Monday, August 11, 2014

Names 458 to 480

(458) Shaambhavi शांभवी - Mother of the devotees of Shambhu.ललित सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 122

There are so many names allied to Maheshvari, i.e., having the popular meaning of "Wife of Shiva".The Mai-istic meaning is "The Shakti or Power and Energy of Mahaadev". Some of these names are given here below. Maheshvari has been described as the door-keeper to the South and is the controller of wrathfulness or wrathlessness.
An eight-year-old girl for Kumaari-Poojaa is called Shaambhavi.

(459) Sharvaani शर्वाणी - Mother earth. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 124
Taking Shiva to be soul of Earth or rather Shiva's body to be Earth, Sharvaani is his beloved, and so it means, Mother Earth.
An average man has seldom thought of his indebtedness to the Earth. He is rich because of the gold from earth, he is a king because he has a large dominion over earth. He is white skinned or black-skinned because of a particular earth. He is the owner of mines, owner of lands and palaces, made of materials from the earth. He is created out of food and lives on food , which comes from earth, lives and finally lies on earth, and is in due course, reduced to earth. Dust he is and to dust he returns.

(460) Mridaani मृडानी - Power of Shiva. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक  564

(461) Shreekanthaardhasharirini श्रीकण्ठार्धशरीरिणी  - Possessing the body of Shreekantha. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 392 
While the ocean was being churned, all the best things came out, and last came poison, which began to destroy the universe. Shiva then came forth to control it, and swallowed up all poison, and hence Shiva's throat became blue. Mahesvari forms that half body of that Mahesha or Shiva. The worldly meaning may also be noted that She is a true wife who shares the full miseries in all conditions and all circumstances.

(462) Aparnaa अपर्णा -Removing debts of Her devotees. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 754

She never remains a debtor to  Her devotees.

Apa means removing and rina means debt. Thus says one devotee, while making a claim to Mother as the mother,"When you have not discharged your debt to me, though I have been repeating your name, O Mother, why are you not ashamed, to bear the name of Aparnaa (The dis-charger of debt) ?"
Aparnaa means without leaf and is the name of Maheshvari because She made penance to get Shiva as the husband for centuries together, without taking even a  single dry leaf as food.

(463) Bhagamaalini भगमालिनी - Wearing the garland of prosperity. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 277

Bhaga means six attributes, the Scriptures state as under. The full supremacy (Aishvarya), righteousness (Dharma), fame(Yasha), prosperity (Shree), wisdom (Jnaana) and dispassion(Vairaagya), these six are called Bhaga. As per Kosha i.e. dictionary, Bhaga means supremacy, magnanimity, wisdom, dispassion, womb, fame, power, effort, desire, righteousness, prosperity and success in worldly concerns.
Bhaga-maalini is the name of one of the fifteen Nityaas, referred to in this group. Bhaga is also a female emblem and Bhagmaalini may be construed to mean the flower garland, made of the best that is appreciable in the fair sex, viz, mercifulness, innocence, a readiness of sacrifice, amiability,bewitching-ness, etc.

(464) Bhagavati भगवती - Possessor of the six attributes.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 279
As Mother wills, controls and brings about, the origin and dissolution of universes (Utpatti and Laya), as She is the Final Dispenser of the coming and going of  beings and as She is the bestower of Divine knowledge and the highest beatitude (Vidyaa and Uttamagati) raising Her devotees from ignorance and lowest position(Avidyaa and Adhogati), She is called Bhagavati.

(465) Rakshaakari रक्षाकरी  -Protector. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 317
She that protects Her devotees from miseries, temptations, sins etc. Rakshaa also means ashes, She that reduces the sins of Her devotees to ashes.

(466) Kaamyaa काम्या - The Desideratum.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 321
Those who desire liberation and find that they are not sufficiently suited to follow the other routine paths of evolution, desire to approach God as Mother, whose Grace alone, is powerful enough to do the rest.

(467) Vardaa वरदा - Granting boons. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 331
Mother's hand is ever uplifted hand. She is the giver of the boons to all Devas, Daityaas and Devotees. As known to all, the hand is the instrument and emblem of giving
Mother's Devotees have stated, "Mother, Thou art an exception. Other deities raise their hands only when they desire to confer gifts, achievements, protection and demands. Thy one hand is ever raised. The order of happening in the case of Thy Devotees is not first their propitiating Thee and thereafter Thy permitting them to ask the boon and then Thy granting the boon. That ceremonious part is not there because Thou art Mother. Thou findest unnaturalness in all that procedure as Mother. Thou considerest that process to be a silly one as if Thou wert unable to know what Thy devotees stand in need of. What mostly happens is that Thou removest the cause of sorrow, pain and misery before they demand."

In Gujerat, there is a well known paradoxical saying, " Mother does not see the face of anyone hungry,". The explanation is, that as soon as the hungry person thinks of going to Mother, one gets one's food through someone. Similarly here too, asking and granting of the boon is dispensed with. What other deities do by hands, that is done automatically by resorting to Mother's Lotus Feet.

(468) Shivadooti शिवदूती - She, whose messenger was Shiva.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 405

When the Devas (deities) were oppressed by Shumbha and Nishumbha demons, they prayed to Mother, and Mother appearing on the scene, gave a graceful opportunity to the demons, to save themselves, through a message which She forwarded to them, through Mahaadeva or Shiva or Mahesha. Shivadooti is also the name of a Nityaa

(469) Vaagadhishvari वागधीश्वरी -  Goddess of Speech.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 640

Speech is classified as Para, Pashyanti, Madhyamaa and Vaikhari, which terms will be discussed hereafter. Goddess of speech is one of the deities, in the octagon referred to before as a figure for meditation, in the Shree Chakra.

(470) Jnaanadaa ज्ञानदा - Bestower of Knowledge. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 643 

That knowledge which causes modifications of the feelings of joy and sorrow to rise inwardly and outwardly towards sensual objects and which develops a network of dualities and which ensnares a man is called knowledge leading to bondage. One who is bound by this bondage is forever in the Samsaara (worldliness), and a worldworm, living and dying in bondage. Mother is the bestower of knowledge which is reverse of this knowledge.

(471) Sarvalokeshi  सर्वलोकेशी - Ruler of all worlds. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 758

(472) Mangalaakruti मंगलाकृती - Of beneficial appearance. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 933
"She, the remembrance of Whom, drives away misfortunes from men and gives benefit to them, that Supreme Cause is known as Mangalaa.
The performance of the right action, avoiding the wrong action and being able to overcome difficulties, is called Mangalaa by Rishis, and is the result of Mother's or Guru's Grace or both.

(473) Sumangali  सुमंगली - Very auspicious. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 967
Elder's blessings on obeying and serving them or the well-wishing prayer to Mother of some person, whom you have saved from great sorrow painfulness or misery, or given some relief in some manner, often results in a suggestion arising in one's mind , about some happy future being in store for you and this is confirmed by some good foretelling happenings.
Whenever a man by a sudden lift from world-worm-ness, begins thinking of serving Mother, some happy things usually follow. Mother is therefore called Auspicious for worldly people.

(474) Tripuramaalini  त्रिपुरमालिनी - ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 875 
One of the nine forms of Mother, conceived as presiding over the inner smaller square, previously stated in this group.

(475) Tripuraambikaa त्रिपुराम्बिका - ललिता सहसद्राम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 974
The form of Mother, that presides over the eighth Chakra or the triangles of Shree Chakra , being same as Tripuraambaa. 

(476) Tripuraa-shri-vashankari त्रिपुराश्रीवशंकरी - Same as Tripuraa-Shree. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र , नाम क्रमांक 978

The form of Mother presiding over the fifth Chakra or the outer square.

(477) Pancha-brahma-asana-sthitaa पंचब्रह्मासनस्थिता - Sitting upon a seat, formed of five Brahmas. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 58
The tantras state," There is the Supreme Mother, in the supreme house built of Chintaamani gems, which on meditation, gives the desired objects. There is the great pleasant couch, whereupon Maheshvar serves as the pillow, Sadaashiva as the mat and whereof Brahmaa, Vishnu, Mahesh and Ishvar serve as the four supports."
On this great couch, the great Tripurasundari reclines.

(478) Pancha-preta-manchaadhi-shayini पंचप्रेतमंचाधिशयनी  - Reclining on the couch, formed of five corpses.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र , नाम क्रमांक 947

(479) Shree-chakra-raaja-nilayaa श्रीचक्रराजनिलाया - Abiding in the Royal Shree Chakra. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 996
Shree Chakra is the body of Mother, assumed for Her worshippers, to worship Her through the Chakra. 

(480) Shreemat-tripura-sundari श्रीमत्त्रिपुरसुंदरी -The Divine Tripurasundari. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 997
Residing at the centre of the circle, within the triangle of the Shree Chakra. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Names 431 to 457

(431) Prachandaa प्रचण्डा - Wrathful.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 827

It is out of fear of the dispenser of the Karmic law, i.e.. of Her, that the different deities regularly discharge the duties assigned to them. The Sun revolves untiringly. Out of fear of Her, the wind blows. How can one without the possessing the capacity of showing anger, and whom the people do not fear, enforce righteousness ? People are often set right more by fear of punishment than by love of reward.

(432) Nityaklinnaa नित्यक्लिन्ना - Ever compassionate.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 388

(433) Jayaa जया - Allied to Jayini. Ever giving victory.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 377

(434) Purushaartha-pradaa पुरूषार्थप्रदा  -Granting the returns of the efforts of men, who propitiate Her.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र ,नाम क्रमांक 291

Those who worship the Supreme Shakti, whether properly or improperly, are certainly not in Samsara (worldworms) and are sure to be liberated in a miraculously short period, on being dragged through most dizzy downfalls after most enviable enthronements, repeatedly.
Purushaarthaas are four in number, being Dharma, Artha, Kaama and Moksha. These respectively mean righteousness and religion, property and means for making religious progress, fulfilment of legitimate desires and liberation or salvation. 

(435) Paashahastaa पाशहस्ता - Holding the noose in Her hand. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र ,नाम क्रमांक 810

(436) Paashahantri  पाशहन्त्री - Destroyer of noose.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र नाम क्रमांक 811

The noose is to be seen in Mother's lower left hand. She removes the bonds of Her devotees with Her own hand.
The above two names are indicative of the fact stated before, viz., that She will bind with the noose and She will again destroy or release the very noose. The same weapon is used either for binding one  or for releasing one or another.

(437) Brahmaani ब्रह्माणी ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 821
Ani means tail and Active Mother is the tail of Passive Mother or Brahman. Ani also means giving life and then Brahmaani means Mother that creates or gives life to Brahmaa, the Creator of the Universe.

(438) Brahman - ब्रह्मन Allied name.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र नाम क्रमांक 822

The stage which is attained by liberated souls. Or that knowledge is Brahman, which annihilates duality.

(439) Vijayaa विजया - Making Her devotees ever victorious. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 346

Mother that gives success in all undertakings , to those who propitiate Her on tenth of  Bright Fortnight of Aashwin Month,  after great propitiation of Her, during the first nine days from 1st to 9th.
Vijayaa is the deity and Vijayaa Dashmi (Dasheraa) is the day of Victory for Mother's devotees.It is a sacred festival day for Hindus and is connected with success of Rama after Mother worship and that of Paandavas of Mahaabhaarat and so on. All Hindu kings observe the day with great splendour and display, and on the said festival day, people worship their weapons, and means of power and maintenance, swords, horses, even motor cars etc. The day falls somewhere near about October.

(440) Vimalaa विमला - Unsullid. Pure in midst of all impurities.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 347

(441) Vaagavaadini  वाग्वादिनी- The speaker of the word. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 350

She resides as speech in the mouth of Her devotees, and She is the origin of all words and their phonetic powers.

(442) Vidyaa विद्या - Allied name. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 549

The Supreme art consisting of sacred knowledge and action, which by discrimination of the creations of Maayaa leads to wisdom and salvation, is Vidyaa.

(443) Vahnimandalavaasini वह्निमण्डलवासिनी- Residing in the circle of fire. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र , नाम क्रमांक 352 

Vahni-vaasini is the name of one of the sixteen Nityaas.
Vahnimandalaa lies in the Mulaadhaara Chakra. Vahni means three.She resides in the three circles of the moon, the sun and the fire in the Sahasraar, Anaahat and Mulaadhaar Chakras.

(444) Vignanaashini विघ्ननाशिनी  - Destroyer of difficulties and Remover of hindrances in the path of knowledge and religious progress. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 451 

(445) Vaishnavi वैष्णवी  - Mother of protection. Mother of Vishnu. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 892

She is sung as Vaishnavi, (1) because She bears conch, disc and club wich are born by Vishnu as well; (2)because She is the Mother of Vishnu.

(446) Vishnurupini विष्णुरूपिणी -Mother in the form of Vishnu. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 893

Mother's male form was that of Lord Shri Krishna, who bewildered milk-maids, (Gopees).
The Ancient Shakti becomes Bhavaani, in its ordinary form. In battle She takes the form of Durgaa; in anger that of Kaali or Chandi; and She also takes Vishnu's male form. The one and the same Mother has been worshiped in so many forms, including Male forms as well.

(447) Vajreshvari वज्रेश्वरी -Giver of Vajra thunderbolt to Indra. This is the sixth Nityaa. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 468

(448) Vajrini वज्रिणी - Hard hearted like a thunderbolt. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 944

She becomes so seemingly, while testing Her devotees and while subjecting them to hardest ordeals, and making them pass through the tests and ordeals, with the object of transforming them to be Her highest chosen sons.
Vajrini also means wife of Indra. (Indraani), who serves Mother as a door-keeper.

(449) Pulomajaarchitaa पुलोमजार्चिता - Worshipped by Indra's wife. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 545

None can be more queenly than She , who is the wife of Indra, the king of all deities, and the constant queen. The mythology is that on exhaustion of all merit (Punya), one Indra falls and another Indra takes charge. Indra's wife however , remains constantly the same . Even she serves Her humbly.
When Indra was dethroned, the wife of Indra received the powerful Mantra of Mother from Brihaspati and worshipped Tripura-Sundari. Indra was restored to her and the kingdom of heaven was restored to Indra.

(450) Vaanchhita-artha-pradaayini वांछितार्थप्रदायिनी   Bestowing the desired objects. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 989

(451) Siddheshvari सिध्देश्वरी - Queen of the Siddhas. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 471

The success giver in attaining the supernatural powers and their application.

(452)Siddha-vidyaa सिध्दविद्या -Science of Siddhas. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 472

Siddhas are the nine Naathaas, who are masters of Yoga.One of them is the well known Gorakhanaath, the disciple of Machhindranaath. In this school, the greatest stress is laid on Guru-worship and considering Guru to be God and nothing short of God.

(453) Sarva-vyaadhi-prashamani सर्वव्याधिप्रशमनी  Alleviating all diseases.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 551

(454) Sarvopaadhi-vinirmuktaa सर्वोपाधिविनिर्मुक्ता -Free from all limitations. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 708

She is neither one nor many, neither male nor female, neither qualified nor unqualified, neither personal nor impersonal. She is both or She is none.She is above limitations. She is what She likes to be. (Please read introduction). From ordinary vision, She is multi-fold. From highest experience, She is one and one alone.

(455) Sampradaayeshvari संप्रदायेश्वरी -Fount and protector of traditional wisdom. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 710
Sampradaaya is the wisdom, regularly imparted by the teachers to the disciple; Ishvari means ruler. Knowledge is gained by reasoning, through traditions, faith in Guru and intuition. Mother tries to see, that so long as a particular school of religion with certain beliefs and practices of the divine path to reach Her, is not tainted with vice of greed, adultery, hypocrisy etc, it progresses with Her full help and blessings. The secret of success of the initiation ceremony and rituals should be , the intense devotion with which the Guru requests Mother to create a replica of all his powers, knowledge and wisdom to be conferred on the disciple.When however the Guru becomes the usurper of God's powers and the Guru's homages, when he gets deluded that the powers belong to and vest in himself, and when disciples attach more importance to rituals thdn to the actual faith and devotion (in and to God and Guru), the whole institute becomes a soul-less skeleton. Further, as by several leakages of vices the joints get loose, the whole frame work begins to crack, the vitality gradually vanishes, and the whole body begins to give a stinking smell like a corpse, and the whole institute finally gives way, by its own weight of sinfulness and weakness of perverted notions , ignorance and meaningless mechanical practices.

By Mother's Grace, as soon as one institute gets too old, another is brought into being. Mother is concerned with keeping up the religiosity of the universe and not with the superiority and inferiority of a particular institute or religion or the fame of an individual founder. That fighting and quarreling is all man made and meaningless and by half baked people, bigots or fools

(456) Sarva-apadvi-nivaarini सर्वापद्विनिवारिणी -Remover of all misfortunes. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 913
This name proceeds to show that, even if one falls while following one path or another, Mother removes all misfortunes, by compassion, on hearing them repeating Her sacred names. This is true , even in cases of those who have fallen as a result of wrongly following the Vaama Path and have already sunk into the most miserable state. It is true even of those who knowingly or unknowingly have misunderstood Her religion and even abused it.
The idea is, once you have enrolled yourself as a Mai-ist, with the belief of God as Mother, and the whole Universe being Her family, and the belief of securing your welfare by Universal Love, Universal Service, Devotion to Mother with unconditional self surrender, even though you may be deluded into hundreds of complications , and are pulled and plunged into viciousness, you will be saved as soon as the remembrance about your original belief, life maxim, and devotion with unconditional cheerful self surrender to Mai, returns.
This name is suggestive of Reclamation by Her on Repentance.
In the Kurma Puraan a reference is made thus, "Those who, forsaking attachment, take refuge in Me, and ever worship me with devotion, who have compassion on all beings , who are tranquil, self-controlled, free from envy, humble ,wise, ascetic, and who keep their minds fixed on Me , and live in Me, and delight in outspreading My mercy and glory, are blessed. It is immaterial , who and what they are. Their darkest ignorance , it is I who dispels ". Still further Mother states, " Those who are devoid of the above stated characteristics , but repeat my name, and are devoted to me , are blessed. I quickly destroy their misfortune, their Karmikc liability and sinfulness, even though in heaps and mountains, by the lamp of wisdom and fire of Grace, in the same birth".
In Harivansha, Vishnu says to mother, "The misery of men proceeds from death, difficulty, separation of relations, loss of wealth,etc. In all these misfortunes, it is Thou alone who protects."
In Varraha Puraana Brahmaa says,"O Mother, for Those who attain Thy Supreme refuge , no misfortunes or dangers arise. The wise also know the remedy, as to what should be done in misfortune . It is, that one should remember the Lotus Feet of the Mother."
"What does that remembrance do ?" " It makes even Brahmaa and other deities to help him, and completely fulfil all his desires , as Mother's Servants to the new surrender".

(457) Maheshvari महेश्वरी- Goddess of Mahesh, i.e., Shiva. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 750
There are two words in the list of names ,viz., Maheshvari and Maaheshvari. One name has proceeded.
For Mai-ists, the happy way of understanding distinctions of several names of mother, referring to the relationship of Mother and Shiva, is as under.

That power energy of Mother, which has created Brahmaa, Vishnu and Mahesh to be what they are, is Mother energy of theirs.
That power or energy which they enjoy, and a result of which, they are able to do their duties and maintain their positions is the Wife energy, where as that power or energy which proceeds to the devotees, on their propitiation, is their daughter energy. The meaning should be taken as  suits the context, but generally all the three conceptions should be before  the mind.

Thus the shortest name Maheshi may be taken to mean Mother Energy. Maheshvari may mean Wife Energy  and Maaheshvari may be taken to mean Daughter energy proceeding to the devotees. This difficulty does not arise in case of Vishnu and the name Vaishnavi, in the simplest manner, means the Power of Vishnu, the protecting power, without the complication of the wife or the daughter aspect as in the case of Mahesha. This is so , because Vishnu's wife has not attained that stage of accepted motherhood for devotees, as Mahesha's wife Paarvati, as stated in the introduction.

 Besides taking the innermost view, Vishnu or rather Krishna is more like Mother Herself, in the male form and Mahesha is the highest devotee or worshipper of Mother. While one of the names of Mother is HRIM, that of Vishnu is Hari. Between  Mahesh and Vishnu, the former is manlike and husband like and the latter womanlike and wifelike. While reading this remark, which contains view corroborated some times in scriptures and traditions, it should not be forgotten, that under Maiism, husband means the worshipper and wife the wholesale self-sacrificer.A Mai-ist should never harbour any idea of superiority or inferiority between the husband and wife, or the worshipped and worshipper.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Names 416 to 430

(416) Dharma-adharma-vivarjitaa  धर्माधर्मविवर्जिता- Devoid of virtue and vice. ललिता सहस्रानाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 255 

She is not bound by the limitations of vice and virtue in a matter of Herself and Her relations with devotees. Virtues and vices are tendencies, which lead to finally permanently desirable and undesirable actions and results.
When She showers Her Grace on a devotee, She first makes Her devotees devoid of vice and virtue, and then that which leads to a desirable result is taught to him by teachers whom She specially deputes to teach him. Generally speaking, that conduct which prevails in each country in accordance with tradition, conditions and circumstances, and which is not contrary to the fundamental truths in scriptures, is called Dharma. As per Mother's Ideal, sacrifice, good conduct, self-control, non-injury, gift and sacred study, etc. is Dharma. Dharma means upholder, whatever holds you up from going down. Dharma further means duty, i.e., duty to one's creator, one's sisters and brothers, and to the universe, ancestors and posterity, and finally Dharma mean one's nature, and this is suggestive of union with Mother or returning to the final most Mother.

(417) Heyopaadeyavarjitaa  हेयोपादेयवर्जिता -She has nothing to reject or to accept. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 304

Because She has no fear and no hope.Because She is above the influence of anything, and because She is not imperfect. She is not busy with perfecting Herself. Because none and nothing is attractive or repulsive to Her.Scriptural obligations and prohibitions, except those relating to fundamental universal truths, are not indispensable to one, who has received Mother's Grace.

(418) Svaprakaashaa स्वप्रकाशा - Self-illuminated.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 414

She is known or seen only by Her own desire, and not by any other cause or compulsion.

(419) Manovaachaamagocharaa मनोवाचामगोचरा- Beyond mind and speech. Transcendent. ललिता सहस्रनाम क्रमांक 415

In Vishnu Puraan, it is stated, "I bow down to the Supreme Ishvari, Who transcends speech and mind."
Sometimes it is said, that the mind turns away fully vanquished, and convinced of the impossibility of comprehending Mother, and again sometimes it is stated that by mind alone, She should be and will be perceived. This contradiction is explained by adding the qualifying words "Not purified" and "purified by Her Grace", respectively to the word "mind".

(420) Vimarsharupini विमर्शरूपिणी - In the Vimarsha form. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 548

Vimarsha is inherent vibration.
Vimarsha is the first inherent vibration in Finalmost Mother, who has the Prakaasha form as the Fundamental one and is Vimarsha that produces the animate and inanimate universe and destroys it. Vimarsha is the amplifier like speech to the Prakaasha as thought. Both are counterparts of each other. If there is no thought, speech has no meaning and value. If there is no speech, a thought has no value and thinking has no utility.

(421) Tripuraa त्रिपुरा - Master of the different triples. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 626

Mother is called Tripuraa because She is the Mother of the three entities (Brahmaa, Vishnu and Rudra). There are many triples, e.g., the three Naadis -Sushumnaa,Pingalaa and Idaa; as also Manas, Buddhi and Chitta. Again there are three Devaas, three fires, three energies. Whatever in the world is threefold, is referred to here, as belonging to Her.
Tripuraa also suggests the three aspects of Her Lotus Feet, white, red and combined coloured.
Mai's White Lotus Feet indicate the pure Samvit, i.e., universal consciousness, which is untainted by any Upaadhis, (obstructive environments), etc. The red feet are the Paraahantaa (Supreme egoism); also known as Mahat being the first emotion(vritti) from the Samvit (universal consciousness). The combined coloured feet indicate atoms of egoism, manifesting themselves, each by the modification (the vritti) of " I " in individuals. This egoism is known as Ahankaar, which gets nourishment from knowledge, which is imperfect or unreal or perverse, along with all other paraphernalia of emotions, which again owe their existence to " I "(egoism).
Kabir says: The world dies with " I " 's death.

(422) Trimurtih त्रिमूर्तिः- Triple formed. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र ,नाम क्रमांक 628
Mother assumes three forms, white, red and black. The supreme energy endowed with Satvic quality, which enables Brahmaa to work is white; the same endowed with Rajasic quality and enabling Vishnu to work is red, the same endowed with Tamasic quality and enabling Rudra to work, is said to be black.

(423) Tryakshari त्र्यक्षरी- Three-syllabled. ललिता सहस्रनामस्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 630
The three syllables are the Beejaas of the three divisions (of the Panchadashi Mantra), namely, Vaagbhava, Kaamaraaja and Shakti.Vaagishvari is the Jnaana Shakti and confers salvation. Kaameshvari is the ruler of desires and is the Ichchhaa Shakti. Bhagamaalini is the Kriyaa Shakti, the supreme energy, which is the fulfiller of desires at one end, and the securer of the salvation at the other.

(424) Trijagadvandyaa त्रिजगवंद्या - Adored by the three worlds.ललित सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 627

(425) Ashtamurtih अष्टमूर्तिः - Eight-formed.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 662 

Earth, water, fire, air, ether, mind, intellect and egoism are the eight forms, of elements, physical astral etc.
"Wealth, intelligence, earth, nourishment, protection, contentment, radiance and stability are the eight forms", of reliefs and remedies, by which Mother protects Her devotees.
Mother as manifest in the self, makes the self to be of eight kinds, according to the difference of qualities, viz., (1) Elemental Self (Bhutaatman); (2) Embodied soul (Jivaatman) (3) Inner Self (Antaraatman) (4) Wisdom Self (Jnaanaatman) (5) Great Self (Mahaatman) ; (6) Untaintable  Self (Nirmalaatman); (7) Positively pure Self (Shuddhaatman); and  (8) Supreme Self (Paramaatman).
The most important meaning of eight forms for the Mother worshipper may be taken as under:-
She is Braahmi, Maaheshvari, Kaumaari, Vaishnavi, Vaaraahi, Indraani, Chaamundaa and Mahaalakshmi, and they respectively govern the following emotions of the whole universe and individual souls : 
Desire, wrathfulness, greed, infatuation, pride, envy, sin and merit.
These are governing deities, or forces and forms, and according to as they are pleased or indifferent or displeased, they favour, remain neutral or obstruct the soul, in their respective fields, through the agency of thoughts, desires and actions.

(426) Aatmaa आत्मा  - Soul.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 617
As different sparks are to fire, so are all Jevaas( souls) to Mother.
Soul or Atmaa is one who obtains, receives and enjoys the objects and exists perpetually. 
All bodies of embodied souls are the representations of Shakti and all embodied souls are sparks of Shiva.

(427) Aatmavidyaa आत्मविद्या - Spiritual knowledge.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 583
Knowledge about the soul and its latent powers, knowledge about spirit versus matter and of soul versus body.

(428) Shrividyaa श्रीविद्या - Sacred science. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 585 
There are four sacred sciences for salvation, viz., the sacrificial science, the exalted science, the secret science and the spiritual science. Mother is the initiator of all these and Mother is the bestower of salvation. The said four sciences are sciences of Action, Devotion, Mantra and the science of Knowledge about the relations of the soul, universe and Mother.

(429) Chandikaa चण्डिका ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 755

The root "chandi" means anger. She becomes angry with those who harass Her devotees. Chandikaa is also called Chaamundaa and She is the controller of "Sin". She is so named because She relieves Her devotees from the terror of two demons, Chanda and Munda. Chanda means the trunk of the body, and the Munda means the head. She is called Chaamundaa because She removed the head from the trunk of many oppressors of the world. According to Mai-istic interpretation, the meaning may be taken to be "She that removes the sins, due to flesh and perverted intellect, of Her devotees.

(430) Chanda-Munnda-asura-nishudini चण्डमुण्डासुरनिषुदिनी Destroyer of the Chanda and Munda, the two Demons. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 756

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Names 401 to 415

Under this group. such names are arranged, as describe Mother and the Universe and the souls, etc., as a way to be useful from the point of achieving progress and evolution
(401) Pratishthaa प्रतिष्ठा - Foundation. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र नाम क्रमांक 829
Pratishthaa means honour or fame, fixity and foundation.  
Mother is the foundation of the Universe and the supreme consciousness which She has or is, the foundation of all consciousness about all things. She establishes certain relations of cause and effect, substance and property, and laws governing all the phenomena of the Universe. Similarly, in the path of evolution, it is Her Grace that lays the foundation of all evolution.
It is this Pratishthaa which gives fixity, character and devotion, and which establishes one firmly in devotion and the path of progress.
Praan-Pratishthaa of an idol or a photograph means the sanctifying the same, by pouring in or establishing the soul force therein, by those that are empowered to do so, by intense devotion and purity, through Divine Grace.

(402) Prakataakritih प्रकटाकृतिः Of form experienced by all. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 830

Prakata, experienced by all, akrutih Her nature. All men know themselves (i.e. their selves) as "I", and have no doubt about the existence of themselves and yet through delusion, they never think, know or recognise all different selves to be proceeding from Mother.
A child believes, it is indebted to the house tap for allaying thirst. A working cooly says he is indebted to the street pipeline. A mechanical engineer says he is indebted to the water workstation. The hydraulic Engineer states he is indebted to the river dam. The physicist says he is indebted to the clouds. The geologist says, to the ocean, further someone to Sun and still further, the astronomer will refer to the solar system and so on. Each man is able to judge according to his capacity.

(403) Guhyaa गुह्या - The secret. Mother is Secret of Secrets. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 624
Mysterious are the ways of Mother.
Just mark the contrast, She is as comprehensible and knowable as broad daylight as meant by the name Prakataakrutih, and yet, Guhyaa, most incomprehensible. By now, the reader must be able to explain the contradiction. To them whom She chooses She is knowable; to them from whom She wishes to conceal Herself She is Guhyaa; but the last word is that She is Guhyaa

(404) Sarvaadhaaraa  सर्वाधारा - Supporter of all.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 659
Mother is the supporter of all. Aadhaara means to support and Dhaaraa means gradations and laws. She establishes grades, different diversities, and establishes a government, although, in the end, it is Mother Herself who is perceived in all things, permanent or impermanent, gross, subtle or more subtle, embodied or disembodied, one or many and everywhere. 

(405) Sadasadrupadhaarini सदसदरूपधारिणी - Mother is the foundation and assumes all forms of being and nonbeing.
Sat means Mother and Asat means Universe.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 661 

Sat and Asat are also the two kinds of knowledge. Sat is knowledge or mental understanding about Mother, after the realization of the unity underlying the Soul, Universe and Mother. It is after this realization alone, that the Universe becomes Asat (non-existent). Asat knowledge means the knowledge which is not non-existent, but which is contrary to the final truth, and which every soul has, before the above-said realization.
Sat and Asat also mean existence and non-existence. Existence is what is permanent and unchangeable. Whatever appears as either existent or non-existent is caused to appear so, by the desire of Mother.

(406) Kevalaa केवला - The absolute.ललिता सह्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 623
She is single and devoid of all attributes, perfect, complete and not subject to any modifications.

(407) Adrishyaa अदृश्या - Invisible.ललिता सहस्रनाम सस्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 649
It requires Her Grace to be able to see Her working and Her Hand, in the working of the universe and the dispensations, rewards and punishments, awarded to individuals. The proverb runs " God's stick has no sound. "

(408) Divyavigrahaa दिव्यविग्रहा  - Divine bodied, with shining person.ललिता सहस्र नाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 621
Those who get a glimpse of Mother, first see such a flood of light, that the eyes close down as on the sudden appearance of sunlight in dark and the devotee falls in a swoon for a few seconds.

(409) Prajnaanaghanarupini प्रज्ञानघनरूपिणी - In the shape of concentrated knowledge.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 574
Knowledge obtained as the concentrated essence from the experience of many actions and their results and conclusions which gives guidance to every being, at every further step.
As the taste of saltishness experienced in a lump of salt is neither within nor without, so is full and concentrated knowledge, permeated in and around the "object known", outside and principally as reflected in the brain stuff.

(410) Jnaanavigrahaa ज्ञानविग्रहा - Whose body is formed of atoms, every one of which is permeated with knowledge.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्रनाम क्रमांक 644

Jnaana alone is the supreme liberator, Jnaana lone is the supreme binder. This universe consists of knowledge. There is nothing beyond knowledge. Jnaana is both Vidyaa or liberating knowledge and Avidyaa, or binding knowledge.

(411) Satyaanandasvarupini सत्यानंदस्वरूपिणी - Who is the ideal of truth and bliss.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 646
 The true joy which is not the joy experienced by worldly people proceeds from a full understanding of life, Universe and Mother and full self-control and self-surrender to Mother's Divine Will.

(412) Satya-jnaana-anada-rupaa सत्यज्ञानानंदरूपा - In the form of Truth, wisdom and bliss. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 791
Mother is both knowledge and ignorance, the high-class joy and worldliness joy.

Those who worship ignorance, enter into deep darkness.  Those who worship knowledge, enter into the highest lights. What one likes, that he seeks, What he seeks that he collects knowledge about. Seeking and knowing how he gets approach to the sought. What one is in contact with, that attracts him. What attracts him that he exerts to possess. Finally deleting the intermediate process, what one likes, that he gets.

The important psycic law is that the illuminated gets more and more illuminated and the deluded gets more and more deluded.

The reverse meaning is brought out thus : - Sati (सत् ) Ajna (अज्ञ)  Anaanandaa (अनानंद)      or  
Sati (सत् ) - Ajnaana(अज्ञान) - Aanadaa(आनंद) :-

सत्यज्ञानानन्दरूपा  =  सत्य +ज्ञान + आनंद + रूपा   //          सत्य+ अज्ञ + अनानंद + रूपा  //  सत्य + अज्ञान + आनंद + रूपा 
 The entire absence of joy or the continuous feeling of being miserable, for them, that do not know Mother (Sati, Thee) or the imitative or delusive joy arising from the worldwormness and sense living of them that are in dark regarding Mother (Thee), respectively. These two, as also the joy of the truly wise and followers of truth, all proceed from Her (Thee), and are making of Hers (Thine) and are aspects of Her (Thine) alone.

Dearest reader, if thou hast love for me, repeat and repeat the above para, substituting Thee and Thine for Mother, Her, Hers and Her, etc. for the sake of thy love for me at least. From "The entire" to "alone".

i.e. :  =

[ The entire absence of joy or the continuous feeling of being miserable, for them that do not know THEE  or the imitative or delusive joy arising from the worldwormness and sense living of them that are in dark regarding THEE, respectively. These two, as also the joy of the truly wise and followers of truth, all proceed from THEE, and are making of THINE, and are aspects of THINE alone.] 

It has made me loose myself at 9 A.M. on Friday, 9 January 1940.
The joy of them, that are blessed with wisdom, knowledge of Truth and experience of bliss, as well as that of those drowned in ignorance and worldliness due to the absence of a relationship with or at least, knowledge of Her, are both Hers.
And it is this, that explains why true devotees of Mai enjoys everything, even ignorance, worldliness, irreligiosity and atheism, and are not ruffled thereby, and are never driven to hating others; as in the case of religious persons of other creeds. A Mai-ist is very broad in his outlook. He says," Well if the joy of the particular soul lies in evil, let him be happy therewith. It is all Mother's play."

(413) Paraaparaa परापरा - Superior and Inferior. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 790
"Paraa means superior, enemy, distance, " and Aparaa the reverse. Paraa means others and Aparaa means the self; again Paraa means foe and Aparra friends. Paraaparaa is he, who is far and near, without and within, foreign or familiar, foe or friend.
Mother is neither of these and yet both of these.
Paraa and Aparaa also mean the two kinds of knowledge true and false, similarly night and day, and therefore mother is dawn, which joins the two.
Mother, when She wants to create, prompts Her devotees to praise Her, as the dawn at the time of the beginning of creation.
Knowledge is said to be two-fold by the division of Paraa and Aparaa. Of these, the first is the supreme knowledge and leads to the cognition of the Mother, and liberation from the bondage of the self. The second, Aparaa knowledge is such knowledge of false notions, beliefs, differences, etc. as simply becomes the cause of greater and greater bondage. Some add the Paraaparaa knowledge which is there, when one who well knows both varieties of knowledge, continuously swings between the two and attains little of permanent gain.
Worship is also of three kinds: Aparaa, Paraaparaa and Paraa.
Aparaa means, remaining in the spiritual realm of nonduality, the Aparaaparaa is worship of Mother, through and by means of the (Shree) Chakra.
The Paraa means worship of all manifestations of Her, without the higher understanding.
Mother is also threefold, paraa , Aparaa and Paraaparaa. Brahmi, the creative energy, which has the white colour, is said to be Paraa. Vaishnavi, the protective energy, which has the red colour is Aparaa, and Raudri, the destructive energy, which is black coloured, is called Paraaparaa.

(414) Paraanishthaa परानिष्ठा  - Supreme end. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 573
Attaining Mother is the final goal.
All kinds of actions and knowledge, sooner or later, bring the soul to that conclusion.
All actions good and even bad, by experience, lead you to the same conclusion, and that being the goal to be achieved, Jivas are made to do all different actions, both bad and good, and to pass through various experiences. 

(415) Paraatparaa परात्परा -   The supremest of the supreme. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 809

Mother is greater than the greatest, nearer than nearest, more befriending than the most befriending. The worshipper of the Highest Lord, Servant of the lowest servant, grosser than the grossest, and subtler than the subtlest.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Names 391 to 400

(391) Vidyaavidyaarupini विद्याविद्यारूपिणी- In the form of knowledge and ignorance. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 402
"One who knows both knowledge and ignorance, crosses over death, by knowing and eliminating ignorance and attains immortality, by attaining and achieving fruits of knowledge."
One must have both negative and positive knowledge and resort to both types of corresponding remedies. The two kinds of knowledge are, one about self-realization and the other about how the delusions and obstructions arise.
Vidyaa and Avidyaa are two forms of Mother, by one man are freed, by the other they are bound.
Mother has three forms, Bhraanti भ्रांती, Vidyaa विद्या and Paraaपरा . The confused knowledge of different objects almost of a delusive nature, is called Bhraanti भ्रांती. Knowledge concerning self and Brahman without ambiguity, are called Vidyaa विद्या and Paraa परा respectively.

(392) Vishvaadhikaa विश्वााधिका- Transcending the universe. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 334
She is beyond universe. This name removes misunderstanding of those who think that God is only imaginary name for all things of universe put together known as "nature". This name is an eye-opener for them who do not go beyond "Mother Nature".

(393) Vishnumaayaa विष्णुमाया - All-pervading love. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 339
Vishnu means all pervading unlimited by place, time and law of causation, etc. and Maayaa means love. It is in the field of Maayaa, delusion and love, that seeming absurdities have a place.
Mother is the donor of the power of diplomacy and delusion conferred on Vishnu to enable him to conduct and protect the universe. This is an instance glorifying Her name Varadaa, the boon-giver. The most efficient and the most wonderful power that  subjects and conquers everything and everyone is Vishnu's. And it is by way of boon of Her giving. Ishitva (supremacy) and Vashitva (subjugation) are Vishnu's powers or Vaishnavi powers of holding supremacy after subjugation..
In a worldly way, success is achieved by four powers known as Shama शम (conciliatory, co-operative and persuasive power), Daana दान (purchasing power and power of temptations through promised or actual returns),Bheda भेद (powers of dissuading, misinterpreting secret working, planning, plotting and cheating etc.) and Danda दण्ड (power of force and might). 

(394) Kalaatmikaa कलात्मिका -  In the form of kalaa. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 611 
In the waking state, there are four Kalaas कला (phases)namely, rising, thinking , and maintaining continuity and relevancy of mental action. The waking state is said to be the function of Shakti. In the sleeping state, the four Kalaas are death, oblivion,insensibility and sleep abounding with darkness, and these belong to Shiva. In the dreaming state the four Kalaas are desire, confusion, anxiety and recollection of sense objects and these belong to Shiva and Shakti unified. In the Turyaa तुर्या state, the four Kalaas are dispassion, desire of salvation, the mind purified by concentrated meditation (Samadhi समाधी) and determination of reality and unreality; these Kalaas belong to the Final most Mother.

(395) Kalaanidhih कलानिधिः- Reservoir of sciences and art.
Kalaas are also jivaas (souls) who are mere bubbles in the ocean of Mother.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 797

(396) Gambhiraa गंभीरा - Fathomless. Ocean in which devotees are prepared to drown themselves and enjoy swimming ecstasy. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 954

She is the great lake of the universe, which is purified or polluted by every good or bad action, thought or desire (vide serial 390) . The whole humanity in this universe resides in, and takes in, the water of this Lake. You are spoiling the great Lake by every bad thought or action or desire and it is the same dirty water that you have to live in and take in.
Gambhiraa is the large tank (Mahahrada) which means the lake in shape of the supreme Divine Mother. Anusandhaana or Meditation means the feeling of being merged in that tank and Anubhava or experience is the happy condition after bath purification. It is the clear manifestation of the Self in its full understanding with reference to the Universe and Mother.

(397) Kshaya-vinnirmuktaa क्षयविनिर्मुक्ता - Free from decay. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 867
" It also means 'exempted from having to leave household for working out salvation ", Taking Kshaya to mean "house" and "Vinirmuktaa" to mean "freed". Those who obtain Mother's Grace can attain salvation, even while living as householders, Houses are often abandoned for the fear of worldly objects by those who desire salvation but salvation is more easily obtain by the devotees of Mother, even while they are in their houses.Mother's Ideal says, "If you desire the supreme abode, do not abandon your own abode." "Remember in your heart the name of Mother, and you are on the way to supreme abode."

One of the most common question is "Whether it is necessary to leave one's family, home , wife and children etc., to attain salvation. The answer is here given. Her devotees are freed from the requirement, It is surely necessary for Hinduism, which prescribe the four Ashrams but it is not so for Mai-ism. Mai-ism views the question universally. If renouncing the world were indispensable Zoroastrians would never get salvation, for with them there is no such institute as of Sanyaasis. The idea which Mai-ism holds on the subject is that your salvation depends on what you are, and not on where you are, in a house or in a forest, or in your own house or another's house. 

What is best, is to alternately resort to being within and without the world. Being within, one knows where he is on the spiritual ladder, he is put to test, he gets experience and schooling. Being without, he evolves and awakens his latent powers to meet the temptations and tests while within.It is just like the mungoose-serpent fight. Mongoose is aspiring soul and serpent is worldliness. The serpent and mongoose fight hard within and with the world or serpent. When he gets poisoned by contact, he runs away to his hole where there is some wonderful Herbage (Mother), the smell of which acts as an antidote to all poison. By most perseverant alternate resorting to, within and without, finally he overcomes the worldliness, killing the serpent.

(398) Naishkarmyaa नैष्कर्म्या - Affected by no actions. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 900
Mother is neither sinful nor righteous. She is free from the taint of action. Mother is untainted by pain, action and the result of action and mental impression.
Mother is given this name , which literally means actionless for several reasons. (1) She so tactfully manages every smallest detail of the working of the Universe in the sets of ostensible causes and effects, that most of the average men remain in delusion, regarding Her real Finalmost Power behind such ostensible reasons. (2) Mother is actionless for them that consider the supreme working power to be the Law of Action and Reaction and do not believe in any intercession or reserve powers to make exceptions. (3) She is called actionless to evade any imputation regarding the evil and misery, injustice and inequality, partiality and mercilessness. (4) Finally , She is called Actionless because whatever Grace She showers , She sportively and lovingly attributes to anyone of Her most beloved devotees and prompts the society and humanity to believe so, although the devotees are Nimittas (for name's sake only).
True devotees call themselves to be "measures". The donor and the Grace -Showerer is Mother, the recipients are blessed children of Mother, and the measure, the vessel, the temporary container of the Grace, which Mother handles to pass Her Grace are Her self-surrendered devotees.

A devotee king was, on Mother's day (Friday), giving alms worth thousands, to the learned , poor, destitute and needy. For the whole period that he was distributing alms, he kept his head hanging low towards the ground, with tears trickling at intervals. Someone asked "why". The devotee said "Whatever is given is Hers. Whomever it is given  are Hers. Why has Mother ordained such a hard ordeal for me to test, if I get deluded and succumb with the idea of being the giver? Is it not enough for Her to know, that I am not worthy enough for the dust of Her devotees' Lotus Feet on my head.?"

(399) Mithyaa-jagadadhishthaanaa मिथ्याजगदधिष्ठाना- She that serves as basis of the illusory Universe. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 735
The difference arise in Her just as the mother of pearl is the basis of illusion of there being silver therein.
Indeed Mother alone is all this. All other things exist but not as separate from and independent of Her. Mother alone exist in that sense. Mother alone is all this and there is none and never, any other.
According to Mother's Ideal, the universe is the manifestation of Mother, and the universe is real, because, as the Universe and Mother are not different. Universe is real as Mother is real. If clay is real, the pot is also real. Only thing is that, the difference that is made between the pot and the clay is illusory or unreal. The subtle difference between "does not exist,"  "is unreal" and "is illusory", should minutely noted, as without proper understanding, the meaningless misleading parrot-like jargon has thrown so many aspirants out of gear and overboard.

Take for instance a sugar and a cow toy and a tiger toy, made of sugar. The cow sugar toy gives happy association while the tiger sugar toy gives unhappy association of thoughts to a child. The child grows up and later, neither the cow toy makes him happy, nor the tiger toy unhappy. Does the cow toy of sugar exist or not.? That it does not exist is meaningless, senseless jargon. Put that toy in the boiling water, the water gets sweet. If you put two such toys it will be doubly sweet. The sugar toy or cow toy exists. The cowness and tigerness of the toy also exists, though for the child alone, and although the existence is illusory. The cowness and tigerness has existence for the Mother and confectioner, as well, but it is unreal existence . It is the difference between cowness and tigerness, that is illusory, and not the cow toy or the tiger toy. Further if a cow or tiger had no existence at any time or anywhere, there could not have been any love or fear. The theory viz., that the whole universe is illusory is absurd.
To the person who puts the toy in boiling water, the toy has existence in the shape of the sweetness of the water.
Thus under the Mother's Ideal the universe has existence and every object has an existence. It may not exist tomorrow as that object, but it has an existence in another shape. The most correct method of pronouncing judgement about the existence or  non existence of a thing would therefore be, not by making an arbitrary decision, but by judging everything by its own quality, condition, circumstances and merit. For an infatuated lover like Soordas anxious to meet his beloved, the blackest night does not exist and is broad light day, but to others it is the darkest night. The corpse in the river does not exist, and is a jolly boat purposely kept by the beloved, to enable him to cross the river and the most poisonous serpent hanging from the window, does not exist as a serpent, but is a rope intentionally tied by his beloved to enable him to climb up to her room. What exists for one does not exist for another and vice-versa. The universe does exist for one  so long as he is affected by it. To say that the whole Universe does not exist is absurd. What is illusory or unreal is the appearance of differences and wrong notions , in and about the Universe.

If a definition of different words is reduced to plain ideas and qualifying epithets are used, much of the wasteful word-war would be over; because I feel somehow, no true seer saw the Finalmost Irreducible Form of the Eternal Truth in a contradictory form to that which another true seer saw. The difference lies in the confusion of words, a method of expression, partial vision, meaning attached to words, thought-world and emotion-world arising with speaking or hearing of certain words, points on which to lay, stress etc.

The most familiar illustration of seven blind men describing an elephant differently and even contradictorily is often quoted. But going even beyond that very satisfactorily explanation, if even an ignorant man  describes an elephant as a huge animal who could trample you under his foot in a second , say, if you prick it with a pin, I am sure all the seven blind men will agree with him. The only thing is that he must be the elephant driver, to readily give experience to anyone  who doubts the said description.This means God is the Final Supreme Controlling Beneficent Power , proceeding from Infinite Love, which is God's Finalmost form. 
Experience of God and Godliness is as true as any living fact and as universal as the coolness of the moon, which is the very same for anyone  of any clime, colour or age. Experience is same. though expression varies, and going further down, misunderstandings, misinterpretations and word-warfares are innumerable and eternal.

The substance to play with  is the very same, as say a pack of fifty two cards. Each intellectual game originator comes forth to frame his own imaginary rules and introduces or creates a game . Within the players of different games themselves there are quarrellings  but an outsider only says "They are playing cards."

(400) Ekaakini एकाकिनी -One alone. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 665
Mother is one without second. Alone, She creates the worlds, alone She establishes them, alone She consumes the Universe. Hence She is called the One.
'She is one' and 'She is many', (please see the Preface). Though She is one , She is everywhere and cognised as many by limitations.Just as the crystal looks coloured, by the transmission of the different colours, just as one cloud become many retaining the same nature and colour, just as the rain from the sky assumes various tastes and colors according to the soil, just as the one fire takes different shapes, and just as wind is said to be differently odorous, so also Mother is said by the wise to be one and many.
Mother is One alone, to Her devotees as seen in their single-mindedness during their sublime most period of devotion; and Mother is many while they move in the Universe and deals with hundreds of humanity and hundreds of experiences of desires, thoughts, emotions and actions etc