Saraswati goddess of Learning

I’m a week back from #Bali where while there this time I had numerous teachers and seers ask me about my dedication to #Saraswati. In many conversations I was encouraged to invoke her as learning is the root of all dharma. And so I bought a #mala where I’ve only meditated to her.

And what I ask myself is “what did I learn that I can apply right now.”

The literal meaning of the name Saraswati is the one who gives the essential knowledge (Sara) of our own Self (Sva). The goddess Saraswati is also considered the Goddess of #Learning, or of education, intelligence, and the arts. As she is the consort of Brahma, who is considered the source of all knowledge, Saraswati is knowledge itself. Thus, many students or even scholars may worship her for her blessings.
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She is often depicted sitting on a #lotus, which symbolizes that she is founded in the experience of the Absolute Truth. Thus, she not only has the knowledge but also the experience of the Highest Reality. She holds in her four hands a vina instrument, a mala (prayer beads) in the right hand, and a pustaka (book) in the left, which represents the knowledge of all sciences.
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Holding the book in one hand also indicates that this knowledge alone can bring us to the Truth. The vina shows the beauty of learning the fine arts. Playing her vina, she tunes the mind and intellect with her knowledge, and thus the seeker can be in harmony with the universe. The prayer beads represent all spiritual sciences, like meditation and japa (chanting holy names), and, being held in the right hand, that it is more important than the secular knowledge contained in the book in her left hand. Her four arms represent her unrestricted power in the four directions. She also represents creativity, or the combination of power and intelligence, the basis of creativity.
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Her name literally means the one who flows, which can be applied to thoughts, words, or the flow of a river.
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She is also occasionally shown with five faces and eight hands, representing her additional powers. Other objects that she may hold include the pasha (noose), ankusha (goad), chakra (disc), padma (lotus), trishula (trident), and shankha (conch). Sometimes she is also seen riding on a swan, the carrier of her spouse, Brahma. At other times she is seen riding on a peacock or sitting with one nearby. The peacock represents the worldly beauty, which can distract the spiritual aspirant. The swan signifies the acquisition of wisdom and knowledge because of its ability to separate milk from water when eating, and thus acquire only the milk.
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Saraswati is also the shakti or power and consort of Brahma, the secondary creator of the universe. Thus, she is also considered a #motheroftheuniverse. In this way, she is also connected with fertility.

Love Alchemy Drinking the Lotus Yoga Playlist

    Name Time Album Artist

1 Embrace 5:40 The Rise of Downtempo Dub Sutra
2 Anandoham 5:34 Echoes of Devotion Janet Stone & DJ Drez
3 So High 4:46 4am: Plum Mood DJ Drez
4 Flip Ya Lid 5:24 In a Space Outta Sound Nightmares On Wax
5 Memphis Happiness 3:53 The Dub Revolutionaries (Sly & Ro… Sly & Robbie & The Mad Professor
6 Om Mani Padme Hum (feat. Eddie… 7:07 Dreaming in Sanskrit Marti Nikko & DJ Drez
7 High Low (feat. Zap Mama) [Acous… 4:03 All Rebel Rockers (Bonus Track V… Michael Franti & Spearhead
8 This is the Day 8:43 Kirtronica (with Ananda) Jaya Lakshmi
9 But I Feel Good 5:19 Lovebox Groove Armada
10 its your thing (Out of Sight) 2:49 Chick Flicks The Sequel The Isley Brothers
11 Harvest Moon 6:09 Pacific Standard Time Poolside
12 Maha Devi (feat. Domonic Dean Br… 4:00 Dreaming in Sanskrit Marti Nikko & DJ Drez
13 Lakshmi Mantra 8:20 Saraswati Dreams Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda
14 Wahine ‘Ilikea 4:33 Dave to Jen Dennis Kamakahi
15 Om Tare Crazy 8:42 Lovelution Jim Beckwith
16 Calm 2:15 Music For Yoga Jim Beckwith
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Communication Crisis?

It took me a long time to communicate to my own legs how to do this on their own.
If you’re having a communication crisis or stumbling block with someone in your life know you’re not alone and it takes time.

1. Are your values for getting your point across aligned with your intentions?
2. Are you really giving it your all?
3. If not, are you willing to?

Remain peaceful. Call in spirit to guide your words to come from your heart. Stay true to your boundaries.

And be patient. My own legs had a hard time receiving the message at first but I gave it my all and stuck with it peacefully and with great love. ❤ @alchemyofyoga

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