Vishvamata Devi - She is the Wheel of Time
Shiva is 'The Great Time'
Kala is directly linked to Siva. Siva is called Maha Kala “The Great Time.” His consort Kali Ma personifies the dynamic current that is shakti, action, liberated from the rhythms of Time.
In Sanskrit, the root visva means; Universe, and mata is Mother. Vishvamata exemplifies the Vedic term Rta, in Hindu; Rita – “that which is properly joined; order, rule; truth.” Rita is the principle of the natural order that regulates and coordinates the universe’s operation and everything within it. In the hymns of the Vedas, Ṛta is described as that which is responsible for the proper functioning of the natural, moral and social orders. Conceptually, it is allied to the injunctions and ordinances thought to uphold it, and referred to as Dharma, and the action of the individual in relation to those ordinances referred to as Karma – two terms which eventually eclipsed Ṛta in importance as signifying natural, religious and moral order in later Hinduism.
A Modern Perspective on Vishvamata
“From the outset, Vishvamata assured me that she was always on call and would discourse at length on anything relevant to her domain. Her tone was soothing, relaxed, and relaxing. She inspired confidence. Her transmission is somewhat discursive. It unfolds over time in a special manner because her style of instruction requires reflection and assimilation. She patiently explained to me that she communicates like a tour guide who walks you slowly through a site or a museum, commenting in detail on what comes up along the way.
Her transmission is not cogent or brutally incisive, as I had become accustomed to expect with the other devatas. Vishvamata needs to take time and show us what she teaches in the unfolding of events and relationships, concurrently as those events transpire and those relationships shift right before our eyes.
Vishvamata instructed me that concurrence is the signature of her unique style of teaching, unlike the brutal samurai-blade delivery of the other dakinis.
I take it that such a style characterizes Vishvamata as a “Female Buddha” who exercises extraordinary patience with those she instructs, and accordingly, adapts her teachings to their limitations. In concurrence—namely, her unique talent of reflecting insights against the shifting pattern of events and relationships—she is “variegated,” skilled in versatility. I am tempted to call her the Dakini of Fractal Modes. Fractality is similarity of form on different scales. The modalities of Vishvamata’s Buddha Wisdom come to mind easily and accessibly because she adapts her instruction fluidically to the scale of our experience, large and small. She will teach you a universal truth respective to your experience in specific terms, in the scale of your understanding at any particular moment, relative to any transient situation. How sophisticated is that.” JLL
Lastly, regarding the Maitreya process – World Teacher – Vishvamata plays a key role:
With reference to Buddhist and Hindu Tantric tradition, the divinatory power of the Aeon Sophia that radiates the recognition of the Maitreya into the ordinary mind is Vishvamata, “The Variegated Mother,” fondly referenced as Bodhi-Ma. She is the Mother of the Bodhisattvas. As Iachhos, the child of the Mysteries is the son of the Pleromic Sophia, so the Maitreya is the son of Bodhi-Ma — the living offspring of a divine feminine archetype. The Maitreya is what the Aeonic Mother imagines “It” to be. Sophia herself bears forth this fortunate child from the matrix of her dreaming attention, and divine imagination.
Bodhi-Ma confers the generic sense of humanity to the human-animal isolated in ego, single-self identity. She nurtures the consciousness of the species-self, as it may be called. The recognition of the Maitreya anchors this sense of humanity in the human mind as a non-abiding, transpersonal insight that passes from look to look as human animals encounter each other, strangers or not. The radiant gaze of Bodhi-Ma holds this insight steady in the broke-open heart of innocence. JLL
References: – Goddess: Divine energy – Chaya Chandrasekhar
Historical Shambhala: Kalachakra
Vishvamata on shift – JLL Visvamata
Maitreya Process: Essay JLL
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Lunar Cycle: Crescent Moon Sighting in the SCALES
Shakti Diagram Invocation: Use the Shakti Diagram – gaze at her position. Aim your attention on your heart center. Speak with reverence and respect. Repeat 3x as below. She will see you, and hear you.