The Shakti symbols – the ūsma
These are also called the Sibilants or Fricatives. The ūsma are śâ ( Sa ), sâ ( Ya ), sâ ( sa ) and hâ ( h ). The latter is the aspirate which we have covered earlier in the explanation for ah ( A: ). It is also the bīja-mantrā for the throat or viśuddhi chakrā.
The rest can be linked to the three Śaktīs viz. shri ( SaR – laxamaI ), usā ( ]Yaa ) & satī ( satI )…the energies of the manifest universe. Their consorts are Brahmā , Visnu and Śivā in various myths in the purānas or ancient legends. In the vedic sense energy is treated very differently from the western scientific method.
shri is the domain of counting. This belongs to Cantor’s, Aleph – naught, א0 – the countable infinity. Here the energy transactions are conserved. That is what diminishes from one place increases at the receiving end. This is the Goddess Lakśmī, of wealth. If I give you anything, say money, it reduces with me but adds to your account.
usā is that which keeps getting replenished from without. It is like Aleph 1, א1 – the continuous infinity of Cantor’s theory of Infinities ….the rays of the ādityah, the sun ; the flowing rivers are all examples of this form of śakti. I go to the river and fill a bucket of water, the flow of the water is not affected and I receive my nourish.