Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The Following Article is From the 'Teachings of Swami Sivanandha' ;
"Brahmacharya or spotless chastity is the best of all penances; a celibate of such spotless chastity is not a human being, but a god indeed... To the celibate who conserves the semen with great efforts, what is there unattainable in this world ? By the power of the composure of the semen, one will become just like Myself."
- Sri Sankaracharya
Brahmacharya is a divine word. It is the sum and substance of Yoga. Brahmacharya is the Achara or conduct by which you attain or reach Brahman (God). It is life in the Absolute. It is movement towards God or the Atman (Self).
Brahmacharya is absolute freedom from sexual thoughts and desires. It is the vow of celibacy. It is control of all the senses in thought, word and deed.
Brahmacharya is not mere bachelorhood. There should be strict abstinence not merely from sexual intercourse but also from auto-erotic manifestations, from masturbation, from homosexual acts and from all perverse sexual practices. It must further involve a permanent abstention from indulgence in erotic imagination and voluptuous reverie.
In a narrow sense, Brahmacharya is celibacy. In a broad sense, it is absolute control of all the senses. The door of Nirvana (liberation) or perfection is complete Brahmacharya.
Celibacy is to a Yogi what electricity is to an electric bulb. Without celibacy no spiritual progress is possible. It is a potent weapon and shield to wage war against the internal evil forces of lust, anger and greed. It serves as a gateway for the bliss beyond, and opens the door of liberation. It contributes perennial joy and uninterrupted bliss. It is the only key to open the Sushumna (the chief among astral tubes in the human body running inside the spinal column) and awaken the Kundalini (the primordial cosmic energy located in the individual).
There cannot be any language without words. You cannot draw a picture without a canvas or a wall. You cannot write anything without paper. Even so, you cannot have health and spiritual life without celibacy.
An established celibate will not feel any difference in touching the opposite sex, a piece of paper, a block of wood, or a piece of stone. A true celibate only can cultivate Bhakti (devotion). A true celibate only can practice Yoga. A true celibate only can acquire jnana (wisdom).
Brahmacharya is meant both for men and women. Bhishma, Hanuman, Lakshmana, Jesus, Mirabai, Sulabha and Gargi were all celibates.
THE VITAL ENERGY
One of the students of Dhanvantari approached his teacher after finishing his full course of Ayurveda (the ancient Indian science of medicine) and asked: "O Bhagavan, kindly let me know the secret of health now."
Dhanvantari replied: "This seminal energy is verily the Atman. The secret of health lies in preservation of this vital force. He who wastes this vital and precious energy cannot have physical, mental, moral and spiritual development."
Veerya (seminal energy) is God in motion. Veerya is dynamic will. Veerya is soul-force. Veerya is the essence of life, thought, intelligence and consciousness. Always remember this.
The vital energy, Veerya which supports your life, which is the Prana (life-force) of Pranas, which shines in your sparkling eyes, which beams in your shining cheeks, is a great treasure to you. It is the quintessence of blood.
From food, chyle is manufactured; out of chyle comes blood; out of blood comes flesh; out of flesh comes fat; out of fat comes marrow; out of marrow comes semen. Semen is the last essence. It is the essence of essences.
Just as sugar pervades sugar-cane and butter pervades milk, so also semen pervades the whole body. It exists in a subtle form throughout the body. It is withdrawn and elaborated in a gross form in the sexual organs under the influence of the sexual will and sexual excitement.
SEXUAL EXCITEMENT AND ITS EVIL CONSEQUENCES
When a man is excited by passion, the Prana is set in motion. The vital air or Prana moves the internal sap or semen. The semen is put into motion. It falls downwards, just as the clouds burst into the rain water; just as the fruits, flowers, and leaves of the tree drop down by the force of the blowing winds.
Note carefully the evil after-effects, once the Veerya is lost. Prana gets unsteady. It gets agitated.. The body and mind refuse to work energetically. There is physical and mental lethargy. Exhaustion and weakness are experienced. You have to take recourse to milk , fruits and other articles to make good the loss of energy. Remember, these articles can never, never repair loss. Bad memory, premature old age, impotence, various sorts of eye diseases and nervous diseases are attributable to the heavy loss of this vital fluid.
Those who have lost much of their semen become easily irritated. They lose their balance of mind quickly. Little things upset them. Those who have not observed the vow of celibacy become slaves of anger, laziness and fear. If you do not have your senses under control, you venture to do foolish actions which even children will not dare to do.
Man, with his boasted intellect, has to learn lessons from birds and animals. Even animals have more self-control than men. It is only the so-called man who has degraded himself much by indulgence. At the heat of sexual excitement, he repeats the same ignoble act again and again. He has not a bit of self-control. He is an absolute slave to passion. He is a puppet in the hands of passion. Like rabbits he procreates and brings forth countless children to swell up the number of beggars in the world. Lions, elephants, bulls and other powerful animals have better self-control than men. Lions cohabit only once in a year. After conception, the female animals will never allow the male animal to approach them till the young ones are weaned and they themselves become healthy and strong. Man only violates the laws of nature and consequently suffers from innumerable diseases. He has degenerated to a level far lower than that of animals in this respect.
Indulgence in the sexual act is exhausting to the female system and a drain upon their vitality as in the case of man. The nervous strain it imposes is very great indeed. The female system, being more delicate and high-strung, is often more affected than that of the male.
NEED FOR CELIBACY
What do we see these days? Boys and girls, men and women are drowned in the ocean of impure thoughts, lustful desires and little sensual pleasures. It is highly deplorable indeed. It is shocking to hear some of the stories of boys. Many college boys have come to me and personally narrated their pitiable lives. Their power of discrimination has been lost owing to sexual excitement and lustful intoxication. Why do you lose the energy that has taken many weeks and months to gain for the sake of a little, momentary sensual pleasure?
In olden days, boys of the Gurukula (ancient educational system of India) were healthy and strong. Today there is no real ethical culture in modern schools and colleges. The present system of education needs a drastic and radical change. Modern civilization has enfeebled our boys and girls. They lead an artificial life. Children beget children. There is racial degeneration. It is impossible to be strong and healthy unless males and females, boys and girls, try their level best to keep up Brahmacharya or the vow of celibacy.
Pure air, pure water, wholesome food, physical exercise, outdoor games like tennis - all contribute to the maintenance of good health, strength and a high standard of vigour and vitality. There are, indeed, many ways to gain health and strength. These ways are, doubtless, indispensable requisite. But, celibacy is the most important of all. It is the only specific that keeps up true manliness.
BENEFITS OF THE PRACTICE OF CELIBACY
The practice of celibacy is not attended with any danger or disease, or undesirable results such as the various sorts of 'complex' wrongly attributed by the Western psychologists. They have no practical knowledge of the subject on hand. They have a wrong and ill-founded imagination that the ungratified sex-energy assumes the various forms of 'complex' such as touch-phobia. The complex is due to some other causes. It is a morbid state of mind due to excessive jealousy, hatred, anger, worry, and depression brought about by various causes.
On the contrary, even a little of self-restraint or a little practice of continence is an ideal 'pick-me-up'. It gives inner strength and peace of mind. It invigorates the mind and nerves. It helps to conserve physical and mental energy. It augments memory, will force, and brain power. It bestows tremendous strength, vigour, and vitality. It renovates the system or constitution, rebuilds the cells and tissues, energizes digestion, and gives power to face the difficulties in the daily battle of life. One who has perfect control over sexual energy attains power unobtainable by another means.
If a man leads a life of celibacy even in his householder's life and has copulation occasionally for the sake of progeny only, he can bring forth healthy, intelligent, strong, beautiful, self-sacrificing children. The ascetics and saviours of ancient India, when married, used to follow this excellent rule very carefully for this purpose, and also used to teach by example and practice how to lead a life of a Brahmachari even as a householder.
It is worth repeating that a true celibate possesses tremendous energy, a clear brain, gigantic will-power, bold understanding, retentive memory and good Vichara Sakti (power of enquiry). Swami Dayananda stopped the carriage of a Maharaja (great king). He broke the sword with his hands. This was due to his power of celibacy. All the spiritual leaders have been true celibates. Jesus, Sankara, Jnana Deva and Samarth Ramdas were all celibates.
THE IMPORTANCE OF RIGHT DIET
Diet plays a prominent part in keeping up celibacy. There are different compartments in the brain and each food produces its own effect on each compartment and of the general system. A confection of sparrow produces aphrodisiac effect. It directly stimulates the reproductive organs. Garlic, onions, meat, fish, and eggs stimulate passion.
Give proper attention to food. Have moderation in diet. Take Sattvic (pure) food such as milk, fruits, and wheat. Occasional fasting checks passion, calms the emotions, controls the Indriyas (senses), and helps in the practice of celibacy.
THEORY AND PRACTICE
People talk of celibacy; but practical men are rare, indeed. A life of continence is really beset with difficulties.
It is easy to tame a tiger or a lion or an elephant. It is easy to play with a cobra. It is easy to walk over the fire. It is easy to uproot the Himalayas. It is easy to get victory in the battlefield. But, it is difficult to eradicate lust.
You need not despair even a bit, however. Have faith in God, in His Name and in His grace. You are bound to succeed if you have faith in Him. Mere human effort alone will not suffice. The divine grace is needed. Lust cannot be completely uprooted from the mind except by the grace of the Lord. God helps those who help themselves.
Lack of spiritual Sadhana is the main cause for all sexual attractions. Mere theoretical abstention from sensuality will not bring you good results. You must mercilessly cut off all formalities in social life and lead a pious life. Leniency to internal lower tendencies will land you in the region of suffering. Excuse will not be of use in this respect. You must be sincere in your purpose for the sublime life of spirituality. Half-heartedness will leave you in your old state of misery.
HOW TO GET ESTABLISHED IN CELIBACY
Do not think of the opposite sex. Do not look at the opposite sex. Looking at the opposite sex will create desire to talk to them. Talking will create a desire to touch them. Eventually you will have an impure mind and will fall a victim. Therefore never look at the opposite sex. Never talk intimately with them. Do not be familiar with them.
The look must be perfectly chaste and pure. Lord Jesus says: "If you have a lustful look, you have already committed adultery in the heart." Lustful look, lustful thinking, wet-dreams are all failures or breaks in celibacy. Be chaste in your look. Be chaste in your talk. See mother in all women. Cultivate sublime, divine thoughts. Repeat the Lord's Name and meditate regularly. You will be established in celibacy.
There are four processes in the practice of celibacy. First control the sex-impulse and sex-Vasana (sex-desire). Then practice conservation of sex-energy. Shut out all holes through which energy leaks. Then divert the conserved energy into proper spiritual channels through Japa, Kirtan, selfless service, Pranayama (practice of breath-control), study, vigilance, self-analysis, introspection and Vichara. Then have conversion or sublimation of the sex-energy. Let it be converted into Ojas (spiritual energy) or Brahma-tejas (spiritual halo) through constant meditation or Brahma-Chintana (remembrance of God).
According to Yogic science, semen exists in a subtle form throughout the whole body. It is found in a subtle state in all the cells of the body. It is withdrawn and elaborated into a gross form in the sexual organ under the influence of the sexual will and sexual excitement. An Oordhvareta Yogi (one who has stored up the seminal energy in the brain after sublimating the same into spiritual energy) not only converts the semen into Ojas, but checks through his Yogic power, through purity in thought, word and deed, the very formation of semen by the secretory cells or testes or seeds. This is a great secret. Allopaths believe that even in an Oordhvareta Yogi, the formation of semen goes on incessantly and that the fluid is reabsorbed into the blood. This is a mistake. They do not understand the inner Yogic secrets and mysteries. They are in the dark. Their Drishti or vision is concerned with the gross things of the universe. The Yogi penetrates into the subtle hidden nature of things through Yogic Chaksu or the inner vision of wisdom. The Yogi gets control over the astral nature of semen and thereby prevents the formation of the very fluid itself.
DANGER OF REACTION
You will have to be very careful of reaction. The senses that are put under restraint for some months, or for one or two years, become rebellious if you are not always vigilant and careful. They revolt and drag you out when opportunities arise. Some people, who observe celibacy for one or two years, become more passionate and waste the energy considerably in the end. Some people become incorrigible, moral wrecks also.
You must not labour under the delusion that you have eradicated lust completely by adjusting the diet a bit, by practicing Pranayama, and by doing a little Japa, and that you have nothing more to do. Temptation may overcome you at any moment. Eternal vigilance and rigorous Sadhana are very essential.
You may be able to stop copulation for months and years, but there should not be any sexual craving or attraction for the opposite sex.
The state of mental celibacy must be kept up even amidst temptations and sickness. Then only you are safe. The senses begin to revolt during times of ailment and also when you come in contact with sense-objects.
You cannot attain perfect celibacy by limited effort. Just as a machine-gun is necessary to kill a powerful enemy, so also, constant, rigorous and powerful Sadhana is necessary to annihilate this powerful enemy, lust. You must not be puffed up with pride for your little achievement in celibacy. If you are put to test, you will hopelessly fail. You must be ever conscious of your shortcomings and you must constantly strive to get rid of them. The highest effort is necessary. Then you will have sanguine success in this direction.
Lalitha Sahasranama is in the 36th chapter of Lalitopakyana in Brahmanda Purana. It is presented in the form of instructions imparted to the sage Agasthya by Hayagriva who is an incarnation of Sri Maha Vishnu.
Hayagriva tells Agasthya the story of the incarnation of Lalitha Maha Thripura Sundari and describes her sports. He then describes the city of Sripura, Her abode, the greatness of Her Mantra, the panchadasakshari, the essential oneness of Sri Yantra, Sri Vidya, Lalitambika and Sri Guru, and initiates Agastya into the Sahasranamas of Devi's attendant deities. Though he described every thing so far, Hayagriva did not mention any thing about Lalitha Sahasranama. On repeated questioning of the anxious student, Agastya maharishi, Hayagriva first explains the reasons why Lalitha Sahasranama is so divine and sacred, and why it can be imparted only to the highly potent and exalted and that the reasons why it was not imparted in the first place.
Once Lalitha Devi addressed Vasini and the other vagdevathas (goddesses of speech): "I command you - who know the secrets of Srichakra, and of Sri Vidya and other Mantras to compose a hymn of a thousand names that reveal my greatness. Lead the way to let my devotess obtain My grace by chanting it !". Accordingly Vasini and the other dieties of speech composed the Lalitha Sahasranama consisting of the most secret mantras. Subsequently one day Devi sitting on her throne, gave the opportunity of her Darshan to all those who were present in the court, including countless Brahma's, Countless Vishnu's, Rudra's and Sakthi's such as Mantrini, Dandini and the other inhabitants of heaven. She gave them all the opportunity to worship Her. As every one took their seats after the worship, Lalitha Devi allowed Vasini and the other deities to chant the Sahasranama by visual signaling.
They stood up with their palms joined in devotion and chanted "Lalitha Sahasranama" in Her praise. Every one was immersed in wonder and bliss. Devi -Divine Mother was pleased and spoke these words.
"Children, this hymn was composed by Vasini and the other deities of speech, for the good of the world, according to my wish. Chant this hymn to obtain my favor. Those who chant it are dearest to Me. I will grant all their wishes."
Lalitha Sahasranama is the Powerful Remedy to Cure all sort of Problems in our Life and will give Bliss to the Devotee,who is Following;
If you have time, Please Chant/do "Lalitha ashtothram"-Archanai ,atleast once in a Week,Particularly on Friday/Tuesday.
If Possible Chant "Lalitha Sahasranama" - Good Remedy for all sorts of Problem.
By Keeping one hand on the Fore head of a Sick Person,and if We chant "Lalitha Sahasranama" with Sincere and True hearted devotion, that sick Person, will be Alright.
In this materialistic world, with an intention to create a mind devoted to mankind, sincere love, unity and by thus to God and avoid hatred and animosity towards our enemies, chanting of Sree Lalitha Sahasra Namam, a Sanskrit namavali from the ancient Brahmanda Purana, forms an integral part.
It is natural that, we mankind has to face many obstacles and set backs in our life. However, it is our will to conquer them makes us successful in our endeavors. We should have the Belief, Confidence and Determination to try for this. Some cases these qualities are in-born. But for many these are developed. A useful and beneficial method to develop this is by seeking solace in God by chanting prayers knowing their meanings. It will give the most advantageous benefits if one chants keerthans and namavalis with their meanings in mind. He/She will be able to express more and get closer to God.
It is Impossible to tell the Glory of Shree Maha Lalitha Thripura Sundhari and Impossible to list the countless Benefits of 'Lalitha Sahasranama';
•Under the Holy grace of Lord 'Parvathi Parameshvarar' -some of the benefits of regular chanting of Sree Lalitha Sahasranamavali is listed below;
1] This is the most favored form of prayer to Goddess Lalithambika and it is also very secret and powerful than any other forms of Tantra or Mantra.
2] Regular chanting of Sree Lalitha Sahasranama is as beneficial as visiting religious places, taking bath in a holy river, offering food, offering materials. It is an indirect blessing to those who cannot do these kind of offerings to God.
3] Regular chanting of Sree Lalitha Sahasranama will ward off the evil from uncompleted pooja vidhis or rituals etc. It will also form a way of penance.
4] Regular chanting of Sree Lalitha Sahasranama will ward off premature death, will provide a long and contended healthy life. Fever can be cured by religiously chanting Sree Lalitha Sahasranamam by touching on a persons forehead. The number of times you chant the more benefit you are likely to get. The vibhuti used for Sree Lalitha Sahasranama archana can be applied then on the forehead, which will give much relief to fever and headache.
5] It is said that if one chants religiously Sree Lalitha Sahasra Namam keeping a glass of water (or in a vessel) in front and then pours it over the head, all sorts of troubles related to once planetary positions and from evil spirits will be warded off.
6] It is said that if a person chants Sree Lalitha Sahasranama keeping in mind a picture of Sree Lalitha Devi situated in the divine ocean which contains `Amrut' , he will be cured from any kind of disease related to poison.
7] It is said that if a person consumes ghee, which is kept while chanting Sree Lalitha Sahasra namam, he will be cured of impotency and will have children.
8]Regular chanting of Sree Lalitha Sahasra namam will ward off any kind of evil deeds or rituals (black magic) aimed at the person who chants the namam. The power derived from the chanting supersedes all other forms of prayers and the person will no more require to consult astrologers or any sorts of occultists. He will have tremendous self confidence in himself.
9] Through the regular chanting of Sree Lalitha Sahasra namam, the atmosphere will be purified. Each nerve in our body will be invigorated and subtle energies will be awakened in the person.
10]Sree Lalitha Devi will protect a person who regularly chants Sree Lalitha Sahasra namam from accidents and from the attacks of enemy and will make him victorious in all his good deeds.
11]Regular chanting of Sree Lalitha Sahasra namam will make a person blessed with word power, fame, good will etc. Particular importance should be given to chant Sree Lalitha Sahasra namam on Friday's which is very auspicious for the blessing of Devi.
12]Sree Lalitha Sahasra namam is the form of prayer that any one and every one can chant at any time and every time. It does not matter if one could not complete it. Because each of the namam in itself is powerful and will provide all sorts of benefits. It depends on what you wish and how you go about it.
13]It is said that chanting the name of Lord Siva once is as good as chanting the name of Mahavishnu a thousand times. And chanting the name of Devi once is as good as chanting the name of Siva, a thousand times. And of which Sree Lalitha Sahasra namam is the most important one to Sree Lalitha Devi herself.
14] It is very beneficial if all members of the family unite and chants Sree Lalitha Sahasra namam once in a day in the evening or whenever time permits. A family that prays together stays together. It will bring about unity, peacefulness, clear mind to perform and by thus prosperity.
15] In homes where Sree Lalitha Sahasra namam is chanted regularly there will never be any shortage of the basic necessities of life. This is the reason why the ancient Gurus would instruct their desciples to chant Sree Lalitha Sahasra namam even after initiating them into the mantras of other deities such as Lord Krishna, Lord Rama and other Gods and Goddesses.
16] It is also to be noted that by religiously chanting Sree Lalitha Sahasra namavali, we are seeking the blessings of Sree Lalithambika, who is also called Kalima, Durga ma, Devi, Parasakthi, Bhagavathi etc, who in turns is the universal mother. And how can a mother ignore her children when they are in distress or duress or troubles of any sorts? So keep utmost faith in her and start chanting.
17] Each one of the namam by itself is a powerful weapon for many sorts of day-to-day problems.
•Lalitha Sahasranamam can be chanted in many different ways. In Stotram form, all 1,000 namams are separated into stotrams of a few namams each and recited in this way. In mantra form, each namam is said individually, preceded by "Aum" and followed by "Namah". When chanted in mantra form, the endings of each namam are generally changed to "e" or "yai". Mantra form is commonly used to recite Lalitha Sahasranamam during archana. In the homam form, homam is conducted by ending each namam with Swaha: Homam is the most powerful form of offering and considered as the most revered solution for all problems of the man kind.
•Matha Amritanandamayi, has said the following of chanting Lalitha Sahasranamam:
"Children, if we can do archana of the thousand names of the Divine Mother daily with devotion, we will grow spiritually. There will never be lack of life's essentials, food and clothing, in a family that chants the Lalita Sahasranama with devotion."
Sakti or Devi is the divinity of one Universal Goddess representing 'Prakriti' or Earth. We have a great range of literature dealing with the immanence of Saktism. Devi Mahatmyam, Devi Bhagavatam, Brahma Vivarta Purana and Skanda Maha Purana are
some of the important Devi literatures. Out of the multifarious forms of Devi worship, two major forms have gained fame, still persisting in Modern India are Devi as Kali and Devi as Lalita. Among them Lalita form has attained recognition as 'Vaidic' or the higher philosophical order.
The legendary origin of Lalita cult is found in the Brahmanda Purana. This book
consists of forty four chapters out of which chapter 5 to 44 narrate the story of Lalita namely Lalitaupakyana. The purana of Lalita explains about the manifestation of Goddess for the destruction of demon called Bandasura. It details about the
construction of Sripura the abode of Lalita in the form of Sri Chakra. Lalita
Sahasranama consists of one thousand names and Trisati is of three hundred names,
praising her divine attributes. Sri Adi Sankaracharya and Sri Bhaskararaya had
contributed commentaries for Trisati and Sahasranama. These texts have shown new dimensions towards understanding and practice of Sri Lalita Cult.
There was once in very ancient times a powerful demon by name Taraka. He was
lording over the Universe with his unequalled power and strength. An assemblage of
devas resolved that only Skanda can destroy Taraka. But the birth of Skanda had
been delayed due to the penance of Lord Siva. Manmata the God of love was
assigned to wake up Siva from his deep meditation. He sent out the flower - shafts of lust on the three eyed lord. Siva roused with uncontrollable anger and burnt
Manmata by opening the flames of his third eye. Another flame of Siva gave birth to
Lord Skanda who then destroyed Tarakasura. Due to the absence of Manmata the
creation was stopped. Lord Siva blessed Manmata for his rebirth and while he
sprinkled the holy water over the ashes of Manmata, another demon by name
Bandasura came out of the smoke. Immediately the iron hands of the demon spoiled
the righteousness of the three worlds. Indra, the king of Devas performed a fire
ritual according to the advice of Lord Siva, Sri Lalita appeared embodying the powers of creation, protection and destruction. The Devas praised her in eloquent terms as Universal Mother. Lord Siva married her in the form of Kameshwar and the Kingdom of Sri Lalita originated from the Sripura, a beautiful city at the crest of the mountain Meru, built in the form of Sri Chakra. In a fierce battle, Sri Lalita destroyed Bhandasura.
The philosophical base of this unprecedented success of Devi is that, the 'ajnana'
(ignorance) is removed by 'jnana' (realization).There are some Eastern and Western
savants who glibly assert that Saktism is an invasion of Aryanism by non - Aryanism,
and there are others who say that the Mother cult is pre -Aryan and originally
belonged to the Sumerian or other culture and latter on entered Aryanism 1. The
worship of the primordial power as Mother is an ancient Indian tradition. The
upanishads declare that God is the first cause of Universe. The entire universe has
arisen from God. Thus God is verily the mother of Universe 2. Sri Lalita Sahasranama
begins with its first hymn as, " Sri Matre Namaha " 3, means, Praise the God as
Mother. By worshipping the God as Mother one approaches Her like a child. This way
of worship removes the ego and the sense of 'I' from the devotee and he is free from
the travails of Samsara.
The term Lalita means lovely, elegant or charming. The philosophical basis of Lalita
cult is Sri Vidya, which is the ultimate knowledge. It is the realization of the soul through synthesis and reconciliation. Devi is the immanent soul of all souls. She is the infinite and eternal supreme Bliss. She induces the intuitive knowledge of God, which is herself. Sri Vidya shows the practical method to experience the truths of Vedanta as Brahma Vidya. The worship of Sakti, who is denoted by the syllable 'Sri' is called as Sri Vidya. The prayers are conducted by invoking Sri Lalita over the Sri Chakra which is the diagrammatic representation of the Universe, Mantra, Yantra and Tantra are the three aspects of Sri Vidya. Yantra is the form of symbolic representation of Mantra. Tantra consists of mind concentration; rituals and kundalini yoga.
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa considered his body as the great Yantra. He praised
Sakti as 'I am the device and you are the operator'. Bavanopanisad also defines the
human body as the Yantra 4. Sri Vidya treats equally all the paths to attain salvation. Brahmavidya and SriVidya are unique. Sri Lalita can be worshipped by both saguna and nirguna paths. Sri Lalita Cult accepts Bakti yoga, Karma yoga, Raja yoga and Jnana yoga. It considers both family life and hermitage as the ways to reach God. Sri Lalita is the form of all and accepts and all forms of worship. The Kundalini Sakthi is the supreme power in the human body. It could be invoked to realize God in this very life, with in the physical body. Sri Lalita Sahasranama mentions the names of Chakras present in the human body. According to it there are six chakras namely Muladara, Svadhistana, Manipura, Anahata, Visudhi and Ajna. The supreme locus of the Paramatma is in the Sahasrara. When the Kundalini Sakti is roused by appropriate means, it travels along the suksumana nadi in the vertebral column and reaches the Sahasrara. Thus Sri Lalita cult emphasizes the excellence of Yoga. It harmonizes Hata yoga, Raja yoga, Mantra yoga, Laya yoga, and Bhakti yoga. Negative notions on the reality of the world find a suitable answer in Sri Lalitha Cult. Seeing the mother pervading everything, it sees the world not as a battle field but as a play ground. The Lalita doctrine explains Goddess Lalita as Cidswarupini and Anandarupini (pure and blissful consciousness). The material universe is nothing but her play (lila). Human beings can remain cheerful in the world, like her children playing by the side of their mother. Living exemplary lives, they finally find eternal rest on the lap of the Divine Mother 5. The desire less devoted state of mind enables the devotee to experience her 'lila' in a calm and happy spirit.
Sri Lalita Sahasranama explains the Divine mother as “Siva Sakti Iykya
Rupini”6, the unification of Siva and Sakti. This union can be interpreted as the
consciousness and its power or the blissful union of the soul with the over soul. Sri Lalita cult is the harmonious blend of all paths of spirituality which is called as “Samarasamarga” and leads to the ultimate realization. It inculcates the healthy
physical and moral life with truth and love. Sri Vidya shows the path for
transcendence with in this world. There is no discrimination of caste, creed or
gender in Lalita cult. It proclaims that one who has not refrained from evil acts and who has no peace of mind and self control can not realize God by any means. Lalita cult consists of a great potential philosophical core and this is only a maiden attempt to point out the importance of the cult.
According to Me, Nobody in this World should shed tears,We all are Childrens - Prince and Princess of our Divine Mother Shree 'Lalitha Thripura Sundari',She is always ready to clear our problems,Then why we have to shed Tears?.
Loka samastha sukino bavanthu !
shree mathre namahaa!
om shakthi om!