Friday, June 29, 2007
The Thirteenth Station of the Cross: Jesus is laid in the lap of his Mother.
In a sense this is like the Padmasana, or the "asana" (posture) of the
lotus (padma). Jesus, like Satyavan, is laid in the lap of the Mother, in the myth of Savithri. The lap, or seat of the Mother is compared to the lotus flower. The tree of the cross is like the weeping willow, whose branches reach down to the waters. As the psalmist says in the Bible: "By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept".