Wednesday, April 9, 2014

PARDON SEEKING PRAYER OF DIVINE MOTHER / अपराधक्षमास्तुति स्तोत्र

PARDON SEEKING PRAYER  / अपराधक्षमास्तुतिस्तोत्र 

अपराधसहस्राणि क्रियन्ते अहर्निशं मया । दासो अहमिति मां मत्वा क्षमस्व परमेश्वरी ।।
Thousands of misunderstandings, huge blunders, crimes and sins are perpetually being done by us. Pardon us them all with the consideration that " We are thy wicked children".
आवाहनं न जानामि न जानामि विसर्जनम । पूजा चैव न जानामि क्षम्यतां परमेश्वरी ।।
मन्त्रहीनं क्रियाहीनं भक्तिहीनं सुरेश्वरि । यत्पूजितं मया माई परिपूर्णं तदस्तु मे ।।
We do not know the inviting or parting formality ceremony or courtesy. We do not know how to worship. We do something  somehow, without scriptural observances, ceremony or devotion.Ye Mother of Infinite Mercy !! pardon us.
अपराधशतं कृत्वा जगदम्बेति चोच्चरेत ।  यां गति समवाप्नोति न तां ब्रह्मादयः सुराः ।।
Having committed hundreds of sins and crimes, Thy devotees who repeat  Jagadamba - Jay Mai - are given a forgiveness which is unimaginable by Brahma,principal deities and others.
सापराधो अस्मि शरणं प्राप्तस्त्वां जगदम्बिके । इदानीमनुकम्प्यो अहं यथेच्छसि तथा कुरू ।। 
Full of sins we are, but we have surrender ourselves to Thee. We are to be pitied for what we have done. Do with us as Thou wishest.
अज्ञानाद्विस्मृतेभ्रान्त्या यन् न्यूनाधिकं कृतम् । तत्सर्वं क्षम्यतां माई प्रसीद परमेश्वरी ।।
Whatever more or less, action or omission, as a result of ignorance, forgetfulness, misunderstanding, indolence, etc. happens in our case or proceeds from us, please pardon us for  that [ and set all right considering Thy own greatness and Thy universal fame of Mercifulness  and Forgiveness and the universal belief about Thy own never-failing grace ] .
 मार्कण्डमाई जगन्मातः सच्चिदानंदविग्रहे । गृहाणार्चामिमां प्रीत्या प्रसीद परमेश्वरी ।।
Thou art the fulfiller and controller of desires. Thou art the Mother of the whole universe, Thou art existence, knowledge and bliss.Please accept our worship made blissful by the love which thou bearest to thy children.
गुह्यातिगुह्यगोपत्री त्वं गृहाणास्मात्कृतं जपम् । सिध्दिर्भवतु मे माई त्वत्प्रसादात्सुरेश्वरि ।। जय माई ।
जय माई जय मार्कण्ड माई
Thou art mystery of mysteries and Thy mercy is inconceivable of all inconceivables, Thou art the protectress of protectionists. Accept whatever is done by us as best, and by Thy grace . Oh Mother, let our truest welfare and victory be achieved.
जय माई जय मार्कण्ड माई
EXTRACTS FROM   माई सहस्रनाम पठणम्  / PHALASHRUTI / [ FIRST EDITION 20 MARCH 1953 ]
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Thursday, April 3, 2014

MOTHER'S MEDITATION

MOTHER'S MEDITATION
SMRITI DHYAANA स्मृति ध्यान 
(1) Lasat Kachaa लसत्कचा - With Thy hair adorned with champaka flowers
(2) Kanat-Kotir कनत् कोटीर - With Thy crown of Kuruvinda Mani gems resplendent
(3) Ashtami Chandra अष्टमीचन्द्र - With Thy forehead like crescent shaped moon
(4) Mriga Naabhi मृगनाभि - With the musk tiny mark, like moon-spot
(5) Toran Chillikaa  तोरणचिल्लिका - With Thy eyebrows like green auspicious buntings as entrance arches of the palace of Kaam Raaja 
(6) Meenaabha Lochanaa मीनाभलोचना - With Thy eyes like playful and speedy fishes playing in the beautious 
lake of the face
(7) Naasaa नासा - With Thy beautifully attractive nose like the fresh new blown champak flower 
(8) Taaraa Kaanti ताराकान्ति - With Thy nose jewel excelling the splendid Mars star 
(9) Karna Poora  कर्णपूर - With Thy ears decked at top with Kadamba clusters 
(10) Taatanka ताटंक - With Thy ear-rings representing Sun and Moon
(11) Kapol कपोल - With Thy cheeks that eclipse the Padma Raga brightness  
(12) Bimbshree बिम्बश्री - With Thy lips, which put the colour of fresh Corals and Bimba fruit to shame
(13) Dwijpankti द्विजपंक्ति -With Thy two teeth rows like buds
(14) Karpoora Vitikaa कर्पूरवीटीका - With Thy betel leaves in Thy mouth, the fragrance whereof maddens the deities of all directions 
(15) Manda Smitaa मन्दस्मिता - With Thy soft sweet  smile, which in its fulness of Glory enchants Thy devotees
(16) Kachchhapi कच्छपी -  With Thy sweetish word. More musical and sweet than any musical Instrument
(17) Chibuka चिबुक - With Thy Chin which Thy devotees catch to turn Thy face forcefully towards themselves
(18) Greevaa ग्रीवा - With Thy neck, which thy devotees bend on their hanging and swinging themselves, in group, most endearingly 
(19) Mangala Sutra मंगलसूत्र - With Thy sacred new thread, never to forsake Thy Devotees 
(20) Kanak Bhujaa कनकभुजा - With Thy soft and strong lovely arms, adorned with various ornaments 
(21) Lola Muktaavali लोलमुक्तावलि - With Thy necklaces of gems and gold having a dangling pearl
(22) Kuchadwayi कुचद्वयी - With Thy nectar reservoir breasts to suckle thy children
(23) Madhyamaa मध्यमा - With Thy waist which carries Thy children after the suckling stage
(24) Kati Vastra कटीवस्त्र - With Thy rosy tinted garment adoring Thy waist
(25) Kati-Patta-Bandha कटीपट्टबन्ध - With Thy belt of dazzling gems set in gold
(26) Kinkinikaa किंकिणिका - With sweetest music flowing from the jewelled bells connected with the belt
(27) Uru उरू - With Thy beautiful smooth and soft thighs, which form the lap for Thy further advanced children devotees
(28) Jaanu जानु - With Thy jewelled disc like knees which appear as frontal globes of the Divine Elephant
(29) Janghikaa जंघिका - With Thy calves like the sapphire studded quivers of the God of Love
(30) Gudha Gulphaa गूढगुल्फा -With Thy ankles strong and round 
(31) Noopoora नूपुर - With Thy anklets the tinkling music whereof and the dazzling light of the gems set wherein madden the ears and eyes of Thy devotees
(32) Koormaprishtaa कूर्मपृष्ठा - With Thy Lotus Feet, the convex side whereof is arched like the back of  a tortoise 
(33) Nakhadidhiti नखदीधिति - With Thy nails, brightest rays radiating wherefrom rush into the hearts of Thy devotees, and dispel their Darkness and ignorance 
(34) Paadaambujaa पादाम्बुजा - Finally, with Thy Lotus Feet the Final Refugee of Thy Devotees for the highest attainment of Light, Life and Love.
(35) Avyaaja Karunaa Murti अव्याजकरूणामूर्ति: - With Thy Innumerable and Impartial Mercifulness and Compassion 
(36) Bhukti-Mukti-Pradaayini भुक्तिमुक्तिप्रदायिनी - With Thy ever-readiness to devote the highest Enjoyment and Emancipation to Thy devotees

COMMENCING AND CONCLUDING PRAYER

( FREELY RENDERED POEM BY BRO. A.S. MUNDKUR )






Spurn me not MOTHER DEAR, 
From THY blessed LOTUS FEET.
Where else can I find a sympathetic ear ?
Where else safe retreat ?

Whom show the bleeding wounds,
Of my lacerated heart ?
How forget my bitter woes ? 
To whom open my pent-up mind ?

What to eat and where to sleep ?
Or where in silence weep ? 
Where find a seat, much less rest ?
Why live at all with a fallen crest ?

No, I will not leave Thee Mother Dear,
Who dares touch me or come so near,
Knowing me well as THINE own son ?
Futile will be Thy artful command,
Do THY worst but here let me die,
At THY FEET, saying " Mother " JAY MAI.

Defeat I own, my naughty son,
Wayward thou art, but thou hast won,
My lap throbs for thee, ever dear !
Come up, come up, have no fear.

Merciful MOTHER, I knew not THY lap's bliss,
As into this wide world I went forth,
There gained ample worldly wisdom,
Lost sweet innocence, Thy kingdom;
And my place on thy lap as a wicked son,
Oh ! accept me as I am, Blessed one.

EXTRACTS FROM THE BOOK : माई सहस्रनाम पठणम् 
First Edition : 1953
Publisher :- Universal Mai-ism Trust, Mai Niwas, Saraswati Road End, Santa-Cruz ( West ) MUMBAI 400054 INDIA

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Friday, March 28, 2014

GOD AS THE UNIVERSAL DIVINE MOTHER INSTALLATION / MAI-ISM


The most important incident wherefrom the history of God as The Universal Divine Mother Mai movement  starts, took place in the later months of 1931 (September & October ) in Poona.
Taraben Soparkar
The wife of Founder's college friend and boss ( Late Revered Sister Taraben Soparkar ) was on death-bed suffering from Septicemia. The friend got the Founder transferred from Ahmadabad to Poona to help him in the calamity. The wife was lying upstairs. She said to her husband ," I am hearing the Mantra repetitions of some Matajee's devotee. I am on death-bed, so please find him out round about our bungalow  streets and let me have his Darshan ".  The friend took the Founder and went round in search and assured her that there was none: " Not only I, but even ' Dholkia Kaka ' accompanied me for the search ". She exclaimed , " What, has he come? It must be then he. Please call him up ". She repeated the same shloka of Saptashati fourth Adhyaya ( दुर्गे स्मृता हरसि भितिमशेषजन्तोः स्वस्थैः स्मृता मतिमतीव शुभां ददासि ।दारिद्र्यदुःखभयहारिणी का त्वदन्या सर्वोपकारकरणाय सदाआर्द्रचित्ता ।। ) which the Founder was then repeating mentally unheard by anyone. This shloka was repeated by her to assure the Founder that he was recognised devotee and that she was worthy recipient of his Darshan and blessings.
Pandharpur saint's prediction
A drawing professor was coaching the friend's daughter.He inquired of the future of the lady from a Pandharpur saint ( The saint was Shri Dasganu Maharaj ). The saint foretold, that her days were finished but added, " There is however a saint in his house, out of courtesy to whom she is not being taken away. The day he leaves the bungalow, she would expire ". The friend enlightened by the first experience  suspected that the saint in his bungalow was none other than the Founder and, he was the head of the department, kept him all hours confined to his bungalow by way of precaution, asking him to do the official work at that place.
On 3-10-1931, the case was entirely serious. Three eminent doctors declared she would die within an hour or so. The worst news was broken by the husband to his friend who was trying to strengthen his courage to meet the calamity. The husband vociferated, " What a coward's talk? I am sure, if you heartily pray, she will atleast leave longer and give me sufficient time to prepare for the worst ". The Founder had very little of confidence  in the efficacy of his prayers for the almost impossible change., but he had to follow him upstairs . He prayed with his whole heart and devotion standing near the pillow of the lady in the midst of nearly twenty weeping relatives. The pulse, speech and vision had left the body. On prayer, the Founder's tears fell in her mouth, the pulse speedily went up, vision and speech returned and the eyes opened. Her words were, " How can I like to leave this world leaving behind me the un-cared- for children.? I see Mataji standing before me. She says if you fast for a day she will give me a week's extension. Will you not promise doing that for me? ". The promise was given hand in hand  and the improvement began with most unimaginable speed.. Just half and hour after, she asked for milk, fruit-juice etc. It was an unprecedented family joy.
Some believed, and some did not, in God's hand in all these. But almost everyone including the husband thought she was saved permanently. On the 7th day, the temperature however rose up from the morning. The husband was too shrewd to remain any longer delusion. The whole story looked true. She was to go that day. He had a hysteric fit from which  he was made to recover to composure after consolation by his friend. At 3 p.m., there was a phone from the Secretariat asking husband to send certain confidential office files under lock and key. He could not possibly leave her. The Founder was given keys and the motor driver was ordered to drive fast and the Founder was given strict orders not to waste a single minute in the office. On reaching office, the head-clerk informed him that the lady expired as soon as he had placed his feet outside the bungalow.
Here was a continued episode which baffled all human solutions.
 She was a great devotee of Mataji. She actually heard the Mantra which the Founder was simply mentally chanting. The prophecy of the Pandharpur saint and its fulfilment were wonders. She saw Mother and heard Her words. A fast of a particular devotee earned the Mother's Grace of the boon of a weeks life extension. All these happenings began revolving in Founder's mind, finally resulting in an overpowering sense of his ingratitude to Mother.
The divine change in the Founder
Said he, " Should I be simply living pleasure-dipped and fully ungrateful to my Mother ? She has so often protected me all along and shown Herself to me  and I have not breathed  a single syllable to the world about Her mercifulness and Her dying for Her devotees. This one idea drove off all other ideas, even those required to  sustain himself in daily routine. He became semi-lunatic, weeping day and night and beating his forehead, sometimes against walls rolling on ground  and saying only one thing. " I am a wretch, most ungrateful creature. Even such a simple thing as a glorification of Thyself, I have not done ".
Mother's command to install Her as Mai
He had to go on a long leave. Doctors consulted diagnosed that he had no disease whatever. He had divine madness. The best medicine was constant talk about Mother and mother's occupation within his hearing and seeing. This was a furnace period, during which there was wholesale drastic change in the Founder's religious outlook.  All the pride of Hindu-ism, Vedas, Brahmins ( he himself being a Nagar the highest Brahmin in Gujerat ) and the belittling of other religions evaporated. Strangely and wonderfully, Mother finally commanded him to install Her as Mai The Universal Divine Mother
" God as Mother, Mother of all, propitiable with universal love  service, devotion and unconditional cheerful self-surrender ". These six words and expressions he would often hear in the air and would read written on walls and on the ceiling between joist-gaps and on closed doors and windows. He pleaded his full unworthiness for such an innovation. The more he tried to evade. the more did Mother sit on his heart and head till the sweet talk became artificially  embittered and wrathful. "What do you prefer ? Installing me as Mai with the dictated 6 tenets or life-long present semi-lunacy ?
The Founder finally gave the promise to Mother, and so to say escaped,on giving promise, in order to avert semi-lunacy. His recovery was marvellously quick after promise and he returned to Poona and rejoined his service. He had a word of reminders  from Mother almost every week.But he was too conscious of the crushing responsibility, to so easily yield. He went on procrastinating. 
Two persons one in Calcutta and the other in Mysore ( Shemoga ) were given command in dreams to go over to the city of Poona and deliver Her Message of Installing Mother.
 Two messengers leave for Poona 
The Calcutta message-bearer came over to Poona. Finding no place in any other hotel, he had come over to the hotel where Founder resided. With great despondency as to how to find the man in such a large unknown city, he fell into sleep at 10 p.m. He had a dream: " Don't be afraid and losing heart. I have brought you to the man. Just at 12 midnight, you see things through the slits of the common door  between you room and the front room. You have to hand over the message  to the man there in the morning. Make a bold statement ". The man saw the Founder at the said hour in communion, full of solicitations to Mother " to find some other man to install etc. " In the morning he delivered the message in a bold convincing manner and left.
The Mysore devotee ( The man was  M.R.Ananta Ayya ) who carried the message happened to come to the hotel as a casual visitor. The Founder by chance went to the dinning floor at the time man was dinning. As soon as that man saw the Founder returning to his place , he suddenly left his half meal and ran after the Founder. Most abruptly he talked, " Are you a devotee of Devi ? " Founder also made no delay : " Yes, not only a devotee, but a passionate, most uneasy devotee."  Still more abruptly, the man said, " I come from Mysore. I have a message to hand over to you from Mother. " The Founder got dumb-founded. " Yes, please come up to my room."  The man followed; the message was communicated. Said the man, " I have come so far. Would you not favour me with a spark of love for Mother ? I have enough of Divine Knowledge for my purpose"( this was only his modesty). Said the Founder, " Are you prepared? Would you sit with me on the bench of the  Sheikh Sulla bridge during night hours? " He agreed. The Founder was sitting with him from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. on a wooden bench.The man went to his place. He was at the highest pitch of desire  that he may have a vision of Mother atleast in the dream. He had a dream on sleeping. Mother appeared and said, " You are now longing for my Darshan. Who was talking to you for hours on the bridge? That was myself. You have not only seen me but talked with me ." The man narrated the event to the Founder at early dawn.
Founder's  resolution to install Mai & declaration of Mai-ism
Two persons coming down for the only purpose of delivering the message  was something too great to be taken lightly. That put the Founder to an indescribable shame about his  obstinacy and suspiciousness. Said he with a sigh , " I am surely a man without faith. I have faith in the reality of what I have seen and heard, but I have no faith in Mother making me fully fitted for the uphill unique task ". He was extremely nervous and terribly afraid of how people would consider his act and of their defaming him by attributing highest impudence , hypocrisy and blasphemy.
FOUNDER'S RESOLUTION
He decided to be tricky with Mother and to get her to agree to let her fad go once for all, but he could not succeed. On the other hand Mother directly repeated Her threat, " Tell me in one word once for all, what do you prefer - Installation or lunacy ? "
The Founder had no go and with a sorrowful laughter he sat down to stipulate terms with Mother, as he had done before , when he had begun  hundred repetitions of Saptashati. He made a Sankalpa ( a resolution ) pouring sacred water-offering to the Mother, " If there is entirely new building of which the first indweller is myself, if I enter it on a Friday, if by evening there is a dazzling light, if there is a basket of ' mithai ' and fruits received that day, if three girls and two men knock my door at 9.30 p.m. , if they press me to install Thee, if at 10 p.m. , I find Mother's picture in any shop, if at 11 p.m., I find some shop open wherefrom I can purchase worshiping materials and lastly if at 11.30 p.m. some ' Mali ' ( garland hawker) brings me a most beautiful garland befitting Thee and the occasion ,then I shall not hesitate and I shall not fail to install Thee and declare Thee and Thy Religion. "


EACH AND EVERY CONDITION WAS FULFILLED
Each and every condition was so wonderfully and admirably fulfilled. He was getting surer and surer as one condition after another came up attaining fulfilment, and when finally a hawker shouted out ' Har Har ' ( Garland, Garland ), he burst into tears  on hearing that shout. He began to beat his breast and forehead . " Mother, thou hast finally caught me . Could you not find any other man, who is more worthy than myself ? " The five persons consoled him with sweetest words : " She would  do Her own work. Who is more blessed than yourself ? Why should you lose heart and courage ? Where is the question of your worthiness or unworthiness , at all sir, when She Herself has chosen you ? "
Installation of Mai & declaration of Mai-ism (on  2-9-1932)
 Mother was installed at 12 midnight on 2-9-1932. Said he to all that had gathered : " From today, I am a Mai-ist; from today my religion is ' God as mother, Mother of all, propitiable on living  the life of universal love and service, with devotion and unconditional cheerful self surrender '. Krishna, Mohammad, Christ, Jarthost, Buddha and every Founder of any religion is my Mother's ( Mai's ) illustrious son. From now, Bible or Koran is as venerable and worshippable to me as Geeta. A Mohammedan lady will find the same shelter in my home as a Hindu lady under communal riot ( this actually happened ). I will continue to pray God as I have prayed till now, whether in a Hindu Mandir, or a Mohammedan Masjid, or  a Christian Church or a Zoroastrian Agiari or an Israelite Synagogue. No more religious differences ; the devotion of Mother
is necessarily the devotion of Mother's children. I am a changed religious man from this moment. " Said the Founder, " I install Mai today. I declare Mai-ism today. Let it be known to one and all of my friends. Let the world if so minded now commence the work of ridiculing, defaming, censuring, suppressing, harassing and crushing me and the Mai movement. "
News spread around. The nearest people were Theosophists and Harijans. Some educated Harijans had the most reverential regard for the Founder, the man who was Love and Mercy himself with innocent childlikeness and who was happily blessed with the most intense devotion.People began calling him ' second Ramakrishna ' ,  ' Mother's child ', ' Mother ' or ' Mataji ' actually addressing as ' Mother ' or ' Mataji '  .
EXTRACTS FROM THE BOOK :  MAI-ISM 
FIRST PUBLICATION : 27 MARCH 1952
PUBLISHER : UNIVERSAL MAI-ISM TRUST
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

MAI CONVOCATIONS BY KERALA DEVOTEES

MAI CONVOCATIONS BY KERALA DEVOTEES
Mai convocation is a combined one both for sisters and brothers, unlike the Sisters' Socials held in Poona ( Pune ) in 1932, Madras     ( Chennai ) in 1949, and three Socials  convened in Kerala itself  on Dusserah Days. The first was in Calicut in 1954, the second in Trichur in 1957 and the third in Trivandrum in 1958, the last under the President-ship of her Highness the Maharani Sethu Parvathi Bai, the Maharani of Travancore.
In view of the greatest desire and continued pressure  of all Mai devotees in Kerala, Maiji ( His Holiness Mai swarup Mai Markand ) has specially desired ( in obedience to the Mai-command ) that this year this function ( the fourth in such a small, but most devotional and enlightened State ) should be open to all sisters and brothers  and should be held for three days  instead of the usual one day Sisters' Socials, and that the Mai-Prayer and Mai-worship programme be also included in the Convocation.
Maiji and Mai-ism are so very well and widely known especially,in KERALA, that all our enthusiasm  to narrate the various details  of Maiji's life  and love would be a monotonous task and as wasteful as carrying coal to Newcastle. Suffice it to say that every year Mai devotees are increasing by leaps and bounds. And that is so, many have undeniable, miraculous experiences of promptest reliefs , immense solid helps and quickest removal of miseries on staunchest, true devotion to Mai and Maiji. We request all interested inquirers  to contact Mai Adherents' Institute for a free copy of  ' Mother's Message ' pamphlet.

In one word, Mai-ism is the Universal Religion serving as crown to the individual religions and every religion or sub-religion, centered round the conception of one Mother of all. Mai-ism can be adhered to without departure  from one's own religion, because it leaves every one free to follow one's own wishes, with only four simplest universal tenets of Love, Service, Devotion and Unconditional Cheerful Self-surrender to one's own God , Deity or the worshipped.
Mai-ism has enough literature to give the full idea. In a word, it is universalisation of all religions and rationalisation of all religions. Mai-ism has been established since 1932. Mai Adherents' Institute in Trichur was started on 4 October 1957 and in Perintalmanna  on 2 November 1958, when Maiji came down to Bless Mai Devotees in Kerala.
Mother's Lodge was the first Institute, started in Poona ( Pune)on 27 March 1933 the Gudi Padwa Day with a view to broadcasting  Mai-ism all over the world  wherever it received approbation and acceptance. Mai is a household  word in Gujarat and Saurashtra, in substitution of Mataji, the old Hinduism word, that has elevated the conception and worship of " Shakti " or " Power " and transformed it to  the sub-limited  Ideal of the Universal Mother.Whereas Mataji has been mostly the Goddess of Power. Mai has been and is the Mother to Her child. To those that can appreciate , this is an earth and sky difference as great as of  purest Sathvik lovingness as against  the invincible  enslaving Power ( Shakti ). 
Mai Adherents' Institute is the highest essence of the activity and outspread of the Mothers' Lodge movement. It is the most delicious nectar-fruit grown on the " Mothers' Lodge " TREE. after 24 years of austerities, in 1957. Mai Adherents' Institute ( M.A.I. )  is the institute which has sisters and brothers  as its members, who, as stated before, have finally accepted their relationship with God as of the children and Mother and whose last hope in the matter of all religious progress, peace, happiness and emancipation lies in Mai and Maiji.
Mai-ism was represented at All Faiths' Conference at Nasik, INDIA in 1933 and the Indian Philosophical Congress at Poona ( Pune ), INDIA 1934. Maiji was invited to Japan for the World Religious Congress in 1955. Maiji was the Sub-Councillor-in-Chief of the International Religious Federation which was started in Japan in 1955. 
Maiji had been elected as VICE PRESIDENT and spiritual MINISTER for PEACEFUL HUMAN RELATIONSHIP & Universal Religious Alliance ( U.R.A. ) in Havana, Cuba for SIX YEARS FROM 1959 TO 1965.
The most appreciated representation of Mai-ism was at the Universal Religious Alliance World Congress held at Havana in Cuba from 23 October 1959 to 22 January 1960. Mai-ism was explained, discussed and commented upon in the World Congress by Revered Sister Duchesse Blanche Ledran, the Grand Chancellor of the Universal Religious Alliance.Mai-ism received the greatest approbation in this World Congress of the Universal Religious Alliance, which has a standing of over five decades.In fact it is one the most important religions institutes. As stated in the Preliminary Report pertaining to the Congress held on 23 October 1959, the complete attendance at the Congress was around 3800 persons  2184 of which intergrated about 318 different official delegations , which came from 96 different countries. The representation was of 449 different sections and sub-sections  of religious and various organisations. Further more , 43 countries had sent their official observers. Appreciation and truest understanding about Mai-ism by the said World Congress would be evident from these words; " We have received valuable literature from all quarters of the world ' which amply reveals  that the regeneration of man is at hand, as well as  that a new age ( Aquarian ) is being ushered in taking the shape of a brand new Spiritual Civilisation. We recommend such sources of research. We recommend Mai-ism and the Mai Institute of Santa Cruz West. Bombay-54.(Mumbai -54) India.
All things said and done, all theories and philosophies  studied and discussed, the final-most aim and object of every human being is to  have minimum of misery, maximum of peace and happiness, quickest progress of evolution  and finally the Mukti or Salvation or Emancipation. As to this last and unexceptionable aim and object of every human being, Mai-ism suggests, teaches and trains  Mai-ists to be living the life of a Mother's child ' with universal love and service  and devotion with unconditional cheerful self-surrender to Mai's Divine Will. Mai-ism, as the last word, lays down the devotional Ideal of a Mai-ist as under : " Practice feeling that you are a child - a child whom Mother could not but accept, however wicked. You automatically get confidence , you regain your innocence , purity and sincerity and you raise yourself above world wormness, sexuality and selfishness. You are of your cares, time is eternity for you and life is lightened.
Be MOTHER'S CHILD and Her lap shall be thrilling and throbbing to have you on itself ".
There have been text-books of Mother-worship open to all of any religion in Hindi, English, Gujarati. Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu.Mai does not mean Mother alone, but Mai-ism includes believers of one Mother of all or one Father of all, or one Mother-Father or one Father-Mother of all. The main emphasis is on oneness of God for the whole Universe. For Mai devotees that are especially devotees of Mai the relationship of God and devotee is that of Mother and child.
JAY MAI JAY MARKAND MAI
23 DECEMBER 1971,
 (MAIJI'S BIRTHDAY).
MAI ADHERENTS' INSTITUTE
  BOMBAY [MUMBAI]

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Message dictated by Divine Mother Mai to Madras devotee in 1949 [ Universal Religion Mai-ism ]

67. There are experiences of "messages" as well. Thus, Mother helped Her devotees in so many ways , dreams, visions, suggestions and messages, which one would very clearly hear to the preciseness  of being able to  jot down and by way of  a regular dictation as it were. We are referring here to the instances of  " Direct Personal Contacts " and not to so many altogether- unknown arrangements and disposals of matters that Mai is managing, behind the back of Her devotees, for their protection and smooth running, for their, Yoga and Kshema-attainment and retention. As a matter of fact, devotees gradually get trained  to believe they are under the constant care and supervision of their MAI and get more and more , at all hours grateful, for all the good that is conferred on them.  The devotee who attributes the miseries that he has to pass through in life to Mother, without the gratefulness, is no devotee at all.He is bargainer and a business trader and an exploiter of Mother's Grace , he is sucker , a leech.

68.There is an instance of a long message, stated to have been actually dictated by Mai, which is most encouraging and illuminating for devotees  trying hard to struggle with their unfavorable circumstances and repeated discomforts and inconveniences . The substance may be gathered from the following brief extract :
29 December 1949
" Beloved and Revered Mai Swarup Mai Markand,
  " I beg to record the following. In fact, it is a copy of what I had, on the spot, recorded on Friday the 23rd ( December ) instant, at midnight hour. It is not mere "wishful thinking", not "imagination", not a hallucination, not a phantom. I was seeing with my own eyes, open and alert eyes, Mother Mai, seated on a chair, next to my table, calmly convincing me of the Reality and cool-mindedly and quietly giving a resume of what She wanted to convey.....

 * * NOTE :-[{ Although, the devotee means and rightly means, it was a Mother's message to him personally, the Founder sees a good deal of most valuable teaching which is universally applicable and useful to so many of a certain cast and group of mentalities and circumstances, and the Founder interprets "you" in the message to mean "all like you, including you", and not "you" alone... }] 

The letter continues
" .........What Mother said was this :-
" You are given all obstacles in smooth life, with a purpose. I have tried to bring you round, to suit my ways. You are often caught up in life's tangles and hence the progress I mean for you, becomes slow. But still, in spite of you, there has been and is, a gradual progress.Don't think I can't give you wealth, power and a brilliant career. I can do that very easily, but if you become any such one , entangled in those things, I cannot have you for my work. I want you for something, which is many times much more important."
" Do realise this from now onwards, at least. Don't worry about how life passes, and will pass fore you.It is not without purpose. I bring you in contact with " Sat Purushas "( Saintly Persons ), all with deep purposes, and to train you. Worldly life ( Samsara, Income, expenses, joys and sorrows, pleasures and pains, etc. ) will always be one of endless problems, and there is and will be no end to your prayers. Surly I wish you are not going to use me only for these  useless  problems-solving, and surely I am not going to rest with just helping you only your ever repeating worries and problems." 
" What is the end of it all ?? What is the purpose of life ?? Just think deeply, most deeply, meditatively. Mai swarup was specially brought by me , to this house, not without deep object. His repeated enlightenment about Mai-ism and Mai for one and all, the whole humanity, is so crystal-clear, you have read and understood, and should be convincing. His present letter and elucidation of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa is still more vivid. What more can I do for you ?? It is so simple and you people wander here and there and ask for this and that, and such petty and unreal and ephemeral things , and waste time and valuable opportunities lying before, and even sometimes forced by me on you,as  though,fulfilment of material wants has got any end, and will permanently solve all problems for all persons!!! Take things as they come, and do what you can. You should, as normal beings, be ever remembering that your best and worst efforts, are controlled and guided by Me, unseen by you, and unknown to you ".
" I have been training you, all along, against all odds, though the progress is slow, slow , but never-the-less steady and permanent. there is  a definite gradual improvement. You are meant for my purpose  and to fulfill My will. Have some sense of proportion, as to what is important and on what you should spend more thought and time, i.e. (a) looking after your material problems and getting yourself more and more entangled and (b) spiritual virtues of life and spreading to others all about ME ".
" You should not miss, atleast hereafter and you should not loose the valuable times ahead, and the rare opportunity of fully utilising Mai Swarup Mai Markand and of serving him and ME. Every day and every opportunity lost and missed, can never be had.It is loss to you and others and to ME. Don't worry about the rest. Leave things to ME and leave them to ME absolutely ".


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Such was the clear and correct enlightenment, such as I never had in such a calm and endearing manner, all my life, from anyone and not even from Mother ( here the writer means, either the Mai Image he worships or more likely, the Founder). My mind and  brain was never so clear and calm. and was never convinced so fully, as I became and I was, on 23rd (December) night.From that time my outlook on life  and my problems has changed so vitally that I am now carefree and take things lightly, and know that my chief aim and purpose is to serve Mother, and that on the lines indicated by Mai Swarup Mai Markand and to be of service to him (Her through him), and to utilise him fully and not to miss any opportunity for such service.
This is to be so, in daily life, thought, word and deed. All good that Mother confers on me, is with a purpose , not for me to foolishly enamoured with and be lost in material glories  but to be all the more realising Mother's Great Glory, All for Her work and as per Her Will.
 In fact, I had drafted a telegram; but I hesitated and I wanted to make sure that was really Mother. Of course I carry on, but the chief and  most important work is , service of Mother and Mai Swarup ( both the same as Mother Herself said). Mother will take my burdens on Herself, in some way or other. I need not bother, any longer. the text of the telegram, I drafted , is as under :-
EXPRESS
MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND
Saraswati Road
Santa Cruz - Bombay
" Mother tonight grants me calm and correct enlightenment. re: Mai, Mai-ism, Mother purpose of life, training me against all odds  with slow and delayed progress for the purpose , as per Her Will. Mother says  I should not lose valuable time  and miss rare life opportunity of utilising Mai Swarup and of serving him and Her. Assures that rest be left to Her - ( Friday, 23-12-1949 , midnight hour). "
" I close. I pray I may be made a worthy servant and instrument of Mai and Mai Swarup. I pray my "Moha" " attachment for Sansar ", greed and lust for money, power, pleasure, etc. may not take the upper hand and hinder me and Her work".


EXTRACT FROM THE BOOK " MAI-ISM " PAGE NO. 51 TO 55
First Published on 27 MARCH 1952
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