We all laugh when instances of follies are narrated. But more or lesson a low plane or a high plane , most of us have been committing similar blunders.
We want so many things to be done by Mother, which we ourselves can do. greatest curse of the mentality of fatalists and the deluded is that of considering the idleness to be an outcome of their great Saatwikness (mind purity and cessation of desires)/ Most common blunder.
353.Founder says ," Be sensible.Think deeply.Get the true meaning. Whenever saint advice you," transfer your burden to your God",whenever saints like Tukaram तुकाराम , say," Devaavar Bhaar Ghaaluni Yaa देवावर भार घालुनी या ", " Having thrust your burden on the deity", they mean something else than what it literary means . It is not expecting God to do your work or making Mother to carry your load, but the expression is similar to Gorakhnath's " BHAYA THAA SO KUVEMEN DAAL DIYAA - भय था सो कुवेमें डाल दिया ", " Whatever was the cause of fear , has been thrown away in the well."
Gorakhnath गोरखनाथ was an able disciple of Machhendranath मच्छेन्द्रनाथ . The Guru had fallen in a damsel's snare and this disciple took him out and made him to leave her. She gave by way of remembrance several golden bricks which the Guru carried with him, stealthily in his bag. As he passed through forests, he would often ask his disciple ," Are there any thieves here ??" The disciple was surprised how such a fearless Incarnation of Shankar Shiva शंकर शिव was so very fear-streak-en. He secretly, when Guru was away, searched his bag; found the golden bricks, threw them away in a well and placed stones therein of equal weight. When next questioned about thieves, the disciple said as above ," The fear has been cast away in the well."
354. In this well known traditional episode , the Guru had been all the while testing and preparing the disciple as to whether was leaving him, on knowing him to have degraded, regarding both woman and wealth, the damsel and the golden bricks. The disciple begin in all humility to apologise to the Guru for even the smallest trace of any pride in him.People said," The disciple had saved the Guru", and that was again a test for the disciple. The proverbial "disciple Gorakh" stood however every test, most admirably. People were disillusioned when the fact was known that that the guru had never been out of hermitage and all the remaining disciples were daily having the physical eye to eye contact with their ablest yogi Guru Machhendranath .
355.It is in this sense that Saints advise " Transferring your burden to your deity", " Consigning all your worries , dedicating them, dispossessing yourself about them, leaving them to the deity not to be further thought about."
There can be even a remote idea of a coercion for immature people ," I am doing so much for Thee. Canst Thou not do even so much for me??Then what art Thou for ?" That is coercion.This view is not at all an impossible one. Ask your conscience.
So, it should be neither a coercion, nor a literal transferring. It should be casting away without looking back at it, as to how the further development takes its its turn.
The idea is that of renunciation and surrender, and not that of compelling the deity or expecting the deity to do your work or transferring the management of your worries to God or Mother.
To be on the golden media, Founder reads those lines of Saint Tukaram संत तुकाराम as" Ghalu Naye" घालु नये instead of " Ghaaluni Yaa"घालुनी या " Don't thrust " instead of " Having thrust " , " Your burden on your deity." The modern man is clever in misinterpreting the saint's words.Better be on safe side.
That is the true outlook.
You have to pray to enable you to bear your burden.
If we study the life of ordinary worldly devotees, they believe are advised to transfer burden. They expect God to do their things. This is wrong view and has resulted in spiritual debasement.
356. So many people are under that wrong delusion.Once the Founder had a humorous observation. A lady from a local train was getting down. In quickness of time , her child remained in the train. Some philanthropic man took up the child while the train moved.The lady went on sweetly talking and thinking and praising the man , while man had to carry the child right up to her home; in olden times' a man carrying a child was a deprecating and ridiculous strange scene.
357. The Founder says, he is more than surprised when people altogether banish their most elementary commonsense. Has any man achieved anything without undergoing trouble , worry, pain, labour, suspense etc.? And yet how foolishly does he consider spiritual progress to be the work of magical wand? This whole mischievous delusion of the mass is due to people seeing saints being honoured and worshipped , remaining all the while in the(blackest most ignorant) dark about how much they have suffered , starved, segregated themselves from all sense pleasures and material joys of the world practically every moment of their life. The Founder is therefore insistent upon having each saint's experience laid down in black and white , to keep the world's eyes open , at least not to let this humbug go on"they were saintly since the day they were born and they had not had thousands of temptations trials and tribulations to pass through". Let people at least Mai-ists , wipe out once for all, all their notions about this chhoo mantar छु मंतर mentality. The straight , unbending stick has to be bent to made the arch bow. It is work, hard work to be done, against your own self, working against you as your own enemy.
The self is the enemy of the Self.The self has to be made the friend of Self.Don't let the self be depressed and raise your Self by the self.
358.This is how most of the ordinary devotees do. They would sit hand-folded and say," God will do everything." they would be indulging in sophistry," what are we capable of doing !!! God will do everything for us."
Founder states," Were this not a universal misunderstanding, which I have seen with more than 80% of ordinary devotees in this country, of ease loving and gilding indolence with Sattwikness, I would not have wasted so many words over this seemingly trivial point. "
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.