One of his friends advised him when he was about fifty, and also belittled him. Of course , he was man to be pities for his ignorance of higher living ."Don't you think you should be wiser .You can be cheated by thousands". Founder smiled and said," Yes, I like and loved to be cheated. Am I not then one in thousands?"Am I not then a child ?" The clear logic in this case is that the loss of being cheated , the maximum that one can imagine, in such a man's weighing nothing compared to the joy of divinity and purity which would be lost to him , on his equipping himself to be the proof against the cheating.The latter loss of childhood is , in the eyes of Mother's child , many times much greater than all the loss in aggregate on being cheated.That is so , because his mind is an invaluable possession for which he has already paid heaviest prices and secondly, once it is lost it is almost impossible to regain that childhood, retained even at , say, sixty, at such a heavy cost.
466. Founder funnily says," A boy of twelve came to me.I asked his name ", he said "Vishvanath". He showed him a letter written by him to someone else.It was addressed as "my dear Vishuda".He was surprised when he was told Vishuda was fifty-seven years old. In modern times we hear no mother also shouting "Vishuda". Vishuda of this age can be a seven years old boy at the highest and that shout can only be in village.When Founder , who did not know the age , first addressed that old man of fifty-seven as "Vishuda", the latter wrote ," Mai ? I prostrate to Thee for giving me the corroboration.I have always been asking myself," Have I not wasted all my fifty-five years ?" Thy letter confirms my doubt which I shall from hence considered to have been fully confirmed.None is blessed as myself now at this moment, enjoying the childhood of mother's pet child , seven years old , with his mother in Thee."
467.The passage referred to as of Paramahamsa the most beautiful and also most illustrative , reads thus :
"A Paramahamsa lives as a child , sometime as ghoul and sometimes as a madman. He allows children to be near him and tries to imbibe their simplicity and non attachment. "
How glad is a child when his mother give s a new piece of cloth? If you ask him for it, Mamma has given it to me ". And he will hold the cloth tightly and watch , least you should snatch it from him and if his whole soul were in it.But a minute later , if he finds in your hand a toy not worth even a farthing , he will say," give me that,I will give you the cloth." A moment later , perhaps, he will throw the toy away and run after the flower . He is attached to nothing.
468.What is the essence of this description ? ? A child is attached to nothing, therefore nothing is more valuable and nothing is less valuable. Values, if at any moment insisted upon, are not necessary values established in the world .A child is therefore so easy to be questioned , because there is no opposing competition .On the other hand , the usual most temporary obstinacy is most forceful. But one does not know when that changes , because nothing has permanent value with the child.Nothing is good and nothing is evil , nothing is permanently commendable and nothing is permanently repugnant. Rising a bit higher, nothing is child's in the worldly sense and nothing is child by itself. A child is what some higher power makes it. A child-like soul is a dry leaf that dries itself to a scented or a stinking corner , as some on else desires and decides . He has no individuality, no aim and no object. He acts as it were by an instinct , which is too weak to have a permanent hold on him.
469. A child is innocence and purity before development begins. Paramahamsa shows the very same childhood, but after perfection of development. In any usual child and Paramahamsa , you see a train just at the second station from a Railway terminus. Only thing that is not known to others , at lest at the first sight is whether the train is prepared for long journey outward or has returned thereafter.
470.The Founder gives a beautiful idea of a parrot-child confined in a cage. It has no idea and feeling of a greater or less joy or a sorrow , on the cage being of iron, brass, silver or gold.It takes no notice absolutely that the cage is cleaned or not.It is matter of no difference to the parrot-child whether the fruits served are fresh or stale , relishful or corroded.It speaks nothing .It answers nothing. It learns nothing.It repeats nothing that is taught .It has only one idea that permeated every atom of its heart, mind and body. It speaks rarely. It is only waiting to send a word of message to its mother, through any one who may by chance come there and who is capacious enough to carry the message and knows its mother. And that message is "Mother, I make no difference of the cage , the cleanliness and the food -stuff .I do not even mind confinement.Thou,The Ever Free, be just sitting on the opposite tree , so that my vision of Thine .I may lose the very consciousness of myself , being absorbed in ecstasy on being unified with Thee."
471. That is Mai-ism. Your circumstances, richness or poverty, intellect or dullness, literariness or illiteracy is after all , in the end , nothing.Even your cleanliness, your supernatural powers , your knowledge , your high plane, even the so much tom tommed righteousness, goodness, virtuousness is nothing. What is the highest of these things before the infinite source of Goodness,Righteousness, and Antithesis of Evil?? You are at the best a bit higher than than the other fellow creatures around you. But what are you before the Infinite immeasurable?? What is even the best and worst thing of pleasure and pain , and crowning or condemning? How long ? For what an infinitesimal part of the Eternity ?? You being doing something in the direction of goodness, virtue, righteousness . But what after all are you capable of doing ?? Nothing in comparison to the unimaginable vastness of the Eternity and Infinity !
Your only salvation is your losing yourself in the steady gaze, full of highest love , devotion and self surrender, if Grace is showered on you and Mother sits before you on the opposite tree.Either send you heart rendering shrill or your message to your Mother .She wants to be assured , about your genuine single minded desire of being emancipated, that you want nothing else and that you have a conviction , on having failed after doing your every effort, that nothing can save you, except the Divine Grace of Mother.
472. Your exertions are required for the final conviction. A theoretical untried belief or a congratulatory praiseful expression would not do. You do it. Do exert your best. But that is for realising just the opposite truth. Without "I have done all that I can and can no longer do it, my hands and feet have stayed, my mind and heart have been humbled, with the fullest consciousness of their being able to do absolutely nothing," there is left a lurking possibility of a germination, some moment in the Vast Eternity, of "I could have done." In wheat-growing, there should be no tares.
Thus, you have to do what is ordained to be done, in order to learn that what you can do best is in reality nothing. You have to study all scriptures to arrive at a conviction, that there is something much higher than what all scriptures teach you. You have to learn, to arrive at a stage, when you feel the next stage to be attainable, only on unlearning.
EXTRACT FROM THE BOOK : MAI-ISM [ 777 NOTES, 734 PAGES ]
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.