(Continued from Part 6)…
So we do see that, all of these different relationships, that we can form, we find some however, reflected in one-way or the other, in a Mother. So Mother therefore, we could say that according to this way of thinking, is to us, more of an all-encompassing ideal.
Now instances of Mother worship are found in all faith and traditions. But officially the practice was not encouraged in some parts of the world, after the patriarchal form of society came into being, to dominate many societies the world over.
Swami Vivekananda, once said, “What a Mother would do, if a tiger were to attack her baby?” These are Vivekananda’s words. He said, “Suppose one of you Mothers, a weak woman, sees a tiger in the street, snatching your child, I know where you will be. You will face the tiger. Another time, if it is a dog appears in the street and you are going to run or will fly. But you jump at the mouth of the tiger and snatch your child away. Love knows no fear. It conquers all evil.” We know that. Sometimes, we may be very much afraid of things. But if the object of our love, someone we love is in danger, we might surprise ourselves; doing the kind of things that we might never imagine ourselves doing.
Now the Divine is a feminine, formed expression, in various philosophical schools, it’s now how people in general saw it. But even in, people like to think of these factors in a more philosophical way. We found that God as Mother, formed expressions, in many different denominations. For instance, in the philosophical school, in the Sankya School, we have what is called ‘Purusha’ and ‘Prakriti’.
‘Purusha’ is the principle of consciousness and ‘Prakriti’ is really the principle of material reality and is often seem in the Sankya, as a feminine. In ‘Tantra’ there is Shiva and ‘Shakti’. In Vedanta we speak about ‘Chit’ or ‘Maya’ or ‘Brahman’. ‘Maya’ again, not just linguistically, but is also seen as feminine. Sometime Maya is referred to as a creative of the ‘Brahman’. In fact, the icon of graphic image of Kali stands for that. So we find Shiva lying down, that’s ‘Brahman’. But all activity rarely occurs, with the power, the Kali is the power of Brahman.
To be continued…
“To be or not to be, with my Mother?”
➢ God Talks With Arjuna ~~ Bhagavad Gita ~ Sri Sri Paramahansa
➢ Autobiography of a Yogi: Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda
➢ Understanding Vedanta: Swami Tyagananda.
➢ Meditation & Vedanta: Swami Adiswarananda
➢ Freedom Of Voice: Swami Vivekananda
➢ Inner Voice . Reflection, as Guided By Divine Mother Through Robbin Ghosh