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Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 10-7.

Chapter 10: The Esoteric Significance of the Devi Mahatmya -7.
 ( A talk given on the 13th of October, 1972, during the Navaratri worship.)
By Swami Krishnananda

If you cut off one or two desires, the desire is not over.
The root is still there.
The branches are only severed.
Unless the root is dug out, there is no use of merely severing the branches of the tree.

So what did the Devi do?
She asked Kali to spread her tongue throughout the earth, so that there is no ground at all for the Rakshasas to walk over.

They had to walk over the tongue of Kali.
So huge it was.
And now the Goddess started cutting their heads and when the blood fell, it fell not on the ground but on the tongue of Kali.
So she sucked everything.

Chariots and horses and demons and everybody entered her mouth.
She chewed all chariots into powder.
Likewise, we have to adopt a technique of sucking the very root of desires and not merely chop off its branches.

Otherwise, desires will take various forms like Mahisha…

Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 10-6.

Chapter 10: The Esoteric Significance of the Devi Mahatmya - 6.

( A talk given on the 13th of October, 1972, during the Navaratri worship.)
By Swami Krishnananda


When we manage somehow to overcome this Madhu and Kaitabha, Kama and Krodha, we get into the clutches of Mahishasura and Raktabija.

They represent the Vikshepa Sakti, the tossing of the mind.

Every minute the mind changes its forms which multiply in millions.

You read in the Devi-Mahatmya, how Mahishasura changed his form.

Now he is an elephant, now he is a buffalo, now he is something else.

If you hit him in one form, he comes in another form.

And this is your inexhaustible opponent.

His energies are incapable of being exhausted.

However much you may try to oppose the Vikshepa Sakti, it will manifest in some form or other.

This is described in the form of the demon Raktabija, whose drops of blood were seeds of hundreds and thousands of demons like him coming up.

When the Devi severed the head of one Rakshasa, the blood fell…

Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 10-5.

Chapter 10: The Esoteric Significance of the Devi Mahatmya - 5.

( A talk given on the 13th of October, 1972, during the Navaratri worship.)
By Swami Krishnananda

All the arithmetic is within nine numbers only. The whole cosmos is within nine. But when you transcend the nine, you have gone to Infinity, which is beyond cosmic relationship. The lower powers of Nature are like dirt. We call them Mala.

"Vishnukarna-malodbhuto hantum brahmanamudyato," says the Devi-Mahatmya. The Madhu and Kaitabha, two Rakshasas (demons) are supposed to have come out of the dirt of the ear of Vishnu. The lowest category of opposition is of the nature of dirt, Mala; and psychologically, from the point of view of the seeking soul, this dirt is in the form of Kama, Krodha and Lobha.

"Kama esha krodha esha rajo-guna samudbhavah", "Kamah krodhastatha lobhah tasmat etat trayam tyajet": It is desire and anger born of Rajas; desire, anger and greed – these three therefore should be ab…

Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 10-4.

Chapter 10: The Esoteric Significance of the Devi Mahatmya -4.

( A talk given on the 13th of October, 1972, during the Navaratri worship.)
By Swami Krishnananda


There are three stages of transformation described in the three sections of the Devi-Mahatmya.

The first one is where Adi-Sakti awakens Maha-Vishnu who was asleep, so that He may destroy or overcome the original demoniacal forces, Madhu and Kaitabha.

The second stage is where the same Sakti manifests Herself as Maha-Lakshmi and overcomes Mahishasura and Raktabija.

The third one is where Sumbha and Nisumbha are destroyed by Maha-Sarasvati.

And the nine days of worship, which are referred to as Navaratri, comprehend these three stages adored in three days of worship, each.

The final victory is called Vijaya-Dasami, the tenth day.

That is the day of Victory, where you master the forces of Nature completely and your goal is reached.

When you step over nine, you enter into Infinity.

Numbers are only nine; you do not have ten numbe…

Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 10-3.

Chapter 10: The Esoteric Significance of the Devi Mahatmya -3.

( A talk given on the 13th of October, 1972, during the Navaratri worship.)
By Swami Krishnananda


Now, what are the things connected with you that you carry?

There are four stages of this relationship.

Consciously we are related in a particular manner and subconsciously we are related in another manner altogether.

Consciously, we people seated in this hall for example, have a particular sort of relationship among ourselves, but subconsciously our relationships are of a different kind altogether and they need not tally with our conscious relationship.

And deeper still, we have a layer where our relationship is more akin to a unity of life than to a diversity of personality.

There is a fourth stage which is incapable of any description at all.

We do not know whether we are to call it a unity or a diversity, or oneness or otherness.

This is the goal towards which the soul is marching.

So, in the description of the Devi-Mahat…

Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 10-2.

Chapter 10: The Esoteric Significance of the Devi Mahatmya -2.

( A talk given on the 13th of October, 1972, during the Navaratri worship.)
By Swami Krishnananda

2.
The Devi-Mahatmya, which is a part of the Markandeya Purana, contains thirteen chapters which are grouped into three sections known as the Prathama Charitra, Madhyama Charitra and the Uttama Charitra.

As in the Bhagavadgita sometimes we are told that the eighteen chapters can be grouped into three sections of teaching, consisting of six chapters in each, the Devi-Mahatmya also, which is an epic counterpart of the methods of the Bhagavadgita in its practical implementations, is capable of a division into three sections.

The march of the soul is graduated into three major steps, though there are many minor steps involved in these three major ones.

While we have to rise through various rungs of the ladder of evolution, we come to three points or halting places, we may call them, where there is a complete transformation of out…

Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 10-1.

Swami Krishnananda on pilgrimage to South India

Chapter 10: The Esoteric Significance of the Devi Mahatmya -1.

( A talk given on the 13th of October, 1972, during the Navaratri worship.)
By Swami Krishnananda

Our longings are fundamentally very deep and cannot be easily satisfied by temporary makeshift or a day-to-day adjustment of outer circumstances.

Our desires are profound; our yearnings are very unintelligible to the outer atmosphere of our daily life.

We seem to have a root which is deeper than what can be comprehended by our normal understanding of the world.

We grow from all sides, and when we long for, or desire, or yearn, or aspire, we do so in a very comprehensive manner.

This aspiration of the human being is really the soul's longing for freedom.

All our desires are desires of the soul, ultimately.

Though they look like sensory desires, mental desires, intellectual desires, social desires, etc., they are, at the bottom, the longing of the soul of the human being, whic…

Present STUDENT INDISCIPLINE in the universities, A JOINT OPERATION BY ALL OPPOSITION PARTIES, TO DESTABILISE THE NATION, IT IS THE TRUTH.

Opinion

285

All Members,

Respected family members of this great holy Nation.

1. Parents should take care of their children, and not to involve in this anti National activities-

2. Good students should keep  away  from  these  indiscipline groups

3. Teachers should not take side with these bad elements, supported by political parties


Sub : Immortal Values :
Swami Chinmayananda


Ref : Present STUDENT INDISCIPLINE  in  the universities, A JOINT OPERATION BY ALL OPPOSITION PARTIES, TO DESTABILISE THE NATION, IT IS THE TRUTH.

1. Introduction :

Civilization flourishes with the promotion of culture, but when the cultural values deteriorate, the civilization of a society breaks down, as we have known from the fall of the Egyptian, the Greek and the Roman civilizations. The great religious masters of India, using their own ingenious efforts, have time and again revived the philosophical and religious values for which India stood and thereby arrested the deterioration of the culture.\

When culture …

Violent behaviour, with shouting, making noises, unreasonable challenging, are the characteristics of the Opposition in today's Parliament : Specials!!!!

Opinion

 02./03/2016.

 275.

All Members,

Respected family members of this great holy Nation.

Sub : 1.VISION OF MODI,  2. BRAND INDIA,  3. T PLAN,  4. RAINBOW OF INDIA,  in the midst of Opposition disturbances -


Ref : Violent behaviour,  with  shouting, making  noises, unreasonable challenging, are the characteristics of the Opposition in today's Parliament : Specials!!!!

1. VISION OF MODI -
Accessibility

Shri Narendra Modi has outlined his Vision for the India of tomorrow which resonates with the BJP's philosophy of "sab ka saath, sab ka vikas".

The comprehensive vision laid out by Shri Modi builds on the heritage of India's rich social and cultural diversity, its tradition, the talent of our human resource and the aspirations of the youth and women.

The concept of Brand India encapsulates all the sectors that have the potential to make India a global power. The five-Ts of Brand India are talent, trade, tradition, tourism and technology.

The concept of Rainbow o…

Today's Parliament -pandemonium in both houses, several adjournments, ended in without any business! Very much concerned on the stupid irresponsible opposition lead by congress, communists and all regional matchstick parties, disruptions, with noise and slogans, shame !!!!!!

Opinion

 01./03/2016.

 271.

All Members,

Respected family members of this great holy Nation.




Sub : Revealed: The Modi economic vision for Bharatham :
 R Jagannathan  Jan 19, 2015 07:29 IST

Ref : Today's Parliament -pandemonium in both houses, several adjournments, ended in without any business! Very much concerned on the stupid irresponsible opposition lead by congress, communists and  all regional matchstick parties, disruptions, with noise and slogans, shame !!!!!! 

Members, read the following, you understand what our PM's Vision of Bharatham, and how his Mission of vision is being disrupted by the Opposition intentional manufacturing of disturbances.

Introduction :

1. Yesterday (16 January) we got a clear idea of the complete Narendra Modi vision for India. I would like to urge everyone to read his speech at The Economic Times Global Business Summit 2015 for the simple reason that it explains - in an unambiguous way - what the Modi government is doing, what is it trying to do,…