Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 10-3.

Chapter 10: The Esoteric Significance of the Devi Mahatmya -3.

( A talk given on the 13th of October, 1972, during the Navaratri worship.)
By Swami Krishnananda

Now, what are the things connected with you that you carry?

There are four stages of this relationship.

Consciously we are related in a particular manner and subconsciously we are related in another manner altogether.

Consciously, we people seated in this hall for example, have a particular sort of relationship among ourselves, but subconsciously our relationships are of a different kind altogether and they need not tally with our conscious relationship.

And deeper still, we have a layer where our relationship is more akin to a unity of life than to a diversity of personality.

There is a fourth stage which is incapable of any description at all.

We do not know whether we are to call it a unity or a diversity, or oneness or otherness.

This is the goal towards which the soul is marching.

So, in the description of the Devi-Mahatmya, we are carried forward psychologically and spiritually to our destination of the ultimate realisation.

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued  ...

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