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 civilisation based not on violent power of domination but on the creative non-violent power of nature and the feminine.’ —Vandana Shiva
‘Just raise your eyes and see—the world of the gods is just inches above you!’ —Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
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.