Deity of this Divine Day: DURGA
Jai Ma Durga!! Here's is Swamiji's CONTEXT on DEITIES: if you SEE a STATUE, you're NOT seeing God. If you're seeing GOD,you don't see the STATUE.
I'd like to Share HOW I VIEW all the deities: For me all the DEITIES represent THE VARIOUS PIOUS, HIGHEST aspects of OURSELVES and our INNER WORLD. They reflect our full potential.
With DURGA, I have this really SPECIAL connection. This is the one deity at the temple I let it ALL HANG OUT for. When I go to her, I may be in the WORST state of MIND. Feeling SAD, SCARED, CONFUSED, GUILTY, SHAMEFUL... Once I SIT in FRONT of HER for a while all of this STARTS to GO AWAY. I start to feel myself SIT up TALL again, and own my POWER.
Durga is an INCARNATION of Shakti, the feminine aspect of the Divine. In Hinduism, which was originally known by the name Sanatana Dharma (The Eternal Way), God/Goddess REINCARNATE on EARTH to HELP HUMANITY when SHIT IS getting REAL...like when there are demons abound.(In both the Hindu and Buddhist traditions, the demons are NOT something outside of us, although they APPEAR to be OUTSIDE, there actually WITHIN our own PSYCHE.) This was the case for Durga. LONG STORY SHORT, this one demon Rambha NEVER FINISHED his evil PLANS on planet EARTH. Before he passed he HAD a SON, named MAHISHASURA who is going to CARRY ON his evil plans of KILLING all the PIOUS men on planet Earth. Mahishasura literally RAISED HELL on planet Earth, and raising hell SO HIGH that all the GODS in HEAVEN were starting to EXPERIENCE its EFFECTS. He was KILLING all the YOGIS, the GURUS, ALL THR GOOD GUYS. KINDA REMINDS YOU OF STAR WARS AND NOW HUH? He also DESPISED WOMEN and even mistreated the female demons!! He asked a boon from Lord Brahma that no MAN can kill him, because he was so CONFIDENT that no woman could kill him. Well, Shiva, Brahma, and Vishnu got together, COMBINED their Divine partners, SHAKTI, SARASWATI and LAKSHMI and got DURGA. Durga KICKED Mahishasuras ASS and SAVED the WORLD!
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