Everything depends, on what you make your God to be to you, and your relationships with your God and your stage. If God is Mother to you, then, there is no meaning in the belief of pleasing Her, with a loveless sycophant’s servile recitation of Her virtues and glories in an intellectual ornamental manner. None acts that way with one’s own Mother .There is every right for a child to demand enough food to satisfy hunger and to be protected against actual calamities and to demand and enforce Her not leaving you during your illness and hardest calamities. To be running to Her and weeping out all ebullitions of one’s grief in Her lap; to be making every confession of one’s folly and misdeed with every confidence or fearlessness; to be seeking protection and to be praying to be accepted , however wicked : – this is every child’s claim on Mother. Your rights and claims on your Mother are proportionate to and based on your love, service , devotion and surrender to Her as your Mother.
Thus in a word, it is not for you to weigh justice, while you live the life of mercifulness to one and all. You have surely to suffer in some cases, but you have all along the protection of the Divine Mother and the neutral world. Take now the other view. Even as it is, for a man of a spiritual aptitude , how poor is his brutal strength to hold his own against the wicked world ? Why not then make a virtue and a claim of what people call a weakness?
Regarding Akartritvam अकर्तुत्वम [ non-doership], ( KARTRITVA-BHAAVANAA-VIHINATVAM कतृत्व-भावना-विहीनत्वम ) , the irreligious man jumps and pounces and argues : ” In that case we are not responsible for all wrong, bad and sinful acts that we do “.
If you want to be really great, create the intermediate mentality: “All my good actions are by Mother, all my bad actions are mine “. There are three mentalities for the spiritual aspirant in this connection. First,” I am responsible for the good and bad actions “, Second, “Whatever defective things are done, are done by me, whatever good is done by me is due to promptings of Mother “. Third , ” Whatever I do good or bad , that I do as prompted by Mother “. If one has arrived at the third stage, by actual wading through the experiences, by the time he reaches that stage, all evil tendencies and passions have subsided or even vanished .”
If you have honestly reached that stage ,’ When you believe that everything is done by you on prompting from Mother, you soon get suspicious , about your wrong thoughts desires and actions as Mother cannot be prompting you to do evil things . Evil suggestions and decisions cannot be but yours. Suppose you have begun developing the idea that you are merely the instrument and that therefore you have left off all your censorship of your thoughts and actions. Further suppose by the remotest chance that some undesirable actions pass through your hands; in that particular case, if you are true to your belief, you have no right to question “Why “, when you have to suffer. If your that action is of Her own will , your suffering also of Her will.
Akartritvam ( non-doership ) should not mean hand-folded sittingness, irresponsibility for bad actions or injustice crying about punishment for the same. And that is so because in fact, in the womb what appears to us as a complete non-doership, there has been always invisible sub-consciousness of doership.
Extract from the book : Maiism
Author : Mai Swarup Mai Markand
Mai Niwas, Saraswati Road End, Santa Cruz West, Mumbai 400054 India