Bhuvaneshwari- the great divine power of space

Bhuvaneshwari

Bhuvaneshwari is the fourth great divine power,

symbolizing the power or energy of space, whose body is space itself.

It represents another way

to love transformation and the spiritual path

– how we transcend the apparent dependence on existing in a space

and necessarily having one body (or several).

Anuttara fundamental meditation is a way of moving from ignorance to knowledge,

From addiction to freedom

by transcending limitation in space – in Sanskrit niyati.

She is known as the Divine Cosmic Mother,

Adi Parashaki or Parvati – one of the first forms of MahaDevi, the counterpart of Shiva.

Symbolic description

It is described as particularly beautiful.

His external beauty being a natural expression of his divine nature, reflected in the level of the substance of his body – space.

The beauty of Bhuvaneshwari is illustrated in ” Hymns to the Goddess Bhuvaneshwari” by Sir John Woodroffe as follows:

“O thou, great goddess,

whose face fascinates me.

Your body is moist thanks to divine nectar (soma)

flowing from Sahasrarapadma.

You are delightful,

with round breasts and enviable waist;

in your hands is a rosary, a pitcher and a book,

and with the fourth hand You perform the gesture of Jnanamudra.

You, you are like Lakshmi

rivaling the sensuality of molten gold.

In two other hands you hold two lotuses

And with the other two you do the gestures

Giving spiritual gifts and removing fear

(Varana mudra and Abhaya mudra)”.

“O Mother, your two arms are moistened with water,

dripping on your body.

Again and again I look at your naked forms,

who conquer through beauty and fullness

and are adorned with a pleasant necklace and many other jewels.

I can’t get enough of watching you!

I often remind myself of your face,

with large, round eyes and lovely eyebrows,

with a radiant smile, a straight nose

and red lips like Bimba fruit.

Anyone who contemplates the richness of your hair in the moonshine

and which resembles a swarm of black bees rotating

above the fragrant flowers free themselves from all ties

And He will never be born again in this world.

The mortal who reads these delightful hymns with all his heart

sa will get all the riches,

defending them, Great Goddess,

in the form of Lakshmi

at whose feet kings themselves prostrate.”

In the famous treatise “ Tantrasara” is described as

a woman with a beautiful face,

with black ringed hair

and having a smile full of goodwill.

His eyes are clear and warm.

Her red lips are full, and her nose is delicate.

Her firm breasts are anointed with sandalwood and saffron paste.

His waist is narrow, his thighs, buttocks and navel are delightful.

His gorgeous neck is decorated with jewelry,

and his arms are made for hugging.

In the hymns dedicated to her in the treatise “ Shaktapramoda”

She is described as a beautiful young woman who smiles mysteriously

and whose yoni (female sexual organ) is charming.

It is said that its symbol is the triangle (the schematic representation of the yoni).

Here she is described as having four arms,

with two of them making the gestures of granting grace

and that of removing fear, respectively.

These gestures express his benevolent attitude towards the whole world

and in particular on devoted disciples.

In her other two hands she holds a noose and a spike.

Divine Mother Bhuvaneshwari uses the noose to control it

the worshipper whose energy is unbridled

and the thorn to discipline the aspirant,

thus helping him to attain spiritual enlightenment

and giving him His Grace.

Bhuvaneshwari is likened to Tripura Sundari,

radiating an eminently beneficial nature.

Bhuvaneshwari is the color of the sun at sunrise, with a crescent moon on its crown, four hands and three eyes. In two of her hands she holds a noose and a thorn, and with the other two hands she makes the gesture of removing fear (abhaya mudra) and the gesture of offering wonderful spiritual gifts (varana mudra). Sometimes she is represented holding a lotus and a jewel vessel in two of her hands, and sometimes her left leg is depicted as being placed on a jeweled vessel. Bhuvaneshwari is seated on a throne-like bed, which consists of representing Shiva’s five forms of manifestation (as described in the case of the Great Divine Power Tripura Sundari) and from which she controls and organizes movement throughout the universe.

Other times, Bhuvaneshwari is represented holding a fruit in her first hand and with her second hand makes the gesture of offering protection (raksha). It is also described as golden, red, or blue, each of these colors signifying the three Gunas.

Another description of her shows her as having 20 arms in which she holds various objects, for example: bow and arrow, a pair of scissors, a sword, a thorn, a club, a disc, a trident, a noose and a staff, a shell and a garland of flowers, and making the protective gesture of banishing fear (abhaya mudra). In two other hands she holds a red lotus flower and a small box of precious jewels. She is sitting naked on a red lotus flower in the middle of a lake full of lotuses.

Legend

It is said that before Bhuvaneshwari appeared in the manifestation there was only the Sun, the Creator of the entire Universe, who was the master of heaven. He was revered and adored by all beings.

The sages (rishis) begged the great Sun (Surya) to create more worlds by offering him soma, a sacred plant (or divine nectar). Surya then used his Supreme Energy to manifest the worlds (lokas or bhuvanas). Thus, this Supreme Energy took its own form in the splendor appearance of the Great Divine Power Bhuvaneshvari, the Ruler of all worlds or the Mistress of the three worlds: Bhur, Bhuvar and Svar (earth or physical plane, atmosphere or astral plane and sky or celestial plane). It is also said that this form of Shakti Supreme Energy was unmanifested until the moment of creation, which is why Bhuvaneshwari is associated in the yogic tradition with the visible, manifested world.

Its attributes

It is the light itself, the primordial queen, the space. It is infinite and ineffable – the origin of everything that exists.

For this reason, she is considered the mother of the Sun and all solar deities.

It is pure consciousness, original space, the foundation of any subsequent manifestation.. It is the vacuum from which all creation appears.

Being the source of all that exists, it represents the ineffable expression of endless freedom and happiness.

Space or akasha is the primordial “matter” from which the 5 elements arise: air, water, fire and earth, which form the basis of the physical world. From this primordial space spring several levels of manifestation, depending on the various vibration frequencies of subtle energies.

It is known as Maya- The Great Universal Illusion

It creates the universe we live in. Here the limited, ignorant beings lie in the samsaric wheel, in the cycle of birth and death, in the illusion that they are bound edithe and separated from the divinity, but also from all that exists.

It is the very consciousness in which all beings and objects manifest themselves, in which all events take place.

When we come to realize that there is only one consciousness that manifests the divine-Lila game, of which we are a part, we break the illusion that we are limited, separated from the divinity. We feel one with everything that exists, unlimited and happy.

Because it represents space, Bhuvaneshwari is Kali’s complement

Kali creates events in time, and Bhuvaneshwari creates objects in space.

The significance of these aspects is that all events are nothing more than mere “sequences” in the gigantic field of consciousness of Divine Mother Kali (which manifests time), and all locations in space are but simple “phases” of resonance of the cosmic “dance” of the Divine Mother Bhuvaneshwari, which manifests space.

It is love that puts an end to attachments and sufferings, knowing true unconditional and unlimited love.

Bhuvaneshwari is the space in which God’s endless will and love manifests itself.

It helps us transcend any limitation.

By referring to it we can transpose any limitation, faith, attachment, prejudice, limited conceptions. She is unlimited and the source of everything that exists. By referring to it we know the impermanence of the world in which we live and make contact with the Truth.

It is the supreme peace, the rest, the tranquility, the unmanifested, undifferentiated world

It is the untiliated space, in any limitation is exceeded.

Tools

By referring to it we can amplify in our being the attributes that we find in it.

For this we have a number of practices of adoration of it:

~ meditation with yantra

~fundamental meditation, which is a mediation of space transcendence.

~jnanayoga- yoga discrimination- to discern between illusion and truth.

We come to know the truth, which is that at the essential level we are one and the same being.

~working with the mantra

 

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