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She is to be worshipped by the Arghya अर्घ्य means water mixed with holy substance for dedication to Mother. This Arghya should be your own mentality, your own consciousness. It should be Arghya; your mentality should be liquefied and not hard as solid.
The Arghya अर्घ्य must be flavoured with eight holy substances. First non-injury, second sense-restraining, third pity, fourth compassion, fifth wisdom, sixth penance, seventh truth and eighth meditation. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 918
She is fond of Chaitanya flower.
This means that Mother is fond of hearts as soft, delicate, sweet and fragrant as flowers. Some narrate the above stated eight substances as flowers, but penance and sense-restraining and wisdom are unfortunately substances too hard to justify being called flowers. I therefore prefer a little departure.
The idea underlying this word is that having gone through penance and sense-restraining practices,etc., if the devotee turns cynic or hateful to others or looks upon the universe with an attitude of displeasure, disappointment or dissatisfaction, He is still immature.
According to Mother's Ideal he who has a hatred towards ignorance, passion, wickedness, cruelty and other evils of the universe is still Katchaa कच्चा (immature). Evil must not remain as evil to him. When everything is joy creative, when nothing but good remains, then it is that Mother is fully pleased.
She is pleased with the flower of the soul of Her devotee. Devotee must not be austere-looking or getting boisterous at the evils of the universe, etc.
The higher meaning full of devotional ecstasy is that She is pleased by simply looking at the sweet flower-like (chaitnya - चैतन्य ) face of Her devotees. As a Mother the very fact that Her devotee is happy is enough to make Her happy, without any other expectation of service or worship or return of any kind from the devotee.
When a man is in a foreign country the Mother passes anxious days for his return.When he returns, the very sight that he has come hale and hearty is more than enough to drown the Mother in an ecstasy of joy. She is pleased only with the fact that he has returned lively (alive), for which the son deserves no credit. Mother's heart says," Harass me remaining alive, but do not relieve me by dying." Chaitanya चैतन्य means life, livingness.
ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 919
EXTRACT FROM : MOTHER & MOTHER'S THOUSAND NAMES
AUTHOR : MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND
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