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Thursday, October 21, 2021
7:30PM to 9:30PM

1. All the Gods, indeed, placed themselves near (served) the Goddess and asked, ‘Who are you, Great Goddess (Mahadevi)?’

2. She answered: I am the true nature of Brahman. From me is the universe that consists of prakriti (manifested nature) and purusha (spirit) and the void and the non-void. I am bliss and non-bliss; in awareness (vijnana, knowledge) and unawareness I am. Brahman in Brahman is to be known. Thus, indeed, declares the Atharva scripture (shruti).

- Devi Upanishad (found in Atharva Veda)