MOTHER IS OUR GUIDE AND WHATEVER HAPPENS OR WILL HAPPEN IS UNDER HER ORDINATION – SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

GOD IS GIVING US PROOFS AND PROTECTIONS SO OFTEN, BUT WE ARE ALL HOPELESS, USELESS AND UNGRATEFUL IDIOTS.

IMAGES OF GOD AS UNIVERSAL DIVINE MOTHER MAI AND QUOTES OF SAINT SHREE MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND : –

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    MOTHER HAS HELPED FAMILIES OUT OF CALAMITIES BEYOND IMAGINATION, ONLY ON A MERE APPEARANCE OF SELF SURRENDER TO HER.

DIVINE MOTHER
DIVINE MOTHER MAI OF MAIISM

NONE CAN SAVE YOU EXCEPT THE DIVINE GRACE OF MOTHER.

MOTHER IS OUR GUIDE AND WHATEVER HAPPENS OR WILL HAPPEN IS UNDER HER ORDINATION – SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

The entire absence of joy or the continuous feeling of being miserable , for them they do not 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 truely wise and followers of truth, all proceed from Thee and are making of Thine  and are aspects of Thine alone. 

 

UNIVERSAL DIVINE MOTHER MAI / MAIISM
UNIVERSAL DIVINE MOTHER MAI

Mother wants to make your ways easier only if you are turning your steps towards Her and true religiosity. 

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Once you have established your relationship with your Mother, it is your choice to set up the standard of give and take or postponement.

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Mother’s speed to your call will depend on the intensity and impatience with which you offer your thanks giving. MOTHER ACCEPTS AND ADOPT STANDARD WHICH YOU YOURSELF LAY DOWN.

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MOTHER’S WAYS ARE MOST MYSTERIOUS.NONE HAS BEEN ABLE TO AFTOM AND NONE SHALL BE. 

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WE ARE ALWAYS IN SOME HARDSHIP OR ANOTHER, WHY NOT THEN HAVE A CONTINUED RELATIONSHIP WITH MOTHER ? 

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YOUR RIGHTS AND CLAIM ON YOUR MOTHER ARE PROPORTIONATE TO AND BASED ON YOUR LOVE, SERVICE, DEVOTION AND SURRENDER TO HER AS YOUR MOTHER.

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YOURS IS TO PRAY AND IT IS HER WILL TO GRANT OR NOT.

UNIVERSAL DIVINE MOTHER MAI / MAIISM
MOTHER NEVER FAILS TO DO WHAT IS BEST IN THE INTEREST OF HER DEVOTEES ON PRAYING TO HER FOR RELIEF.

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THE RESULTS OF YOUR PRAYERS, JAPAM ETC.ARE DEPENDENT ON HOW MUCH NEAR AND LOVELIER YOU ARE TO MOTHER.

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MOTHER’S WAYS OF PROTECTION ARE UNKNOWN TO US.

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FIRST ENLIST YOURSELF AS HER DEVOTEE AND THEN  LEAVE EVERYTHING TO HER.

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NONE KNOWS THE ELEMENT OF A CHILD AS MOTHER, WITHOUT EVEN A COMMUNICATING SYLLABLE.

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MOTHER IGNORES, FORGIVES AND FORGETS WHICH THE FATHER DOES NOT , SO VERY EASILY AND NOT THAT EXTENT OF PITY AND MERCIFULNESS, COMPASSION AND CONDESECCION. 

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THE SECRET OF MOTHER’S DOCTRINE IS THAT THERE IS NO SIN WHICH MOTHER’S MERCY CAN NOT BURN AWAY.

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BY WORSHIPPING OTHER DEITIES SALVATION IS GRADUALLY OBTAINED, BUT BY WORSHIPPING MOTHER ONE IS FREED IN THE SAME INCARNATION.

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NOTHING IS OF ANY REAL AVAIL IF THE UNBELIEF IS THERE.

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MOTHERHOOD IS THE HIGHEST CONCEPTION OF GOD IY YOU WISH TO BE SAVED FROM IRRELIGION,MATERIALISM, ATHEISM AND ASTANISM.

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NOTHING CAN SAVE YOU EXCEPT THE DEVINE GRACE OF MOTHER.

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Mother! Make all happy, free from all worries and diseases and all calamities. Make each one and all of us, enabled to enjoy the Best, what is Divine, Sublime and Good.

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 DAILY PRAYER

If Love is Mother and Mother is Love, I am Mother’s and Mother is mine. Mother ! Bless the readers, Bless Thy followers. Bless Thy surrender seeking. Be Thou pleased with any one that repeats Thy sacred name. On Thyself being propitiated and pleased, let the little universe of every devotee of Thine be most pleased, satisfied, comfortable and happy.
Let it be Thy Grace, that the rulers lead the ruled into the righteous path.

Let good befall to the lot of all. Let the universe be happy with rains, crops, contentment and prosperity.
Make Thy devotees live in peace and bliss without fear. Make all beings to relish pleasure in attending to their duties, and on attaining their spiritual welfare.
Make the wicked virtuous, make the virtuous successful in attaining their peace of mind. Make tranquillised souls free from bondages. Inspire and help the freed, to be taking up as their life mission, the work of helping, loving and serving others , to free themselves through Thy Mercy and Guru’s Grace.
May all be freed from dangers. May all understand and attain good. May all be living nobly. May all be rejoicing in the universal spiritual good of all.
Mother! Make all happy, free from all worries and diseases and all calamities. Make each one and all of us, enabled to enjoy the Best, what is Divine, Sublime and Good.
JAY MAI JAY MARKAND MAI, JAY MARKAND RUP MAI, JAYA MARKAND RUP MARKAND MAI. – MAIISM.

~ SAINT SHRI MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND ( MAIJI )

 

MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTACRUZ WEST, MUMBAI 400054 INDIA

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Lalitha Sahasranamam Names 951 to 1000 and Shree Chakra Shri Yantra

LALITHA SAHASRANAMAM  MAI SAHASRANAM

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951) Shaashvati शाश्वती – Eternal.She that is worshipped by Her devotees continuously, i.e. with every breath of theirs. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 951

952) Shaashvataishvaryaa शाश्वतैश्वर्या – Giving eternal dominion, and supremacy.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 952

953) Sharmadaa शर्मदा – She that is the giver of happiness. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 953
We have now come by these names and following several forms in which Mother is approached. The first and most common form in which She is restored to is, that which is conceived as achieving our general good and happiness.
954 ) Shambhu-mohini शंभुमोहिनी -Bewildering Shambhoo, who is above infatuation.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 954
955) Dharaa धरा – Earth or Supporter of the universe.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 955
956)) Dharasutaa धरसुता – Daughter of Himaalayaa.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 956

957) Dhanyaa  धन्या –  She that blesses Her world-leaving devotee with the mental condition of a Fortunate. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र नाम क्रमांक 957

On removing the deadness, ignorance, inversion and desire to abuse Mother’s Grace , Mother gradually makes you fortunate and makes you feel fully satisfied that you are exceptionally fortunate beyond all undreamt of expectations.

Dhanya is one of the four kinds of stages of meditation or emotions with thoughts, through which soul rapidly passes on death bed.

These are known as Artha, Raudra, Dhanya and Shukla.
The first is that kind of meditation which arises through illusion resulting in a desire to possess dominions, pleasures, comforts, recreations, beauties, scents, garlands, jewels, dresses, ornaments etc, making up all luxury, splendour and pleasure.

The second meditation is one in which a dying person remembers    how much he had to suffer for the sake of getting these enjoyments , but still is unable to rise above the subduing force of the desire  to have enjoyments.

In the case of the third type of meditation Dhanya, one thinks about the future programmes and revises one’s lessons, revives in brains all that is best and useful for pure and peaceful divine life , thinks about the causes and effects ,stumblings and divine helps, etc.,thinks of how to still better increase control over senses and how to be compassionate and useful to others, etc.

In the case of the fourth meditation, one thinks of God alone and unity with God  entirely forgetting even the existence of senses and their fields of pleasures, etc.

 

958 ) Dharmini धर्मिणी – Increaser of religiosity.     ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 958
Religiosity is the essence churned out by observing the religious requirements. Religiosity is the condition of being what a religion is expected to make of its follower.

Now we try to go over different branches of progress in the spiritual line. The majority of the aspirants go to the path of religion with a view to propitiate Mother to help them in fulfillment of their desires. This is the most popular, common and mass method.

959)Dharmavardhini धर्मवर्धिनी – Increaser of the religious observances.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 959

This Mother generally does by increasing the desire of the devotees to follow the dictates and commandment’s of one’s religion.

960) Lokaatitaa  लोकातीता – Transcending all worlds. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 960
Above the abode or world of Vishnu, one should know the great divine city of Shiva. Above the city of Shiva there are three supreme seats, eternal and ever pure, resorted to by Skanda, Shakti and Shiva.Above theses there is the highest summit which is the abode of the Finalmost Mother.

961) Gunaatitaa गुणातीता  – Transcending all the attributes .ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 961

962) Sarvaatitaa सर्वातीता – Transcending all. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 962
963)Shamaatmikaa शमात्मिका  – She that gives Her devotees the power of so developing the mind as to keep their souls in a position of full undisturbable equilibrium with an equimindedness against the opposite pairs of happiness and misery, richness and poverty, heat and cold, repute and ill-fame, healthiness and illness, etc. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 963
964) Bandhuka-kusuma-prakhyaa बन्धूककुसुमप्रख्या  -Resembling the Bandhuka flower. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 964

965) Baalaa बाला- Girl. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 965

This is the name of Mother who often appears in the dreams of Her devotees, in the form of young girl usually playing with Her maids. Tripura Siddhaanta says “Oh beloved one! because Thou playest like child with Thy maids, and Thy devotees, Thou art called Baalaa.”

966) Lilaa-vinodini लीलाविनोदिनीTaking pleasure in amusement.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 966
Lilaa, the play(of the activity) of the Universe.
967) 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 sudden lift from world-worm-ness begins thinking of serving Mother, some happy things usually follow. Mother is therefore called Auspicious for worldly people.
968) Sukhakari सुखकरी – ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 968

969) Suveshaadhyaa सुवेषाढ्या – Decked with most beautiful ornaments.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 969
970 )Suvaasini सुवासिनी – ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 970

971) Suvaasinyarchanapritaa  सुवासिन्यर्चनप्रीता – ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 971

Whereas the previous two words denote the prominent religious qualifications for men, here are those for women.

Mother’s female devotees must be carriers and creators of happiness to all.They must like the most beautiful flowers that spread fragrance of purity, divinity and hilarity all around them.

The third name state that Mother is pleased with the worship of Her by Suvaasinis, worship being nothing else but fulfilment of the condition of their being Suvaasinis . Mother is most pleased with those female devotees that give maximum happiness to others as daughter, wife or mother or the family woman, neighbour, hostess, kind mistress to servants, patroness, donoress, etc.
WOMAN HAS THE INHERENT QUALITY OF BRINGING HAPPINESS. Mother is most pleased with them THAT BY THEIR VERY PRESENCE , and sweet speech make all miseries forgotten, and with them that spread the fragrance of their silent service and self-sacrifice.

In routine religion Suvaasini means a married woman whose husband is alive and Suvaasinyarchanpritaaa means ” She that is pleased by the worship offered by women with their husband alive. ” In Mother’s Ideal however religiosity has no existence without righteousness and therefor I prefer the above interpretation. There is nothing like meritoriousness or meritlessness in only fact of being married or unmarried, being with or without husband or in the condition of the husband being alive or dead.

972) Ashobhanaa  अशोभना – Ever and everywhere beautiful. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 972
973) Shuddha-maanasaa शुध्दमानसा – She that helps Her devotees to make chitta-shuddhi, i.e., make their minds as crystallized and purified as a lake in which Mother’s Lotus Feet will be fully and faithfully reflected and as quiet ripple-less as the largest quiet lakes.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 973
974) Bindu-tarpana-samtushtaa बिन्दुतर्पणसंतुष्टा – Pleased by offerings, even though a dropful, or even though with only a drop of devotion. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 974

Bindu also means the central point of the Shree Chakra and the name means She that is pleased by offering however a small dedicated portion of one’s heart and head by a Maiist.
975 ) Poorvajaa पूर्वजा  – First born. Born before every thing else. This name means that presuming that every thing has a birth,She is first. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 975
976) Tripuraambikaa त्रिपुराम्बिका – ललिता सहसद्राम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 976
The form of Mother, that presides over the eighth Chakra or the triangles of Shree chakra , being same as Tripuraambaa.

977) Dasha-mudraa-samaaraadhyaa दशमुद्रासमाराध्या – Worshiped by the different positions of fingers (from Sankshobhini संक्षोभिणी to Trikhandaa त्रिखण्डा ). Mother as ruler of Trikhandaa त्रिखण्डा  is called Trikhandeshi त्रिखण्डेशी. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 977
From idol or the objective existence in the shape of image, we go the Yantra यन्त्र  or Shree Chakra श्रीचक्र . Now, further we dispense with any outside thing as an idol, image or a chakra and resort to Mudraas, which means different figures formed by joining fingers in different positions.

978) 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.
979) Jnaana-mudraa ज्ञानमुद्रा – This figure is formed by joining the tips of the thumbs and forefingers to a circle.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 979
980) 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
981) Jnaana-jneya-svaroopini ज्ञानज्ञेयस्वरूपिणी –  In the form of knowledge and knowable. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 981
982) Yoni-mudraa योनिमुद्रा – This is another kind of Mudra and is ninth.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 982
Taking the other meaning of this name and the above, She is the giver of happiness due to the company of the illumined and the fair sex.
The two words are indicated to show the two highest types of happiness; mental and physical.

983) Trikhandeshi त्रिखण्डेशी -Ruler of the three divisions of the Panchadashaakshaari Mantra.She , that is pleased by meditation, on the three portions of Her physical form, viz.,the visage, central portion and the Lotus Feet. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 983
Trikhanda is also the tenth Mudraa, i.e., finger figure for meditation and Trkhandeshi means She who is propitiated through that particular Mudraa.
984) Trigunaa त्रिगुणा  – Basis of the three qualities. Mother is three- fold by sport.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 984
985) Ambaa अम्बा – Mother. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 985

986)Trikonagaa त्रिकोणगा – Residing in the triangle of the Shri Chakra.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र ,नाम क्रमांक 986
987) 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 !!

988) 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. Night is fast falling down” – that day changed the whole life of  a worldly man to that of devotee.

An extremely greedy old man was ever watchful about 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 !!

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

990 )Abhyaasaatishaya-jnaataa अभ्यासातिशयज्ञाता  – Known by immense practice. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 990

The aspirant must have a Guru and obedience to him, he should develop a character, he should broaden the outlook and when he should launch upon the life of immense practice.

The degeneration that has recently set in the spiritual world has been due to misunderstanding of the meaning of the word Abhyaasa. Almost every man translate it by “Study”. Abhyaasa means practice. Thousands are under that misunderstanding. A wrong notion has prevailed for centuries, viz., that you must obtain Jnaana and as soon as you are Jnaanin , you have nothing more to do. Sins do not touch you just as water does not touch the lotus.This misunderstanding has been overpowering and that is because  common reason is entirely banished while meditating on religion. Mother’s religion states “Knowing is not possessing.”Possessing requires exertion, suffering, patience, etc., Knowledge simply enlightens you as to the goal, and the method of attaining goal, etc. Knowledge is not the end as is wrongly and foolishly understood. Knowing is to enable you to achieve.

Mere knowing does not help you. Having known that there are six enemies, as per, Maai method, you have actually to start on a campaign of controlling  and subduing and uprooting them, one after another, by actual practice extending for a certain period , in respect of one after another. The foolish notion is that with the assent to certain beliefs  a man advances in spirituality as he advances in age.  No !! Nothing is achieved automatically except what yon have actually exerted yourself and died for.That is the main teaching of Maai-method.

No Guru, nor even God can enable you to cross even the smallest obstruction, unless you yourself will it and exert yourself for it. There is no CHOOMANTAR in the Mother’s realm and Mother’s Path.
991) Shadadhvaatita-roopini षडध्वातीतरूपिणी – Transcending the six deities usually worshipped in household worship.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र नाम क्रमांक 991
On him whose mind is purified by the Mantras and worship of Shivaशिव ,Vishnu विष्णु , Surya सुर्य , Ganapati गणपती , Devi देवी  and Indu इन्दु or Indra इन्द्र , the knowledge of Mother, who is above all these deities, dawns.

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 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 some one 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 then to 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 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. 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 in 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 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 I false to my Mother !!”
Reader ! excuse me, I write only one thing out of 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 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) 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 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 micro-scope , 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 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 conviction of one plus one is two, and experience  an indescribable joy.

994) Aabaala-gopa-viditaa  आबालगोपविदिता- Known even to children and cowherds. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 994

Baala means Brahmaa , etc., gopa means the protector, or Baalagopa means Krishna, because He was a cow-herd child. She is known to every one from Brahma and Vishnu , down to children. All beings recognize Her in the shape of the idea of ‘I’.

None does not know or feels doubtful about one’s own self. Once She desires Herself to be known to one, She is knowable through any words and any thoughts. She is knowable through world and worldliness itself. She makes Herself  most easily knowable through any flimsy experience, emotion , reasoning or happening.
Her hymns, prayers and scriptures are not monopolized in a certain language and series of words. To obtain Her Grace, it is not necessary to leave the world and put on the saffron rob, She is not closed to any beings for worship. She is the mystery of mysteries.
While trying to explain this name. I interpret as corroborating the Truth, viz., the best way of approaching God is by love of a child to Mother. By this name, it is emphatically shown out that it is the simplest method. Every one , even a child and a cowherd ( an illiterate villager ) has the experience of love to the Mother and Mother’s love to the child.

995)  Sarvaanullanghya-shaasanaa सर्वानुलंघ्यशासना – ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 995
She whose commands are to be obeyed by one and all. Under Mother’s orders, indicated by the movement of Her Her creeper-like eyebrows, Brahma creates, Vishnu protects and Shiva destroys, the universe and universes.
996)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.

997) 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.
998) Shree-shivaa श्रीशिवा The eternally beneficent Mother. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 998
999) Shivashaktyaikarupuni शिवशक्त्यैक्यरूपिणी – The union of Shiva and Shakti. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 999

Her nature is the equal essence of Shiva and Shakti. The Supreme Shakti is one with the Shiva Tattva. Like oil and the oil grain. The Maayaa which is usually described as separate from Brahman is not different from Brahman itself. It is impossible to distinguish the difference. The idea is that Mother is one from whom Shiva with Shakti in his heart and Shakti with Shiva in her heart originate.
The main Shaktis are five and they work as under:
Dhumaavati veils, Bhasvati reveals, the Spanda stimulates, the Vibhavi Pervades, the Alhadini nourishes. The Dhumavati Shakti belongs to earth,Bhasvati to fire, Spanda to air, Vibhavi to ether and Alhadini to water. The whole world is pervaded by, and is the working of these Shaktis.
1000)  Lalitaambikaa ललिताम्बिका -The Sportive Mother Lalitaa. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 1000

Dedicated to my mother Om Tat Sat Om Shri Aai Sushila Om Tat Sat .

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EXTRACT FROM THE BOOK : MOTHER AND MOTHER’S THOUSAND NAMES

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AUTHOR : MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND

MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI  ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ WEST, MUMBAI 400054 INDIA

 

JAY MAI JAY MARKAND MAI
JAY MAI JAY MARKAND MAI

 

Lalitha Sahasranamam Names 851 to 900

851) Janma-mrityu-jaraa-tapta-jana-vishraanti-daayini

जन्ममृत्युजरातप्तजनविश्रांतिदायिनी  Bringing peace to men consumed by miseries accompanying birth, death and decrepitude. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 851

852) Sarvo-panishad-udghush-taa सर्वोपनिषदुदघुष्टा  – Proclaimed by all Upanishads,i.e.,main scriptural books. The next more common path is the path of knowledge  especially the reading of scriptures and writings by great religious authors.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 852

Upanishads means , ” sitting near “. It shows a secret process or gives understanding that helps bringing the self NEAR to God, who is opposed to duality, destroying ignorance and whatever arises out of ignorance.

 

853) Shaantyatitakalaatmikaa शान्त्यतीतकलात्मिका – Mother is the giver of the art of of attaining peacefulness and going , beyond it, into the ecstatic bliss. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र ,नाम क्रमांक 853

854) Gambhiraa गंभीरा – Fathomless Ocean in which devotees are prepared to drown themselves and enjoy swimming ecstasy.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 854
She is the great lake of 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, 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 references to the Universe and Mother.

 

 

855) Gaganaantasthaa  गगनांतस्था -Residing beyond ether. Supreme ether, either that of the universe  or that in the heart.ललित ासहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 855

 

856) Garvitaa गर्विता- Proud. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 856

She often sports with Her devotees assuming pride and says”How can you dare even approach me or think of me ? Who and what am I ?   Who and what art Thou ? ” and as soon as the devotee begins to weep, out of repentance for having forgotten the earth sky gulf, Mai wonderfully reverses the whole game.

 

The writer had this experience on several occasions.

 

One evening he was (mentally) thrashed by Mother, as if in these words ” you brazen faced insolent fellow!  What is your worth? Where am I and where are you? You hypocrite! Which day have I told you, you are my son? That way, by one’s own declaring , every one would like to usurp the son-ship of a supreme Queen,” etc.
I can’t describe the pains . I was hesitating and almost quite unnerved.”Am I wrong? Am I a usurper?  Am I creating a hell for myself after I die?  Have I sinned against religion to expound the theory of Mother and Son?”   Shall I be punished for   making Mother so very cheap?” I passed extremely excruciating painful hours. I thought, I might stop the Mother moment. Let every thing go on in the grandmother’s old way of mass religion through fear, and mass religiosity of enjoyment, and viciousness under the mask of religion, superstition, ignorance and so on. ” Let Mother be again Power. Let the world pray to Her terror.” I decided to correct my blunder(?).

I was disturbed by a knock. It was about 9 p.m. Some one whom I did not know came to invite me to Satyanaaraayan worship सत्यनारायण पूजापाठ.  I was not yet out of my painfully meditative mood. I followed like a moving machine to the place.
There were over hundred men and more women at the place. The Satyanaaraayan सत्यनारायण पूजापाठ was in the honour of married pair and the husband, a young boy of twenty, was told something about me by someone. He had sent for me and the pair came to me to prostate for blessings . I knew nothing when they came near me; I was surprised. I was startled and got up when I saw they were coming to bow down to me, as if I were a saffron  robed  Swamiji or Maharaj.

 

In the meanwhile, there was a great shouting in the female wing  ” Do not you see Ambaa Baai Mother?”  Is he not Ambaa Baai?

And most hurriedly all ladies one after another, came over and prostrated. I got startled. ” The electric quickness, just as when a water tap begins to flow ( to flow for a few minutes only, after a whole day’s stop), was almost frightening. I did not know, where to run away.   It was a very awkward position. The men group was getting annoyed   and furious. Said they,” Who is this devilish man? ans how foolish are our sisters, wives and daughters?  why do they   prostrate? Whom do they prostrate?Why do they not even look at us, their male relatives, to ask permission or assent?

They only hear ‘ Ambaa Baai, Ambaa Baai, Universal Mother, “. In about ten minutes , baskets of garlands were sent for and purchased. In a silver tray six milkful tumblers came in, I took a sip. the rest was distributed.
The funny part was that the men group rebelliously refused” None sense !! who is this fellow!!” My only word within my own heart were “Mischievous Mother, Mischievous play”. I understood Mother, She had teased me, annoyed me , made me weep, roll on the ground and go unconscious. She however was in the end , merciful enough to assure me “. Whatever She might say, She had considered me as hers. Let me not worry about being accepted either as Her son or Her slave”. She expressed Her love through so many souls of Her sex.
A dream in the vary night till further convinced me. In the dream Mother was playing  with me. She was playing Her dice deceitfully. She was quarreling with me, though She was in the wrong. I was running after Her, almost to insult Her. She would come as near as surely to be caught, and would yet evade me and run away.”
Mother sometimes takes pleasure in such plays. To enjoy the pleasure of seeing the devotee (firstly)  and Herself (finally) being humiliated. She assumes pride. This pride by itself, being only assumed, gives Her pleasure, and on the act of allowing Herself to be humiliated by one whom She loves, and who has no other power except that derived from being the object of Her own Grace and Love, gives Her still greater pleasure. Play and play, and all play in he lime-light of indescribable and immeasurable Love.
There are traditions of boy-devotees, with whom, Lord Shri Krishna had played cheatingly, and finally heightened their glory,by establishing their superiority to all other ordinary devotees.
Mother creates and scatters abroad Her play-toys here and there, in all parts of the universe , as samples, from which wise and loving-hearted souls may get the prompting to intensely love their God.They are of Her own making.

She has as it were, supreme egoism concerning the mastery of the Universe in matter of its creation, protection and destruction.
The name under description appears really to mean pride. It is, however  not the usual pride but one that has in it, the elements of love and humility a bit of show of indifference and unkindness just, for sportivity with Her devotees. It is a name, really of virtue, but made to appear as vice, to increase devotees’ love to Her.

 

857) Gaanalolupaa गानलोलुपा – Delighting in songs. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 857

858)Kalpanaa-rahitaa कल्पनारहिता- Everything about Her is beyond all possible imagination. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 858
859) Kaashthaa काष्ठा  – The goal of all souls and the universe. The destination or final condition which all souls strive to reach and which the universe is made to go to.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 859

 

860) Akaantaa अकांता -Beyond the conception of the wife of Shiva. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 860

Next is a higher conception where the combined form of Shiva-Shakti शिवशक्ती is worshipped as one form and as Shakti शक्ती , i.e., in this conception Shiva disappears, or if at all peeps, it is only as Her worshipper or narrator of Scriptures relating to Her.

She is अकान्ता Akaantaa which means that She is not the wife of anyone.Here She is Mother and not Father’s wife.This conception very closely approaches Maai’s माई conception. The subtle difference is that She is Mother here but as Power and not as Love which is the main conception about Maai माई.

861) Kaantaardha-vigrahaa कांतार्धविग्रहा – Having the half body of Her beloved Shiva. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 861

862) Kaarya-kaarana-nirmuktaa कार्यकारणनिर्मुक्ता –She that makes Her devotees relieved from the vicious circle of causes and effects.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 862
This idea is above expressed.Not only should there be the conviction but a practice to eliminate all Kaarans (causes). If you have to suffer, consume the suffering without any resistance, i.e., without sowing another seed to brings own misery. This is the hidden meaning of Christ’s teaching “Resist not evil”. Renounce your claim even to the fruits of good actions , lest while being placed in the position of the enjoyment of meritorious fruits , you invite other unpleasant fruits.

The second lofty thought is that, that true love is false which clings to love for selfish sweets of love. This idea has been admirably borne out by Lord Shiva, who is the ideal of renunciation, who resides in burning grounds and whose wealth is ashes.
863) Kaama-keli-taran-gitaa  कामकेलितरंगिता -Outflowing with the desire of whimsical sportivity which knows no limits or consideration. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 863

 

864)Kanatkanka-taatankaa  कनत्कनकताटंका – Wearing shining gold ear-rings.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 864

 

865) Lilaa-vjgraha-dhaarini लीलाविग्रहधारिणी – Wearer of forms for sportivity. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 865

Then the devotee is at rest and is the spectator and enjoyer. The whole universe, every emotion, every desire, every thought, every power, every thing that bears a name  and every thing that suggests itself as having existence, every thing that is knowable, visible or experience-able is a form of Mother.

The Jeeva has become Shiva. The bound soul has become the liberated soul. For him nothing exists, not even he himself, except Mother. All is Mother, Mother is all.

866) Ajaa अजा  – Unborn.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र,नाम क्रमांक 866

Certain is the death of the born. As mother is both beyond birth and death, She is unborn.

 

867) 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 them which prescribe the four Ashrams but it is not so for Maiism. Maiism views the question universally. If renouncing the world were indispensable some would never get salvation, for with them there is no such institute as of Sanyaasis. The idea which Maiism holds on the subject is that your salvation depends on what you are, and not 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. Mungoose is aspiring soul and serpent is worldliness. The serpent and mungoose fights 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.

 

868) Mugdhaa मुग्धा- Appearing and acting, as if She were, an innocent attractive love stricken silent damsel. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 868

 

 

869)Kshipra-prasaadini क्षिप्रप्रसादिनी -Easily pleased. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र , नाम क्रमांक 869
Says the Suara Puraan ” Oh Dvijas, by worshipping other deities, salvation is gradually obtained, but by worshipping Umaa (Mother) one is freed in the same incarnation.”

And because this evolution is to be brought about in one life as against so many otherwise, as Hindus believe, one who has been finally accepted by Mother, which is simultaneously with one’s self-enrolment, is being tossed, tyrannized, purged, pushed and pulled  to complete all necessary experiences in the very short span of one life.

The Shiva Puraan states : ” Though has only a little faith, that mortal will not surely undergo the pain of the womb in the next birth.”

 

 

870) 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, where as 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.

 

871) Bahirmukha-sudurlabhaa बहिर्मुखसुदुर्लभा – Very difficult to be 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 can not 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, routine does not help you in anyway 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 routine is often dethroned Real and tat 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.
872) Trayi त्रयी- Triply Reveled. 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 ).

 

873)Trivarga-nilayaa त्रिवर्गनिलया – Abode of all the trinities, of deities, times, conditions, purusharthas, viz., Dharma, Artha and Kama, of three (Bhuvans) regions, etc.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 873

 

 

874) 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.

 

875)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.

 

 

876) Niraamayaa निरामया – Without disease or fatigue or ill-health.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 876

877) Niraalambaa निरालम्बा – With none whose support She needs.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 877

878) Svaatmaaraamaa स्वात्मारामा – Rejoicing in Herself.

She is independent and needs nothing external for rejoicing. In ordinary life, souls of the inferior plane stand in need of external things, mostly say material things and pleasures, or at least the company of the mental-pleasure- giving-men, ideals, goals, readings, seeings, hearings or thinkings. Mother however require none and nothing. She Herself as it were, divides Herself into several parts and one part plays with another and She plays and sports as player or observer with any one, some or all parts.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 878

 

879) Sudhaa-srutih सुधासृतिः – Stream of nectar. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 879
The nectar which is in the moon in the pericarp of the Sahasraara lotus in the head and which flows through the Kundalini and creates ecstasy

when a devotee meditates on Mother, through the different Lotuses. It is this nectar which flows from Moon in Sahasraara which is Mother’s form, which imparts energy to the Sun and Fire and the drinking of which enables deities to get energized to discharge their allotted duties.

Sudhaasruti means flow of nectar proceeding from Mother’s Lotus Feet which removes the sinfulness, when one is prostrating with full devotion and faith to Mother.

 

880) Samsaara-panka-nirmagna-samuddharana-panditaa संसारपंकनिर्मग्नसमुध्दरणपण्डिता  –Expert in the art of raising (those) sunk in the abyss of the transmigatory life. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 880
The Kurma Puraan says “Those who once remember Mother, invoking Her protection do not fall in to the endless ocean of Samsaara  which is difficult to be crossed.”
881)Yajnapriyaa यज्ञप्रिया  – ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 881

882) Yajnakarti यज्ञकर्त्री – ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 882

883)Yajamaana-svarupini यजमानस्वरूपिणी – ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 883

She is fond of sacrifices. It is She that sees the sacrifice successfully conducted and completed and it is She that is the sacrifcer or the person who undertakes himself the expense, work, worry, responsibility, etc.

884)Dharmaadhaaraa धर्माधारा – Supporter of the devotee’s religious progress.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 884

885) Dhanaadhyakshaa धनाध्यक्षा – Ruler of wealth.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 885

 

886) Dhana-dhaanya-vivardhini धनधान्यविवर्धिनी – Increasing money and grain. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 886
887) Vipra-priyaa विप्रप्रिया – Vipra is one who has the ancestral heritage of religious instruction and conduct who has purified himself and who has scriptural knowledge ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 887

Such a one is very dear to Mother.
888) Vipra-roopaa विप्ररूपा – Such a Vipra should be revered, protected, helped and maintained by worldly householders , with the understanding, that all sacrifices done for him are as it were for Mother Herself, i.e., as if Mother is being helped through the vipra.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 888

889)Vishva-bhramana-kaarini विश्वभ्रमणकारिणी -Causing the revolution of the Universe. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र,नाम क्रमांक889

Some wise call it nature, some confused call it time; that by which the wheel of the universe is revolved, is the glory of the Mother.All beings are tied down to the wheel of universe which the Maayaa, the power that causes confusion, misunderstanding, perversion,etc. keeps on revolving.

 

 

890) Vishvagraasaa विश्वग्रासा- ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 890

She to whom the whole universe is just nothing more than a morsel. She is the consumer of the universe. The sinful and the sinless, the Brahmins and the Harijans, the Hindus and Non-Hindus, in spite of all their tall-talked differences are not different to Her. All are them are merely the smallest grains of Her morsel and that is apparent. Neither the sinless, nor the Hindu nor the Brahmin nor the bath and kitchen religion observers, have been able to show any greater superiority to others, in matter of avoiding and postponing or prolonging death. The difference is there but it should not be so magnified, as will throw you in forgetfulness of many times much higher truths.

 

 

 

891) 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.

 

892)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.
893) 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 form as well.

 

894) Ayoni अयोनिः- Without origin or cause or abode or limbs.” A” means Vishnu and Ayonih also means Mother of Vishnu.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 894

 

895) Yoni-nilayaa योनिनिलया -The place of origin. Yoni also means Maayaa. She in whom Maayaa dwells and finally takes rest.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 895

 

896)Kutasthaa कूटस्था – ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र ,नाम क्रमांक 896

Residing in the groups of the mountain. Kuta also means deception, ignorance, iron, anvil and multitude of universes. She veils Her own nature, none knows Her and therefor people are after other deities. She is firm as mountain, in the matter of achieving the welfare of Her devotees. Her miraculous power is to be seen, in that She stands like a mountain, behind the shadow of a straw, and yet none is able to see the mountain. She makes Her devotees able to bear the miseries and tyranny of the world, as on an iron anvil. She is the one unchangeable and the same, permeating and present during all the multitudes of universes. She resides even in the midst of deception and ignorance. This means, that She liberates even those who are always full of tricks and deceptions  and ignorance,if they resort to Mother. If there surrender is sincere, She brings them back to the right path by the miraculous change of the outlook, angle of vision, and mentality.

She makes them pass through wonderful experiences and reclaims them as Her children, though wayward to start with.

 

 

897) Kularupini कुलरूपिणी – The backbone of the religious householder’s life. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 897

898) Vira-goshti-priyaa वीरगोष्ठीप्रिया – Fond of scriptural talks , disputes, discussions by learned Pandits and Mahaatmaas and Shaastris and their assemblies, provided they are Veeras which means warriors i.e., men of action and heroism of making necessary sacrifices for the sake of their principles and determination to walk in the path of righteousness.

India abounds in scriptural talks in every street and every house, but that talk is not by Veeras. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 898

 

899)Veeraa वीरा – Valorous. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 899
900) 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 intersession 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 believed devotees and prompts the society and humanity to believe so, although the devotees are Nimittas (for name’s sake only).

True devotees called themselves to be “measure”. The donor and the Grace -Showerer is Mother, the recepients 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 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.?”

Extract from the book : Mother and Mother’s Thousand Names

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Author – Mai Swarup Mai Markand

MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ WEST, MUMBAI 400054 INDIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lalitha Sahasranamam Names 801 to 850

LALITHA SAHASRANAMAM MAI SAHASRANAMAM
801)Pooshtaa पुष्टा -Because She gets Herself nourished from the very joy that She experiences by doing the welfare of Her devotees. ललिता सहस्र नाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 801

802)  Pooraatanaa पुरातना – Ancient, being the first of all. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र नाम क्रमांक 802

803) Poojyaa पूज्या – She that has been worshipped and prayed in all times by deities and devotees. Then the aspirant worship and prays to her.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 803

804) Pushkaraa पुष्करा – Lotus bodied. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 804

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

806) Parama-jyotih परमज्योतिः – Most supreme Illuminator.
Giver of light which is much brighter than that of Sun.
The sun shines only when he is illumined by Her. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 806

807) Parama-dhaama परंधाम -The highest abode which needs no sun, moon or fire. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 807
The sun never illumines that, nor moon, nor fire.
Param Dhaam  is the state of consciousness, after reaching which one does not return to the lower consciousness. Stability in such consciousness is the attainment of Mother’s supreme abode.
Dhaam, is really not a certain place or space but the state of consciousness.
The State of tranquility, reality, knowledge and bliss represents Mother’s abode.
When all differences vanish, including even that of the enjoyer and the enjoyed and sameness is experienced in all the three states of waking, dreaming and sleeping, and when I and myness is squeezed out from every other thing except Mother, that state of consciousness represents Mother’s supreme abode.

808) Paramaanu परमाणुः – Supreme atom, more subtle than the atom. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 808
809) 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 worship of he Highest Lord, Servant of the lowest servant, grosser than the grossest, and subtler than the subtlest.

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

811) 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.

812)Para-mantra-vibhedini परमन्त्रविभेदिनी -Destroyer of hostile charm.There are three energies : Prabhu Shakti (lordship), Mantra Shakti (diplomacy) and Utsah Shakti (armed force) and if with these energies any one is trying to subdue or harass Her devotee, She destroys all these energies as also deadly weapons, if any, directed towards the devotees. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम  क्रमांक 812
813) Murtaa मूर्ता – Shapely. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 813

814) Amurtaa अमूर्ता – Shapeless.  ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 814
Murtaa is earth, water and fire. Amurtaa means air and ether. The former is so called because it has form, whereas the latter has no form.
Further Murta means the five gross elements mingled with each other; Amurta means the subtle elements which are not mingled with each other.
Again Murta means Universe and Amurta means Brahman. Also they mean perishable and imperishable respectively.
815) 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 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 :-

817) Satyavrataa सत्यव्रता – Mother, who after the creation of the desire of amassing  merit by all possible avenues , creates the desire of living out a righteous life. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 817

The greatest virtue which gives a lift in spirituality is Satya or Truthfulness.The usual outlook about the “Truth” of the routine religionist although he repeat that word hundred times is extremely narrow. Few have explained “Truth” except by some small definition of ” Conformity of word, thought and action”.
To realise the importance of this virtue , the ant out-look should be made elephant-outlook. “Satya” must be taken to mean “Arjavam”, i.e., straightforwardness. Giving a more practical aspect, I interpret “Satya” as absence of crookedness of heart, thought and action in practical routine life. This definition may be applied to oneself, in dealings with others and the universe as whole.
I say with experience that the degenerating influence of the highest sins is not that as great as that of the routine crookedness. The degenerating influence of constantly keeping yourself concealed from others as to what you are, utilising your speech and influence and action to give the wrong scent of your motives and further move, etc. is the violation of the truth.

I say by experience that crookedness and violation of truth is much worse than highest sin because it deadens the conscience and closes all doors against even the best saviours. No patient can be cured by even the most celestial doctor, if the very history he gives the false one. If you are unreliable, you are incorrigible and untouchable as well.Impurity of other sins soils you but the impurity of crookedness murders your higher self.
818) Satya-rupaa सत्यरूपा – Truthfulness incarnate. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 818

Satyarupaa is a higher form than the Satyavrataa which is again higher than Satyapriyaa. You are on the other side of truth.You side with people , customs, action and conduct in the right, that is Satyapriyaa. You yourself trying to best keep yourself in the right is Satyavrataa. When you can not feel easy yourself because you are not in the right, you are Satya-rupaa.

Satya-rupaa is the stage when the righteous living becomes so interwoven with one’s thought and action that any casual observer can mark you out whenever you speak an untruth or twist the truth or make the slightest departure from the right conduct.You are then Satyarupaa. There is so much of uneasiness, confusion and guiltiness stamp on your face, that even the dullest person can detect you. You are then Satya-rupaa. You can not remain composed till you have vomited out your crime, sin, fault or folly.

As an instance of Satyarupaa I quote a wonderful instance of actual happening of a young man. He having fallen a pray to weakness with a young woman in solitude, went direct to the woman’s husband and spoke to him thus : ” I and your wife succumbed now, being young and in solitude. We both are fools and uncontrolled. I do leave this place tonight so that the sin may not be repeated but our best saviour can be you.I therefor pray to you to do all the needful to save us both from direct hell.” Whatever he is another field, he is a Satyarupaa.

A similar instance I know of another person. For his service done some one came one night to him and in spite of flat refusals left a fifty rupee note. As soon as that man left, this Satyarupaa began to get headache and vomiting and after two hours he called his son and said , ” I know our poverty but if you wish I may not die before morning, please take this money and return to its owner.”

Satyarupaa सत्यरूपा are those who cannot bare the burden of any secret or the fact of having dabbled with truth or having hurt anyone  by unpleasant feeling, thought word or deed.

Satyavrataa सत्यव्रता may also be taken to mean She that is pleased by vow of speaking and living truth or She that becomes Satya, i.e., more known or manifested on observing Vrataas  (religious vows) sincerely and not hypocritically. Satya also means giving quick and lasting results, and Satyavrataa means She that gives quick and lasting results. Satyavrataa may also mean She that makes Her promises true in the matter of conferring all that is necessary for evolution till the attainment of salvation, on him who surrenders himself to Her.

In Devi Bhaagvat  there is a story of an illiterate and foolish Brahmin by name Satyavrataa who on repeating the sound “Ai” – ए which he heard from the mouth of a boar by whom he was frightened became the king of poets. Mother taking pity on him completed his “Ai”  ए  to be “Aim” एम and “Aim” एम become “MAI”  by continuous repetition.

819) Sarvaantaryaamini सर्वान्तर्यामिणी –  Pervading and directing all hearts. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 819

She knows the beginning and end the present condition of every being and everything, , and the working in every heart and head.
She is all in all and through all.
Having created the universe, She entered into it, and after entering it, She became animate and inanimate.
820) Sati सती – ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम  क्रमांक 820

This is the name of Paarvati and means chaste and faithful spouse.Even in imagination a true wife should not think of any other person as her husband or lover. When Rama was roaming like a madman after the loss of his beloved wife Seetaa,  Paarvati suspected if Rama, who appeared to be so much entangled in the love of his wife could be the incarnation of one of the three deities. So, She with a view to test him, took the form of Seetaa and approached Raamaa; but Raamaa at once bowed down to Her and said, ‘ O Mother wherefrom you here ? Is my Lord Shiva happy?”
Paarvati  was stunned on being detected, and She had just a reactionary idea. Even for the sake of testing Rama , I acted and personified as his wife. I am no longer therefore fit as a chaste spouse to Lord Shiva.”
Extremely repentant and unable to bear the idea of her moral degradation form the idealistic plane, she left her body. In the Kshatriya dynasty period faithful queens died after their husbands in war, and they were called Satis.
Sati means energy which enables chaste wives to make highest sacrifices for their husband.

821) 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.

822) 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

823) Janani जननी – Mother. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र,नाम क्रमांक 832
Some read this with the previous word in the text and take one of the names of Mother to be Brahma-janani. This explains the Mother’s Lodge view. Some ask ” Is Mother the Mother of Krishna who is represented to be Poorna (Perfect) and of Shiva ?”
Mother’s Lodge explains thus,” Consider some deity, Mother  of that deity, Mother of that deity’s Mother, and so on. You must come to some end.That Finalmost Mother is the Mother of the Mother’s Lodge.. Highest variety that the Hindus can conceive of is Brahmaa. Mother’s Lodge says , ” If Brahmaa has Mother, the Mother of the Lodge is the Mother of Brahmaa.” There must an origin from which all this has originated and origin means  Mother.
Taking the Puraanic view even when Naaraayan is sleeping, Lakshmi, although represented to be shampooing is awake.It is worldly foolishness to infer that the shampooing entity is inferior.

824) Bahurupaa बहुरूपा  – Of manifold form.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 824

825)Budhaarchitaa बुधार्चिता –  Worshiped by wise or the enlightened.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 825
The primary one should be the path of hard toiling, which truth for the Maai-ists can not be too much emphasized. It is the practice of virtues . Before you go to devotion or knowledge , you must first have a very solid grounding, by actual practice , of self-control.
The first thing is conviction about the Karmic Law.
Just as hidden seeds shoot forth even after many years as soon as there is a small shower, so good and evil actions, thoughts and emotions bring their pleasures and pains, loves and hates, and bear their fruits sweet or sour, without fail.

826) Prasavitri प्रसवित्री – ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 826

827) 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.
828) Aajnaa आज्ञा – She, who rules and set things as She desires, not by any hard effort but by mere command.Then the aspirant tries to know the ordinance through scriptures.  ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 828
829) 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 , 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 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.

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

Prakata ,experienced by all, akrutih Her nature. All men themselves know 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 allying thirst. A working cooly says he is indebted to the street pipeline. A mechanical engineer says he is indebted to the water work station. 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.

831 & 832) Praaneshvari  प्राणेश्वरी, Praanadaatri प्राणदात्री ,
-ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 831, 832
Praana means senses as also the five vital breaths. Mother is the Giver of life, which enables the body to perform its functions. Vivifier of the universe, the Supporter of the breathing and therefor of life and Nourisher of senses. Mother is Breath of breaths.
833) Panchaashat-peetha-roopini पंचाशतपीठरूपरुपिणी – ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 833
Peethas पीठ are places in Shree Chakra श्रीचक्र  for the arrangement of different letters , being places for residence of the energies conveyed by letters. Letters are really fifty-one, but one letter Ksha क्ष  is omitted by some authorities.
834) Vishrinkhalaa विशृंखला – Naked, unfettered.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 834
She that unfetters Her devotees from the cause of bondage. Nakedness is better than even best dressing. Wise devotees always always pray to Mother, ” Oh Mother ! Destroy my bad actions as also good actions. Fetters though of gold are not less strong to bind.”

835) Viviktasthaa विविक्तस्था- Abiding in solitude. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक  835

The universe is itself by holy.It is made unholy by people.Every ground is holy where no people go. Vivikta may be interpreted to mean the region of righteousness, but the importance of loneliness as most fitted for meditation can not be underrated.

Society and solitude both should be alternatively utilized. In solitude is the facility for awakening the higher powers.In society one has the school, the test and the means.

In forests there are sometimes fights of a deadly serpent and a mungoose. The mungoose  beats and the serpent bites.When the serpent’s poison becomes unbearable the mungoose runs away to it’s resting-hole where it smells some medicine which is antidote. By alternately fighting with the serpent and regaining powers in solitude , the mungoose finally kills the serpent. Such is Samsaar, the serpent of worldliness and the secret of success for the soul-mungoose is the alternate utilization of society and solitude.

Perhaps this illustration is repeated, but it has its appropriate place here and repetition is the secret of success.

The Maai-ist, if a renouncer, says,” All earth is mine.Mine by my universal service and mine by universal love.” In black forests of man’s ignorance there are poisonous wild trees of lusts, avarices and angers which have to be uprooted by practice.No amount of scriptural reading or Bhajans and Kirtans will help you.That uprooting has actually done by squeezing your own comforts and by crushing your lower mind.By extending love to all you make this earth much fairer to live in.

Aspirant on the path of salvation must from the very commencement fore-arm themselves against hard obstructors and tempters on the path.These are 1] egoism 2] doubt and oscillatoriness. 3] abuse of powers 4] lust 5]pure and misplaced love out of a wrong idea of duty or helplessness of the beloved 6] hate 7] clinging to life or fear of loosing life 8] pride and 9] ignorance etc.
The for-arming and fighting to success should be well practiced and not presumed on the ground of being Rishis’ and Professors’ sons or on the ground that you have never taken meals without bath.

836) Veeramaataa वीरमात्रा – Mother of warriors.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 836
Veera also means chief among devotees. Veera-Dikshaa is one of the initiations in one of the schools of the old Shaaktaas.

837) Viyatprasooh वियत्प्रसूः -Mother of the ether.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 837

838) Mukundaa मुकुंदा – Reliever from any miseries. Salvation-giver. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 838
Mukunda is the name of Krishna. That Krishna and Kaali are the same has been supported by many scriptures.
In the Tantra Raaja while describing several Gopal mantras it is thus stated, ” Lalitaa, once appeared in a male body as Krishna , with Her different energies  to support with Her in the form of Gopies. That the idol of Shri Nathji has been wearing a nose ring as a commemoration of the Mother’s devotee Vallabha Dholaa is well known fact.This devotee showed to Krishna’s devotees that Kaali was Krishna in male form by praying the idol to appear as Kaali and this the idol did.

839)Muktinilayaa मुक्तिनिलया – The abode of salvation, meaning the mine of gems of modes, of remedies, and dispensations, that go to restore freedom or secure salvation. Mysterious, unfathomable and innumerable are Mother ways of saving Her devotees. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 839
840) Mula-vigraha-roopini मूलविग्रहरूपिणी – Whose body is the root of all bodies.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 840

841) Bhaavajnaa भावज्ञा – Knower of thoughts, feelings, love , devotion, meditation and all the different modifications of head and heart. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 841
842) Bhava-rogaghni भवरोगघ्नी – Destroyer of earthly existence.
ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 842

843) Bhavachakrapravartini – भवचक्रप्रवर्तिनी ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 843
Mover and Turner of the wheel of the earthly existence  of individuals and of the universe , through birth, growth, decay etc. She is the final disposer as binder or releaser. She turns angle of vision of some towards material happiness, or of fewest, towards mental and individual happiness and of some towards Herself and Her glory and sportivity. Bhavachakra means the wheel of worldliness and is stated to be a chakra , being like a whirlpool constantly in a circular motion, with a speed which is swifter than that of mind.

844) Chhandahsaaraa छंदसारा  – ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक  844
Chhanda means metre or unrestrained conduct. She is the essence of metres, viz., Gaayatri. She is the essence of all joy arising from unrestrained conduct, which is merely a shadow of the joy proceeding from Her. Chhanda also means craving for unrestrained conduct. The highest joy resulting from unrestrained limitless craving, is when is one arising, from madness after Mother.

845) Shaastra-saaraa शास्त्रसारा – Essence of scriptures. Scriptures are instructions by texts, revealed or otherwise, for the guidance of the followers regarding what should be done and what should not be done, when, why and how, etc. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 845

846) Mantrasaaraa मन्त्रसारा – Essence of Mantra is Mother.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 846
847) 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 ).

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

849 ) Uddaama-vaibhavaa उद्दामवैभवा – Whose glory is raised beyond limits of imagination.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 849
850)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

Extract from the book : Mother and Mother’s Thousand Names

Author : Mai Swarup Mai Markand

MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END SANTA CRUZ WEST MUMBAI 400054 INDIA

GOD AS MOTHER : NAMES 661 TO 680

LALITHA SAHASRANAM ललिता सहस्रनाम MAI SAHASRANAM माई सहस्रनाम
661) Sadasadrupadhaarini सदसदरूपधारिणी – Mother is the foundation and assumes all forms of being and nonbeing.
Sat सत  means Mother and Asat असत means Universe.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 661

Sat सत and Asat असत  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 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 as existent or non existent is caused to appear so, by the desire of Mother.

662) 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 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.

663)Ajaajaitri अजाजैत्री – She that enables the devotees to conquer the Avidyaa अविद्या (unborn) i.e. ignorance.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 663

664)  Loka-yatraa-vidhaayini लोकयात्राविधायिनी-Directing the course of the fourteen worlds.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 664
Managing the worldly relations and duties and maintenance  and smooth running of the worldly life of Her devotees in Her individual capacity.

665) 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.

666) Bhooma-roopaa भूमरूपा – Aggregate of all things.
She is one, She is many, without or with limitations, respectively. She is all, all yet not all.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 666

667) Nirdvaitaa निर्द्वैता – Without duality. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 667

668) Dvaitvarjitaa द्वैतवर्जिता – Transcending duality. ललिता सहस्रना स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 668

None of the opposite pairs are permanently true, not are they, during the period of their existence, able to exert any permanent influence. Nor can She is be permanently conceived as in two parts. She is goodness, Benevolence, Love and Mercy alone. She is all the best and best alone in spite of all seeming evil, because She alone is both opposite parts, both being of Her making and ever creatable and destructible by Her, at Her sweet will and pleasure.

669) Annadaa अन्नदा – Giver of food.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 669

670) Vasudaa वसुदा – Giver of wealth.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 670

671)Vriddhaa वृध्दा – Old. Devotees humorously cajole Her with “Thou art the oldest being, tottering along Thy stuff, but still not exhausted and not winding up Thy play.” ललिता साहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 671

672)  Brahmaatmaikya-svarupini ब्रह्मात्मैक्यस्वरूपिणी – She that is the union of Brahman and Atman, the Supreme soul and the individual soul or the part and the whole.She that establishes, maintains and enlightens the unity of the whole and the part. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 672

673) Bruhati – बृहती – ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तो., नामक्रमांक 673

674 ) Braahmani ब्राह्मणी –  ललिता 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 Sattvik. Braahmni means full of divine wisdom and crowned with the white flower of Sattvikness of chastity, purity, charity, pity, etc.

675) ) Braahmi ब्राह्मी – The female name of Brahmaa.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 675
As Brahma is sexless or both-sexed there should be no objection to give Motherly feminine name of Braahmi to Brahmaa.

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

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

677)  Balipriyaa बलिप्रिया -Delighting in the mighty or beloved of the mighty.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 677
The meaning is to be reversed. Those that love Mother or those to whom She is beloved become mighty.
Mighty means able to conquer the six enemies and to overcome nescience.
“Bali” also means accessories of ceremonial worship. Animal sacrifices are defended under this name, stating that She is fond of animal sacrifices.

678)  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

679) 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.

680) Bhaavaa-bhaava-vivarjitaa भावाभावविवर्जिता  – Devoid of existence and non-existence. Taking destruction to mean change, destruction of existence is non-existence, and destruction of non-existence is existence. As Mother is above change and eternal, She is above existence and non-existence.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 680

EXTRACT FROM : MOTHER AND MOTHER’S THOUSAND NAMES

AUTHOR : MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND MAI

MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ WEST, MUMBAI 400054 INDIA

God as Mother : Names 651 to 660

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

MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ WEST, MUMBAI 400054 INDIA

About visualizations of deities,God as Mother Names 641 to 650

LALITHA SAHASRANAMललिता सहस्रनाम  MAI SAHASRANAM माई सहस्रनाम

About the visualizations of deities

641) Dhyaan-gamyaa ध्यानगम्या – Perceivable by meditation. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 641

Mother who is otherwise hidden is fully seen in Dhyaana ध्यान  or meditation.
By constant praises and thinking about Mother, there comes a stage when all other senses close their relations with other objects of their pleasures and emerge in this one object, viz., Mother. When all senses thus withdrawn from their respective other objects concentrate in Mother, it is meditation and in that condition She is most visibly seen.

As during my experiences of others about the visualizations of deities  and about the imagined religiosity which is most exaggeratedly believed to have been attained on the only basis of such visibility , I have seen so many misunderstandings, I wish to deal with this subject at length here.

There is meeting of friends, every one of whom says he has an elephant. Every one is almost proud and satisfied that he is the possessor of an elephant, but they are benighted and there is no conveyance to return home. In the meanwhile one of them who was silent says,” Oh, my elephant has come. Come on and I will give lift to you and leave you one by one at your homes.” The fact was that everyone had an elephant. None was wrong, but one had a paper elephant, another had a cardboard one, still another had an ebonite one, and so on. Only one had a real living useful elephant.

There are many who having some visualization of some sort get deluded that they have reached the proximity of salvation and that this is their last life. I have met so many.The most pitiable misunderstanding !!

One may have a wonderful visualization but Maai-ist must judge evolution BY A  REFERENCE  TO WHAT HE IS. You see in your solitude a figure of any deities, but you are wrathful, greedy, anxious, full of desires, your faculties are not of the highest type, you are not attractive, you have so many enemies, your conclusions are not correct and your forecast of future do not turn out to be correct. You must in that case conclude that there is something wrong about your visions.

You cannot reach Mother or see Mother, unless you are one of the highest souls  with no desires, all readiness to sacrifice , constant remembrance of Mother, high purity, high transparency and great wisdom as to the best way of dealing with and addressing others, etc.

Your having actually seen some deity figure is not denied, but how far that happening means that you are nearer to God or salvation must be judged, more by the permanent conditions of your acquisitions, attainments and developments and righteousness in your living the daily life , than by the mere experience of some vision.

Visualization arises from several sources : – (1) It is simply a thought of mind that creates an impression of your having seen, just as several arrangements of clouds in the sky some figure is sometimes imagined and seen at a certain moment. (2) By still greater intensity and continued thinking and the seeing of a certain conception for a long time a figure is sometimes seen, just as children see something in the dark without there being anything. Numbers 1 and 2 are only mind’s makings. (3) Next, by powerful intensity of thoughts, certain elements in the ether are being drawn together and you have the sight. This is an ethereal vision.(4) There are some invisible mischievous spirits who assume the form of the deity and derive frolic by seeing how the deluded man begins to dance , thinking that he is one of the highest souls who have got Saakshaatkaar साक्षात्कार   (direct vision) of God. (5) Next some really good and religious, invisible angelic helper, taking pity on the person pining away for proof of existence or Darshana दर्शन (sight), consoles him and encourages him in his devotion by appearing as a deity. (6) Then comes the deputation of some one by the deity to console and encourage and assist, who appears  as the deity. (7) Then comes the one of the invisible disembodied principal devotees of the particular deity (8) Then comes one of the principal actual companions, and constant adherent of the deity and lastly (9) the deity Herself or Himself.

A vision is seen, but that is no proof of the proximity of salvation or deity’s home. It may fall in any of the above nine varieties  which I have enumerated.Which class the vision belongs to, should be judged, as stated above, by one’s own personal self-analysis.

Number (4) is generally very common; sometimes such spirits who are opposed to general religiosity play the mischief and stop the further religious progress by creating the feeling of enoughness.

There are limitations and realities, Judge them by where and what you are. Do not get deluded away. Distinguish between mental, ethereal, spiritual and godly visions.

One way of judging what class the vision belongs to, in addition to the general self-analysis is to see after effects and after conditions. If you are over-powered with a feeling of ecstasy, the feeling of being perfected, being much better than what you were, feeling that you have nothing more to wish or love for, there is a reason to believe the vision to be of  a superior class. You feel you should have vision again and again. The other clue is to see how much of whatever is said  or spoken by the vision figure comes out to be true. Judge the plane of purity which such speech proceeds. Decide the strength of sublimity and sanctity of the speech and emotion and knowledge during the vision. 

Have a very correct analysis of what you are, how you live and what you do. Your vision can not be above what your plane is . If you are a true disciplined disciple , Gurus appear. If you are a devotee, devotees appear.If you are a world-worm with a little hypo-critic appearance of religiosity and doing something here and there , ordinary spirits appear. If you are entirely uncared for  and do not know your way out from a calamity, sometimes your dead relation and friend spirits appear.

The fact is that the way is Infinite. Best that has been said till now by way of instructions by the best people and best founders of all religions is but the first furlong formula. It is useful only for the first furlong of the long, long unknown infinite way. Let people be happy with their respective elephants according to their maximum conceptions. Do not discourage them or break their heavens. Let all be happy by Mother’s Grace.

It is not that the Infinite way is made through by the struggling soul. He is himself unable to explain, record or even know how he reaches the goal. It is Mother and Mother’s Grace that lifts him up and places him at or on the Goal.

All talk of wisdom of ” Do this and do not do that ” except Mother’s Grace is mere prattling. It is good in it’s own sphere, and many times much better than nothing or the reverse thing, but nothing beyond it.

A multi-millionaire thrusts himself suddenly into the house of his poorest friend and says,” My Rolls Royce is waiting. I am going to Mahabaleshwar महाबळेश्वर. Send one of your children  with me.” He is extremely quick. He turns his eyes and says,” Yes come on,Bhaktiprasad.” Catches Maai-sharan, drags Premsvarup, beckons Sevak and puts them all in the car. The car is off in a moment before other children think or even father replies.

Dear reader !! I am very free with thee and much out of the way. The above explains what the Mother’s Grace is . It is not the children that go to Mahabaleshwar. What each child’s part in the achievement is its purity, amiability and cheerfully self-surrendering mentality. A neatly dressed, happy looking, contended, lovely, serving, obedient, individuality-submerged child.

Be Mother’s child. It is not possible for you to wade through the Infinite  unknown way. Mother will take you. You only remain prepared with best though little you have.

Reduce your own individuality. Love, service, devote and surrender . The best musician that visits you will take in his lap the worthless hand harmonium in preference to the most costly one, if the latter though with supreme tunes has one tune of itself, which will go on sounding whether the player wants it or not.

Be prepared to be dealt with by Mother in any way She likes you; you will be the first to be in Her lap for being played with.

Resign yourself to Her. Try to the extent you can.

642) Aparichhedyaa अपरिच्छेद्या – Unlimited as to place, time and law of causation. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 642

643 ) Jnaanadaa ज्ञानदा – Bestower of knowledge. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 643

That knowledge which causes modifications of the feeling 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 संसार (worldliness), and a worldworm, living and dying in bondage. Mother in the bestower of knowledge which is reverse of this knowledge.

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

Jnaana ज्ञान alone is the supreme liberator, Jnaana ज्ञान 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.

645) Sarva-vedanta-samvedyaa सर्ववेदांतसंवेद्या – Known through all the Vedanta वेदांत ,as the final end. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 645

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

647) Lopaa-mudra-architaa लोपामुर्द्रार्चिता –Worshiped as by Lopaamudraa.   ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 647

It may be noted that whatever is stated immediately above is more or less for an individual. Either the desultory progress in the ordinary God fearing usual life, or knowledge or acquisition or practising virtues or trying to regulate mental brain stuff. They all indicate individual efforts and actions.

Next we come to what is done in home life or family life. Here the sense may be taken to be that of worshipping and progressing in the manner of a respectful high class strictly religious family life, say by observances suggested for the householder’s life. Lopaamudraa लोपामुद्रा  was , as is often previously stated, the wife of the great Muni Agastya अगस्त्य .
This path includes so many methods of making a slow and steady progress. Vows as Navaraatra नवरात्र, Satya- Naaraayana सत्यनारायण , Poornimaa Vrata पोर्णिमा व्रत, fasting, daily idol worship, Sandhyaa संध्या , temple-going, pilgrimage, charity, saint-service, religious-place-living, Scripture hearing and remembering , supporting Pandits पंडीत and Shaastris शास्त्री , digging wells, constructing dhamashaalaas धर्मशाळा  , all this come under this head.

648) Lilaa-klrippta-brahmaanda-mandalaa – लीलाक्लृप्तब्रह्माण्डमंडला –Who formed the world systems as it were in sport. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 648

Devi stava says,” That is done without effort. Even Shiva is powerless to create, preserve or destroy, but Oh ! Mother, the regulation of the universe is but sport to you. Thou art manifesting the universe in Thyself, at Thou own will.”
649) 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. “
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 favoures , 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.

650) Drishyarahitaa दृश्यरहिता  – She is invisible and every time She sportively tries to deceive the devotees by trying to create the false notion that his successes are due to his own efforts, chances or some other persons or other deities. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 650

EXTRACT FROM THE BOOK : MOTHER & MOTHER’S THOUSAND NAMES

AUTHOR : MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND

MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END SANTA CRUZ WEST MUMBAI 400054