715.There is no end to psychological subtleties and fortunately, since our contact with English language , we have a large world of literature opened out to help us. The Founder says," I am myself personally indebted to English translation of our best religious standard work , for the better understanding of our own Hindu religion." I can do very little to help others in their task of self-improvement. As a matter of fact, I have often felt myself, when I see the depth of intellect of modern quite young boys and girls, around me. How very deeply, an din a hair-splitting manner, and with unique foresightedness , do they see and d they manage matters of their worldly desires and self-interests!!! How precise, correct and prompt they are!!! I have been often more than surprised. I have often felt myself beaten by their more keen intellect and much stronger will and more thoughtful movements. The only pity is, that they have consumed all their intellect, will, knowledge and education, in going the wrong way.I have often laughed at myself.What am I going to teach these more-intellectual, deep thinking , quick grasping, all imagining and every thing understanding youngsters!!! I have to only tell them," You invert your mind, change your visual angle and direction and you will be all teachers to me."
715 A. The modern man is creating plunge- ponds for aging experiences of anything and everything from its most initial stage.He takes nothing as granted, on the ground of the same being the essence of the wisest men in the past.He does not believe in ancient instructions of certain bottles containing poison. But, on the other hand,his intellectual curiosity does not keep him contended with the ignorance about the contents. He must know it; and, here again, he is too selfish too experiment on himself, or to patiently work hard to get at the truth, with the bold sacrifice of the West and preparedness for the result that may follow, and with determination and diligence. If you pursue in the right direction, with strongest discipline , under the proper guidance , with a decision to reach the end, it does not matter what you find at the end. You arrive at your conviction of one nature or another. The modern man wants to try, from a distance,the contents of the bottle on some one else, and to see if he dies or survives. He is neither knowing nor ignorant, He is neither content with accepting other's decisions, or with not knowing, nor is prepared to experiment on himself.He is neither spiritualistic nor materialistic.He wants to reap the benefits of both the realms. The modern Indian life represents an intensely unfathomable crude mixture of all opposites and all contradictions , resulting from the adulteration of the two civilizations.
One seemingly brilliant point about the modern man is, that surely he has shown a more brilliant grasp-quickness and intellect, than his predecessors. Why? The younger the man is by , say, ten years, the greater is the dazzling splendour of his ready-wittedness, quicker action, immediate grasp of the whole situation, and most intellectual escape from any embarrassing situation.
But a little deeper observation shows you, behind all the intellectual glamourosness , the high soaring of a kite with its eye in search of some rotten dirty flesh-piece in some deep abyss , the cleverness and quickness of a crow and a blindness of an owl.One thing is undeniable , and it is, in spite of greater and greater intellect , wider and wider knowledge of scientific discoveries , ampler and ampler improvements in daily comfort , hygiene, medicine, etc. the cries of the world of pain, misery, poverty and destitution have been more and more ear rendering.
Whatever looks as livelier and sprightlier , with a deluding vivacity and gaiety, is only a curtain picture, as a result of almost individual focusing on his own individualism and selfishness. He thinks of his own problems alone. He is busiest with churning out his own cess-pool, during working periods, leisure-periods, and rest periods. He is busy with the explorations of the several varieties of scheminess , to serve his own purpose.He prepares himself with several "before hand rehearsals" to achieve his intended objects with most unexpected quick flights , to and fro.
He has been able to concentrate on his own interests , because he has banished all other considerations, or the reverses of it, he has banished them , because he wants to concentrate; very likely, both in the vicious circle. Religious hypocrisy , without service,love and sacrifice , is only a negative missingness; but an intellectual selfish wickedness creates hatred and horror, in the hearts of the aggrieved and altruist. The greatest curse of the modern age , which has multiplied misery immensely, is that every man thinks many times much more of himself , his capacity and worth, his potentialities and his rights. In one word, unless he receives a heavy blow , every one thinks he is a great man, born to be made way for, honoured, praised and worshipped by the world. The diseaseful crazy madness!! INDIVIDUALISM, EQUALITY, LIBERTY AND FRATERNITY.The last term is made to mean only one thing - every one's right of compelling thew higher gifted and better placed persons , to lose their things , with no other justification therefor, except that he has the same life and living and the organism and the functioning of the mind and body, as any other man. He stops only where he can not go further , out of blow fear. Every man starts his life, with the basic assumption most favourable to his selfish self. Of course , by "every man" I really mean the majority. "Man, know Thyself" - is the most efficacious panacea. The smooth and sweet remedy would be , the rejuvenation of religiosity through well known channels .The other method of every one chopping off every opposition or incongruency that arise in one's way, with the brutal strength of superiority that one has , will never bring a permanent cure and profound peace.
The modern man has too much faith in his inventing intellect. Intellect however often an unreliable and deceitful guide , adviser or master, unless it is associated with a strong will, working in cooperation with and in obedience to the Divine Laws and Divine Truths. Intellect so often swallows up right discrimination , and pulls a man in a particular direction , painting a particular fascinating picture. Intellect is able to raise any army of one type , or an equally strong contradictory type, as it likes. In the end,intellect most shamelessly, declares its irresponsibility like that proverbial parrot ever saying"there is no doubt about it" to anything and everything. Intellect than spurningly tells you "I might have told you so many things , but where had your own discrimination gone to graze?"
Caring for none else and nothing, creates an all-exclusive tendency, and a man of that formed habit goes deeper and deeper, into his own self-created well. He has no benefit of a study , on comparisons and contrasts, of himself with others better than himself. He remains all-buried within himself. He has none to study, none to follow, none to imitate, none to guide and none to save. He never confides and consults. He revels in himself and lives., till his death, in his own ignorant darkness.
716. Some people even more youngsters in the line, understand me from my facial features, before I speak a syllable, so very clever are they. For one simile , they would just then and there create ten similes on the same lines. But , after all their display, the last thing that comes is, " I am extremely unhappy, I have no peace of mind and for this I have come to you." The last word , in spite of all intellect, cleverness, deep thinking, vast reading, education, trickiness, craftiness, cunningness, falsehood, fraudulence , enough money, good health, is that of unhappiness and misery.Everyone comes to me and finally says," I have got everything, but I have no "Shanti" ( peace of mind).
Everything is there , but there is something initially wanting , the absence of which can not be made up, by anything which they possess , though so much in abundance .But what if , on the contrary, that absent thing "Shanti" craved so much for , for its being present, requires the every dispossession of all that they are holding dearest as their best qualifications!!! - what a terrible job it is, to bring the North and South Poles together!!! And that, most unfortunately , is imposed condition on which Shanti can come to you.
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.