Sva: Your own
The Personification of your own ocean of existence, all you know is Goddess Saraswati
Kara Nyasa: Everything I touch, I touch with the name of God.
Kama means to fulfill or satiate all desires other than the desire to be with Mother.
Vedoktam Devi Suktam was composed by Ambrini, the daughter of Agastya Muni who sang the Vedas.
Questions and Answers:
1. What does it mean to bow to the Guru?
With full attention we grok what the Guru is saying and exemplifying, follow the example of the Guru, and apply it to our lives. This is not about touching toes. To bow to the Guru is to humble ourselves, to become the perfect container to receive the Guru’s grace. This is about bowing from your heart. Placing the highest part of me at the lowest part of you will cause the blessings to flow.
2. Why do we repeat the nyasas at the end of the Chandi recitation? How long do the benefits last?
The nyasas are before and after the Chandi Path. Its called Navarna Samput. We have sandwiched the 700 verses between two Navarna Viddhis. Do it as much we can. Do a minimum of one mala each time.
3. Yoga is chitta vritti nirodah, cessation of activity. How does it relate to bowing to her in the form of activity?
When we bow to her in activity, we are not attached to the action. We are not bound. We are doing it for Her, through Her.
4. The pin klim is in the navel – is that referring to the knot between the lower chakras and the heart? If yes, could you say a little about this please?
Klim is in the Manipura. Klim is the cause which dissolves the gross body into the causal body in perfection. We are removing the pin and allowing the free flow of Kundalini to bring it into the Causal body.