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“…Devi is the great power behind this creation. She is called Maya because out of creation has appeared maya in the form of this world. Being the ruler of maya, she is Mahamaya…”

“…In her prakriti aspect, Devi is the source of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara; she has the male as well as the female form…”

“…Human beings also have within them all the elements found within the universe. This body is a universe in miniature form. The creative power of the universe is lying latent in the human body also…”

These excerpts are from a short but sweet satsang (spiritual discourse) by Swami Satyananda.

From a yogic perspective, everything is the Mother, or Goddess in various forms and this satsang explains this eloquently.

If you want to read the whole thing, head over to the Satyananda blog. You’ll have to scroll down to get past the announcements that seem to sit before every post.

Every single sentence in this piece can be unpacked in greater detail if that’s your thing.

Personally I think it is a very beautiful summary of everything I know and love about yoga.