There is an unfortunate trend that is developing among the youngsters as far as religiosity is concerned, which is very alarming. It is also one of the reasons for so many unhappiness events that we hear and read about many people's lives today. Most of them think that having a good bank balance is all that is needed. All other aspects of life , like leading a disciplined life , upholding righteousness in day-to-day life , to be within the family or outside etc., are missing. Modern generation has a problem of getting attracted to so many unrighteous activities because of its inherent associations with materialistic pleasures. Why not acquire good bank balance of Mai's Grace by involving in good deeds, good thoughts, good words, etc. instead.
Remember any bad action has its different degree of degeneration, as its original cause. Some bed actions might have taken place , only because of some unavoidable circumstances , or compulsion or fear. It may often be , you are not otherwise so bad, but there was some accidental outflow . It may sometimes be , you were too lazy and indifferent , or too dull-headed, to stop or see the badness of a bad action. All these are milder varieties; but a deliberate bad action maneuvered intellectually, cleverly, systematically and secretly, is one that is a positive proof of your badness and is most formidable and is unforgivable by Mother. Saint Shri Maiji says," Weakness may be tolerated but wickedness has to be annihilated , eliminated."
Maiji has further said that for Indians and Hindus their very backbone is Religion. All the best that is sought has to come through religiosity. We have no idea of religious greatness as tremendous centuries old divine supernatural force , - quite a different thing from the worldly force of money, intellect, militarism and physical brutality. Our highest protective force is our religiosity. Unfortunately, devotion to God and Guru in real sense, are lacking very much and is the last priorities. People approach God only when they need. Otherwise they are totally indifferent to anything related to God , like daily prayers, family religious gathering to worship their deity, daily worship, visit to holy places by the whole family, thanksgiving to one's Guru and God for the grace received etc. Happiness and peace of mind can not be achieved materialistically.
That is the wrong modern mentality. These are spiritualistic acquisitions.
It is worth remembering here one of the quotations of Swami Vivekananda:
" Real well-being of India will commence from the day, the worship of Divine Mother will truly begin ".
What was this prophecy about; when in India, people were already worshipping Mother for centuries in thousands of temples. If people have deep sense , it was a prophecy about the new conception of the Divine Mother, the new requirement of propitiating and the new method of worship, which were to truly begin under MAI-ISM that was soon following .So let none of us ever fail to ensure that, that day has truly begun in all our lives.
JAY MAI JAY MARKAND MAI
MAI MARG, UNIVERSAL MAI-ISM TRUST, MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTACRUZ (WEST), MUMBAI 400054, INDIA.