Trishula Musings: 🌺🌺
It is Chinmasta's Jayanti, her birth anniversary today. She is one of the MahaVidya's and her practice is not an easy Tantric sadhana, she has much inner beauty and is terrifying at the same time. 🌺🌺🌺🌺
MahaVidya practice is part of Babu Kishan's 'Baul Tantric Lineage'. Many have written books and talk and show pictures of the Maha Vidya but not many who do are from the soul and soil of India, who have actually truly done these practices because basically they are secret and not for the unprepared.
She will metaphorically and maybe in reality actually take your head off and drink your blood, who know if there is no real respect you may get what you deserve ❤️🙏🌺.
In the meantime we can all honour her power and ask for her blessings. Babu told me early on, always have respect and bow down to Maa, never play games with Maa, be her child that is the safest way to approach Maa..
Trishula Musings: 🤔
The dangers of misunderstanding the power of Mantra 🙏, many people say it makes them feel better or it is a mind tool. Here in lies the problem? Babu Kishan's lineage of Baul believes Mantra means 'Yatra of the soul', 'man' means soul 'tra' in this case mean Yatra. Mantra is powerful, never underestimage the power of Mantra which is the sound formula for the cosmic telephone # of God or Goddess🤔🌺
A yatra is a piligrimage. Pilgramage of the soul, how can this be? In Baul Tantra they believe that the name of God/dess is not different from the actual Goddess who is connected to your soul in your body. Mantra is a real living breathing God or Goddess. And when she hears her name and comes what will you say or do?🌺🙏
Mantra is not a 'tool' it is the 'Goddess' herself awakening your soul so that you can have a personal relationship with HER🙏🌺
Maa is the first mantra that any humans learn. Ma Ma Ma and she will come, we learn this first. If you want to know Shiva they you call Shiva on the cosmic telephone called Mantra 'Om Nama Shivaya' if you do this mantra correctly Shiva will let you know who he is❤️
Durga passing the sword to Kali is called Trishula. 🙏
Durga Seated on Her Lion Vahana
India (probably Uttar Pradesh)
Image and text credit:
© The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon
India, Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir region
Image and text credit:
Museum Associates, dba Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon
India, Himachal Pradesh, Guler, circa 1750-1775
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
Image and text credit:
Museum Associates, dba Los Angeles County Museum of Ar
The photo is when Durga passes the sword to become Kali, this is called Trishula
MEDITATING ON MOTHER DURGA:
When Mother Durga appeared to slay Mahisha, the gods ask who she was? “I am Durga, the inaccessible one” replied Ma. “I am Prakriti, the substance that gives form and identity to all things. I am Shakti, the power that enables all creatures to exist, to feel, think, act and react. I am Maya, the delusion that makes life alluring yet elusive.” Mother Durga is the most splendid manifestation of Devi. She has the combined power of all the Goddesses and the invincible power of Nature.
According to Vamana Purana , Lord Shiva then gave her his trident, Vishnu his discuss and mace, Surya a quiver full of arrows, Indra his thunderbolt, Varuna a conch shell, Kumara his lance, Brahma his rosary and water pot, Agni a dart, Vayu a bow, Kuwera a mace, Kala a shield and sword and Visvakarma a battle-axe and other weapons. Other Gods gave their instruments. Then, mounting a lion, Ma Durga prepared for battle and proceeds to the Vindhya hills. And the Devas prayed. Even the Gods pray. If Ma Durga is good for Devas and Gods, what are we?
“Let me meditate on the Supreme Goddess who is existence itself, who sits on the lotus, who rides on the tiger, who plays the lute, whose divine form dazzles gods, demons and humans, whose tomb contains Time and Space, who embodies cosmic energy, who holds in her hands the implements of life and the instruments of death, who spins the cycle of existence as she creates and destroys all that is, was and will be and who empowers and enriches her devotee with the ability to accept and appreciate the unfathomable universe”.
Salutations to She who is beautiful to the seeker of truth
‘Om Dum Durgayei Namaha’.
Yogi Ananda Saraswati
Mantra is the telephone # to the Divine Person, Mantra is Shakti, Mantra is Shiva.
The name of God & Goddess (Mantra) and God and Goddess are the Same, they are the mind tools that dial the telephone # of the name you are repeating. When you do mantra you are calling that person, you either believe in the traditions you are boring from or do not even bother teaching these traditions.
Shiva is real or you are just playing a game. If you practice Yoga one follows Shiva because Shiva is the 'Lord of Yoga and Tantra' the purpose of Yoga to know Shiva and Shakti, who do you think Ishvara in Yoga, Tantra, or any of the auxiliary subjects of India is including Jyotish? Where did Yoga come from it came from Shiva. Why even bother with any of these subjects if you do not even believe Shiva and Shakti are real? Let alone teaching these subjects without a full understanding, it would be like teaching Christianity without believing there is a Jesus Christ or God in the Christian faith. Shiva is God, Krishna is God, Brahma is God Tri (Three) Durga, Laxshmi, Saraswati are the Goddess's and they have many names, many telephone numbers to call this is called Mantra. Om lets you into the circle of all 3 and beyond. It is both you can not have mastery without Dual and Non Dual they both exist.
You must Master Humanity first!
One can be impersonal or personal about this but it all leads to the same place. If you practice Mantra, she is going to come to you, you may start out as impersonal but eventually she will show up and then what, you better know what you want, and where you want to go. If you want to park in neutral go ahead but it is much better to play in the Divine Game of Love and for Love you need two and exchange between two. Whether that be God/ Goddess and you or your beloved.
Or you can choose 'Mastery' and be both Personal (Dual) and Impersonal (Non dual), Mastery is Multi tasking. As Above so Below, this is the Ultimate Tantric Mastery. You can be both and that is Baul both Dual and Non dual. Advaita and Dvaita. The path of the Avadhuta. Why throw the baby out with the bath water?
Art: Shri Lalita Tripurasundari
by Rajeshwar Nyalapalli, Andhra Pradesh
Kushmanda Durga - Day 4
There are thousands of traditions in India and many have different representations. There is a saying in Baul called "Nana Muni Nana Mot" many different people, many different opinions.
4th day - Kushmanda The fourth manifestation of Goddess Durga. She is adored and worshipped on the fourth day of the Navaraatri. She dwells in the abode of the Sun God. That is why her hue and spendour is as brilliant as the sun itself. It is her spendour that pervades every plant and creature of this universe. All the ten quarters are illuminated by her divine refulgence.
Kushmanda Durga is represented by Surya the Sun the King of the Universe.
The name Kushmanda is made of three other words that are “Ku + Ushma + Amnda= Kushmanda”. Here “Ku” is “Little”, “Ushma” is “Warmth or Energy” and “Anda” is “Egg” , meaning the one who create the universe as “Little Cosmic Egg” with the energy of Her divine smile, is called “Kushmanda”.
When this universe was non-existent and darkness prevailed everywhere, it was Maa Kushmaandaa who produced the Cosmic Egg with her mere smile. So Maa Kushmanda is also known as the creator the whole universe. Maa Kushmanda is also named as “Adi Shakti”.
She is the only one who has the power and strength to live in the core of Suryaloka. Her body shines like the glowing Sun. All directions get light from Her Divine smile including the Sun God itself. Maa Kushmanda also known as “Ashtabhuja” as she is often depicted as having eight arms. In her seven hands she holds Kamandalu, Bow, Arrow, Lotus, a Jar of Nectar, Discus, and Mace. In her eighth hand she holds a mala capable of giving eight Siddhis and nine Niddhis. She rides a lion who represents “Dharma”. On worshiping Her, ailments and sorrows are eliminated and life span, name, strength and health improved.
Mother Kushmaandaa is the bestower of all pleasures. Her adoration and worship delivers a person from all kinds of ailments and leads him on to the path of prosperity and pleasures. So, a devotee should adore and worship her with a purified mind and intellect.
Mantra for Kushmaandaa Devi
Om Devi Kushmandayayi Namah
(108 recitation of this mantra)
Suraasampoornam Kalasham Rudhiraaplutamev Cha | Dahdana Hastpadmaabhyaam Kushmanda Shubhdaastu Me ||
Which means, Goddess Kushmanda who holds two pitchers full of Madira and Blood in her lotus hands, be propitious to me.
Goddess Kushmanda is Mother of Sun. She creates the entire universe and solar system. Devotees must worship her in order to get success in her creation. Devotees, who has malefic Sun in their birth chart should worship Kushmanda Devi. Baba Rampuri.
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