Lord Brahma explains the significance of kleem in the Brahma Samhita. |
Cambodian sculpture of Lord Brahma (ca. 9th-10th century) at the Musée Guimet, Paris, France. Photo:Vassil.
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|Durga Devi's jurisdiction is limited to the material expansion of the universe, while 'kleem' generates spiritual energies linking one to the Supreme Divine through the grace of Yogamaya-devi.
The Gayatri mantras given at the Brahmin initiations meant for spiritual emancipation start with the 'kleem' invocation.
In Vrindavan dhaam at Mathura, Durga-devi's temple is across the Yamuna river in acknowledgement of the reality that Maya-devi cannot enter the pure spiritual realm of Hari-dhaam.
Where one acknowledges and approaches Durga-devi with the proper understanding and a spiritual connection, spiritual karma is generated because spiritualists are directly under the jurisdiction of Yogamaya and not Durga-devi for all things and specially for the purpose of liberation from karmic bindings.
The 'material' benefits of a spiritualist (healer) are in fact generated by super karma.
Thus the wealth and opulence a spiritualist, although appearing in the material zone of Durga-devi, are spiritual in nature and do not have binding-karma consequences. This is how a spiritualist (or empowered karma healer) converts material benefits to the spiritual.
These spiritual gains are permanent and do not deteriorate unlike material karma generated gains. Eventually a sufficient balance of pure spiritual karma liberates one from the repetitive cycle of birth and death.
The kleem mantra generates this super karma.
Lord Brahma's description of the universe, Hari-dham, Devi-dham
The Brahma Samhita is a hundred chapter work by Lord Brahma, the architect-builder of the material universe. In it he speaks about creation and his role and relationship with the Supreme Divine--Govinda, Krishna--one who attracts all the senses, the all-attractive One.
Brahma's Authoritative Information about Devi-Dham
Being the architect-builder of the material universe Lord Brahma is a naturally authoritative source of information on the subject. In the 5th chapter of the Brahma Samhita, Lord Brahma describes the geography of the material and spiritual universes.
The lowest universe is devi-dham, consisting of 14 planetary systems, where we of the earth planet are in the 7th planetary system, or the middle zone. Here Durga devi presides with her potency of maya, illusion.
Above this zone is Sivaloka where a portion is called mahakaal-dham (place of the space-time-matter continuum).
Beyond these material zones is the transcendental hari-dham or vaikunthaloka, the place of the Supreme Lord, full of love and light. Here Yogamaya arranges for all souls to interact with Sri Krishna without their being aware of His Supreme position. Thus Yogamaya keeps the souls in some kind of 'illusion' or ignorance about Krishna's real position, while allowing them to connect to Him with the heart energy--such a heart connection is available through the Reiki and KQ Force healing modalities.
The great Vaishnava Acharya Sri Bhaktivinoda Thakur describes this in his commentary to the Brahma Samhita thus:
But Hari-dhama is ever resplendent with transcendental majesty and the great splendor of all-sweetness predominates over all other majesties in Goloka. The Supreme Lord Govinda by his own direct and indirect power has constituted those respective potencies of those realms."
Worship of Yogamaya's servant Durga-devi
Yogamaya is the mystic potency of Krishna who arranges to connect living beings to Him. Maya (Durga-devi) is the shadowy form of Yogamaya who keeps the living beings in illusion regarding their real potential and focused instead on playing the role of a controller and material gains. Naturally, this constantly leads to disenchantment with the material universe as it is regularly demonstrated that one cannot be a controller nor keep any of the hard-won gains permanently.
The purpose of worshiping Durga Devi is to attain to the service of Govinda (Krishna), relief and freedom from the punishing wheel of karma, while also receiving material benefits in the present.
Mostly people are bothered only about immediate relief and material benefits, and this suits the universal arrangement as it is Durga-devi's job to keep the individual in the material experience until he learns that the material world is not his natural place of existence.
Kleem and it's special significance
The first mantra of the navratri involves the desire fulfilling kama-beej sound of 'kleem'.
The 3rd sloka of the 5th chapter of Brahma Samhita talks of the kama-beeja (kleem /klim) mantra that fulfills all desires. Sri Bhaktivinoda Thakur explains this beeja (seed) mantra, as for example--
Meaning of the kleem mantra
Empowerment needed for this to work
The first step towards this is to get connected by a spiritual master to transcendental energies such as the KQ Force, Reiki, and so on.
Those who worship the illusory form of Yogmaya--Durga-devi are entangled in the impermanent manifestation of material opulence. Worshiping Durga-devi with the understanding that through her we are accessing Yogamaya and the one she worships--Sri Govinda, we can move rapidly towards being karma-free.
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