Guru indispensable

 

Returning to the Founder’s daily diet-like subject of deep thinking over religious experiences , to form his own conclusions, the Founder can’t be satisfied,” If it is all a question of one’s own will, why does anyone need even the Guru?? Why can one not perfect one’s own powers, by considering oneself as Mother or God??”

Founder decided perhaps, for development of one’s muscles, etc. a big mirror is indispensable .Guru may do nothing, but he is indispensable. It is that clay image of Guru Drona द्रोण which made the hunter powerful enough to defeat Arjuna अर्जुन .

 

For sometime, though not with full seriousness, he began to think about “The theory of Guru Vaakya Sidddhi गुरू वाक्य सिध्दी .” It meant this,” If you have a faith that your Guru is God and simply go on pleasing him, you need not have the same views and beliefs and living as his or as he advises,. You need not be obeying .Guru must be loving you  and very generally wishing the desires be fulfilled , without any special effort or concentration or prayer to Mother , on the part of the disciple. Guru’s promise and your faith that his promise will not go unfulfilled , are enough for any worldly success. ” That is what it comes to , although we may fully believe  the theory to be flaw-ful some where .One more slip and it leads us to western semi-atheistic theory of “Individual Will Power.”

Founder did feel there was some flaw, somewhere. This theory, so to say, dispensed with God and Religion and even the need of a man-to-man happy relationship. Where was the flaw?? The Founder constantly tried to locate the flaw. The flaw was detected one day. It is this, the day due to some reason or another , the idea of Godhood in Guru disappears, the whole fabric collapses; and that is most natural, as any Guru is after all, a human being. Such borrowed religiosity is only quite a temporary phase in life, like some Abu Hasan being made an Emperor for one day, the next day he is again the beggar in the street . Like the heavenly child of Love, Religiosity also comes and goes at it wills. One cannot give any satisfactory explanation for its coming or going. In some cases , the Founder has seen there is a huge religious  wave of irresistible force due to  a strong placatory  or prarabdha प्रारब्ध  influence. It is temporary and persons again revert to their natural plane with a strong reaction.

EXTRACT FROM THE BOOK : MAI-ISM

AUTHOR : MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND

MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ WEST MUMBAI 400054 INDIA