Hymn to the Divine Mother

devi_trinity_ParvatiHere in Australia the first Sunday in the month of May is dedicated to mothers, being Mother’s Day.  As such, I thought I would share the following poem which is entitled “Hymn to the Divine Mother” (author unknown).

Hymn to the Divine Mother
O thou the giver of all blessings,
O thou the doer of all good,
O thou the fulfiller of all desires,
O thou the giver of refuge –
Our salutations to thee, O Mother Divine.
O thou Eternal Mother,
Thou hast the power to create, to preserve, and to dissolve.
Thou the dwelling place and embodiment of the three gunas**
Our salutations to thee, O Mother Divine.
O thou the saviour of all who take refuge in thee,
The lowly and the distressed –
O Mother Divine, we salute thee,
Who takest away the sufferings of all.

**The three gunas within the teachings of Hinduism are the three primary forces of creation being Sattva (consciousness/beingness), Rajas (energy/activity) and Tamas (matter/inertia).

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