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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

KALI Destroyer of Evil In New York

It has come to my attention that recently Kali The Hindu Goddess of Destruction of Ego and Evil, lit up the Empire State Building.

Other images were also lit up such as lions etc. But I want to speak of Kali and negate any ''dark'' messages here about who she is especially that Kali may require sacrifices which is utter nonsense.


We are in a battle. It is of a Spiritual Nature. It requires Spirit Warriors. There comes a time when peace and love equates to resignation to those who are out for the kill. There comes a time when the Good Fight must be fought. Some say we cannot become the fighter to fight. Some say we must accept all that is. Some say we must rise up and defend, protect and fight for our lives and loves.

I looked into this to see if this Goddess of the Hindu tradition was understood as to HER purpose or was she demonized as the demon...and it was someone who understood that Kali was the Destroyer of Evil and I take this as an invoking, and a message to those who are the evil forces.

Artist Android Jones designed the fierce portrait of Kali, who is the Goddess of Time, Change, Power and Destruction, to make the point that Mother Nature now more than ever needs a fierce avatar to fight the dangers of pollution and extinction.It was the last, most captivating artwork in the exhibition by filmmaker Louie Psihoyos called Projecting Change, which projected pictures of endangered creatures onto the NYC skyline with San Francisco based Obscura Digital. It was meant to spark awareness of massive wildlife extinction, and to draw attention to the alarming rate at which species are dying. The show ended with a representation of Kali - the goddess of darkness - imploring people world over to fight the darkness and to take up conservation. ~end.

It is portentous. :-)

Typical of the fragmented way of "informants" who give out distorted or partial ''info'', their description of Kali is cut short by what I can only imagine is an autistic distortion by saying merely that Kali is a Goddess of Destruction. Period. What they left out is that She is the Goddess of Destruction of Evil and Ego and Demonics, the Goddess who is the only one capable of destroying unleashed demonics who are out of control.

Another common error is in relating Goddess Kali with the Kali-Yuga time period. These two are utterly unrelated. Whist I abhor demonization of women because ''they wear necklaces of gold'' or are ''choosing their own 'lords' for marriage''...and my favorite ''being sharp of speech and fond of weeping''....yes these are described as some of the ''evils'' of the Kali-Yuga, there are still real and visible truths to what some of it describes as our times now:

The Kali-Yuga briefly summarized here, it is a long epistle, so I will only post its essence:

O Pandava, the Brahmanas (Brahmins) and Kshatriyas and Vaisyas and Sudras, (in the Kali age) will practise morality and virtue deceitfully and men in general will deceive their fellows by spreading the net of virtue. And men with false reputation of learning will, by their acts, cause Truth to be contracted and concealed. And in consequence of the shortness of their lives, they will not be able to acquire much knowledge. And in consequence of the littleness of their knowledge, they will have no wisdom. And for this, covetousness and avarice will overwhelm them all. And wedded to avarice and wrath and ignorance and lust, men will entertain animosities towards one another, desiring to take one another’s lives.

These kings, O Parikshit, who will all be contemporaries, will be no better than Mlecchas (in their course of conduct) and will be given over to unrighteousness and mendacity, illiberal and furious ways. They will kill women, children, Brahmins and cows. They will covet other people’s wives and other people’s wealth. They will experience vicissitudes of fortune in quick succession and will be poor of strength and courage and will be short lived (too). They will cease to perform purificatory rites, will be devoid of righteous actions.~end.

Who is Kali?
She is the Fearful (to demonics) Goddess with the Heart of Mother.

Western thinkers have attempted poorly to listen to Eastern people explain who Kali is, and with sophomoric mentality have added and subtracted some attributes to this Eastern Deity erroneously notorious as they are for misunderstanding the complexities of ancient cultures which utilize both corporeal and non-corporeal as reality. It takes spherical thinking to understand the East as well as requiring a genetic Ancient Sense of Place and Space to guide this thinking. The History that is in ones genes and DNA will help inform the thinker. So Westerners especially males will be too deficient to comprehend Eastern Cosmology, and most especially Goddess Power and Tradition.

I will not post here the written errors of gross thinking but only the essence of Kali's true nature.

From Various Sources:


Kali’s Birth
There are several traditions of how Kali came into existence. One version relates when the warrior goddess Durga, who had ten arms each carrying a weapon and who rode a lion or tiger in battle, fought with Mahishasura (or Mahisa), the buffalo demon. Durga became so enraged that her anger burst from her forehead in the form of Kali. Once born, the black goddess went wild and ate all the demons she came across, stringing their heads on a chain which she wore around her neck. It seemed impossible to calm Kali’s bloody attacks, which now extended to any wrongdoers, and both people and gods were at a loss what to do. Fortunately, the mighty Shiva stopped Kali’s destructive rampage by lying down in her path, and when the goddess realized just who she was standing on, she finally calmed down. From this story is explained Kali’s association with battlegrounds and areas where cremation is carried out.

In another version of the goddess’ birth, Kali appeared when Parvati shed her dark skin which then became Kali, hence one of her names is Kaushika (the Sheath), whilst Parvati is left as Gauri (the Fair One). This story emphasizes Kali’s blackness which is symbolic of eternal darkness and which has the potential to both destroy and create.

In a third version, men and gods were being terrorized by Daruka who could only be killed by a woman, and Parvati was asked by the gods to deal with the troublesome demon. She responded by jumping down Shiva’s throat. This was because many years previously Shiva had swallowed halahala, the poison which had risen from the churning of the ocean during the creation and which had threatened to pollute the world. By combining with the poison still held in Shiva’s throat, Parvati was transformed into Kali. Leaping from Shiva’s throat in her new guise, Kali swiftly dispatched Daruka and all was well with the world once more.

Finally, in yet another version of Kali’s birth, there is the story of the terrible demon Raktabija (Blood-seed). This demon was, like most demons, causing a great deal of trouble with people and gods alike but even worse was his ability to produce more demons every time a drop of his blood spilt to the ground. Therefore, each time Raktabija was attacked, the only result was more demons to deal with. The gods decided to work together and combine all of their shakti or divine energy and produce one super being that could destroy Raktabija; the result was Kali (in another version only Durga produces Kali). Given all the divine weapons of the gods, Kali swiftly sought out Raktabija and his demons and proceeded to swallow them all whole so as not to spill anymore blood in the process. Raktabija himself was killed when Kali lopped off his head with a sword and then drank all of his blood, making sure none fell to the ground and thereby ensuring no more demons could menace the world.

Another famous story involving Kali is her escapade with a band of thieves. The thieves wanted to make a human sacrifice to Kali, and unwisely chose a Brahmin monk as a likely victim. Dragging him to the nearest temple, the thieves prepared to make the sacrifice in front of the statue of Kali when suddenly the statue came to life. Outraged at the thieves' plan to kill a monk, the goddess took swift revenge and decapitated the whole gang, even tossing their heads about for fun, whilst naturally the Brahmin escaped to continue his life of scholarly reflection. ~end.

From this site http://www.hindunet.org/alt_hindu/1995_Jan/msg00112.html :

The gods and the titans engaged in a great battle. There was one particular titan who was too powerful for the lesser gods to defeat. Durga, the Warrior/Mother goddess, was then called upon for aid. She arrived in splendour, riding a lion into battle, Her ten arms each bearing a magical weapon, Her ten faces each displaying a serene calm. She became the center of a cyclonic force of destruction. Durga wounded the asura king (who was Her main opponent and the hub of his army). From his wounds the blood flowed to the ground, yet where each drop touched the soil a 'clone' of him appeared. The more quickly and fiercely She attacked, the faster his reproduction took place. In the heat of Her frenzy, Durga called forth Her most powerful (and gruesome) aspect. From Her brow emanated Kali, the Destroyer. Kali was as black as the night, draped in a tiger's skin, was wearing a necklace of skulls, a skirt of severed hands, and had a gaunt, ghoulish countenance. She was the very essence of wrath. With the fierce passion of a mad mother protecting Her children, She began to eat the asura army. Kali's intense hunger and lust for blood were the necessary elements for victory. She gobbled up the new forms of the asura king, slurped up the blood escaping from his wounds, finally devouring him whole. The army, defeated and demoralized, quickly dispersed and peace was again restored to the realm of the gods. In many ways the asuras were the manifestation of malevolent masculine energies. They are most often depicted in male form and almost always as feral, animal-like beings. They are the brutish, coercive aspects of the Cosmos. In this story Kali is a savioress despite the gruesomeness of Her appearance. She enters as the Queen of Battle in order to quench the demon-fire that ravages the heavens (and by fallout, our world). Her main strengths are Her passion and Her ability to take others into Herself: to consume. This is an important point. Kali is the powerful, hungry feminine. The consumption of the masculine is therefore necessary and transformative. ~end

In the tradition of those who understand Kali and the necessity of HER birth into existence, we can see that Her benevolence and fierce destruction of evil and ego is very needed right now.

I hope this is a warning that has been well noted.

Serena, Lady of the Woods

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