“That Highest Maha S’akti is transcendent of all the Gunas; but you and I are with Gunas. Know me as the S’akti, all of Sattva Guna who is widely known as Maha Laksmi. After this the Prajapati Brahma, full of Rajo Gunas, the creator of all the Lokas, will come into existence from your navel lotus and will create the three worlds. Then he will perform severe tapasya and acquire the excellent power to create, and will create the three worlds by his Rajo Guna. That highly intelligent Prajapati will create first, the five Maha bhutas (great elements), all endowed with Gunas and then create mind with sensory organs and the presiding deities of the senses, and thus with all the ingredients, fit for creation, will create all the worlds.
|Therefore He is denominated by all as the Creator of Brahmanda. O highly fortunate one! You will be the Preserver of this Universe. When the Prajapati Brahma will be angry at the beginning of the creation on his four mind-born sons, Rudra Deva will appear.He will appear then from the centre of his eye brows. On being born this Rudra Deva will practise very severe tapasya and will get the Samhara S’akti, who is all of Tamo Guna and at the end of the Kalpa will destroy all this universe of five elements.” – Chapter XVI, Devi Bhagavatam
|“But in no way Mother’s love is going to allow you to destroy your Guru Principle. As I told you that the Guru Principle is a very sensitive thing and is destroyed if you yourself do not try to maintain it.
First of all the destruction starts from the very source of our being. I mean to say that our being is created by five elements, and the five elements have a capacity all the time to get destroyed.
|Any one of these elements, if they are not looked after, gets destroyed. That is the built in capacity of the elements or of the matter as you can say.
So to maintain them is important.
So people have an idea that once you become a Guru you need not maintain anything, it is maintained by itself. It is not.
Agreed that the Spirit definitely enhances the beauty and health of this element, but at the human level there is always a greater force trying to destroy it.
So till we have completely become the Spirit there is a chance of this destruction working it out.” – Shri Mataji