Do you want to end Racism ?

Do you want to end Racism ?
If yes Click here and Sign This petition

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Should one be afraid OF DARKNESS?

For one who is fearful, darkness is evil. For one who is not fearful, darkness is the all-absorbing nature of existence. That which can absorb everything is also that which creates everything. So, Devi is seen as the basis of all Creation. Earth is called “Mother” because it is all-creating and all-absorbing. It throws us out and absorbs us too, one day.


Why do some associate darkness with evil? Only because your visual senses are such that you cannot see in darkness, it instills fear in you. For all nocturnal animals, darkness is beautiful. There was no light in your mother’s womb. The fear of darkness came only after you were born.


For those trapped in the limitations of sensory perception, darkness is a problem. For those who have transcended the limitations of the senses, darkness is a blessing. The fundamental principle of Bhairavi is darkness. One meaning of ‘bhai’ is fear. Another meaning is ‘beyond’. She is fearful for those who are trapped in limitations – but for those who have the eyes to see it, she is the nature of the beyond. Fear appears because there is no vairag, no dispassion. For those who are trapped in limitations, dispassion is a fearful thing. For those who consciously go into it, dispassion is ultimate freedom.


Either you are in ‘bhai’ or vairag – there is no other way to be. Passion and fear are connected. The word ‘passion’ is used in many ways: we are using it for intensity but passion essentially means you are clinging to something. Being passionate about something or somebody is the only way for you right now to generate certain experiences within you.

If the object of your passion is threatened, there is fear. Dispassion does not mean non-involvement. Right now, you are kicking up your involvement with passion. If you can kick up your involvement with dispassion, then there is no question of fear.


When Devi is depicted in fearful ways, it is not that she really is fearful. It is just that people see her like that; it is their perception. Those who love her think she is compassionate, but those who look at her bound by limitations think she is fearsome. You might see pictures where Devi has taken off her own head, carrying it in her hand; this aspect of the Devi is called Chinnamasta.

This is to show that she has taken off her own limitations. If Devi nurtures your limitations, would you call that compassion? Or would you think so if she takes away your limitations? Removing your limitations is ultimate compassion - to a point where she is willing to be unpopular.


Devi’s compassion is like the purifying and life-giving fire. A mind that is full of fear looks upon fire fearfully. But fire is the basis of all life. May the fiery Grace of Bhairavi be upon you.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Help us get started on our next Chahal Foundation initiative. Let's end child sex trafficking.

Posted by Gurbaksh Singh Chahal on Sunday, 6 March 2016
bible verses , inspirational quotes , quotes inspirational , inspirational quotes inspirational quotes , quotes of the day , quote of the day , quote for the day , the quote of the day , motivational quotes , birthday quotes , poem of the day , inspirational motivational , poems for kids , quote inspirational , bible quotes , famous quotations , motivational inspirational quotes , quotes motivational inspirational , biblical quotes , famous quotes and sayings , famous quotes sayings , thought of the day , thought for the day , affirmation , affirmations , thoughts for the day , thoughts of the day , christian quotes , romantic quotes , quotes romantic , religious quotes , positive quotes , sayings of the day , positive thinking , thinking positive , motivating quotes , inspiration quotes , quotes of inspiration , thank you quotes , scripture quotes , word wisdom , inspirational stories , positive thoughts , martin luther king quotes , inspirational story , positive inspirational quotes , inspirational positive quotes , inspirational sayings , inspirational poems , inspiring stories good morning quotes and sayings , good morning jokes , life is amazing quotes , romantic good morning quotes , 55 000 amazing quotes , amazingly funny quotes , good morning quotes to start the day , shakespeare good morning quotes , most amazing quotes , good morning quotes love , cute good morning quotes , famous quotes about life and love , amazing quotes xanga , quotes , quote , poems , quotations , love quotes , quotes about love , quotes on love , proverbs , life quotes , quotes about life , quotes on life , quotes of life , quotes for life , funny quotes , quotation , quotes and sayings , quote about life , good morning , famous quotes , inspirational quotes , inspirational quotes quotes , quotes inspirational , quotes to live by , to live quotes , quotes live by , best quotes , the best quotes , friendship quotes , famous quote , quotes of the day , quotes for the day , live life quotes , insurance quotes , friend quotes , qoutes , popular quotes , best quote , quote of the day , quote for the day , motivational quotes , motivational quotes quotes , good quotes , birthday quotes , inspiring quotes , greatest quotes , top quotes , cute quotes , great quotes , inspirational quote , happy quotes ,