GOD ALMIGHTY AND HIS SPIRIT
Brahman and Shakti (Devi)


Vanamali, Shakti: Realm of the Divine Mother
"There is only Brahman, with Devi (Maha Maya) or Paramesari latent in it"

"The Devi Bhagavatam teaches us that the Brahman is the undecaying principle of fullness—the ultimate substratum of everything. It is totally without desire or qualities. Therefore it is not able to create or accomplish any action without the help of its inherent force or Shakti—Maha Maya, the feminine principle, the great goddess—Parameswari. All the gods—Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Ganesha, Indra, and so on—can do their respective work only if they are united with Shakti. So Maha Maya can be considered the sole cause of this entire universe of movable and unmovable objects. She is the cause of all causes and manifests as Maha Lakshmi, Maha Saraswati, and ..." (continue)




David R. Kinsley, Hindu goddesses: visions of the divine feminine in the Hindu religious tradition
"As saguna brahman, the Devi is portrayed as a great cosmic queen"

"The idea of brahman serves well the attempts in many texts devoted to the Devi to affirm her superior position in the Hindu pantheon. The idea of brahman makes two central philosophical points congenial to the theology of the Mahadevi: (1) she is ultimate reality itself, and (2) she is the source of all divine manifestations, male and female (but especially female). As saguna brahman, the Devi is portrayed as a great cosmic queen enthroned in the highest heaven, with a multitude of deities as the agents through which she governs the infinite universes. In her ultimate essence, however, some texts, despite their clear preference for the Devi's feminine characteristics, assert in traditional fashion that she is beyond all qualities, beyond ..." (continue)




The Graceful Guru
"The kundalini is the essence of the Goddess"

"In the medieval period, there is an ultimate feminine guru represented in a classical text: the Goddess. It is she, not a wife or a saint, who assumes the public role of teacher and is capable of teaching all of humankind, which is the perspective advanced in the Devi Gita... the culmination of earlier stories of the Goddess found in the puranic mythological stories and in early tantric texts, precisely because the Devi Gita raises the Goddess to the level of Supreme Ruler. In the Devi Gita, supreme cosmic power is unambiguously female: she is a beautiful goddess, her power is the feminine shakti, and she is not linked to a male god, being most frequently referred as Mother. In the text, she first appears as a blazing light, symbolizing brahman, then transforms into a womanly figure, who is the Supreme Ruler Bhuvaneshvari) ..." (continue)





The Devi Gita
Devi recounts the creation of the five basic elements

[The Goddess explains the initial impulse of the Self, in its aspect as the Unmanifest or Causal Body, to undertake the creation.]

2.22. This Self, however, by its own power of Maya conjoined with desires, actions, and the like,
Through the influence of prior experience ripening in time in accord with the law of karma,
2.23. And by confounding the primal elements, being desirous to create, begins to bring forth.
The resulting creation, devoid of intelligence, will be further described to you, O Mountain King.
2.24. This extraordinary form of mine which I have mentioned
Is unevolved and unmanifest, yet becomes segmented through the power of Maya.
2.25. All the religious treatises declare it to be the cause of all causes,
The primal substance ..." (continue)





Vanamali, Shakti: Realm of the Divine Mother
"She is the eternal Brahman as well as that which is noneternal"

"She is Maha Maya, Maha Vidya, and Mula Prakriti. She is the cause of all causes. She is the eternal Brahman as well as that which is noneternal. She is the power of will of the supreme. It is she who creates the cosmos and displays it to the Paramatman (the supreme soul or Brahman). O Brahma! O Shiva! Today we are indeed fortunate that we have received this blessed vision of the Divine Mother. I recall how I was once in the form of an infant, lying in the cosmic waters on a peepul leaf. At that time it was she who rocked me lovingly in her tender arms. Let us bow down to her and receive her blessings. As the three gods came closer to her they were amazed to find that the entire universe ..." (continue)






"She is ever attentive to the world, particularly to her devotees"

"Although the male deities are frequently portrayed as carrying out their traditional cosmological functions at the Devi's command, she herself is also pictured as taking an active role in the cosmic processes. She is ever attentive to the world, particularly to her devotees, and in various forms she acts to uphold cosmic order and protect her creatures. Although her concern is that of a mother for her children, hence a passionate and ever-watchful concern, her favorite role as protector and preserver of the cosmos is that of the warrior, a traditional male role. Many of her epithets emphasize this aspect of her character. The Lalita-sahasranama calls her she who slays demons (Raksasaghni, 318), she who grant boons to great warriors (Mahavirendravarada, 493), ruler of armies (Caturangabalesvari, 691), she who is worshipped by warriors (Viraradhya, 777), and mother of warriors (Viramata, 836) ..." (continue)





Gwenaël Verez, The Search for the Divine Mother
Great Goddess proclaims: "There is no distinction between Me and the Kundalini"

"The link between these allegories and the Mother Goddess is sometimes clearly stated, as in the Tao Te Ching, and sometimes obscure, as in the New Testament. In the Devi Bhagavata Purana, the Great Goddess proclaims: 'There is no distinction between Me and the Kundalini'. The Kundalini is the Inner Mother, reflection of the Great Goddess within each being. In the Shri Lalita Sahasranama, a Sanskrit text which lists a thousand names or attributes of the Goddess, one of these is 'Kundalini'. And when the seeker aspires to attain the supreme reality, the spiritual union, it is only the Divine Mother, in Her guise of the supreme energy, the Kundalini, who can ..." (continue)





Hindu goddesses: visions of the divine feminine in the Hindu religious tradition
"She who speaks of the knowledge of brahman, and she who is the knowledge of brahman"

"In the Aryastava she is called liberation (mukti), she who speaks of the knowledge of brahman, and she who is the knowledge of brahman. A hymn addressed to the Devi in the Mahabharata calls her liberation and knowledge of brahman as well as mother of the Vedas. Another hymn of the Mahabharata calls her intelligence and knowledge and says she destroys ignorance and all of mankind's fetters. In the Lalita-sahasranama she is called she who is great intelligence (Mahabuddhi, 223), she whose form is a mass of knowledge (Vijnanabhanarupini, 253), she who is wisdom itself (Prajnatmika, 261), she who releases creatures from bondage (Pasupasavimocini, 354), she who removes darkness (Tamopaha, 361), intelligence (Mati, 445), she who removes bonds (Bandhamocani, 546), knowledge (Vidya, 549), she who is knowledge of the atman (Atmavidya, 583), she who is great and auspicious knowledge (Mahavidya and Srividya, 584 and 585), she whose ..." (continue)





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"Now, the principle of Mother is in every, every scripture - has to be there."

Shri Shakti Shri Mataji
Radio Interview, 1 October 1983—Santa Cruz, USA



"But today is the day I declare that I am the One who has to save the humanity. I declare I am the One who is Adi Shakti, who is the Mother of all the mothers, who is the Primordial Mother, the Shakti, the desire of God, who has incarnated on this Earth to give its meaning to itself; to this creation, to human beings and I am sure through My Love and patience and My powers I am going to achieve it. I was the One who was born again and again, but now in my complete form and complete powers I have come on this Earth not only for salvation of human beings, not only for their emancipation, but for granting them the Kingdom of Heaven, the Joy, the Bliss that your Father wants to bestow upon you."

Shri Devi Shri Mataji
2 December 1979—London, UK








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CONTENTS
"There is only Brahman, with Devi (Maha Maya) or Paramesari latent in it"
"As saguna brahman, the Devi is portrayed as a great cosmic queen"
"The kundalini is the essence of the Goddess."
Devi recounts the creation of the five basic elements
"She is the eternal Brahman as well as that which is noneternal"
"She is ever attentive to the world, particularly to her devotees"
Great Goddess proclaims: "There is no distinction between Me and the Kundalini"
"She who speaks of the knowledge of brahman, and she who is the knowledge of brahman"