In the Brahma Purana, in the Lalitapakhyana, Devi says," My male form (Shri Krishna) is bewildering the milk-maids."
"The Saktas worship the Universal Energy as Mother; it is the
sweetest name they know. The Mother is the highest ideal of
womanhood in India. [...]
Mother is the first manifestation of power and is considered a higher idea than father. The name of mother brings the idea of Shakti, Divine energy and omnipotence. The baby believes its mother to be all-powerful, able to do anything. The Divine Mother is the Kundalini sleeping in us; without worshipping Her, we can never know ourselves. All merciful, all-powerful, omnipresent - these are attributes of the Divine Mother. She is the sum total of the energy in the Universe.
Every manifestation of power in the universe is Mother. She is Life, She is Intelligence, She is Love. She is in the universe, yet separate from it. She is a person, and can be seen and known - as Sri Ramakrishna saw and knew Her. Established in the idea of Mother, we can do anything. She quickly answers prayers.
She can show Herself to us in any form at any moment. The Divine Mother can have form (rupa) and name (nama), or name without form; and as we worship Her in these various aspects, we can rise to Pure Being, having neither form nor name.
The sum-total of all the cells in an organism is one person. Each soul is like one cell, and the sum of them is God. And beyond that is the Absolute. The sea calm is the Absolute; the same sea in waves is the Divine Mother. She is time, space and causation. Mother is the same as Brahman and has two natures; the conditioned and the unconditioned. As the former, She is God, nature and soul. As the latter, she is unknown and unknowable. Out of the Unconditioned came the trinity, God, nature and soul - the triangle of existence.
A bit of Mother, a drop, was Krishna; another was Buddha. The worship of even one spark of Mother in our earthly mother leads to greatness. Worship Her if you want love and wisdom."
Swami Vivekananda," Inspired Talks, My Master and Other Writings",
Wednesday, July 2,1895, Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center, NY, pp. 48-49.
"267. In the form of Govinda (Govindarupini.)
In the Harivamsa, Narada says," The first portion of prakrti, the famous Devi called Uma. [The second one] the manifested Visnu, the All-Pervading, Protector of the Universe, is known as woman."
R. A. Sastry, Lalita-Sahasranama
The Adyar Library and Research Centre, Madras, 1988, p. 145.
"893. In the form of Visnu (Visnurupini.)
In the Brahma Pr., in the Lalitapakhyana, Devi says," My male form is bewildering the milk-maids."In the same place Visnu says to Virabhadra," The ancient Sakti of the Lord is divided into four forms, that Sakti becomes Bhavani in its ordinary form [bhoga], in battle she takes the form of Durga; in anger that of Kali; and she is also my male form."
The Kurma Pr. when Himavin praises Devi says," I salute thy form called Narayana, O Lalita, which has a thousand heads, which is of infinite energy, having a thousand arms, the ancient Person, reclining on the waters."
In the Kurma Pr. when Siva showed his universal form to Mankanaka, the latter said: "What is this terrible form of thine, facing every side; who is she shining by your side?"Thus questioned, Siva, after explaining the glory of his own nature, says," She is my supreme maya and prakrti of triple qualities. She is said by munis to be the ancient womb of the universe." "
R. A. Sastry, Lalita-Sahasranama
The Adyar Library and Research Centre, Madras, 1988, p. 338.
"No other person is our Mother except God. You see, our biological mother is a mother only for a short time, in this life. Who was with us in the past life, and in the life before that, and in the one before that, always with us, who was there? God. The Observer in us, the highest Self in us. It was always there with us. This is our true Mother. This Mother accompanies us, life after life. Divine Mother and Lord Krishna are one and the same. Therefore in the Sahasranama, the Thousand Names of the Divine Mother, one name is Govinda-Rupini. What does that mean? Govinda is a name of Krishna. Divine Mother is in the form of Krishna. She Herself is Krishna. Divine Mother is infinite Sweetness, infinite Love, infinite Beauty, absolute Beauty, eternal Beauty, ever-new Beauty. Om Govinda- rupinyai namah."
Swami Omkarananda, www.sanskrit.bhaarat.com/
"Innumerable people have had visions about HH Mataji. A little group of London Sahaja Yogis were meditating in front of HH Mataji. Suddenly one of us left the room. When we asked him why, later on, he said he had been aware of thousands of white-clad beings around us and that he had been scared by their might.
In Buenos-Aires a lady who had no knowledge of the Indian mythology began describing Shri Laxshmi in the Vaikuntha stage, lost in ecstasy in front of HH Mataji. March 1976: HH Mataji is sitting in my garden in Kathmandu, gazing toward the sky. I am sitting nearby. I am looking at Her. Suddenly the lines around HH Mataji are melting away. I realise that all the lines are dissolving and only one presence remains which imposes itself onto my attention; my gaze abandons the vanishing garden and again I look at HH Mataji. And I see the figure of a man or rather, of a God, a face of unsurpassable greatness, light blue in complexion, radiating with a beauty and majesty for which there is no name. I am bewildered, adoring, subjugated. Yes, it is You, I have already seen You, I remember this Godhead... and then I bend towards the ground because I feel my eyes are not pure enough to look at Him. When I look at Her again, everything is normal. I tell Her what happened. She says simply: "It was Shri Krishna." "
Grégoire de Kalbermatten, The Advent
"So Shri Krishna has said that: "Sarva dharmanam...." He has said that"Give up all your dharmas and surrender them to Me, surrender to my dharma only." So the dharmas we have in our country as we say is a"pitra dharma", what you owe to your father," matru dharma" what you owe to your mother, then what you owe to your husband, like that, you see, that relationship in which you owe to them. But when He says"surrender all these dharmas", He is meaning to say"you should only know what you owe to Me"meaning the Divinity.
Now Shri Krishna is not there, it's Me who is Shri Krishna. So you must know what you owe to Me. I only changed My language. He used to take out His finger and to say that"give up everything and surrender everything to Me." I don't do that way, I give a big lecture and bring you to a point."
Sri Govindarupini Devi
Vienna, Austria, Sept. 4, 1983
(Govindarupini [276th]: Of the form of Govinda or Visnu. The second of the powers of Prakrti as woman is Visnu according to Narada in Harivamsa.)
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