The female energy, Shakti, has many forms, as many forms as there are women on the earth. One of those forms is Mohini, Goddess of Delusion and Bewitchment.
The story goes that Vishnu made himself into Mohini, so beautiful that she was able to trick the demons, the Asuras, into giving her Amrita, the nectar of immortality, which she promptly distributed among the Gods (Devas). Here, the ability to delude is put to good use.
The way in which the human mind can be deluded, fooled, tricked into believing things that are not true, is an integral part of human life. We all employ delusion on a daily basis; something as simple as answering ‘Fine thanks’ when we are in fact feeling dreadful, is the use of delusion. Continue reading