Many enthusiasts of Tantra and some sufferers called up reading the previous article. In fact there is so much of confusion in the minds of people and so much lack of knowledge that people don’t know whether they are worshiping Durga, Kali or a Yakshini. Many temples are housing these mayavi-shaktis. In fact any person who is following any shakti temple MUST read this to stay aware of the facts.
Here it is the continuation of previous article on the same subject.. based on Acharyaji’s talks about Yakshinis and shakti sadhna.
– Ma Shakti Devpriya
.. the excerpts
The infinite orbit of Shiva has infinite sub-cycles and processes of creation and dissolution of infinite universes and in the center of both of these processes there are multitudes of shaktis. All of these shaktis are the beloved of Shiva and there are three main groups of these shaktis i.e. Mahakali, Mahalaxmi and Mahasaraswati however owing to various differences in desires and creativity in our scriptures we have many other groups of these shaktis. This world moves for the pleasure of Shiva and is moved by these multitudes of shaktis but not every shakti enjoys the supreme place as mahapriya of lord – The Shakti, also referred to as with many names like parvati, kali, Shivaa or bhavani etc. for she is The consort of Shiva and thus wherever someone is seen praising any sub-shakti as ultimate it should only be seen as the hymn sung in the praise of Shivaa the ultimate Shakti.
Indian religious scriptures and other such literature finds so much mention of these Goddess of creation and dissolution (such as dash mahavidya) and rightly so because each one of these is just yet another aspect of Shivaa only but the realm of maya does have many other powers or shaktis who are responsible for many other aspects of this universe. These lowers shaktis have also been extremely powerful, as least powerful enough to drag the minds of sadhakas and faithfuls to the level of lust, bhoga and kama. Shiva is known as mahakaala – he is enemy of kaama or lust, when opens his eyes the cycle of creation or dissolution begins through his shakti but the ones who neither participate in creation nor are invoked in the cycle of dissolution also have something else to accomplish. These lesser shaktis in the domain of maya create a perverted mind and infuse lust, kama and bhoga in humans. These shaktis which not only make humans ultimately suffer (by first feeding to their desires and then making them fall for it) in their lifetimes but also drag them to dark realms after their death to suffer for ages are the ones referred to as Yakshinis.
In today’s modern world Yakshinis are more powerful and why? Because ordinarily the current human race is in complete grip of lust and perverted sexuality on which these forces feed. Thousands of example exist to validate how these Yakshinis have been playing with of so called religious men (who engaged in the processes of taming and hailing these yakshinis), having the last laugh at the end after making them fall and lick the dust. No one has ever been spared by these maya(vi)-shaktis and each one, no matter who he is, and how highly placed, religious or so called spiritual; anyone who, under the intoxication of powers attained through worshiping these yakshinis started calling oneself God, Avatar or the likes has been driven to shame and disgust ultimately.. to the rejoice of yakshinis. I am not naming anyone here.. just look at the fall and suffering of some of the greatest men in this and gone by centuries. Some you can guess but thousands of them you don’t know about as they just came, indulged and met with their predestined fate.
Even some sects of Vamachar, to praise the yakshinis; in the name of Shakti-worship engage themselves in indiscriminate kamachara feeding these mayik-shaktis called yakshinis. Such people also use these shaktis for taking control over others, attracting wealth, finding hidden treasures and many other such acts – and under the influence of these yakshinis they start getting a feeling as if they have become God. But as soon as one declares himself a God the dream of being a God is shattered. Such Gods then fall in the dark wells of unimaginable suffering and bondage forever. And that is the reason Yakshini’s worship should not be mistaken with, compared with or even remotely linked with the pious and sacred sadhana or practices/rituals perform for attaining Shiva-Shakti consciousness.
And it is really so very difficult to not get confused or misled – because thousands of thousand such mayik-shaktis are enveloping this earth. The great Tantra Master Dr. Jaishankar Tripathi also opines “..these Yakshinis are only fiery fire of sexual and material lust. The job of these shaktis is to lure the true sadhakas in to lust, create a lofty, seemingly beautiful, luxurious and safe empire for their worshipers and when their sadhaka is completely trapped in their design rooted in lustful, sexual and materialistic web they topple him down.. make his fall; a fall so fatal it takes centuries to recover from as they trap these souls for their own pleasure in their dark and lusty realms. It is their entertainment and game to see people falling in their trap and succumb to their lusty means..”
“Yakshinis have been making people worship them as these mayik-shaktis cleverly disguise themselves as the Aadi-Shakti. Many so called mahashaakts and worshipers of chandi fall in their trap. In history there are many authentic stories where these Yakshinis have also taken birth to humans, sometimes married humans and even produced children. Many kings obtained their kingdom and rein over some state through these yakshinis and what happened to these kingdom ultimately is matter of history. All such kingdoms were destroyed completely.. These maya-shaktis created horrible disasters, accidents of fire, invoked violent feelings and unsurpassed sexual lust in the hearts of thousands of innocent inhabitants of such states thereby receiving all the enjoyment from these men and women and ensuring all these men and women were doomed to join the invisible empire of their own. Once such cities were turned in to unlivable graveyards and cremation grounds Yakshini who created such a state became the ruler of that place. It is the same city where she was being worshiped and her kingdom has all these men who were worshiping her! Still there are thousands of temples around where in the very idols of Durga, Saraswati, Kali or Laxmi only these yakshinis are being worshipped.. because it is not possible for ordinary man or woman to be able to find out who is residing there” he adds.
– Acharya Agyaatadarshan