Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 182


She who is not attached to action

She has no limbs, no body in Her Highest form. So she is not attached to action whether injuncted or prohibited.

Or the name may mean one who has become the doer and the cause without being attached to the actions

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 181


mrtyam mathnati sa

She who removes death

She removes the death of her devotees

Monday, March 29, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 180


nirgatah nasah yasyah sa

She who is without end
Nasa= end. But she is eternal. Hence she has no end.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 179


Bhedam (= vyavaharikam ttavjnanena) nasayati iti tatha

She who destroys the idea of difference

Bheda = difference. It may mean the knowledge of difference. By the real knowledge, she destroys the idea of bheda (duality)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 178


nirgatah bhedah yasyah sa

She who is without bheda, i.e., difference

She is said to be free from difference (i.e., duality) Siva and Sakti are not different

Friday, March 26, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 177


a (samantat), badhah = abadhah, nirgatah abadhah yasyah sa

Whose reality is never sublated

When we perceive silver in the shell, the knowledge ( i.e., reality of object) is badhita. But when one realizes that it is shell and not silver, the illusion vanishes. But in the case of the goddess there is no possibility of error about her real nature

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 176


1) nirgatah vikalpah yasyah sa

She is without false imaginings

Vikalpa is the notion conveyed by mere words without corresponding objects

2) na vidyate vikalpah (prakasa) yasyam ( caramvrttau) tadrupa

One who is free from any variety of alternatives

3) Viruddhah kalpah (paksah) vikalpah tadabhavavati

Vi= opposite, kalpa= theory. There is no theory (or idea) opposed to Her existence. That is to say, she is devoid of all separateness

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 175


1) bhava (=samsaram), nasayatiti tatha

She who destroys the samsara ( i.e., the cycle of death and birth)

Bhava = samsara = cycle of death and birth. The person who worships her with faith and devotion becomes free from wordly bondages.

According to the brhatjabalopanishad, Bhavanasini is the name of a river

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 174


nirgatah bhavah (=utpattih) yasyah sa

She who is without origin

Lalita Sahasranama # 173


Samsayam hanti iti tatha

She is remover (lit., destroyer) of doubt

She destroys the doubts of the devotees. Whosoever realizes the real form of the goddess becomes free from all doubts. She is the guru of devotees. So she destroys all the doubts

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 172


nirgatah samsayah yasyah sa

She who is without doubt

This quality (i.e., being without doubt) of guru is described here and the latter is described in the name that follows.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 171


(bhaktanam) lobham nasayati sa

She is the destroyer of greed

It is said that greed destroys good qualities of devotees. Hence Sri Devi is the destroyer of greed in the mind of the devotees

Friday, March 19, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 170

nirgatah lobhah yasyah sa

She is completely free from greed.

As she is most liberal and magnanimous by nature

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 169


Krodham samayati iti
She who extinguishes anger
Krodha is counted as one of the six enemies. It spoils all the acts of devotion of the devotees.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 168


Nirgatah krodhah yasyah sa
Who is without anger

She is also called so because She is also devoid of hatred which is the root cause of anger

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 167


papam nasayati iti

She who destroys sin.

Nasini = She completely destroys the sins of Her devotees, who repeat Her holy hymn.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 166


Nirgatani papani yasyah sa

She is devoid of sins

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 165


mamatayah (=tadrsya buddhyah) hantri

Destroyer of conceit of others (mamattva)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 164


nirgatah mamah yasyah sa

She who has not the conceit of 'mine'

When the idea of self comes, it implies separateness. But the Goddess is without separateness

Friday, March 12, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 163


moham (=ekatva jnanadanena) nasayati iti

She who destroys the delusion due to avidya, the bhaktas are confused, but by giving the knowledge and idea of unity she destroys the bewilderment of her devotees.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 162


nirgatah mohah yasyah sa

She who is without bewilderment

The word moha means erroneous perception ( i.e. vaicintyam) It is nothing but confusion of thoughts. She is free from it.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 161


nirgatah ahamkarah yasyah sa

She who is without egoism

Ahamkara is of three kinds according to the qualities of Sattva, Rajas and Tamas, called vaikarika, taijasa adn bhutadi respectively

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 160


na vidyate cinta yasyah sa

She who is without worries

Cinta generallt means rememberance but in the name, it is used to mean recollection of painful topics or worries.

The word also means delusion. According to this interpretation the name means She is without delusion.

Lalita Sahasranama # 159


1) madam nasayatiti

She who destroys the pride

2) Madanam asanati iti

Madana = excessive anxiety and asnati = eats. She drives away (lit., eats) excessively anxiety

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 158


na vidyate madah yasyam

She who has no pride.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 157


ragam mathanaiti

Who extricates and destroys the passion. She destroys the passion in the minds of Her devotees by removing their attachment towards everything except herself.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 156


1) Nirgatam ragah (=kamah) yasyah sa
She who is free from passion

The text now proceeds to reject the theory that the differences in the mind belong to the self adn to teach that renunciation is the means of overcoming the six enemies, viz., kama (desire), krodha (wrath), lobha (greed), moha (bewilderment), mada (pride) and irsya (envy).

She is devoid of desire because she has satiated all her desires.

2) Raga - according to Sandilya Sutra (1.6), it means 'longing for'. But the goddess is free from it, as she has no object to long for.

3) niram (=jalam) agah (=parvatah) tadubhayarupa
Nira means water, aga mountain. She assumes both the forms

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 155


na vidyate isvarah yasyah sa

She is without a ruler ( lit., superior). Since she is the ruler of all. She is not under anyone's rule.

Of the two systems of Indian philosophy, the mimamsa and the sankhya, the former is sesvara (with lord), while the latter is nirisvara (without lord). But the goddess belongs to both, hence she is seen as 'without a ruler'

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 154

upadih rahita

She is without limiting adjuncts

The word upadhi is explained as follows: upa = near, adhi = adadhati = gives own characteristics. Just as the red flower transfers its (red) color to the crystal near it, the nescience, and ignorance are the upadhi which causes the appearance of plurality (cit) (i.e., consciousness)

The word nirupadhi is the real cause to identify Devi with the special quality of faultllessness
There are two upadhis: one is 'whole' (sakhanda) and the other is fragmentary (akhanda). The goddess is free from both the adjuncts

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 153


na vidyate kalankah yasyah sa

She is faultless

She is devoid of sin (kalakah means sin)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Lalita Sahasranama # 152


1) na vidyate karanam yasyah sa
She who is without cause. As She is the cause of all (everything), She is without cause.

2) Or nihsesam karanam (prathamam) yasyam
She is one in whom the cause (i.e., karana) rests