Firmly established and firm establisher.
The peculiarity of Mother's path is that once you have enrolled yourself you may from time to time get tired, disheartened and leave of exertions and return to lethargy or natural slow evolutionary progress and to the laissez faire policy but She would not leave you. She will make you get up and She will not leave you till you have done your evolutionary work. She will drag you and drive you whether you will or not till you finally reach your goal.
This reminds me of a funny story about Maayaa माया .
Once two disciples of a sage on a river bank saw in the river flood something like a black blanket being dragged away. Naturally in their poor condition and cold winter one of them was tempted. He went into the river, caught the blanket but could not come out and the poor fellow was bawling out and was being dragged away downstream. Seeing the danger the other disciple on the bank shouted out instructions :-
" Kamaliku chhoda do " = कमलीको ( कम्बलीको ) छोड दो । " Leave off and let go the blanket ".
He answered , " Maai ne to chhod diyaa hai, magar kamali muze nahi chhodati " = मैने तो छोड दीया है मगर कमली ( कम्हली ) मुझे नही छोडती । " I have long since let her go, but she does not leave me. "
The fact was that what looked like the blanket was a black she-bear.
Such is Maayaa माया , such is woman and such is Mother. The wisest man's wisdom lies in securing their Grace and saving themselves.
My friend Sharadbhai S. Desai came to scoff one day. He jocularly told me " Will you not give a picture of Mother to me for worship ?" I could not deny, but once I gave him I had to apologize to Mother after his departure least he might instead of worshipping simply hang the picture in a line with Gohar Jan ( Actress ) or some other cinema star. He scoffingly ran " in the river for the blanket."
What is man's most tempestuous and rebellious nature before Mother's Grace ! Obligations over obligations, miracles after miracles, made the wolf to be the lamb. Marriage got settled, money for marriage came forth, earning avenue opened up, enemies became friends.
After only a fortnight, Mr. Desai who is a very humorous man came to me and very laughingly told me ," I came to scoff, but your Mother has caught me from the neck , lifted me up and made me walk on the thread line She laid out".
I answered him laughingly " Kamali nahi chhodegi ". कमली नही छोडेगी । "The blanket will not leave you ". Kamali कमली is also the diminutive name of Kamalaa कमला , one of the names of Mother.
ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 660
JAY MAI JAY MARKAND MAI. MOTHER BLESS ALL.
EXTRACT FROM THE BOOK : MOTHER AND MOTHER'S THOUSAND NAMES MAI AND MAI SAHASRANAM
AUTHOR : MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND
MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ (WEST), MUMBAI 400054 INDIA