Mahavira- Rising Above Joy & Sorrow
Desires for sensory pleasures are electric in nature. If, with practice, you shift your desires deeper within you towards the core of your being, another portal of evergreen pleasure, joy, bliss and everlasting love will be conquered by you.
Lust, greed, power and jealousy are fuelled with power because they are nothing but energy and that source of energy stems from you itself- pure electricity.
Dedication and devotion maintain the purity of your electricity, lifting you towards your higher being.
When you realize you yourself are the source of pleasure, your cravings subside thereby enabling the way for serenity to dawn upon you. Also, remembering that you will die makes you alive now, freeing you from aversions.
Wise ones are always mindful and careful not to entangle their minds. When your small mind gets fatigued of wandering here and there, you will realize pure happiness prevails when you rise above your desires. Your soul came into earth fully equipped without needing anything worldly.
A person who has conquered his desires is called “Mahavira”.
Real joy is never tomorrow; it is always now. Desire appears to lead you to happiness, but it in fact cannot. That is why desire is called “maya” illusion.
Adi Sankaracharya’s Manasa Pooja.
'I am the One, the Ultimate’.
Thus, one should invoke (avahayet) Lord Siva. Then one should prepare the seat (asana) , that is thinking of the self-established Self.
I worship the symbol of the Self (atmalinga) shining like a jewel and situated in the heart-lotus within the city of illusion, with the ablutions (abhisheka) of the unsullied mind from the river of faith, always, with the flowers of samadhi, for the sake of non-rebirth.
Everyone is God, but we do not see it unless we see God within ourselves. If you first see God in yourself you will see him in the animals, birds, rocks.
Surrender to God and keep Quiet and he will take your responsibilities. As long as you take your responsibilities on your own head, God doesn’t take care and it seems that he is hiding.
Varahi is one of the Matrikas (Mother Goddess of Powerful Energy), a group of seven or eight mother goddesses in the Hindu religion.
Bearing the head of a sow, Varahi is the shakti (feminine energy, or sometimes, consort) of Varaha, the boar Avatar of the god Vishnu. In Nepal, she is called Barahi.
Varahi is worshipped by all the three major schools of Hinduism: Shaktism (goddess worship); Shaivism (followers of the god Shiva); and Vaishnavism (devotion to Vishnu).
Her worship and prayers are observed at night time including secretive Vamamarga Tantric practices.
Origins of the Buddhist goddesses Vajravarahi and Marichi are believed to have their roots in the Hindu goddess Varahi.
when it becomes turbid, you can’t see to the bottom.
The bottom of the river is full of jewels and pearls:
pay attention, don’t stir up the water,
for originally it’s pure and free from pollution.
The human spirit resembles the atmosphere:
when air is mixed with dust, it veils the sky,
and prevents the eye from seeing the sun;
but when the dust is gone, the air once again becomes pure.
Despite your complete darkness, God may offer you visions,
that you might find the way of deliverance.
Varahi is a bali (animal sacrifice) devata, one of Lalita’s receivers of offerings.
Her four alchemical elements (dhatus) are known as the four fires. Kurukulla’s alchemical elements are known as the five Shaktis.
The combination of these five Shaktis (downward pointing triangles) and four fires (upward pointing triangles), forms the complex figure in the centre of the Shri Cakra.
Varahi’s four are the twelve (three x four) sun kalas, twelve sidereal constellations. Kurukulla’s five triangles are the fifteen (five x three) Kalas of the moon, fifteen lunar days. The complete individual grows within nine months to be born as a Shri Yantra or plant.
The flowering of this plant is shown by the 24 petals of the yantra.