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Siva Sutras 1.4

The Universal Mother commands this triple knowledge

"The threefold mala is first “the feeling of incompletion” second “differentiated knowledge” and third, “the impressions of pleasure and pain”. The administrator of these threefold malas is the Universal Mother, who pervades all the letters of the alphabet from a to ksa. This mother not only pervades the world of the alphabet, but she also pervades the world of objects designated by those letters....

When universal energy, residing in the field of maya, possesses differentiated and constricted knowledge, she appears to be limited, and thinks such thoughts as, “I am not full,” “I am weak,” “I am stout,” “I am the only fortunate person in the world,” or “I am a great master,” “I have so many disciples,” “I am a world renowned teacher.” By these words, these letters and these objects, she is sometimes filled with grief, sometimes with wonder, sometimes with joy, sometimes with anger, and sometimes with attachment. And so what finally happens to this victim? This mother does something terrible. She makes the victim her plaything...

And the way he becomes the victim of pleasure and pain is by the words that he hears. For example, he will hear the words “our business has decreased,” even though it has not decreased. When he hears that his business is ruined, he will be the victim of grief. And when, on occasion, he hears that his business is doing well, he will be the victim of pleasure. In both cases, he is played by matrika. He becomes the victim of grief, the victim of pleasure, the victim of sex or the victim of enjoyment. These are the good and bad things we face in our daily lives. But the one who is player, he will never be sad. All these things will be enjoyed by hum. He is aware of his nature. He will never be bound....

If somebody tells you your father has died, and if you associate this word “father” with your real father, that is bondage. If you keep it separate then there is no connection between the word “father” and your real father. There will only be a collection of letters F-A-T-H-E-R I-S D-E-A-D. You won't be bound by this. If you are bound, then you will be the victim of grief or pleasure. So it is the written characters of letters that gives rise to the wheel of energies.”