Mind, Moon and Mother

In the ideology of dharmik literature & dharmik sensibility there is a strong connection between the mind, the moon and the mother. According to Jyotishya Sastra, the moon symbolizes the mind and the mother.

If one receives training from a mother under her affectionate guidance then one’s relationship with the mind is favorably established. This idea is reflected in Bhagvad Gita where Sri Krishna states, “ For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his very mind will be the greatest enemy.”

The Upanishads give the highest respect to the mothers by giving them the position of, “Mata Devo Bhava” means she is representative of deva i. e, God. So, when such a mother is around us, the mind tends to remain peaceful & pacified.

As they say, “we do not take our mother seriously but when there is a serious issue one runs to the mother.”

The moon is the griha which is associated with emotions and pleasure. This is why, in dharmic tradition, both stability and pleasure are symbolized by Lord Shiva and Sri Krishna. The moon is said to be stabilized in Sri Shiva’s matted locks while Sri Krishna Himself is Chandravamshi as He appears in the Vamsha, which is associated with the Moon. Thus, Steadiness and happiness are the greatest gifts provided by the Moon.

Therefore the moon, mind and mother are always at the forefront & fundamental aspects of our lives. On the occasion of Mother’s Day, we celebrate & honor the unwavering love of our mothers who shine in our lives like the serene and radiant moon, leading and directing our minds through, even in the darkest nights.

– Govinda Das