The goal of human life is to transcend the perception of the universe and to get fixed in the vision of Isvara. Like the snake and rope illustration, the Lord puts on appearance of Nature through His inscrutable Maya. This Maha-maya is the Lord’s Shakti. Similarly, the world of the three gunas is a superimposition on Isvara. This power appearing as the Prakriti is inherent in Him. Shakti prakriti is part of Him. Thus the meaning “I am in them, they are not in Me.’
The Divine Mother is prakriti and all forms of Divine Mother are within Mother Lalitha Parameshvari. She is also the Guru Shakti representing faith and devotion in all bhkatas. As Maha Maya, she is the illusion that causes us to forget her, and as Jnana Sakti, she is the Maha Vidya liberating force of wisdom that allows us to recognize her everywhere. The universe is made up of Her supreme inner beauty. The suns, moons, planets, and vast spiral galaxies are part of Her.
She bestows knowledge and wisdom of every kind as Saraswathi Devi. She illuminates the world like the sun as Gayatri Devi. She is the goddess of truth asd Savithri Devi. She establishes righteousness and destroys obstacles in her children's path as Durga. She is the one who deftly removes the selfish ego as Mother Kali. She is the inner force of spiritual evolution within us as Kundalini Shakti Devi. She is the bestower of auspiciousness and inner wealth as Mother Lakshmi.
by Yogi Ananda Saraswathi