The Mother with Her Four Aspects1

The Aspects:
Mother, we pray, we too may go with Thee.
For by Thy service we last through Eternity.

Maheshwari:
Mother, make me Thy highest Height.
Give me Thy Knowledge to end the Night.
In Thy gold Fount of tranquillity
I shall wash the mortal's misery.

Mahakali:
I call to Thy quick Power supreme!
O crush the pride of ignorance-dream.
My thunder feet shall break the head
Of the Asura, by me shall be led
The warrior-children of the truth.
Mother, for them my boundless ruth.

Mahalakshmi:
Mother, Thy Rapture-Fire I crave.
I shall throw all filth to a bottomless grave.
Thy Harmony shall be my gift
To earth; and I her form shall lift
To Thy all-embracing Joy and Love
And all shall breathe Thy Spirit above.

Mahasaraswati:
Perfect perfection on me bestow.
Thy patience-seed.
Mother, I shall sow
Within the heart of aspiring earth.
In me Thy Work's undying birth.


  1. SAI 22. (1956)