Re: Theos-World Re: Pope and black Goddess
Nov 21, 2007 01:34 PM
Kali is cool.? I mean I like strangling travellers as well as anyone, but that business with the tongue sticking out is just, well, ill-mannered.
Chuck the heretic
From: christinaleestemaker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 3:17 pm
Subject: Theos-World Re: Pope and black Goddess
The left hand walkers have also a black Goddesh, they call Kali.
O Kali, my mother full of bliss! Enchantress of the almighty Shiva!
In Thy delirious joy Thou dancest, clapping Thy hands together!
Thou art the Mover of all that move, and we are but Thy helpless toys.
-- Ramakrishna Paramhans
Kali is one of the most well known and worshipped Hindu Goddesses.
The name Kali is derived from the Hindu word that means "time", and
that also means "black". Kali in Hinduism, is a manifestation of the
Divine Mother, which represents the female principle. Frequently,
those not comprehending her many roles in life call Kali the goddess
of destruction. She destroys only to recreate, and what she destroys
is sin, ignorance and decay. She is equated with the eternal night,
is the transcendent power of time, and is the consort of the god
Shiva. It is believed that its Shiva who destroys the world, and Kali
is the power or energy with which Shiva acts. Therefore, Kali is
Shiva's shakti, without which Shiva could not act. Kali receives her
name because she devours kala (Time) and then resumes her own dark
formlessness. This transformative effect can be metaphorically
illustrated in the West as a black hole in space. Kali as such is
pure and primary reality (the "enfolded order" in modern physics);
formless void yet full of potential.
The Matsyapurana states that Kali began as a tribal Goddess of the
high mountain region of Mount Kalanjara, which is in north-central
India and east of the Indus Valley. However, because of the
relatively recent origin of the Matsyapurana we cannot be certain
when or where the worship of Kali actually began. We do know however,
that she was mentioned in the Upanishads, which were written a
thousand years before the Matsyapurana. In the Vedas the name is
associated with fire god Agni, the god of fire, who had seven
flickering tongues of flame, of which Kali was the black, horrible
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> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "adelasie" wrote:
> > But here in the USA it's been a joke for some time that
> > God is "really" a woman.
> I've heard that some Pope in 60's or 70's said that God is not
> a female nature, but this pope was soon dismissed and replaced by
> a more dogmatic one.
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