Flashcards in Lalitha Sahasranamam 4 Deck (73):
Giver of boons;
'va' is called amruta bijam
She dispels fear and gives her devotees boons
She gives boon to Trimuti, greatest of which is knowledge of Path to Liberation
Cling to her feet to attain boons
Navami day is sacred day for Devi puja
Having beautiful eyes
vama- karma phalam
nayath - that which she will take
The good karmas that we do will take us towards Amma
-Drunk with date wine, Sri Devi is immersed in Shiva
-Varuni(nadi), with breath control we can control this Nadi, which helps with excretion function.
-Maha Yogis with pranayama control this nadi and have unbroken dhyana since they don't have to worry about bodily functions
Sivatatva to Prithvi tatva are 36 tatvas which run the world
5 Pancha bhuta
5 Pacha kosalu
4 Anthakaranas (4 parts)
7 Maya Tatva
5 Siva Tatva
Amma is spread thru all of these and yet in the top most of them all
Only through the gates of the vedas can She be reached
She was born as 'Yoga Maya' to Yashodha Devi in Dwapara Yuga. When kamsa tries to kill her, she flies away to top of Vindhyachala Mountain.
Thru Brahma she gave vedas to devotees. She gives karma phalalu equally to all. Dharmarupini, srishti, sthithi, laya karini.
Mother of the vedas; All dharmas, all gnyanam comes from the vedas.
'Vid' means gnyanam.
Vedas are not created by people, directly from Her
Vedas are her breath. She is Gayatri Devi.
Sabda Brahma Swaroopini.
Creates 'maya', where you can't if its real or not.
Ma - means no
Ya - means yes
Maya - illusory, real/unreal
Trigunathma rupam of Paramatma
Natya Sastra Swaroopam. All a dancers poses and mudras in her kalpam. She does all the movements in the universe.
Maya is Paramatma's abhinayam
Vilasini is mohini Sakti
Sadhaka can be drowned in her maya, tests the devotee to get liberation
She is the path to liberation and she is the obstacle for liberation as well.
Kundalini Sakti awakens and moves up, at the Brahma randra sthanam (moksham gate), she is a film that blocks the way to the Sahasrara.
Surrender at her feet to remove the curtain.
The highest consciousness to the grossest matter and space consists of ksetras. It is all her form.
Punya ksetras are where yogis have done great tapas
Queen of Ksetras
Ksetra - field ; gross body
Ksetrajna - Jiva; subtle body
She is the ruler of both
Vrddhi - growth
Vinirmukta - beyond (free of)
She is without change, no growth or decay
One who says "I am the body" is the ksetrapaludu; use this body to pray to Amma. She is worshipped by all
- Amma defeated many rakshasalu
- She is Aparajita- always victorious, without defeat
Amma's devotees are also never defeated.
Real victory is moksham
She has no blemishes, such as ignorance, avidya;
No bodily excretions such as tears, sweat, urine
She is not associated with them
One who is fit to be worshipped by all
If we do Namaskaralu to God all indriyalu will be nourished. She delivers us from papalu. Gives Sakala Sowbhagyalu.
She is affectionate with the devotees.
She gives longevity, knowledge, face and prosperity if we prostrate with trikarana(mind, body, action) sudhhi.
She is one of the Anga devathlu, She is beside Symala Devi who is a Gnyana Devatha.
Resides in the Sri Chakra
"Vakku" - expression
Her grace gives us intellect and the ability to express it.
She also helps us retain the knowledge
If we contemplate on her thick tresses our darkness will disappear.
Kesamulu - Rays
Vamanamu - disperse downward
She showers us the rays of the sun, moon, fire; nourishing the world.
Eksada rudrulu and navagrahalu are all vamakesalu
Amma lives in the agni mandalam
Right below bindu
In muladhara if kudalini is awakened, it is like an agni flow
She gives buddhi, gives us all vidhyalu
Kalpa-Lata : wish-fulfilling creeper
Whatever stage her devotees are, she fulfills their wishes and takes them to next stage
She not only fulfills wishes she takes us towards moksham if we surrender to her
Pasu - ignorant man ( avidya - sees difference between self and God)
Pasa- rope of bondage
vimochini - freedom
Pasas - old karmas
Pasupati - time, space and jiva are controlled by iswara
- She takes away bondage of limitations
- As you pray and surrender to her she will remove the avidya of differentiate between you and her
Samhr - destruction
asesa - without any leftovers
Pasanda - turns away from vedas/dharma
She totally removes the inner enemy of disbelief
Enforces good conduct
She stands with us to help in good conduct.
Tapatrayagni santhaptha samahladhana chandrika
Sudhamaya bindhu in sahasrara. Amma like chandrika will cool down tapatrayalu
1.Removing sorrows due to adhyathmika, adhibouthika and adhidaivika will remove all sorrow.
2. when kundalini awakens at muladhara, travels up through manipura and agna, reachs sahasrara and liberates the devotees.
16 year young maiden
16 letter sodasi vidya = taruni vidya = kundalini vidya
sadhana beginning stage is taruni
Tapasi = devotee with single pointed focus who controls sense organs and mind
one with slim waist
Bindu in the center of sri chakram
pranasakthi in susuhmna
remover of avidhya
tatvamasi = that is you
all pervading knowledge and bliss
Swathmananda lavibutha brahmadhyananda santhathi
nothing compares to her paramananda swaroopam
will to create sound
process of creation is the same as process of creating sound
intention to make a sound originates at sahasrara. it starts travelling up from muladhara ( para - stone) expression and increases speed at swadhistana ( pasyanthi - trees) language to speak ( madhyama - animals) pranasakthi with energy voices out from throat ( vikhari - humans).
Antharmukha knowledge - experiance of chithi roopam
para loni pranasakthini antharmukham chesthey chithi roopam labisthundhi
language originating stage
She swims in the hearts of devotees
In sushumna nadi sri matha flows as main pranasakthi.
without her our body dosenot exist.
She is the shakthi of para brahma, Siva has no energy to move without her - Sivani
She remembers and showers blessings on the devotees who offer her anything with devotion.
Krutham also means universe. She created and appointed 9 forces, all are manifestations of mother.
She is worshipped at sri kamagiri peetam as Kanchi Kamakshi.
Manmadha worships her with kadi vidya
she is worshipped by kameswara.
Srungara rasa sampoorna
She is in the bindhu as bliss. Santha rasam is the 1st in 9 rasalu. Her real nature is tranquility.
She is in Purna giri peetam at Badrinath as Annapurna and in our body in 12 petals at anahatha.
Mother in chith swaroopam is rason for our existence. She is always victorious
Main pranasakthi, 16 petals visuddhi chakra.
Jalandhara peetam in Jalandhar punjab
Odyana peeta nilaya
She is brilliant in the 2 petals, Agna chakra between the eyebrows.
Assam Kamakhshya peetam is the most important one
She is in the sahasraram bindhu. sarvanandamaya mandalam
Worshipping her in srichakram is bahiryagam
Worshipping her in the chakras inside the body is Antharyagam.
Antharyagam should be learnt from a proper guru.
Pranasakthi and ego should be offered to each diety at each chakra.
She immediately showers blessings on her devotees
She is a witness of the universe
She dosenot have any witnesses. Final stage of realization.
Shadanga devatha yuktha
She is manthraswaroopini served by 6 anga devathas.
She has all 6 gunas - prosperity, righteousness, fame, material wealth, wisdom and dispassion.
3rd thidhi devatha, she has a kind merciful heart
She gives liberation and bliss
15 dieties 15 lunar days worshipped in srichakra representing panchadasi mantram. Shodasi is lalitha herself. She is pleased if worshipped with shodasi manthram than any yagna.
In our body, mind keeps changing Atma remains unchanging and eternal.
Sri Kantardha saririni
This is Arthanariswara tatvam.
Siva holds poison in his throat.
During creation paramatma is one and he splits himself into 2 - left female sakthi and right purusha sakthi
Siva is soul, sakthi is energy they are indivisble
Prabhavathi resides in bindu filled with power of effulgence surrounded by 8 dieties representing very powerful illuminating siddhis (prabha) Due to these our body receives energy to function, root is lalitha herself.
In the form of supreme light that pervades the whole universe. 8 deities get their illumination from this brightness.
She gives knowledge and prosperity to her devotees.
Akhanda atma sakthi
Innerself in all living beings. She is the self. All pervading all powerful always praised by her devotees.
She is ultimate, wife of parameswara. Able administrator of the whole universe. Root of srividya mantra. she is nature - sat chit ananda swaroopini
pra = first one, main, supreme
She is the source for all 3. If universe is fruit she is chidekarasa rupini
Vyaktha vyaktha swaroopini
Both manifested and unmanifested forms are her.
Karya karana rupa.
She is all pervading, spreads all over the universe in the form of chithi( energy)
She takes different forms while forming different functions. Even though she is in different forms she is only one.
Vidhya = knowledge, avidhya = ignorance
she is in both forms.
Vidya is supreme knowledge that leads to liberation whereas worldly knowledge to fulful worldly desires is avidhya, it also includes various fire rituals, external worship etc. but when rituals are performed without attachment to fruits of action along with internal search and exploration through meditation, he is said to possess vidya and he is sure to attain liberation. When avidya dissolves into vidya liberation can be attained.
Srividya is both vidya and avidya swaroopini. She is maha maya if we surrender to her totally she removes ignorance and gives knowledge that leads to liberation.
Avidya binds jeeva vidya liberates.
On seeing her sivas eyes widens with happiness as lotus that blooms when full moon shines.
Ku = inferior + mudha = pleasure
worldly pleasures are considered inferior.
She takes pity on those who indulge in worldly pleasures and when they start worshipping her she leads them to the right path to attain liberation.