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Commentary by Ivan M. Granger
This poem describes the profound silence that engulfs you in the states of deepest communion -- and the true healing it brings. The rumble of the mind is quiet, emotions are still. All projections onto reality cease, making your "sight clear," revealing the world as it is, "inimitable."
Sri Aurobindo describes past efforts to help the world, to provide "food for souls" through the process of mental chatter, the "scribble of the intellect," but he eventually recognized that as an expression of "Ignorance." At best, such activity produces "gleam-messages of ephemeral light" -- the results are not lasting, they to do not get to the root of the problems of worldly existence, they do not touch on the eternal.
Sri Aurobindo has recognized in deep, mystic silence, "the Word," the meta-word that contains all words, all forms, all possibilities. It is a wordless "voice" that can be heard only in silence, but it frees the "eternal glory" of enlightenment, of "Day."
And, in that "Day" of enlightenment, in that "wideness and unbroken peace," everything -- everything! -- turns "to a tumult of joy" and ecstatic freedom.
This is the real healing for the world that Sri Aurobindo seeks. This is what the world truly hungers for. It cannot be found through mental work, or through any activity that is a mere rearrangement of forms and systems. Real healing, real service always returns people and the world to their original, eternal source, which is revealed by "The Word of The Silence."
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