निरूपाधिः Nir-upaadhih - " Pure, untouched by spot." ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 154
" Without the chance of being delimited by contact or juxtaposition, etc." Up(उप)=near, adhi (अधि)= gives. The red flower which gives its colour to the crystal near it, is the upaadhi(उपाधि). The idea here transfers. It is that She has nothing inherent in Herself to blame or point out as defect but not only that, She is uninfluenced by anything in contact or proximity. Here the very ordinary notion of one pure by himself but getting impure by company, contact or proximity is, as it were, repudiated. Upaadhi उपाधि is also ignorance, as it causes the appearance of, plurality in consciousness (chit चित). Upaadhi in worldly meaning may be taken to mean self-created troubles, miseries, responsibilities and burdens out of ignorance, delusion and wrong notions and beliefs.
The funniest though most innocent instance of Upaadhi is seen when an honest well behaved man on the path of progress towards realisation is often found retrograding due to the false notion of "I and mine" in such conclusions as these :- " Who is there to take care of my wife and children, if I do not forego my personal work of exerting myself for my evolution and do not remain constantly busy in earning for them, serving them, protecting them and doing my best, spending my whole life for them ? " The family, the wife, the sons and daughters, smilingly biding him down to a routine life lived for them and their happiness is " UPAADHI".
When devotion becomes extremely ripe, Mother actually twists out such a devotee from his contact with Upaadhi by sometimes almost seemingly merciless adjustments, i.e., by boons in disguise of curses. There are many interesting instances. The sugar black worm would not leave sugar piece, though you blow it out or give strokes. He has to be actually caught and twisted out or pulled out.
Maadhavadass , a very poor devotee would not leave his house for going to saints or holy places, least his family may have to remain hungry because he used to maintain them by daily earning. Once he was actually pulled out by his guru to go Brindaavan the places of Lord Krishna. One rich man , the next day, helped the family and on getting great gains in his business , began to believe that it was due to this most deserving charity. He took charge of the family, considering his wife as his real sister, providing them with all comforts undergoing great expenses, as if all were his own children. After a time the young children began to constantly wish that Maadhavadass should not return at all, least they might have to return from the palace to the beggars cottage. Maadhavadaas came one night stealthily, knew they were extremely happy, and left the world, never to return.
Sometimes Mother is seemingly merciless. I explain Her name "Paarvati" (पार्वती) " Daughter of the mountain" by this idea of " born out of such hard hearted stone". In the case of Mother's devotee a stage came when he like to pass all his time for Mother. The wife was however too strong for him. Love between both was of an extremely strong intensity, but the wife's love was of exclusive possession. She would love him like god, but would not leave him for anything and anyone. Husband's love was of the type explained above. " What shall become of her if I do not make her happy ". A dead lock, a mountain of barrier stood in the path of the devotee's progress.A most miraculous wave came.Wife began to hate the husband most bitterly, would not tolerate even the shadow of the husband, so to say turn him out to live separate.An Inexplicable Miracle. The woman who would die for her husband , was changed to be to be unable to bear the sight, presence of her husband or even , to bear anything about her husband .
A devotional king had a most wicked wife.She would constantly quarrel creating quarrels would not allow the king to enjoy himself with his relations , friends, or subjects, would not share his happiness nor allow him own way.The subjects and ministers and relations were damned tired of her and pitied the king whom they most loved. After great efforts they succeeded in giving a big estate to the queen and tempted her away to live away and separate. The king was married to a most virtuous husband worshipping, educated and accomplished princess. All was joy and happiness. The new queen kept the king constantly happy with all sorts of pleasures, programmes, parties etc. A year passed, the second marriage date reappeared. All went to congratulate the king. The king was weeping most bitterly.On inquiry he solicitously said, " Bring my old queen back. I have not remembered Mother even once, throughout the whole year."
Mother's Lodge Ideal says humorously , " If no Guru can cure you Mother will turn your wife or beloved to be your best Guru."
Mother's path is mystery of mysteries on account of such miraculous drastic measures as none can understand. Once you become Hers, She has Her own ways, Her own arrangements and adjustments. Once you enroll yourself as Her's, the remaining task is Hers.
 निर्गुणा Nir-gunaa - Above the influence of three qualities of Sattwa सत्व, Rajas रजस and Tamas तमस.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 139
 Nirdvaitaa निर्द्वैता - Without duality. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 667
 Nirnaashaa निर्नाशा -Imperishable. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 180
Once Her love or devotion begins, it never vanishes.
 निर्भवा Nirbhavaa - Without origin. She is origin and She has not originated from any other higher origin.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 174
 निर्भेदा Nirbhedaa - Without notions of separateness or differences. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 178
" Mother is Supreme Love and The Finalmost, Supreme Ruler, devoid of all differences and is the Destroyer of all differences. Some ignorant persons say,there is a difference between Shakti and the Possessor Shiva, (Mother and Father), but those yogins who meditate and see the reality, recognise the non separateness".
[382 ] निर्मदा Nirmadaa - Without pride. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 158
 निर्ममा Nir-mamaa - Without self-interest or myness.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक164
Self-interest necessarily implies separateness and as Mother is beyond separateness, She is beyond all doubt, without self-interest.
 निर्मला Nirmalaa - Without spot.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 135
She is said to be so because She frees Her devotees from the black spot caused by and resulting in continued duality influence , impurity, darkness, ignorance and confusion.
 Nir-mohaa निर्मोहा-Without bewilderment.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 162
Moha is the distraction of mind, confusion of thought and disappearance of discrimination.
 निर्लेपा Nirlepaa - Without impurity. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 134
Impurity referred to here is principally of action and mind. Mother makes Her devotees free from the impurities of thought, desire and action. She that keeps Her devotees above any evil influence. Lepa is what strongly sticks and has much a stronger power. It is the impurity which pulls back a man from appreciating and living in purity.
Impurities are of three classes. Anva, Karmik, and Maayik, (1) is constitutional, natural or individualistic depending upon one's nature and physique, permanent conditions of life, environments etc. (2) is due to actions done or being done, or anticipated and (3) is due to misunderstanding, ignorance, worldwormness, lack of true understanding and the lack of self-control.
 निर्लोभा Nir-lobhaa - Without greed. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 170
Because She is exceedingly liberal.
" Greed destroys all good qualities." A greedy Guru ( religious master) is no Guru. " He is the Guru who is without doubt, the remover of doubt and expects nothing in the shape of money." Under Mai Cult Guru is a Mai and has to sacrifice for the Shishya (religious disciple), without any expectation of return as a mother.
 निर्वाणसुखदायिनी Nirvaana-sukha-daayini - Conferring the bliss of Nirvaana (salvation). Nirvaana means deathless-ness and continued experience of indescribable bliss. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 390
 Nirvikalpaa निर्विकल्पा - Without false imaginations .
This means living straightforward, pure and benevolent life. Without false imaginings , ill founded notions , building airy castles , or making faulty judgments.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 176
Vikalpa is a notion conveyed by mere words, but of which there is no corresponding object possessing reality.
Nirvikalpaa also means She that is experienced in the finalmost stage of meditation where subject and object have both disappeared.
There are the principal stages during the devotee's approach to the Mother : -
(1)The material universe with relevant desire,knowledge and action therefor, gets thinner and thinner, and is finally obliterated
and the only remains in the mental lake are:- Mother, devotee and all other devotees.
He sings " Let quarrel with Thee be of the most annoying type, but let there be no universe between us."
(2) Eliminating the animate universe of other devotees,etc., from the mental picture, by a reverse taunting process. He sings " Thou hast millions whom Thou lovest and art loved by, but to me Thou art one and one alone."
(3)Establishing equality to the greatest extent possible, by himself forgetting the difference, and by believing, that Mother also forgets the insurmountable gulf of difference between Her and Her devotee.
He sings " Thou, forget thyself and make me forget myself."
(4) Establishing oneness.
He says," Thou art My Mother and I am Thy Son. I and Thou are one."
(5) Enjoying the bliss of oneness, with three things alone, the knowledge of I , Thou and the bliss enjoyed.
(6) The feeling of bliss disappears and what remains is I and Thou.
(7) " I " disappears . Only " Thou " remains.
The Nirvikalpaa Maai-Samaadhi is the stage, above these seven stages, when even "Thou" disappears and nothing remains, Neither " Thou " remains not even the remotest lingering notion or remembrance about, the inanimate universe, the animate universe,devotees, devotion, bliss, I and Thou. Nothing remains except ," The One, The Everything , The All."
 निर्विकारा Nir-vikaaraa - Unchanging. Not subject to different emotions and modifications. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 145
[ 391 ] निश्चिंता Nishchintaa -Whose devotees are without care. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र,नाम क्रमांक 160
 निष्कलंका Nish-kalankaa- Of faultless career. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 153
In cases of all lives and careers of different deities and their incarnations, one will find some imperfections, some breaches, some injustices, some follies and so on, but Mother is perfect from every aspect in Her career. Nirvadyaa refers to having no defects, whereas Nishkalankaa refers to doing nothing defectively.
 निष्कला Nishkalaa - Without parts.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 140
Parts or apportionings of Mother are by of imagination only, and without any diminution of the original nature. There is no divisibility or splitability, no breakage of wholeness except in imagination temporarily for understanding.
 निष्कामा Nish-kaamaa - Without desire. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 142
For the perfect nothing is missing, which would generate to desire. Applied to the devotee, he has no other desire except being Hers.
 निष्कारणा Nishkaaranaa - Without Cause.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 152
Since She is the cause of everything and nothing is the Cause of Her, She is without Cause.
These two names mean that She is final Cause of every-thing and that a cause is not different from an effect nor is an effect different from a cause. nor is effect a part or a lesser fragment of the cause.
To understand this point, though very hazily, it may find its parallel in the experience of life and light. Say parents give life to children. the life or consciousness in one who is the only one child of one's parents is in no way more than that in one who is one of the twelve children of one's parents. If from one light you ignite one more light or one hundred more lights, the original light is not diminished, Some worms on being cut into two pieces, show themselves in doubles, each of the doubles showing the same undiminished life as in the original form.
 निष्क्रिया Nishkriyaa -Without action. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 182
Not subject to the necessity of action, whether ordained or prohibited. Her full time devotees are not called upon to answer therefor, after death. " Just as the fragrant object is enough by its very presence to distract the mind of others and attract them to itself, so also the devotee of Mother does attract others, other things and other conditions without needing to do any hard and toilsome action. He becomes Satya-Sankalpa सत्यसंकल्प , and what he thinks that happens without his own action."
 निष्क्रोधा Nish-krodhaa - Without anger.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 168
Anger is caused by the obstructions in the fulfilment of desire. Because She has no desire to be fulfilled, there is no cause for anger.
 निष्परिग्रहा Nishparigrahaa - Receiving nothing free.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 183
Keeping none's sacrifice unreturned without million-fold return.
The Mother's Lodge Ideal differs from that of the general mass, in that it does not appreciate amassing of wealth by people in the religious line. Families with hereditary dedication, of their lives to the religious cause , may have a moderate income for themselves and their families, not as the Owners of the religious Institutes but as Trustees. Individual religious people that have dedicated their life to the religious cause do have, a right to live religiously on public, individual or general charity, but that is so, only if they render some religious service of any nature openly, privately or even secretly.None that has no sanction for living religiously on charities , from the public or some community or some assembly or some group of individuals , and none who does not render some religious service, has any right to live on charity in the name of religion. Consideration of sanction and service must precede charity.Living on public charity is Nishparigraha निष्परिग्रह living, only if religious service is rendered.
 निष्पापा Nishpaapaa - Without sin. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 166
 निष्प्रपंचा Nish-prapanchaa - Without any desire of accumulation or expansion of worldliness, his outright vision being the negation of illusion, and heart and mind being full of peace and bliss, due to non-duality. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 146
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