Peter's book faithfully reflects Sri Aurobindo's view of Savitri
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Falsehood Comes Braying With Claims of Truth!
A memorable line in Aurobindo's Savitri suggests that falsehood comes laughing with the (apparent) eyes of truth. I suppose that it sometimes also comes braying with claims of truth!
Here are Peter's remarks onSavitriin his Lives of Sri Aurobindo:
"Savitri...would become his most extensive literary creation." (p. 299)
"The brief narrative based upon the Satyavan-Savitri story became, through successive revisions, a vast symbolic account of his yoga. But the poem was not just a record of his experiences; it was also a ladder that helped him reach higher levels of poetic expression." (p. 377-378)
"...the epic Savitri which he considered his most important literary project." (p. 389)
One would have to take leave of one's preciousBuddhi, on the precarious assumption that one possessed it to start with, to set up a false opposition between the literary and the spiritual.
Savitri is both a literaryand a spiritual project or creation. That was Aurobindo's view of it. And Peter's book faithfully reflects Aurobindo's view of Savitri.