The Mother’s Way
The mother has a very important role in the life of her children. They look to her as a nurturer and sustainer. It is through the mother that they first learn what it means to be loved.
Their emotional welfare is very important to her, and a wise mother always wants what’s best for them.
When they fall, she helps them up and bandages their wounds. When they are sick, she nurses them to health, and when they are sad, she listens and speaks words of encouragement.
How much more so is the Love of the Divine Mother! Her mode is different than that of a human mother for Her love is based on universal principles and applies to all of God’s children.
Her discrimination is unique in her ability to perceive the best path for a new age and the beginning of a new stage of spiritual development for the world. This is a role that she takes with profound seriousness as any mother would who cares for her own.
The Mother’s Way is a new path or a new way of thinking that encompasses the East and the West.
The Christians only have a bird’s eye view of the Creator for He only lived three and a half years after He began His ministry and much of what He said has been misinterpreted by Paul.
The concept, “For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God,” is not helpful for sadhana. How does a mother help a child grow emotionally and spiritually if they are shamed for being who they are?
All have not sinned, and it is possible to live an entire lifetime without sinning if one follows ahimsa or non-harm in all of his or her dealings.
So, we are not all sinners. The basis that Christ died for the atonement of sin then becomes a myth.
There is no such thing as atonement for sin for each soul must experience the repercussion of sinful actions whether it be negative karma or a fall from grace or yoga, which leads a soul into the dark regions of the animal kingdom for rebirth. With either one, the soul reflects over time and doesn’t repeat the offense.
The only real atonement is during samadhi when the work has been completed and the soul is purified. That is when the Mother says, “Well done, my child. Enter into everlasting peace for you have conquered the ego, and you are free at last.”
The Christians speak of a personal relationship with Jesus, but God does not dwell in the heart by way of some gift of salvation. The relationship is an impersonal one for each soul has an Atman, as well as an ego, and this Atman is impersonal to the soul.
The Atman is the lifeline to the Creator and that includes all of humanity. That is the real salvation for without the Atman, there would be no life.
The East has taken it a bit too far in the other direction by stating we are all divine. We are not all divine, but we are eternal.
The soul has a subtle body given by the Creator and within the subtle body are the chakras. At the top or over the seventh chakra, lies the individual but impersonal Atman who is, indeed, divine.
Over the course of lifetimes, these chakras open and samadhi happens when the soul meets the Atman and purges the ego within the soul. It is only then that the soul becomes divine, and not before.
At that time, the soul does not return to its Source and becomes one with Brahman as Hindus believe. That concept would mean the end of my own personal existence, for each soul, continues to grow into eternity as their own individual with unique attributes that are their own and becomes more powerful and glorious as time goes by.
It is also at that time when the soul is said to be neither male nor female, for the Atman, who is the overseer, is neither male nor female since there is no need for procreation in Heaven.
So, we do not merge with Brahman, but we become like demi-gods, and forever grow into our own personification of Brahman in the Universe. This is why the Hindus state that Atman and Brahman are one. It is figurative, not literal.
It is important that mutual respect find its way into the world among males and females for, in the end, we are all created equal in the eyes of God. He does not show partiality to males or females.
Oppression is not the Father’s way and certainly not the Mother’s. It’s deeply saddening to see this daily and not just see it but to experience it.
The four paths of religion have led to a fifth path or The Mother’s Way which doesn’t stray from the Creator’s teachings but enhances their usefulness, to help the soul on its journey toward wholeness.
This is what all the four religions teach whether it be the concept of Heaven or Brahman or Nirvana, for in the end, what really happens is the soul is made whole, and that is what every Atman seeks most inside of the soul, or what the East calls the end of duality.
The most important is the practice of ahimsa or non-harm. If one follows that path alone, one will see progress in their sadhana or soul growth.
There are ways to speed up one’s sadhana through the chakras, but ahimsa is a very important aspect of all the paths.
What is ahimsa? It’s refraining from harming another soul’s progress. I have offended a lot of egos, but I have never hurt another soul’s progress and that is non-harm. This is what produces negative karma or possibly sin and a fall from grace or yoga, in some cases.
There are karmic repercussions to lying, cheating, and stealing. God also hates the destruction of property. Why destroy the resources of another that are needed to live? Whatever causes suffering to another is harmful, and for the soul, too, engaging in the act.
Bearing false witness against another can have severe karmic repercussions depending on the level of damage that was done as a result. Many have lost their jobs, homes, and families because of it, even to the point of imprisonment.
If the injured person takes their own life, then the injury escalates to murder which is the most severe. I’ve seen this on social media many times. It has become an engine of hatemongering and misunderstandings.
Even if something is factual, don’t hate them. Embodiment is a limiting condition. No one outside of the Avatar can live life perfectly and even He was subjected to societal pressures and the worldview in each Incarnation.
The Old Testament speaks of good and bad karma such as a verse from Exodus. “I, the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquities of the father on the children, on the third and fourth generations of those who hate me, but showing loving kindness to thousands of generations, to those who love me and keep my commandments.”
God does not hold a child accountable for a father’s actions any more than the family lineage. It’s talking about rebirth, where it says third and fourth generations.
“And if a man injures his neighbor, just as he has done, so it shall be done to him.” For a life taken, a life will be required.
Even at that point, God is benevolent and would not sentence them to an eternity in hell. He is their Father too and loves each one with an unfathomable and eternal love.
Once the soul sees the error of its ways, the Father returns the soul to where it was, and they experience a new humility that only strengthens their sadhana for future growth.
A mother’s choice is to protect her children so don’t stray to the point of harming others for who can save you from the Father’s wrath?
How many children look to their mothers when they are being disciplined? A wise mother turns her head, yet she still suffers with them.
Like Jesus, the Mother experienced hell, but not the Christian hell. She overcame death by not dying and living to tell the world what hell really feels like.
It’s not a place of fire and brimstone but a cutting off of one’s own person to where they can’t think or feel or reason. It’s being cast into a lower creation that cuts off the life within the soul, not the body. It is the closest thing to spiritual death that a person could feel.
What she experienced was not in her bodily state but in her being state. How much more suffering it must have felt since there were no chakras to close!
She was denied access to Heaven, and her own Source which was the only survival she had. It was at that time that she fell into a comatose state for the suffering was so severe, that there was nothing else she could do.
This comatose state lasted for three days and eventually, she arose from the ashes of anger and desperation which was not a three-day ordeal but many years. No one can understand that level of suffering outside of the Creator.
There is nothing that feels worse than the agony of losing one’s being state. It strips a person of their very essence as a person. They lose everything and it may go on for millions of years.
Don’t commit evil or harm no matter how much you want vindication. Let God be your vindicator and follow ahimsa in all your dealings for there is no clearer path to Heaven and away from hell.
Sadhana should not be about undertaking suffering as a choice. If suffering is orchestrated by the Atman and God, it will lead to soul growth but that is not the point of sadhana, for it shouldn’t happen often.
The bodhisattva may suffer the most from the world while in divine madness, but even theirs is not a conscious choice.
It was unfortunate for the bodhisattvas like Edgar Allen Poe who had nowhere to turn or understand him in the day he lived in.
It’s unfortunate now, too, for the bodhisattvas today who are labeled by psychologists as clinically depressed or some other psychological issue. They have no one to understand them and accept their diagnosis, for they have difficulty understanding it themselves.
An important point of this teaching is practicing sadhana in such a way that through wise choices one can escape suffering in most lifetimes.
A person can live life in a way that enhances their sadhana. Life and spiritual growth should be an enjoyable experience, too, not just suffering.
Still, there are some lifetimes where suffering will be unavoidable, and don’t think in those lifetimes that you must have done something wrong and are being punished, for, in sadhana, three lifetimes may be given to the unavoidable or even untimely death. If the suffering was avoidable, and you chose not to listen, then that was your choice.
There is an important admonition of this in one of the ten commandments of Moses that was brought down from Mt. Sinai.
The fifth commandment is, “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God has given you.” He wasn’t just speaking of an earthly father and mother, but a Heavenly one as well.
It’s not ironic that the fifth commandment is also the fifth path and is the only commandment that speaks of the Mother for even Moses foretold her appearance three thousand years before.
What did he say after? That your days may be long. Listening to the Father and Mother is always the wisest choice and when the Mother speaks, she speaks for the Father as well.
There is also striking symbolism in the story of Jesus feeding the multitude with five loaves and two fish. The five loaves symbolize the five paths of religion and the two fish represent the Father and the Mother. This is the internal meaning of this miracle.
There is also a depiction of this in the wedding feast where Jesus changed the water into wine. The internal meaning of the wedding feast is the celebration of the Father and Mother in Unification.
It’s recorded as saying the master of the feast (Brahman) called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.”
It is through the Father’s work and the Mother encapsulating the East and the West that she’s able to bring the fifth and most essential to the world.
There will be many more teachings, but they will always align with universal truths and the path of the soul, for it is the good wine. If another is brought, discard it as heresy for even Paul brought the wrong representations of Jesus’ ministry.
His interpretations remind me of the cliché, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”
Where the Creator is the Alpha or beginning, the Creatrix is the Omega and the end, or the completion of the Deity, which is not what the Christians presume.
They may never accept that the Omega represents the Divine Mother any more than the Jews will ever accept Christ.
The fifth path is likened to a child who runs to his father and seeks permission to venture away from home. What is the father’s reply? “Go ask your mother.”
The Divine Mother is the interface or bridge between God and all of creation, including the demi-gods. She is the Ark of the Covenant, and it is She who possesses the Holy Grail.
Ramakrishna honored the Mother for He foretold her appearance and that She would be the next Incarnation. How did He do it? By His devotion. He even followed all four paths and, in the end, chose the Mother above all.
Who is the Mother? It’s every female you meet unless she proves otherwise. Treat all with the same respect for one day, it might really be her, and you don’t want to be ashamed at her awakening.
In this new era, the Creator has given the spiritual development of His creation to Sita-Radha-Kali, who is also the Divine Mother and brings the fifth and universal path of the soul.
Her many faces represent the levels or depths of her being-state, which is specifically fashioned after the Creator in such a way that even the angels look to her for spiritual growth.
The Incarnation is the Perfect Personification of Brahman who was Jesus, Mohammed, the Buddha, and Krishna. He was Ramakrishna and many other births in between.
Should Shakti be given any less respect? Like the Male Incarnation, she does not possess chakras or a subtle body but is fully fashioned after the Creator, which is why Ramakrishna gave her the highest honor and the deepest devotion.
After ahimsa, each of the five paths teaches karma yoga as the basis of good sadhana. Karma yoga involves acts of kindness that after a period of time, begin to flow as a part of one’s being-state.
This initiates the chakras and growth process within the soul. It can also have a profound effect on the other person.
During my twenty-sixth year and up until this comatose state seven years later were the darkest years of this life. There was always a deep sense of desperation for a little bit of Heaven and goodness. It seemed the harder I looked, the worse the darkness became.
When my oldest son was around the age of nine, he brought me a gift. I opened the box, and it was a pendent he bought at the thrift shop on the way home from school and it cost all of fifty cents.
My first question was, “Where did you get this?” followed by, “Where did you get the money?” Once I concluded he followed ahimsa, I thanked him for the gift.
For the next two years, he continued to bring me gifts, including flowers, which I also questioned. He said, “The lady said I could have them.” I spoke with the neighbor, and she did, in fact, give him permission.
These gifts had a profound effect on me spiritually, not for the gift itself, but for the action initiated.
The devotion in these acts of kindness brought tears of joy and love in return. It felt like one traveling through the desert and desperately in need of water.
The water came in the form of a little boy, who unknowingly became an instrument of peace, in a world where there was none.
Karma yoga is also a useful form of penance for those who have harmed another, even after the worst of crimes.
If someone injures another, they can show the Father humility by showing and teaching others not to commit harm. This is the only form of penance the Father accepts.
One can release themselves from negative karma by committing themselves to good works. Feeling sorry or bad is only the beginning of penance. It doesn’t release one from karmic repercussions unless it’s followed by acts of kindness, and the more the better.
Karma yoga should be done with the right intent, which is to improve the condition of others. In other words, there is no point system with God. One can’t go in a fit of rage and harm another, repent, do twenty-five good deeds to counteract it, and be done.
True karma yoga is a life of service that doesn’t keep score. With selfish intentions, it still may produce good results as far as the world, but for one’s own spiritual growth, the results are limiting.
Acts of kindness should not be misunderstood as a sacrifice, for they propel the doer’s own spiritual growth. It has a dual effect for it brings joy to others and jump-starts the growth process within the soul.
Sacrifice, on the other hand, may have a profound effect on the world or many people, but it may not improve the being state initially.
When sacrifice leads to suffering, the distress becomes severe for purification in the short term, though it may increase one’s growth and wisdom for future lives.
Choosing a martyr’s path reaps poor decisions and wrecks the body, which should be particularly guarded against by those in divine madness.
So, is your intent to change the world and make it a better place, which is a sacrifice, or make little changes in others’ lives that bring peace and joy to the world while increasing your own?
Sometimes, sacrifice is necessary, but let that be something that doesn’t happen often. If it does, you won’t have to go looking for it, for in three lifetimes, it will find you.
There are many in the world who sacrifice by fasting for long periods of time. I fasted for twenty-eight days and I know there is no spiritual growth or awakening that comes from it. Short fasts, on the other hand, can be very beneficial for the body and mind.
The bodhisattva, while in divine madness, make poor choices regarding the material world. Even then, it will inspire and uplift the world, which may be the intent of the Atman all along.
Once the soul begins to settle, the transformation moves into the last stage or a buddhisattva. It’s not a change in the being state but one of perception. It’s the calm before the storm of samadhi and final ascension.
It’s in this stage, that the divine madness has settled, and they bring their greatest gift to the world, which is a teaching or wisdom that brought them through the chakras and divine madness.
Unlike Edgar Allen Poe, Swami Ramdas made it to the final stage in the same lifetime. He spent most of his life in divine madness and in the latter few years, brought a divine teaching to the world. His life was exemplary of enduring a life of sacrifice with peace and love.
The world needs more karma yoga. It inspires and uplifts the giver and the receiver while bringing peace to the world, which is desperately needed. It can also be practiced along with other yogas.
For example, one could combine karma yoga and bhakti for additional soul growth. In truth, many of us are already performing karma yoga every day, whether it is positive or not.
Selfless service is not denying one’s physical needs. The body needs food, water, clothing, housing, and medical care.
It’s only when one’s own physical needs are met, can karma yoga become an active form of selfless service to the world. Before then, the most selfless action a person can take is securing employment to meet the needs of the body, so as not to burden society.
So let it be that a person should work for the four necessities of life but the fifth, medical care, should be free.
There is no reason why a person should work all their life, fall ill at some point, and end up bankrupt and possibly homeless, due to medical bills. A government that can but refuses to provide this is reprehensible and offensive to God.
If one is too sick to work, then society should care for them as they would their own, for we are all spiritual brothers and sisters.
We are all following the universal path of the soul no matter what our personal beliefs are, and each soul follows this path of growth, no matter what religion they adhere to.
So let all your actions be selfless and always do your best. This is what God honors most, no matter where you are in your sadhana. Always think humbly that another might be better, but never be ashamed of who or where you are on the path.
Learning and growing is a forever progress for all, including the demi-gods and angels, and no one knows this better than the Mother.