If you have reached a stage where you are indifferent to and even uninfluenced by the results, in matter of fulfilment of a desire, well, transfer all your Purushaartha to the deity, but don't expect your deity to do your own work like the above-said lady, extracting labour from a saintly man with faint praises and prayers in return.
These are very subtle matters and have a great importance for them , that studies mentality most critically and to whom e smallest spiritual lowering is a matter of importance , greater than losing a substantial sum.
The Founder is not satisfied with saying so much on the point. He states,"Don't ask Mother to do what you can do yourself. " With God's given hands and feet , there should be no countenance to the idea of " nothing wrong " about begging.'God will do everything"mentality as a shield and justification to your inattention and inactivity, should entirely disappear.
Mother is simply for removing thorns on your way, guiding you rightly, protecting etc. for the highest part alone of the whole activity and exertion. Your work you have to do. Your burden you have to lift and carry. You are responsible for its heaviness or lightness.
This misunderstanding (so very universal) must go. In any undertaking for a specific accomplishment , or in the matter of the wholesale question of running one's life , the portion of work to be attributed to Mother has to be just by way of Her blessing your exertions with success and victory.
To give a homely parallel : Expectation of Mother has to be just like that of an old tottering mother who is brought home separately living son during the marriage of his daughter. she is not for working . That, you have to do, but you have to be in fullest belief that everything goes on well and speedily, because of her presence and her blessing on your head.
360. This view is more Christian - like than Hinduistic and needs being strongly injected in the ordinary Hindu devotee blood.
Founder explains in this connection what Divine Illumination and Realisation means. He says," I might have read imitation of Christ for times without number. When the above view was foremost in my mind, I came to a sentence read so often before , quite differently.It is this one" Come to me all Ye that labour and are burdened and I will refresh you." The word,"refresh" give me this time a wonderful deep meaning and that explains the above view. You have to labour. You have to be burdened, mother will only refresh you. She may do much more, but you are not justified in expecting anything more than being refreshed. That is the right way, the Majestic way of looking at things.
361. Mother is most merciful. She would never remain without helping Her devotees. Geeta promises "Yoga Kshema Vahaamyaham"" I am lightening the burden of my devotees of getting and preserving means of his happiness."
All that is nice and good and even fully true, but that does not in any way justify the lazy-drone-mentality which religious Hindus have been recently obsessed with.Your easy-goingness, ease lovingness and indulgence can be tolerated only f counterbalanced with your indifference as to your getting things or not, and as God wills.
362. If all the while , you are actually engaged in Mother's work and Mother's meditation, She will do all your work without your asking or praying for it. But we are only useless fellows , all the while engaged in talks and worldliness and pleasures , and busy with different activities and juggleries of money making and world-cheating and self-enjoying. Where is then the justification of our grumbling against Mother's not helping us? We want Her to work as our slave for no other return by us, except the honour we are offering to her , of merely accepting Her existence, extolling the wisdom underlying Her Divine Laws and praising Her world-governing goodness and the mercifulness of Motherhood.
363. A certain rich lady, unable to cook, requested a poor neighborly woman to cook for her family; while the latter was cooking, the sound of the crying babe just awake, of the cooking woman, was heard. The Founder was present. With what speed the hostess lady ran to take the child out and how fondlingly she was keeping the baby playful,and smiling, none can describe.
The Founder was laughing and laughing, till both ladies and other asked the reason .Founder asked the lady, his laughter interrupting his speech," Would you be fondling and kissing and and pampering this baby so much deformed and dirty, after cooking work is finished??" "The moment the cooking is finished you would be saying," i am doing my best but this baby has now obstinate discontented and crying without its mother.It does not remain with me.Take the child please." You will also add , after the cooking is over ," Child can remain happy only with its mother."
Your baby is your world , a packet of your everything. You have to take care and undergo all worry about it.Mother may take over your child and keep it happy, only so long as you are engaged in preparing best dishes of welfare and well being of Her family. As soon as you have finished that work, Mother will come before you to hand over your child to you. All again de-novo , the same worry and the same struggling.
364.A shower can do in an hour what a gardener or a water-sprinkler can't do in six months. That is all agreed; but that does not justify the gardener's and water-sprinkler's sitting hand folded. He has to work hard with his hands and not simply to pray and be idle.
In a word , the Founder states," Let our mentality be : God helps them alone , who help themselves.You be doing something , even though with a conviction you can do nothing; and Mother will do the whole thing. Don't put your whole weight on Her or don't be seated down on the ground, to be lifted by Her.
Founder sates: This is extremely important flaw-finger-pointing for all spiritual path-pedestrians.
365.Returning to our subject matter proper , representing the ultimate aim and object of this writing, the Founder begins his religiosity-spreading at the lowest bottom - rung of the ladder.
Let people have as much literature as can be supplied , commensurate with its practical usefulness and fruit-bearing-ness, to convince them of the fact that the existence of a God over us is a fact, and that the removal of miseries on prayer is an undeniable fact, that the removal of miseries is not for pampering the suffering world but for making the world automatically happier and happier by being made to approach the Saviour, on attaining religiosity to please the Saviour.
To be total habitual beggar for Mother's Grace for any thing and every thing, is again the most abominable abuse of Mother's Mercifulness, but still, let Mother and Mother's Religion start with a complete condescension of Mother's Grace and the speedy removal of sufferings on Mother's worships prayers and devotion and surrender.
Let the religious life begin with the universal-family relationship, as its first conception. Helping others by love and service and getting one's own suffering is removed by devotion and surrender.
It may very likely be suggested that the juggler who is turning copper coins into rupees , when he finds the world does not go beyond the selfishness of getting all copper coins changed into silver coins , should be wise and fly away. It is only energy wasted.
But still again , on second thought, it may be held by some few that to tempt the sickly child to be thinking of eating of evaded bread , it is better that the bread be covered with honey, even though the child may licked away the honey and leave the bread. Take the chance , though one in hundred . As it is , what other better use of life ,capable persons are going to make ??
In spite of all things to contrary, the said type of work viz., of coating the bread with honey lies in the most appropriate direction in the changed circumstances of today, when God's existence and God's Grace existence are called into question and have to be proved , to make the world to proceed on the right path to true happiness; it is in full natural rhyming with conception of Motherhood of God.The juggler can run away. Mother can't.
God's commandments , God's recommended ways of living, God's representatives, God's Court lawyers, God's heavens.God's purgatories - all these have meaning only to the extent God becomes a reality to the world.Mai-ism begins at the most practical end. Although most of men would remain selfishly begging till the end, some of them would like to , and do rise higher.
AUTHOR : MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND [ EDITIONS : 1952 & 2007 ]
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.