None knows the ailment of the child as Mother

The Founder came in close touch with the human worldly mind, in its most intricate natural varying forms and faces, after 1945 on his retirement.There is good deal of subtle interest to learn and enjoy in the childlike stage of a vexed soul in a grown up body.There is nothing new in the description of  a surpriseful narration of a childlike mind , when it gets shocked on contact with the wickedness of the world.

Even today the Founder’s eyes get wet on mere remembrance of the childlikeness of Blessed R.K. Paramahamsa.

The world has known righteousness and appreciated it.Some blessed have tried to acquire it.Some have played greater mischief under he delusion artificially created about  their having possessed it. But there is something still higher than righteousness.Not even the divinity, not even the devotion. Something still beyond, and that is childlikeness.

The Founder states : ” Words fail me. I am referring to that Divine childlikeness – that indescribable childlikeness . Many times much more sublime than righteousness , divinity or devotion. All these latter are drosses from which Divine Bliss has to be obtained on burning. You churn out some superb thing as bliss or ecstasy out of something else in the case of all these things, but Divine childlikeness, is like spontaneously lying scattered grains of the Divine Bliss itself , which has not known the touch of human effort. The majesticity, in whose realm, rebelliousness, discontented-ness, struggle and unrighteousness itself are impossibilities.

Religious teachers have taught us virtue, morality, righteousness, purity, divinity, devotion, but there is yet, one thing still higher . I am referring to that yet still something higher – The Divine Child-likeness.

A Mother’s child asking anyone that comes near, be he of no worth, whether he will be cured of his foot-sore ! The Mother’s child that seeks consolation from even sinners ( where does the child know what is sinfulness and what is sinlessness )  and gets joyfully quietened on hearing that, ” Yes, it will be cured , don’t worry. “That is Divine Childlikeness.”

The Founder’s highest joy is to be called Mother’s child and Mother.One of his friends advised him when he was about fifty,” Don’t you think you should be wiser ? You can be cheated by thousands.” The founder smiled and said, ” Yes I like and love to be cheated. Am I not than one in thousands ? Am I not than a child ? ” The logic in this case is that the loss on being cheated , the maximum that one can imagine is in a 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 any cheating. The latter loss of childhood is , in the eyes of Mother’s child is , many times much greater than all the loss in aggregate on being cheated.

How much would I like to be absorbed in the sublimity of that childlikeness ; and wish others to be absorbed too ! There the difference of childhood and boyhood comes. I have to descend to the mortal plane and be a boy. It is extremely difficult to retain one’s childhood. I have experienced childhood. I have described it in my pages.Where such a child falls unconscious even on the busiest  traffic road, running motors automatically stop. They can not touch even the fringe of the protection circle drawn by Mother Herself around Her child.

There can be such a relationship between God and man. Where is the need of bringing in ether and its vibrations and so many aids of  occult sciences of Yoga in the question of being able to move God to unable you to achieve certain unusual thing ?

If the world can’t appreciate that Divine Childlikeness, let it not pollute that nectar by adding thereto the humbug of Leela, an artificial dissimulation , as a preservative of its Ideal’s greatness. There is no Leela between the world  and Mother’s child. if there is any , it is between Mother and Mother’s child. The childlikeness is itself the most spontaneous Leela. It is pure and simple Divine childlikeness which is born with some blessed one , out of millions of blesseds.

Practice feeling that you are a child. A child whom Mother could not but accept, however wicked.You automatically get confidence, you regain your innocence, purity and sincerity and you raise yourself above world-wormness, sexuality and selfishness. You are off your cares, time is eternity for you and life is lightened. Be Mother’s child and Her lap shall be thrilling and throbbing to have you on itself.

We are speaking of , not righteousness, not virtuousness, not goodness , but Divine childlikeness, which is the essence of all these three together in a melting pot over the fire of devotion. A child is easily pulled towards righteous, virtuous and good persons  and is terribly afraid of the reverse. In fact attraction of children is test of proximity to Divine Mother. It gets sickened in a foreign atmosphere and flies away therefrom. The child understands mind and the heart so very instinctively . Children believe everyone  is speaking the truth and they can be very easily duped. They are not deeply selfish, although they may appear to be selfish  sometimes superficially and temporarily. Mother to them is their everything and all powerful and they have every confidence in her.  A child is innocent, pure and sincere . One great monster of mischief in life, viz., the sexual desire has not been born in the child’s mind. They are attached to nothing except their mother. ” Unless we be like little children, we shall not enter heaven “.

Founder read the life of Blessed Ramakrishna Paramahamsa  for the first time in December 1949, having been presented  with a copy by one of his Madras devotee while he celebrated Sisters’ gathering  on 1 -10 – 1949. He noticed a mention made about the highest joy of Paramahamsa in the morning of 23 – 12 – 1885 which was the year, date and time of Founder’s own birth. The description reads thus most briefly , ” On the morning of December 23 rd 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 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. “

Founder was born on Datta Jayanti day, in the Full moonlight at about 4.30 a.m., on 23rd December 1885.He asked to himself on 23rd December 1949, secretly within himself, ” Was it not likely that Paramahamsa was immensely joyful, because Mother had then decided the further needful, regarding Her work, commenced through Paramahamsa , and Mother had created , brought forth, deputed or prepared another soul, for the development of the Paramount Ideal of a Universal Religion centred round GOD AS MOTHER ? A religion which had for its basis the relationship of Mother and child between God and devotee, which placed Universality as first commandment and which dispensed all less important issues and laid the highest emphasis on living the life of Love, Service , Devotion and Unconditional Cheerful Self – Surrender to the extent possible ? “

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa practically demonstrated through his life , what a mother’s child can be and how blessed that child is ; how lovely, how all -powerful, how over powering and how very wonderful in transforming ordinary souls  and how very spontaneous in the matter of simplifying the way to emancipation. None knows the element of child as mother, without even a communicating syllable.

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A parrot-child confined  in a cage has no idea and no feeling of joy or  sorrow, on the cage of being iron, brass , silver or gold. It takes no notice  whether that cage is cleaned or not. It is no matter of difference to the parrot-child, whether the fruits served are fresh or stale , relishful or corroded. It speaks nothing, answers nothing, learns nothing. It has only one idea which has permeated every atom of its heart mind and body. It is only waiting to send message to its mother. That message is , ” Mother, I make no differences of the cage, its cleanliness or  foodstuff. I do not even mind confinement. Thou , be just sitting on the opposite tree, so that with my vision of Thine, I may loose the very consciousness of myself , being absorbed in the ecstasy on being unified with Thee. “.

That is Mai-ism. Your circumstances, richness or poverty , intellect or dullness, literariness or illiteracy after all, in the end, nothing. Even your cleanliness, your supernatural powers , your knowledge , even the so much tom-tommed righteousness, goodness, virtuousness are nothing. What is the highest of these things  before the infinite Source of Goodness , Righteousness and Antithesis of Evil ? 

Your only salvation is your loosing 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 your heart rendering shrill or your message to your Mother . She wants to be assured about your genuine single mindedness  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.

Your exertions are required for the final conviction. A theoretical untried belief  would not do. Do exert your best. You have to do what is ordained to be done , in order to learn that what  you can do  best is nothing in reality. You have to study all scriptures to arrive at the conclusion , that there is something higher than what all scriptures can teach you.

There have been different types of relationships. A father and a son, a Guru and a disciple , a master and a servant, a lender and a borrower, an elder brother and a younger brother, a husband and a wife , a lover and a beloved. One can’t conceive of the innumerable relationships that can be there. Each relationship requires a certain deservedness. The Shishya or younger brother must be ready for austerities. A son must be obedient and illustrious. The servant must have humility  in addition to perspiring service . A wife must be satisfactory in various aspects. A beloved must loose herself and have no individuality. Mother and child relationship needs the least deservedness.  Mother has to be more active in that relationship than the child. I am at loss to find an expression about any idea of the duty of a child to the Mother.

The Founder had an inspirational illumination after communion with Mother on his recent birthday, 23 December 1949. He expressed certain beliefs  of his regarding  Paramahamsa as below :

The whole world needs Religion  to be happy. That religion needs to be a universal one  and as simple as it can be made with fewest observances and freest latitude., so far as innocent harmless living is scrupulously lived. The whole conception regarding  religion  needs a change , especially in this age. Let every thing made be made anew to give a new spirit, new enthusiasm. God who is neither a Father nor a mother, or Father as also Mother  , decided to overhaul the whole religious fabric in view all changed circumstances.God till now, mostly worshipped as Father became Mother.  Mother decided to finally rub out the old impressions  which were already rubbed out by time , and start a new method of religionisation. Just when as a new thing has to be substituted, it becomes indispensable  that the world be assured of the highest efficiency of the new element and a model has to be  raised and installed before the world.With that same view Blessed Paramahamsa was sent to this world as Ideal of Mother’s child. Mother Almighty took the most minute stock of the divine and devilish tendencies and working forces of the Universe. She saw that justice as a rule and mercy as an exception, won’t work with the modern world . God must be the Merciful Parent. God further decided ” Let the relationship of God and devotee be that of Mother and child.” How will the world will believe in its efficacy ? Why should the world should accept this new belief , in addition to, or in lieu of, their own beliefs of other relationships ?

The new religionisation with God that has transformed Himself into Mother , wants the relationship of a mother and child , and places that relationship  on the top of all the past known and practically time worn out relationships. How can God do that unless the world sees the greatness and the emancipating capacity of that relationship ? Mother managed to offer to the world  Blessed Ramakrishna Paramahamsa as other’s child to be with the world  for full fifty years  for any test and experimentations.

Founder states  : Mother has further desired , through me to formulate Mother’s Religion by Mai-ism. To be the Mother’s instrument in founding a religion which has been revealed to me  by God as Mother, which is based on the belief of  the highest efficacy  of the relationship of Mother and child between God and devotee.

Founder, during communion with Mother, felt as if the work which he had done quite independently, as a result of his own experiences and mediations  , under the protective guidance of Mother’s Grace , was the very continuation of the work  Mother Herself had begun since long.

Paramahamsa was Mother’s child, Mother Herself. I am not all alone . Mother Herself escorts me.

EXTRACTS FROM THE BOOK : MAI-ISM  AUTHOR : MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND EDITIONS : 1952 & 2007 PUBLISHED AND PRINTED BY : UNIVERSAL MAI-ISM TRUST, MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ WEST, MUMBAI 400054 INDIA.

 

 

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Get the Grace and the rest will automatically follow

The mystery has to be learnt in the language of silence. You  can rise above the imperfection of being troubled with doubtfulness and attain a stage , where the mind does not leave  its bliss to invite uneasiness under doubts. That is the real stage. That is the real substance  and the permanent work to be done. The meaning is , your mind reaches a stage  when it neither raises any such worthless questions , nor does it care to know even If that worthless knowledge were imparted  to you by any outside agency. I am not denying clairvoyance or telepathy or any powers of knowing past, present and future ; but for a Mai-ist, other things may be true  but are not indispensable. To be knowing everything is no  requisite qualification either for peace or bliss or salvation.

To the worldly man as also to the routine religious man, there is nothing worth thinking about in the divine arrangement  in the relationship of any two persons. One moment , any two persons are pulling on well. Another moment they don’t pull on. What is there to be thought about ? The subject is however is extremely deep , deeper than all the meanings of  the known slokas of various scriptures. It is called YOGANUYOGA  in religious language. Actual union or happening in obedience to the pre ordained  union or happening. It is an unfathomable Divine arrangement that any two persons  live together almost inseparable , so long as God desires them  to learn certain lessons from each other. The moment the lessons are learnt, without any reason worth the name , the attraction sublimates  and evaporates.

The highest teaching is through the Guru in the language of silence. The essence of the teaching is , ‘ ANNIHILATE THE MIND ITSELF. ” At least ,  stop it from being perturbed with  millions of thoughts . Acquire the perfect state of quietude where mind  itself refuses to be disturbed  from its absorption and dissolution in itself, Soul, Guru or God.

God and Guru both  should be worshipped.   Guru without God is nothing. God without Guru is nothing, though Guru is only an infinitesimal part of god.

To turn to the occult forces, it is love and hatred that rule the world  and practically all the dealings of man to man. It is therefor  that Mai-ism can afford  to remain silent in the matter of the usual hundred of things  mentioned in the name of Religion once the tendency of loving others is created . Love is attraction. It may be of any type. The world can surely make itself much happier  by putting into practice  the Mai-istic commandments of Love and Service.

During the Hubli period, there were other wonderful experiences. One lady came over to Hubli with her husband and daughter of twenty five , not getting a husband. They stayed for about five days. For one night , the daughter was made to lie on a mere carpet, before picture all alone. She was given certain Mantras to repeat.  On their going home to Bombay [ Mumbai ], on the very same day, an England returned engineer made an offer to the girl, and the very letter which referred to their safe reaching at Bombay by the first post contained the gladdening news.

In 1942, Founder‘s Friend’s wife  lost her husband. The lady loved her husband so dearly  that had it not been for the special religious treatment of Founder she would have committed suicide or turn lunatic. She  would get dreams and visions of her husband. She [ This was Taramai A. Desai ] prayed to Founder to enable her to be with her husband  by painless prompt death. She could not be consoled. Founder then used his higher powers ,” Would you be satisfied if once only you see him ?  You have take care of your children who are so young. ”  She insisted ,” I will hear you only after you make me see him once. The promise was given :  ” You will see him during this week following Diwali.” On Padva Day, she came to the Founder early in the morning. Founder said,” I will begin my New Year with a forehead vermilion mark by you and then you go out.”

She returned in the evening with great joy stating that she had seen her husband in Khar and he had blessed her with a smile  from a distance  and disappeared. She  wanted a repetition  but that was with great persuasion refused. ” Do you wish  to make him  also unhappy ” ?

When the Founder was transferred to Hubli in December 1942, she went to Bhagwan Raman Maharishi and Sri Arbind Ghosh and Swami Ramdas and finally came over to Mai in Hubli. There she was initiated into Mother worship and the whole Mother philosophy. She was given an independent room where she concentrated on her husband.    She returned home after 3 or 4 days. For nearly three years it was continued process of an extremely scanty supply of oil to a lamp and constant care that the light does not extinguish. She was actually seeing and conversing with her husband . Founder was pressing that  she had sufficient consolation  with a sufficient period and that they must now separate.  One night she did not  come out of her room even up to half-past two. The Founder and her husband’s friend  were outside. The room was locked from inside.  Founder broke it open. The lady was lying unconscious.  She was brought to the main hall. At 4 a.m. , when she restored full consciousness , she told Founder with profuse weeping , her husband given her the last  final good-bye. She tried and tried , but he would not come again.

The stage was something like tying bandages after a successful operation. The Founder made her believe , now she was acting inimically  to his soul, by not permitting  him  to proceed further in his journey, as a free soul. Gradually the heart and mind began to restore  a stage of maturity.  She had reached a stage of evolution  which made her a saintly soul . In worldly matters  she restored a normality about all her duties.

The Founder accompanied her with two children of hers to Bhagwan Raman Maharishi , her own Guru. There her son fell seriously ill. Without letting the Founder know of it, lest he be offended, she went Maharishi   and spoke about her son’s illness. The son was getting worse and worse . At 11 p.m. of the night previous to the day  when they had programme to start , she burst into violent tears and began to scold and taunt the Founder ,” Being Mother, don’t you feel ashamed ? Your heart is cruel.” Founder asked ,” What is the matter ? ”  She said, ” What is the matter ! Have you no eyes ? This boy is dying here.”.  Founder said, ” Why worry about it ? Tell me when you want him to get up and you sit me for Mother ‘s worship and Mantras. “. Founder took the medicine dose , sanctified it  and both  sat together to pray to Mother. Founder is extremely child – like ,” Now tell me when do you want him to be alright. ” She said, ” What a joy it would be  if we can keep up our programme  of starting tomorrow morning ? It will be enough if the boy becomes removable by 5 a.m. ” The dose was administered at 11.30; both sat out before Mother and repeated Mantras   and at 11.50 , the boy shouted out, ” Mother,  I am free,  I am normal “. There was nothing but joy. All returned to Hubli.

The lady had a further experience . Her daughter suffered from leg distortion. Many doctors were consulted. The girl who was devoted to Bhagwan , went there and stayed for months. No cure. One day she caught the Founder,” Have you no pity over my daughter ? Her whole life will be spoiled “. Founder said , ” I am seeing so many unhappy around me . Do you think  I should go out of my way and say ,” Come on , I will cure you “, to one and all ? Should they not be even  approaching Mother with a humble request ? The curing process requires the faith of the patient to the effect that the Founder’s word will not go in vain with Mother. Second thing is , the Founder’s whole hearted desire that the patient be cured  and third thing , the patient and the Founder to be most intensely praying . And all this , he is doing to spread the religion  of his most beloved Mother. She must first have a belief. If she has that , I will cure her with mere earth. ” The girl agreed to repeat the Mantra. The Foundations of Mai-Niwas was being excavated. The lady was asked to bring that earth and give a massage , repeating only ” Jay Mai Jay Markand Mai “.The girl was cured in a fortnight.

What is the meaning of the preaching, ” Rise above pain and pleasure, victory or defeat, benefits or loses ” and so many allied teachings ? Some one asks, ” Go on thinking ‘ Who I am ‘. ” I have thought for full ten years. I am So and So, husband of So and So, father of So and So,. But I am where I was. Mai-ism says these teaching are not remedies in themselves. They are the most enchanting and deifying expressions  and descriptions of high souls who have reached that stage. They are descriptions and not prescriptions.

” The remedy is something else ” clarifies Mai-ism.  It is Grace , Grace , Grace , Grace, Grace, Grace of God and Guru. Get the Grace and the rest will automatically follow. When a mother starts on a  pilgrimage , does the child gets worried  as to the food  they will get and rivers and forest they shall have to cross ? You are not required to be knowing everything, for a Mai-ist, even anything . You are carried through every situation, provided you becomes Mother’s child and that is Mai-ism. What can help you is the  Grace  and the easiest way of getting Grace is love, service, devotion and unconditional cheerful self surrender as Mai-ism teaches,” Abhyasa ” the practice , the repetition for times without number till the mastery is achieved is the most practical remedy. And Manan and Nidhidhyasan  is the mental remedy.

One does not know when and where the mischievous she-monkey-mind will drag one and what she will make of him. This is a subject of deep study which helps the spiritual development by creating and overpowering conviction about the inconsistency and worthlessness of the world and by engendering a feeling of ‘ having absolutely nothing to do with the world ‘ . This feeling is what is usually described as Vairagyam  ( disgust and dispassion ). It must be subtly appreciated that this feeling of Vairagyam , which on the face of it means something reverse of love , is in Mai-istic understanding, only the reverse side of Love  – Love towards the eternal varieties . It is your love for permanence, constancy and changelessness, that make you tired of temporariness and everchangingness.

So many people who go to other saints for ‘ Shanti ‘ ( peace of mind )have finally gone to Mother for relief of miseries and hardships . Mai-ism says , most natural thing for man is that he wants to be supplied.Mai is giver of Salvation and also Enjoyment of moral and legitimate desires.

Nothing matters provided you have decided to be better through God’s and Guru’s Grace . Highest Gurus are hard to find, but your severe and intense prayer to your Mother is sure to get you your Guru , atleast for the particular stage you are in.

The difference between a Saint and a Guru must constantly be before mind of spiritual aspirant. A Guru is one who guides you in every detail of your living in the religious realm, one in whom you can confide , one to whom you surrender yourself withe confession of all the facts and defects of your life and living .

Hold on to your God and hold on to your Guru, with  the tightest grip, come what may, start your spiritual improvement from the very first alphabet. Even go back if you find a single element of yours unripe . In the end the tortoise will beat the hare and will win the race.

EXTRACT FROM THE BOOK MAI-ISM WRITTEN BY SAINT SHRI MAI SWARUP MAI MAI MARKAND  [ EDITION 1952 & 2007 ] AND PUBLISHED/PRINTED BY UNIVERSAL MAI-ISM TRUST, MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ [ WEST ] , MUMBAI 400054, INDIA