We read many articles everyday to know what Spirituality is; so many books to enlighten us in the true sense of Spirituality. Unfortunately we fail to elevate our mind to that desired level. What’s it indeed? Yes, the oneness of our mind that retains and realizes something to get expounded itself in words and we express our thoughts and feelings, especially, in the face of any problematic issue. Litmus test is automatically made over during any crisis period.

There should be consistency in what we say and do at every moment. This very balance is to be retained all the while. So-called great men at present may differ in opinion but there is no option to this state of affair we are supposed to uphold. It’s, in fact, a long process and life enduring activities amid adversities. It has been truly assessed that vision coupled with action alone causes transformation. Without perfect union of vision and action no transformation could ever be possible and would ever be.

Sadly, seldom have we listened, there’s no question of learning about anything. We fail to cultivate within, since we are born with tremendous knowledge. There is death of essential commodities—price hike is no factor, confrontation of economical and political issues do not matter much; even a little teens of every society today has enough knowledge to solve any problem we face. How very inconceivable appears the environment!

Well, what’s the reason behind this catastrophe? In brief, it’s nothing but computer aided competitive world. We know just with a click more about what we are taught in the classes. Mobile and iPad have enhanced the speed. Teachers are not serious enough to teach the students. There are profuse things to attract both the student and the teacher to enjoy life full to the brim. Not to speak of Nation, transforming Self is obviously a far-fetched idea.

If we are “physically fit, emotionally strong, intellectually refined, culturally rooted, actively patriotic and spiritually uplifted with the vision of universal oneness, we will be revitalized.” According to Swami Mitrananda of the Chinmaya Yuva Kendra it seems to be a dream. How melodious all this sounds! Unfortunately, we are faced with so many problems on our way to long journey. Individually, we often fail to overcome those and amid helplessness can not lift us from the pit of frustration.

Let us contemplate on what Ma-Mahajnan expounds in a state of ‘Conscious Trance’. “It starts from the very beginning. It’ll be of little avail, if you make such a late start. It all begins with the parents. They come first. Once you are aware of this fact, you’ve to exercise your judgment from the very beginning of conception. So you have to. Why? How to bring forth a noble child? Next, how to bring it up and on what lines? There lies, indeed, the duty of the parents, their charge.”

That duty and that charge they have cast into the ditch. Strangely, the ideal is no more than a word with them. In fact they follow the beaten track like a herd of sheep.—“Haven’t I got to eat, dress, rest and sleep? How can I take time off to bring up a child in that way?” They don’t care to do that. They can’t. They won’t. But if one brings up one’s child on the right lines, it doesn’t prove to be too taxing.”

As you say, if you can manage to bring a child’s life under some sort of discipline—reduce it to a certain pattern, its heady passion and excitement of youth are a good deal curbed, they are kept away. At that time of life the blood heaves up like a tidal wave, but the embankment has been built in such a way that it holds back the tide washing up against it. Why so? Well, the embankment has been firmly built.”

But if it isn’t there, when a youth feels passion, it swamps the bank. He can no longer resist. The result is, if he comes to understand at all, it happens a good deal later. Huh, how brief is his remorse! He then says, what was to happen have happened. He was to act like that, so he has. What does it matter after all? But in the last hour, the cruel truth comes home. The last hour teaches the bitter lesson; it doesn’t pass without doing it. If one lives an orderly life, the last hour has no such lesson to teach.”

If you don’t form the character from the very first, but try to form it getting maturity, how can it be at all possible! Form yourself in an ordinary way. If that is done, the extraordinary will come of it. The eternal will follow in the footstep of the extraordinary. There’s nothing to worry about. But if you turn your eyes towards the eternal all at once, what effect can it produce! That’s not wise at all. That’s a mistake.

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Author's Bio: 

Ma-Mahajnan, a matchless spiritual genius, expressed her entire creation in a state of "Conscious Trance” which has all been stuffed with matters of highly philosophical values and related with strong literary sense. She could not attend even Primary School due to extreme poverty. Strangely, she was taught all by herself in the School of Nature. The weird and wonderful life is possibly the souse of her vast experience and profound realization. She was born on 17 July, 1928 and passed away on 22 January, 2011.

Listen to what Ma-Mahajnan said once: “I may as well tell you in advance; I haven’t read about any Yoga, I am, in fact, innocent of any learning. Just believe me; you should know this in advance. In fact, if you speak in English, I won’t understand that. I am a perfect ignoramus.” Listen to what I tell you briefly about the early phase. Listen first about my life. I was married off at the age of thirteen. I was the second wife, my husband married for the second time and thus I came into his family. I didn’t get any chance for schooling.” You’ll perhaps weep to hear how I came as a wife, driven by utter poverty or how they packed me off. After that all at once I slowly progressed in the domain of that ‘Nothingness’.--Please refer to “I’m the Mother; the Nothingness, too.”

Asokananda Prosad, Ma-Mahajnan's first disciple, is an engineer, a philosopher and a philanthropist. Being the missing son—the eldest and the first disciple of Great Ma-Mahajnan, he has had to shoulder so many burdens of Ashram and Temple. Of course, there are few brothers and sisters, very sincere and honest, intelligent and industrious. They help him in every way. He has long been translating Works of Ma-Mahajnan, written in Bengali, into English. The Mother didn’t just put those in black and white, but simply expressed, extempore and spontaneous, in a state of “Conscious Trance” and Asokananda got those tape-recorded.

Director of Pub. Div. : Adarsha Prokashani; Editor of Journals : Nandan Kanan & Sudhi Sahitya; General Secretary : Ma-Mahajnan Vishwa Kalyan Trust; Secretary : Society for the Formation of Character and Sequence; Independent Scholar : Philosophy Documentation Center, Ohio, USA; Member : Amnesty International India and Online Action Center AIUSA; Invited to Frankfurter Book Fair, Germany, to join the symposium on Indian Literature, held on and from September 26 to 28, 1986; An Inaugural Member as a Leading Philosopher of the World : 2006; International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England; Selected as one among the Asian/American Who’s Who; Invited to join The XXII World Congress of Philosophy 2008, held in Seoul, Korea, from 30 July to 5 August, 2008; Invited to join The 5 th World Congress of Psychotherapy 2008,to be held in Beijing, China, from October 12 to 15 of 2008;