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Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 11.1.

Chapter-11.The Sport of the Infinite-1
( Rasa-Lila message given on the 22nd of October, 1972.)

There has always been a perpetual, unceasing emanation of light, heat and warmth from the sun, ever since ages. So is God's manifestation in the world as the Incarnations. We use the term 'Incarnation' to denote the manner in which spiritual forces work in the temporal world.

The spiritual forces are the messengers of God, the arms of God moving in the world of space and time, the eyes of God operating in the empirical process of perception, the majesty of God proclaiming itself in all its grandeur, whether invisibly manifest or visibly demonstrated before our physical eyes.

Such are the Incarnations or Avataras. This divine manifestation is not limited to places, times and persons. As God is all-pervading, His action is also all-pervading. It is an omnipresent, incomprehensible abundance of God's kindness, goodness, knowledge and power which occasionally enters into the…

Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 10-21.

Chapter 10: The Esoteric Significance of the Devi Mahatmya -21.
  ( A talk given on the 13th of October, 1972, during the Navaratri worship )

This Hreem is the Bija of Devi. But, outwardly it means, "Listen to the story of the king so-and-so, who is the eighth Manu," and all that. Thus in addition to the outer meaning, there is an inner significance of the Mantra.

I am giving you only the case of one Mantra. Like this, every Mantra is full of inner significance. And every Mantra is repeated by devotees for some purpose or the other. The Devi-Mahatmya is especially recited for averting calamities in life. Catastrophes, calamities and tensions – personal or outward, whatever they be – all these are averted by a regular daily recital of the Devi-Mahatmya.

When there is war threatening a country, for example, or pestilence or epidemic spreading everywhere, or any internal tension or anxiety of any kind, the Devi-Mahatmya is to be studied. And it is a very potent remedy prescrib…

Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 10-20.

Chapter 10: The Esoteric Significance of the Devi Mahatmya -20.
  ( A talk given on the 13th of October, 1972, during the Navaratri worship )


But I am giving you only an idea as to what it is like.

Surya represents fire, the fire-principle.

Surya-tanaya means that which is born of the fire-principle.

What is it that is born of the fire-principle?

It is the seed 'Ra'.

According to Tantric esoteric psychology, 'Ram' is the Bija Mantra of Agni. In the word 'Savarnih', 'Varni' means a hook; so add one hook to 'Ram'.

"Yo manuh kathyate, ashtamah."

Eighth letter – What is Manu?

It is a letter in Sanskrit.


Eight letters are Ya, Ra, La, Va, Sya, Sha, Sa, Ha.

The eighth is Ha.

Add Ha to it.

Ha, Ra and one hook, make 'Hreem'.

"Savarnih suryo-tanayo yo manuh kathyateshtamah, nisamaya tadutpattim."

"You hear the glory of that," the sage says.

So, the first verse means: "Now, I shall describe to you the glory of &#…

Mamata, Jayalalithaa and BJP: The Story of Assembly Elections 2016 :

Opinion
  20/05/2016.
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  Sub : Mamata, Jayalalithaa and BJP: The Story of Assembly Elections 2016

Ref :  News 18.

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This round of Assembly elections is about two ladies and a national party, which not surprisingly is not the Congress. The incumbent Trinamool Congress in West Bengal and AIADMK in Tamil Nadu have come back to rule the states with a resounding victory while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has created history in Assam and Kerala.

Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal and J Jayalalithaa in Tamil Nadu have propelled their parties to resounding victories even though they were facing a united opposition.

It has also been a historic end to the electoral battle in Assam where the BJP unseated the Congress surging ahead to form its first government in the northeastern state in alliance with Asom Gana Parishad and Bodoland People's Front.

Marred by corruption allegations, the Congress-led…

Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 10-19.

Chapter 10: The Esoteric Significance of the Devi Mahatmya -19.
  ( A talk given on the 13th of October, 1972, during the Navaratri worship )

This Devi-Mahatmya is not merely an esoteric epic.

It is not only a great spiritual text in the form of occult lessons, occult teachings of which I have given you an outline.

But, it is also a great Mantra-Sastra.

Every Sloka, every verse of the Devi-Mahatmya is a Mantra by itself.

I will tell you how it is a Mantra, by giving only one instance, that is the first Sloka itself.

"Savarnih suryatanayo yo manuh kathyate-shtamah." This is the first Sloka – "Savarnih surya-tanayah."

It is all a Tantric interpretation and a very difficult thing to understand.

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued  ...



1. Congress After 2016 Assembly Elections: Increasing Invisibility? 2. Election Results: TMC in WB, LDF in Kerala, AIADMK in TN, DMK+ Puducherry, BJP in Assam :

Opinion
  19/05/2016.
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  Sub : 1. Congress After 2016 Assembly Elections: Increasing Invisibility?  2. Election Results: TMC in WB, LDF in Kerala, AIADMK in TN, DMK+ Puducherry, BJP in Assam :


Ref :  Congress is nearing to end followed by Communists ..




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Congress After 2016 Assembly Elections: Increasing Invisibility?
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What is the takeaway for the Congress from the current round of assembly elections?

It is quite simple, really: Where is the Indian National Congress, in spite of some gutsy showing in Tamil Nadu?


It has just lost Assam and Kerala and is now in power in six states out of 30: Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Manipur. Its presence, or return to power, in Puducherry is not even notional because it is the All India N Rangaswamy Congress (AINRC), a breakaway faction of the Congress, …

Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 10-18.

Chapter 10: The Esoteric Significance of the Devi Mahatmya -18.
  ( A talk given on the 13th of October, 1972, during the Navaratri worship )

In the first stage, it looked as if you were a poor person, having nothing, very weak. But, when you overcome this weakness by removing the barrier of Tamas, you become prosperous. Nobody can be as rich as a Yogi. He can command all the powers. By a thought he can invoke all things, and this is Goddess Maha-Lakshmi working. When Maha-Kali has finished her work of destruction of opposition, Maha-Lakshmi comes as prosperity.

A great Yogi is also like a royal personality, because of his internal invocations, though unconsciously done, of cosmic powers. When prosperity dawns, it looks as if the whole universe is heaven. In the first stage, it looked like hell. Afterwards, in the second stage, it looks like heaven, when Maha-Lakshmi begins to work. But this also is not sufficient. Knowledge should dawn. It is not heaven that you are asking for.

You …

Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 10-17.

Chapter 10: The Esoteric Significance of the Devi Mahatmya -17.
  ( A talk given on the 13th of October, 1972, during the Navaratri worship )

So, through the worship of Maha-Kali, Maha-Lakshmi and Maha-Sarasvati, we worship Mula-Prakriti, Adi-Sakti in her cosmic dance-form of transformation, prosperity and illumination. In the beginning, what happens to a Sadhaka? There is a necessity of self-transformation. It is all hardship, rubbing and cleaning, washing, sweeping, etc.

That is the first stage through the worship of Maha-Kali, who brings about a destruction of all barriers. Then what happens? There is tremendous prosperity. You become a master and a progressive soul commanding all powers, getting everything that you want.

This is the second stage.
Swami Krishnananda
To be continued  ...


Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 10-16.

Chapter 10: The Esoteric Significance of the Devi Mahatmya -16.
  ( A talk given on the 13th of October, 1972, during the Navaratri worship )

He was not tired of saying this throughout his life. We can see, in his earlier books especially, that they commence with the sentence: "The goal of life is God-realisation." Whatever he had to say in those books, he said afterwards. So, the first thing is to remember that the goal of life is God-realisation. Do not forget this. The little petty tensions and turmoils and annoyances and worries and vexations are not the goal of life.

They are the obstacles that come on our way, which we have to carefully obviate and go with caution – like a pilgrim who has lost his way in this wilderness of life – and yet confident at the same time that the warmth of the spiritual sun is always energising our personality and that we are never, at any time, any moment of our practice, completely cut off from that source of energy.

Swami Krishnananda
To …

Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 10-15.

Chapter 10: The Esoteric Significance of the Devi Mahatmya -15.
  ( A talk given on the 13th of October, 1972, during the Navaratri worship )

And when we learn to see the significance of the presence of divinity or the universality of God even in our private actions, we are taken care of by universal forces. We need not bother about even the smallest problem of our life. Even the littlest of our difficulty will be taken care of in a proper manner by the forces that are in the world, provided, of course, that we are able to read the significance of universality even in the most private of our actions, even in the smallest and littlest of our actions.

There is no such thing as a little action in the world. Everything is important. Even the most insignificant event is a very important event, ultimately, because hidden behind it is the ocean. This significance we have to learn to read. This is, in my humble opinion, what Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj meant whenever he said that God-r…