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Friday, February 13, 2015

Names 988 to 996

Jay Mai Jay Markand Mai

जय माई जय मार्कण्ड माई ।

 This is the last group in which a comprehensive view with delicacy and subtlety of emotions and thoughts has been taken without much constraint.
(988) Adrishyaa अदृश्या - Invisible. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 649
Mother is invisible and it is this invisibility which has been instrumental to her sportivity. It requires many lives before Mother becomes visible to the ordinary man, even in so far as the meaning of visibility may be taken as only admitting Her existence. Next, to some few of these to whom She is visible as existence, She becomes visible as the unfailing enforcer of Karmic Law and the Restorer of Righteousness. To a few of these, She becomes visible as Reliever of distresses through devotion. To a few of these when they desist from desiring any favours, She becomes visible in dreams. When devotees desire nothing in addition to loving Her passionately, She becomes visible in physical form, just as exceptional circumstances of life. When the devotee day and night remembers Her with repetition of names, She is visible to him as residing within himself. When everything else about the universe disappears She becomes visible to the devotee as "He himself ".
When the Founder was in Communion with Mother and became unconscious on the repetition of the Mantra Jay Maai, the couplet that brought him to consciousness was this: MAIYAA, MAIYAA, MAIYAA, KARAKE AAPHI MAIYAA HO GAYAA .- Repeating Mother, Mother, Mother, he himself become Mother. Such is the Divine Mother. Once you see Her in any sense of visibility, there is a lift of many lives.

(989) Anaghaa अनघा - Annihilator of sins. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 987
There is none equal to Mother in the matter of removing sins. Dear Reader ! if you can share with me without foolish notions of decency.  Agha also means in vernacular "motion". When a baby has spoiled itself, all avoid and run away. When Mother returns, if She has gone a while away Her first work is to cleans the child and suckle it. If the Mother does not return, the baby remained that soiled condition for hours together, in the midst of so many persons and well-wishers.
Mother can not bear the sight of the baby being soiled. Tell me who shall do what Mother does? Even the ordinary mother !!

(990) Adbhuta-charitraa अदभुतचरित्रा - Whose ways of redeeming and restoring Her child to Herself are extremely wonderful. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 988

At what moment, with what most usual words Mother effects a life change is unimaginable.

Once a man was on a river bank at the time of eve and the boatman was taking over passengers from one bank to other. When night made things invisible he spoke out in a loud cry "This is now the last turn, come in all that want. The night is fast falling down" - that day changed the whole life of a worldly man to that of the devotee.

An extremely greedy old man was ever watchful about the economy in the smallest details. even the ordinary home lamp he would ignite and extinguish himself. One day he continued to do his work without igniting the light when night set in and the darling daughter said to him," At least now will not ignite the lamp? " This turned him !!

(991) Ajnaana-dhvaanta-dipikaa अज्ञानध्वांतदीपिका - The lamp that dispels the darkness of ignorance. A boy asks his elder brother about so many things lying in a dark room and regarding there whereabouts, shape, colour etc. Each thing requires a long description. The describer describes it and described-to hears it tiringly. None is sure whether the things will be found. But just then Mother comes in and ignites the lamp in the room. The boy leaves his elder brother and runs to the room. All knowledge that is given by man to man consists of tall lengthy descriptions, never ending; never convincing, nowhere-to leading, but when Mother's Grace comes in, you need none, you are a teacher to yourself. ललिता  सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 993

I do not know how far I am able to carry the idea but Grace is not only like  a microscope, which enables you to see things  which you previously with your naked eye could not see in much larger size and with smallest details fully visible, but some indescribable thing acting in a such a wonderful manner as may be compared to the transfer of a dramatic scene. Every smallest thing of the existing scene is wiped out and an entirely new scene which is often just the reverse evolved, absorbing you. As for example, a stingy man who renounces his millions.

When shall I have such Grace, Oh, Mother !! When the Grace is showered, Life, Light and Love are there. You feel the conviction of one plus one is two, and experience an indescribable joy.

(992) Avyaaja-karunaa-murti अव्याजकरूणामुर्ति  - Compassionate immeasurably and impartially. Her mercifulness and man's ungratefulness have made me weep so often, made me break into tears before others. Just yesterday [ 9-5-1938 ] a devotee came to me weeping to inform me that his brother has been taken into custody for defalcation and the surety asked for being for a great amount, there was no possibility of his being released on bail. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 992

I was moved.I felt giddy as I could not find the way and then broke into tears. I told the man I have such a bitter experience of the ungratefulness of mankind that I am now ashamed to pray to Mother for pouring Mercy on suffering souls". So many have lacked even the most superficial courtesy of a single good word after the calamity ( as of restoring of the lost vision, acquitted and escape from a sure sentence imprisonment), is over ".
At one place a man was under a criminal trial. The judge had decided to himself that he should be heavily sentenced. All remedies to get the mercy of the judge had failed. On hearing about the Founder he went to his place and in spite of his telling him that he was mere dust, that he had not an iota of greater capacity than any other man of the street, would not leave his feet till a promise was given that Mother would show mercy on him. By some great some wonderful happenings he was acquitted. In spite of repeated and repeated and repeated requests, " Do not forget to thank my Mother when you are released, "Mother wants only a little recognition," there was not a word even through someone not a letter, not a single going to Mother, not a single desire of Darshan.
Only a month back, the Founder received a very earnest letter from who stated that he and his wife were members of Mother's Lodge. His wife had been seriously ill. Doctors had left all hopes. He requested the Founder to pray to Mother. It would be foolish to write what people think of the Founder. The Founder replied,"If you honestly believe what you write about the Founder's relation with Mother, just take a little water, and a few flowers, pray to Mother and promise Her that you would not forget Her obligation. Run than to the hospital. If you find the fever is gone, wire to me and do not forget to celebrate Mother's Mercy to you on ensuing Friday.

Not to neglect the next Friday, Founder had repeatedly and repeatedly requested him. The fever immediately disappeared, as soon as he received the letter and prayed. On being assured accordingly at the hospital, he wired to the Founder. But thanks-giving on next Friday was neglected. Ha had to make that indifference good by running down to Poona (Pune) and offer prayers personally to Mother. Again Mother was merciful. Not only on return to Bombay (Mumbai) did he find that all complications had disappeared but even the doctors' committee's opinion, viz., that a major operation was indispensable was changed. This letter promise he took from the Founder at 4 A.M. during the night. Husband and wife are now happy and they now regularly pray to Mother on every Friday. 

It is the most bitter experience of the Founder that people are so ungrateful that after the calamity is over they do not bestow even a moment's thought of thankfulness to Mother. The founder has often found that cruel beasts like tigers and lions are more grateful than man.
And yet !! The Founder's lot is to break his head against the wall when he is taunted by routine religionists and orthodox people," You have made Mother cheap like straw ".

But reader !! Are you an atheist or a devotee !! How has Mother consoled the Founder !! Would like to know? She had often told the Founder in dreams, " If Thou hast been Servant of my children for My Sake, am I not bound to be what Thou makest me? " I presume the world is as it is, and yet my work is to create a love for Mother.
Once a devotee on the river bank saw a scorpion being dragged into the river flood, struggling for life. The devotee out of pity went into the flood and took him up over his hand and began to make his way towards the bank.
The scorpion begins to give stings and with the pain, tears were flowing from the eyes of the devotee. Onlookers shouted out,"Throw of the scorpion," but he would not.
On inquiry as to the cause of his folly, he said,"Mother created a scorpion and a devotee. The scorpion has not failed to fulfil the purpose for which he was made. Should the scorpion be true to its creator and me false to my Mother !!"
Reader! excuse me, I write only one thing out of the hundred that I have experienced. If you are not prepared to excuse me for these outpouring, throw away Mother's book. What else can you expect from a devotional mind !!

The Finalmost Truth is that Mother will ever remain pouring Her Mercy and man will ever remain being ungrateful. If a man is to remain ever ungrateful, God to be ever pouring Mercy must be Mother, and because man is getting more and more absorbed in his own selfishness, greater is the necessity of God being Mother.

(993) Bahirmukha-sudurlabhaa बहिर्मुखसुदुर्लभा - Very difficult to attend for persons with vision directed outside and without.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 871

If you wish your path of salvation be made so simple as the Mother's path is. Mother as Mother cannot be attained by routine external showy actions and with your mind running to the objects of their satisfaction.
All external things are simply supplementary to the Internal Love and Devotion with Self-surrender. If there is no Love or Devotion, the routine does not help you in any way except in the most elementary manner of sometimes making you think such a tiresome routine is for. A good thing is ever good. Routine is better than nothing, but a routine is often dethroned Real and that is what is responsible for degeneration. When the wife enslaves the husband, the servant threatens the master, individualism reduces universalism then degeneration sets in and vicious circle starts.

(994) Aantarmukaha-samaaraadhyaa अन्तर्मुखसमाराध्या  - She is to be worshipped internally letting not one hand know what the other does. Just note the instance of external and internal forms of repetition. Externally you can go on repeating some name mechanically, whereas your mind can be thinking something else, but in the case of internal repetition you must either stop thinking other thoughts or stop repetition. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 870
In the case of the internal form of worship, there is no self-deception and no world-deception and therefore it has the highest efficacy. You can not be blind what you are worshipping internally, you are alive to your responsibility, your conviction is there and you are prepared for what you do or do not do. 

(995) Rahastarpana-tarpitaa रहस्ततर्पणतर्पिता - Gratified by the secret and mental oblations. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्रनाम क्रमांक 382
The devotee should sacrifice himself to Mother in the fire of consciousness with all his knowledge or ignorance, righteousness or unrighteousness and sinlessness or sinfulness, heaven and hell and the ownership from the lump of clay to the whole dominion of the deities.
In a word, Mother is pleased when one hands over the whole charge of one's self as one is and when nothing remains as secret and kept concealed by the devotee from Mother.

This is the secret of Mother worship. There should be no idea of alienship or separateness.  Hand Yourself to Her wholly

Duryodhan दुर्योधन  approached his mother who was powerful and chaste Sati for blessing so that he might not be defeated or killed. Gaandhaari गांधारी told him that she would pray to God and the moment she opened her eyes from the state of divine communion, whatever portion of his body her eyes would fall on would be immortalised. Duryodhana दुर्योधन deluded as a result of the diplomatic advice of Krishna कृष्ण  wore a flower chaddi, fearing least it would be indecent if he were to appear in naked form his mother. When Gaandhaari गांधारी opened her eyes she wrathfully shouted out "You fool, you have been deceived". In the war he was killed, being hurt in the part that was concealed under the flower-wear.

You have to approach Mother as you are and hand yourself over. 

(996) Chaitanyaarghya-samaa-raadhyaa  चैतन्यार्घ्यसमाराध्या - She is to be worshipped by the Arghya अर्घ्य means water mixed with holy substance for dedication to Mother. This Arghya should be your own mentality, your own consciousness. It should be Arghya; your mentality should be liquefied and not hard as solid. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 918
The Arghya अर्घ्य  must be flavoured with eight holy substances. First non-injury, second sense-restraining, third pity, fourth compassion, fifth wisdom, sixth penance, seventh truth and eighth meditation.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Names 943 to 976


(943) Udaara-kirti उदारकीर्ति  - Giver of exalted fame.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 848

(944) Uddaama-vaibhavaa उद्दामवैभवा - Whose glory is raised beyond limits of imagination.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 849

(945) Prabhaavati प्रभावती - Luminous. She is so, being with luminaries of so many deities, Siddhis, Sun, Moon, Fire etc. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 393

(946) Prabhaa-roopa प्रभारूपा - In the form of brightness. The possessor is also the quality itself.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 394

(947) Tejovati तेजोवती - Full of splendour (fairly constantly like the Sun). ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 452

(948) Kaantimati कांतिमती - Full of radiance ( charging and twinkling like fire and stars).ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 465

(949) Ojovati ओजोवती - Spreading the wonderful aura. Ojas is explained as the eighth substance in the constituents of the body, being more precious than even semen and is the aura which surrounds the religious persons and deities. It is what is shown by a circle of light around the face of the deities in pictures. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 767
Some explain Ojas as the vitality of senses. Ojas means light, splendour, strength and radiance.

(950) Dyuti-dharaa द्युतिधरा - The Light-bearer. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 768

This name supports the teaching. "Leave yourself to Her and She will do the do the rest." She will bear the light in the dark night on the unknown way and lead Her devotee safely and soundly to the goal.

(951) Duraaraadhyaa दुराराध्या -  Difficult to worship ( by fickle minded persons ). ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 771

(952) Duraadharshaa दुराधर्षा  -  Difficult to be restored to form the point of control required as an essential quality.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 772

Both these terms are well explained by reference to the characteristics of Mother's religion as against Fathers.
Lukewarmness will not do. Strict obedience is indispensable. Haphazardness and half-heartedness, doing something somehow in some way just by way of appearing to be religious before others or relieving the conscience pricks by self-deception would not do in the Mother's Path.
For people of no special effort and special faculties, the routine path of stumbling, slowly proceeding further, more by the push from the behind than by their own initiative as in the row before the booking window is much better.
Shorter ways are always along steeper slopes or through difficulties. They that have no strength, no co-operation, no sense of their of own, no self-determination, for them this path is hard to follow.

(953) Veeraaraadhyaa वीराराध्या -Worshipped by valiants. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 777
It is the best path for them that are self-determined, prepared to suffer and sacrifice. The characteristics of the Veraas are that they do not need external enjoyments, they enjoy self, they are ready for meeting and surmounting the difficulties, removing pains and miseries of others. They have dissolved egoism and are devoted to bravery.

(954) Shishteshtaa शिष्टेष्टा - This path is most desirable for them that are educated and disciplined. Shishtas शिष्ट  are they who are righteous and who always control their limbs, eyes, speech and whole body and mind, thoughts and desires, etc.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 411

Shishtaas शिष्ट have educated men who can understand and the working, who can decide the further course for themselves with help and advice of Guru and the Grace of Mother, and who can introspect and watch the whole progressive procedure.

(955) Amati अमती - Wrongly directed intelligence. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 537

Why is it so as above stated? Because having left the protection of the routinists stated before, you are likely to miss as well. If you are not the blind follower of what the society or some routine religious leader tells, you are likely to commit a blunder as well.

Mother is everything. She is the Lakshmi or the prosperity in the house of the meritorious devotees, the atheism of the atheists, and poverty and wretchedness of the wicked.

The final results are determinable by your determination not to leave Her Lotus Feet, even though you sometimes commit blunders.
Because these blunders are errors and sometimes purposely ordained by Mother to test and teach by suffering. They are sometimes a part and programme of the evolutionary path.

(956) Mahaniyaa महनीया
After a few names of a bit caution and not discouragement, we now proceed to the unobstructed straight path.
Mother is Illustrious.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमामख 580

(957) Bhaalasthaa भालस्था -Residing in the forehead.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 593 
Mother gives such a luster to the devotees that there is a luster on their very foreheads as if She were residing there.

(958) Indra-dhanush-prabhaa इन्द्रधनुषप्रभा - Rainbow-hued.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 594 
She is so very beautiful. She has all the colours. Her devotees are also given experiences of varieties of colours often charming but sometimes unpleasant too. She also gives different colouring's to the devotees as seen and judged by the world and worldliness.

(959) Pushkaraa पुष्करा - Lotus bodied. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 804 

(960) Pushkar-ekshanaa पुष्करेक्षणा - Keeping Her protective eye on Vishnu sleeping as a child on the banyan leaf. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 805

Pushkaraa पुष्कर  means a banyan tree. Vishnu is also called Pushkaraa. Ikshanaa इक्षणा  means compassionate look. Mother beholds and protects Vishnu विष्णु with a compassionate and motherly loveful look during the period between dissolution and reconstruction of the universes.

(961) Raajat-kripaa राजत्कृपा - Radiant with compassion.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 687
Her eyes are full of grace and shed luster which gives full assurance to Her devotees that She is compassionate and that Her Grace is itself the  Salvation.
One of the instances of compassionateness is in the preceding name.

(962) Kulottirnaa कुलोत्तीर्णा - Transcending all senses. She that by Her Grace raises Her devotees beyond the influence of senses.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 714

(963) Madhumati मधुमती - Honey or Mead-like. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 717
Mother gives to Her devotees, the sweetness of honey. They become themselves honey-like for others and enjoy the highest honey themselves. The relation between the devotees and universe will be that of giving and taking of honey and the relation between the devotee and Mother Herself will be that of mead-drunken madness.

(964) Guhyakaaraadhyaa गुह्यकाराध्या - Worshipped in an unknown secret place and in an unknown secret manner. When love is established between Mother and the devotee, none knows how and where he worships Her. This is so because the devotees' worship is not of a particular type and particular form, in a particular place with particular materials and in a particular condition. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 720
Because he had dispensed with all accessories of worship and rituals.

When other thinks he is playing and enjoying, he may be actually worshipping Mother internally. If devotion is ripened to Love, that love will always proceeded with and developed and enjoyed most secretly, with entirely different appearances and even apparent disregard for Mother and Mother worship.

(965) Vidagdhaa विदग्धा - Artful in the art of ameliorating the devotees as also sporting with them.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 904

(966) Vimaanasthaa विमानस्था - Constantly engaged in the protection of Her devotees.
VI means much, MAAN protection, STHAA, engaged in. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 943

(967) Manomayi मनोमयी - Engaged in setting right the minds of Her devotees.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 941
 A mind is the chief instrument where-with She can be known and seen. Religiosity means the change of the vision angle, and unless that is done all understanding is parrot-like and inexperienced. Her first work is therefore to remove wrong understanding and beliefs, debasing desires and so on. She prepares the minds of the devotees to enable them to know and see Her.

(968) Maanavati मानवती -High minded.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 931
With the highest elevated mind, regard for Her devotees and express manifestations indicating Her forgiveness of all sins, rising above all weighing as to the worthiness and doings of the devotees in one balance against Her Grace in the other, She enables Her devotees to be more and more worthy.

(969) Panchami पंचमी  - Adored by the fifth. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 948 
And it is only She who by Her Grace prepares the devotees' mind by sublimating the same, adjust the proper angle of vision and removes all sins by forgiveness. It is She by whose Grace the devotee is able to see what She really is, viz., that She is Panchami पंचमी, viz., that She is worshipped of the fifth of the Brahmaa ब्रह्मा, Vishnu विष्णु, Mahesh महेश, Ishvar ईश्वर  and Sadaashiva सदाशिव.
Shiva is the highest of the Trinity. Ishvar is higher than Shiva being the possessor of Maayaa. Sadaashiva is higher than Ishvar and Mother is the worshipped of that Sadaashiv.

(970) Maitryaadi-vaasanaa-labhyaa मैत्र्यादिवासनालभ्या - And how is Mother pleased? ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 570
She is pleased by extending friendliness, etc., and the inborn desire of extending love and sympathy to all others.
This name, in other words, says, " To please Mother Love all and Serve all ", which is the most important teaching of Mother's Lodge for Maai-ists.
Friendliness etc.means sympathy, compassion, complacency, pity, companionship, cheerfulness-spreading, consoling, helping and guiding others in the path of righteousness, etc.

(971) Kaavya-kalaa काव्यकला - Poetic Art.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 798
Mother is not the sordid, austere and pleasure inimical God of austerity, nor does She indulge in sexual apathy or consort-cursing. She is, on the other hand, poetic and She is fond of the nine sentiments so much indulged in poets and poetic minds, viz., Shringaara श्रृंगार (love), Bibhatsa बीभत्स (disgust), Raudra रौद्र  (wrathfulness), Adbhuta अदभुत् (wonder),  Bhaya भय (terror), Vira वीर  (heroism), Haasya हास्य (mirth), Karunaa करूणा (Compassion) and Shaanta शांत (composure) and all these sentiments are seen in Mother's glances, according to the relation She has with the person looked to. 

[Please vide shloka श्लोक  51 of Saundarya Lahari सौन्दर्य लहरी .]
 Whether Her devotees pray to Her in form of prose or poetry, by songs or hymns, all words being the form of Herself spoken with the energy and inspiration given by Her, She completes the incomplition, perfects the imperfection, and accepts whatever is offered in shape of speech or language.

(972) Anitya-triptaa अनित्यतृप्ता - Satisfied with most trivial perishable offerings. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 815
This is so because Her taste is much higher. She is only pleased with devotion. She accepts whatever is offered, however trivial, with the greatest joy provided it is offered with devotion.
This is apparent even in human life. The higher a man evolves, the lesser value he attaches to material objects and enjoyments, Her joy is in praises with devotion as under:-

(973) Talodari तलोदरी  -Slender-waisted. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 847
Here Mother is described in the poetic strain. She is stated to be slender-waisted.
(Please read shloka श्लोक  79 of Saundarya Lahari सौन्दर्य लहरी ).

(974) Vidrumaabhaa विद्रुमाभा -Of the coral colour. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 891 
Vidruma विद्रुम also means tree of knowledge. VI वि means knowledge and DRUMA द्रुम  means tree. Also, VI वि means great and VIDRUMA विद्रुम means the most fruit giving tree and Mother is such. 
Regarding benevolence and living the life of sacrifice for others the following are generally quoted
Trees, rains, saints and rivers are benefactory. Trees suffer under the Sun, rain, atmosphere tempests, solitude, no sitting posture etc. and give other their sweetest fruits to all with same cheerfulness and blessings, whether one prays for the fruits under its shades or hit the tree with stones.

(975) Suveshaadhyaa सुवेषाढ्या - Decked with most beautiful ornaments.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 969

(976) Shobhanaa शोभना - Beautiful.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 462

Friday, January 23, 2015

Names 923 to 942




This group besides being a summary, in a way, contains words of praises and whatever remains to be said.

(923) Kapardini कपर्दिनी - Matted-haired or greatly praised. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 793

The first thing that catches the eye when Mother is seen Her hair. As the boon-giver to austerities-performers, She has matted-hair. As Mother, She has beautiful long hair. Mother's description as seen before begins with hair (Lasat-Kachaa लसत्कचा ).
KA क  means water, PAR पर the flow and DA द, sanctification. She that sanctifies the flow of waters. The idea is that it is Mother that gives the power of purification to sacred rivers and places of pilgrimages. 

(924) Vaamakeshi वामकेशी - Having beautiful hair.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 351
Sometimes this word is made to be interpreted as the Mother of Vaamaks वामक, i.e., followers of Vaama वाम  Maarga मार्ग. Or both the words Vaamakeshi वामकेशी and Kapardini कपर्दिनी are interpreted to mean wife of Shiva शिवwho is called Kapardi कपर्दी and Vaamakeshvar वामकेश्वर. Enough has been said about it.

(925) Satya-sandhaa सत्यसंधा -Devoted to the truth. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 693

Purity suggested in the name Shuddhaa is internal and external, mental and physical. The internal impurity is due to evil motives, illegitimate desires, harmful intentions, falsehoods spoken and intended to be spoken, plans and designs, projects and programmes based on basis of selfishness and attainment of selfish desires, currents and undercurrents, different colours and cap-boards, different flows of living (natural, as to be shown to the people, as desired and so on). See Satya Roopaa सत्यरूपा.

External impurity is due to visitations of  unhealthy areas and places as epidemic-affected, burning and burial grounds, night-soil repositories, etc., due to impure touch of human corpse, a dead animal, a woman in menses, due to sexual cohabitiation, due to unearned food or food already contaminated during with attainment with actions of the most debased sort of living or earning etc.

You are more polluted by food earned by doing baseliest deeds.

This pollution is actual and not imaginary or superstitious. If one carefully analyses himself he can find it out. I want Maai-ists to understand everything in quite a scientific way by additions and subtractions, by weighings, sortings etc.

I quote my experience. For over twenty-two years I did not take onion or garlic, and never took food of any other except that cooked by me or of my own highest caste people the Naagars. I had to suffer many inconveniences with a sacrifice, I lived once for a full month on dry fruits because I would not take meals of any other hand. When I began to take meals without the said observance I was for full six months banished from the most delicate spiritual sublime thoughts. Absolutely no devotional currents no long meditations, no tears, no dashing head with wall, no rolling gon ground. Absolutely a zero, a big cipher. I, however made the loss good gradually by devotion. The time I had to spend on self-cooking I did not misappropriate but I devoted the same to religious reading, meditation and devotion.

An interesting instructive instance may be given here. A Saint was once a guest of a king. He was given best food in a golden cup and dish. The night over, he was tempted and he ran away before dawn with the cup and dish, King on hearing simply laughed and ordered no action be taken. However the saint returned and wrathfully asked “What food did you give me that changed my life-long purity of greed lessness ? Inquiry was made, and it was found that the food grains were from the confiscated grain bags of a plunderer, it was cooked by a Braahman who had swallowed up the jewellery of many maidens who entrusted their jewellery to him while going to pilgrimage and did not return and the service was made by a maid-servant who was accused of trying to poison a member of the royal family for a life-lasting prize.

Just as the purest rain drop imbibes the quality of the atmosphere and soil through which it passes, so the grain also assimilates several qualities right from the producer to the consumer. A happy proverb is “The consumer's name is engraved on every grain " “Khaane walekaa naam likhaa hay daane daane men”.

A Maai-ist must know the whole working. Food taken from an inferior is a loss, no doubt a spiritual loss, but it can be made good. It is on the other hand a simply meaningless foolishness to be attaching great importance to the food you take, whereas you actually live the life of the extortionate unscrupulous moneymaking worm or a sexually immoral profligate.

In a word the importance of food purity should be later and after your decision to live a life of purity in thought and ordinary walk of life in matters of your conduct and dealings with others. Maai-ists should not begin their progressive work at the wrong end. There must be a possibility of purification however remote thought, when a non-Braahman can be spiritually equal to the best Braahman and there must be a possibility when however great a Braahman may be, by certain pollution and degeneration, he remains nothing better than a non-Braahman.

Truthfulness means transparency and transparency means purity.


Before Mother's worship begins, the very first prayer after repetition of Jay Maai is to purify us in the following words:-

Apavitrah pavitro vaa, sarvaavasthaam gatopi vaa |

yah japet Maai Jay Maai, Sa Baahyaabhyantara Shuchih ||

संस्कृत शलोक -  [ अपवित्रः पवित्रो वा सर्वावस्थां गतो अपि वा

यः स्मरेत्पुंडरीकाक्षीं बाह्याभ्यंतरः शुचिः ।। ]

Impure or pure, or gone to any condition of impurity though he repeats Maai Jay Maai, he is pure externally and internally.

(926) Chiti चिति - Intelligence, Wisdom.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र नमा क्रमांक 362
Wisdom as opposed to Avidyaa and intelligence as opposed to dull-mindedness.

(927) Vijnaatri विज्ञार्त्री - The Perceiver, the Knower. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 651 

(928) Vedya-varjitaa वेद्यवर्जिता - Transcending all knowledge. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 652

(929) Chitkalaa चित्कला - The energy of consciousness residing in the minds of all embodied souls.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 728

(930) Vijnaana-kalanaa विज्ञानकलना - Causer of perception.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 902

(931) Vijnaana-ghana-roopini विज्ञानघनरूपिणी - One essence of consciousness or chaitanya. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 253

(932) Varna-roopini वर्णरूपिणी - In the form of letters which form the basis of language whereby knowledge can be given and taken. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 850

(933) Bhaashaa-rupaa भाषारूपा -In the form of the language which affords the ladder for the expression, communication and uplift of the aspirants to the highest plane through the Grace of Mother and Guru. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 678

(934) Maatrikaa-varna-roopini मातृकावर्णरूपिणी - In the form of the energy and influence which each letter bears by its phonetic power. Letters have been given their effects and colours under the science on the subject. For instance, sixteen vowels are smoke-coloured, thirteen letters Ka क to Da द ( as in the word daily) are red, nine letters Dha ध to Fha फ yellowish, further five letters are crimson, further, five are gold-coloured and Ha ह and Ksha क्ष are of the colour of lightning. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 577
Vowels represent Shakti शक्ती, consonants are Shiva शिव, The relation of these letters around Mother in the Shree Chakra श्रीचक्र is referred elsewhere.

(935) Panchaashat-peetha-roopini पंचाशतपीठरूपरुपिणी - ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 833
Peethas पीठ are placed in Shree Chakra श्रीचक्र  for the arrangement of different letters, being places for a residence of the energies conveyed by letters. Letters are really fifty-one, but one letter Ksha क्ष  is omitted by some authorities. 

(936) Jnaana-gamyaa ज्ञानगम्या -Where unconditioned nature is to be attained by knowledge, Mother's unconditioned nature is mere absolute consciousness which is free from limitations, infinite, immortal and supreme.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 980

(937) Jnaana-jneya-svaroopini ज्ञानज्ञेयस्वरूपिणी -  In the form of knowledge and knowable. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 981

(938) Vandyaa वंद्या  - Adorable.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 348

(939) Vandaaru-jana-vatsalaa वन्दारूजनवत्सला -Fond of Her worshippers in the relation of their being Her children, as Mother. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 349

(940) Prasidhaa प्रसिध्दा - Celebrated. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र,  नाम क्रमांक 395

Known to all in the shape of their "I". Many deny the existence of God and dedication of anything to God. However, if God means "I" as it is under the Mother's Ideal, everyone not only owns but asserts the existence of Mother and dedicates and desires to dedicate the whole Universe to Her.

(941) Yashasvini यशस्विनी - Famous for Her valour, help and kindness and salvation-giving to the devotees.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 474

(942) Supratishthaa सुप्रतिष्ठा - Firmly established and firm establisher. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 660

The peculiarity of Mother's path is that once you have enrolled yourself you may from time to time get tired, disheartened and leave of exertions and return to lethargy or natural slow evolutionary progress and to the laissez-faire policy but She would not leave you. She will make you get up and She will not leave you until you have done your evolutionary work. She will drag you and drive you whether you will or not till you finally reach your goal.

This reminds me of a funny story about Maayaa. 

Once two disciples of a sage on a river bank saw in the river flood something like a black blanket being dragged away. Naturally, in their poor condition and cold winter, one of them was tempted. He went into the river, caught the blanket but could not come out and the poor fellow was bawling out and was being dragged away downstream. Seeing the danger the other disciple on the bank shouted out instructions:- 
" Kamaliku chhoda do " = " Leave off and let go the blanket ".
He answered, " Maai ne to chhod diyaa hai, magar kamali muze nahi chhodati " = " I have long since let her go, but she does not leave me. "
The fact was that what looked like the blanket was a black she-bear.

Such is Maayaa, such is woman and such is Mother. The wisest man's wisdom lies in securing their Grace and saving themselves.

My friend Sharadbhai S. Desai came to scoff one day. He jocularly told me " Will you not give a picture of Mother to me for worship ?" I could not deny, but once I gave him I had to apologise to Mother after his departure least he might instead of worshipping simply hang the picture in a line with Gohar Jan ( Actress ) or some other cinema star. He scoffingly ran " in the river for the blanket."

What is man's most tempestuous and rebellious nature before Mother's Grace! Obligations over obligations, miracles after miracles, made the wolf to be the lamb. Marriage got settled, money for marriage came forth, earning avenue opened up, enemies became friends.

After only a fortnight, Mr Desai who is a very humorous man came to me and very laughingly told me," I came to scoff, but your Mother has caught me from the neck, lifted me up and made me walk on the thread line She laid out".
 I answered him laughingly " Kamali nahi chhodegi ". कमली नही छोडेगी । "The blanket will not leave you ". Kamali कमली is also the diminutive name of Kamalaa कमला, one of the names of Mother.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Names 908 to 922

(908) Koshanaathaa कोशनाथा - She that has Her Supremacy over the five sheaths (Koshaas कोश) of a man. These five sheaths are Annamaya अन्नमय, Praanamaya प्राणमय,Manomaya मनोमय, Vijnaanamaya विज्ञानमय and Anandamaya  आनन्दमय sheaths corresponding to the Sthula स्थुल, Sukshma सुक्ष्म, and Kaarana कारण shariras शरीर or physical, subtle and causal bodies. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 690

(909) Tripureshi  त्रिपुरेशी - One of the names of Mother as holding supremacy in the Sarvaashaa-paripuraka Chakra of Shree Chakra. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 787

(910) Jayatsenaa जयत्सेना -The conquest-bestower with Her invincible and victorious army. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 788

(911) Brihatsenaa बृहत्सेना  - With a mighty miraculously expanding army. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 679

This word and the previous word should be read together. The implied idea conveyed is that SENAA सेना or the powers She deputes to ameliorate or evolve Her devotees are expanding even though they be few in numbers, being of the mightiest prowess. In the usual methods of evolution, a thousand things are being  ordained for observance, but when Mother decided to crown Her devotee with success, She enables him to reach the goal by constant practice of only four mightiest things, viz., love, service, devotion and self-surrender, which four again are mere amplification of only one thing, viz., Love to Her.

On the battle-field, the opponent who was being baffled by Mother taunted Her by saying, "Why dost Thou pride Thyself so much? Thy victory is due to the mighty and multitudinous army of Thine and nothing of Thy own prowess." Mother to convince him of the fact that Her senaa is not only Jayat जयत invincible, but also Brihat बृहत only as an expansion (of fewest individuals), ordered all the fighting powers enter into Herself.

(912) Kaulini-kevalaa कौलिनीकेवला - She that is worshipped by Kaulas, i.e., by people of the Vaama Maarga as "Thee and Thou alone." ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 925

As stated here-before and hereafter there is the school of Kaulas, which dispenses with every elaborate method and lays its claim by direct full self-surrender. Primarily, from the point of worship there is internal and external worship. The worshippers of the internal variety are the Samayaa-Chaarins and those of the external type are the Kaulas.

They say, "Whatever is needful and appropriate will be done by Mother in Her own ordained time, manner, mode and form. Our work is done as soon as we have renounced ourselves to Her." Thus Samayaachaar is more or less like Vedic or Right Path. In the Kaulaa-chaar there appear various sub-classifications as Shakti Maarga and Vaama Maarga.

Whereas Vedic teaching is from the very infancy for receding and for turning inwards and culminates in the idea that the Universe does not even exist, here is another process. Mother's philosophy states, "Inward turning should not be too premature and should not be practised from the very beginning of the evolutionary process. Such a premature practice leaves great hollowness, and the danger of sudden ruptures and often self-deception and ignorance . as to one's own stage of solid mastery. This idea is conveyed in my words, “Descending and ascending half” in the “Theory and Principles." The tendencies have to go outward and then alone return inward. A child is born with so many desires, so many propensities, so many natural faculties, so many bindings of past Karmas and the teaching of “Go back", "Confine to your home”, “Turn inward”, “Universe does not exist”, is mostly too premature for the soul on the pilgrimage of spiritual experience. Consume out all your evil propensities by actual suffering, if you are a big fool and if you cannot be wise ordinarily. This is what I mean when I tell Mother's devotees, that Mother is the Master of surgery as well as allopathy. There are two ways of remedying matters. Mother applies both remedies unlike father's religion, Some children are better by encouragement of what little they do whereas some have their further progress stopped. Some need praising and some need condemnation. Some are better by love, some act well only under fear, some better by reward, whereas some by punishment. Mother is an expert of all the ways. The more wicked the individual, the greater the efficacy of the remedy of fear.

Shaakta Maarga is therefore the aggressive path, path towards the achievement of the outward through Mother's Grace, Power to heal, to be rich, to be victorious, to be attractive, to be capturing, to be defeating the highest Pandits, to be enslaving the audience of highest sacred lores, etc.

Truly followed Vaama Maarga is in a way on a higher plane than the Shaakta Maarga, inasmuch as it is supposed to have been permitted by the Guru, after having done with the outside world and on turning inward, and as it deals mainly with the soul and salvation, through Mother's Grace. It is here that the principal of "consuming out propensities” is applied. It is, however, the poisonous way, as explained in so many places.

The psychology is this:

You do a wrong act, say, you take a peg. There are two forces at work. On one side you have harbored a weakness, and a dullness of conscience. Next when a peg is offered, your ability to say “No” is only twenty-five per cent of that at present. The sting of your conscience is also one-fourth. On the other side you are placed in a condition to study the pernicious results of drinking. You think “This is the way how people become drunkards. It is better to die than to be a drunkard and to bring the family to ruin, lose character, lose all name and fame and lose the soul.” The conscience becomes hysterically alert to the degenerating consequences. Imagination may help you with exaggeration. According as one side gains victory or the other, you are making your way towards hell or heaven. In the usual course, you abstain by fear and therefore there is no knowing when you succumb. In this other case you become proof. This explains the sudden ruptures in the usual evolutionising process. Avoidance of temptations is not full mastery over temptations. On the other hand inviting temptations, unless it is with a determined effort, altertness, as a deliberate practice, and under the Guru's grace and guidance, is a huge blunder. This is the underlying philosophy, but in practice and in the history of past, millions have made their way to hell by resorting to this process and hardly one towards heaven. Maai Path teaches therefore the downright dismissal of this Left or Poisonous Path.

Maai Maarga.-- The Maai-istic outlook in the matter of evolution is extremely wide. It pervades the whole of the Circular Path and not the ascent semi-circle. To explain what is meant, evolution may be imagined to be the path in the form of a full circle from North to South via East and from South to North via West. From unity in North the soul goes to multiplicity and diversity in South, proceeds outward from inward and from no consciousness of self and self interest to the systematic civilized selfishness. This is the North to South course on the descending half. Next the soul continues to revert from multiplicity to unity, 1.e., from South again to the North, from outward to inward, from aggressiveness to self-confinement, from spreading to winding, from expanding to concentrating, from divergence to convergence. The usual notion about religion is the south to north evolutionary progress. The Maai-ist needs Mother's Grace during progress through both halves. The Maai-ist needs Mother's Grace even while going over the portion from North to South lest he may fly off at a tangent and leave the path entirely. It is the experience gained during the dropping from North to South which enables the soul to  have the force of being forcefully projected upwards from South to North. For the Maai-ist therefore there is nothing. despicable about people in the North to South half. A Maai-ist views the whole circle and circle as a whole His main points are to see that he has Mother's Grace and that he is speedily running and not outside the ideal ring. He is only careful and anxious about Mother's Grace and other things he leaves to Mother. The main and almost only question is whether he has enrolled himself and surrendered as Mother's.

. Thus Shaakta Maarga or Vaama Maarga truly and sincerely followed is not something anti-religious in the Maai-ist judgment. According as the soul is at different positions over the circle and of different temperaments and different circumstances and environments and different faculties and different calibre and breed, the best for him would differ.

In fact, even so-called evil is the indirect means of evolution. There is nothing absolutely evil. If good is the object to be achieved, evil is often simply the instrument of achievement. One is direct, the other is indirect. Good and evil are only the different sides of the coin. I give you a coin with toss to your view. You have simply to turn the coin to see the queen.

Similarly in other matters, the Maai-istic view is not partial. One half is God to morality and another half is morality to God. The Maai-istic view accepts both halves. Similarly regarding devotion and knowledge, Bhakti and Jnaana. Similarly regarding Achaara and Vichaara, observances and purity of thinking. Similarly regarding world-contact and forest solitude. Not only is none of the two absolutely superior to the other but very often both are indispensable to the whole circle of evolution. The only thing is that you must be able to view the whole circle and not the south to north half alone.

The detour from the dead routine often results in returning to the real track with much greater determination for keeping to the track than the blind routinists. The only most paramount requirement and point for correct ascertainment is whether we are under Mother's Guidance and how far we have handed over our charge to Mother. These questions can be best answered only by one-self on uncolored self-analysis as to how far one has surrendered himself to the Mother's will, how far he is devoted to Her and how far he has been extending Love and Services to others. Dear readers ! After about a hundred names we shall part. You should therefore excuse me my full brakelessness,

Develop the element of Love within yourself. Hatred should be minimised. Loving others will create a Love for Mother. She will teach you morality and religion, and she will guide you and get you to the goal and she will multiply your love to others. Love it self is joyfulness in cash. It is by itself an atom of the mount of ecstasy or salvation. You begin your task direct by starting with loving others instead of yourself.

To enable you to love others, your notions about good and evil in others or in daily happenings should not be strong fetters for you. If you have the whole circle above referred to before you, you are tolerant enough. You must have the most sensitive balance, but on the whole there must be love and goodness. To explain by a simile, as an examiner your judgment must be so very keen and critical that no true examiner will be able to alter the relative order of the merit of examinees and yet the final result should be that all have passed. False beliefs and false standards and false remedies must go. To secure your safety do not go on raising massive walls around you. Shortly you will create a well, and will be choked without air and blinded without light. To secure your safety open out underground passages, culverts, over-bridges and under-bridges to others people's homes to enable you to go away to other or to enable others to rush in, in times of danger. This is the Maai-istic view.

I find bitter complaints from religious people that they are not allowed to remain in-disturbed in their un-disturbing humble living. Where is the fault? Their own selfishness and seclusive-ness. When the fire of irreligiosity broke out in the street, they did not exert themselves, they did not leave their own-self-elevating pursuit. They kept to their own Garden of Roses while all around the country was turning to forest. Poisonous snakes and weeds must make their way into these gardens. If you do not share your healthy waters with others and drive them to drink drain waters, then cholera will devastate your streets in course of time. This is the Mai-istic view.

There is so much unknow ability and so many unknown factors effecting the results of a particular worldly action, that there is no better way than to leave matters to develop in obedience to Mother's Divine Will. Ours is to have as little personal part and play as possible and to be prepared to live most cheerfully enjoying the sportivity of the Mother.

Why should you insist on being the best pawn in the Mother's chess ? It is enough if we have no say or resistance of our own, when She drags you from any one house to another. How can Mother play if every pawn obstinately insists on being the best? Your joy should be that due to your submission to be used as She desires, in the idea that She has been happy.

Seeing Her happily playing, be you happy. "Mother, art thou happy?” This is my frequent question to Mother

In Hubli I went to one of the very poor sincere devotees of Mother. Many people had assembled there. I was introduced to the place where Mother was installed. The scene was such as to liquefy one with devotion.

I asked Mother “Mother, art Thou happy?" Bro. Bgnr also broke into tears and said “Mother tel out plainly how. I have treated Thee." What can there be? A picture cannot speak. He burst into tears. “Mother!! If not for me say out at least for the sake of one whose happiness has been identified with Thy happy being." Over the installed place there was a large carpet canopy to which glass globes and chandeliers about twenty in number were hung. All of them began to strike against one another moving to and fro. There was no wind, no breeze. To make sure (to show to the people) I made people strike thick sticks against the walls of the room and against the floor from top. Absolutely no movement again of the glass globes and the different hangings of the chandeliers.

My dear reader, with thy permission may I add one more effusion?. When I first met my revered brother Kaushikram, he entertained me with best fruits, Tears began to trickle from my eyes. I could not eat. Being frequently questioned why I did not. I burst into tears with a couplet. “Oh Mother ! tell me who is Mother ? You or I ? My heart is choked. My eyes are wet. My breath has halted. The morsel does not pass my throat.” My dear girl ? “Thou art sitted there."

Turn the whole angle of vision. Be happy by seeing Mother happy. Be happy by seeing others happy. Invert your whole mentality. Invert it wholesale. This is the. Maai-istic view.

What you do is not so important as what you are. Be more anxious to be what you ought to be, about what you are made up of, and about what constituents make up the formula of yourself.

No more, hard and fast stamping about good and bad happenings. What good thrusts you finally into what evil, and what evil leads you to what good, none can say. Live very superficially regarding all these happenings. If you can, hand over yourself fully to Mother; if not, at least to the extent you can.

You cannot avoid tests and ordeals. You cannot avoid shocks and miseries. You cannot throw off your burdens. If, however, you are attached to Mother, She will lead you through, She will turn these shock's 'and miseries into highest spiritual faculties and blessings, and though She will not take away the burden, She will enable you to bear your burden cheerfully. This is the Maai-istic view.

You must be prepared to bear shocks. If you wish to go to the other side, you have to be harassed by tigers and snakes of forests, savages and slip-falls of mountains and whales and whirlpools of floods. From the highest opulence to abject poverty, from world-conquest to slave imprisonment, from highest and most reverential love by others to their most contemptuous hatred and spitting. There is no go. There is no CHHOOMANTAR in Maai-ism. Every brick of your mansion you have to lay yourself under Mother's and Guru's Grace. This is the Maai-istic view.

Keep yourself ever cheerful. Be watchful to. prevent any slip. In spite of all your care and caution, if you slip, do not lose cheerfulness. Your slip can b: remedied but the despondency of your soul cannot be remedied. Once you lose your own buoyancy, you will go down and down. There is nothing that is irreparable for Mother's Refugees.

Once you enlist yourself as Mother's even when you rebel against Her, She forgives you and She is Mother and turns even your rebelliousness to the highest devotion to Her.

Dear reader, please excuse me if I am tempted away. I began to love Hindu Mother at the age of twelve. Since then at the age of twenty-two, I happened to come across. “Vedanta”, and my head had turned. The very same of myself threw away everything about Mother into the river adjoining my home in the rear. Her Image, Saptashati, Lalit aasahasranaama, Her seat, everything with which I approached Her. Why should I worship Mother ? “Deities are mere Pigmies before Brahma and I am Brahma. I myself am God." However, in spite of all my highest efforts, and best Vedantists company I could hardly reach the end of a fortnight without Mother. I began to repent, weep, rub my face against floors and dash my head against walls. I determined to commit suicide, if Mother did not forgive me and reaccept me. Just when after some natural hesitations before losing life I finally rushed into the river, I was caught in the embrace of.............. On returning home, I found all the things that I had thrown away into the same river, in respective places. Since then I have been firmly established in my faith regarding existence of God, superiority of devotion to mere intellectual parrot-like knowledge and my love to Mother. Harder and harder tests will follow, but I hope by Mother's Grace I am now made an immovable rock against all atheism and rebelliousness against denying existence or allegiance of Mother.

Hindu Mother revealed Herself as Universal Mother to me in 1932 after a long semi-lunacy and faint-hearted illness as a result of a shock at the idea of my ungratefulness to Her, who in response to my prayer gave seven days' extension of life to a dying sister proclaimed as sure to die within an hour by three eminent Doctors I was a staunch orthodox with highest pride for Vedas. Hinduism, Hindu philosophy. Hindu culture, etc, After the semi-lunacy and illness as a result of the idea of my ungratefulness being unbearable, I resumed religious duties as an entirely changed man. My Mother who was Hindu became Universal. All religions became my religions, being of my Mother's making. I became a Maai-ist. No longer one who has the limited view of the Full Moon from one of the window-slits of one of the several mansions on the fringe of a spaceous limitless lawn, under fear and jealousy of the inmates of other mansions, and only when and in the manner the mansion proprietors would permit.

But one who knows none and nothing but the Full Moon. Mother and surrenders to Her, prostrating on the limitless lawn.

I became a poor poll to whom an iron cage was in no way different from a brass cage, (a high living status or a low one), nor are fresh fruit different from a stale and rotten one (sinlessness or sinfulness), nor the cage wash-cleanliness different from the cage-negligence-dirtiness (mind-purity by religious observances or mind-impurity).

One thing alone, to one and all that comes. One prattling alone, with sobs and tears.

Go, tell my Mother I am imprisoned. You are free. Come come. Sit day and night in front of me. Not in my cage but on a yonder tree. Let me once, be it even once, Mother! see Thee.

You cannot imagine the extent of forgiveness of Mother. No ideal can approach the conception of Mother. Mother that will turn rebels into humblest devotees. Mother that will eat the humblest pie and pocket all insolence and insult by her wicked sons. When other ideals reach that highest height, it is the temporary transformation of the original ideal to Mother's ideal just as some fathers, some friends or some neighbors or some superiors can during some temporary moments act the part of a mother.

Resign yourself to Mother. Emaciate your individuality. Let your joy be in the idea that you help Mother to sport, by submissively playing well the part that She assigns to you. Live in the world very superficially without very strong fettering notions of good and bad. Love all, serve all, devote yourself to Mother. Keep yourself ever cheerful with the spirit of unconditional self-surrender to Mother's Divine Will. This is the long and short of Maai-Maarga.

(913) Bali Priyaa  बलिप्रिया . --Delighting in the mighty or beloved of the mighty.  677

The meaning is to be reversed. Those that love Mother or those to whom She is beloved become mighty. There are several shlokas of the purport that Shiva by His intrinsic worth was an ordinary principal deity but was able to rise above all and do mightiest works such as swallowing the poison or bringing Mother in the battle-field after the victory to quietude from the highest intensity of slaughtering wrathfulness, because He has Shakti as his beloved. The foolish notion about human love should be entirely banished while trying to understand such names and shlokas. One who is prepared to make any sacrifice for the sake of another is a lover, and that other for whose sake one is ready to make sacrifice is the beloved.

Mighty means able to conquer the six enemies and to overcome nescience.

“ Bali” also means accessories of ceremonial worship. Human and animal sacrifices are defended under this name, stating that She is fond of animal and human sacrifices.

On this point my opinion is that the understanding, viz., that She is fond of these sacrifices is entirely unfounded. One meaning is that what is to be sacrificed is not an animal, but the animalism and brutality of the sacrificer. He who sacrifices not only his animalism but his own self is the performer of the human sacrifice Nara-Bali.

The other side should, however, be also looked to. The sacrifice of human beings is out of question in this civilized age. The question is whether condemnation of animal sacrifice and hatred towards people who through blind faith make the sacrifice and towards the practice is justifiable.

There are two issues. One is cruelty to animals and the other misunderstanding in the name of religion If you are out for stopping animal sacrifice on the first ground, your work must concentrate around the slaughter houses and butchery streets. If in a city, thousands of animals are being massacred which you take no notice of, but you persecute a man who rightly or wrongly with superstition or an understanding based on some mystic experience, sacrifices one animal for the worship, I think there is absolutely no justice for the persecution or violence to break the worship and prohibit the sacrifice.

On the other hand, if you are out for removing the misunderstanding, that has not to be done by violence. That can be and should be undertaken by one who is a religious soul and not a political or a social creature following his own mere opinion about the cruelty involved or his own conception or a fancy about what a good religious practice should be. And Tom Dick or Harry can have that street opinion. Buddha stopped animal sacrifice but by offering himself to be sacrificed instead of an animal.

The other mystic and invisible side is not known to the mere opinionist and beyond spreading his gospel of non-violence from home to home, he is not justified in using violence or persecuting the sacrificer of an animal sacrifice or the sacrifice practice. Ahinsaa is not abstaining from mere physical hurt. Such a definition is merely dust-throwing under the garb of religiosity.

Considering the case of the people who want to associate every activity and every action of theirs with the worship and remembrance of God, you are not entitled to say on one hand that only vegetarians have a right and an accessibility to God or on the other hand that they can associate all their actions with the idea of dedication, remembrance and worship of God, but that they must

stand prohibited in one circumstance, viz., when they make non-vegetarian food a part of their religious festival. The misunderstanding, viz., that God is pleased by animal sacrifice must be entirely uprooted, but I see no justification for the persecution of the sacrifices or violence in breaking such a practice. It is not expected and not possible that the whole world should be Brahmanic or Jainic. Victory be to you, if you turn the word vegetarian if you think it is, but your running away from where you fear kicks and persecuting the poor and honest (though ignorant of facts and superstitious practitioners) has no meaning and justification.

The mystic and invisible side is that there are some higher powers daivic or demoniac which do get pleased with animal sacrifices and do help their worshippers below, in all ways possible with them. It should not also be forgotten that the dish which is most terrible to the Brahmans is however the most delicious dish to the non-Brahman. And why should the non-Brahman abstain from dedicating his most delicious dish, simply because a Brahman finds it terrible? The only point is that it should be very clearly borne in mind that the deity worshipped is not "Mother” in those cases.

Still another point, what is preferable ? Making a nation of non-vegetarian brutish-build, presuming that non-vegetarian food makes the eater brutish, or to make people determined not to take non-vegetarian food except as remnants of worship and to permit a few days in a year?

As stated in so many places it is this principle of the lesser evil that is involved in all these practices. If you are incapable of living on vegetarian food, and if  you are prepared to honestly observe that you shall not take the non-vegetarian food except as God's dedicated remnant, there is nothing wrong in the provision of the animal sacrifice being made for the particular class of people, Similarly, if you belong to a nation of sexual immorality, there is nothing wrong in binding you down all over the year, granting you certain days as of Holi or of Poornimas as in the case of Ghata Kanchuki Sampradaay.

The main questions are two. What are you? a nation of brutal palate and immorality ? or of the purest Sattvik food and chaste matrimonial life? If you are the latter, Mother bless you. You are the cream of humanity. If former, hypocrisy and falsehood and masking would not help you. There will be no end to your downfall. Let it be regulated and gradually minimised.

The other question is whether the followers of the Vaama Maarga are faithful to their terms of agreement of being bound over all the year round except on days of permission.

People's statements, statistic, and daily observations and experiences may enable one to decide the first question, but there is absolutely nothing of hopefulness and trustworthiness in the matter of the second question. . It has been the very sad experience of the past that

the human tendency has always been degenerative and towards downfall.

It is, only therefore, why with the introduction and the f ollowing of the Vaama Maarga, the only conclusive result bound to accrue is to turn the already bad world to the most shameless, cruel, brutish and immoral world.

(914) Braahmani ब्राह्मणी  - श्रीललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र नाम क्रमांक  674

To avoid the last lingering notion that Mother may be in any way connected or pleased with any of the above practices, Mother is immediately described here as Brahmanic. She is Brahman-like, fully satt vik. Braahmani means full of divine wisdom and crowned with the white flower of Satt vikness, of chastity, purity, charity, pity, etc.


Brahmanism means restraint, governance, austerity, purity, forgiveness, uprightness, knowledge, wisdom, faith and devotion. The discipline of the outer and inner senses. The denial or forbearing to indulge in one's own appetites and imposing restrictions on the self, the preservation of the composure of the mind against provocation offered by others. The correct outward expression to others of what is actually going on in the mind, the clear understanding of life and living and the various forces with their influences, workings and complications. The implicit belief and trust in Mother and in Karmik Law and other eternal truths, etc.

Brahmanism is leading the purest and simplest religious life, including mainly learning and teaching of divine wisdom and devotion. The Maai-ist should not commit the universal blunder of putting the cart before the horse. Do not presume the existence of the above said qualities in the man who is called a Braahman, but whenever you see the above-said precious qualities, say he is a Braahman or that this is Brahmanic.

In the absence of knowledge about the presence or absence of the above qualities, there is nothing wrong in making a temporary presumption that Braahmans would beget Braahmans, following the most natural law in the vegetable and animal kingdom.

(915) Guru Priyaa गुरु प्रिया.  ललिता सहस्रनामस्तोत्र नाम क्रमांक 722

And Mother's greatest joy lies in the senior brother's holding the hand of the junior brother and leading him into light, to peacefulness from tempestuousness.

I am writing these lines on Saturday the 4th of June 1938 at 4 p.m. Friday worship was celebrated last midnight.

I was explaining this very name to devotees stressing my usual faddish point of suspending the selfish (though spiritual) seclusive practices and coming forward to spread Mother's gospel of love and service. Amongst others were people, most of whom had miraculous experiences of Mother's Grace. One had contracted debts and was on the point of being dragged into the court. On appeal to his rich father he had disowned him. The father had just seen that folly of himself and by Mother's Grace had sent his other son who paid off the creditors. He was gratefully repeating "Jaai Maai". One more whose brother had been handcuffed, because some one had plundered away a large sum in his charge. None would stand for his trial. Another brother of his was suddenly transferred from west to south. He stood bail and wonderfully enough some unknown philanthropic man came forward to loan the sum stolen and to plead for him. That other devotee was repeating "Jaai Maai". If I went on writing details of each experience, it will require a seperate volume. Again it is no use describing these experiences, because unless a man has these experiences he scoffs, and argues most foolishly and obstinately. Once he gets the experience he falls in the line, but till then he is ever ready to hit stones.

The cry of the day, the need of the hour is not the reduction of the number of births or lives between you and your salvation, but spreading the gospel of love and service amongst fellow men of the whole of humanity without distinction of caste, creed and colour. Help others and when they become lamb-like under gratitude, teach them there is Mother above you, that She helps you provided you help others and that She will love you if you love others.

After the worship was finished by the nine-devotee circle I asked “Mother, tell me am I not right? Is this not what would please Thee most?” It was an extremely great fortune to see the sight how from the Mother's picture flowers and garlands which were there for over two hours began to slip and very gracefully and charmingly to fall. Flowers fell most gracefully, not abruptly falling, but from a height by stoppages, and finally into the lap of one of the devotees. And garlands !! Three of them pressed for nearly one-third of their circumference between the wall and the top edge of the picture. How gradually the grip between the wall and the picture and the winding round the nails was loosened and unwound to the most amazed of all !! First garland, second, third. There were two garlands which. She remains ever decorated with. Those two remaining quite unshaken and unmoved.

Reader ! I do not mind being given any name. Some one must record such experiences as well, for one generation or another or for one reader or another. Please do not forget for whom the book is written. 

(916) Mitraroopini मित्ररूपिणी -The friend. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 565
She that is worshipped on the basis of the relationship. The word Mitra मित्र is indicative of friendliness or well-wishing. This relationship of well-wishing can be in so many relationships as of father and son, master and servant, guru and disciple, love and beloved, mother and son, creator and created, player and plaything, etc. All these relationships are included in this general name.
Mitra मित्र also means Sun besides friend and this name has also the reference to the Sun's worship through Sandhyaa संध्या by Brahmans ब्राह्मण.

(917) Mantrini-nyasta-raajya-dhoo  मन्त्रिणीन्यस्तराज्यधूः - Who has entrusted Her kingdom to Mantrini or practitioner of Mantras.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 786
There is a further reference of Mother as worshipable through Mantras.
She who has entrusted Her Kingdom to Mantrini , goddess in charge of mantras. Mantrini may also be taken to mean those that worship Mother by Mantras. A mantra is a word formula which by its repetition creates a powerful protective force, which results in bringing about some manifestation or ripening out subtle elements to grosser, visible and experience-able conditions. The very desire and thought of obtaining a Mantra from the Guru is the dawning of Mother's Grace. How mere repetition brings the desired success is a secret to ordinary people, but there is the psychological and phonetic working behind it, in addition to the establishment of the link between the deity and the devotee. It is the exhibition of the general limitedness of human beings that they can not see more than one cause behind any working.

(918) Dakshinaa-murti-roopini दक्षिणामूर्तिरूपिणी - In the form of Dakshinaa-murti. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 725
Dakshinaamurti दक्षिणामूर्ति  is the name given to Shiva to commemorate the most wonderful teaching He gave to Brahmaaब्रहमा, Naaraayan नारायण, Sanak सनक, Sanaatan सनातन and others while sitting with face southward. It is the most well-known Stotra स्तोत्र. The marvelousness about it was that the divine knowledge was given without a single word in the most thorough manner which dispelled all doubts about the most knotty problems of universe, soul and God and where the disciples(Shishyaasशिष्य) were the oldest universally worshipped wisest beings and the Master(Guru) was an extremely handsome young being.

This name suggests the idea that this knowledge was so wonderfully given because it was Mother who did the work in the form of Shiva शिव as Dakshinaa-Murti दक्षिणामूर्ति.

This is a unique case where the supremely divine knowledge was given not through the tongue, not through touch, not through glance exchange, not through presence, but through of Mother. I say "not through presence," because Mother was not present as Mother.  This is an instance of the highest type of Mother's Grace. Grace suggests the idea of its not depending on the worthiness of the person whom the Grace is showered but resulting from the greatness of the Gracious.

(919) Tristhaa त्रिस्था - Residing in different trinities. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 874
There are so many trinities and She is the Master of all of them, the three worlds, three lights, Sun, Moon and Fire, three times, three states of consciousness, three bodies etc.

Now we are, after different forms, coming up nearer the Mother by this Word.

(920) Trayi त्रयी- Triply Revealed. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 872
Revealed in three powers of desire, knowledge and action, in the three functions of creation, nourishment and destruction. Revealed in A, I and M representing Brahmaaब्रह्मा, Vishnu विष्णु and Mahesh महेश  respectively.
Revealed as MAAI, by a slight monotony-breaking permutation ( on 2-9- 1932 ).

(921) Saagaramekhalaa सागरमेखला -Girdled by ocean. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 694

(922) Merunilayaa मेरूनिलया - Residing in Meru.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 775
Shree-Chakra has three aspects or planes, viz., Bhumiभुमी, Kailaasa कैलास and Meru मेरु  prastaaraas. Where Mother is identified with the eight deities, viz., Vashini वशिनी, Kaameshvari कामेश्वरी, Modini मोदिनी and others. Mother is in the Bhuprastaara भुप्रस्तार. When She is identified with all the alphabetic letters, She is in Kailaas-prastaara कैलास प्रस्तार and when She is identified with the sixteen Nityaas, She is stated to be residing in Meru मेरु.