Random Musings Part 3-The Divine Mothers- Lalita to KaLi
The Divine Mother-She creates maya and herself removes it. She hides from her child then she herself seek out her child. She is Durga-one who protects her children from all dangers and she is Lakshmi- one who bestows wealth and prosperity. She is Sharada-the embodiment of Jnana and Vidya, the bestower of all knowledge. She is Lalita- the wish fulfilling tree, who always plays. She is Chinnamasta- epitome of sacrifice and is Tara- the granter of Moksha- eternal freedom. She is Gowri- the ideal of womanhood. She is Gowri who is full of love and care And most importantly she is Kali- the mother of whole universe, the adya,the universal mother.
Among the goddesses Gowri and Kali are easiest to please and Saraswati the most difficult. All it takes to call on Gowri or Kali is an innocent cry of a child. But for Saraswati one must achieve the competancy to receive jnana.But how many can become a child and cry out for mother? So for them Saraswati is a beyond reach. Saraswathi is the personification of Knowledge, she is the giver of Knowledge and Jnana does not come just like that, it needs competency. Only a person who develops required qualities will achieve that specific Jnana.