Friday, July 4, 2014

Names 291 to 307

(291) Guhyarupini गुह्यरूपिणी-The secret. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 707

All the ordinary ideas of duality etc., are only true for a time, but non-duality is ever true. This non-duality is most secret ( Guhyaa ) not perceivable by ordinary vision, like space and light. We adore Mother who assumes the form of the Guru, and of the main secret, and is the secret knowledge. We prostrate to Her, who is beloved by Her secret devotees residing in secret places. Among the Upanishads of Mother, there is one that is called the Guhyopanishad. Mother's path is described as a secret of secrets.

(292) Vishva-bhramana-kaarini विश्वभ्रमणकारिणी -Causing the revolution of the Universe. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र,नाम क्रमांक889
Some wise call it nature, some confused call it time; that by which the wheel of the universe is revolved, is the glory of the Mother. All beings are tied down to the wheel of a universe which the Maayaa, the power that causes confusion, misunderstanding, perversion, etc. keeps on revolving.

(293) Sarva-loka-vashankari सर्वलोकवशंकरी- Bestowing the power of subjugating, all the worlds by magnetic powers, authority and splendour, etc. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 697

(294) Sarva-mohini सर्वमोहिनी - All-bewildering. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 703

How can be Mother said to possess contradictory attributes such as permanence and impermanence, animation and non-animation, etc. ? This name answers the above question. She bewilders (Mohini) all the ordinary people (Sarva), who believe in the reality of the apparent duality. The apparent difference between Mother and the souls and the universe is illusory.
Sinful men devoid of Mother's grace, bewildered and suffering birth and death, etc., do not know Mother.

(295) Nateshvari नटेश्वरी - She that makes the whole universe dance. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 734

(296)Brahamaanandaa ब्रह्मानंदा - Bliss of Brahman, i.e. universality. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 676

The bliss that is experienced when no thought remains except that " Mother alone exists and none or nothing else exists, independent of Her" is sometimes called Brahmaanada, but that is one popular meaning. The other is the bliss in the relationship with personal Mother taking the whole universe and all its beings to be Her manifestations. the first meaning refers to Impersonal Mother and second to  Personal  Mother. However as explained before, Mother is both Impersonal and Personal.
Impersonal Mother is realised when the ego has forgotten itself and lost itself, during ecstasy in a stage when there is neither I nor Thou. Where I and Thou remain but the whole universe disappears, it is a dealing with the Mother as Personal Mother. When I disappear and only Thou remains it is Prapatti or complete unconditional self-surrender. When I and Thou remain but the relation is " I and Thou are one ", that is Love. When I and Thou alone remain but the relation is that of " I am Thine", that is Supreme devotion. When I and Thou remain but the actual relation is "Thou art mine", it means the selfishness and universe have not completely disappeared, and Devotion is Elementary.

(297) Sachchidaananda-rupini सच्चिदानंदरूपिणी -Existence, consciousness and bliss. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक700

(298) Karunaa-rasa-saagaraa करूणारससागरा- Ocean of the waters of compassion.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 326

(299) Mulaprakritih मूलप्रकृति -Primary cause. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 397

There are five elements from ether to earth, and each is called the Prakriti ( origin ) of the succeeding one; the origin of ether is Mother and so She is called Mula-Prakriti. Prakriti is the cause and Vikriti is the effect. " There is one Mother of the Universe, who has no origin; hence She is called Mulaprakriti.
" The earth, the basis of all, becomes dissolved into water, water is absorbed by fire, fire is absorbed into  air,  air into ether, this into the unmanifested (Avyakta), and Avyakta into Mother." So She is called Mulaprakriti.

(300) Vyaapini  व्यापिनी- All pervading. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 400

She is called all-pervading because She assumes all the different forms of the creations.

(301) Jagaddhatri  जगध्दात्री -Supporter of the world. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 935

The firm bridge for the sake of preserving the order of the beings, as a Mother of family.

(302) Ichhchaa-shakti-jnaana-shakti-kriyaa-shakti-svarupini  इच्छाशक्तिज्ञानशक्तिक्रियाशक्तिस्वरूपिणी - The energies of desire, wisdom and action. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 658

Desire is Her heart, wisdom Her head, an action is Her feet. Thus Her body consists of three energies, Brahmaa, Vishnu and Mahesha are the Treasure Houses of the energies of desire or volition, cognition or wisdom and action. Of these energies, the preceding one is the cause of succeeding.

Mother is the bestower of the energy of desire when Brahmaa, wishes to create. She bestows the energy of knowledge on Vishnu when She reminds him saying "Let this be done thus ". She is the bestower of the energy of action when Shiva wishes to wind up the universe for regeneration.

One fundamental energy is transmuted into these three energies which are again transmutable from one form to another. The desire energy is, however, the nearest to the original energy, just as it is the energy of the tree-life which is creative of fruit, stem and leaf; but the fruit is much nearer the seed than the leaf and the stem. Desire is mother, knowledge is son and action is the daughter. Desire is the individualiser, knowledge is the illuminator and action is the mover towards the fulfilment of desire with means supplied by knowledge. it is by these three energies that the working of the universe and the individual is governed and conducted.

It is the desire of " I may continue to be " " I may be much " " I may be many " which is the root cause of the working of the universe and the individual. The first desire is responsible for self-centralization, the second for amassing wealth and the third for being attached to a woman. It is therefore why wine, ( as life-buoyancy-giver ) wealth and woman have maddened the universe, in some form or another.

A man is nothing psychologically, but a bundle of his desires, as the goal and end. When the means of knowledge and action, he is exerting his best to reach the goal. viz., the fulfilment of those desires.

His desires determine his pleasures and pains, joys and sorrows, happiness and misery. Emotions follow those desires; character and behaviour are cast into the moulds of his desires. He tries to gather and master that knowledge alone, which is in rhyme with his desires, which would serve his desires.
Desire is the Supreme Queen whose minister is knowledge and who reflects on herself in the child of action. Desire is mother, and both son and daughter follow her. In the worldly Physical Process, mother sacrifices herself fully for the father, and the child is an outcome of their intermingled nature

(303) Kshobhini क्षोभिणी - Causing emotion. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 466

She excites the triple energies to do their work.

She excites Her devotees to stir up the world, to practise devotion and to create devotees and followers in hundreds.

As Kshobhini, by the agitation of heart and mind, She creates multi-millions of desires, emotions, imaginations in all the souls of the universe.
She sometimes excites the devotees to the passion, as well, mostly to teach them humility, especially they have pride of being passionless. Sometimes for squeezing out the last drop of passion in them and sometimes to restore the balance by way of reaction natural to repression, penance, painfulness, mortification, etc.

(304) Dayaa-murtih दयामूर्तिः-  Personification of mercy.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 581

(305) Bindu-tarpana-samtushtaa बिन्दुतर्पणसंतुष्टा - Pleased by offerings, even though a dropful, or even though with only a drop of devotion. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 974

Bindu also means the central point of the Shree Chakra and the name means She that is pleased by offering, however, a small dedicated portion of one's heart and head by a Maiist.

(306) Subhagaa सुभगा- Bringer of Good fortune. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 761

Elevator on seeking refuge, auspicious and foreteller of happy happenings in very near future.

It is the experience of several families that someone of their ancestors had a desire or was put into the circumstances of rendering a certain service to Mother, and since then the miraculous rise of the prosperity, religiosity, faith and character began, with wonderful acceleration. The happening of having rendered some service to Her is by itself auspiciousness.

Whenever I get the climax of tenderness and tears for Mother, I think something good somewhere is taking place. In my preliminary  period, I anxiously awaited the next day post to bring some happy news regarding some worldly gains , but after repeated and unexceptional experience, I laughed out as I knew what sort of Grace, was meant for me and now it is my personal experience that I expect in next post, some extremely happy news about Mother's work. Some successful meeting, some new persons got interested in the Mai cult, some bed-ridden person getting restored, some men in extreme calamity happily relieved, etc. Thus She is the foreteller of happy things to come.

What an unhappy lot from the worldly point of view!! A stage comes when it is taken for granted that a certain devotee will be greatly pleased on some good happening for someone else. The question of anything good and gainful to himself becomes time-barred. Mother cruelly punishes some devotee with compulsory widowhood !! Every happy event and pleasure of anyone in the family, the community and the society, is to be shown to her, described to her, seeking her advice and blessing, and it is to be taken for granted that she has absolutely no desire, need or demand!! The thought itself never arises.

Reader! One day you will have also such widowed devotee-ism and then you will laugh with me, as I laugh at times. Even if you then ask for any favour in all earnestness, Mother will say " Do not joke with me, I am not to be deceived by Thee. You do not need anything,". Mother has played this trick with many of Her widowhood-destined-devotees. Once one of the greatest men went into Mother's temple thrice, to ask for the removal of poverty, Mother said, " Do not play a joke with me, you need only a saffron-robe."

It is such experiences, that suggest such names in the mouth of Her devotees as " Indifferent Mother. Selfish Mother, Trickful Mother, Deceitful Mother, Cruel Mother, Annoysome Mother, Envious Mother."
Mother is also of a queer temperament. She cannot enjoy Her food, or sleep or Her living until She hears thousands of such abusing names from Her Beloved children. To know Mother child relation, you have to be Her child.
Bhaga, means wealth, desire, magnanimity, strength, effort, fame, "Su" means excellently. Bhaga also means dominion, wisdom, dispassion, womb, fame, strength, effort, desire, wealth, virtue, sun and salvation.
What is there that could not be obtained by one, whether man or woman on worshipping Mother with devotion, who is conferer of blessings on Devas, and bestower of enjoyment and salvation on all human beings !!!

(307) Paavanaakritih पावनाकृतिः - Of purifying figure. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 619

"Penance and knowledge are the means of purifying the soul (Bhutaatman). The knowledge purifies intellect and the soul is said to be on the way to be completely purified after being initiated into the knowledge of the Mother.

A Mai-ist must always remember this secret. " By disgrace and censure by others, the penance of the devotees is increased. Whereas by adulation, service and worship by others, the penance is destroyed. If you jump at the immediate little return, you loose the highest supreme return."  

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