Lakshmi Mythology (52-mins) Lecture
Learn about the mythology of Lakshmi, Goddess of Abundance and Beauty, through the stories, themes, mantra, and questions for personal reflection.
Om Shrim Hrim Shrim Kamale Kamalalaye
prasida prasida Shrim Hrim Shrim Aum
Meaning of the mantra
Om, Shrim, Hrim = cosmic vibration sounds
Kamale Kamallaye = one who resides on the lotus flower
Prasida = be pleased
Mahalakshmiyai Namaha = Goddess Mahalaxmi, I bow to you.
Mahalakshmi is also known to preside over 16 forms of worldly wealth: Fame; Knowledge; Courage and Strength; Victory; Good Children; Valor; Gold, Gems and Other Valuables; Grains in abundance; Happiness; Bliss; Intelligence; Beauty; Higher Aim, High Thinking and Higher Meditation; Morality and Ethics; Good Health; Long Life.
Resources to aid your learning:
- Handout on Lakshmi.
- Article on the three Gunas.
- Article on the 4 Aims of Human Life known as Purushartha.
Questions for reflection (as taken from Sally Kempton’s Awakening Shakti):
- What is my current relationship to the Lakshmi energy, to the divine feminine power of abundance, power, beauty and harmony?
- In what ways do I experience abundance?
- What do I experience as beauty within me? Around me? In others?
- Where or how would I like to invoke Lakshmi energy in my life?
At timecode: [ 22:03 ], Clara meant to say Moksha, not Mukti, as the fourth aim. Mukti is short-term freedom, and Moksha is the ultimate liberation.