481.Thus Sri Ramakrishna practically demonstrated through his life , what a Mother's child can be an how blessed that child is ; how lovely , how all - powerful , how all - powering and how very wonderful in transforming ordinary worldly souls and how very spontaneous in the matter of simplifying the way to emancipation !!! Paramahamsa also showed how Mother, in order to be most speedy in your emancipation , was required to be conceived as Universal. Mai-ism says, Universal Evils can be set right through the Grace of Universal Mother alone. None knows the ailment of the child as Mother, without even a communicating syllable.
482. Paramahamsa's disciple busied himself with clearing clouds of suspicious , narrowness and materialism around any religion, which became more attractive and acceptable on being scented with the requirement of a universal outlook. But, some how, the main current of his general preaching was deflected to Vedantism , Hinduism, and Adwaitism ; and the Paramahamsa's most favorite life-long belief about the Motherhood of God, so very abruptly dis-appeared .The Mother conception , however like the river Saraswathi, began to flow underground, unseen, to re-appear in much more vigorous force, after about a half a century only ( a century being the smallest unit in matter of religious reformation ). I( know my Mother. She ha s always shown a passionate frolicsomeness for hide and seek, just to give a shockful awakening to the sleeping world.
483.The Founder, when he read the life of Blessed Shri Paramahamsa , for the first time in the December 1949 ( having been presented with a copy by bone of his Madrasee , while he celebrated sisters' gathering on Dashera Day 1-10-1949), noticed page 577 [ one of the practically last pages ], of the 4th edition , where a mention has been made about the highest joy of Paramahamsa in the morning of 23-12- 1885, which was the year , date and time of his (Founder's) own birth.
In the whole life reading , the said event , subsequently followed by a similar joyful day on 1st January 1886, only ten days after, in the episode in his life, when, as it were, all his love and surrender to Mother with most excruciating painful austerities, was fructified, crowned and immortalised.
The description reads thus most briefly: "On the morning of December 23rd 1885 , the Master was in a particularly happy mood.He said to Niranjan "I will sit in your lap." Touching Kalipad's chest he said," Be illumined".Two women devotees also received his blessings. He said to Mahindra "My task of teaching is almost finished.I can no longer instruct people." " I wish to reveal more but I can't."
" It was 1st January 1886. Sri Paramahamsa felt much better and wished to take a walk in the garden. He said to all," What more shall I say?I bless you all.Be illumined."
"Overwhelmed with emotion, all moved forward to take the dust of his Lotus Feet. Paramahamsa's mercy overstepped its bounds. He touched them all, with appropriate blessings.This powerful touch revolutionized their minds.Some laughed, others wept, some sat down to meditate, while few shouted to others , to be blessed.Master was showering his Grace upon all, without distinction.All had an inexpressible bliss."
484. Founder , during communion with Mother, felt as if the work which he had done quite independently, as a result of his own experiences and meditations , under the protective guidance of Mother's Grace , was, as it were, the very continuation of the work , Mother Herself had begun since long through Blessed Paramahamsa. Founder's all along notion about Paramahamsa till 1949 was that he was an Adwaitist with one aspect of his(only one aspect out of so many aspects of his) as a Mother's child in childhood as a preliminary stage only.That notion was naturally the result of the Adwaitistic teachings of Hinduism by the R.K.P. Ashrams , with absolutely no importance , or even reference to the Motherhood of God .This long time belief changed that night most wonderfully. He began to see , if not the sameness, at least an alliedness and unique affinity , between the teaching of Paramahamsa and his own beliefs and teachings. From what scanty reports and writings he had come across, Founder had come to the conclusion that Paramahamsa had, in his early years , approached God through Kali , whom he called Mother just as all Hindu, Shaktas do, and had ended with Adwaitism of the time of Shankaracharya; in a word, that he was a Shakta in early years and Adwaitist in the end.
The reading of this book changed his whole vision.He not only saw that he was Mother's child up to the end of his life , but the whole life was a Mother's child 's life. Adwaitism was a super imposition on Mother's Child-ism ( or call it Ramkrishnism or Mai-ism) by the succeeding disciples, fascinated with Hinduism and Adwaitism with their fully deserved glories, being Hindu themselves and having perhaps more of head than heart.The Founder felt that the faith in the absolute Motherhood of God with the Universality of Mother and the supremacy of the Mother and child relationship, which the Founder had so tremendously appreciated was, as it were, the reappearance of the very same haloful starry divinity in the firmament, with only a little change in time and place , location and name , size and shape , light and language , orientation and ornamentation.
485. The Founder expressed his joy on his revelation in theses words." Just imagine a weak in-capacious ignorant young rambling boy of no education, no home, no parent, and no relation.He gates a high command from Her Majesty, which says absolutely nothing except that he should unfailingly be present in a certain city in Her palace at a certain hour , when he shall be handed over certain duties to perform .And that , on failure no mercy will be shown to him , in the case of disobeying Supreme Command."
Just consider his perplexities.He knows nothing, neither the situation or direction nor the said city in a foreign continent and world, or any thing about the palace or the routes therein or thereto. He has nothing like a smallest coin for even bare clothing.He knows nothing and has none as his sympathizers.He doe not know whom to ask, where to go. He has no idea how he can go , what duties he had to be given, whether he returns from there or goes there for ever, how long the place is and how long he is to be there, how should manage matters here and there .He is in entire oblivion, dumb-founded and blind-folded. His heart has practically stopped under the crushing Himalayan weight.
He is just pulled by Mother to go on the dock to see what a steamer is like , to inquire where is the city, how much is the passage etc. By Mother's Divine arrangement, he meets an extremely divine soul of super natural highest caliber .The boy asks that venerable sage-like saintly superman," Can you tell me if you know where is Mai Nagar ?" That high souls countenance brightens up," Mai Nagar "? You mean the Universal mother's city ? Yes, I know, why ? I am living there alone and and am just now going to that very City." The boy makes a submission of his whole story. The countenance of the Blessed Soul still further brightens up, "Wonderful enough.I am going to the same place and palace itself." He asks ," What are your programmes and arrangements ?" The humble reply darts forth. " None except to be present there earliest, surrendering myself to Mother and take Her commanding orders ." " Can you start now with me ?" The boy's tears drop down. " I have no means , no money, no equipment , no knowledge .I have nothing whatsoever , except the letter of Her Command.Mother alone knows , how I can." " Mother only is my Savior and only Property in this world." Says the Blessed Soul," Let there be nothing. Are you surrendered ? I* will do all the rest." The boy jubilant beyond measure , said," Surrendered ? I don't know what that really means. I know nothing except Mother.You decide yourself what I am ." The Blessed Soul looks deep into the boy's soul and smiles. Says the Blessed Soul, smiling," Come on, my child. Is surrender something else ?" From now onwards , you are my child. Everything of mine is yours." " can you accompany me in the cabin, straightway?"
What a relief ?? Can you imagine the cessation of every disquietude that that boy can experience ?? That's boy's relief was nothing more , compared to mine , the moment my dark ignorance continuing to be there for over sixty years disappeared and I had the conviction , Paramahamsa was Mother's child , mother Herself. I am not alone Here is Mother herself that escorts me with every comfort , taking upon Herself the whole burden of mine.
Suppose you are in the hands of cruel-most policeman who is on the point of hand-cuffing you and taking you away to the dark cellar, where suspects are dealt with.He calls a carriage and with tears , you are made to get to sit into it. When , all of a sudden , by Mother's Grace, your College Principal motors in and shouts out his "Hallo, where are you going?" , what a joy would you feel!! You are saved.What a blissful and peace and protection showering joy!!
This was in fact the experience of the Founder, in college, in Poona.He had been to the Railway station to see of someone at 3 p.m. express. He was then seized by a detective who called out the nearest police .The founder was suspected to be a Bengali seditious youth .The boy pleaded innocence and offered wordy resistance to his being shoved in with force , into a carriage. He was shown a photograph, in which the young boy's face was quite similar.Just then when the boy was on the point of being pushed into the carriage , in came the motor of the Principal in the station yard.He stood the guarantee and both returned to the students' quarters. This is an instance of how Mother was , as it were, protecting Her child , wherever he went . The greater psychologically important experience was however this. At the gate of the quarters , he saw his college friend, who was in confused anxious and hurried manner making his way towards the station , because he had a dream in the day-time-nap then and he saw the whole scene which took place at the Railway station and his friend in the clutches of police.
The Founder says,God is giving us proofs and protections so often , but we are all damned dirty, hopeless, useless and ungrateful idiots. The fact of facts is , it is hard to rise above our atheistic machinations of mind , our own self-centeredness , our lust of sense pleasures our discontentedness how-much-so-ever we get or enjoy, our swollen headedness , impudence and pride etc.Do we not find some hopeless fellows in routine life who are out and out in-capacious for anything , but who have a clever art of persuasion to make feel everything of their action , as justified? For long we are led to believe , they are right. Generally we come to doubt their truthfulness then we finally conclude , they are incapable of anything and then we simply live them to their sweet will, saying to everything they say," Yes, you are right." That is how the Founder has found so many in the world to be and recommends ," You are right and great". They are to be left there , in their fullest enjoyment. They know only arguing and attacking whatever comes in their way.The she-monkey-mind often brings in Nature and Soul, as if they were separate independent entities from "God".
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.