Aditi Devi

The Kali Practices
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All the pilgrimage-centres exist in woman’s body.

~ Purascharan‹ollasa Tantra

 

Because she practices the yonimudrÅ,

attends upon the Feet of Girija (the Divine Mother),

and because of the glory of total immergence without support, she is called yogini.


. . . . 

 

Because [she is] dear to a hundred crores of the great divine Yogini deities,

and because she grants quick liberation, she is called sakti.


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O My Beloved!

Because he throbs with the glory of the Mantra due to the practice of yoni-mudra

and because he is adorable to the host of deities, he is called yogi.


. . . .

 

Because he gathers [his] essence/worth/strength, because he treads the path of dharma

and because he controls the active senses, he is called sadhaka.


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In the Three Worlds there is no merit equal to the Kulapuja.

Hence, one who performs this worship with devotion obtains both

Enjoyment and Enhancement.

                                                       
                                                  (excerpted from Kularn‹ava Tantra)


Thus says the 

Shaktisangama Tantra (II.52)


 Woman is the foundation of the world;

The universe is her form.

Woman is the foundation of the world;

She is the true form of the body.

Whatever form she takes,

Whether the form of a man or a woman,

Is the superior form.

In woman is the form of all things,

Of all that lives and moves in the world.

There is no jewel rarer than a woman,

No condition superior to that of a woman.

There is not, nor has been, nor will be

Any destiny to equal that of a woman.

There is no kingdom, no wealth,

To be compared with a woman.

There is no prayer to equal a woman.

There is not, nor has been, nor will be

Any yoga to compare with a woman,

No mystical formula nor asceticism

To match a woman.

There are not, nor have been, nor will be

Any riches more valuable than woman.