Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Soundarya Lahari - Part 36


Throughout his bhAshyas and all his  minor works, our Acharya is never tired of repeating: All worldly activities are  MAyA; one should aspire to realise and become the changeless and actionless  nirguNa Brahman. Thus the immutable ShivaM is  the object of all his writing and advice. What produces movement out of that Brahman was called MAyA by him and he spared no pains to paint that MAyA in uncomplimentary colors and warn us strongly against getting into her clutches.

But the very same Acharya, now, in the first  shloka of Soundaryalahari, exclaims with great admiration of  Shakti (that very same MAyA): Oh, Goddess, without you even Shiva cannot move!


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