……Shri Mahakali, Shri Mahalakshmi and Shri Mahasaraswati, all these three Powers meet. As these three Powers meet, they form one Power, that is Shri Adi Shakti. That is why in Sahasrara Shri Adi Shakti resides, but it is said so, that in Sahasrara Adi Shakti exists in a form of Mahamaya – Shri Adi Shakti exists, but She is in the form of Mahamaya. That is why the result of all these three Powers was like this, that Shri Adi Shakti comes into this world in the form of Mahamaya, and She can penetrate the Sahasrara of everyone. As you know, She is in front of you and you know all about it, so I need not tell anything more.
So in this way, out of this Shri Mahalakshmi, Shri Adi Shakti was incarnated. She has got all the three Powers of Shri Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Shri Mahasaraswati. All these three Powers are within her. And only through this Shri Mahalakshmi Principle, our pure desire – which is Shri Amba, is actually Power of Shri Mahakali – can be awakened. She can do it. That is why is the importance of Shri Adi Shakti; because through these three Powers even if everything is ready, but at the last, for the work that has to be done there is the need of Shri Adi Shakti. That means the work is achieved through these three Powers. Even if this thing is very easy for us to achieve, we do get it easily, but still you have to work hard; otherwise that work cannot be done. It is quite difficult. If it would have been possible only by Shri Adi Shakti, then there was no need of doing all this confusion.
You have to work hard, and your support is required to accomplish the task. You are on the stage now, not me. You can take my power and use it, but know that now you are on the stage. And that is why you are worthy of worship. You are special. What am I? Whatever powers I have, I have them since eternity; there is nothing special about it. But you should use them. You must receive it, you must achieve it, you should have mastery over it. This is the real desire of Shri Adi Shakti, this is her pure desire. And for this pure desire she is striving very hard every moment. And in this you have all earned it, achieved it, accepted with love, and going ahead you have progressed in it. This is a very big satisfaction for me. And in this satisfaction I forget everything, like how much I had to suffer in the past. In the past many years I suffered a lot. How much Sita had to suffer, how much Radha had to suffer, how much Mary had to suffer – I forget all that past. I feel as if nothing has happened in the past, and that whatever is happening now is something special.
But in this incarnation one thing is to be remembered, that Shri Mahalakshmi has incarnated in human form – in human form. But the Devi which we call as Shri Mahakali has not incarnated in human form. She always existed in the form of a Devi. That is why to come in the form of Devi is easy, but to come in the form of a human being is very difficult task. And to fight like a human being and live with the human beings is even more difficult. Also to live, keeping within the limitations of human beings, is much more difficult. All this work in the form of human beings was done by all the Devas, and today we are experiencing* the auspicious fruits of all the work done in the past.
Source:An Extract of Talk of H H ShriMataji Nirmala Devi on Shri Mahalakshmi Puja. Sangli ,India, 6th January 1986.)
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