The Tao Te Ching stands alone in explicitly speaking of Tao as The Mother of the World


The Tao that can be told
is not the eternal Tao.
The name that can be named
is not the eternal Name.
The unnamable is the eternally real.
Naming is the origin
of all particular things.
Free from desire you realize the mystery.
Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations.
Yet mystery and manifestations
arise from the same source.
This source is called darkness.
Darkness within darkness.
The gateway to all understanding.


Tao Te Ching: Chapter 1
translated by Stephen Mitchell


The Tao is called the Great Mother
empty yet inexhaustible,
it gives birth to infinite worlds.
It is always present within you.
You can use it any way you want.


Tao Te Ching: Chapter 6
translated by Stephen Mitchell


The "Tao Te Ching," "The Book of the Way and its Virtue," is one of the major source texts in Chinese Taoism. It contains 81 short poems or "chapters," and was probably compiled in the 6th-5th c. B.C.E., as a collection of sayings passed down from a much older, oral tradition. The name of its anonymous auther, Lao-tzu, means simply "old master.” According to the commentator Ellen M. Chen, "of all the ancient classics still extant, the Tao Te Ching alone draws its inspiration from the female principle.”

"The reader will notice in the many passages where Lao-tzu describes the master, I have used the pronoun 'she' at least as often as 'he.' The Chinese language doesn't make this kind of distinction; in English we have to choose. But since we are all, potentially, the Master (since the Master is, essentially, us) I felt it would be untrue to present a male archetype, as other versions have, ironically, done. Ironically, because of all the great world religions the teaching of Lao-tzu is by far the most female. Of course you should feel free, throughout the book, to substitute 'he' for 'she' or vice versa.”

From the introduction to the translation
by Stephen Mitchell


"Tao as the Great Mother and the Influence of Motherly Love in the Shaping of Chinese Philosophy

One important aspect of thought in the Tao Te Ching, the significance of which has been so far neglected, is its emphasis on the feminine. Of all ancient Chinese classics, the Tao Te Ching stands alone in explicitly speaking of Tao as The Mother of the World (25): It is the dark female animal (6); to reach union with Tao man need to abide by the female (28); the female animal overcomes the male animal by its stillness (61).”

Ellen Marie Chen, History of Religions, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Aug., 1974), pp. 51-64


Tao The Ching
Ch. 25 Sentence 1

Beck:
There is something mysterious and whole which existed before heaven and earth, silent, formless, complete, and never changing. Living eternally everywhere in perfection, it is The Mother of all things.

Blackney:
Something there is, whose veiled creation was Before the earth or sky began to be; So silent, so aloof and so alone, It changes not, nor fails, but touches all: Conceive it as The Mother of the world.

Bynner:
Before creation a presence existed, Self-contained, complete, Formless, voiceless, mateless, Changeless, Which yet pervaded itself With unending motherhood.

Byrn:
Before the universe was born there was something in the chaos of the heavens. It stands alone and empty, solitary and unchanging. It is ever present and secure. It may be regarded as The Mother of the universe.

Chan:
There was something undifferentiated and yet complete, Which existed before heaven and earth. Soundless and formless, it depends on nothing and does not change. It operates everywhere and is free from danger. It may be considered The Mother of the universe.

Cleary:
Something undifferentiated was born before heaven and earth; still and silent, standing alone and unchanging, going through cycles unending, able to be mother to the world.

Crowley:
Without Limit and Perfect, there is a Becoming beyond Heaven and Earth. It has nor motion nor Form; it is alone; it changes not; it extends all ways; it has no adversary. It is like the All-Mother.

Hansen:
There is a thing-kind made up of a mix. It emerges before the cosmos. Solitary! Inchoate! Self grounded and unchanging. Permeating all processes without extremity. We can deem it The Mother of the social world.

LaFargue:
There was a chaotic something, yet lacking nothing born before Heaven and Earth. Alone. Still. Standing alone, unchanging. Revolving, endlessly. It can be thought of as Mother of the World.

Legge:
There was something undefined and complete, coming into existence before Heaven and Earth. How still it was and formless, standing alone, and undergoing no change, reaching everywhere and in no danger (of being exhausted)! It may be regarded as The Mother of all things.

Lindauer:
A presence of a thing mixed completely Before the birth of heavens and earth So lonely, so deserted Standing alone yet without deviating Working everywhere yet lacking danger Action of The Mother of the world can happen.

LinYutan:
Before the Heaven and Earth existed There was something nebulous: Silent, isolated, Standing alone, changing not, Eternally revolving without fail, Worthy to be The Mother of All Things.

Mabry:
Before Heaven and Earth were born There was something undescribable. Perfectly still, having no form, It stands alone, and does not change. It acts perpetually, yet never tires. It could very well be The Mother of the Universe.

McDonald:
Before heaven and earth here was something nebulous, formless yet complete; without sound, without substance, isolated, free from all form; standing alone and depending on nothing, unchanging, operating everywhere, all pervading, revolving and without fail. One can think of it as The Mother of all.

Merel:
There is a mystery, Beneath abstraction, Silent, depthless, Alone, unchanging, Ubiquitous and liquid, The Mother of nature.

Mitchell:
There was something formless and perfect before the universe was born. It is serene. Empty. Solitary. Unchanging. Infinite. Eternally present. It is The Mother of the universe.

Muller:
Which is born before Heaven and Earth. So silent and desolate! It establishes itself without renewal. Functions universally without lapse. We can regard it as The Mother of Everything.

Red Pine:
Imagine a nebulous thing here before Heaven and Earth silent and elusive it stands alone not wavering it travels everywhere unharmed it could be The Mother of us all.

Ta-Kao:
There is a thing inherent and natural, Which existed before heaven and earth. Motionless and fathomless, It stands alone - and never changes; It pervades everywhere and never becomes exhausted. It may be regarded as The Mother of the Universe.

Walker:
Something mysterious and perfect existed before even heaven and earth were born. Silent, immeasurable, standing alone and unchanging, moving without end or exhaustion, it is The Mother of the known and unknown universe.

Wieger:
There is a being, of unknown origin, which existed before heaven and earth; imperceptible and undefined, unique and immutable, omnipresent, The Mother of everything there is.

Wu:
There was Something undefined and yet complete in itself, Born before Heaven-and-Earth. Silent and boundless, Standing alone without change, Yet pervading all without fail, It may be regarded as the Mother of the world.

Sri Lalita Sahasranama 1-200

1) Sri Mata
— Sacred Mother (feminine); the Seer, the Seen and the Seeing.
— The Knower; the Measurer (masculine)
—"For Whom all creatures are born.”Taittiriya Upanishad 3. 2

2) Sri Maharajni
— Great Empress
—"By Whom all creatures live.”Taittiriya Upanishad 3. 1

4) Sri Cidagni-Kunda-sambhuta
— Born from the Pit of the Fire of Consciousness.
— Burns out ignorance and confers Immortality.

5) Sri Deva-Karya-Samudyata.
— Emerges for a Divine Purpose.
— Appears to answer the prayer of Gods (Divine Beings) for help.
— Battles for the spiritual emancipation of Her devotee.

58) Sri Panca-Brahmasana-sthita
— Seated above the Five: Sri Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Isna and Sadasiva.

59) Sri Maha-padmatavi-samstha
— Dwells in the Great Lotus Forest.

61) Sri Sudha-sagara-madhyastha
— Ocean of Nectar.
— Abode of Bliss.

64) Sri Devarsi-gana-sanghata-stuyamanatma-vaibhava
— Gods and Seers perceived Her Cosmic Form.
— Seers realised unity of individual and Cosmic Selves.

65) Sri Bhandasura-vadhodyukta-sakti-sena-samanvita
— Confers powers to devotees to conquer their egos.
— Grants true realisation of Ultimate Reality.

68) Sri Chakra-raja-ratha-rudha-sarvayudha-pariskrta
— Mounted on Sri Chakra inside body with all weapons i.e. Powers.
— Enlightens mind to realise Ultimate Reality as an All Pervading-Consciousness.

70) Sri Chakra-ratharudha-dandanatha-puraskrta
— Mounted on Kiri Chakra, led by Sri Varahi, commander of Her armies.
— Controls forces inside body and marshals them towards God realization.

78) Sri Mahaganesa-nirbhinnavighna-yantra-praharsita
— Delighted at Sri Ganesha destroying obstacles of Her devotees.
— Enables devotee overcome impediments by Her presence in body and Cosmos.

80) Sri Karanguli-nakhotapanna-Narayana-dasakrtih
— 10 avataras of Sri Vishnu emerge from Her fingernails to fight Her battles against Forces of Darkness.

83) Sri Brahmopendra-Mahendradideva-samstuta-vaibhava
— Her splendour praised by Sri Brahma, Vishnu and Indra.
—"You are verily that which cannot be uttered.”Sri Brahmadeva (Devi Mahatmyam)

99) Sri Muladharaika-nilaya
— Dwells in Muladhara Chakra inside body.

101) Sri Manipuranta-rudita
— Appears then in Manipurna Chakra; devotee feels unreality of wakeful state.

102) Sri Visnu-granthi-vibhedini
— Cuts Knot of Sri Vishnu; devotee perceives unreality of individuality.

104) Sri Rudra-granthi-vibhedini
— Cuts Knot of Sri Rudra; devotee becomes one with Cosmic Consciousness.

105) Sri Sahasrarambujarudha
— Dwells in Sahasrara Chakra of liberated souls as Saksi or Witness.

110) Sri Kundalini
— She is coiled like a serpent. She is stated to assume 31/2 coils
- the form in which Sri Lalita resides in sacrum bone of every human as potential state.

112) Sri Bhavani
— Giver of Life to Universe.

114) Sri Bhavaranya-kutharika
— Confers moksa from samsara i.e. freedom from cycle of rebirths.

136) Sri Nitya
— Eternal.

137) Sri Nirakara
— Formless

143) Sri Nirupaplava
— Indestructible.

154) Sri Nirupadhih
— Alone

155) Sri Nirisvara
— Supreme.

167) Sri Papanasini
— Dispels all ignorance, or destroys sins.
—"By mere concentration on Her, sin becomes virtue.”Brahmanda Purana

173) Sri Samsayaghni
— Destroys doubts of devotees.

174) Sri Nirbhava
— Unborn.

175) Sri Nirnasa
— Deathless.

196) Sri Sarvajna
— Omniscient.

198) Sri Samanadhika-Varjita
— Supreme; none to equal or excel Her.

199) Sri Sarva-Sakti-Mayi
— The Mother of all Powers and Energies such as Mahakali, Mahlaksmi and Mahasaraswati.

Sri Lalita Sahasranama
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Ch. 25 Sentence 2

Beck:
I do not know its name; I call it the Way. If forced to define it, I shall call it supreme.

Blackney:
I do not know its name: A name for it is"Way"; Pressed for designation, I call it Great.

Bynner:
Though there can be no name for it, I have called it 'the way of life.' Perhaps I should have called it 'the fullness of life,'

Byrn:
Because I do not know its name, I call it the Tao. If forced to give it a name, I would call it 'Great'.

Chan:
I do not know its name; I call it Tao. If forced to give it a name, I shall call it Great.

Cleary:
I do not know its name; I label it the Way. Imposing on it a name, I call it Great.

Crowley:
I do not know its Name, but I call it the Dao. Moreover, I exert myself, and call it Vastness.

Hansen:
I don't know its name. When put in characters we say dao. Forced to deem it as named, we say 'great.'

LaFargue:
I do not know its name, one can call it 'Tao.' The name of its powerful presence: One can call it 'The Great One.'

Legge:
I do not know its name, and I give it the designation of the Tao (the Way or Course). Making an effort (further) to give it a name I call it The Great.

Lindauer:
I have no knowledge of its name Giving a word, I say tao. Stubbornly trying to name it I say great.

LinYutan:
I do not know its name And address it as Tao. If forced to give it a name, I shall call it"Great.

Mabry:
I don't know its name, so I just call it the Tao. If forced to give it a name, I would call it Great.

McDonald:
I don't know its true name. I call it dao.”Way" is the by-name. If forced to give it a name I can call it great (ta).

Merel:
It has no name, but I call it"The Way"; It has no limit, but I call it"limitless.”

Mitchell:
For lack of a better name, I call it the Tao.

Muller:
There is something that is perfect in its disorder I don't know its name. Hence, when forced to name it, I call it "Tao.” When forced to categorize it, I call it "great.”

Red Pine:
Nnot knowing its name I call it the Tao forced to name it I name it Great

Ta-Kao:
I do not know its name. If I am forced to give it a name, I call it Tao, and I name it as supreme.

Walker:
I don't know its name, so I call it by an alias: Tao. Forced to describe it, I only say," It is great.”

Wieger:
I do not know it by its own name. I designate it by the word Principle. If it were necessary to name it, one would call it the Great.

Wu:
I do not know its name; I style it"Tao"; And, in the absence of a better word, call it"The Great.”

Sri Lalita Sahasranama 201-400

201) Sri Sadgati-Prada
— Leads devotee to Highest Truth or Reality which is Herself.

203) Sri Sarvamayi
— Immanent in All.

207) Sri Manonmani
— Highest state of Consciousness.
— Secret name of Sri Durga.

208) Sri Mahesvari
— One with Him, God Almighty.

209) Sri Mahadevi
— The Greatest Goddess.

212) Sri Maharupa
— The Supreme Form.

213) Sri Maha-Pujya
— Worshipped by the Highest i.e. Sri Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.

214) Sri Maha-Pataka-Nasini
— Destroys the greatest of sins.

216) Sri Maha-Sattva
— Supreme Existence.
— Supreme Energy.

217) Sri Maha-Saktih
— The Greatest Power.
—"To the Devi who abides in All beings in the form of Power.” Sri Durga-Saptasati 32-34

218) Sri Maharatih
— The Greatest Bliss.

221) Sri Mahavirya
— The Greatest Might.

222) Sri Mahabala
— The Greatest Strength.

223) Sri Mahabuddhih
— The Greatest Intelligence.
—"To the Devi who abides in All beings in the form of Pure Intelligence.”Sri Durga-Saptasati 20-22

232) Sri Mahesvara-Maha-Kalpa-Maha-Tandava-Saksini
— Silent Witness to the dissolution of the Universe.

252) Sri Paramananda
— The Ultimate Bliss.

254) Sri Dhyana-Dhyatr-Dhyeya-Rupa
— In the form of meditation, meditator and meditated.

256) Sri Visvarupa
— Universe is Her From.

263) Sri Sarvavastha Vivarjita
— Beyond all states. She is one with those who are beyond all those states mentioned above.

265) Sri Brahmarupa
— Of the Form of Sri Brahma, the Creator.

267) Sri Govindarupini
— Of the form of Sri Vishnu, the Sustainer.

268) Sri Samharini
— Destroyer of Universe.

285) Sri Abrahma-Kita-Janani
— Mother of all Life.

296) Sri Anandinidhana
— Having neither Birth nor Death.
— Eternal.

297) Sri Hari-Brahmendra-Sevita
— Served by Sri Vishnu, Brahma and Indra, being Their Overlord.

317) Sri Raksakari
— The Saviour.

325) Sri Jagatikanda
— Root of the Universe.

326) Sri Karunarasa-Sagara
— Ocean of Compassion.

329) Sri Kanta
— Ultimate Form of Reality.

338) Sri Veda-Janani
— Mother of the Vedas.

339) Sri Visnu-Maya
— Produces an illusion of limitation, even to Visnu who is limitless.

340) Sri Vilasini
— Universe is for Her Pleasure.
— Opens or closes way to Self-Realization.

358) Sri Taruni
— Ever Young

359) Sri Tapasaradhya
— Worshipped by Penance.
— Beyond those incapable of meditation and penance.

361) Sri Tamopaha
— The Remover of Ignorance.

366) Sri Para
— The Ultimate.

367) Sri Pratyak-Chiti-Rupa
— Inner Consciousness or Knowledge.

369) Sri Para Devata
— The Ultimate Godhead.

373) Sri Kamesvara-Prananadi
— Life-breath of Sri Shiva.
—"Without Her, He is unable to move.” Saundhara-Lahari 1.

374) Sri Krtajna
— Witness and Judge of all.

389) Sri Nirupama
— Unequalled.

390) Sri Nirvana-sukha-dayini
— Giver of the Bliss of Liberation.

396) Sri Paramesvari
— The Ultimate Ruler.

397) Sri Mulaprakrtih
— The Original Nature.

400) Sri Vyapini
— All Pervading.

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Ch. 25 Sentence 3

Beck:
Supreme means absolute. Absolute means extending everywhere. Extending everywhere means returning to itself.

Blackney:
Great means outgoing, Outgoing, far-reaching, Far-reaching, return.

Bynner:
Since fullness implies widening into space, Implies still further widening, Implies widening until the circle is whole.

Byrn:
Because it is Great means it is everywhere. Being everywhere means it is eternal. Being eternal means everything returns to it.

Chan:
Now being great means functioning everywhere. Functioning everywhere means far-reaching. Being far-reaching means returning to the original point.

Cleary:
Greatness means it goes; going means reaching afar; reaching afar means return.

Crowley:
Vastness, the Becoming! Becoming, it flies afar. Afar, it draws near.

Hansen:
Being great, we say 'comprehensive.' Being comprehensive, we say 'far reaching.' Being far reaching, we say 'reverting.'

LaFargue:
Great means going forth going forth means going far away going far away means turning back.

Legge:
Great, it passes on (in constant flow). Passing on, it becomes remote. Having become remote, it returns.

Lindauer:
Great, I say passing by Passing by, I say far-reaching Far-reaching, I say returning.

LinYutan:
"Being great implies reaching out in space, Reaching out in space implies far-reaching, Far-reaching implies reversion to the original point.

Mabry:
Being Great, I call it eternal. Being eternal, I call it infinite. Being infinite, I call it Reconciliation.

McDonald:
Now such greatness implies reaching out in space, and also means functioning everywhere, or passing on; Space-yielding or functioning everywhere signifies far-reaching. And passing on means going far away, To go really far is to return to the original point. To reach far is a return. To go far away means to return.

Merel:
Being limitless, it flows away forever; Flowing away forever, it returns to my self.

Mitchell:
It flows through all things, inside and outside, and returns to the origin of all things.

Muller:
Greatness entails transcendence. Transcendence entails going-far. Going-far entails return.

Red Pine:
Great means ever-flowing ever-flowing means far-reaching far-reaching means returning.

Ta-Kao:
Supreme means going on; Going on means going far; Going far means returning.

Walker:
That which is great continues. That which continues goes far. That which goes far returns.

Wieger:
Great going forth, great distance, great return. (The principle of the great cyclic evolution of the cosmos, of the becoming and ending of all beings).

Wu:
To be great is to go on, To go on is to be far, To be far is to return.

Sri Lalita Sahasranama 401-600

414) Sri Sva-prakasa
— Self-Illuminated; nothing illuminates Her as She is 'Svayam-jyoti'.

415) Sri Mano-vachamagochara
— Beyond grasp of mind and speech.
—"Where words turn back.” Annapurna Upanisad 2

419) Sri Jadatmika
— Entire Creation has no power of knowing Her.

423) Sri Dvija-Vrnda-nisevita
— Pacified by the twice-born.

442) Sri Kumara-gana-nathamba
— Mother of Sri Kumara and Sri Ganesha, Commanders-in-Chief of the Divine Forces.

457) Sri Mata
— Mother.

463) Sri Suranayika
— Leader of Gods.

470) Sri Vayovastha-vivarjita
— Ageless.

528) Sri Sahasra-dala-padmastha
— Resides in the Thousand-Petalled Lotus.

543) Sri Punya-labhya
— Attained by the meritorious or righteous.
— Worshipped due to good actions in previous births.

552) Sri Agra-ganya
— Primordial.

552) Sri Achintya-rupa
— Form inaccessible to thought.

555) Sri Kali-kalmasa-nasini
— Destroys sins in this Kali age.

563) Sri Mukhya
— The First One.

573) Sri Prajnana Ghana-rupini
— Supreme Wisdom
— State of Consciousness where nothing else is experienced except Self.
—"Like the taste of salt in the sea (It) is everywhere; Prajnana is All Pervasive.” Brahadaranyaka Upanisad

591) Sri Sirahsthita
— Dwells inside head near Brahmarandhra.

Sri Lalita Sahasranama
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Ch. 25 Sentence 4

Beck:
Thus the Way is supreme. Heaven is supreme. Earth is supreme. And the person is supreme. There are four supremes in the universe, and the person is one of them.

Blackney:
The Way is great, The sky is great, The earth is great, The king also is great. within the realm These four are great; The king but stands For one of them.

Bynner:
In this sense The way of life is fulfilled, Heaven is fulfilled, Earth fulfilled And a fit man also is fulfilled: These are the four amplitudes of the universe And a fit man is one of them.

Byrn:
Tao is great. Heaven is great. Earth is great. Humanity is great. within the universe, these are the four great things.

Chan:
Therefore Tao is great Heaven is great. Earth is great. And the king is also great.

Cleary:
Therefore the Way is great, heaven is great, earth is great, and kingship is also great. Among domains are four greats, of which kingship is one.

Crowley:
Vast is this Dao; Heaven also is vast; and the Holy King is vast also. In the Universe are Four Vastnesses, and of these [one] is the Holy King.

Hansen:
So our dao is great; Nature (heaven) is great, Earth is great, and kings are also great. within a region are four 'greats.' And the King occupies one of those [lofty] statuses.

LaFargue:
Yes: Tao is great Heaven is great Earth is great (the king is also great in the universe there are four great ones and the king takes his place as one of them).

Legge:
Therefore the Tao is great; Heaven is great; Earth is great; and the (sage) king is also great. In the universe there are four that are great, and the (sage) king is one of them.

Lindauer:
So tao is great, heavens are great, earth is great Kings are also great. In the center of the universe are four greatnesses Yet kings stand still, blending them into one.

LinYutan:
Therefore: Tao is Great, The Heaven is great, The Earth is great, The King is also great. There are the Great Four in the universe, And the King is one of them.

Mabry:
Therefore, the Tao is Great. Heaven is Great. The Earth is Great. Humankind is Great. In the Universe there are these four things which are Great, And humankind is one of them.

McDonald:
So dao is great and far-reaching, and so is heaven, earth and the king. For just as dao, earth and heaven each has its subtle greatness, so does the ruler. There are four great things in the universe, and the king is one of them. So within the realm there are four portions of greatness", and one belongs to the king.

Merel:
The Way is limitless, So nature is limitless, So the world is limitless, And so I am limitless.

Mitchell:
The Tao is great. The universe is great. Earth is great. Man is great. These are the four great powers.

Muller:
Hence, Tao is great, Heaven is great, the Earth is great And the human is also great. within our realm there are four greatnesses and the human being is one of them.

Red Pine:
the Tao is great Heaven is great Earth is great the king is also great the realm contains four greats of these the king is one.

Ta-Kao:
Therefore Tao is supreme; heaven is supreme; earth is supreme; and man is also supreme; There are in the universe four things supreme, and man is one of them.

Walker:
Therefore Tao is great, heaven is great, earth is great, a person of Tao is great. These are the four greatnesses in the universe.

Wieger:
The name Great befits (proportionally) four (superimposed) beings: The emperor, the earth, heaven (the classical Chinese triad), and the Principle.

Wu:
Hence," Tao is great, Heaven is great, Earth is great, King is great.”Thus, the king is one of the great four in the Universe.

Sri Lalita Sahasranama 601-800

603) Sri Gurumurtih
— Of the Form of Guru.
— Leads devotee to Highest state of Liberation

615) Sri Adi-Shaktih
— Primal Power.
— The First Cause.

616) Sri Ameya
— Immeasurable.

618) Sri Atma
— The Ultimate Cosmic Soul.

620) Sri Aneka-koti-brahmanda-Janani
— Mother of all Universes.
— Her mind creates Universes at Will.

621) Sri Divya-vigraha
— Represents the Battle of the Divine Forces against Evil.

646) Sri Satyananda-svarupini
— Of the Nature of Truth and Bliss.

651) Sri Vijnatri
— Source of All Knowledge.

654) Sri Yogada
— One who gives Union of individual soul with Cosmic Spirit.

658) Sri Icchasakti-Jnana-Sakti-Kriya-Sakti- Svarupini
— The Power of Will, Knowledge and Action.
— The Force that Creates and Moves the Universe.

661) Sri Sadasad-rupadharini
— The Form of Existence and Non-existence.
— The Source of Reality and Unreality.

664) Sri Loka-yatra-vidhayini
— The One who determines the Life-Cycle of the Universe.

665) Sri Ekakini
— Alone.

668) Sri Dvaita-varjita
— The Ultimate Reality beyond All Duality.

673) Sri Brhati
— The Immense Truth.

678) Sri Bhasa-rupa
— In the Form of Languages.

681) Sri Sukharadhya
— Easily worshipped without putting body to strain.
— Internally worshipped.

683) Sri Sobhana-sulabha-gatih
— The Easiest Path to Self-Realization.

692) Sri Samrajya-dayini
— The Giver of Empires.
— Bestower of the Empire of Liberation.

700) Sri Saccidananda-rupini
— The Truth, Knowledge and Bliss unconditioned by Time and Space.
— The basic components of the Ultimate.

701) Sri Desa-kala-paricchinna
— The Truth unbroken by Time and Space.
— The All Pervading Eternal Truth.

702) Sri Sarvaga
— Present Everywhere and in Everything.

705) Sri Sastramayi
— The Mother of all Scriptures.

706) Sri Guhamba
— The Mother that dwells in the Heart.

707) Sri Guhya-rupini
— Beyond the Senses.
— Unseen and Secret.

713) Sri Guru-mandala-rupini
— The Unbroken Line of Divine Messengers.
— The Succession of Gurus that is She Herself.

718) Sri Mahi
— the Mother Earth.
— Giver of all Life and Food.

719) Sri Ganamba
— The Mother of Sri Ganesha.

725) Sri Daksinamurti-rupini
— The Form of Sri Daksinamurti, The Cosmic Guru.
— The Treasure-House of All Knowledge.

736) Sri Muktida
— The One who confers Liberation.

737) Sri Mukti-Rupini
— The Form of Liberation.
— The Supreme Knowledge of Liberation.

739) Sri Layakari
—The Fifth State beyond Turiya.
—The State where individual and Cosmic Consciousness merge.

742) Sri Bhava-Dava-Sudha-Vrstih
— Ambrosial rain which extinguishes the forest fire of Samsara.
— Ends the cycle of births and death.

755) Sri Candika
— Angry with evil forces.

757) Sri Ksara-Ksaratmika
— Eternal and Indestructible.

759) Sri Visva-Dharini
— The One who contains all Universes.

765) Sri Suddha
— Pure Knowledge.

768) Sri Dyuti-Dhara
— The Light.

777) Sri Viraradhya
— Worshipped by the valiant.

783) Sri Pranada
— The Giver of Life.

788) Sri Jayatsena
— Having victorious armies of Divine Forces.

800) Sri Rasa-sevadhih
— The Ocean of Bliss.

Sri Lalita Sahasranama
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Ch. 25 Sentence 5

Beck:
The person reflects the earth. The earth reflects heaven. Heaven reflects the Way. And the Way reflects its own nature.

Blackney:
Man conforms to the earth; The earth conforms to the sky; The sky conforms to the Way; The Way conforms to its own nature.

Bynner:
Man rounding the way of earth, Earth rounding the way of heaven, Heaven rounding the way of life Till the circle is full.

Byrn:
Humanity follows the earth. Earth follows Heaven. Heaven follows the Tao. The Tao follows only itself.

Chan:
Man models himself after Earth. Earth models itself after Heaven. Heaven models itself after Tao. And Tao models itself after Nature.

Cleary:
Humanity emulates earth, earth emulates heaven, heaven emulates the Way, the Way emulates nature.

Crowley:
Man follows the formula of Earth; Earth follows that of Heaven, and Heaven that of the Dao. The Formula of the Dao is its own Nature.

Hansen:
Humans treat earth as a standard. Earth treats constant nature as a standard. Constant nature treats dao as a standard. Dao treats being so of itself as a standard.

LaFargue:
Earth gives the rule for people Heaven gives the rule for Earth Tao gives the rule for Heaven the rule for Tao: things as they are.

Legge:
Man takes his law from the Earth; the Earth takes its law from Heaven; Heaven takes its law from the Tao. The law of the Tao is its being what it is.

Lindauer:
Man is an offshoot of earth Earth is an offshoot of the heavens The heavens are an offshoot of tao Tao is an offshoot of the natural.

LinYutan:
Man models himself after the Earth; The Earth models itself after Heaven; The Heaven models itself after Tao; Tao models itself after nature.

Mabry:
Humankind follows the Earth, The Earth follows Heaven, Heaven follows the Tao, And the Tao just acts like itself.

McDonald:
The ways of men are conditioned by those of earth. The ways of earth, by those of heaven. The ways of heaven by those of dao, and the ways of dao by the Self-so's Dao in turn models itself after Nature.

Merel:
For I am abstracted from the world, The world from nature, Nature from the Way, And the Way from what is beneath abstraction.

Mitchell:
Man follows the earth. Earth follows the universe. The universe follows the Tao. The Tao follows only itself.

Muller:
Human beings follow the Earth. Earth follows Heaven Heaven follows the Tao The Tao follows the way things are.

Red Pine:
Man imitates Earth Earth imitates Heaven Heaven imitates the Tao the Tao imitates itself.

Ta-Kao:
Man follows the laws of earth; Earth follows the laws of heaven; Heaven follows the laws of Tao; Tao follows the laws of its intrinsic nature.

Walker:
A person of Tao follows earth. Earth follows Heaven. Heaven follows Tao. Tao follows its own nature.

Wieger:
The emperor owes his greatness to the earth (his theater), earth owes its greatness to heaven (of which it is the fruit), heaven owes its greatness to the Principle (of which it is the principal agent). (Greatness borrowed, as one can see, whereas) the Principle owes its essential greatness to its underived, uncreated existence.

Wu:
Man follows the ways of the Earth. The Earth follows the ways of Heaven, Heaven follows the ways of Tao, Tao follows its own ways.

Sri Lalita Sahasranama 801-1000

802) Sri Puratana
— The Primordial One.
— The Ancient One.

806) Sri Param-jyotih
— The Ultimate Light.
—"There (in the Great Lotus Forest) the sun, moon and stars do not shine because She illumines the mind that illumine all of them.”Kathopanisad 5.15

808) Sri Paramanuh
— The Ultimate Atom.
— The Minutest Atom.

809) Sri Parat-para
— The Ultimate of the Ultimate.
— The Ultimate beyond the Trimurti — Sri Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.

814) Sri Amurta
— Beyond sense perception.
— Formless.

816) Sri Muni-manasa-hamsika
— Ever dwelling in the minds of Yogis.
— The Female Swan in the Lake of the Great Lotus Forest.

817) Sri Satya-vrata
— Dedicated to the Food of Truth.

819) Sri Sarvantaryamini
— The Spirit

822) Sri Brahma-janani
— The Ultimate Mother of All.

824) Sri Bahu-rupa
— Of Multiform Manifestations.
—"There are many forms of Her: the divine, human, animal, static and mobile. Hence She is known as Bahurupa.”Devi-Purana

826) Sri Prasavitri
— Entire Creation emanates from Her.

828) Sri Ajna
— The Command.
—"In the beginning from My Mouth, By My Command were born.”Linga Purana

831) Sri Pranesvari
—The Ruler of All Forms of Life.
—The Life of Life.

836) Sri Vira-mata
— The Mother of the Forces battling the forces of evil.

839) Sri Mukti-nilaya
— The Abode of Liberation.

840) Sri Mula-vigraha-rupini
— The Primordial Power.

841) Sri Bhavajna
— The Knower of All Thoughts.

845) Sri Sastra-sara
— The Power behind all Scriptures.

851) Sri Janma-mrtyu-tapta-jana-visranti-dayini
— Bestower of Peace and Solace on those consumed by evils of life, death and old age.
— Endows True Knowledge of their Selves.

852) Sri Sarvopanisadadudghusta
— Proclaimed by all the Upanisads.

854) Sri Gambhira
— The Bottomless Lake.
—"The Ultimate Mother is to be visualised as a great and deep lake of Consciousness, uncomprehended by Space and Time.”Siva Sutra 1.23

858) Sri Kalpana-rahita
— Pure Consciousness.

859) Sri Kastha
— The Final Truth.
—"She is the End and She is the Ultimate Path.” Kathopanisad 3.11

861) Sri Kantardha-vigraha
— Having half the form which is Female.

866) Sri Aja
— The Unborn One.
— The One without Birth.

870) Sri Antarmukha-samaradhya
— Worshipped by those with Inner Vision.
— Worshipped by those with introspection.

871) Sri Bahirmukha-sudurlabha
— To be sought within.

879) Sri Sudha-srutih
— Ambrosial Stream of Bliss.

880) Sri Samsara-panka-nirmagna- samuddharana-pandita
— Rescues those drowning in Samsara; cycle of births and death.
—"Just as the tusk of Sri Varahavatara rescued the submerged earth, so also She rescues those drowned in the Sea of Births.”Saundarya- Lahari 3

891) Sri Vidrumabha
— The Tree of Knowledge

893) Sri Visnurupini
— Sri Vishnu is one of Her Forms.
— The Primordial Power of Sri Mahesha has four different forms.

902) Sri Vijnana-Kalana
— The Knower.
— The Perceiver.

907) Sri Tattvamayi
— The Mother of the Ultimate State of Consciousness.

911) Sri Sadasiva-Kutumbini
— The Matriarch of His Family.
— The Matriarch of Creation.

920) Sri Sadodita
— Ever Present in minds of devotees.

925) Sri Kaulini-Kevala
— The Power behind Time.

940) Sri Paramoda
— The Form of the Ultimate Bliss of Realization.

952) Sri Sasvataisvarya
— Having the Eternal Kingdom

960) Sri Lokatita
— Seated above Sahasrara or Sadashiva
- Loka in body.
— Transcends all Universes.

965) Sri Bala
— The First Movement towards Creation.

980) Sri Jnanagamya
— Reached only by Knowledge.

995) Sri Sarvanullanghya Sasana
— Whose command none i.e., not even Trimurtis can transgress.

1000) Sri Lalitambika
— The Mother Sri Lalita.
—"Since The Mother transcends the universe She sports, She is said to be Sri Lalita.” (Padma Purana)

Sri Lalita Sahasranama
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THE APOCALYPSE OF THE SPIRIT-PARACLETE
The fulfillment of the promised divine eschatological instruction
“The original meaning of the word ‘apocalypse’, derived from the Greek apokalypsis, is in fact not the cataclysmic end of the world, but an ‘unveiling’, or ‘revelation’, a means whereby one gains insight into the present.” (Kovacs, 2013, 2) An apocalypse (Greek: apokalypsis meaning “an uncovering”) is in religious contexts knowledge or revelation, a disclosure of something hidden, “a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities.” (Ehrman 2014, 59)
Shri Mataji
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (1923-2011) was Christian by birth, Hindu by marriage, and Paraclete by duty.
Total number of recorded talks 3058: Public Programs 1178, Pujas 651, and other (private conversations) 1249

“The Paraclete will come (15:26; 16:7, 8, 13) as Jesus has come into the world (5:43; 16:28; 18:37)... The Paraclete will take the things of Christ (the things that are mine, ek tou emou) and declare them (16:14-15). Bishop Fison describes the humility of the Spirit, 'The true Holy Spirit of God does not advertise Herself: She effaces Herself and advertises Jesus.' ...
It is by the outgoing activity of the Spirit that the divine life communicates itself in and to the creation. The Spirit is God-in-relations. The Paraclete is the divine self-expression which will be and abide with you, and be in you (14:16-17). The Spirit's work is described in terms of utterance: teach you, didasko (14:26), remind you, hypomimnesko (14:26), testify, martyro (15:26), prove wrong, elencho (16:8), guide into truth, hodego (16:13), speak, laleo (16:13, twice), declare, anangello (16:13, 14, 15). The johannine terms describe verbal actions which intend a response in others who will receive (lambano), see (theoreo), or know (ginosko) the Spirit. Such speech-terms link the Spirit with the divine Word. The Spirit's initiatives imply God's personal engagement with humanity. The Spirit comes to be with others; the teaching Spirit implies a community of learners; forgetful persons need a prompter to remind them; one testifies expecting heed to be paid; one speaks and declares in order to be heard. The articulate Spirit is the correlative of the listening, Spirit-informed community.
The final Paraclete passage closes with a threefold repetition of the verb she will declare (anangello), 16:13-15. The Spirit will declare the things that are to come (v.13), and she will declare what is Christ's (vv. 14, 15). The things of Christ are a message that must be heralded...
The intention of the Spirit of truth is the restoration of an alienated, deceived humanity... The teaching role of the Paraclete tends to be remembered as a major emphasis of the Farewell Discourses, yet only 14:26 says She will teach you all things. (Teaching is, however, implied when 16:13-15 says that the Spirit will guide you into all truth, and will speak and declare.) Franz Mussner remarks that the word used in 14:26, didaskein, "means literally 'teach, instruct,' but in John it nearly always means to reveal.” (Stevick 2011, 292-7)
The Holy Spirit as feminine: Early Christian testimonies and their interpretation,
Johannes van Oort, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Department of Church History and Church Polity, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Stephen E. Witmer, Divine instruction in Early Christianity   
F. B. Meyer, Love to the Utmost Robert Kysar, John, the Maverick Gospel 
Danny Mahar, Aramaic Made EZ Lucy Reid, She Changes Everything
David Fleer, Preaching John's Gospel: The World It Imagines Berard L. Marthaler, The Creed: The Apostolic Faith in Contemporary Theology
George Ladd, A Theology of the New Testament In Spirit and Truth, Benny Thettayil
Jesus and His Own: A Commentary on John 13-17 Marianne Meye Thompson, The God of the Gospel of John
Eric Eve, The Jewish Context of Jesus' Miracles D. R. Sadananda, The Johannine Exegesis of God: an exploration into the Johannine understanding of God
Michael Welker, God the Spirit Georg Strecker, Theology of the New Testament
Tricia Gates Brown, Spirit in the writings of John Michael Welker, The work of the Spirit: pneumatology and Pentecostalism
Robert Kysar, Voyages with John: Charting the Fourth Gospel John F. Moloney, The Gospel of John
Harvey Cox, The Future of Faith Robert Kysar, John
Robert E. Picirilli, The Randall House Bible Commentary George Ladd, A Theology of the New Testament 
“The teaching of the Paraclete, as the continuation of Jesus' teaching, must also be understood as the fulfillment of the promise of eschatological divine instruction.”
Stephen E. Witmer, Divine instruction in Early Christianity

“Jesus therefore predicts that God will later send a human being to Earth to take up the role defined by John .i.e. to be a prophet who hears God's words and repeats his message to man.”
M. Bucaille, The Bible, the Qur'n, and Science

“And when Jesus foreannounced another Comforter, He must have intended a Person as distinct and helpful as He had been.”
F. B. Meyer, Love to the Utmost

“The Paraclete has a twofold function: to communicate Christ to believers and, to put the world on trial.”
Robert Kysar, John The Meverick Gospel

“But She—the Spirit, the Paraclete...—will teach you everything.”
Danny Mahar, Aramaic Made EZ)

“Grammatical nonsense but evidence of the theological desire to defeminize the Divine.”
Lucy Reid, She Changes Everything

“The functions of the Paraclete spelled out in verses 13-15... are all acts of open and bold speaking in the highest degree.”
David Fleer, Preaching John's Gospel

“The reaction of the world to the Paraclete will be much the same as the world's reaction was to Jesus.”
Berard L. Marthaler, The Creed: The Apostolic Faith in Contemporary Theology

Bultmann calls the “coming of the Redeemer an 'eschatological event,' 'the turning-point of the ages.”
G. Ladd, A Theology of the New Testament

“The Paraclete equated with the Holy Spirit, is the only mediator of the word of the exalted Christ.”
Benny Thettayil, In Spirit and Truth

“The divine Paraclete, and no lessor agency, must show the world how wrong it was about him who was in the right.”
Daniel B. Stevick , Jesus and His Own: A Commentary on John 13-17

Stephen Smalley asserts that “The Spirit-Paraclete ... in John's Gospel is understood as personal, indeed, as a person.”
Marianne Thompson, The God of the Gospel of John

“The Messiah will come and the great age of salvation will dawn (for the pious).”
Eric Eve, The Jewish context of Jesus' Miracles

“The remembrance is to relive and re-enact the Christ event, to bring about new eschatological decision in time and space.”
Daniel Rathnakara Sadananda, The Johannine Exegesis of God

“The Spirit acts in such an international situation as the revealer of 'judgment' on the powers that rule the world.”
Michael Welker, God the Spirit

The Paraclete's “Appearance means that sin, righteousness, and judgment will be revealed.”
Georg Strecker, Theology of the New Testament

“While the Spirit-Paraclete is the true broker, the brokers they rely on are impostors.”
T. G. Brown, Spirit in the writings of John

“The pneumatological activity ... of the Paraclete ... may most helpfully be considered in terms of the salvific working of the hidden Spirit.”
Michael Welker, The work of the Spirit

“The pneuma is the peculiar power by which the word becomes the words of eternal life.”
Robert Kysar, Voyages with John

“The gift of peace, therefore, is intimately associated with the gift of the Spirit-Paraclete.”
Francis J. Moloney, The Gospel of John

“This utopian hope, even when modestly expressed, links Jesus and the prophets to a much wider history of human longing.”
Harvey Cox, The Future of Faith

“Because of the presence of the Paraclete in the life of the believer, the blessings of the end-times—the eschaton—are already present.”
Robert Kysar, John

“They are going, by the Holy Spirit's power, to be part of the greatest miracle of all, bringing men to salvation.”
R. Picirilli, The Randall House Bible Commentary

“The Kingdom of God stands as a comprehensive term for all that the messianic salvation included... is something to be sought here and now (Mt. 6:33) and to be received as children receive a gift (Mk. 10:15 = Lk. 18:16-17).”
G. Ladd, A Theology of the New Testament


“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 Adishakti, 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.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh
London, UK—December 2, 1979


“I am the one about which Christ has talked... I am the Holy Spirit who has incarnated on this Earth for your realization.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh
New York, USA—September 30, 1981


“But to communicate with the people, to communicate with the Spirit—to understand the Kundalini, the vibrations, and their different decodings and all that—the Holy Spirit had to come; with Her mouth, and with Her voice, and with Her intelligence that is intelligible to you; with the knowledge, and everything.

Otherwise it is not possible to communicate and that's why if somebody has to come you have to just recognize. Recognition is the best way of understanding the powers that are given to you...

So somebody has to be there to give you the complete picture. You get Realization, you get vibrations (Ruach, Pneuma, Prana), but then what? What about the complete? And for that the Holy Ghost has to take a form. All right?”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Sydney, Australia—April 7, 1981
"Without the Spirit, the Son is the way, and the truth and the life, but without actualization.... Without the mission of the Spirit no one can grasp the hem of the Son's garment, we never receive the eternal life extended to us, the sending of the Son is a dispatch into a void, a messenger who never arrives, a light illumination nothing, a road to nowhere, and the resurrection is a non-event.... Without the mission of the Son the Spirit is a hand deprived of somehting to grasp, lacking a mystery to be present to, devoid of a mystery to make real in history and in our hearts, doivested of a ministry to empower, bereft of children to transform into daughters and sons, wanting in offspring to gather into unity in the church and in human communiaction.” McDonnell (2003) 228-9


Guest: “Hello Mother.”
Shri Mataji: “Yes.”
Guest: “I wanted to know, is the Cool Breeze (Pneuma) that you have spoken about, you feel on the hands the Cool Wind of the Holy Spirit, as spoken about in the Bible?”
Shri Mataji: “Yes. Yes, yes, same thing, same thing. You have done the good job now, I must say.”
Interviewer: “Is it the Holy Spirit?”
Shri Mataji: “Yes, of course, is the Holy Spirit.”
Guest: “Aha... I am feeling it now on my hand through the [not clear]”
Shri Mataji: “It’s good.”
Interviewer: “Did you want to say anything more than that?”
Guest: “No, I just... That’s all I wanted to know because I...”
Shri Mataji: “Because you are thoughtless now. Enjoy yourself.”
Guest: “Thank you.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Talkback Radio 2UE, Sydney, Australia—March 31, 1981
(The guest experienced the Cool Breeze [Pneuma/Prana/Chi] of the Spirit through the baptism [second birth by Spirit/Kundalini awakening] given by the Comforter Shri Mataji over the radio. )


Second Guest: “I just want to ask Mother about a quotation from the Bible.”
Interviewer: “Yes, what’s that?”
Guest: “It says, ‘But the comfort of the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in My name would teach you all things.’ I would like to ask Her about that.”
Interviewer: “Could you just repeat the quotation again?”
Guest: “But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things.”
Interviewer: “And that’s from where?”
Guest: “John chapter 14, verse 26.”
Shri Mataji: “I think you should take your realization and then you will know the answer to it. Because, logically if it points out to one person, then you have to reach the conclusion, isn’t it? That’s a logical way of looking at things. But I am not going to say anything or claim anything. It is better you people find out yourself.”
Interviewer: “Does that answer your question?”
Guest: “Is the, is the Comforter on the Earth at the present time? Has the Comforter incarnated? Mataji should be able to tell us this because She said that through these vibrations on Her hands, She ...”
Shri Mataji: “Yes, She is very much here and She’s talking to you now. Can you believe that?”
Guest: “Well, I feel something cool [Pneuma/Prana/Chi] on my hand. Is that some indication of the ...?”
Shri Mataji: “Yes, very much so. So that’s the proof of the thing. You’ve already started feeling it in your hands.”
Guest: “Can I?”
Shri Mataji: “Ask the question, ‘Mother, are you the Comforter?’”
Guest: “Mother, are you the Comforter?”
Shri Mataji: “Ask it thrice.”
Guest: “Mother, are you the Comforter?”
Shri Mataji: “Again.”
Guest: “Mother, are you the Comforter?”
Shri Mataji: “Now, what do you get?”
Guest: “Oh, I feel this kind of cool tingling [Pneuma/Prana/Chi] passing all through my body.”
Shri Mataji: “That’s the answer now.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Talkback Radio 2UE, Sydney, Australia—March 31, 1981
(Another guest also experienced the Cool Breeze [Pneuma/Prana/Chi] of the Spirit through the baptism [second birth by Spirit/Kundalini awakening] given by the Comforter Shri Mataji over the radio. )


Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (1923-2011): Christian by birth, Hindu by marriage and Paraclete by duty.
The Paraclete and the disciples (vv. 25-26): The theme of departure (cf. vv. 1-6; vv. 18-24) returns. There are two "times" in the experience of the disciples: the now as Jesus speaks to them (v. 25) and the future time when the Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, sent by the Father in the name of Jesus, will be with them (v. 26). The Paraclete will replace Jesus' physical presence, teaching them all things and recalling for them everything he has said (v. 26). As Jesus is the Sent One of the Father (cf. 4:34; 5:23; 24, 30, 37; 6:38-40; 7:16; 8:16, 18, 26; 12:44-49), so is the Paraclete sent by the Father. The mission and purpose of the former Paraclete, Jesus (cf. 14:13-14), who speaks and teaches "his own" will continue into the mission and purpose of the "other Paraclete" (cf. v. 16) who teaches and brings back the memory of all that Jesus has said. The time of Jesus is intimately linked with the time after Jesus, and the accepted meaning of a departure has been undermined. The inability of the disciples to understand the words and deeds of Jesus will be overcome as they "remember" what he had said (cf. 2:22) and what had been written of him and done to him (cf. 12:16). The "remembering" will be the fruit of the presence of the Paraclete with the disciples in the in-between-time. In v. 16 Jesus focused on the inability of the world to know the Paraclete, but in v. 26 the gift of the Paraclete to "his own" is developed. As Jesus was with the disciples (v. 25), so will the Paraclete be with the disciples in the midst of hostility and rejection (v. 16). As the story has insisted that Jesus' teaching has revealed God to his disciples, so will the Paraclete recall and continue Jesus' revelation of God to the disciples (v. 26).” (Harrington 1998, 412)

“This is the transformation that has worked, of which Christ has talked, Mohammed Sahib has talked, everybody has talked about this particular time when people will get transformed.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh
Chistmas Puja, Ganapatipule, India—25 December 1997


“The Resurrection of Christ has to now be collective Resurrection. This is what is Mahayoga. Has to be the collective Resurrection.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh
Easter Puja, London, UK—11 April 1982


“Today, Sahaja Yaga has reached the state of Mahayoga, which is en-masse evolution manifested through it. It is this day’s Yuga Dharma. It is the way the Last Judgment is taking place. Announce it to all the seekers of truth, to all the nations of the world, so that nobody misses the blessings of the divine to achieve their meaning, their absolute, their Spirit.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh
MAHA AVATAR, ISSUE 1, JUL-SEP 1980


“The main thing that one has to understand is that the time has come for you to get all that is promised in the scriptures, not only in the Bible but all all the scriptures of the world. The time has come today that you have to become a Christian, a Brahmin, a Pir, through your Kundalini awakening only. There is no other way. And that your Last Judgment is also now.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh


“You see, the Holy Ghost is the Mother. When they say about the Holy Ghost, She is the Mother... Now, the principle of Mother is in every, every scripture — has to be there. Now, the Mother's character is that She is the one who is the Womb, She is the one who is the Mother Earth, and She is the one who nourishes you. She nourishes us. You know that. And this Feminine thing in every human being resides as this Kundalini.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Radio Interview, Santa Cruz, USA—1 October 1983


“But there is a Primordial Mother which was accepted by all the religions; even the Jews had it... In India, this is called as Adi Shakti. In every religion they had this Mother who was the Primordial Mother.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
TV Interview, Los Angeles, USA—11 October 1993


The Paraclete Shri Mataji (1923-2011)

Total number of Recorded Talks 3058, Public Programs 1178, Pujas 651, and other (private conversations) 1249


“What are they awaiting but for the Hour to come upon them suddenly? Its Signs have already come. What good will their Reminder be to them when it does arrive?” (Qur'n, 47:18) “As the above verse indicates, God has revealed some of Doomsday's signs in the Qur'n. In Surat az-Zukhruf 43:61, God informs us that 'He [Jesus] is a Sign of the Hour. Have no doubt about it...' Thus we can say, based particularly on Islamic sources but also on the Old Testament and the New Testament, that we are living in the End Times.” Harun Yahya

Good News (An Naba) of Resurrection (Al-Qiyamah): Videos 3474, Audios 1945, Transcripts 3262 and Events 2413

“Concerning what are they disputing?
Concerning the Great News. [5889]
About which they cannot agree.
Verily, they shall soon (come to) know!
Verily, verily they shall soon (come to) know!”

surah 78:1-5 An Naba (The Great News)
5889. Great News: usually understood to mean the News or Message of the Resurrection.

Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur'n
Amana Corporation, 1989


[Moderator]: “Any other questions?”
[Audience]: “Pardon me for asking this question, but, earlier you talked about the Resurrection and you mentioned about the scriptures, where like in the Hindus scriptures they talk about the Kalki Avatar who will come for the Resurrection, and for the Christians, I know they talk about the return of Christ and all the religions talk about this Resurrection and the belief in the coming of the Messiah. So I just want to know since you say you are going to give the resurrection to us, what is your station?”

Shri Mataji: “In Russia?”
[Audience]: “And are you the promised Messiah? Shri Mataji, are you?”
Shri Mataji: “I see now I am not going to tell you anything about myself, to be very frank. Because see Christ said He was the Son of God, and they crucified Him. I don't want to get crucified. You have to find out. When you become the Spirit you will know what I am. I don't want to say anything about myself.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh
Toronto, Canada—October 5, 1993

“Jesus then goes on the offensive against the scribes and Pharisees, pronouncing seven woes against them (Matt. 23:1-36). The final woe identifiers them with all those in Israel's history who have murdered and opposed the prophets. From Abel to Zechariah, all the blood of the righteous will come on them as they typologically fulfill this pattern in the murder of Jesus (23:29-36). They are the wicked tenants who think to kill the son and take his inheritance (21:38). They are seed of the serpent, a brood of vipers (23:33). Their house (the temple?) is desolate, and they will not see Jesus again until they bless him as he comes in the name of the Lord (23:37-39). Somehow, through the judgments Jesus announces against them, salvation will apparently come even for the people of Israel. As Olmstead puts it, Matthew "dares to hope for the day when many of Israel's sons and daughters will embrace Israel's Messiah (23:39), and in that hope engages in a continued mission in her.”” Hamilton 2010, 377


“It is the Mother who can awaken the Kundalini, and that the Kundalini is your own Mother. She is the Holy Ghost within you, the Adi Shakti, and She Herself achieves your transformation. By any talk, by any rationality, by anything, it cannot be done.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi


“She is your pure Mother. She is the Mother who is individually with you. Forget your concepts, and forget your identifications. Please try to understand She is your Mother, waiting for ages to give you your real birth. She is the Holy Ghost within you. She has to give you your realization, and She's just waiting and waiting to do it.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh
Sydney, Australia—Mar 22 1981


“The Kundalini is your own mother; your individual mother. And She has tape-recorded all your past and your aspirations. Everything! And She rises because She wants to give you your second birth. But She is your individual mother. You don't share Her with anybody else. Yours is a different, somebody else's is different because the tape-recording is different. We say She is the reflection of the Adi Shakti who is called as Holy Ghost in the Bible.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Press Conference July 08 1999—London, UK

The Great Goddess is both wholly transcendent and fully immanent: beyond space and time, she is yet embodied within all existent beings; without form as pure, infinite consciousness (cit) ... She is the universal, cosmic energy known as Sakti, and the psychophysical, guiding force designated as the Kundalini (Serpent Power) resident within each individual. She is eternal, without origin or birth, yet she is born in this world in age after age, to support those who seek her assistance. Precisely to provide comfort and guidance to her devotees, she presents herself in the Devi Gita to reveal the truths leading both to worldly happiness and to the supreme spiritual goals: dwelling in her Jeweled Island and mergence into her own perfect being.” (Brown, 1998, 2)


The Paraclete Shri Mataji (Mar 21, 1923 - Feb 23, 2011)
Mar 21, 1923—Feb 23, 2011
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi was
Christian by birth, Hindu by
marriage, and Paraclete by duty.
"The Paraclete represents direct,
intimate divine intervention,
supporting and teaching
believers and challenging the
world, as Jesus did. " (D. Stevick
Jesus and His Own, 2011, 290)
“Now what is the Holy Ghost? The Holy Ghost is the Primordial Mother. But people never talked about Mother. They talked of the Father and the Son. Imagine, a father and a son and no mother. It is absurd. Have you seen any father and a son without a mother? Such an absurd situation comes in that people accepted because it's all mental. Somebody tells you, "No, it's a mystery, there's no Mother," and people accepted it.

But there has to be a Mother and this is the time of Aquarius what we call in Sanskrit as Kumbha, meaning the Aquarius which is the Kundalini, where She nourishes, where She cures you, She redeems you, She guides you, counsels you, and this is the time of the Mother. We had the time of the Father, then of the Son, and now this is the time of the Mother where She has to nourish you, where She has to take you to your ultimate goal that is the Spirit.

The consciousness itself, the way we have been moving in other directions, have been like people think that if a woman starts fighting for her life and then she is asserting the femininity. She is not.

What I'm saying is not meant for women or men. It is meant for every one of us, that we have to become like a mother. Like a Divine Mother, like a person who can nourish people, who can give them love, affection, attention, perseverance, fore-bearing.

This is only possible for a Mother to do it and that motherhood should be awakened in every human being.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Public Program Day 1, Boston, United States—Oct. 11, 1983


“The reaction of the world to the Paraclete will be much the same as the world's reaction was to Jesus. The world does not know or accept the Paraclete, much as it remained ignorant of Jesus' true identity and rejected him.(5:43; 12:48)... The Paraclete will not teach novel truths or a new revelation but will witness to the full meaning of Jesus' mission and revelation.” B. L. Marthaler 2006, 276

“I was amazed myself when I was born to see such ignorant people quarreling over something which they do not know at all—nothing of that kind. They are so ignorant. They do not know there is Power of God working. They cannot feel it and what are they doing?

Whether they are church people, or temple people, or all these scientists, when they talk about God they are at a level from where they cannot talk. But they are not even conscious that they are that level.

This is why we have to know that despite all efforts to destroy our scriptures this Knowledge that you have to become something else— that you are to be reborn—this Knowledge they could not destroy.

They have tried to maneuver it for their own advantage. They have tried to use it for their own building up because they had to have big, big buildings, they must have big, big money projects, and sometimes they also must have some business.

How can you do all these things in the name of God? Just think of it. And they are doing all these mad things and they call it God? And the seeker gets absolutely shocked and surprised that he also gets into the whole whirlpool. He just cannot get out of it because he is a seeker. He says, "Let me go and see for myself what it is. Let me burn my finger here and there and find out for myself."

Now I say again, like all these people have said—"You have to be born again!" They have said it to prepare you all for this Time [of the promised Paraclete sent in the name of Jesus Christ to explain and commence the Resurrection].

It's My fortune that I have to do it. It has to happen. If they had said all these things either they were all false and wrong. So I am here to prove it—not that they were wrong in any way but they were the only people who were enlightened. They had an eyesight to see much deeper than what you can see.

So within us lies that Power and that Power is anxious to give you your second birth. That Power lies as shown, lies in the triangular bone of sacrum and you can see with your naked eyes the rising of this Power.

It has nothing to do with what nationality you have come from, what sort of clothes you are wearing, what sort of hair dress you have—it has nothing to do with this but it has to do something with your inner being.

And while in your inner being there are certain problems which you have created out of your ignorance, and this Power being your Mother—your sweet loving Mother who has been born again and again with you—knows your problems and She knows how to correct it.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
London, U.K. — May 12, 1980


“That word, "another"—"He shall give you another Comforter"—is in itself sufficient to prove the Divinity and Personality of the Holy Ghost. If a man promises to send another as his substitute, we naturally expect to see a man like himself, occupying his place, and doing his work. And when Jesus foreannounced another Comforter, He must have intended a Person as distinct and helpful as He had been. A breath, an afflatus, an impersonal influence could not have stood in the same category as Himself.’ (Meyer 2008, 42)

“This is the Last Judgment of your quality. This is the Last Judgment. And one must know that the Last Judgment is not going to come with a big weighing machine. How are we going to know?

Through Kundalini awakening, the Judgment has to take place.

And you are judged and judged and judged. But this Judgment is so beautiful, that you are not damned with anything, you are not completely imprisoned.

But you are given a chance to improve, to reform, to be perfect, and to enjoy the Beauty that is promised, the Beauty that is described, the Beauty that we are, the Beauty that is Truth, that is Bliss, that’s Heaven.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
Why are We Here and What is Our Purpose
Public Program, Hampstead, U.K. — June 6, 1980


The Paraclete Shri Mataji (Mar 21, 1923 - Feb 23, 2011)
Mar 21, 1923—Feb 23, 2011: Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi was Christian by birth, Hindu by marriage, and Paraclete by duty. "The Paraclete represents direct, intimate divine intervention, supporting and teaching believers and challenging the world, as Jesus did." (D. Stevick, Jesus and His Own, 2011, 290)
“They denied Him, defied Him. Now when He's dead, then we think, "It is Christ."

Now I have come.

He has talked about Me. If you read Bible, you'll find He's talked about Me very clearly there.

And I have to do My job and I have come.

You are going to say that it was Christ, who has to do it. If Christ could do it, why did He say that, "I'm going to send you a Comforter?" He talked of [the] future, didn't He?

Why did He say such a thing? We should find out why did He say that, "I will send you the Holy Ghost and the Comforter and the Redeemer and a Counselor?" Why did He say that? Why not look forward to that?

Because we are today after Christ. People don't want to see this point; they want to depend on Christ because He's in their pocket, they can use Him the way they like.

When He has talked, He has said, "Why not see the point?" If this is what Christ is, then it is such a bad thing because people say, "Christ was no good." They say, "What has Christ given us?" Christian nations, what have they done, what have they achieved?

It's a bad name to Him if you do not see [the] completion of His work. I'm here to complete His work...

And the Day of Judgment is today: this is the Day of Judgment; that's why you are confused. This is the Day of Judgment, where you will be judged. And how are you going to be judged?

Through your Kundalini. Your Kundalini is going to be awakened and you'll be judged where you are. That's what it is.

"And those who will be calling Me, 'Christ, Christ' I will not look at them." That's what it is. By calling Him "Christ, Christ" you do not become Christians.

You have to get your Realization, your Baptism in the actual sense. It has to be an actualization.

I'm telling you that if you miss the point, you have missed it forever and ever. Be careful on that point! It's very important. Don't run after things which have no meaning to your consciousness. Try to raise yourself up to this point and understand that the Time has come for you to transform. This is the Time of your Judgment and you have to get to it in a very big way...

Widen yourself. And that's how—though you may think that you are very unassuming, simple people—you are the ones who are going to be. Not those who are successful: they are blinded by their success. Not those who are rich: they are not going to enter into the Kingdom of God. Not those who have a big name — No!

It's you! You are going to enter into the Kingdom of God.

May God bless you.”

THE MOTHER: Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh
Public Program Day 1, Boston, United States—Oct. 11, 1983




I believe Easter Sunday 2019 would be worthy of the Devi's explanation of Consciousness.




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