Ma Sri Prathyangira Devi, the Mother's Love

Even if the child is wicked or wayward, do the parents stop loving it? No! In fact if they are true parents they will love the child all the more, because that child gives them an opportunity to demonstrate their generosity and love, just as in the case of the Prodigal Son. The Parents have a chance to forgive the child, and that feeds the ego. So no matter what a child might do, its parents are always bound to love it - if they are true parents.

Mother Prathyangira loves you times more than your most loving parents as she is the supreme Mother of the Universe and you are her child.

No matter where the "child" goes or how much he curses the mother, the mother knows the child must return eventually. Where will he go? The mother can afford to wait for the child and forgive him when he returns.

For those who believe in God no proof of his existence is necessary; for those who do not believe in God no proof is possible.

When Ma wants to give you something She creates a situation so that you must accept it.

"I spend twenty-four hours of the day in the lap of my Mother, so your puny threats do not worry me at all. But my Mother may not like to hear you abusing Her son; I suggest you keep quiet"

No one can harm a devotee of Mother Prathyangira, if they dare to, there end is soon to arrive.

Surrender to Ma, drop the fear

When you see One in All and All in One, there can be no fear; fear of what - of yourself? "Everywhere I see, everything is Me": a little saying I once thought up. "Me" is capital "I", the atma which conveys the whole sense of the experience satori. Can you fear yourself? No, you fear only the unknown; once any thing is known, the fear drops away. Once you know yourself to be part and parcel of the Atma, where is there to fear?

The worst fear of all is the fear of death; once you go beyond the fear of death, you go beyond all fears because you go beyond expectation and anticipation, which are the causes of most karmas: "I must experience this enjoyment before I die", or "I must prevent that person from interfering with my enjoyments." When death has no value for you, time loses its value, and then you don't bother about anything. Then you say, "If I am meant to experience this enjoyment, I will experience it; why bother about it?"

Once you drop fear, the whole world is open to you because you have nothing to take from anyone; you know only how to give because you have nothing to hold on to. What can you posess when "everything is You"? You already posess every-thing; it is really a superb feeling.

Evils of mind and world will tempt you and try to drive you with their power of fright. But don't bother; how can they harm you? You are part of the totality of existence, and your Mother is looking after you; what more do you want?

When Mother enters your life, you are awarded with a super sense of calmness, serenity you experience, then you go anywhere, eat anything, and you are carefree, because something is directing your every move. You become just like a Yantra. The cosmic Shakti plays through you, and you enjoy the bliss. But this is the final stage, you must start at the bottom and go through the grind.

It takes faith, sinceritiy and devotion to attain Mother Prathyangira; not everyone will be able to do it.

The Supreme Mother 

Maha Prathyangira, one of the most intoxicating personifications of primal energy in the cosmic drama, She is a power-symbol embodying the unity of the transcendental.

In Maha Prathyangira, there is an overwhelming intensity, a mighty strength, a force to shatter all obstacles. She is there for swiftness, for immediate and effective action, for the direct stroke, the frontal assault that carries everything before it. Awe-inspiring, determined and ruthless, she destroys evil force.

Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi is a form of Atharvana Badhra Kaali. Ma Kaali takes different manifestations which are for certain definite purpose, and in reality there is one Devi who assumes various forms to fulfil various purposes. Sometimes she assumes a frightening form and sometimes a benevolent form. 

Prathyangira is the lion faced form of the mother. Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi is believed to have been manifested to calm Narasimha Swami's anger and to save the world from his ugraham after he killed demon Hiranyakashipu. Narasimha Swami's ugraham was unbearable since he consumed the intense evil and could not be pacified by other Gods. They feared that his anger and the consumed evil energy of Hiranyakashipu within Him might destroy the three worlds and all creations will come to a stand-still.

When all the Gods failed to calm him, they approached Lord Shiva to help calm Narasimha Swami.

Lord Shiva invoked the Tri Shakthis (Parvati, Mahalakshmi & Saraswathi) and with their combined powers manifested in the form of a Sarabha Pakshi as Lord Sarabeshwara. This is the most powerful aspect of Lord Shiva and even then Narasimha Swami was not pacified and battled successfully with Lord Sarbeswara. Our Divine Mother Maha Mayee, the origin of our universe finally appeared as a huge fearful Goddess called Prathyangira. Devi Pratyangira along with Soolini Durga gave wisdom to Narasimha Swami who then realized the mission of his Avataram and calmed immediately and thus allowing for creation to continue.

Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi is the sustaining Mother, the Abosrber of all. In the equilibrium of the potential state there will always be disturbance arising from the desire for creation - a cycle of Kaali's 'opening' and 'closing'. Her world is an eternal living flux in which all things arise and all disappear again. She is the archetypal image of birth-and-death, giver of life and its destroyer, 'the vital principles of visible universe which has many faces - gracious, cruel, creative, destructive, loving, indifferent - the endless possibility of the active energy at the heart of the world.

She is the Supreme Goddess and is the source of all 'energies'. Though the Goddess is one, and there can be nothing apart from her, according to the capability and desire of the worshipper she is conceived of innumerable forms.

She is also Kaali, the first of Maha Vidya-time, Tara-the potential of re-creation, Sodasi-the power of perfection, fullness; Bhuvanesvari, supporter of all existence, space-consciousness; the end of existence, the distributor of life-energy; Bhairavi, the active power of destruction; Dhumavati, the power of darkness, inertia; Bagala, destroyer of negative forces; Matangi, the power of domination, dispeller of evil; and Kamala, the state of reconstituted unity. They are not separate from Mother Prathyangira, they are one and all with Mother Prathyangira.

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