Ghost and God

It is to examine how beautifully Ma-Mahajnan explains things of great interest. We recorded those in tapes and cassettes from time to time and listened to feel ourselves enriched in very may ways. Under any circumstances she expounds the matters for great interest and it all seems thought-provoking and ever enlightening. Now let us follow what she has purported.

*If it so happens, you feel; if not, you make others feel. What're you about? You feel. I make others feel. When caught up in the conflict of passions, you feel. You fail to make others feel. Once you've conquered the passions, you no longer feel, you make others feel. Do you follow?" That is to say, you first sacrifice your passions and get steady. Courage will come of itself.*

*Now spread the idea broadcast. Once you become well-versed, you make me feel. "I see what he can be given next, what will keep him contented. He's, indeed, not a boy to spend his time idly. Having finished his task, he'll immediately look after another. Does what's worth doing. He must not be tempted by anything whatsoever." Look here, you make me feel.*

This is how the lessons of 'Ma-Mahajnan' once set us thinking in a bit different way. As soon as we asked anything, we got the answers immediately and in original form. It was all so spontaneous that unless one perceived those at that time one wouldn't find so very meaningful. However, let's follow the sub-headings one by one and get the essence of truth in brief.

Fear makes us ponder, Reason conquers:

Mother--Fear, ghost, God--that's all we are talking about, isn't it? Ghosts arise from fear. So, too, does God. How?

If a mind is submissive, devotional and meek, then that fear resorts to God. And if in course of life it deviates ever so little, immediately a ghost starts up.

When we talk of a ghost, we think of a shadowy shape. God, too, appears in a shadowy shape. If a 'shadowy shape' stands both for a ghost and God, how are you going to make a distinction between the two? Hence, you can well understand, if you make the least slip in measuring the distance as you go along the road, ghost and God, God and ghost both get mixed up. If you look sharp as you go along the road, this fear will lead you to God.

There isn't anything like ghost, or God. There's nothing in either. But both are needed for practical purposes. 'There's no ghost'—It's quite hard to see through this little mystery. It takes a lot of time. One must have that questioning mind. It's not a matter for ordinary nerves.

What have mummy, granny, papa, grandpa said—"There are ghosts, Oh yes. There is God, Oh sure." Fear of ghost is, indeed, always in mind. And about God? Where are those ears that we should listen with! He is engrossed with himself.

There are many mysteries, extremely arduous to unravel. Either very simple or too difficult. How long a man can live! Where's time to spare!


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 value 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: 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’-- “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. 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, along with his brothers and sisters of Ashram and Temple, 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; An Inaugural Member as a Leading Philosopher of the World : 2006; International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England; Invited to join The XXII World Congress of Philosophy 2008, held in Seoul, Korea, from 30 July to 5 August, 2008.