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Mnx
July 18, 2019 11:26 PM

This site is a Spiritual treasure. To understand Mother's saundraya, understanding, "Saundarya Lahiri", is a must. Please go through, https://www.manblunder.com/articles/soundarya-lahari

910
July 18, 2019 03:30 PM

Thank you, Aditya. Hope we could see her just like the saint Ramakrishna Paramahamsa did. Let her grace be on all of us :)

Aditya
July 18, 2019 02:04 PM

I want to share a very popular story in Tantric Lore about Divine Mother Lalitha Tripurasundari. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa after getting Kali Siddhi/Darsha, did chanting of different Deities. He said that he could see the physical form of Devata after doing just doing one mala. He said that he had vision of many Devis but Lalitha Devi was the most beautiful of all the Devis he saw. He said SHE had such a Surreal Beauty that he could not be able to express the Beauty of the Divine Mother. Thats why SHE is considered the most beautiful Mother.

910
July 18, 2019 10:22 AM

Thank you, WICCA, for your explanation. Got your point and I strongly agree that she is beyond all concepts and limitations. As you mentioned, she is the infinite. In a poetic way, only she knows the ends of this universe. Keep smiling :)

WICCA
July 17, 2019 09:33 PM

Dear 910, What you are trying to define as"beauty" or the concept of "beauty" are attached to prejudices or things that you learnt by a limited self experience. Thats why every person has their own concept of beautiness. Tripurasundari is a poetic form that refers that the happines, love, etc. experienced with lalitha goes beyond concepts and prejudices.you cannot measure beauty, love, happines, war. Those are concepts based on ego/self/limited experiencie. Sundari goes beyond all concepts and limitations. Thats why the old wise men and women made the effort of defining her/his/it as the supreme beauty, but words are still not enough to describe the "infinite". In few words is just poetry to begin to understand the "infinite".

WICCA
July 17, 2019 09:33 PM

Dear 910, What you are trying to define as"beauty" or the concept of "beauty" are attached to prejudices or things that you learnt by a limited self experience. Thats why every person has their own concept of beautiness. Tripurasundari is a poetic form that refers that the happines, love, etc. experienced with lalitha goes beyond concepts and prejudices.you cannot measure beauty, love, happines, war. Those are concepts based on ego/self/limited experiencie. Sundari goes beyond all concepts and limitations. Thats why the old wise men and women made the effort of defining her/his/it as the supreme beauty, but words are still not enough to describe the "infinite". In few words is just poetry to begin to understand the "infinite".

910
July 17, 2019 01:07 PM

I didn't get the specific answer that I was looking for. But, thanks for taking your valuable 'time' and replying. My quest for knowledge wouldn't end here and I will post the answer once I find it, by the grace of my mother goddess. And my mother goddess is my Guru and she shows me the way. She has always been with me, supported me from failing in every situation of life. :)

910
July 17, 2019 01:00 PM

Thanks for the reply and I guess you are one of the very few highly intellectual persons who has better used the time in devotion, japa and dhyana. I 'bow' to you for that. Yes, I admit that I have not studied any scriptures under any guru's guidance. If you are a person who is capable of removing darkness through the light that you possess, you should do it without mocking at the darkness. That's what our scriptures say, right? Oh, now I guess you too didn't study scriptures under a guru's guidance. Nice, we are on the same boat. Let's see who survives the leak! I see your ignorance speaking these lines - "I think such rhetorical questions are good to pass time or general curiosity - why should someone not bow? Why Tripurasundari is most beautiful and not someone else etc.". You get an award for finding my questions 'Rhetoric'. Thank you again for your answers. I am not being sarcastic here, sincerely. I read somewhere that there are 6 enemies of the mind which are: Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha, Mada, Matsarya. These are the negative characteristics of which prevent man from attaining moksha or salvation. Of these 'Mada' is so dangerous. I hope you knew this already. Thank you again for your time and answers. Your answers show your 'beauty' here. Wow!!! Keep it up! Again, I am not mocking or being sarcastic here. Thanks for understanding. Be happy always :)

Svarupanandanatha
July 17, 2019 10:46 AM

Such questions arise due to three reasons: 1. When one has not studied the scriptures under the guidance of a competent Guru, which leads to picking a sentence here and there and pondering on it without understanding the context. 2. Having studied the scriptural sentence, not contemplating on it with the right attitude 3. Not having enough merit acquired through Sadhana without which instructions of the Tantras are easily misunderstood. It is a stretch to say that one initiated into Mahashodashi cannot prostrate before anyone. These days, anyone can receive a mantra, even over a Skype or an email and it means nothing. The above injunction is applicable for someone who has perfected the mantra and realized his self as the Goddess. In the Tantric parlance, he follows nitya and naimittika duties which involve rites such as Mahashodha nyasa. A person who has perfected such advanced nyasas is verily the living form of matrika, yogini and bhairavas and such a siddhatma cannot prostrate before a person of lower attainment. It is not due to his ego, but out of compassion for the person with a lower state of energy, so as to not cause him any harm. At a metaphysical level, one who has perfected Mahashodashi does not bow down before a sanyasi because he is considered an Avadhuta and Avadhutashrama is beyond Sanyasa. It is incorrect that sansyasis do not bow before anyone, as various hierarchies of sanyasis can do pranam to others (dandis, hams, paramahansa etc.) Moreover, for someone who has realized the the mantra practically and is perfect in the realization of the oneness of the self, Goddess and the universe - who does he bow to? When all there is, is just the Goddess, there is no duality of possibility of one bowing to a non-existent second. I think such rhetorical questions are good to pass time or general curiosity - why should someone not bow? Why Tripurasundari is most beautiful and not someone else etc. - but ultimately spending time in devotion, japa and dhyana are much better use of one’s time.

Svarupanandanatha
July 17, 2019 09:03 AM

"Sundari is not the ordinary beauty of form (which is more properly an aspect of Kamala).The highest beauty does not lie in any object, though it is not apart from objects. The highest beauty is of perception – to "hold Infinity in the palm of your hand, and Eternity in an hour," as the poet Blake so eloquently wrote. Beauty derives from the light of consciousness that is irradiated through objects. It is never really contained in any object. Hence beauty can never pass away but merely has manifold forms for its revelation. The light of beauty we see in things is thus the light of our own awareness. Discovering this we contact the well springs of infinite delight within us. This is part of the revelation of Sundari. The beauty of perception occurs only when the mind is cleansed from the known, when consciousness is cleared of its conditioning and rests in pure awareness without any residue of memory. Then whatever we see is irradiated with the light of eternity and is effulgent with the glory of our own Self as the Universal Being. Otherwise the residue of our thoughts and emotions, like a dark film, obstructs the subtle and transparent beauty and presence in things, though we may be able to perceive clearly their physical characteristics. Sundari represents the ultimate beauty of pure perception which arises when we see all the universe in ourselves, when we see all nature as a reflection of the reality of consciousness. Sundari is thus the beauty of nature but as seen through the spiritual eye of unity – the vision that all the universe is Brahman – that there is nothing but God above, below, within, without, to the north, south, east or west, past, present or future. Sundari thus is the Goddess of Vedantic knowledge, which is the knowledge of the Supreme Self or Divine. She teaches us that all is the self and that the world is Brahman or the Absolute. From her perspective Samsara is Nirvana; the world of illusion is merged into the Absolute. Hence she is the form of the Goddess most beloved among Vedantic Swamis and teachers. She represents the knowledge of the Supreme Self." https://www.kamakotimandali.com/srividya/dasha.html

910
July 16, 2019 09:23 PM

Sir, as she is called tripura sundari, and mentioned at several places there is no beauty like her in the three worlds. What exactly is beauty? How can we measure beauty? How can we say that she is the most beautiful of the three worlds? It's an individual's perspective, right? I may not see the same beauty in a person/thing/whatever that you see in that, right? So, I would like to know from you what exactly is beauty. Thank you.

MANBLUNDER
July 16, 2019 12:00 PM

I have taken this from Ramaskrishan Mutt Publication. 

AN
July 16, 2019 10:07 AM

Dear Sir, which text is the source of this? I think Meru Tantra has a version of this. Kindly let know. Thank you.

Sneha Sridhar
July 16, 2019 09:19 AM

Dear Guru Ji, On this auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima, I offer respects and heartfelt gratitude for sharing your knowledge and guiding us through this site. Thank you so much. Seeking your blessings. Sneha Sridhar

Vivek
July 16, 2019 07:49 AM

Om Gum Gurubhyo Namah! My himble pranaamam to the entire Guru Mandala! Sva Gurum poojayami tarpayami namah!