‘GOD IS NOT AN OBJECT OF THE SENSES, BUT THE FEELING OF FEELINGS, THE SOUND OF SILENCE, THE LIGHT OF LIFE, THE ESSENCE OF THE WORLD, THE TASTE OF BLISS.’ — GURUDEV SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR
‘Faith in the Divine Mother is an enormous power that unites millions of hearts… Bhanu-didi’s narration of these beloved stories kindles love while the revelation of the hidden wisdom opens newer dimensions of understanding. Through her words, the Devi and her power are almost tangible!’ — SMRITI Z. IRANI
‘Our ancestors were aware of, and had effectively harnessed, the power of stories to imbibe philosophical ideas into their life. Bhanu-didi follows in that great tradition, using powerful tales and Puranic wisdom to help us rediscover the Divine. Read this book. Enjoy it.’ — AMISH
‘Bhanu-didi’s book is a spiritual awakening of the Shakti in each of us as well as a resurgence of the imagination of India’s ecological civilization, based not on violent power of domination but on the creative, non-violent power of nature and the feminine.’ — VANDANA SHIVA
Parashakti, the sublime energy, pervades all of nature. She is manifest creation, complementing the supreme consciousness Purusha. Beyond space and time, she is the seed of dynamism, beauty, equanimity and nourishment.
The Lalita Sahasranama describes her through a thousand different names. As the powerful Durga, she is the destroyer of evil. As the vibrant Kamakshi, she is the source of desire. As the wise Saraswati, she bestows knowledge. As the graceful Lakshmi, she leads a person on the path of their lakshya, or goal in life. As the magnificent Mahakali, she is both infinite time and the present moment. As Chhinnamasta, she represents advaita, the non-dual-self. As Maya Shakti, she is beyond Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva.
Through tales from the Brahmanda Purana, Devi Bhagawatam, Shiva Purana, Srimad Bhagawatam and other texts, this book takes us on a spirited adventure into the world of the Devi. These stories are open secrets. For those who know how to see beyond the words, perceive the formless through the form, the Goddess comes alive with new meanings that are as insightful as they are inspiring.