"The story of the Divine Mother represents the triumph of the divine power over the dark forces of negativity In the struggle between the dual factors of good and evil, truth and untruth, virtue and vice, freedom and involution, light and darkness. The occasion of Navaratri, therefore, is a reminder to the aspirant of the great cosmic law that the divine will always prevail ultimately over the un-divine.
"Navaratri is an annual awakening call to experience and express afresh the divine nature, to make manifest the light of truth and love in order to vanquish and conquer the forces of evil within. For it is through the positive forces of love and brotherhood and selflessness that negative and UN-divine elements can be effectively eliminated from the heart and the mind. Darkness can never resist light....
"Truth alone triumphs, however long and agonising its twisting duel with untruth may be. The positive must and does overcome the negative. The call of the Mother is to rouse oneself to this truth and to regulate one's life as a dynamic expression of divine positivism." - Swami Sivananda Saraswati
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