1927 | 11,233,916 words
Triveni is a journal dedicated to ancient Indian culture, history, philosophy, art, spirituality, music and all sorts of literature. Triveni was founded at Madras in 1927 and since that time various authors have donated their creativity in the form of articles, covering many aspects of public life....
God the Father is the Ideal. God the Mother is the actual. That I am one with Pure Being is a spiritual realisation. That I am one with the manifested world is an actual, everyday experience. Indeed, ultimately, the Ideal is the same as the actual; but we, children of earth, find in the motherhood of God a dearer relation, a sweeter rapport. Nor need we erect shrines for her worship, nor invent symbols. She is there, standing before us; ever-shining, ever-beautiful. She stands revealed as Nature.
In the light of the sun, in the music of the winds, in the soft ray of the star, and the rage of a storm, in the loves and hates, fears and hopes, dreams and deeds of men and women, in the subtlety of a thought and the majesty of a volcano–in these and in all things we behold the mother of our worship. The land of one’s birth and the human mother that nourished one in her womb are natural and concentrated symbols of this all-making Goddess. Womanhood itself is a sublimer representation.
Our ancestors were great apostles of this Mother-Worship. Para Shakti, supreme energy, is the name whereby they Knew her. In the dark ages of our history, this worship of the supreme energy began to be misunderstood and misrepresented by its votaries. Has not the same thing be done with the Veda? The wheel of time throws all things down and again all things aloft. Mother-worship will save humanity; for the supreme energy renders immortal all that reflects her beauty and her fire.