17. Sri Ramakrishna Paramhamsa



Sakti alone is the root of the universe.
That Primal Energy has two aspects: vidya and avidya. Avidya deludes.
Avidya conjures up 'woman and gold', which casts the spell.
Vidya begets devotion, kindness, wisdom, and love, which lead one to God.
This avidya must be propitiated, and that is the purpose of the rites of Sakti worship.

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