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Paramhansa Yogananda on the Shakti Concept

Parvathi, Kali, Durga, Uma, and other goddesses are aspects of Jaganmatri ‘Divine mother of the world,’ variously named to signalize particular functions. Gor or Shiva, in his Para or transcendental aspect is inactive in creation. His Shakti (energy activating force) is relegated to these consorts, the productive ‘female powers that make possible the infinite unfoldments in the cosmos.

Paramhansa Yogananda

(Source: Autobiography of Yogi)