Mantras from Savitri by Sri Aurobindo

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All can be done
if the God-touch is there

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Only a little
The God-light can stay.

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A traveller between summit and abyss.

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The human in him
Paced with the Divine.

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God shall grow up
While the wise men
Talk and sleep.

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We are sons of God
And must be even as he.

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Beyond earth’s longitudes and latitudes.

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Our life
Is a holocaust
Of the Supreme.

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Oh, surely one day
He shall come to our cry.

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None can reach heaven
Who has not
Passed through hell.

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Our human state
Cradles the future god.

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The One by whom all live,
Who lives by none.

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Escape brings not the victory and the crown.

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In absolute silence
Sleeps an absolute Power.

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A God comes down greater by the fall.

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A giant dance of Shiva tore the past.

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Whoever is too great
Must lonely live.

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The soul in man
Is greater
Than his fate.

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The life you lead
Conceals the light you are.

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The great are strongest
When they stand alone.

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The day-bringer
Must walk
In darkest night.

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Our life is a march
To a victory
Never won.

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Man can accept his fate,
He can refuse.

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His failure is not failure
Whom God leads.

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I wear the face of Kali
When I kill.

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One man’s perfection
Still can save the world.

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He who would save the world
Must share its pain.

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All is too little that the world can give.

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I shall save earth,
If earth consents
To be saved.

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He Who Chooses The Infinite Has Been Chosen by the Infinite

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Truth born too soon
Might break
The imperfect earth.

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A cave of darkness guards the eternal Light.

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A death-bound littleness is not all we are.

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A Light there is that leads,
A Power that aids.

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A moment sees,
The ages toil to express.

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All our earth starts from mud and ends in sky.

 

All rose from the silence;
All goes back to its hush.

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All things are real
That here are only dreams.

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An idiot hour destroys what centuries made.

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Love is a yearning
Of the One
For the One.

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Mortality bears ill
The eternal’s touch.

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The spirit rises mightier
By defeat.

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The soul that can
Live alone with itself
Meets God.

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There is a purpose
In each stumble and fall.

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A future knowledge is an added pain.

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To know is best,
However hard to bear.

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But few are they who tread the sunlit path.

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Death helps us not,
Vain is the hope to cease.

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Earth is the chosen place of mightiest souls.

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Eternity speaks, none understands its word.

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Fate shall be changed by an unchanging will.

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For joy
And not for sorrow
Earth was made.

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Heaven’s call is rare,
Rarer the heart that heeds.

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My God is Love
And sweetly suffers all.

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Only the pure in soul
Can walk in light.

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The gods are still too few
In mortal forms.

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We are greater
Than our thoughts.

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Even the body shall remember God.

 

Extracts from Savitri by Sri Aurobindo

Sri Aurobindo