Sunday, February 10, 2008

134 , WHEN KALI (KAAL`I) IS IN THE BODY, WHY SACRIFICE GOATS?

Swami Vivekananda spoke to a disciple (Source: Complete Works, Volume 7, Conversations and Dialogues, Wikipedia.Com).

"...Swamiji: Am I able to sit quiet, my son! Two or three days before Shri Ramakrishna's passing away, She whom he used to call "Kali" entered this body. It is She who takes me here and there and makes me work, without letting me remain quiet or allowing me to look to my personal comforts.

Disciple: Are you speaking metaphorically ?

Swamiji: Oh, no; two or three days before his leaving the body, he called me to his side one day, and asking me to sit before him, looked steadfastly at me and fell into Samadhi. Then I really felt that a subtleforce like an electric shock was entering my body! In a little while, I also lost outward consciousness and sat motionless. How long I stayed in that condition I do not remember; when consciousness returned I found Shri Ramakrishna shedding tears. On questioning him, he answered me affectionately, "Today, giving you my all, I have become a beggar. With this power you are to do many works for the world's good before you will return. ..."


BLOGGER'S VIEW
1. If Kaal`i resided in the body of Vivekananda, there would have been no need to sacrifice goats to satisfy the Goddess Kaal`i, on 10th Nov. 1901.

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