(168) Durgaa दुर्गा - Remover of any difficulty whatsoever.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 190
Her devotees are delivered from mental and physical fears in any difficulty, even in the battle and hence, Mother is called Durgaa, i.e., The Deliverer.
Durga is the aspect of Mother, which in a way perfects all imperfections, who closely watches the working of different Shaktis and sees that every work is speedily and rightly progressing to success and the goal, and removes all difficulties whenever, while different works are going on, there is some obstruction somewhere.
Durgaa is the director who, while appearing as inactive, is responsible for leading the whole process of evolution of a devotee from beginning to end.
During meditation in the Mai worship, therefore, after the three energy Mothers of Desire. Knowledge and action are contemplated upon, the fourth meditation is that of Durgaa.
A nine-year aged girl also is called Durgaa. There is a process in the Shaakta Maarga, which is called Kumaari Poojaa or worship of Shakti, through girls below twelve in public, or in the midst of family members, in which the devotee and his wife would worship the unmarried girls below the teens. This practice, though a routine ceremony, can be utilized for practising, looking upon every woman as Shakti, and for wiping out all pride due to differences in status due to high or low birth, richness or poverty, literacy or illiteracy, handsomeness or deformity, etc.
Though the statement may look strange it must be remembered, that Maai,s path is immensely practical. You have to rub out all your angularities, against and over the most rugged ground with full faith and humility. There is no Royal Road but practice, under Grace and Guidance. Simple talk and mere thinking do not help.
(169) Duraachaar-shamani दुराचारशमनी - Putting an end to evil conduct and customs. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 194
Evil customs are those, that are contrary to the conscious of the wise, and are observed without sincerity and only hypocritically. Evil conduct is that, which lacks in love to others and in obedience to the rules of virtuous life, It is clear, therefore, that She is having no favouritism, or any similar concern with evil customs, prevalent in Her name.
She knows everything, as to how much sincerity and how much hypocrisy underlies a certain action of the devotee. She knows which true devotee has been mortifying and which hypocrite devotee is enjoying himself under the name of religion, etc.
(170) Saandra-karunaa सान्द्रकरूणा - Intense compassion.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 197
She knows everything and She would, therefore, soon lose Her patience and punish the evil-doers but She has intense compassion. The higher understanding of life mission and life-teachings assures Mother's devotees that even when Mother awards punishments, Her intense compassion is there, as well.
(171) Sukha-pradaa सुखप्रदा - Conferring happiness. Happiness in this world as also in the next world, and beatitude .ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 192
(172) Sadgati-pradaa सद्गतिप्रदा- Leading into the right path. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 201
It is said by a great man, "Thou art the way"; "Thou alone art the way, O Bhavaani, lead us to Thy way."
Like "all's well that ends well", She not only burns every misery of Her devotees but fructifies miseries to permanent benefits of experience, which makes them wiser and wiser fitted to go nearer and nearer, to the final goal, to Salvation, to Her.
(173) Sarvajnaa सर्वज्ञा - Omniscient. Conferring all kinds of knowledge and perception regarding past, present, or future and here, there, and everywhere.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 196
(174) Sarva-shakti-mayi सर्वशक्तिमयी - Possessing as well as conferring all Shakties (Powers). ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 199
She is not to be considered as separate from any of Her Shakties. She is aggregate of all the divine powers, Her powers, portions of which She confers on all different deities, collected together, form one of Her supremely beautiful persons, known as Shakti. Mother's powers become manifested through the weapons of the different deities.
(175) Sarva-mangalaa सर्वमंगला - The source of all good fortune.
ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 200
She gives all the good fortune longed for, in the heart, and all desired good objects. She removes the pains and miseries of the devotees and gives them all the best and choicest things. It is this word, which explains the idea of evolution. Every soul is put in such environments and such adjustments, as would help every soul to progress further and further through guidance or one's own wisdom, guru obedience or experience, reward or punishment, love or fear. The main point of difference in the progress is that the wise become better by the experience of others and fools only by their own. Still, further, idiots do not improve, even by their own experiences and therefore need sometimes heaviest punishments.
(176) Sarva-mayi सर्वमयी - One with and comprising all. Equally pleased with all devotees and loving them all. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 203
She is one with the universe, and with souls, and smallest substances, forces and elements, that make to go everything. She is the container and the contained, subjective and objective, the seer and the seen, the actor and the acted upon, etc. She is all.
Mother should be meditated upon, as if universes were mere hairs on Her body, by the Bhuvan method. Mother has been praised in the past, by selfless devotional souls, by means of the letters, as if letters were different pores in her skin, by the Letter method. Mother has been meditated upon by means of seven crores of mantras as if the letters were drops of blood of Her body, by the Mantra method, Mother should be meditated upon by emotions and thoughts, in prayers, stotraas, Paatha, etc. which are as it was the flesh and blood vessels of Mother by the Word method. And Mother should be meditated upon as Controller of the thirty-six Tattvas, beginning with the earth, as if they are forms of Her sinews, bones, marrow, etc., by the process called the Tatva method.
(177) Samaana-adhika-varjitaa समानाधिकवर्जिता - Considering neither equality nor superiority. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 198
She is much above the rigidity of judging, by comparison of the devotions of the different devotees, and never balances Grace against devotion. She desires Her devotees to forget Her superiority while dealing with Her in the spirit of Love.
Love keeps itself ever above the idea of the beloved being unable to be equal to oneself and above the idea of desiring that the beloved should be considering the lover to be superior.
What remains for the true lover is inferiority. A true lover thinks that he is inferior to his beloved. Even Mother thinks so. She thinks that She is a debtor to her devotees, for the reason that they surrender over themselves with their everything for nothing in return. It is because of this consideration, that true devotees never ask or accept any favour. Their greatest joy of their love-intoxication is to keep themselves above any obligation. and to say "Mother! I have died for Thee. Tell me what Thou hast done for me."
(178) Sarveshvari सर्वेश्वरी - Ruler of all.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 202
Jaya Maai, Mother Bless All.
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