We are currently in a period of the most auspicious nine nights, But do we even know what are we observing? An Ode To 🙏Dedicated to Three Godessess, three days each: Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati, this is a quest to overcome our own dark sides. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
First three days, PHYSICAL PREPARATION. durgati harini, “She who removes our evil tendencies.” This is why she is called Mahishasura Mardini, the destroyer of Mahishaasura (the EGO), mahisha meaning “buffalo,which stands for laziness, ignorance, darkness and inertia.
Durga Devi’s killing of the Mahisha demon is, symbolically, the destruction of these traits within us. ⠀
Next three days, HEART PREPARATION. The real wealth is the inner wealth of spiritual and noble values that we practice in our lives, by which our minds become purified. Only when we have these noble values will we be able to preserve our material wealth and make good use of it.
In the Upanishads, the Rishis never asked for material wealth only. In the mantras of the Taittriya Upanishad, they first asked to have all the noble virtues fully developed in them. “Having gained the noble virtues, thereafter Lord please bring wealth to us” 🙏
Here's the they seek :
calmness of mind,
single-pointed Ness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀
These virtues are important because our is victory over the mind - a victory such that we do not get disturbed by every change that takes place in our lives. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Last three days, KNOWLEDGE OF SELF - Victory over the mind can be gained only through knowledge, through understanding; and it is Goddess Saraswati who represents this highest knowledge of the Self.
Although there are many kinds of knowledge in the Vedas - phonetics astronomy, archery, architecture, economics and so on - the real knowledge is in the spiritual knowledge. Krishna is quoted in Bhagavad Gita: “The knowledge of the Self is the real knowledge”; and He adds, “It is my vibhuti, my glory.” In other words, we may have knowledge of many subjects but if we don't 👇👇 #life #energyupdate #intuitive #goal #mindbodyspirit #navratre #spirituality #love #springequinox #spiritualconnection #selflove #enlightenment #saraswati #lightworker #soul #spiritualawakening #march #wealth #durga #selfworth #indian #artists #self #writing #highervibration #indiagoddess #beautiful #spiritual #lakshmi #ascension #wisewords #knowyourself #twinflame