For them that have risen above these three inimical handicaps, it is also interesting to note one further subtlety of Paramahamsa's teachings, which is also the point of standing difference in various schools of religious thoughts and belief . Paramahamsa or Mai-ism is not for flying away , after you have realised God . Just the reverse. Please mark almost the contradictory belief . Not " Be living in the world , get better and better; as you get perfection, go on gradually leaving the world ", but, " Be perfect as much as you can, don't go before that to the world , and having perfected , go to the world ". " No Himalayan caves ; help Mother to make the world better more enlightened, more righteous, more straight, more smooth, more blissful and more happy. " Not to retire and run away from the world , but to help Mother in the task of ameliorating the world.No leaving the world to its own lot. " There, there , there , the difference comes in, which is one of the permanent distinctions of Mai-ism.
You are rich, multi-rich ; you accompany any of your middle-class ordinary friends in a tedious pilgrimage . You are journeying with them , they , sharing your joys and sorrows , inconveniences and discomforts . they are so very anxious and serving and sacrificing to make you most comfortable. You are passing onwards , as pone of them. Your Mother at home learns , you have left in their company. She sends a Rolls Royce car after you with all the best provisions. As soon as you see that car , all your former relation with the others who accompanied with you , evaporates. You run yourself into your own car . leaving others to their own lot and you fly off, saying your good-bye with the distant hand-shake in the air while the motor flies. Mai-ism says," That is at least not noble, if not most selfish and detestable."
The Founder does not withstand the temptation of writing such childish things , ( Western writers don't ), because he has seen how in practical life , people have actually hated such run-aways, with words and vociferation and yet when he points out this difference in the realm of religion , he has a battalion to face , of the said three inimical handicap mentalities. Paramahamsa says," Go to the world and this is the true requirement of the R.K.P. Mission ". Mai-ism says" Even after you have realised God and Mother, continue to love and serve Mother's children, un till and unless, of course , Mother Herself wishes and orders and arranges otherwise." In Mai-ism , there is no great importance for caves , Samadhis etc.
What Paramahamsa has been advising in the quotations above , is " Living after Death ". " Living in the world after having died to the world." The illiterate parrot of Mai markand wrote in 1934 thus : " Mai Bhagini Bandhu Sikha lo Marke Jeeneki Kalaa , Jao fir junglemen ranamen Dekhonge Gulzar hay ".[ माई भगिनी बन्धु सिख लो मरके जीनेकी कला , जाओ फिर जंगलमे रणमे देखोंगे गुलझार है ]. " Oh you Mai-ist Sisters and Brothers !! Learn up the art of living after having died first . Go thereafter to the forest or the desert. You will see the heaven of roses . You will see the heaven of roses , kept ready for you by Mother, a Palace in a forest and a Garden of roses with sweet waters in the desert. Now here is the joy of finding in 1949 ( after 15 years ) corroboration by Paramahamsa.
Finally there is something to be thought out about the " Cart-before horse " - expression, as well. It is an expression based on and in rhyming with the modern ways of living and thinking. Religion as understood by people and religion as in it's truest form , are two different things , and thus there is often clash between the one and the other. Go deeper and deeper and all incongruencies will began to disappear. The ancient Hinduism has also accepted, or rather taught the very same truth. What is the meaning of Brahmacharya Ashram ?? Does that not mean " First God and then the world ?" Was that not once compulsory , before you entered Grihastha-Ashram ?? " Did that not mean you enter the world after God realisation and divine knowledge ? Modern Hindu world believes ," Enjoy as best as you can in schools and colleges before you enter the world !!! " " First enjoyment than the world ", says the modern Hindu youngster. So, in stern reality, it is the modern world that has placed the cart before the horse; it is only on taking that unconsciously creeping basic belief true that the Founder has used " cart before the horse " expression. In fact the Founder has committed the blunder of referring to the running of the houses and trees etc. , while he has been carried away in a swift modern-thought train.
196.Regarding the problem of Grace , let try to understand religious problems, in all practicality, simplicity and comprehensibility , even though, there is littleness about that way of looking at various things. We don't want greatness with an over-awing bombasticity and incomprehensibility. Let us take our commonly known facts of information and experience of a common -place nature, without leaving the sense of sanctity and decorum.
A superior post of a judge is filled up in two ways, one by a man in department by selection of the head, the other from the best people in the Bar. Mai-ism holds, there is an independent relationship between the highest spirit and the soul spirit , in the matter of spiritual progress, and the latter's going nearer and nearer to the former , which has absolutely nothing to do with all the better and best attainments and qualifications obtainable only through all the mechanical processes suggested in all religions. There are two different and independent paths - the path of Love and the path of Religion. Inter-mixture is also surely to be there . We have , in addition, the path of love filled with religion and the path of religion filled with love.
There, in that relationship of supreme Divine Love , so to say, only the class of attractivity or love , surrendering, serving and dying holds.You have to be attracted, and you attract, and vice versa . You love Mother ; Mother loves you; that is all on that path.
The Founder most emphatically says here" I am not stating this with a light ' Oh yes Oh yes , it must be so ' mentality. I have come to this belief after years and years of churning , believing and dis-believing. " There is quite an independent path of love . love between God and devotees. Love between the Highest spirit and the soul's spirit, where there is no other hindrance on any ground whatsoever. It is as good as mechanical Law of a magnet and an iron, the iron piece may be rusted or brilliant, it may be anything , of any colour or any shape.
It is we who mix up the matters. We jumble up the Ideal of God as Mother or Love with God who runs the Universe , who can adjust matters to our advantage . How you fare in life and world , should become entirely foreign inadmissible and irrelevant matter in the said independent path of Love. The return of Love is Love and not prosperity, power, removal of calamities, subjugation of opponents , etc. Love means absolutely nothing else. The jumbling is there; don't jumble up Mother as Mother to Her child and Mother as the Cicatrix and Disposer of the Universe and controller of individual life with all joys and sorrows, pleasure and pains.
You love Mother but in return , you want the whole pleasure and wealth of the world.If you are satisfied with Love of Mother's towards you, your love and readiness to die for Her is in quite sufficient and is independent of all the religious requirements and equipments. There only the plain and scientific law holds. You weep out of separation from Mother, Mother runs to you. She heals you up and your wounds in a hospital; She bandages you. But mind, She runs not necessarily to give you and what you want and to help you out of your own dug up pit falls. She runs to you to remove your pangs of separation . Sh etoo runs also because She can't remain without running. She loves you hundred fold. " Loving Mother means becoming Mother " that is second unfailing divine law. Mother's mandate to Her devotees, regarding their attitude towards the world, in spite of the latter's worldliness and possible wickedness, is " Be Mother to all,as I have been to you." Do you want Mother for Mother's sake ? Well, there your way is clear and open. There is an independent path of divine love , which does not make any other achievement indispensable. That is the innermost teaching of Mai-ism.
What a terrible earth-and-sky difference , there is , between the stage of an intellectual knowledge and the conviction, realisation and corroboration of a certain truth !! And what a terribly long time period passes between the two stages ? One life with the maximum time thereof best utilized seems to be almost nothing , and not sufficient time at all. Just imagine the stage of a soul of a murderer or plunderer who can do his job with the sacred name of Rama or Krishna in his lips. Next, that of one who falls unconscious out of divine love, as soon a she hears the sacred name uttered by someone else. On the basis of the extent of progress which an average worldly soul is able to make up in one life in the matter of what he was, before and after, or at the beginning and at the end , just try to imagine how many lives are required to rise from the above one stage to another !!! We are lost in the ocean of perplexities, with no shores or lands in sights. Before the realisation of a certain truth, so many stages, degrees and intensities have to be passed. It is an indispensable requirement for realising the relish of " living after death ", that this world of ours , so much bright and righteous looking and infatuating should have been first realised , to have been, after all, only a forest and desert. True relishfulness of life and living, begins after non-attachment, relinquishment, renunciation and realisation of nothingness of the world.
Blessed be the name of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa , the first Mother's child. Mother Herself , that came on earth to teach Her universal simplified speedy religion.
Blessed be the name of Revered Shri Swamy Vivekananda ( Shiva Incarnate ) who as Mother's lion roamed over the whole world and tore to pieces , all the demoniacal forces of superstition, ignorance, atheism, abuse, exploitation, intolerance, pride-blindness, etc., in respect of religiosity, and who introduces the element of universal widened out-look in all religions of the world.
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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.