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April 27, 2015
Namaskar Dear Perdy,
At the least you are most honest about your anticipation of wealth and other feelings. From what I read in today's newsletter it appears this is a balanced path of life.
Propserity is part of life. If your child loves you that is prosperity too. We could refuse all love, knowledge, and wealth. But it seems foolish. Why should you wish to be poor? Why should you wish to be sad? There are many mantras for for abundance in wealth, strength and wisdom.
MAHAA-LAXMYA-ASHTAK-STOTRAM is one such example. I have no idea what Paulji will come up with in his book, but I will send Aura a money order for his new book and the Intro to Yoga therapy course. One question to you is money pure evil or is it the wealthy who are? 80% of charitable contributions are from the wealthy. Money can help the starving to be fed and it can put a roof over your head.
Please tell me how you came to the realization that money is evil. You know enough about yoga to seek the pure truth. My perception is money is energy. It is worth nothing if we don't use it correctly. But it can feed and clothe millions.
PS: Below is the complete "MAHAA-LAXMYA-ASHTAK-STOTRAM"
Namastetu Mahaamaaye Shree peetthey Surpoojitey
Shankha chakra gadaa hastey
O Mahaamaya, abode of fortune who art worshipped by the Devas,
I salute Thee:
O MahaaLaxmi, wielder of conch, disc and mace,
obeiscance to Thee.
Namastey Garooda roodhey
Kola asura bhayankari
Sarva paapa harey Devi
Mahaa Laxmi Namostutey
My salutations to Thee,
Who ridest the Garuda,
And art a terror to Asura Kola:
O Devi MahaaLaxmi remover of all miseries,
My obeisance to Thee.
Sarva-dukha harey Devi
O Devi MahaLaxmi who knowest all,
Giver of all boons,
A terror to all the wicked,
Remover of all sorrow,
Obeisance to Thee.
Sidhee- Budhee pradey Devi,
Bhukti Mukti pradaayanee,
Mantra-Moortey sadaa Devi,
O Devi, Giver of Intelligence and Success,
And of worldly enjoyment and liberation,
Thou hast always the mystic symbols
As Thy form, O MahaLaxmi, obeisance to Thee.
Aadi-Anta rahitey Devi,
Aadi- Shakti Maheshwari,
O Devi, Maheshwari,
without a beginning or an end,
O Primeval Energy,
Born of Yoga,
obeisance to Thee.
Sthoola Sukshma Mahaa roudrey
Mahaa paapa harey Devi,
O MahaLaxmi who art both gross and subtle,
Most terrible, great Power, great prosperity,
And great Remover of all sins,
obeisance to Thee.
Padma Aasan Sthitey Devi,
Para Brahma Svaroopini,
Parmeshi Jagan Maatar,
O Devi, seated on the Lotus,
who art the Supreme Brahman,
the great Lord and Mother of the Universe,
O MahaLaxmi, obeisance to Thee.
Shwet Aambar dharey Devi,
Nana Alankaara Bhooshitey,
Jagat Sthitey Jagan Matar,
O Devi, robed in white garments,
and decked with various kinds of ornaments,
Thou art the Mother of the Universe,
O MahaLaxmi, Obeisance to Thee.
MahaLaxmya ashtak Stotram,
Yaha pathed Bhaktimaan naraha,
Sarva Sidhim Avaapnoti,
Whver with devotion reads this Hymn
to MahaaLaxmi, composed in 8 stanzas,
attains all success through the Grace of MahaaLaxmi.
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