So, I endeavor to apologize genuinely when I have, unintentionally or otherwise, caused harm to people through actions or ignorance. While I do try for respect for fellow human beings, and also trying to gradually work on social justice related work now, there had been times I was not on board with it. Other times, I have been part of the problem, even if unintentionally. Here I am, coming clean about it. Continue reading “Owning Up in the Beginning of 2019: Because I have Erred”
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“Salutations be to you, O Narayani, you who have the power of creation, sustentation, and destruction and are eternal. You are the substratum and embodiment of the three gunas. Salutations be to you, O Narayani, O you who are intent on saving the dejected and distressed that take refuge under you. O you, Devi, who remove sufferings of all.” (Devi Mahatmya, 11:11-12)
A few weeks ago during one of the more recent tumultuous periods of American politics, online protesters started to black out their Facebook profiles. In the process, I noticed something rather concerning when I peeked in a discussion on the topic. Continue reading “Cultural (Mis)Appropriation of Kali’s Rage: A Perspective”
Dedicated to all worshipers of Devi, and any who struggle in this world.
She was there before time itself,
Present when all came from her womb.
For many forget that which she is –
Beginning and end, first and finale –
Creatrix and dissolution of all that keeps, Continue reading “Darkness That Defies Evil [Tribute to Kali]*”