(426) परंधाम Parama-dhaama -The highest abode which needs no sun, moon or fire. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 807
The sun never illumines that, nor moon, nor fire.
Param Dhaam is the state of consciousness, after reaching which one does not return to the lower consciousness. Stability in such consciousness is the attainment of Mother's supreme abode.
Dhaam, is really not a certain place or space but the state of consciousness.
The State of tranquility, reality, knowledge and bliss represents Mother's abode.
When all differences vanish, including even that of the enjoyer and the enjoyed and sameness is experienced in all the three states of waking, dreaming and sleeping, and when I and myness is squeezed out from every other thing except Mother, that state of consciousness represents Mother's supreme abode.
(427) परदेवता Paradevataa - She is the supreme deity.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 369
(428) परमन्त्रविभेदिनी Para-mantra-vibhedini -Destroyer of hostile charm.There are three energies : Prabhu Shakti (lordship), Mantra Shakti (diplomacy) and Utsah Shakti (armed force) and if with these energies any one is trying to subdue or harass Her devotee, She destroys all these energies as also deadly weapons, if any, directed towards the devotees. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 812
(429) परमा Paramaa - Paramaa means supreme. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र ,नाम क्रमांक 618
(430) परमाणुः Paramaanu - Supreme atom, more subtle than the atom. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 808
(431) परमानन्दा Paramaanandaa - Immeasurably happy.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 252
Mother is Paramaanandaa because She is the giver of supreme bliss.
(432) परमेश्वरी Parameshvari - Supreme Ruler. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तो., नाम क्रमांक 396
(433) परमोदा Paramodaa - Happy, on making others happy.
Mother is Paramodaa, as She is supremely delightful spreading happiness all around. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 940
(434) परमोदारा Paramodaaraa -Taking the most charitable view.
Mother is Paramodaaraa, i.e., supremely generous. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 939
(435) परा Paraa- Causal and unmanifest form of speech.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 366
(436) पराकाशा Paraakaashaa - Supreme ether.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 782
(437) परात्परा Paraatparaa - The supremest of the supreme.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 809
Mother is greater than the greatest, nearer than nearest, more befriending than the most befriending. The worship of he Highest Lord, Servant of the lowest servant, grosser than the grossest, and subtler than the subtlest.
(438) परानिष्ठा Paraanishthaa - Supreme end.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 573
Attaining Mother is the final goal.
All kinds of actions and knowledge, sooner or later, bring the soul to that conclusion.
All actions good and even bad, by experience lead you to the same conclusion, that being the goal to be achieved, Jivas are made to to do all different actions, both bad and good, and to pass through various experiences.
(439) परापरा Paraaparaa - Superior and Inferior.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 790
"Paraa means superior, enemy, distance, " and Aparaa the reverse. Paraa means others and Aparaa means the self; again Paraa means foe, and Aparra friends. Paraaparaa is he, who is far and near, without and within, foreign or familiar foe or friend.
Mother is neither of these and yet both of these.
Paraa and Aparaa also mean the two kinds of knowledge true and false , similarly night and day, and therefor mother is dawn, which joins the two.
Mother when She wants to create, prompts Her devotees to praise Her, as the dawn at the time of the beginning of creation.
Knowledge is said to be two fold by the division of Paraa and Aparaa. Of these, the first is the supreme knowledge and leads to the cognition of the Mother, and liberation from bondage of the self. The second Aparaa knowledge is such knowledge of false notions, beliefs, differences, etc. as simply becomes the cause of greater and greater bondage . Some add the Paraaparaa knowledge which is there, when one who well knows both varieties of knowledge, continuously swings between the two and attains little of permanent gain.
Worship is also of three kinds : Aparaa, Paraaparaa and Paraa.
Aparaa means , remaining in the spiritual realm of nonduality, the Aparaaparaa is worship of Mother , through and by means of the (Shree) Chakra.
The Paraa means worship of all manifestations of Her, without the higher understanding.
Mother is also three fold, paraa , Aparaa and Paraaparaa. Brahmi, the creative energy, which has the white colour, is said to be Paraa. Vaishnavi, the protective energy, which has the red co;our is Aparaa and Raudri, the destructive energy, which is black coloured, is called Paraaparaa.
(440) पराशक्तिः Paraashaktih -The Supreme energy.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 572
" In the human body, five substances, viz., skin,blood, flesh,fat and bones are derived form Shakti. Remaining four substances, viz., marrow, semen,breath and vitality are derived from Shiva. Thus this body consists of nine substances derived from the two origins. The tenth substance which is above nine, and controls them is called Paraa Shakti."
"Energy of whatever kind that is attributed to any substance is called shakti, and Shakti is the ruler of all the different innumerable shaktis. Energized substance is the miniature of shiva. Those substances which possess energy are the manifestation of Shiva. The wise recognise the energies, in and of substances to be shaktis."
(441) पशुपाशविमोचिनी Pashupaash-vimochini -Releasing the ignorant from bondage. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 354
Pashus ( lit. animals ) are those who simply eat, drink and enjoy themselves and who are devoid of the conviction and devoid of the knowledge about Mother's existence, about the psychic Law of Desire, thought and action, or the Law of action and reaction, about immortality of the soul and about what leads to liberation, etc. Pashu also means Jiva in contrast to Pashu-pati which means Shiva, who is the liberator. Hence the pashus are those who are devoid of wisdom. They who have no sense to understand past, present or future, their own nature or the working of others and the universe in their true colors.
Paasha (Bondage): The inherent blindness, incapacity to rise above the uncontrollable thirst and hunger of one who thinks of eating, drinking and making merry only. Pashu is one who is tied down with Paasha ( noose ).
Paasha also means dice and the " Pashupaashavimochini " may be taken to mean " She that relieves Her devotees from miseries, " whenever they play foolishly in dice game of worldliness and entangle themselves.
(442) पशुलोकभयंकरी Pashulokabhayankari - Filling the sinful with fear. The beauty is that the very same Mother in Her same facial expression and attitude , and at the same moment, looks most charming to Her devotees and most terrible to the sinful. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 482
Who is a Pashu ? Pashu literally means an animal. Let the big talk about deep knowledge and no knowledge, go. In the ordinary walk of life , Pashu-ism is increasing day by day. Pashus are there, in best dresses, best speeches, quite in happy and royal conditions. Pashu is, as Mother's Lodge understands, one whose only life ambition is to get maximum pleasure, without any consideration of others and without least consideration, as to how he secures it,who proceeds only a few steps in the path of goodness and righteousness, just when he is in distress and again stops, who has no sense of gratitude or returning any good act, and no visualization of his own level and plane , who does not know the source of true happiness, and has no foresight as to what will make him happy or unhappy, in the long run. In a word, Pashu is one in whose case, the only punishment note and the king of his feeling and thinking is "My happiness and my comforts and my conveniences and my desires, first."
A Pashu has nothing like duty or a consideration of good or bad, or a consideration for others. He only fears the cudgel. Similarly a man who acts well, only because of the fear being scolded , dismissed , starved or punished or being rendered unhappy, on the withdrawal of assistance, sympathy, etc., is a Pashu.
All men, to whom gratefulness and goodness are not known, who live in the satisfaction of senses and who place their happiness in advance of that of others, and who have no hesitation to secure that happiness by any means, and at the cost of any other people , and therefore whose discriminative senses are blurred, are so many two legged Pashus.
If man's gratitude to God is also getting less and less, he is similarly a Pashu. Faithlessness to God , guru, parents, husband, master, bread-giver, protector king, donor, patron, benefactor,etc., and absence of the idea about one's plane, fitness and gratefulness.
Let the class of Pashu-ism, which is largely on the increase, first disappear, and then the Pashu-ism in contrast of Pashupati-ism, i.e. , Jiva-condition in contrast of Shiva-condition , be considered.
One well-known aphorism is this :
Eating, sleeping, fear and sexual enjoyment are common to human being and animals. There is one distinction between men and animals , and it is men have Dharma (Religion).Those without Dharma are really animals. Dharma should be taken to mean Righteousness and Right-understanding in the first place , and thereafter,the technique of an individual religion.
If your goodness, the other man, equally shows goodness, he is a man. If for one act of your goodness, he shows ten, he is an angel. If for no good act of yours or even if you have badly acted, one does good acts, he is saintly. On the other hand, as a result of more of a goodness of yours, more he sits on your shoulders, he is a Pashu. Those who act well and better, only on being cudgelled, are Pashus. Those who are ungrateful are Mahaa Pashus (big animals), as animals are generally, not so ungrateful as many persons.
Pashus are they, the Summem bonum of whose life and living is wine, wealth and women. The psychology is interesting to know, Jiva or Shiva, Pashu or Pashupati is a soul. The difference is in imperfection or perfection, ignorance or knowledge, desirefulness or desirelessness, etc.
All selves are characterised by three qualities, by existence, knowledge and bliss. The unevolved ignorant and the deluded, in view of their natural characteristics, want to live, i.e., to exist, want to be as much as they can, and to be as many as they can and thus they are naturally drawn to Wine (best bodily tonics nutritive and delicious diets), dinners, etc., to Wealth (means for getting as much as they desire) and Women (means for multiplication and fountain of temporary consolidated sensual bliss).
The difference in evolution is primarily, the difference in understanding. The higher soul wants to live , not by own bodily comforts or through children, but love and fame, in people's hearts, by goodness, benevolence and useful service, He wants to be a greater dimension by knowledge, for to him knowledge is power and superior to wealth. He derives bliss, not from women, but from devotional and spiritual living.
He does not desire to multiply himself by producing children, but by increasing the circle of devout followers of Mother.
The sexual energy in the case of higher souls is transformed into the creative energy, which enables them to create noblest characters and noblest institutes.
(443) पश्यन्ती Pashyanti - Manifest form of speech. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 368
(444) पाटलीकुसुमप्रिया Paatali-kusuma-priyaa - Fond of Paatali flowers.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 773
(445) पादाम्बुजा Paadaambujaa -Lotus -Feeted .(Extra).
I could not complete this list without the meditation of Her Lotus Feet and I could not find a name. I have therefore coined in and incorporated this new name.
(446) पापनाशिनी Paapa-naashini - Destroying sin. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 167
By the repetition of Her Mantra and name, etc., She destroys the sins of devotees. The Shruti says, " Like the point of a reed in the fire, all sins of Her devotees are burnt up". " The devotee who is devoted to practising practising virtues and penance and who continually repeats (mantras), even if he always sinful actions , he is not afflicted thereby,. Sin never resides in the hearts of those who repeat (mantras), or offer oblations ,or meditate, or make pilgrimages (going to saintly persons)". "The mass of sins, though as immeasurable as Mount Meru, is instantaneously destroyed on approaching Mother.He who is devoted to Durgaa, is not stained even by committing heinous crimes, in the same manner as the lotus leaf is not affected by water full of moss". "The sinful actions of those who are devoid of Varna and Ashrama, ( caste and life order) and the wretched, by mere meditation on Mother, become virtuous."
As per Maai-istic ideal, it is only a delusion of oneself that he is a devotee, if he has not risen much above the tendency of committing crimes and sins, although he may be most rigidly undergoing penances or performing religious duties and practices. These statements refer to clemency regarding sins of past and do not mean getting a blank cheque, for future criminal or sinful conduct.
(447) पापारण्यदवानला Paapaaranya-davaanalaa -The forest fire consuming the forest of sin. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 743
Dava ( forest-fire ) means devotion also, which is the means of destroying sin. The Brahma Puraan says, " The supreme expiation of all sin weather committed knowingly or unknowingly, is said to be the remembrance of the Feet of the Supreme Mother."
The following is quoted from Hindu Scriptures : " Hear, Oh Devendra, the great supreme secret, which immediately destroys all sin. Possessed of devotion and faith, after purification, stand in solitude, in penitential spirit and repeat the Mother's sacred name one thousand and eight times. Thus worshipping the supreme Mother any one is released from all sins."
(448) पायसान्नप्रिया Paayasaanna-priyaa - Fond of milk-product.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 480
(449) पार्वती Paarvati - The mountain daughter. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र नाम क्रमांक 246
Mother is at times extremely hard-hearted and in that sense, She is the daughter of mountain- a rock, a stone. Paarvati is an ideal of chastity, and She is extremely severe to those devotees of Her, who are loose in their sexual behaviour and character though of course She is severe, with a view to give a tremendous moral lift.
No person should therefor be a special devotee of Mother in the Paarvati form, unless he has extremely staunch and firm and perfectly pure in morality. There instances of devotees having turned lunatic, who had no control over their morals and worshipped Mother as Paarvati.
The same idea of exemplary chastity and austere celibacy is seen in Paarvati's first son Kaartikeya, If any lady worships or enters a Kaartikeya temple, it is believed that she would shortly be a widow.
Paarvati is known her Her unbounded anger in cases of breach of breach of chastity, so much so, that she has not desisted from kicking Her own husband Shiva, at the slightest suspicion of a breach of chastity.(Please vide Shloka 86 of Saundarya Lahari).
(450) Paavanaakritih पावनाकृतिः - Of purifying figure. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 619
"Penance and knowledge are the means of purifying the soul (Bhutaatman). The knowledge purifies intellect and the soul is said to be on the way to be completely purified on being initiated into the knowledge of the Mother
A Mai-ist must always remember this secret. " By disgrace and censure by others, the penance of the devotees is increased. Whereas by adulation, service and worship by others, the penance is destroyed. If you jump at the immediate little return, you loose the highest supreme return."