Yes, we should agree to what has been uttered by Sunandaji. But we can not have better understanding within so easily. It requires long practices amid awakened awareness. How very difficult we comprehend that follow an ideal or dedicate to a mission. Over and above, we are born to act according to the capital stored by our parents before our birth. Sometimes it makes vast difference. Let me quote from Ma-Mahajnan, a great spiritual genius, just to make things little clear. During catechism once she purported thus in a state of ‘Conscious Trance’.

Ma-Mahajnan : What do you want to make known anew? He, who knows, needs little help to know. He, who doesn’t, never does. Well, you’ll of course say in reply how to help one, who doesn’t know. You’ll seek the means of how to make others known. All right. Now, what are those means where lies that easy way?

To live in the realm of non-desire is difficult. Very true. Man is all the time sunk in seeking and getting. Well, he again can attain to that state of humanity—that super manhood. Now the easy way is to lessen down within him that craving for seeking and getting. How is this ‘lessening down’ to be effected? He can’t do it all by himself. If somebody can, very good, nothing can be finer. But if he can’t, he has to take help of somebody who can. You want to find out what kind of help that’s going to be. So you request me to suggest a few ways for rendering this help.

Well, what is meant by ‘duty perfectly done’? Who is greater—ideal house-holder or ideal ‘sanyasi’- a monk? No house holder is an ideal one. No home appears to be an ideal, indeed. In the name of ideal they pursue, it’s the very reverse.

We may love something but don’t take that away into our home. Everybody loves truth. This is very true. But what sort of love is that? Well, when we walk about the streets of a town, we love everything green that we see on either side. When we are about to take one of the specimens into our home, we ask ourselves—is it worthwhile, should we take it, should we? So many questions to answer! Where such ordinary things assail our mind in this way, how is it possible for us to tackle what is extraordinary? Even if we love it, we cannot possibly get a hold on it. How can we bring it home? We cannot. Nobody can. None can make their way across the jungle.

Prosad : The theme of non-desire is vast in its scope. But with such great power as you possess, you alone can possibly condense it within manageable limits and pass it on to the sphere of desire. Through such means it may be possible to bring the individual desire under control. If I didn’t come into your life, I couldn’t have developed this view about religion or truth. As soon as it comes to religion, a man faces or makes an impossible situation either in world or in society. This is what I’ve realized during my long stay in your ennobling contact.
Ma-Mahajnan : Not that, why do you make a mistake? Religion is just to measure the normal steps, to build up the household in an orderly manner. That’s indeed, religion, pure and simple—religion in its original state. From this originality one can reach into the eternal. It is in the matter of this beginning that man finds himself falling short of the standard.

The perfect household. If it happens to be not so perfect at all—the kind of perfection I’m talking about—it doesn’t matter. You won’t even find perfection, judging by the ordinary standard. What very little a man does keeps him all the time busy. Why they so much are engaged, what’s the cause?

Of course you can here bring in another question—that of intellect. If a man is lacking in that, what can he possibly do? That’s all there’s to it. But intellect? I don’t find any reason in its support. In support of intellect, I mean. Do you follow?

If I can’t lead my own life following a certain pattern, would I be called at all a human being? Mind—it must rush alone with the speed of the wind. But what I desire is to hold it in check.

Prosad again interferes as he could often and Ma-Mahajnan has had no problem even being in a state of Trance.—No, it is the canal-water which can be trained to follow a course. What happens in the case of a mountain torrent? The idea of building an embankment is a farce.

Ma-Mahajnan: No, why do you say like that? 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 has 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.

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;