Abstract/Symbolic · Sketches, Illustrations and Abstract

Adventure of the Soul

Birthday present for my 12 year old son, Aryaman, showing his Natal chart and a few inspiring lines from Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri:
Lines are from the epic poem ‘Savitri’ written by yogi Sri Aurobindo which I read every night. It deals with the transendence of man and the emergence of a gnostic immortal superman race upon earth explained through a sweet myth about how the heroine conquers Death in order to save her husband and bring him back to life. I opened it at random with thoughts of my son, and it opened to this page with the lines “I know the goal, I know the secret route; I have studied the map of the invisible worlds; I am the battle’s head, the journey’s star.” They are said by the Soul of Savitri (the heroine) to Savitri. It fits in seamlessly with the theme which I have envisioned and I have included them here.

☀️I guide man to the path of the Divine

And guard him from the red Wolf and the Snake.

I set in his mortal hand my heavenly sword

And put on him the breastplate of the gods.

I break the ignorant pride of human mind

And lead the thought to the wideness of the Truth;

I rend man’s narrow and successful life

And force his sorrowful eyes to gaze at the sun

That he may die to earth and live in his soul.

I know the goal, I know the secret route;

I have studied the map of the invisible worlds;

I am the battle’s head, the journey’s star.☀️

Star constellations

Watercolor and pen on paper

Painting Size: 22″×15″

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