birth into immortality. He comes as the divine power and love which calls men to itself, so that they may take refuge in that and no longer in the insufficiency of their human wills and the strife of their human fear, wrath and passion, and liberated from all this unquiet and suffering may live in the calm and bliss of the Divine.


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