The Founder says,” There are wheels within wheels and any effort of the type eludes grip. It is as it were Maya were strongly thwarting any effort of establishing permanent lights in a blind alley.”Says She, as it were, “ It is my wish, my rights, my order, my jurisdiction whether a certain man is able to see God’s finger in a certain miraculous happening or not. You can’t reduce me to a formula or a mechanism or a vanquished .The blindness of man will never disappear and the secret of the understanding will not show itself, till God’s or Guru’s Grace showers.”
Today a man weeps with unceasing tears of gratitude to Guru and God for being saved from, say, a heart failure. To-morrow his mind changes and he says he was a fool to bring in God’s Grace and goes even to call his Guru a delusion creator. When another occasion of calamity befalls him, he is again full of tears and thanks giving. Let one day more go and he is again the very same dissenter. He consider his God’s finger , vision, gratitude and thanks giving to be the symptoms and acts of an indescribable weakness in some thing like delirium when he was no longer himself. He thinks “I was over powered with some unshakable irresistible force. Now I am free from that temporary mental debility.”
During a calamity, a man is not himself, he becomes lamb-like , God fearing, obedient, humble and God-approaching. He is entirely a different man with different outlook and way of judging and thinking. God, Guru, Divine Law, sins, sufferings, all look standing ready to rush upon him. The calamity being over , he returns to his original self and wonders how , so very lion hearted , he had become lamb like . It is only the good luck of few blessed to have a conviction about which stage was really superior. Like King Janaka, few lose themselves in meditation over the contrast of the two different and often contradictory states.
That accounts for a man’s ingratitude and forgetfulness about God’s and Guru’s Grace. That is Maya’s thick blindfolding veil, and man is more to be pitied than to be blamed, when one realises what a powerful overturning force this Maya enshrouds a man with; the Maayaa , which makes the man think , he was overclouded with a delusion , when in reality he was in direct touch with the Truth.
What a tremendous power, Maya holds over the little mind of man!!! A coal during an electric temperature has the luster of diamond. It cools down and again becomes coal. The dog is wise only for the moments he is in the kitchen and till the serving lasts. Serving finished, kitchen closed, the dog is again a dog.
But, all the same. Mai-ism is very optimistic. What is wanted is hundreds of repetitions and any man becomes surely much better than before , with pains, patience and perseverance, The higher the spiritual and religious and moral stage and living of a man , the greater is the peace of mind happiness and cessation of misery. This is the most automatic result though often invisible and unrecognized. The electric current proceeding from an electric station of a city being stronger and brighter, there is nothing but lustrous joyfulness in every branch but goes to make the city happy through the electric power . The bakery, the cotton mill the street light, the lift everything runs smoothly and brilliantly. Mai-ism says, strengthen your current and fill up your batteries by living a life of Love, Service, Devotion and Self-Surrender, Merely changing bulbs and frequent switching off and on , can not help you, if the current itself is already weak. Switch your red Ribbon key of your Mind-type-machine. All letters thereafter are not black or blue but auspicious bold red.
BE ATTRACTED TO MOTHER.
Pray, Pray and Pray. Concentrate, consolidate yourself. Be attracted to Mother, the Highest Center and Resource of all Powers and Welfare you can imagine. You will have attractive return. Make your environment happy by Love and Service. Make your inner self stronger, purest and quieter by Devotion and self-Surrender. You are many times much better. You will make yourself happy and make all around you happy. How to do that is not so difficult. The desire must be there. The discrimination must be there. The decision must be there.The determination must be there. The rest automatically follows as a dish by Divine Mother on crying determinedly hard.
Extract from the book : MAI-ISM
Author : MAI SWARUPA MAI MARKAND