Nirvana

vaibhav's picture



Average: 5 (3 votes)

All is abolished but the mute Alone.
The mind from thought released, the heart from grief,
Grow inexistent now beyond belief;
There is no I, no Nature, known-unknown.
The city, a shadow picture without tone,
Floats, quivers unreal; forms without relief
Flow, a cinema's vacant shapes; like a reef
Foundering in shoreless gulfs the world is done.

Only the illimitable Permanent
Is here. A Peace stupendous, featureless, still.
Replaces all, - what once was I, in It
A silent unnamed emptiness content
Either to fade in the Unknowable
Or thrill with the luminous seas of the Infinite.

1933-1934

- Sri Aurobindo



davids's picture

beautiful

I was not aware that there are such divine poems by aurobindo (I tried to read Savitri but couldn't relate to it).

davids | Thu, 01/08/2009 - 10:27
vaibhav's picture

There are so much

There are so much enlightened poems written by Sri Aurobindo. Savitri is the enlightened poetry in which Sri Aurobindo pour his experiences and extremes of his sadhana.

Sri Aurobindo explained how he wrote the poem: ``I used Savitri as a means of ascension. I began with it on a certain mental level, each time I could reach a higher level I rewrote from that level.... In fact Savitri has not been regarded by me as a poem to be written and finished, but as a field of experimentation to see how far poetry could be written from one's own yogic consciousness and how that could be made creative.

God bless you.

vaibhav | Fri, 01/09/2009 - 02:59
Jai K Garg's picture

From I (Me) to the ...

...illimitable Permanence that does not change.

"A silent unnamed emptiness content
Either to fade in the Unknowable
Or thrill with the luminous seas of the Infinite."

Truly great for nothing but only God being the real truth.

Ones Nirvana.

Jai K Garg | Mon, 08/17/2009 - 13:43