Monday, August 31, 2015

MAI-ISM NOTES 192 TO 194


192. Long periods of despair, with very little work as can be shown as a solid proof of his single-minded occupation with Mother, could not be without hundreds of conflicts.The Founder would be often using the expression " Cart before horse arrangement " of Mother in respect of him. He would be surprised and annoyed  at the inverted arrangement of " First Mother and Motherliness " , and thereafter the world and worldliness. 
He would ask Mother," Why bothering with the wretched and wicked world , even after getting a fair amount Divine Knowledge and Devotion ? " " Why being made to have to break head  with and lower the mental plane  with the world's experience ? "  " where is any longer the need therefor ? " " Why should I be dipped in the worldly rottenness to know what sort of thing  the world is , after having known the source of nectar and having partly sipped the nectar ? " " why cart before the horse ? "
This too was surely  a paradox  for him , and a singularity. People first plunge into worldliness , but once they leave , they leave for ever . In his case, worldliness began to dawn after devotion.

The Founder would make out three possible solutions, in all such cases where highly religious souls are seen  busy with the world and even after knowing the world  as it is in its true colours, after that they have secured God's Grace. 

Firstly, for any high soul, that is to be entrusted with  the work of being a teacher , the B.T. course becomes indispensable however qualified he may be , with other much higher university Degrees. Secondly, the world must be fully known  to its smallest atom  to render impossible any possible slip in future . Thirdly , the devotee can not perfectly and passionately love God  or Mother, unless he reaches the perfection of the conviction  about the worthlessness of the world.  

193. When this question was causing agitation, the Founder had the Mother's Grace of having the Life of Paramahamsa made an offering to him, by a Mai devotee in November 1949 at Madras [ Chennai ] ; and there he found the corroboration ( he read it only then for the first time ).

Paramahamsa too advised " first God attainment and then the world entering and world attendance ." He stated " Bricks and tiles burnt after stamping of the trade mark retain their mark forever ". Said Paramahamsa ,"  If before attaining devotion , you try to mix with the world, you will be upset by dangers, griefs and mortifications ." " The more you dwell on worldly things , the greater becomes your attachment. " A wise man must live in the world , after the attainment of  knowledge  and the Realisation of God. Then alone he remains unaffected by the evils of the world. "

For their most literal meaning, without dilution or stretching the meaning too large , how very unbelievable and yet boldly stated  and boldly repeated ," cart before horse " statements are these !!! And yet, the underlying supreme Truth-essence  give a fitting satisfactory answer to the Founder's perplexing problem. Herein  there is something , which is not of the average Hindus "Everything  is same " type." Everything is same " is for idiots with no subtle sense of appreciating most delicate differences, whose intellect can distinguish "red" from "not red" only, but has no fineness of distinguishing redness of say 80/400th from 81/400th shade. Everything is same for the man whom to everything is merely an intelligent talk for the time being and not an illumination of guidance  in his solid work for achieving a religious progress." Everything is same " is the wisest reconciling expression, when people are ready to draw out their swords.There is however a class of the rarest few  who are nectar cravers, select people even from the known saints and philosopher themselves, who enjoy their nectar sipping all the more on realising the most  delicate differences , just in the same manner as we feel highest joy in snatching over the very same dainty from the dish of our beloved persons. If the difference is not there actually , even then the difference are imagined and created to enjoy the relishfulness. The morsel from one's own dish  and the same of the very same dainty, but from the beloved's dish, are not same things  to some fewest.  What the nectar-cravers enjoy is something else than the dainty itself, unknowable to others.

The Founder says, I am speaking or writing for that class, the rarest few  of nectar cravers to whom " Thy things are dearer than my things ", and not for the people dipped in an infatuation regarding their own things  and a disgust for all other things. 

Don't think there are nectar-cravers of the said type; but it is the highest privilege of the fewest to be in contact with such few. For the rest, let the common things of " Everything is same " , " There is nothing new ", " It is already there ", " We have been knowing it already ", " So many have said in the past", " Our scriptures have said it ", " Our Rishies and Sages and Forefathers  said that thing centuries before ", -  go on in  their perpetual manner. 
The Founder says,"I can not describe my joy of relief on the corroboration by Paramahamsa, with the said "cart before the horse" expression. there is something much deeper in those expressions. They do not mean so much alone as what we already know or conceive."
Most of us,more or less, hear everything, understand nothing, practise still greater nothing and realise yet still greater nothing. How than can there be anything like relishfulness or illumination about the minutest and finest fibres of the weaving ? The relish - bliss - possessed  however find it impossible to remain silent. They do not mind other looking blanks at them.
There is something unusual and even reverse of what we ordinarily believe and what has been passed on to us from the past.

194. The Founder states : Our usual notion about making spiritual progress is perhaps wrong. The idea of a gradual evolution ( the Western Evolutionary theory ) is too much us.We have been generally thinking and believing, we have to struggle with world's temptations , remove our weaknesses, one after another and go ahead. We have to go on becoming better and better, less and less worldly. and more and more Godly and Divine . Our only poor idea is that of a continued labour and struggle as if a religious progress were work of filling some reservoir with pouring of buckets of water therein from a river nearby.Our notion is that of hard-sweating and suffering, and the religious progress being some arduous work , as of a boring a tunnel or excavating a mountain. 

The illumination and the joy proceeded from these " cart before horse " expression of Paramahamsa, in as much as they lead me to one corroboration." Beyond this well-known usually and commonly  known routine, there is an exceptional royal route as well " .Paramahamsa is telling you something  superb and extraordinary, not the very same thing, which so many have said in the past , - some thing much more than what the man with " every thing  is the same " can see.
The joy proceeds from realisation and still further on the corroboration of the realisation. The difference of parrot like knowledge and realisation is there. There, there,there  the difference comes in, which I so hammeringly talking about; and yet few understand me.Two friend disciples go to a guru.The Guru in his usual talks speaks out a certain truth along so many others. One disciple on hearing the same gets so very ecstatic and stands up and begin to dance and revolve himself, being unable to contain his joy, without bodily -relieving moments . The other one has heard the same words, but is looking with a surprise and annoyance at the mad out-of-control joy expression of the other disciple.Says he," What, what, what, such an extra-ordinarily thing did Guru say ? He is tailing the same thing almost daily; and not to him alone; but just see, there are so many of us here ; I don't dance , some many others of us don't dance. What has happened now to this fool ?? "

The Founder feebly tries to explain. The difference is this.  To all men, it is," This" in midst of  thousands of " Thats", some of which are even contradictory to " This "."This" in midst of thousands of "Thats", not unsaid, not unheard, not unknown, not unfamiliar, in cases of all men.In the case of the other man- that particular man- it is  "THIS AND THIS ALONE, NOTHING ELSE, NOTHING BUT THIS , NOT THAT , NOT YON, NOT YONDER ".

When a certain truth stands only by itself, and takes the full possession , when in perfect compatibility of what little-most experience of one already has , one feels a conviction about the said truth, when not  a single one atom of that truth  out of say hundred atoms there of remains over shadowed with the smallest doubtfulness, then there is the ecstatic joy of an unprecedented illumination. That inability of the nerves both mental and physical to contain that joy  results in almost a boisterous joy-madness, which others around are looking at an astonishment and annoyance

Illumination is one thing. Conviction is the next higher thing. Realisation is still higher thing. And corroboration after realisation  is yet a still higher thing.No realisation gives a perfect joy without corroboration. You may dispense with a Guru upto the last end , if you are vehemently against having a Guru , but at that last stage of corroboration, the Guru is indispensable
The Founder explains " conviction " thus. 
We talk of Mother as " Patita Pavani " ( Purifier of the lowest downfallen ) or of God as " Adhama Uddharana ( the Saviour of the most wicked ). Even a child repeated these names. The question of questions is this. a stronger man comes and threatens you with " Is this true ? ". You shiver, you tremble, you get perplexed , you say," We only hear so "," So many have said so in the past "You seek out a way from his clutches, you back out with a weak platitude ." " When so many have said, it is very likely it can not be wrong. God alone knows if it is otherwise ". You hasten your escape ; you get fumbled ; you turn away your eyes from his, you find pretext to be away; you wish to be relieved , you yourself are overpowered with doubts and suspicious . You ask yourself," Am I really right ? or -is it only a parrot-like repetition because so many have said so ? In the end , it may as well be , that you have a sorrowful consciousness of your having accepted a certain statement as truth, just with only the usual " heard mentality " mechanically doing and believing  what others before you have done and believed.  
On the other hand, the realised man stands firm as a rock.He has an adamantine courage or realisation, the conviction of any mother that would boldly say out, with respect to an altogether face-changed son of hers after years. "Yes,  he is my son". That conviction is there because the son is piece and parcel of hers. A certain truth must have similarly formed a piece and parcel of realisation of the realised. That conviction is there , because there is immense suffering  ( as in the case of mother ) as the originator of that conviction.A realised man is a steady batsman. Let any ball come , he has his over-boundary.( If there were no unbearable painfulness in bearing a child , no mother would have loved child . strange expression but true.).
What I am making a cheerful offering of my soul to Paramahamsa for, and what I explain here , is what you have already known   and what I have too already known and written so often about. But the conviction, realisation and corroboration !!! These are certainly superb things. How to explain !!!

Corroboration !!! With greatest exertions of yourself, you have reached Mother's Mansion. You have been  sitting on the very steps of the Mansion. You say about the Palace " This must be the Palace ." But yet it is " must be ".You require some higher and one ahead of you to say," Yes, you are right . This is the Mother's mansion." Till then, the realisation is not perfect.I asked the question and Paramahamsa answers it by saying," Yes, yes, first devotion, first God's Grace -securing, and then the world." Paramahamsa speaks with an emphasis and a boldness of which there is no preceding  parallel. He speaks with the deepest conviction of , an actual realisation of ," Asked, and as soon as asked, granted " - mercifulness of Mother. This emphatic assertion is in greatest rhyming with Mai-ism. Paramahamsa asserts , if not differently, at least more distinctly and definitely than any other " isms " or any other preceding religious teachers.
The Founder states," What an astounding revelation ?? So to say, Paramahamsa dismisses the indispensability ( though welcoming and recognising the usefulness of so many religious requirements and qualifications ), of exertion, exercise, progress, development and all the paraphernalia , which every religion so gloriously speaks about, provided you have Mother's Grace. He has no diffidence or doubt. He does not imagine  a single case of failure. To him, there are no qualifications  which are indispensable  for an aspirant , provided he has an unfathomable love for Mother. 
The Founder sums up thus : The point-blank question is this , which is required to be answered  without fumbling, without conditions imposed , without escape of defense, without provisos  and without hundreds of "Ifs" and "buts". The question is " I have no other qualification. I know only how to die, out of love for my Mother". "  Shall I be saved ?". Paramahamsa says ," Yes ". Mai-Swarup says," Yes ". Mai-ism says," Yes ".  Paramahamsa's " Yes " is entirely unqualified. Paramahamsa's answer is " Look at Me "; " No inferences, but eye-to-eye proof ".  The witness who has actually seen and lived in a certain Palace  with a certain Mai-Queen, stands as a rock, about Mother and Mother's Grace , against all cross currents  and cross-questions. Someone asks Paramahamsa " I don't know Yoga , will that do ?" " I don't know Atma-Parmatma-subtleties, will that do ? " " I have no Sandhya, no temple-going etc., will tat do ?" Paramahamsa gives the boldest answer" Yes, Mother's Grace on your love to die for Her, to die without Her, can dispense with everything ".AND THAT IS MAI-ISM. " If you love Her; you serve Her , you surrender yourself to Her, everything including salvation, is yours." THAT IS MAI-ISM. " Salvation is only a poor-hearted man's goal."
So many have said so in the past, the same thing, but only in a hotch-potch manner , not in the unqualified manner , not without hundreds of " ifs" and "buts " and not without hundreds of diluting and weakening elements about the supreme most Truth. Paramahamsa soars much higher than than the routinism of all religions. He advises" placing the cart before the horse."

The routine is this :" I study engineering. I often fail; but I finally pass. I get happy. I apply for a job and I get a job."I get it because I have passed and have the degree.I get it because I have a more qualifications  than other candidates. All that s well and good !! I also agree and appreciate that must be the routine way of the world.

Paramahamsa  however, in addition to the routine way , refers to the exceptional way. He illuminates the world about the existence of an underground passage , right from the Royal Palace Harem to the Ganges Ghat , unseen and unknown and it must be admitted , unavailable to one and all. Paramahamsa and in his foot-steps , Mai-Swarup and Mai-ism confirm, declare and reveal the existence  of the underground passage.
Says Paramahamsa : " There is some thing much higher than the usual spiritual aspirants'gradual going, step by step, rung by rung , systematically steadily and slowly." " Get Mother's Grace first, and then , go to the world and live. First get the appointment order, as the Executive Engineer of a certain district, by Mother's Grace , by dying for Her; learn your engineering thereafter. Go straight to the office , take over your charge  , take your chair most graciously, all the while as Mother's and with the confidence  of one who is Mother's.  The assistants will manage the whole office most efficiently for you , even if you do not know the spelling of  the word " Engineering " , with every loving reverence  and infatuated obedience to you. ; by Mother's Will and Command , you are the fittest Engineer, none touches your single hair, in matter of your efficiency , safety, repute and peaceful smooth working. " Learn up your engineering after you are anointed  appointed and authorised and declared , by Mother's Supreme-most High Command.
How bold !1 How true !! Although so very exceptional !!! Not the common grass feeding , but nectar-serving !!!


TO BE CONTINUED IN THE NEXT POST ........

EXTRACT FROM THE BOOK : MAI-ISM EDITION 1952 AUTHOR : MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND , MAI  NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ WEST, MUMBAI 400054 INDIA




[ Mai-ism was represented at All Faiths' Conference at Nasik (India) in 1933 and the Indian Philosophical Congress at Poona (India) in 1934. Maiji was invited to Japan for the World Religious Congress in 1955. Maiji was the Sub-Councillor-in-Chief of the International Religion Federation which was started in Japan in 1955.
Maiji had been elected as VICE PRESIDENT and spiritual MINISTER for PEACEFUL HUMAN RELATIONSHIP & Universal Religious Alliance ( U.R.A.) in Havana, Cuba for SIX YEARS FROM 1959 TO 1965.

The most appreciated representation of Mai-ism was at the Universal Religious Alliance World Congress held at Havana in Cuba from 23 October 1959 to 22 January 1960. Mai-ism was explained, discussed and commented upon in the World Congress by Revered Sister Duchesse Blanche Ledran, The Grand  Chancellor of the Universal Religious Alliance. Mai-ism received the greatest approbation in this World Congress of the Universal Religious Alliance , which has a standing of over five decades. In fact it is one of the first most important universal religious institutes. 
As stated in the Preliminary Report pertaining to the Congress held on 23 October 1959, the complete attendance at the Congress was around 3800 persons 2184 of which intergrated about  318 different official delegations, which came from 96 different countries. The representation was of  449 different sections and sub-sections of religious and various organisations. Further more , 43 countries had sent their official observers.  Appreciation and truest understanding about Mai-ism by the said World Congress would be evident from these words; " We have received valuable literature from all quarters of the world, which amply reveals that the regeneration of man as at the hand, as well as that a new age ( Aquarian ) is being ushered in taking shape of  a brand new Spiritual Civilisation. We recommend such sources of research. We recommend Mai-ism and the Mai-Institute of Santa Cruz West, Bombay - 54 India." ]
- EXTRACT FROM " MOTHER'S MESSAGE "- PAGE 40 -41.

                    


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