Shri Mataji: "My actual sign name is Lalita who is the name of the Primordial Mother.""It was on June 23, 1994, the eve of the Guru Puja, that Kash meditated and confirmed that Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi's original name was Shri Lalita Devi! It is for this reason that the 1,000 esoteric names throughout Shri Adi Shakti: The Kingdom of God are taken from the Shri Lalita Sahasranama and attributed to Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, the incarnation of Shri Lalita Devi, the Great Goddess."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi "Now the name Nirmala itself means immaculate; means the one who is the cleansing power and the name of the Goddess also. My actual sign name is Lalita who is the name of the Primordial Mother. That is the name of the Primordial Mother."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
"I'm the Holy Ghost" (New York, 30.09.81)
(The DCB, vol.XV, issue 9&10, September-October, 2003)
"Shri Mataji, what was your original name?"
It must be emphasized that neither Kash, his brother Arwinder nor sister Lalita have ever met the physical Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. All their daily spiritual experiences with Her till today have been within their Sahasraras. They narrate the Ultimate Reality of the Sahasrara or Kingdom of God within all humans, where She resides as the Adi Shakti. It has little to do with Her temporary, illusionary human form as Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi who sooner or later will leave Earth after having completed Her Mission to enlighten and emancipate humanity.
It is extremely important to understand this Reality because it deals entirely with the Spirit World absolutely devoid of any earthly defect. Thus no comparison whatsoever should be made between the Great Adi Shakti Shri Lalita Devi and Her earthly incarnation as Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi.
Yet, they are both one and the same. The physical Shri Mataji on Earth is the drop. The Spirit Shri Mataji in the Sahasrara is the Ocean. The earthly Shri Nirmala Devi is the single leaf. The Formless Shri Lalita Devi is the Divine Forest. The human Shri Mataji is the Teacher without. The Divine Shri Lalita Devi is the Supreme Guide within. The mortal Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi is the temporary external mirage. The Immortal Shri Lalita Devi is the Eternal Inner Reality.
Another important point to remember is that the mystical experiences of Kash, Arwinder and Lalita are shruti in nature."Shruti in Sanskrit means athat which is heard'. This word, then, is meant to connote, something that was directly heard from God, by the sages. In other words, the Shruti stems from the inner, intuitional and spiritual experience of the ancient seers through years of deep meditation. They are"Apaurisheya", or authorless, or, to put it more succinctly, they are superhuman."
Professor Rukumani (Ph.D) points that"At the core of Hinduism is the synthesis of sat (existence), chit (consciousness) and anant (infinity) as found in the texts of the Vedas and the Upanishads said to date back to 2500 B.C. These truths known as shruti (heard) were revealed to sages in an inspired state of mind, and were handed down for centuries from teacher to pupil by word of mouth. The techniques of transmitting the shruti verse were so accurate and precise that when they were finally written down, manuscripts composed independently were found to agree syllable by syllable."
According to Deepak Chopra"knowledge about God is of two kinds, direct and indirect. Indirectly we can read scriptures, listen to sermons, consult authorities, and from these sources build a reasonable case that God exists. But such a God transmits no love to Earth. Therefore nothing substitutes for gyana, which is direct knowledge of the divine. Instead of having thoughts about God, you share God's own thoughts. Her thoughts can only be about Herself. This isn't cosmic self-centeredness, however. It confirms the fact that spiritual knowledge is essential; truth; trust; devotion, and love are inside our thoughts. Gyana is the mind in communion with spirit."
Of all the spiritual knowledge revealed to the children, perhaps the most priceless of all is the one posed by Kash to the Great Adi Shakti early 1994:
Kash: "Shri Mataji, what was Your original name?"
Shri Mataji: "Shri Lalita Devi."
Shri Lalita Devi
Camp Interval, Quebec, Canada — July 23, 1994
It was on June 23, 1994, the eve of the Guru Puja, that Kash meditated and confirmed that Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi's original name was Shri Lalita Devi! It is for this reason that the 1,000 esoteric names throughout Shri Adi Shakti: The Kingdom of God are taken from the Shri Lalita Sahasranama and attributed to Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, the incarnation of Shri Lalita Devi, the Great Goddess.
2. The Gazette, April 26, 1996
3. Deepak Chopra, The Path of Love
"As we now move to other ancient scriptures let us not be blinded by"religious"parochialism. A mind overly conditioned by the fatherly connotation of the Judeo-Christian tradition will, at first, have some difficulty at the conception of the Divine in the feminine form of The Mother. And yet, the cult of The Motherhood of God, from time immemorial, has been attested by archaeological evidence from all quarters of the globe. It seems that it is the Indian subcontinent which presents us with the most elaborate expressions of this worship.
According to Advaita Vedanta Ultimate Reality is formless undifferentiated consciousness (Nirguna.) This condition, which is at the same time the Absolute Being and Absolute Nothingness  cannot be conceived of. Through eons of ages, it goes through alternate phases of potentiality and manifestation. The alternation of this cosmic rhythm has been called: "The respiration of Brahma."When the ultimate reality rests in its latent phase, the Unmanifested, it is contained in"IT."In the activating phase of its manifestation, the"IT"becomes"HE"And"Her"; HH Mataji says that the first step of the Creation takes place when God separates itself into Himself as a witness and Herself as His power. One aspect is Sadashiva (The Primordial Existent and Witness, God the Almighty, the Father, the Purusha); the other is His power, the Adi Shakti, (The Primordial Energy of Divine Love, the Divine Mother, the Prakriti.)  Thus the Mother is the Primordial Energy ... The Creation, spiritual and material, springs from the Divine Mother, the Holy Spirit of the Christian tradition. She creates various strata of existence, among which is this phenomenal universe. As this Primordial Energy is the genitrix of everything we experience, She is worshipped as the Sacred Mother. We read in the first sutras of the Kama-Kalavilasa:
"Victory to Her the Primordial Power, the seed from which sprouts hereafter the entire creation, static and kinetic universes, the eternal, the incomparable, who is of the nature of Her own bliss, and who manifests as a mirror to His (Shiva) self."
The Samaya Mata recalls that the distinction between He and Her is only an apparent one: "There is no Shiva without Shakti nor is there any Shakti without Shiva. There is no distinction between them just as there is none between the moon and the shining."The Shakti combines in Her person both the manifestation of the Universal Existence (male form) and the Universal Energy (female form.) She is thus identified with the One. The actualisation of this primordial unity within the disciple is the object of the Shakti worship. She is the central object of worship because She is the manifested dimension of the Ultimate. She is the Great One who bridges the gap between the Infinity and the Finite; only through Her compassionate meditation can the finite human being regain Infinity. And that is indeed the very blessing that She wants to graciously bestow on Her children.
"Thyself, with a view of manifesting Thyself in the form of the Universe, inwardly assumest the form of Consciousness and Bliss."— Shri Shankaracharya, Saundarya Lahari 35
Let us again remember that the Holy Spirit, as the Primordial Energy, is the Christian mysterious symbol for The Mother.
We ought to mention, that in the apocryphal Acts of Saint Thomas, the Holy Spirit is (rightly) invoked as"hidden Mother," "Mother of all life."These statements should help us to recognize the true wisdom of the early gnostics and Syrian fathers who grasped something of the identity (Holy Spirit = Mother = Energy.) The esoteric perception certainly casts a new light on the intriguing dialogue between Lord Jesus Christ and Nicodemus:
"Truly, Truly, I say to you unless one is born anew, he cannot see the Kingdom of God. Nicodemus said to him," how can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?"Jesus answered"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter the Kingdom of God"— John 3.3
The necessity to return to the Divine Mother in order to become a New Adam, a second born, a Divine Child has been asserted by Lord Jesus. It is time that those western seekers who have engaged themselves in intellectual pursuits use their intellect to discover the Unity of the message of the various mythologies and religions; they had better realize the greatness of the Christian promise and the value of the other world religions. HH Mataji has brilliantly exposed those teachings in a new light which also illuminates the other religious traditions and contemporary science. It is time for us to discover that the true object of Knowledge is integration. All the great religions are one. This is revealed by actualization when our own integration takes place through rebirth.
Although the Great Goddess (Adi Shakti) is"Truly Formless" (see the Devipurana) She has been worshipped through millennia in countless aspects and forms. The three great aspects through which She is channeling Her own power are Mahalaxshmi, Mahasaraswati, Mahakali. She is also known to have taken various incarnated forms (avtaras.)
It is thus described in the Scriptures that She is the Primordial Power, the utterly Holy. It is certainly not easy for the western reader to face the very serious hypothesis that She can take human form. To talk about it is even more difficult. This field of reality only underlines the limitations of ideas and words."
Grégoire de Kalbermatten, The Advent,
The Life Eternal Trust Publishers, 1979, p. 252-55.
1. In Mahayana buddhism"tathata" (suchness) and"sunyata" (emptiness) are interchangeable notions.
2. Purusha and Prakriti represent the apparent opposition between the Father-Spirit and The Mother-Nature."
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