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GURUJI AMRITANANDA ON PANCHADASI MANTRA Based on the book Understanding Sri Chakra Puja and other articles Panchadasi

mantra is the most secret mantra of the Goddess Lalita Maha Tripura Sundari. ka e i la hrim : ha sa ka ha la hrim : sa ka la hrim The pancadasi mantra cannot be translated. It is a very powerful mantra, a channel for infinite power, wealth, health, fame, enjoyment and grace. Even in Vedas, it is given in coded form only. It is not usually written down in the mantra form because it is supposed to be transmitted from Guru to sishya (disciple) directly, orally. Even if it is written in books, it cannot be taken from there, as it will not yield results. Like a woman of quality, She can be had only through proper marriage, meaning, initiation from a Guru; not even any Guru, but one who has attained its fruits. It is an unthinkable asset, blessing. It is like an uncut jewel. The more you polish it the more beautiful it becomes. The more you practice it the more you get out of it. The best commentary I can give about this mantra is to be found in the Soundaryalahari, written by Shankaracharya. The stanza starts with Sivah Shaktih Kamah... The meanings are given here. ka : e : Siva as creator Brahma. Shakti as pure awareness, the cosmic yoni, the word of God, Saraswati

i : Kama, the desire to create the cosmos. Since it cannot be said that cosmos exists or does not exist if there is no awareness to know it, it is the power of existence to create awareness called here the desire, the procreative drive, libido. la : Kshitih, meaning condensation to dense solid state (through a succession of states: time, space, air, plasma, liquid, solid) Hrim : Brahma and Saraswati enjoying the dance and music of of creation; existence and awareness together creating an interval which expands through interaction of space and time to form matter and further evolution. This first group of five seed letters is called Vag-Bhava-Kuta meaning, relating to the source of speech. ha : Ravi = the Sun, Passion, Pingala Nadi, the sustainer of life, aggressive male aspects, intellect, action oriented motor organs.

sa : Seetha Kiranah = Moon, Ida Nadi, feelings of ecstasy and depression alternating in cycles, female aspects, receptive organs of knowledge, language of gestures. ka : Smarah = Manmatha, agitations of heart and mind due to thinking about world. ha : Hamsah is Swan = Discrimination between love, power, lust and fear, life sustaining breath. la : Shakrah = Indra, the God of heavenly pleasures, enjoyments and controller of all deities guarding the 8 directions. THE EIGHT DIRECTIONS AND THE DEITIES GUARDING THE EIGHT DIRECTIONS DIRECTION East South East South South West West North West North North East DEITY Indra Agni = fire Yama = death Nirruti = chaotic forces Varuna = waters of life and seeds Vayu = air Kubera = unlimited wealth Isana = controller of worlds.

hrim : Vishnu and Lakshmi in embrace, protecting and nourishing this world. This second group of the mantra is called Kamaraja Kuta, which protects and gives all desires of material and spiritual power while directing it wisely. Sa: Para = transcentent Goddess, who also manifests here in this world, the source of cosmos and yoni, the source of an individual. ka: Mara = Erotic desire, who brings forth this world out of Siva with the help of Para Shakti. la: Har = Siva, existence without awreness, like a corpse, no movement. Siva is the phallic symbol which jumps to life on interacting with the Para Shakti, the Yoni.

hrim : Siva Shakti = Copulation of Male and female, fulfilment of desires, liberation from desires. This third group of the great mantra is called Shakti Kuta. We should remember that these seed letters are all channels of communication. It should be reiterated here that without initiation from a proper Guru, this great mantra will not yield fruit, since it has to be coupled with a Shaktipat, an energy flow from the Guru to the disciple. Volumes have been written on this mantra. Mantra Nyasa with Panchadashi Mantra: Do nyasa to the three parts of your own body with parts of Devi mantra as follows: Your face, with - ka e i la hrim Your breasts and navel with - ha sa ka ha la hrim Your genitals - sa ka la hrim The identification goes like this. Ka e i - are the three eyes la hrim - is the mouth and tongue; ha sa and ka ha - are the two breasts with the nipples, la hrim - is the navel and line of hairs below; sa ka - are the two sides of vulva and la hrim - is the clitoral shaft and the tip. This is the mantra nyasa revealed to Amritananda by Hlaadini Shakti (love power of Krishna). In the Panchadasi Mantra of Devi called the Kadi Vidya, there are three "Ka"s and the two "Ha"s which represent the male.
Days on which Devi is worshiped in the form of male [auspicious for spiritual gains inauspicious materialistic gains] 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 ka e i la hrim : ha sa ka ha la hrim : sa ka la hrim 1 2 3 4 5

The mantra is also the sequence of the days of lunar calendar; the first letter is the first day, the second letter the second day and so on. Siva is supposed to be the destroyer; so the days on which we worship Devi as male Siva is considered inauspicious for materialistic gains (but auspicious for spiritual gains).
Days on which Devi is worshiped in the form of female [auspicious for materialistic gains inauspicious spiritual gains] 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 ka e i la hrim : ha sa ka ha la hrim : sa ka la hrim 1 2 3 4 5

The seed letters "E, I, one La, two Sa" are the days on which we worship Devi as a female (yoni=mother=source). These days are obviously auspicious, for she is taking care of our material needs. However, the very best days are those in which Devi in the form of a couple in union; These days correspond to the second and third La, and the three Hrims.
Days on which Devi is worshiped in the form of a couple in union [Best days for worship] 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

ka e i la hrim : ha sa ka ha la hrim : sa ka la hrim 1 2 3 4 5

So on lunar days 1, 6, 8, 9, 13 Devi is worshipped in a Male; on days 2, 3, 4, 7, 12 Devi is worshipped in a female, and on days 5, 10, 11, 14, 15 in a couple. It is our normal understanding that Devi is the mother who the gives us life, nourishes us through her milk and gives us knowledge. Hrim is the union of the male and female which gives us life. So firstly, it the best to worship Her as male and female in union, to get all forms of creativity invoked into us. Worship of genitals therefore gives us Kriya Sakti (called Parvati or Durga or simply Ma), to manifest all kinds of creative powers in real life. Second best is to worship Her as the female only that gives us nourishment (meditation on breasts gives that) and the last is to worship Her as a male which helps us to detach ourselves from this world. All this information is coded into the mantra the Pancadasi Mantra.

These notes given here are designed to help the reader to clearly visualize the meanings of the meditations.