First, having the maximum, Guru’s Grace and Mother’s Mercy, start your “Sadhana”. Two Divine Truths must be constantly before your mind :
(A) Unlike worldly efforts, nothing done here is without its permanent benefit, in spite of seeming failure; because you are busy with bettering your instruments, which are ever with you, to be more efficient, not only for the whole life but for lives after lives, if you believe in rebirths.
(B) There should be absolutely no feeling of drooping, on seeing the contrast of the mountain of work (talked over) to be done to reach the end and your ant’s working capacity. An ant or an elephant, the mightiest army or deserted individual, one and all, are under the kindliest care and observation of Mother and She gives the most handsome return for an ant’s or elephant’s exertion. Where is any ground for despondency, whether an ant or elephant, it gets much better and happier by resorting to “Saadhanaa”??Mother is “AABRAHMA-KEETA-JANANI” (Mother of all, from the lowest worm to Brahma, the creator of the World).
You have to pass between two opposites. You feel the task is impossible, on the one hand; on the other, you can not succeed unless you have a faith, that you are sure to achieve it. You are drooping at the idea of your inability, and you must have the strength of will, to say that nothing is too great for you. The consciousness about your weakness does not permit you to exert yourself, at your maximum possible best. Unless you have that conviction you can’t succeed.
It is here that the faith of God and Guru comes in. You say to yourself,”An impossible thing is impossible so long as I have to do it”. ” As soon as you believe ” Mother will do the work for me ” and that your part therein is only the determination, strength, devotional intensity, single-mindedness, and ‘Do or die-exertion’ the task becomes easy, provided you have faith in your Guru and in God about His mercifulness and His wonderful powers of passing elephants through the hole of a needle.
The most encouraging scriptural tradition is that of a “Titavi” (a sea shorebird) and the ocean. The bird’s eggs were washed away by the ocean, who refused to return them. The “Titavi”, out of wrathfulness and out of her love to young ones, decided to fill up the ocean with the shore sand taken in the beak, till the eggs were returned. Which “Sadhana” can be more impossible than this? But even in such an impossible effort, with wisdom and devotion, there was a success. The highest sage Naarada, out of his love, as of a mother to her child, saw her devotion to Lord Krishna, talked over to Vishnu and Vishnu spirited up His “Garud” with the species’ pride (as a bird), and the ocean had to return the eggs to the “Titavi.”
It does not matter you be simple “titavi”. Some Narada the world Guru and the all’s welfares worried is always roaming in the search of afflicted, for giving relief. The world Guru talks to Vishnu (Mother) and Mother deputes some personal smaller Guru(Garud) to reach a certain modus operandi and to give a chalked out programme. Don’t forget one invisible and unbelievable truth. There is much quicker wireless telepathy and telephonic arrangement in the devotional world which bring the distant most and highest matters, in the nearest and closest linked-up connection.
In common life, we find, some persons are so mentally constituted, that if a single thing worth nothing is lost and if they are searching for the same they can’t turn their mind to any other thing, till the lost thing is found. Its worth is absolutely no consideration. The peculiar nature is the indicator of the faculty required for ‘Sadhana’ or vision or realisation of Godliness. “ DEHAM PATAYAMI KARYAM SADHAYAMI – देहं पतयामी कार्यं साधयामी ” ( I achieve my object or I throw away my body ).
~ Extract from the book: MAI-ISM
Author: Mai Swarup Mai Markand
Mai Niwas Saraswati Road End Santa Cruz West Mumbai 400054 India
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