Maa ChinnaMasta Is Depicted Holding Her Divine Head Which She Herself Severed To Feed the hunger of Her assistants With Her Flowing Streams Of Blood. Through This Divine Depiction, Maa ChinnaMasta Teaches Her sincerest devotees about altruism. Altruism is the selfless act of becoming kind and helpful to others. By serving others selflessly, sincere devotees may start to overcome their ego-based selves, and may realize that The Divine Mother Is Omnipresent In all, As The True Self.
This festive season, let us turn on the light of altruism in our hearts through the sincere worship Of Maa ChinnaMasta.
In Maa DhumaVati’s Void, the false ego self that so far was the basis of life, work, and family cannot be found upon closer inspection.
The “I” disappears Into Her Great Void And In Its Vastness. Everything that we hold dear dissolves Into Nothingness.
As the ego self begins to dissolve, it looks for a foothold - not finding one, it struggles. During this phase, there is nothing we can do, other than to let go into Her Void. If we have a fixed idea about what the so called knowledge Of The Self looks like, we will resist this phase - bringing more pain - particularly if we expected it to be a state of continuous bliss and joy.
Instead, what we feel may be far from it.
To avail ourselves Of Maa DhumaVati’s Grace, we should give up the last bit of expectation about awakening.
Then we might be worthy Of Her Blessings, If She So Chooses.
The Depiction Of Maa DhumaVati Symbolises all that is conventionally considered to be inauspicious, unlucky and unattractive. These are attributes which people try to stay away from. However, in there Lies One Of Her Very Important Teachings.
To Her sincere devotees, Maa DhumaVati Unveils That beneath the notions of purity and impurity, auspiciousness and inauspiciousness, Lies A Unified Essence That Surpasses these constructed dichotomies.
Transcending labels and concepts, beyond the limitations of human categorizations, She Shows The Way To A Solitary And Indivisible State, Liberating Her devotees from the false-ego.
She Symbolises the immense dissolution that unveils The Essence Of Ultimate Knowledge, which is devoid of form and unaffected by divisions into notions of good or bad, pure or impure, auspicious or inauspicious.
Maa DhumaVati Symbolises the darkness of non-being that occurs when the ego-self collapses into Her Great Void. Forms arise from and disappear Into This Great Void at the end of each cycle. In this void, even lord shiva is swallowed into Her Total Stillness.
Maa DhumaVati Symbolises the darkness veiled within darkness. She Carries the awareness of all the truths hidden in Her Dark Infinite.