(105) Bhavaani भवानी - Life-giver to all opposite pairs of conditions. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 112
Bhava means a liberated condition, as also worldliness, and desire. She is the life-giver to these as well as to their opposites. Devotees alone can realise this paradox, and that is why Mother is called sportive. In a dramatic company the chaste and the vile woman, the king and the enemy, the successful and the defeated, all are of the proprietor's making. Thus saint and sinner are of Her making. It is all Mother's play. Bhava means Shiva (desirelessness) as also Samsaara (worldliness), and also Manmatha (desirefulness), and ana means to give life. Shakti is called Bhavaani because She gives life to, as well as ends the Samsaar (Worldliness).
Worldliness and world-wormness do not mean the same thing. A worldworm is intensely relishful ( PAAMAR- पामर ). The worldly is one who is hand and foot, bound down ( Baddha बध्द ) by worldliness Samsaar संसार.Worldliness is slipping away from the final Truth.
Saltwater fish will die in fresh water and fisher-women will suffer from vomiting, on account of the rose-scent in a rose garden. That explain worldwormness.
Worldliness is confining to one's own selfishness and wasting precious life for one's own self and the family alone. It is the ignorance of the final truths and lack of understanding, as to the working of God, universe, souls and the Karmic Law. Ignorance as to what should be done and what should not be done.
Ignorance, as to the real values to be set, as to what matters, one should be alert or indifferent about, as to what matters he should be active or passive about. and as to the high value that should be set inward and outward purity, holy and truthfulness, has played the most important part in the happiness and misery of mankind, races, nations, societies and individuals. Ignorance is responsible for all the play of worldly people, and for their no belief, no faith, either as regards their being controlled or helped by much higher forces and agencies, and no obedience to any higher powers. The absence of knowledge about the liability of having to answer for one's actions, not knowing of the Divine Law of action and reaction, not knowing of the higher powers of one's self if the pure and divine soul, is the main indication of worldliness. Soul-lost, small-witted, shortsighted, dead-cruel, selfish,molesting-and-persecuting-tendenciful; such are some of the characteristics of worldly people. Thus runs an interesting description of world-worms and world-entangled souls.
" Driven by unattainable desires, blunt to lawfulness or unlawfulness, justice or injustice, blunt to morality or immorality in seeing and acting to get their desires fulfilled. Ever busy with scheming and arranging plots after plots but never getting wiser, although meeting failures after failures ".
" Hypocritic, self-sufficient, proud, passionately deluded and infatuated; living with self-imposed blindness in their own self-created the universe and having, as their highest goal, the satisfaction of their own wishes, desires and commands".
" Domineering, boring, annoying and burdensome. Considering themselves to be the best and wisest and expecting the whole humanity to rally round them and do as they desire or command or teach. Not knowing their own faults and vices. With themselves as the " be-all and end-all." Full of evil actions and full of desires and motions without the smallest ideas of their undeservedness, etc.
(106) Bhaavanaa-gamyaa भावनागम्या - She is to be attained by meditation.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 113
Bhavanaa also means sincere desire. Neither physical act nor mental act would be please Mother; desire and love will, however not only please but move Her. A higher meaning is that She is attainable only by Her own desire to make Herself attainable by a particular person. Bhaavanaa originates from Herself.
(107) Bhava-aranya-kuthaa-rikaa भवारण्यकुठारिका - The woodcutter of the forest of earthly existence & worldliness.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 114
(108) Bhadra-priyaa भद्रप्रिया - Delighting in benevolence.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 115
(109) Bhadra-murtih भद्रमूर्तिः - Of benevolent appearance. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 116
(110) Bhakta-sau-bhaagya-daayini भक्तसौभाग्यदायिनी - Conferring prosperity on the devotees.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 117
Just as a damsel is said to have been blessed with Saubhaagya when she is given a husband and is never to be separated from him, so Bhakta's Saubhaagya is the attainment of Mother and no separability from Her. " Bhaga" means fortune, desire, magnanimity, strength, effort, light and fame.
(111) Bhakti-priyaa भक्तिप्रिया - Delighting in devotion. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 118
Bhakti is primarily of three kinds (1) Mediocre (Gauna); (2) Superior (Mukhya) and (3) Divine Love. Mediocre or superior devotion is longing directed towards Mother without or with full Divine knowledge respectively. Divine Love is the desire of being one with and merging in Mother. Fundamentally, the service of humanity is the most important means ( of reaching the Mother). However, there are many methods of practising devotion, such as remembering, pronouncing the name of Mother etc.
Bhakti or devotion is indicated and increased by love of hearing, remembering, making others remember, hearing narration and remembering by narration, worshipping, prostrating, glorifying, relation-establishing, serving, surrendering, equalizing, unifying, imitating, accompanying, meditating, realising, residing with and merging in one's beloved ideal, etc. Generally, Divine Love is also amalgamated with superior devotion, being its cream form.
Importance of devotion is considered great. It is stated in Hindu Scriptures, " Even if a devotee is barbarian ( mlechchha), he is the best of the Brahmins, he is Sannyasin, he is ascetic and he is learned, man. Devotion should be known to have the power of a conflagration to the forest of sin."
Mortals can do nothing for Mother, who is ever satisfied and has no end to accomplish, but Mother condescends to receive with gratification, whatever they do by way of devotion or whatever they offer externally or internally.
(112) Bhakti-gamyaa भक्तिगम्या - To be approached by devotion.
ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक119
Although Mother is unmanifest, She becomes perceptible through devotion. By undeviating devotion, Mother maybe perceived and known and seen and entered in essence. This entering means Salvation. Salvation is the attainment of Mother Herself, who is attained by Devotion alone.
Devotion confers all objects of human desire; if one places reliance on the Guru, in his teachings and in the practice taught by him, which destroys doubts of one's mind, this devotion of Mother, which gives everything, enables one to cross the ocean of Samsaara. Devoid of devotion, men surely suffer here and hereafter.