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will see that something which was hidden behind is revealed clearly and vividly. I tell you
               the very verses you have read once before, will appear to you in a different light each time
               you re-read them.
                   This is what happens invariably. Always your experience is enriched, it is revelation at
               each step.
                   But you must not read it as you read other books or newspapers. You must read with
               an empty head, a blank and vacant mind, without there being any other thought; you must
               concentrate much, remain empty, calm and open; then the words, rhythms, vibrations will
               penetrate directly to this white page, will put their stamp upon the brain, will explain them-
               selves without your making any effort.
               Savitri alone is sufficient
                   Savitri alone is sufficient to make you climb to the highest peaks. If truly one knows how
               to meditate upon Savitri, one will receive all the help one needs. For him who wishes to fol-
               low this path, it is a concrete help as though the Lord himself were taking you by the hand
               and leading you to the destined goal. And then, every question, however personal it may
               be, has its answer here, every difficulty finds its solution herein; indeed there is necessary
               for doing the Yoga.
                   “He has crammed the whole universe in a single book.” It is a marvellous work, magnifi-
               cent and of an incomparable perfection.
                   You know, before writing Savitri Sri Aurobindo said to me, “I am impelled to launch on a
               new adventure; I was hesitant in the beginning, but now I decided. Still I do not know how
               far I shall succeed. I pray for help.” And you know what it was? It was—before beginning, I
               warm you in advance—it was his way of speaking, so full of humility and divine modesty.
               He never... asserted himself. And the day he actually began it, he told me: “I have launched
               myself in a rudderless boat upon the vastness of the Infinite.” And once having started, he
               wrote page after page without intermission, as though it were a thing already complete up
               there and he had only to transcribe it in ink down here on these pages.

               Highest Mantra
                   In truth, the entire form of Savitri has descended “en masse” from the highest region
               and Sri Aurobindo with his genius only arranged the lines—in a superb and magnificent
               style. Sometimes entire lines were revealed and he has left them intact; he worked hard,
               untiringly, so that the inspiration could come from the highest possible summit. And what
               a work he has created! yes, it is a true creation in itself. It is an unequalled work. Everything
               is there, and it is put in such a simple, such a clear form; verses perfectly harmonious, lim-
               pid and eternally true. My child, I have read so many things, but I studied the best works
               in Greek, Latin, English and of course in French literature, also in German and all the great
               creation of the West and East, including the great epics; but I repeat it, I have not found
               anywhere anything comparable with Savitri. All these literary works seem to me empty, flat,

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