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Mahalakshmi


WRITINGS & IMAGES

7/24/2020 - 8:22:46 PM
8. Shaktih shri vaishnavi twam vidhi-hara-haribhih samstute vishwadhatri savitri vedamata tapanatarunabha vishwavandya vibhasi.
Kali twam shatrusainyam kavalaya saganam chindhi shastrapraharair-dinam mam raksha nityam tava charanatam dasadasam twadiyam.

8. You are the Shakti of Vishnu adored by Brahma and Vishnu
as well as Mahesh (Shiva). You are sustaining the world.
Ever new and resplendent, You shine as the Light of the Sun,
praised by the world as Savitri, Mother of the Vedas.
You are Kali devouring the enemies*
armies with all their attendants,
cutting them down with Your weapons.
Mother, I am troubled. Always protect me
and make me a slave of Your lotus-feet's servants.

*The enemies are lust, anger, ego, avarice, delusion, jealousy



7/13/2020 - 3:55:34 PM
7. Yoginam yogamaya twamasi dhanavatam shrih svayam vishwabhartri hartri mohandhakaram nijakharakiranairjnaninam sharada twam.
Mahendri twam manojna nijajanajayada shakti raudratwameva Haidakhandeshvari twam sakalasuranutedevi matarprasida.

7. You are the Power of Yogis and Lakshmi Herself,
giver of Wealth to the Wealthy, Sustaining the World.
Your Bright Shining Rays destroy the night of ignorance
of those who adore You as Sharada, Goddess of Wisdom.
You are the Mighty Mahendri enchanting the mind,
giving Your people victory as the awesome power of Rudra.
O Mother Haidiyakhandi, praised by all Divine Beings,
be happy and gracious.

*All pictures of this Divine Mother murti by JD Marston. She is located at the Haidakhandi Universal Ashram in Colorado, USA.



7/11/2020 - 7:25:23 PM
A note from Mahalakshmi:
I have been updating this blog with consecutive pages of the Haidiyakhandi Sapta Shati, a book of divine prayers to Divine Mother, creatrix of All. Please see earlier posts for the forward of this book for more information on how it was created, by whom, and its beneficial aspects when recited and read. I am posting this in service for the betterment of all. Wishing you love and peace.

Shristragdhara - Devastavah

6. Haidakhandeh shivasya tvamasi shrutinuta shaktiurgra karala bhaktanam vyadhimadhim prashamaya shivade bibhrati mandahasam.
Mohadhvante madiye hridi vasa niyatam bhasvara jnanamurtir bhaktim dehishvari tvam nijapadakamale bhava purnam manojnam.

6. Praised by the Vedas as the awesome and terrible power of Shiv Haidakhandi,
Sweet smiling, You free Your devotees of their mental and physical torment.
My heart, obscured by untruth, is longing for You.
O Beautiful Mother, Resplendent with Knowledge,
give me the light of love and devotion for Your lotus feet.



7/8/2020 - 3:27:39 AM
4. Haidakhandaguhasinam paramesthigurum shivam.
Natva devaganah sarve upatasthurathambikam.

4. Having paid obeisance to the Highest Lord Shiva
residing in Haidakhan's cave,
the Devas, assembled, started their prayers
to Ambika, Mother Divine.

5. Uchurdevaganah sarve jayasva jagadambike.
Prasida parameshani, prayaccha sukhasampadah.

5. All the Gods assembled addresed Her thus; Mother of the world
be pleased. Greatest Mistress give happiness and prosperity.



7/3/2020 - 9:16:43 PM
Mangalacharanam

1. Yasya kripavikshanaleshatopi
vani svayam dhavati nrityativa.
Vidyah samastah yamanuvrajanti
tasmai namah shricharanashritaya.

1. By whose glance,
the words seem to dance on the tongue,
revealing the throng of all knowledge,
to Him, Sri Charanashrit, I bow.

2. Surah yogishvarah siddhah sarve mangalakankshinah
Stuvanti namabhirdivyairjaganmatarambikam.

2. Gods, Masters of Yoga, and all the Great Saints
pray for Your blessings by praising Your holiness,
Ambika Mother with manifold Names.

3. Haidakhandeshvari devi sadgurorhridayasthita.
Abhishtasiddhida durga, sarvadevanamaskrita.

3. O Haidakhandeshvari Devi
Your abode is the Supreme Master's heart
O Durga, Fulfiller of all cherished Desires
the Devas sing always Your praise.



7/1/2020 - 6:07:31 PM
Shrimanmunindrapadapadmaparagaraga
lubdham madhuvratavratayitam antaralam.
Santavataramamararchitapadapadmam
shrimanmahendramunipungavamanatosmi.

O Immortal Mahendra, Divine Incarnation.
Your lotus-like feet are worshipped by even the greatest of sages.
Prostrations I offer to you.
Just as the bees are eager to drink the sweet pollen of flowers,
So in the core of your heart
You long for the fragrance of Shriman Munindra's lotus-like feet.



7/1/2020 - 5:58:21 PM
Amba ananda rupa cha atma ahladadayini
Apara karuna bhavam parambam nityam namamyaham.

O Mother of Bliss, You fill me with supreme joy,
Your mercy is boundless, Mother, forever I bow to Thee.

"Shri Mahendra"



6/29/2020 - 9:08:43 PM
10. Shrimato haidiyakhandeh shivasya charanashritah.
Ashritan rakshatat shashvat shrimahendrah sanatanah.

10. Eternal Mahendra, forever protect your disciples,
You who have taken shelter at the lotus-like feet of Sambasadashiva Haidakhandi.

11. Shimanmunindra dayitam, dayitam mahendram
shrisadguroshcharanapankajadivyabhringam.
Premna pranamya grathita shatasapta mala ratnavaliva hridaye samalamkarotu.

11. Shri Mahendra you hum like a heavenly bee
about the lotus of your beloved Sadguru's feet.
To you I bow with deep love and I offer
this garland of seven hundred Names.
May they bedeck forever your heart as a necklace of jewels.



6/28/2020 - 11:41:49 PM
9. Charanashritasya charanambujarenubhaktim
charanashritasya padapankajadasadasyam.
Bhagavan prayaccha shiva haidakakhanavasin
yadi te kripamritakanasya bhavami patram.

9. Gracious Shiva, Lord of Haidakhan,
if ever I am worthy of a drop of Your mercy's nectar,
please grant me devotion to the dust on Shri Charanashrita's lotus-feet.
Allow me to serve the lowliest servant of his lotus-feet.



6/26/2020 - 9:19:05 PM
7. Shri manmahendra mamararchitapadapadmam
shri sadguroshcharanapadmasukelibhringam.
Chandram dayamayasudhanidhimanthanottham
samsaradavadahanartiharam natosmi.

7. Mightly Mahendra, even the Gods worship your lotus feet.
The way a honeybee would hum round a flower,
You play around the lotus feet of the Supreme Master.
Out of the churned ocean of nectar
You are arising like the graceful moon,
to quell the forest fire of the world's afflictions.

8. Natosmi te natha padararvindam
bhatartiham bhaktisudhasamudram.
Surarchitam chandranakhaishujushtam
characharacharyavarairupasyam.

8. O Lord, you remove all the sorrows of your devotees.
Ocean of Purest Devotion, prostrations to you.
Even the Gods worship your lotus-feet's toenails shining like moonlight.
High Master you are worshiped by sentient and insentient beings.



6/23/2020 - 10:12:50 PM
5. Samashritam yairdridhanishchayena
te nirbhayah vitasamastachintah.
Samsarayatramanuvartayanto
bhavambudheh paramanuprapannah.

5. Those seekers who, firmly determined, hold onto that boat,
continue their journey through this transient ocean of life
free of fear and worries and finally reach the other shore.

6. Konyo dayalushcha - anathanathah
kostiha loke sabalah sanathah.
Dayavataro dalitartabandhuh
yadrik sharanyosti mahendranathah.

6. Who else is as merciful as our Protector,
all powerful Lord of orphans, Shri Muni Mahendra?
He is the embodiment of compassion,
brother as well as refuge of the aggrieved.



6/22/2020 - 11:35:32 PM
4. Shrunvantu shrantah dukhadainyatapta-
strishartadinah bhavabhitapanthah.
Padambujam shricharanashritasya
gabhirasamsaramahabdhipotam.

4. Listen, O travelers, tired, grief stricken and poor,
tormented with burning thirst here in this journey of life, loaded with fears,
take hold of the vessel of Yogi Mahendra's protection
which ferries you safely across the deep ocean of life.



6/22/2020 - 12:09:49 AM
3. Tvam nityameva sarasam nijacatakebhyo
varshamstritapashamani mamritaughadharam.
Samsaradavadahanam shamayanmahogram
tranam karoshi satatam bhavabhitiharin.

3. Just as the rainbird thrives on the water of raindrops alone
so your devotees are drinking the shower of your blessing's sweet nectar.
Quelling the fire of worldly afflictions,
extinguishing the conflagration of mundane existence,
you always protect them dispelling their fears.



6/19/2020 - 4:21:43 PM
2. Chaitanyamritachandrasannibhamajam
bhakteshtasiddhipradam
varshantam nijanetradidhitisudham
snigdhaih kripavikshanaih.
Ye dhyayanti hridi sthitam tava vibho
rupam param bhasvaram
te vindanti shivam shivasya sharanam
sarvapadam shamakam.

2. Your image resembles the rising moon above the ocean of blissful awareness,
Eternal and always fulfilling the wishes of your devotees.
The compassionate glance of your luminous eyes
is radiating with sweetest affection.
Those who remember your brilliant, shining appearance
deep in the core of their hearts,
they will attain liberation and Shiva's protection
and all their misfortunes will come to an end.



6/19/2020 - 4:12:20 PM
1. Haidakhandaviharisadguru
kripadharam jagatpavanim
tvam vai namasudham-sudhadharakari
samplavitam varshasi.
Dhanyah shricharanashritasya
bhavatastrailokyatriptivratash-
chaturvargika triptidanarasiko
konyomahendradrite.

1. We greet you Mahendra. On you is always
the Grace of Satguru Haidakhandvihari.
Cleansing streams are unleashed by your grace
to submerge the world with the Nectar of the name.
Who other than you could have taken the vow
to grant to all the fourfold fulfillment,
of wealth, enjoyments, perpetual law, and deliverance?



6/16/2020 - 9:38:10 PM
SHRI HAIDIYAKHANDI SAPTASHATI

OM NAMO BHAGVATE MAHAMUNINDRAYA
Om I bow to the Great Lord of Sages

Shri siddha siddheshvara shricaranashrita
shri munindra mahendradevanam.
Karakamalayormilindayatam
samarpanapatramidam.

This script I offer into the lotus-hands of Shri Mahendra
The King of Munis who has taken shelter
At his beloved Master's lotus feet,
The royal ruler of all sages, Haidakhandi.
___

*More information on Shri Mahendra can be found here:
https://truthsimplicitylove.com/mahendra-maharaj.html



6/15/2020 - 4:50:45 PM
Forward for Shri Haidiyakhandi Sapta Shati

Amba anandarupa ca atma - ahladadayini.
Aparakaruna - bhavam parambam nityam namamyaham.

-Shri Mahendra

Amba, image of bliss,
You bestow supreme joy to the soul,
being of unlimited compassion. To You, Supreme Mother
I forever offer my prostrations.

-Shri Mahendra
___

*For a complete guide to pronunciation, it is best to buy the book itself. In it are special characters to show specific pronunciation as well as each Sanskrit word and its accompanying English translation.
This divine text can be found at Haidakhan Vishwa Mahadham, Babaji's main ashram in Uttarakhand, India and at the many sister ashrams around the world.
It can be ordered directly from Haidakhandi Universal Ashram in Crestone, CO USA:
https://mahalakshmishop.wazala.com/products/haidakhandi-sapta-sati-by-vishnu-datt-mishra-shastriji/



6/14/2020 - 4:10:10 PM
Vishnu Datta Mishra, Shastriji
Author of the Haidakhandi Sapta Sati, to follow.
More information about him can be found here:
https://www.truthsimplicitylove.com/shastriji.html



6/14/2020 - 3:47:08 PM
The Author of the Haidakhandi Sapta Sati:
Vishnu Datta Mishra, Shastriji.
Babaji often called him "the purest man on Earth."



6/14/2020 - 2:46:49 PM
OM NAMAH SHIVAY

He who is adorned with all the divine perfections; the ultimate Being, who gives all; the Supreme Yogi; the Swan of Knowledge, who lives in the heart of the knowing; the Supreme Teacher of the Art of Yoga; the Lord of the Universe, whose sanctuary is Kashi (Benares); the Lord who dwells in the sacred cave of Mt. Kailasha, the King of Sages, the Lord of Haidakhan gives HIS

Blessings

and says:
"The Great Power that is the cosmic Maya, the Supreme Divine Energy, the Mother Goddess of Haidakhan embodies the totality of all that is to be known (the ten mahavidyas), being the combined divine Grace-Energy of the Goddess Mahakali, Mahalakshmi, and Mahasarasvati. To worship the lotus feet of the Universal Goddess in this form gives human life its highest realization.

"The publication of the Shri Haidakhandeshvari Sapta Shati is a great blessing and boon, as it facilitates Her worship:
every word of this great prayer is a divine mantra. Reading and reciting it cures incurable diseases, rids the mind of worries and solves all problems while the aspirant on the spiritual path attains the divine perfection he desires: prosperity in life, worldly happiness and spiritual peace.

"These divinely inspired prayers are written for the Divine Energy which resides in My heart; they are being published for the benefit of the world. For those who speak Hindi, there is appended a translation of these verses. Appended is also the Shri Mahabhairava Stotra and its Hindi translation; its recitation will give the same results.

"Believers all on the path to God, come and worship the Divine Mother with these great verses.

"Receive happiness, prosperity, and peace. Allow these prayers to make you happy. This is My wish and Blessing for you."

(Taken down according to the dictated instruction of BABAJI.)

The picture is of Babaji and Shastriji.




6/13/2020 - 2:11:46 AM
Everyday I read from the Haidakhandi Sapta Sati. It is a book of prayers to the Divine Mother. When I read these divine words, all the joy and peace in my heart shine out from me like rays of light, reverberating in every cell, and I can't help but smile. The smile in my heart remains. The prayers in this book are of an unbelievable energy: pure, divine, that of enlightenment itself.

This divine book is written by Vishnu Datta Mishra, Haidakhan Babaji's Shastri at Hairakhan.

I will now update this blog consecutively with a passage or two from the Haidakhandi Sapta Sati, including the introduction to the book written by Shastriji himself and by Babaji, in the next entry.


The Appearance of the Divine Mother of Haidakhan

On May 25th, 1969, one month before the most worshipful divine Master Mahendra Maharaja left his body, he called me to Vrindavan by sending two telegrams to my home in Rajgarh, Rajasthan. These were his words when we met: "Brother Vishnu, if the Lord should appear during my absence, then this mantra will help you to recognize Him. As far as I know, this mantra is known only to the Lord and to no one else. It is mahamantra and was given to me by the Lord Himself at Siddhashram: it comes from His own divine lips and is a priceless jewel for many lives."

As he spoke to me, the most worshipful divine master smiled and touched my head three times with his lotus hand.

When, in February, 1971, Sri Haidakhan Bhagavan came to Samba Sada Shiva Kunja, Vrindavan, I was overcome, when I heard, word for word, the same mantra from the Lord's own lips. My heart was filled with joy and my soul was immersed in a sea of bliss; my body felt elated, my voice failed me. Then the conviction dawned in me that He is the Ultimate Absolute Divine, worshipped by our most beloved divine Master, that immortal Being of the beginning of time, indestructible, beyond vision, the Lord Narayana, who resides in Haidakhan.

That same morning at Samba Sada Shiva Kunja I met an old friend of mine, Shri Vora of Bombay who is a devotee of Mahendra Maharaja. As soon as we met he said to me: "Shastriji, a few days ago I had a divine dream: a young maiden of very fair complexion appeared to me: Her hair fell over the back of her shoulders, Her forehead was luminous, Her eyes very large. When I asked her: "Who are You?", she replied: "I am Haidakhandesvari" but when I asked further, She only said: "Search for Me!"

Having told me this episode, my friend asked me: "Can you tell me something about Haidakhandesvari?" Immediately I took out my manuscript of the "Sri Haidakhandesvari Sapta Sati" from my bag and said to him: "These are seven hundred verses I have written in praise of the Divine Mother of Haidakhan. When I presented them to our divine Master, he put the book on his head and started to dance, saying 'I am only a crow and do not deserve this beautiful script; when the swan will come, within your lifetime, then give it to Him.' Today his blessing and instruction are going to be fulfilled, when I will show this book to Lord Haidakhan."

When he saw my manuscript and getting in this way such an immediate reply to his question, Mr. Vora was overjoyed. The Lord Himself then had a painting of the Divine Mother made by Mr. K.D. Tripati of Vrindavan, directing every detail of its execution.

The events related above are the grace of the Supreme Goddess, the Divine Mother of Haidakhan and the manifested miracle of the divine incarnations of Lord Siva, in the Lord of Haidakhan.

Vishnu Datta Mishra (Shastriji)



6/13/2020 - 2:08:15 AM



6/13/2020 - 2:06:52 AM



6/12/2020 - 5:34:57 PM



6/12/2020 - 5:30:04 PM
The birth of the written symbol



6/10/2020 - 3:56:14 AM
What words could I say
that haven't been said?

What could I utter to "you"
who resides in "me"?

Who am I talking to always?
My very self,
in you,
and in all.

What point am I making,
to myself
through you?
What is the point of these words
when in silence
all that needs be revealed
is clear as day?

Copyright 2020 Mahalakshmi



6/10/2020 - 3:14:22 AM



6/10/2020 - 3:10:43 AM
Look at these marvelous creatures.
The light that you see in their eyes is
the same light in our own eyes.
Taking the vow to Love & Respect Animals
means that we do not harm them: Ahimsa.
Go Veg!



6/9/2020 - 9:53:46 PM
We have no dogs or cats.
It wouldn't be fair to them as we are not here the full year.
But, we "have" geckos!
They show up on their own and do not require anything from us...
so truly we do not "have" them at all.

What does it mean to "have" an animal?
We can take care of an animal, but can we ever really "have" them?
Do we ever really "have" anything
if all things in this life are transitory?

A friendly reminder:
Love & respect ALL animals and creatures.
The pure spirit of God is within them.
Love & respect means non-harm.
Ahimsa.

It is imperative at this time for human beings
to be vegetarian.
I am not the only one 'in the know' who is saying this.
I wish for your best and the best for us all.
Clear your karma now and join the non-harm army.
Go Vegan!

Copyright 2020 Mahalakshmi



6/9/2020 - 3:16:11 PM
I saw this at the market the other day.
It looked ancient, a powerful energy.
"Wow! What's that?"
"Elephant Foot," she said. "Very tasty."
She was right. It is Great!

Fun facts about this Superfood, also called Suran or Jimikand:
-It is eaten during Diwali and is associated with Goddess Lakshmi
because it can grow anywhere, even in adverse conditions,
doesn't die easily, and will stay fresh for a long time.
JAI MA!
-It is a widely used medicine and is a divine cure for
bronchitis, asthma, abdominal pain, IBS, constipation,
digestion issues, emesis, dysentery, and more;
it is the major ingredient in Ayurvedic medicines
-This vegetable has proteins, carbohydrates,
cholesterol lowering chemicals,
omega 3 fatty acids and is rich in fiber
-It is rich in magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium
and many trace metals. These metals are responsible for
sharp memory and concentration power.
-The yam contains ‘diosgenin’ which has the potential
to fight carcinogens (cancer-causing agents).
-It regulates the secretion of estrogen thereby
ensuring hormonal balance.
-It is a good anti-inflammatory agent that aids in
relieving joint pain and arthritis pain,
also used to cure muscle spasm and inflammation.
-Isoflavones in this yam promotes healthy skin,
making it taut, smooth and soft.
Need I say more?
WOW!

Copyright 2020 Mahalakshmi
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6/8/2020 - 9:29:29 PM
Cows, dogs, people, beach, sunset... must be Goa!
Copyright 2020 Mahalakshmi



6/8/2020 - 5:16:14 PM
A beautiful song to share with you today

I am the featured singer
on the title track of Emam & Friends' latest album,
"In Your Eyes I See."

This is the second piece, called "Together".
Let me know what you think!

Link to listen:
https://emam.bandcamp.com/track/together

Lyrics:
"TOGETHER" by Emam:
In your eyes I see all the light you're beaming.
In your heart I feel all the love you're giving.
It's so lovely we're together, I will cherish this forever.
I'm so happy we're together, you can count on me forever.
In your eyes I see all your lovely faces.
In your heart I feel vast and open spaces.
It's so lovely we're together, I will cherish this forever.
I'm so happy we're together, you can count on me forever.
In your eyes I see the sunshine, in your heart I feel the moon.
I will cherish this forever, I will love you to the moon.
I will love you to the moon. I will love you to the moon!

Featuring:
Mukesh Sharma (sarod)
Ghulam Ali (sarangi)
Arshad Khan (tabla)
Mahalakshmi (vocals, keyboard)
Emam (dumbak)

The original post on the Mahalakshmi FB Page:
https://bit.ly/3cE0TaJ



6/8/2020 - 4:41:59 PM
"I am telling you of the peace of your soul.

"This body was formed for a purpose, and yet:
I rest here. I am content.
I am simply
present.

"Change,
which at first
impatiently calls
for a strong-arm,
is not done by force.

"Love moves like a breeze
through us,
moves this body, all bodies,
through greater dimensions.
We do nothing.
Love is the doer.
It is love moving in us.

"So,
we can rest, right here,
simply be present,
and trust that the love
which animates our form, all forms,
will bring us to completion.

"If you can tap into the subtlest,
at the eternal place
where all time meets as one,
you will find
this completion
is
right
here
now."

This message brought to you by a green beetle.

Copyright 2020 Mahalakshmi



6/6/2020 - 5:24:20 PM
Nature gives us many opportunities to appreciate!
Gratitude brings the bliss!

Copyright 2020 Mahalakshmi



6/6/2020 - 4:59:51 PM
You are THAT

Hari Om TAT SAT
Om Namah Shivay
SOHAM SHIVOHAM

Copyright 2020 Mahalakshmi



6/5/2020 - 5:30:29 PM
Om Namah Shivay
Copyright 2020 Mahalakshmi



6/5/2020 - 4:58:20 PM
Dawn in Goa at the onset of monsoon season
Copyright 2020 Mahalakshmi



6/3/2020 - 3:42:08 AM
Justice IS this world.
Those who do harm will eventually learn that we are One.
We harm another, we harm ourselves.
This is Universal Law.
Jai Ma!
Let us love one another and take care to build a just and fruitful society
where Everyone can develop and share their God-given gifts
for the benefit of All,
where all traumas can be healed,
where we can create our true heart's wish.
Everything depends on faith!
OM NAMAH SHIVAY



6/2/2020 - 11:57:10 PM
Photo by Emam
Copyright 2020 Mahalakshmi

Music: www.MahalakshmiMusic.com
Writing & Images: www.MahalakshmiMaher.com



6/2/2020 - 8:48:58 PM
Flowers in Goa
Luckily I went out with the camera a few days ago,
before the monsoon began!

Copyright 2020 Mahalakshmi



6/1/2020 - 10:52:04 PM
Sometimes thorns run through it all.
Thorns too have their time & purpose,
as does the decay of what is not love or truth.
The decay of untruth is inevitable.

Most noticeable
to an eye in love
is the beauty
and perfection
of everything as it is,
even when the thorns are in the way,
even when the decay of old unjust systems
are yet to be extinguished,
even when change is so desired and yet to come.

There is always beauty to be found
which can feed us on our way
and remind us of the truth of love.

May we each reach our soul's desire
of freedom, peace, and happiness.

Copyright 2020 Mahalakshmi



6/1/2020 - 4:33:27 PM
The Sight of Great Valor... my gift to you today
Regarding my beloved... CALOTROPIS!*

Calotropis is plant that is both poisonous
and has a wide variety of uses, medicinal and otherwise!**
It grows like a weed here in India
and can be seen on the side of the road or on abandoned lands.

When I view this amazing plant I undoubtedly feel
a strength and a great love come over me.
It is said that this plant is a beloved of Lord Shiva.
It is offered to both Shiva and Ganesha in ritual.

In Shivapurana, the holy text,
it is said that if you offer Calotropis flowers in your worship,
you will secure "Great Valour!"* (1)
So this is my gift to humanity today,
great courage given by the stunning darshan of...
CALOTROPIS GIGANTEA!

*A.K.A. Arka, Aak, Madar, Milkweed, Swollow Wort
**antibacterial, anticancerous, ascaricidal, antimicrobial,
anthelminthic, antioxidant and analgesic effect (2)
**used in Ayurveda to cure in cases of cutaneous diseases,
intestinal worms, cough, ascites, asthma, bronchitis, dyspepsia,
paralysis, swellings, intermittent fevers, anorexia, inflammations and tumors;
in large doses it is also known to act as a purgative and as an emetic,
however eating this plant can cause the heartbeat to slow into hypotension and death! (3)
**Sadhus of Nirmala denomination among the Sikhs
use the root, bark, milk, flowers and fruit of rkka
to cure diseases of the respiratory, digestive and nervous systems of the human body.
Wandering ascetics apply the juice of its leaves to remove thorns,
place green leaves of Arka under the soles of feet to control vomiting,
put its milk on the nails of feet to cure inflammation of the eye,
and eat its root for warmth during winter. (4)
**a friend mentioned that diabetics put the leaves of Calotropis
under the soles of their feet to cure diabetes.
**has ecological importance of improving soil fertility,
soil water holding capacity and is a useful bio-indicator to monitor pollution
in varying concentrations of Boron, Manganese, Selenium, Chromium and Zinc. (2)
**The stems yield a fibre, known as madar, useful for making ropes, bags, nets and paper. (2)

(1) https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/shiva-purana-english/d/doc225982.html
(2) https://www.freepressjournal.in/headlines/mahashivaratri-favorite-plants-of-lord-shiva
(3) https://blogs.citizenmatters.in/nature-corner/2783-giant-milkweed-roadside-plant-2783
(4)https://davayurvedaezine.com/article/the-why-of--flora-of-shiva-worship/538

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5/31/2020 - 8:31:43 PM
Banyan in Goa
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5/30/2020 - 5:46:02 PM
It is amazing to recall that I used to eat animals.
I was so far removed from the living animal itself
that I couldn't fully come to terms with what was happening to them.
I loved animals. I loved nature. I loved my cats.
And still, I ate animals.

Once I saw one of the documentaries
of the life and death of the slaughterhouse animals,
I couldn't eat them anymore.
My heart hurt at their suffering
and the suffering I had caused.

While I was being raised,
I was told that we need animal meat to be healthy.
Now I realize the opposite to be true.

I encourage everyone to love animals
and eat a plant based diet
with a wide variety of veggies and fruits.

Here are a few sweet baby cows in Chapora, Goa, India.

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5/30/2020 - 3:23:36 PM
Dawn is a beautiful time to witness,
even if it is a precursor to going to sleep!

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5/30/2020 - 3:59:48 AM
Workspace: Creating my first album, to be released in 2020.

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5/30/2020 - 12:37:10 AM
Recently I began to notice HUGE fruits hanging from the trees.
We were curious what it was like and our friends gave us one from their tree to try.
Wow!!! Manna from Heaven.

About Jackfruit:

Jackfruit is a superfood;
it contains almost every vitamin and mineral that a person needs.
-Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Thiamine (B1), Niacin (B3),
-Pantothenic acid (B5), Vitamin B6, Folate (B9), Vitamin E,
-Calcium, Iron, Riboflavin, Phosphorus, Magnesium,
-Potassium, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Selenium, Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids.
It has a very high protein content and a good amount of fiber.
It is rich in antioxidants (carotenoids & flavanones).
The seeds contain prebiotics which can help support the beneficial bacteria in the gut.
This fruit can help keep cholesterol levels in check, reduce blood pressure,
and prevent diseases like cancer.
It helps with wound healing and overall well-being.

Also I read that in Bengal it is called gacch-patha, which means tree mutton!

A mature tree can produce 200 to 500 fruits a year!!
Amazing, amazing nature & her perfection.
JAI MA

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5/29/2020 - 6:50:04 PM
The tree produces fruit, perfectly fulfilling our body's need for nourishment.
This in itself is a miracle!
She does not ask for anything from us to receive her offering.
She gives her fruit freely.
She does not even ask that we receive her offering.
She simply and silently gives, and gives again.
The mutual beneficiality of this is awe-inspiring;
She is teaching how we can survive in balance with the natural system, and thrive.
She trusts that some of her fruit will reach the ground
so her perfect design can continue on into the future,
but she makes no demand of us to do so.
She is vulnerable, as she could be fully consumed with no seeds left to sow,
but by design, what she has, we need, and not only for today.
We stand to gain for generations by taking great care to preserve her gift.
She teaches us restraint, care, and gratitude.

Considering all this, she truly is Divine Mother, wouldn't you agree?

These beautiful hanging fruits at dusk are Jackfruits! More on Jackfruit soon.

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5/28/2020 - 11:10:58 PM
I became saddened today by all the injustice in the world,
the suffering of people and animals.

Mother said: "Have compassion for all."

Photo of Haidakhandeswari Maa
at Haidakhandi Universal Ashram
by JD Marston
More info at
https://www.babajiashram.org/the-divine-mother



5/28/2020 - 11:00:01 PM
Beauty Abounds

Vagator, Goa, India

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5/28/2020 - 10:49:57 PM
Gentle giant
I love you
You're safe with me

Vagator, Goa, India

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5/28/2020 - 10:46:15 PM
All creatures are deserving of our love and respect.

This sweet gentle young cow was so friendly,
receiving our touch and our great respect.
No one had ever done harm to this beautiful being
which was clear to see as he was very open and trusting with us.
That is how it is for us people too.

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5/28/2020 - 10:37:50 PM
Beautiful Nature is like a Beautiful Song
Colors are Vibrations are Sounds
Can you hear it?

Goa, Chapora Road Scenery tonight... (((om)))

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5/28/2020 - 10:25:53 PM
Nature's beauty is like a beautiful song.
Colors are vibrations are sounds.
Can you hear it?
Listen closely; nature is singing.

Goa, India
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5/28/2020 - 10:03:35 PM
Flowers in Goa, India
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5/21/2020 - 8:05:23 PM
RECLAMATION:
Accepting Responsibility for the Creation of
ALL the happenings in Life.

All is Created Consciously or Unconsciously.
All is the radiant display of Our Own Mind.

Victimhood is Not Possible
but Forgiveness is.
Love Thyself
Heal Thyself
& be One.



5/20/2020 - 7:50:14 AM
Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment.
It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
-Rabindranath Tagore



5/20/2020 - 5:49:28 AM
Vegan Pancakes... recipe toward the end.

Have you heard of RAGI? It is a cereal millet that is ground into a flour. It has excellent nutritional value: great source of protein, calcium, minerals, is anti-microbial, rich in anti-oxidants, and is gluten free! Very amazing and valuable food (despite US reducing its yield of Ragi 95% in the last 7 years!**).

We recently bought some ragi flour from the store and called the company who makes it to see if we could get a larger quantity in our own container rather than continue to buy the plastic bags. Shiv Lila answered the call (how perfect), and we met her at her home operation where she has a mill for Ragi among other things, and came home with not only Ragi but Soy flour too.

I started making rotis right before the lockdown (a roti is an Indian flatbread without any leavening agent, simplest bread and tasty) and have since earned the household title of Roti Rani (Roti Queen). So, since I seemed to be doing well on this front, I set out to make some pancakes.

I hope you can get ahold of Ragi and Soy flour to try this out. All the recipes I looked at online required soy milk, which we didn't have, and I was interested in only vegan recipes. The result of my experiment is a really good pancake, and nutritious too.

Warning: this is a recipe without measurements... fun! I never measure because it is that easy.

Ingredients:
Ragi flour
Soy flour
Whole wheat flour, or not if going gluten free
Coconut oil
Cinnamon
Salt
Baking soda

Other additions...
Sesame seeds... whatever else you like to add.

1. Fill one bowl with your flour. I have so far tried varying amounts, like 60% ragi and 40% soy flour or 70%/30%, but always with more ragi than soy flour. This last batch I did about 10% whole wheat flour, 60% ragi, and 30% soy flour and it was very nice.

2. Fill another bowl with fresh water, enough to make the batter with.
*You can always add more water or flour later if need be.

3. Add a tiny pinch of baking soda to the dry mix, and add however much cinnamon you like. Stir the dry mix together.
*Cinnamon helps the body process sweets, so if you are going to eat this with honey or maple syrup I recommend adding a good amount.

4. Get a small wire collander, something you can sift the dry mix with. Begin to sift the dry mix into the water and stir it into water with a spoon. Sift a little, stir, and sift some more, stir, etc. You will wind up with a batter, not runny, not thick like dough... somewhere in between. Add more flour or water if you need.

5. Add a dollap of coconut oil to the batter (about 2-3 tablespoons thereabouts for a batter that makes 4 pancakes) and a pinch of salt.

6. Heat the frying pan on low to medium heat, and pour the batter onto the pan. Cover the cooking pancake with a lid to steam it as it cooks.

7. Wait a few minutes... and then check to see if the top looks cooked from being steamed. If it does, flip it over and let the other side cook. Dry the excess moisture from the lid and put it back over the pancake.

8. After a few more minutes, the pancake is ready. Voila.

9. Serve with bananas, other fruits, honey, or maple syrup. We are in the midst of mango season here so that's what we will be trying next.

Yours,
Mahalakshmi

**https://isha.sadhguru.org/in/en/blog/article/7-health-benefits-of-ragi-6-great-ragi-recipes



5/20/2020 - 5:07:40 AM
Please Join Us - conscious intent with love changes the world
"OM NAMAH SHIVAY" - it means I surrender to God, to the love I Am & is The Great Collective Harmonizer
15 minutes a day or more, 5pm India time.
Below are time zones to link together at once. If you can't make it then, practice at your own divine timing.
Included below are all the countries where I know people are likely to join! Strong wave of love & harmony... let's go! Forward to your friends.
India 5pm
Iran 4pm
Lebanon / Moscow / Estonia / Greece / Bulgaria 2:30pm
Germany / France / Poland / Spain / Italy 1:30pm
UK / Portugal 12:30pm
Brazil 8:30am
USA/Canada Eastern/Chile 7:30am
USA/Canada/Mex. City Central 6:30am
USA/Canada Mountain 5:30am
USA/Canada Pacific 4:30am
Hawaii 1:30am
China CST / Taiwan / Bali 7:30pm
Japan / South Korea 8:30pm
Melbourne/Sydney Aus 9:30pm