LALITHA SAHASRANAM MAI SAHASRANAM
651)Vijnaatri विज्ञार्त्री – The Perceiver, the Knower. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र , नाम क्रमांक 651
652) Vedya-varjitaa वेद्यवर्जिता – Transcending all knowledge. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 652
653) Yogini योगिनी – She that confers supernatural powers through the practice of Yoga or She that joins up and brings about union of those that love Her with one another and with Herself. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 653
654)Yogadaa योगदा – Bestower of Yoga, the science of meditation. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 654
655) Yogyaa योग्या – The enjoyed. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 655
Yoga योग is the union of individual soul with the Supreme Soul which results by a process after having controlled all senses with mind. Yoga results in being freed from the attachment from pain. Yoga is the restraint of mental modifications and mainly of four varieties – The Raja Yoga राजयोग , Hatha Yoga हठयोग , Mantra Yoga मन्त्रयोग and Laya Yoga लययोग .
The above is the popular interpretation of Yoga. Taking Yoga as union, it is the union of the enjoyer, the bestower of the enjoyment and the object of enjoyment. In a word the Bestower of enjoyment is the Mother, the enjoyer is the devotee and the enjoyed is the universe in the first instance and later She Herself. There is a stage when both are enjoyers of each other. During the last stages there is the unification of all these three as one. Next two remaining unified and finally one alone remains.
The highest form of Mother as Infinite Source of the essence of Sattwikness सात्विक alone is the bestower of enjoyment and may be called योगदा Yogadaa. The next form with greater portion of Rajas रजस is the enjoyer, the devotee. Here She may be called Yogini योगिनी . And the third containing predominating portion of immovability and material nature is that of the universe, In this She may be called Yogyaa योग्या.
656) Yogaanadaa योगानंदा – The bliss of union.
Whatever we experience as bliss of union is She Herself. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 656
657) Yugandharaa युगंधरा – Bearer of the Yoke. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तो., नाम क्रमांक 657
We have referred to souls that take to approaching Her by knowledge. Yoga, devotion and Karma by which last, what is meant is remaining in the world with righteousness and practice of love and service , with Faith in Her and self-surrender to Her, with discharging of one’s duties without the desire of fruit or the egotism of ownership or authorship.
One question crops up here, which is so often is used as an argument by the discouraging opponents. ” Does God come to fill in your bags of corn ? Is not God’s subject good only for talking during leisure hours when nothing else is to be done ? If you are after God , is not even maintenance impossible ?
This word states that what has been often promised. “She bears the burden of those who try to follow Her path either as Jnanins ज्ञानी , Bhaktas भक्त , Yogis योगी or Karma Nishthas कर्मनिष्ठ .
658) Ichhchaa-shakti-jnaana-shakti-kriyaa-shakti-svarupini इच्छाशक्तिज्ञानशक्तिक्रियाशक्तिस्वरूपिणी – The energies of desire, wisdom and action. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 658
Desire is Her heart, wisdom Her head, action is Her feet. Thus Her body consists of three energies, Brahmaa, Vishnu and Mahesha are the Treasure Houses of the energies of desire or volition, cognition or wisdom and action. Of these energies the preceding one is the cause of succeeding.
Mother is the bestower of the energy of desire when Brahmaa, wishes to create. She bestows the energy of knowledge on Vishnu when She reminds him saying “Let this be done thus “. She is the bestower of the energy of action when Shiva wishes to wind up the universe for regeneration.
One fundamental energy is transmuted into these three energies which are again transmutable from one form to another. The desire energy is however the nearest to the original energy, just as it is the energy of the tree-life which is creative of fruit, stem and leaf; but the fruit is much nearer the seed than the leaf and the stem.Desire is mother , knowledge is son and action is the daughter. Desire is the individualiser, knowledge is the illuminator and action is the mover towards the fulfilment of desire with means supplied by knowledge. it is by these three energies that the working of the universe and the individual is governed and conducted.
It is the desire of ” I may continue to be ” ” I may be much ” ” I may be many ” which is the root cause of the working of universe and the individual. The first desire is responsible for self-centralization, the second for amassing wealth and the third for being attached to woman. It is therefore why wine, ( as life-buoyancy-giver ) wealth and woman have maddened the universe, in some form or another.
A man is nothing psychologically , but a bundle of his desires, as the goal and end. When the means of knowledge and action, he is exerting his best to reach the goal. viz., the fulfilment of those desires.
His desires determine his pleasures and pains, joys and sorrows, happiness and misery. Emotions follow those desires; character and behaviour is cast in the moulds of his desires. He tries to gather and master that knowledge alone , which is in rhyme with his desires, which would serve his desires.
Desire is the Supreme Queen whose minister is knowledge and who reflects herself in the child of action. Desire is mother, and both son and daughter follow her. In the worldly Physical Process mother sacrifices herself fully for the father, and the child is an outcome of their intermingled nature.
659) Sarvaadhaaraa सर्वाधारा – Supporter of all.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 659
Mother is the supporter of all. Aadhaara आधार means support and Dhaaraa धारा means gradations and laws. She establishes grades, different diversities, and establishes 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.
660) 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 till 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 माया.
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 :-
” Kambaliku chhoda do कंबली ( कमलीको ) को छोड दो ” = ” Leave off and let go the blanket “.
He answered , ” Maai ne to chhod diyaa hai, magar kambali muze nahi chhodati ” मैने तो छोड दिया है मगर कमली ( कंबली ) मुझे नही छोडती = ” I have long since let her go, but she does not leave me. “
The fact was that what looked like the black 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 apologize 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.
EXTRACT FROM : MOTHER AND MOTHER’S THOUSAND NAMES
AUTHOR : MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND MAI
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