Durga Yantra II

durga-2XDuring several hours of watching tiger videos I sketched frames to try to capture how these great cats move. I also stalked our wonderful large gray house cat, Toby, as she ambled around her world.

“That which removes your ignorance is called Durga. That Sakti, that energy inside, through which you know Buddha, Krishna, or Durga, IS Durga.” —Sri H.W.L. Poonja

“You must have seen in the temples and shrines that Durga rides a tiger and has a whip of a snake in her hands. This energy or power is called Durga. Without Durga you cannot understand anything, and so first you have to please your own energy. Then you will understand what you are doing. If you don’t please your energy you will go a wrong way. Most people do not even know which way they have to tread upon, and you will only know if your energy and your aspirations are pure without fault. So first pray to the Goddess Durga within you so that she leads you on a good path. The tiger she rides on symbolizes mind. When you think “I am not Durga,” then the tiger rides on you. If you know “mind is my tiger,” then you are Durga. Most of the people become something that the tiger will ride, but YOU ride the tiger! This is called Durga.” words of Sri H.W.L. Poonja, The Truth Is