glossary
Sarasvati

(Sanskrit सरस्वती) Usages include "goddess identified with education and knowledge, excellent woman, name of a river [mythical], learning wisdom, any river, region abounding in pools and lakes, celestial or oracular voice, speech or the power of speech, eloquence, cow."

A Hindu goddess, one of a trinity including Parvati and Lakshmi. Sarasvati represents the Divine Mother as goddess of knowledge. Her name literally refers to an abundance of water (from सरस् saras, "anything flowing or liquid, lake, pool") which symbolically is central to her importance, especially in esotericism. Her male counterpart is Brahma. While they are symbolized as god and goddess, the reality is that these are formless intelligences, aspects of cosmic beingness. Sarasvati is the power, energy, shakti of Brahma. Without Sarasvati, Brahma would be powerless. Brahma is the Hindu equivalent of the sephirah Kether, thus Sarasvati is the shakti (power) of Kether.

"Saraswati is cosmic intelligence, cosmic consciousness, cosmic knowledge." - Swami Sivananda

"The sacred scriptures of India affirm that the navel, the heart, and the throat are igneous centers of the human organism. They also affirm that by meditating on these centers, we experience the presence of the Masters Sarasvati, Lakshmi, and Parvati or Gauri in successive hierarchical order. These three masters work with the three profundities of our resplendent Dragon of Wisdom. These three Masters direct the forces that come from the three aspects of the Solar Logos. Sarasvati works with the forces of the Father. Lakshmi works with the forces of the Son, and Parvati with the forces of the Holy Spirit. Sarasvati exerts control over the human mind. Lakshmi exerts control over the Astral Body. Parvati exerts control over the physical body..." - Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony

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