Philosophy evenings are back!
Friday nights with Andrew Mournehis.
THEME for 21st October: The Fortress of Durga
The Fortress of Durga
The word “Durga" in Sanskrit means a fort, or a place which is difficult to overrun. She represents the destruction of negativity and unwavering strength in the face of adversity.
The many tales and myths of Durga speak about her battles with overcoming demons and darkness through the power of LOVE and her discerning Eye to See beyond illusions to the TRUTH of any matter. The story of her annihilation of demons symbolises the need to fiercely confront one’s own limitations and negative qualities and eliminate them.
She is usually depicted riding a lion/tiger and with 8/10 arms, each holding the special weapons of one of the gods. Her many arms are poised upright and ready to do battle with the demonic forces of sloth, lust, anger, ignorance and ego.
Embodying the collective energy of the Trinity of Gods, her Shakti is both derivative from the male divinities and the true source of their inner power.
Where in your life would you like to embody Durga’s strength, fortitude, and resilience?
Are you ready to do battle with your own demons and TRIUMPH?
Throughout this Philosophy class we will explore the many powerful aspects of Goddess Durga, the symbols and weapons she holds in her hands and how we too can utilise these in our personal battles with our own demons and how we can stand true in our conviction to Truth, Light and LOVE.
Come and Create your own Fortress of Durga …
Other Philosophy Evenings in this series:
27th May – Sacred Union of Divine Lovers (completed)
17th June – Demystifying Shiva (completed)
8th July – The Alchemy of Kali (completed)
21st October – The Fortress of Durga
11th November – The Healing Gifts of Hanuman