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Kali Hindu goddess of mothers, bad assness, and don't ever messwithness, amongst other things. The Goddess Returns | Integral Life

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←⊖⊖⊖QAALII (Time, Blackness) क़ाली ܩܠܐ قلى : déatʰ ; qalêô, frirë, θutë‑êrë, grillë‑êrë ; קלל ܩܠܠ قلل : oultragë, mé‑prisë ; di‑min‑ish, ré‑ducë, a‑moindrirë, in‑féri‑ori‑sé ; grushë Goddess of Death Earth, Nature, destruction, creation and renewal. She helps clear away problems the are old so that your healing can begin.

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Kali - the four-armed wife of Shiva; carries a trident in one hand, a wielded sword in another, and a severed head, with a bowl beneath to catch the flowing blood. Depicted as black-skinned, with protruding tongue, wearing a garland of human skulls. Kali is associated with death and destruction, and also with time and change. Kali is popular with contemporary feminists in India.

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"Kali represents the entire physical plane. She is the drama, tragedy, humor, and sorrow of life. She is the brother, father, sister, mother, lover, and friend. She is the fiend, monster, beast, and brute … The full and seductive, terrible and wonderful earth mother always has something to offer." --Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

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Kali. She is sometimes shown with a dark complexion that symbolizes her all-embracing and transcendental nature. Says the Mahanirvana Tantra: “Just as all colors disappear in black, so all names and forms disappear in her”. Her nudity is primeval, fundamental, and transparent like Nature — the earth, sea, and sky. Kali is free from the illusory covering, for she is beyond the all maya or “false consciousness.”

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Kali - the Hindu god of death and destruction, also renewal and motherhood. She is sometimes depicted with ten arms, holding a sword, and with clothes made of human hands. In one battle Kali went on a killing spree. To stop her the Lord Shiva (her husband) threw himself at her feet, she was so stunned that she stuck out her tongue. Many pictures of Kali depict her standing with one foot on Shiva's chest and her tongue sticking out. She is most often pictured as being blue or black in color.

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