Scriptures say that the Sun (Surya) is the symbol of the Divine Godhead who makes its home in our spiritual hearts, the Heart Chakra. Within this spiritual heart, the Upanishads also tell us, there is a cave. And within this cave, there is a lotus. And when this lotus is fully awakened, with petals all perked up from the kundalini energy, then a most brilliant, effulgent light will shine forth.
Look at this picture! There’s that amazing scarlet and carmine again. Is that our goddess in side profile? Our lovely Devi?
Ah, compared to the other picture of the lovely Devi, we now see two proper Bija mantras:
- यँ or ‘yam’ which is the Bija Mantra for the Heart Chakra
- ल्वँ which is a composite for लँ or ‘lam’ the Root Chakra and वँ or ‘vam’ the Sacral Chakra
She is also facing the right, which is often used to symbolise the future or what we aspire to. The left represents the past or all that has gone on before, that which we leave behind as we step forward to another beginning.
What is she/he aspiring to? Very likely, to inspire us to awaken the Heart Chakra, to work hard to untie the gandhi/granthi/knot there, the toughest of the 3 knots, it is said! But onwards she/he will strive. Like Buddha, we will not rise from this seat till….
And you know what? I am beginning to suspect that our ‘goddess’ or yogi is androgynous which means he or she has already attained the state of ardhanarisvara. She or he wears no blouse, does not have a women’s upper body. But she/he wears a carmine skirt and has henna-ed fingers and toes. She reminds me of the male dancers in India who take on female roles.
Wow, this is some powerful symbolism here! Very nice indeed!
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The Light within you is your inner guru. It is more important than your physical guru. Be guided by the light that is already within you. Once you make contact with your inner guru, you will no longer crave for a physical, external guru.
~ ॐ ~