Wife as Devi [ 2005 ]


NMadasamy
I received this today morning via chat mail, What do you mean by the term :"let him consider his wife DEVI". Does it meant : "mentally and secretly pray to her as DEVI. Then I slip into the material world and she is the WIFE and im the HUSBAND. Sometimes noting to do, then see her as DEVI again.? Anybody care to explain to his member?

sashank_hindu
what wife is a devi ... how can that be....u idiotic person.....SHE CANNOT BE A DEVI. Yes she is a devi if she has devi like qualities ....not DEVIL LIKE QUALITIES.

NMadasamy
But DEVI herself is the bad and good. She is Kali and she is Lalitha. She is the protector, the destroyer and the preserver.

sashank_hindu
Devi herself is not good or bad thast what I was saying but for someone who sees a Devi in wife and obeys her.... that is a method to fall down in life.wife is a devi with a L THAT IS DEVI + L == DEVIL. Some wives only have one part of devi that is destruction only. no preserving....and dont even start about protecting.

NMadasamy
A conversation to Share:

[ MEMBER ] If she is DEVI she will alway win. I am just worried about abuse. Sometimes we need to stand my ground.

[ME ] We are all gross human being. She shout at you, and you shout at her right. But you see DEVI in everything around you, even in your husband and your wife. You see, sometimes you must use logic. I also argue with my husband too but its how you go about getting youre ways. Must it always ends with shouting? Many a times I use humour to get my message around by teasing? Like Shiva Shakti. What do they normally does teasing right?

[ MEMBER ] My wife alway shout, I also shout , angry

[ ME ] If you want to create a change, you must first change. I am like that too but I have learnt that it leads to nothing. What I do, I tone down . Whenever he raise his voice or shout, I just look at him and goes into silence . I talk in voice lower than him, that eventually got the message across . You must create the change only then change will comes. When you see her as DEVI, you will be more forgiving. You see her mistakes and you forgive her . Its easier to forgive a stranger but not a memebr of ure family right? Why look at stranger, when the real DEVI is right before you. From my own personal experience with my Guru, he is more interested to hear about my family then about spiritual matters. You're relationship in your family will tell about you're mental state of mind as long as there is no happiness in the family, spiritual matter will be staggering too.

Everything begins in the family, because DEVI herself is a family. To her, her family will always comes first.

Adwaith Menon
I wonder if this might be irrelevant to the thread..well..sometime back i was dumb and definitely daring enough to go and aska great shakta guru if i can visualize ma wife/partner as Devi when doing any sort of rituals ratherthan sticking to the dhyanashloka or anything of Her. His answer was simple.. "Devi doesnt change into your wife, but your wife changes into Devi". Imagine Devi as in your wife and not the other way around!!

Mahamuni
Of course wife is Devi. All women are manifestation of Devi. Men are just too stupid to see it. Even men are the manifestation of Devi, though in a different way. But that is another subject.

Max Dashu
Of course wife is Devi. All women are manifestation of Devi.

Candi Paath agrees:

Vidhaah: samastaastava devi bhedaah:
Striyah: samastaah: sakalaa jagatsu
Problem is, some believe husband should be worshipped as a god by the faithful wife, but never the other way around. Their egos want to lord it over.

omshaktipriya
That's funny, since God would be nothing but an inanimate body without Shakti.

Mahamuni
In Truth, both should happen. This would be true Harmony. In Reality, neither usually does.

sankara menon
sashank_hindu wrote: devi herself is not good or bad thast what i was saying.but for someone who sees a devi in wife and obeys her.... that is a method to fall down in life.wife is a devi with a L THAT IS DEVI + L == DEVIL. :D some wives only have one part of devi that is destruction only.no preserving....and dont even start about protecting.

whoever said anything about "obeying"

Arjuna Taranandanatha
As it is said, "Every man and every woman is a star" and also "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law".

There is no point of obeying, but only love can unite.

Santo Sengupta

sashank_hindu wrote: yes she is a devi if she has devi like qualities ....not DEVIL LIKE QUALITIES.

Namaste:

As a Shaktaa, I would like to say that I, personally, don't believe in the Devil. There is the tendency within humans to be ignorant and deluded, but that is part of and parcel of Maa's play.

Devi Mahatyam 1.77:

Mahavidya Mahamaya Mahamedha Mahasmrtih:
Mahamoha ca Bhavati Mahadevi Mahasuri

"You are the supreme knowledge as well as the grand illusion, the great intellect and great memory and the great delusion. You are the great goddess and the great demoness."

Devi is our mother, our wife, our sister, ourselves. She is inside us and outside of us. All we can ever hope to perceive is just a small part of Her.

The question I would ask is: How can someone's wife be anything other than the Devi?

Arjuna Taranandanatha
...But She HAD "changed into" Ur wife, nah? Ur wife is already an AkAra of Bhagavati

m6
I believe that Devi is present in all women

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