Lakshmi

From Sahaja Yoga Encyclopedia
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Lakshmi is the Goddess who stands on the lotus. She represents all the well-being, the wealth, the glory of wealth, the decoration of wealth – whichever is auspicious. Whatever is not auspicious is not wealth.... So She is a lady who stands on a lotus, showing that a person who has got wealth has to be a person who does not assert his pressures on people, who does not push people around, who does not pressurize. And then She is a lady. She is a mother. So wealth is the first opening to our seeking. But when you start seeking wealth, you realize that the superficial wealth that you are seeking is not sufficient. It is not going to give you complete joy. So you start seeking the deeper wealth.... A Gruha Lakshmi is the one who has to be a noble woman, has to be an example in the family.... She is the one who is the source of comfort. What comfort can you give Her? To Her the greatest comfort is that you eat your food properly, you sleep well, you keep well.... A Raja Lakshmi is a dignified queen. She is the one who is the glory of the country. She has to be a glorious woman. She has to be a woman with all the attributes of a queen.... So with this left hand She is giving all the time. And with the right hand She protects. (Diwali Puja 1982)

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Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune, and prosperity (both material and spiritual). She is the wife and active energy of Lord Vishnu. Her four hands represent the four goals of human life considered important to the Hindu way of life – dharma, kāma, artha, and moksha. more