Sri Matre Namaha
Kadambavanavasini – The Sixtyth name in Lalitha Sahasranamam.
Kadambanam vane vasati sa
She lives in the forest of Kadamba trees
She is living in a groove of kadamba trees
The palace of Cintamani is surrounded by a gallery formed of gems (manimandapa), around which is the grove of kadamba trees, It is said in the Bhairavayamala, “the abode of bindu os the ocean of nectar, the five yonis, the five sakti angles of the SriChakra are the divine trees, there is the grove of nipa trees, within that is the gallery of gems, within which in turn is the palace of cintamani and so on.”
In the puranas there is also a description which says,”there are Kadamba trees seven yojanas in height in the spaces between the walls of gold and silver.”
She lives in the middle of kadamba trees whose flowers have divine fragrance. Her cintamani graham is surrounded by a forest of kadamba trees. Nature’s greenery is mentioned here. By such narrations, Vak devis describe her pritivi tatwa as earth is nothing but nature. She is also called Mother Earth. We have already discussed about 25 walls around her cintamani graham, each wall representing a tatwa. This kadamba vanam (kadamba forest) is situated between the walls of gold (8th wall) and silver (7th wall). It is interesting to note that all the angles of Sri Chakra intersect each other in the place between 7th and 8th walls. There are twelve vedic months corresponding to English calendar. These twelve months are grouped under six rutus, each rutu consisting of two months. Each rutu is ruled by a god. These six gods along with their wives live in their palaces situated between 3rd and 8th walls or forts of Sripuram. In between the walls of gold and silver Mantrini Devi who is also called Shyamala Devi has a palace where she resides. She is the authority of 98 bijas of Brahma Vidya. Refer nama 10. Vak devis narrate how Lalitha controls even minute things. From the literal angle certain namas may appear insignificant. But each and every nama of this Sahasranamam has inner and secretive meaning and also a bijakahsara. By and large such secretive meanings are not disclosed to everybody. People knowing the secretive nature of this sahasranamam is extremely rare to find.
We have discussed earlier about kadamba and how it has gained significance in the devi puranas and in devi literature. Kadamba tree reminds us of the purpose for which we all have taken birth in this world.Kadamba tree is a symbol of service because it provides its bark,its roots,its leaves and its flowers for mankind.Every bit of the tree is used by man. so it reminds us of our service to god and to mankind.It stands silently but majestically it supplies all necessary things for humanity. such should be our service.If we have to be of any service to mankind we should find true divinty within us. In order to find our True Divinity within us we have to practice:
1. Silence: By practicing silence you become more aware of what’s around you and yourself. And by doing this you can be able to take control over your mind.
2. Practice of meditation.
3. Practice of Bhakti, the Path to Love.
4. Devotion: We must keep our mind constantly attach to the Goddess, while engage in our Duty at the same time.The next component of the Law of Dharma is expressing your unique talent; it states that every human being has a distinctive talent, so unique in its _expression, which no one else possesses. This means that there is one thing you can do, and in one way of doing it, which is better than anyone else on this entire planet.How do you know when you have found that talent?You will be in Timeless awareness, which means you will lose track of time while you’re in the process of expressing what you do best. You will experience everlasting bliss, and pure enjoyment as you proceed to discover this exceptional talent.Another way of recognizing that talent is to ask yourself, “If money was of no concern, and you have all the time and money in the world, what would you do?”If you would still do what you are currently doing, then you are on the path of fulfilling the laws of Dharma; you have found your purpose in life.Another component of the Laws of Dharma, the purpose of life, is Service to Humanity.As you come into contact with each person, you should sincerely ask the question, “How can I help”? By doing so you are attempting to convey your unique talent to provide service for humanity. When you ask this question, you are communicating with the Divinity within you. By doing this you create a transcendent relationship with your True Self.But when you ask the question,”What is in it for me”? You create an internal dialogue with the Ego; and this creates a turbulent flow of energy within you. As a result, you create within you “demonic-like” qualities such as anger, lust, greed, hatred and jealousy. This leads to disease of the Mind & Body, which can prevent you from attaining your ultimate goal in life. By asking, “How can I help?” you instinctively go beyond the ego to open the domain of your spiritual awareness where you experience universality.In conclusion, discover your Divinity, find your unique talents and creatively utilize it to serve humanity, as a result you will be inspired and motivated; whatever you desire you will achieve because the universe will then provide for you. This will draw things to you, and magnetize people, situations and circumstances to support your desire. You will experience joyfulness in life, as your endeavors are proven successful through the delight of your own individuality.We are Travelers in this Cosmic Journey. Life is Eternal, but we momentary experience this human life. As Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism once said,”This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds.To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance.A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky, rushing by like a torrent down a steep mountain”.We have to pause for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share; this is a precious moment, yet transient. If we share with caring, lightheartedness and love we will create abundance of joy for each other; and then this moment would become worthwhile. So let us make our life worthwhile and move a step closer to true divinity and that will lead us to our true goal in life is being rightly pointed out in this sentence referring to the kadamba tree and the groove, is the actual reference to those of you who render service to humanity and it is in thier hearts and it is among them does the Maha Sakthi resides Permanently.