A student recently asked me: We say Jaya Guru Devi – Victory to the universal energy. For her victory means that there always needs to be some sort of war or fight or something similar before there can be victory. What would that war/fight be? What is the victory about?
The Yoga Sutras state: Yoga Is The Control Of The Thought Waves (vrittis). Victory over our mind or unnecessary thought waves.
We need energy to do or accomplish anything. Devi is energy. Guru is knowledge. Jaya ~ victory. Through awakening prana, jnana awakens……this gives victory over the limited thoughts.