Re: Why Black?
One may ask, 'what is this principle that is being offered, this adoration of dakṣiṇā kālī?'.
The principle is the following: śaivīmukham ihocyate -or- śaivī + mukham uccyate
This says Śrī Devī ( or dakṣiṇā kālī) is the opening, the entrance to śiva .
- śaivī is śakti or Śrī Devī ( or dakṣiṇā kālī) + mukham is mukha - mouth, opening or aperture. And ucyate is moving, connected or joined. uccyate also means explained.
It is this śakti that is non-different then śiva that is the entrance point to the intimate union with Śivabhaṭṭāraka- the great Lord ( this is called sāyujya सायुज्य ).
Hence we see that the alignment with, the adoration of Mother Divine as Śrī Devī as dakṣiṇā kālī is the entrance to the Supreme.
But who says this, surely this is not the wisdom of yajvan¹. It comes from the 20th kārikā of Vijñāna Bhairava. A conversation and
instruction between Śiva and Śrī Devī. Śiva is informing Śrī Devī ( and the sādhaka) how this union is accomplished.
When one is connected to the Supreme, then death, the 3 guna-s , sorrows, are all left behind.
- sāyujya सायुज्य intimate union , communion with Śivabhaṭṭāraka- the great Lord , venerable or worshipful
- uccyate components - uc उच् - to become accustomed, suitable with + yat यत् - to seek to join one's self with , make for , tend towards
- yajvan यज्वन् - a worshipper; rooted in yaj , to offer, present.
- We find yaj in yajamāna sacrificing, worshiping.
- The moon is also known as yajvnāmpatiḥ; and the moon is considered pārvatī.
Last edited by yajvan; 24 August 2009 at 10:44 PM.
because you are identical with Åiva