Anandamayi Chaitanyamayi Satyamayi Parame is a deeply personal mantra penned by Sri Aurobindo and beautifully brought to life, with tabla accompaniment, by the legendary Jagjit Singh. We invite you to listen to this in a spirit of gratitude for all the blessings in your life.
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"Whatever my needs the Mother provides. If it is not provided, it is not my need."
Recently at a gathering at the Ritambhara ashram, the founder Sashikala shared this fascinating take on Bhavtaarini, the Mother who caries us to the other side which deeply touched the spiritual core of my being.
She shared that in the material domain of life, there are three mothers you can call upon, Lakshmi, Saraswati and Kali.
Lakshmi grants material resources for a good life, which include multiple forms of wealth. Saraswati grants wisdom to live a productive and peaceful life. Kali awakens us from the slumber of ignorance, and inspires a journey of self actualization.
The first two will enter your life at the apt time and bring you all that you seek for a fulfilling life. However a seeker then may become arrogant, egoistic of his achievements and go thru deep psychological suffering. At this point Kali comes in and awakens us from false identification. The three mothers come when called in deep prayerful surrender.
However there is one mother who stays hidden and to whom you need to walk towards once you are ready. She waits at the edge of the river of suffering and sorrow and is there to help you cross over the river.
Her name is Maheshwari or Bhavtaarini, and this story is similar to story of Tara Bodhisattva or Guan Yin in Buddhist studies.
The image above is a liberal interpretation of goddess Isis in Egypt.