Where is again the pleasure and joy in lovability shown by others to us if it is under compulsion ??
I order every child of mine must prostrate to me on leaving the bed. Is there any real pleasure in having such a prostrations ? The joy proceeds when you leave them to act as they like and some one prostrates . The pleasure of prostration is , when there is no compulsion and no automatic mechanical prostration.
347. The fact of facts is , the hardest fact is, people don't feel anything like a joy for serving a religious cause, or a joy, as of a present given by a lover to his beloved , or the joy of having done a service , as of a helping a distant poor relative.Money to be spent or service to be rendered for Mother has no place along with the smallest outgoing and routine duties in the family run of life.
An earner of Rs. 500 p.m., will not be thinking of a loss of Rs. five note for more than five minutes , but when it comes to a question of giving Rs. 5 to the religious cause, he thinks, a mountain has crushed him. In a word Religions or his Beloved Deity's consideration does not weigh with him as much as even the smallest outgoing of his daily life.
To this natural weakness, such foolish notions are added. " God is only an abstract. What does it matter if betel-nuts offered to God are of the rotten stuff ? God is not actually eating them.Why should God want anything from us ? Can he not caret a mint or remove coins or notes from a mint ?" Follies of a hundred varieties (heard from even rich and even educated people ).
Such a devotee however forgets, that his own intensity of prayer with which he is making any demand for a desire, gets lessened by every trivial-most act of his and the efficiency suffers. Your own conscience bites and weakens you if you make unfulfillable demand, or ridiculously low thanksgiving compared to your profits and your permanent status. The faith itself wavers and finally disappears.
Says Founder :
The fire ash near a grate which sticks to the bread, on the bread under preparation falling upon the ash, even when concealed in the dough to avoid detection by some incoming person, finally appears in the bread to be served to the dearest husband and, may Mother forbid, creates a case for a divorce.
Says Founder, " Even the smallest nail in a machinery, if not properly set to work, would bring the whole machinery to a stop. That belief must be there while managing and supervising each act."
348. Coming to the consideration of the Purushartha, i.e., " one's own exertions," here too, there is a great gulf of difference and misunderstanding. Religious understanding is no technical matter and no Greek and Latin. Anyone can take an intellectual interest and show his intellectual superiority by subtleties, but it is the mastery of action alone that counts and works.
349. As stated by Founder, " every one of a prince's companions has an elephant. Every one boasts he has an elephant, but one has it of card-board, another of ebonite, still another of clay. It is only the living elephant of the prince that can carry them all to their respective homes."
In this matter, then, the Founder's saying is this : " Disturb Mother as little as possible for your personal griefs. Learn to bear your miseries yourself, asking Mother to give you the bearing power or the misery-removing powers."
There was a saint living in an extremely poor condition by stitching clothes. Once he got tired of that life and began to abuse God for His mercilessness. God out of Love to him appeared and said, " Here am I, Just ask what you want."
The saint was then trying to put the thread in the needle which he could not do since long. He handed over the thread and needle to God and said " Just please put this thread in."
God laughed admiring his non-beggingness and said, " You were just a few minutes back abusing Me for mercilessness, etc." Said the saint, equally laughing, " My Lord? Don't waste your precious time on a fool like me. A fool is always pardoned even by a despotic king whatever he speaks in his home and heart, when he is tired of life and balance-lost."
That is the right attitude. But that stage is for saints, not money-making saints, not professional saints, not routine saints, not crowd-saints, but true saints. Let us go to our practical daily life.
350. In practical daily life, there are two issues which the Founder is dwelling upon. One thing, the abuse of Mother's Grace and another thing, to make Mother carry your burdens, yourself having absolutely no physical or mental troubles or worries.
Re : the first : Founder states- An abuse of Mother's Grace results in the most painful reaction. He quoted a funny instance.
An educated man saw the Founder and had wonderful experience of what can be achieved by repeating Mother's Mantra " Jay Mai, Jay Markand Mai," attaching thereto a Sanskrit expression of the desire. Several months later, the Founder had a letter from the man, stating that he had a great bowels' trouble viz., constipation. He cannot leave the place without pains and a clear half an hour. Many medicines were tried but the trouble became a great handicap. One night, while praying to Mother, the Founder got a very strange and singular idea. " He must have troubled many while passing their motion." A very indecent, insulting and unspeakable idea. The Founder is very plain-spoken and wrote out everything to him, and inquiring if it was his play to disturb people during their natural calls. Wonderfully, the man admitted, after he got the Mantra, he was often trying on people who would be going in and would " get his faith regarding the mantra efficacy increased", on their immediately getting out confused and perplexed. The Founder took him right and left, stating that when he found such monkey-like moderners like him, who had absolutely no sense of gratitude sanctity dignity or reverence and absolutely no consideration for others and self-centredness, he was inclined to run to the conclusion that a similar experience might have led the Gurus in past, to be extremely reluctant about giving their Mantra Vidya and making most of Adhikar and Bhumika. " Surely, people like you would carry your Guru to hell."
" The only course left open for you now is to be repeating the Mantra, with an expression of repentance and apologising, when any people are in." What can be more humiliating than this? He had however to do that, and he was cured.
351. Any pendulum has the same high amplitude on both opposite sides. If Mai mantra is much more efficacious than any other Mantra, it is also equally much more punitive for its abuse.
The above is an instance of a childish experiment-making mind of one of that class of extremely proud men, who usually consider other people as inferior, and act in the light manner of research-makers, while sacrificing mice rats dogs monkeys, etc. This is the greatest evil of English education, of a superficial civility (of course with some exceptions). " Others are not human beings"- is the disease of the rich people and educated Indian world, after the Western contact.
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.