Friday, October 2, 2015

NOTE 473 TO 480

473. One of the boys of a vastly great hostel, running most regularly, gets accidentally hungry in a night. One out of hundreds of them. He runs towards the kitchen-house with a big bunch of keys,  he tries one after another. He perspires. He beats his forehead on failures. He tries another key. His hunger pain is greater than the pain of all his exertions and keeps him on struggling. The Matron Mother hears some sound as if a lock were being tried, or being opened. She comes up. She finds, one boy is hungry and has been trying since hours. She caresses him, kisses him, consoles him. He throws away his own bunch of keys. He forgets every exertion. Mother opens out the treasure-house of all happiness.

    It is in the actuality of things, that Mother has opened it; but what has opened it ?? Mark the difference of who? and what ?? It is the hunger, exertion, failure, persistence, perspiration, conviction, pity, and lastly Grace.

474. That is the whole secret. The knocker does not open the door. It is God and God's Grace that opens the door but knocking leads to it. The seeker does not find anything, but God's Grace places the thing sought, in the seeker's hand. Main-most, the subtle most difference is this: One type wins battles, but loses the war; another type loses battles, but wins the war; and what is it that distinguishes one type from another? The first type says, " I am the doer. I shall knock and open the door. I shall seek and I shall find it." The second type says, " I am not the doer, I shall knock and God's Grace will open the door. I shall seek and God's Grace will place the thing sought in my hand." The final duel-fight is between " I am everything " and " Oh Mother, Thou art Everything", each one in its most literal sense.

475. Here again, the confusion may be there. The Real and The Unreal, just as a Mother may act as a Father and a Father may act Mother-like. Similarly here too, a Gyani may be indulging in an outward expression, " I am everything " and yet on a still deeper analysis, you may be surprised to find the means "Thou art everything". Or, that as " Thou includes I "  " Thou art everything " permits " I am everything ". Just as an officer's wife says " we are transferred by the government". Colloquially one may speak " I " but may mean " Thou ", another man may speak " Thou " and maybe meaning " I ". Here again, speaking "I" and meaning "I" or speaking "Thou" and meaning "Thou ", are simple cases needing no comment. One speaks in a devotional language, another in the Vedantic language. What each in full reality means and believes is a thing best known to oneself, not even to oneself, but to Mother Almighty. Because which human being has not found and experienced he was under a delusion in the past?? Who can say he is no longer under a delusion at any stage ?? There is no end to "I thought I had understood rightly, but now I understand I was entirely in the dark. Now I am sure I understand things rightly". From one delusion to another, with a delusion about " now no longer being under a delusion." Endless whirling till Mother's Grace dawns and illuminates burns all impurities and brightens

Founder states: Blessed Paramahamsa was vehemently emphatic about " Thou " and not " I ". If everyone has a right to think and make conclusions and declarations as he thinks best, I take Paramahamsa to be more a Mother's child than anything else. He was Mother's child first and then an Adventist, (if at all he was that). He was Mother Herself, (My eyes get wet here on Mother's day in Navratra while revising the manuscript 13-10-50.)

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

    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 Kali age. Let everything be made a new 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 of 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 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 (18-2-1836 to 16-8-1886) as an 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-Mother. Not only for a handful of Hindus calling themselves "Shaktas", and holding their belief most stealthily in a private unfindable corner of the Hindu world but of the Whole Universe. God further decided  " Let the relationship between God and devotee be that of Mother and child." How will the world believe in its efficacy? Why should world accept this new belief, in addition to or in lieu of their own old beliefs of other relationships ???

477. There have been different types of relationships.
      A Protector and the Protection-seeker, a tribal god and the tribesman, a stern judge and the judged, a jailer and a culprit, 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, a beloved and a lover, a son and a father, one enemy and another enemy, (the smaller one absorbed in thinking day and night about the higher one). One can't conceive of the innumerable relationships that can be there. Each relationship requires a certain deservedness. A father's son must be obedient religious and illustrious.  The Shishya or younger brother like Lakshman must be ready for austerities. The servant must have the highest humility in addition to perspiring service. A wife must be satisfactory in various aspects. A beloved must lose 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 a loss to find an expression about any idea of the duty of a child to the mother.

478. 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 Paramhamsa as Mother's child, to be with the world for full fifty years for any tests and experimentations.

479. Subsequently, the preaching and inculcating of the element of Universality was so very efficaciously done by All-powerful Swami Shree Vivekanand, who brushed away all the dust of centuries in the shape of impurities, in individual religions and sects and sub-sects, and brought about the element of Universality.

480. 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, so indisputably proved by Paramahamsa, who also planted the seeds of universality, by his undertaking the devotion of the various deities, and showing same reverence to the Founders of every important religion and to religion itself.

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