The Goddess As Playful Child
Bala Tripura Sundari
She is the high mother goddess Tripura Sundari in her playful childish form of only nine years of age. She is the daughter of Lalitha Devi and is both the compilation and the consummation of all the shaktis. She reminds us to see the wonder in life, in every moment, like a child.
Life is a catch twenty-two, and sometimes it seems like an elaborate joke being played by God. Those are precisely the types of practical jokes characterized by the playfulness of Bala Tripura Sundari, but it is not out of cruelty. Rather than thinking of her playing like a cat tormenting it’s prey, think of it like a playful little girl playing house with her make-believe friends.
She is innocent and loving, beautiful and charming. She is the icon of the height of youth. At her behest, Shiva and Shakti dance the cosmos into being.
The mind and ego are not barriers, they are gifts from the goddess invested in us to be co-creators in maya. The yogic mentality helps us to see everything within maya as an illusion. The tantric mentality helps us to see the potential of that discovery to dream up and manifest the experiences within maya we need to go through in order to transcend our desires and attachments.
Life Becomes a Joy When You Remember to Play
Many times people think that spiritual masters must be overly serious at all times, when in fact the opposite is true! When the mystery of life is revealed to you there is nothing to do but laugh. But this laughter is divine. Laughter is in fact the highest form of human expression. The laughter of a young child is pure as gold, and far more precious. It is from this laughter, this zealous love for life, falling in love with the mystery to the point that you are seducing yourself with your own creations. This sort of playful laughter is the threshold to the state of Bala Tripura Sundari.
Eventually the highest state we can reach is surrender. Whether if we chose the self disciplined path of hatha yoga and meditation, or the path of devotion, or any other, eventually we must learn to completely let go of everything we think we know, of our story, of our burden and baggage which we cling to so desperately. And thus, we begin to dance with the goddess in a state of total surrender.Experiencing the beauty of life in every living breathing moment. Creating your own luck and your own serendipity. Moving through the world with such charisma and love for life that even the earth seems to make itself more soft for your feet to walk on.
To dance and play with life, with the same passion for each moment as a child is to be close to Devi in her form as an innocent, natural and playful girl.