Maa Durga, reaching out for you…

this mountain I must clilmb, the path, it is deep and winding….

 

The Header Picture to this post shows a painting I once made, “woman with tiger”. I chose it here because Maa Durga is shown with a Lion as her vahana. My woman only has two arms, but then, also in two armed women Durga is ever present. The arms show the greatness of power of the Goddess.

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Durga Kumari

Is it possible that the lessening of puja of Durga Kumari (the child goddess) in Nepal led to the terrible earthquakes in 2015 and destruction of many temples? Is Durga angry because the power of the priests, the power which she had on the king, on the government is constantly reduced?

I dont think so. Durga is a Goddess who fights Evil and not creates Evil. Durga is a benevolent Goddess, she is the Mother Goddess who is creation and creator, She is everything.

In my video I used pictures of the Child Goddess during ceremonies in Nepal, from Internet. I sing the Durga Chalisa, a hymn to Durga.

Worship of a young girl, treating her as Devi, is also a part of Ashtami Puja.  Sri Ramakrishna has said that the Divine Mother manifests herself more in a pure-hearted girl and that is why Kumari Puja is done.  He used to bow down before little girls looking upon them as manifestations of the Divine Mother.   When Durga Puja was done at Belur Math for the first time, Swami Vivekananda worshipped several Kumaris.  Now only one Kumari is worshipped.  The same kinds of offerings made to the Devi are given to the Kumari also, and finally Arati is performed.  Even senior monks offer flowers at her feet (Belur Math). such Girl worship is done also during Durga Puja all over the world.

The blog head Picture is taken from one of These ceremonies.

You are a sea of love…

This is a Hindi song, from a Hindi movie, then used as a spiritual song. I used the theme and adapted it to a new music. I came to know this bhajan when I was a disciple of Sathya Sai Baba.

Sathya Sai Baba is God in a way as I and you are God, perhaps he was spiritually a bit(?) further developed.

Through him I learned playing instruments and singing. I am grateful.

Lyrics (my Translation):

 

You’re a sea of love

And I am just of it a little drop

You are a sea of love

And I’m a drop returning to you

Belonging to you

You are the endless sea of love

 

I’m an insane bird,

I am injured in mind

Too disturbed to fly

Wings are weak,

eyes are blurred

Have to cross endless seas

endless infinite waters

Never know from where

I did come

It is out of my sight

 

Here our life is hustling

Then our life is hurting

beyond the gulf of death

is the hidden path

To bliss we want.

Now I’ve got so confused

please tell me now clearly

From where did I come

And which way to go

to our home?

 

All my songs are experiments…

Especially so when I tried to describe a spiritual journey. The Divine Mother is in everything, which is described in the well known hymn Ya Devi Sarva Bhuteshu. I tried to describe the merging with the Mother in the Dance of a dervish.

I Dance the Ya Devi Sarva Bhuteshu, starting slow and getting quicker, till in trance I finally merge, like in Flash of divine light…

Here are the lyrics:

 

Ya Devi sarve Bhuteshu

Buddhi rupena samstitha

Namastasye Namastasye

Namastasye Namo Namaha

 

O Goddess in all we see around us

coming to us in divine Intuition (Buddhi=Intuition)

Before your greatness we do bow

We submit ourselves

To you, Namaha

 

Ya Devi sarve Bhuteshu

Shakti rupena samstitha

Namastasye Namastasye

Namastasye Namo Namaha

 

O Goddess in all we see around us

Coming to us in the female creative strength (Shakti=Power/Parvati)

Before your greatness we do bow

We submit ourselves

To you, Namaha

 

Ya Devi sarve Bhuteshu

Bakti rupena samstitha

Namastasye Namastasye

Namastasye Namo Namaha

 

O Goddess in all we see around us

Coming to us in our great love to God (Bakt=Lover of God)

Before your greatness we do bow

We submit ourselves

To you, Namaha

 

Ya Devi sarve Bhuteshu

Matri rupena samstitha

Namastasye Namastasye

Namastasye Namo Namaha

 

O Goddess in all we see around us

Coming to us in our love to our mothers  (Matri=Mother)

Before your greatness we do bow

We submit ourselves

To you, Namaha

 

Ya Devi sarve Bhuteshu

Shanti rupena samstitha

Namastasye Namastasye

Namastasye Namo Namaha

 

O Goddess in all we see around us

Found in all who search for peace (shanti=peace)

Before your greatness we do bow

We submit ourselves

To you, Namaha

 

Ya Devi sarve Bhuteshu

Daya rupena samstitha

Namastasye Namastasye

Namastasye Namo Namaha

 

O Goddess in all we see around us

Found in all who care for the poor (daya=pity)

Before your greatness we do bow

We submit ourselves

To you, Namaha

 

Ya Devi sarve Bhuteshu

Shraddha rupena samstitha

Namastasye Namastasye

Namastasye Namo Namaha

 

O Goddess in all we see around us

Found in all who trust in God (shraddha=Devotion)

Before your greatness we do bow

We submit ourselves

To you, Namaha

 

Ya Devi sarve Bhuteshu

Nidra rupena samstitha

Namastasye Namastasye

Namastasye Namo Namaha

 

O Goddess in all we see around us

Found in all who widen their consciousness (nidra=sleep)

Before your greatness we do bow

We submit ourselves

To you, Namaha

 

Ya Devi sarve Bhuteshu

Buddhi rupena samstitha

Namastasye Namastasye

Namastasye Namo Namaha

 

 

Hoton se chhoo lo tum

Wake my song with a touch of your lips, make it famous forever with your kiss….

A Hindi Evergreen that I played and sung in Hindi and English. The English part is in the 2nd half of the Video…

(This song first was sung by Jagjit Singh in Hindi)

Here are the lyrics in English and Spanish:

(You give my life a new form
Let it please forever be our norm ) – 2
(tú entregas a mi vida una nueva forma
por favor deja que esto siempre sea nuestra norma) – 2
As deserted the sky is a land
So lonely also feels my heart – (2)
Como abandonado el cielo es una region
Tan solo también se siente mi corazón – (2)
With anklets jingling alive
you enter happily my life
Con tus adornos de los tobillos haciendo sonar
te introduces felizmente en mi vida
When you offer your breath to me
all my music immortal will be
Cuando ofreces tu aliento a mí
toda mi música será inmortal
Make my music immortal with your kiss
And my song make immortal with your lips
Haz mi música inmortal con tu beso
Y mi canción inmortal con tus labios
What was ever precious to me
the world has snatched it away ) – 2
Lo que fue alguna vez precioso para mí
el mundo ha arrebatado a la basura) – 2
all have build success at my cost
I was the one who always has lost
todos obtenían éxito a mi costo
Yo era el que siempre ha perdido
If you give your heart to me
make me winning immortality – (2)
Si me des tu corazón
Me haces ganar la inmortalidad – (2)
wake my song with a touch of your lips
make it famous forever with your kiss
Despierta mi canción con un toque de tus labios
que sea famosa para siempre con tu beso

Mahishasura Mardini Stortram

This stotram is hailing the Divine Mother. The Divine Mother is the active part of Paramatma, the infinite timeless Nothing that is in all of us just as the water under the waves, while we are the forms, the waves.

The Divine Mother I compare in this stotram to the strings in string theory. All that we experience here is a realization of the 11 dimensional strings underlying everything. Divine Mother like the formless Atman is in all of us.

We can contact the Deity mentally, we can shape the strings. We can destroy the Devils, such as Mahishasura is destroyed in the stotram, the devils which are in our mind. That is my message about Mahishasura whom Durga/Kali killed.

See also the description in the video in English.

The sculpture in the picture above symbolizes for me the evil thoughts in the head… (Sculpture Museum Mamallapuram)