Render solid service and immense sacrifice

While coming to the formulisation so very necessary at the advanced stage, there are many interesting recipes by different religions, different saints and different devotees.

Kabir’s simplest formula is ” Pray to God and feed the poor “. Saint Tulsidas gave his formula of ” Consider another’s wealth as dust and another’s wife as mother “. Mai-ism says ,” Raise mountains of service to others and deluge rivers of love to others and be always watchful about collecting the treasure of merits  or assets and creating the least demerits and liabilities. “

The important recipes which a Mai-ist would do better to have  before his are these :

(A) Religiosity  has as its four foundation basic corners – Satya , Shaucha , Tapas and Dana – truthfulness, purity of thought word and deed , self-mortification and mercifulness. Self mortification has its simplest form in the Mai-istic virtue  of Service ; and Mercifulness is only another word for Love.

(B) Manu advises : Ahimsa, Satya, Brahmacharya and Indriya-nigraha. ( Harmlessness, truthfulness, non-stealing, celibacy  and sense control )

(C) The more general and less technical and most common things to be constantly dealt with, in case of almost every man, of what have been so very popularly  called the six enemies ruling every man  internally. These are Kama,Krodha, Lobha, Mata, Moha and Matsar. Kama ( काम ) or the desire is the inner urge which makes us indulge in thoughts and imaginations of certain pleasures , usually denied. Krodha ( क्रोध ) or the anger is the hot and strong feeling against somebody or something who or which comes in the way of our fulfilment of our desires, which displeases us and makes us attack, injure or destroy the disliked circumstances objects or persons. Lobha ( लोभ )or avarice is a passionate desire for possession of things , which we can not possess in usual course  , without going out of the righteous and just way of things, which prompts us to be unfair, which disturbs our mind and discontent and makes us dead  to the delicate feelings in the matter of consideration for the happiness of others. Mada ( मद ) or pride is extremely exaggerated notion of ourselves, which results in contempt  and ill-treatment for , and to, others inferior to us. Moha ( मोह ) or infatuation is the climax condition of a certain desire which makes you lose all your sense of judgement and action, and bodily and mental control. Matsar ( मत्सर)  or jealousy is the bitterness of heart experienced on seeing others happier , better off and possessed of certain qualities or advantages more than you, which you desirous of possessing.

(D) The qualifications of the highest importance to them that have actually dedicated their life to the spiritual development are , the six helpers of success : Shama शम  , Dama दम , Uparati उपरती , Titiksha तितिक्षा , Shradha श्रध्दा and Samadhana समाधान – Quiescence, Control, Relishlessness, Endurance , Faith and Contentment.

The most important recipes for the common man for daily practice and constant watchfulness are ( A ) to ( C).

Religiosity is not only an intellectual assent to a certain set of beliefs and opinions of the external observance  of certain practices , labelled as religious.  It is determined effort  to live once life in a different way  with different ways of thinking and a different definition of progress and a different goal.

Religiosity must be measured in terms of denying ourselves, controlling ourselves in midst of temptations , tribulations and the natural desires to run towards the objects and actions of our sensual desires, and of our being useful to others  around as well. Such people as are extremely reluctant to bear any wear and tear, on account of and for any other things, are treated with indifference , antipathy and obstructions , by all around them , especially by the  irreligious men. The more irreligious and self-seeking the society around you becomes, the higher is the price to be paid by a truly religious person for being permitted to progress in his different ways. That is the true situation in the newly – developed circumstances. YOU want self-improvement and facilities for a different type of achievement , whereas the world around you  wants the maximum benefit  from you. Love , service and sacrifice , therefore, come in demand , even though you may not recognise them  as final requirement of religiosity, just by way of gagging by the mouths of irreligious obstructions around you, and securing their greatest non-interference and sympathy.In a practical sense, truely religious people are foreigners in the country of worldliness, and can have a smooth running of their life  with required facilities, only on rendering solid service and immense sacrifice  for the natural residents of a country foreign to them.

First of all,  let there be  a true picture before your eyes of what true religiosity is. No haziness. No indefiniteness. Follow and catch the truth. See for yourself, what is merely a shadow  and what is the substance. That itself is the basic foundation of true religiosity.  First , from your full conception , your picture and your wish to be identified with it. Thereafter follow the ways of approaching the picture. the nearer you go you like it and love it; and more and more indifferent and relish-less you become , about all other things around you. The more you love the more you loose yourself. The greater the loosing of yourself, the greater the extinction of all struggles, worries, anxieties and useless activities, resulting in the experience of unprecedentedpeace and happiness.

No haphazardness. No doing something somehow , in some manner in some moment. No half-heartedness.  No living with one foot on land and another in water, except to the extent you are pulled in , and are unable to hold your own.No wrong notion of attaining true religiosity , which costs you nothing physically, mentally or financially. No exaggerated misbelief of Grace-showers without real deservedness. No dependence on, and expectation of , religious institutes and preachers around you , to keep everything ready for you. No dream of someone exerting for you and your getting the fruits.

Religious irreligiousness  is much worse and more dangerous that open irreligiousness.

Make a simple chart of these recipes. Cast your eye on any window of Mai-Niwas, and you read the casting ‘MAI’. Similarly enter your room and your eyes must fall on a picture of your God, Guru and your chart, which latter you may change as you advance.

Even if you do such a simple thing , as, repeating a prayer, while you go to bed and leave your bed, that will bring a marvelous

change , in less than six months. Let the prayer be in your natural language.   Repeat this : –

(1) Oh Mother, enable me to live my life  with sincerity, purity, austerity and charity.( Stop at each of the four words, to enable you to form a picture of what each word means).

(2) Oh Mother, let me not utter a word of falsehood.Let me not harm anyone.Let me not covet anyone’s wealth or possessions.Let me not have any sexual agitation. Let me not drifted away  by my body-senses or mind to do anything which does not please Thee.

(3) Oh Mother, emancipate me from the enslavement of these six enemies over me that have taken full possession of my life – wrathfulness, pride, greed, infatuation, envy and desire.

(4) Oh Mother, teach me to be contented with my lot. Let my relishfulness for the pleasure of the world , gradually dry away. Let me have full faith in Thy protection and help; enable me to bear my burden  with every endurance.

Not only such a prayer elevating, but whether you feel pleasure and continue your prayers or feel disgusted and stop ( except when you rise higher ), is in itself an indication and a proof where you stand.

Just turn your eyes around you, like a practical  man. Have not observed, how much every man is anxious to have a companion in however small an undertaking  he enters ? Do we not require some one to remind us in hundreds of matters ? A true wife or husband  , a true friend and the true Guru are the most precious possessions in life.

A wise man voluntarily establishes over himself the control fear of someone interested in his welfare , with love for him and greater experiences and capacities.  If you have no companion, all your ambitions rise at some unexpected moment and soon have their natural fall, after giving you some temporarily imaginary joyfulness.

EXTRACT FROM : MAI-ISM

AUTHOR : MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND r001-072

MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTACRUZ WEST 400054 INDIA. 

 

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mohankharkar

Non practising advocate ( Bar Council of Maharashtra ). Servant of God as Universal Divine Mother Mai & Saint Shri Mai Swarup Mai Markand ; follower of Universal Religion of Mai-ism, Mai Niwas, Saraswati Road End, Santa Cruz (West), Mumbai 400054, India.

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