Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Try Wrapping your Mind Around This, Before Giving Up...

If you are familiar with the Ramayana, you might remember that Sita ji was abducted by Ravana. How can such a tower of negativity, Ravana, even come close to Sitaji, the Adishakti? Let alone forcibly abduct her? The fact was that Agni devata had replaced the true Shri Sita with a "Chaya Sita" for the entrapment of Ravana. After the episode of Ravana was over, Agni returned the true Shri Sita during the staging of Agni-pariksha.

I don't know if this satiates the question about the nature of Mahamaya. Our limited intellect tends to draw conclusions, and its not our fault. Our job is probably to rise above it and feel the subtle truth of matters that challenge us.

If you are interested in another example...

Another Rakshasha and his wife created havoc on earth for thousands of years. Finally he battled against the army of Shiva, The Adishakti and Shri Ganesha. His life was that of a lust & power oriented demon. The war lasted thousands of years and he was finally defeated. On his defeat, he ascended to the heavens. WHAT???? What a contradiction. But hold the phone...

The so called demon was Krishna's friend Sudama, who had crossed his boundaries and insulted Shri Radha. To correct his imbalance he had to spend just a moment (in divine terms) correcting it. Shri Radha helped him through the process by helping him clearout on his way to heaven. However, this 'moment' in Goloka translated to thousands years on Prithvi Loka [Earth]. And all the drama ensued in that universe where the villian who apparently fought the divine, was fulfilling a balacing activity.

Another example, the popular story of Shumbha-Nishumbha, if I remember corectly. The elder one, the most important one, after being slayed, also ascended to the heavens, i think.

Many such cases boggle the mind and then calm it completely, assurance us to rely only on vibrations and not on heresay to draw our conclusions. It is impossible to understand with the mind, really. Hope this helps and was worth it.

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