Monday, March 26, 2012

Soundarya Lahari - Part 56


Indeed the ‘feeling  of I-ness’ that arises in the immutable Brahman, is the spandana caused by Shakti and that is what personifies her. Our Acharya brings this effectively by using the word ‘Aho-purushhikA’ in Sloka #7. The word means that She is the personification of the thought ‘I am Brahman’ of Brahman !

The  shAkta school conception of Shiva and  Shakti sometimes appears to involve a duality there. Thus they contend that it is Shakti that caused the movement. Acharyaís shloka also seems to say so.


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