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 क्षयविनिर्मुक्ता Kshaya-vinnirmuktaa - Free from decay. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 867
" It also means 'exempted from having to leave household for working out salvation ", Taking Kshaya to mean "house" and "Vinirmuktaa" to mean "freed". Those who obtain Mother's Grace can attain salvation, even while living as householders, Houses are often abandoned for the fear of worldly objects by those who desire salvation but salvation is more easily obtain by the devotees of Mother, even while they are in their houses.Mother's Ideal says, "If you desire the supreme abode, do not abandon your own abode." "Remember in your heart the name of Mother, and you are on the way to supreme abode."
One of the most common question is "Whether it is necessary to leave one's family, home , wife and children etc., to attain salvation. The answer is here given. Her devotees are freed from the requirement, It is surely necessary for them which prescribe the four Ashrams but it is not so for Maiism. Maiism views the question universally. If renouncing the world were indispensable some would never get salvation, for with them there is no such institute as of Sanyaasis. The idea which Maiism holds on the subject is that your salvation depends on what you are, and not where you are, in a house or in a forest, or in your own house or another's house.
What is best, is to alternately resort to being within and without the world. Being within, one knows where he is on the spiritual ladder, he is put to test, he gets experience and schooling. Being without, he evolves and awakens his latent powers to meet the temptations and tests while within.It is just like the mungoose-serpent fight. Mongoose is aspiring soul and serpent is worldliness. The serpent and mungoose fights hard within and with the world or serpent. When he gets poisoned by contact, he runs away to his hole where there is some wonderful Herbage (Mother), the smell of which acts as an antidote to all poison. By most perseverant alternate resorting to, within and without, finally he overcomes the worldliness, killing the serpent.
 क्षयवृध्दिविनिर्मुक्ता Kshaya-vriddhi-vinirmuktaa - Free from decay and growth.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 344
 क्षराक्षरात्मिका Kshraakshraatmikaa - Perishable and imperishable. Kshara क्षर also means multi-formed, Akshara अक्षर means One -formed. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 757
 क्षिप्रप्रसादिनी Kshipra-prasaadini -Easily pleased. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र , नाम क्रमांक 869
Says the Suara Puraan " Oh Dvijas, by worshipping other deities, salvation is gradually obtained, but by worshipping Umaa (Mother) one is freed in the same incarnation."
And because this evolution is to be brought about in one life as against so many otherwise, as Hindus believe, one who has been finally accepted by Mother, which is simultaneously with one's self-enrolment, is being tossed, tyrannized, purged, pushed and pulled to complete all necessary experiences in the very short span of one life.
The Shiva Puraan states : " Though has only a little faith, that mortal will not surely undergo the pain of the womb in the next birth."
Kshetra means the matter or the field and Kshetrajna is the knower thereof, i.e., the soul (jiva). This body is called Kshetra, and on who resides therein is called Kshetrajna.
 क्षेत्रपालसमर्चिता Kshetrapaal-samarchitaa -Worshipped by Kshetrapaal, the protector of the universe. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 345
 क्षेत्रस्वरूपा Kshettraswarupaa- With matter as Her body.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 341
While going through this name, one should seriously think how body limits the soul, which is so often led by the requirements of the body. Body has a certain power over the soul.
One of the greatest subject of thought, is how to bring about the best and correct understanding about the relation and rhythm, between the body and the soul.
 क्षेत्रेशी Kshetreshi - The ruler of matter. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नामक्रमांक 342
 क्षोभिणी Kshobhini - Causing emotion. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 466
She excites the triple energies to do their work.
She excites Her devotees to stir up the world, to practise devotion and to create devotees and followers in hundreds .
As Kshobhini, by the agitation of heart and mind She creates multi-millions of desires, emotions, imaginations in all the souls of the universe.
She sometimes excites the devotees to the passion, as well, mostly to teach them humility, especially they have pride of being passionless. Sometimes for squeezing out the last drop of passion in them and some times to restore the balance by way of reaction natural to repression, penance , painfulness, mortification, etc.
She is the great lake of universe, which is purified or polluted by every good or bad action, thought or desire (vide serial 390) . The whole humanity in this universe resides in, and takes, the water of this Lake. You are spoiling the great Lake by every bad thought or action or desire and it is the same dirty water that you have to live in and take in.
Gambhiraa is the large tank (Mahahrada) which means the lake in shape of the supreme Divine Mother. Anusandhaana or Meditation means the feeling of being merged in that tank and Anubhava or experience is the happy condition after bath purification. It is the clear manifestation of the Self in its full understanding with references to the Universe and Mother.
 गगनांतस्था Gaganaantasthaa -Residing beyond ether. Supreme ether, either that of the universe or that in the heart.ललित ासहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 855
 गणाम्बा Ganaambaa - Mother worshipped by Ganesh, who is emblem of determination and discrimination.ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 719
 गांधर्वसेविता Gandharva-sevitaa - Attended by singers of celestial births and celestial songs. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 636
 गर्विता Garvitaa - Proud. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 856
She often sports with Her devotees assuming pride and says"How can you dare even approach me or think of me ? Who and what am I ? Who and what art Thou ? " and as soon as the devotee begins to weep, out of repentance for having forgotten the earth sky gulf, Mai wonderfully reverses the whole game.
The writer had this experience on several occasions.
One evening he was (mentally) thrashed by Mother, as if in these words " you brazen faced insolent fellow! What is your worth? Where am I and where are you? You hypocrite! Which day have I told you, you are my son? That way, by one's own declaring , every one would like to usurp the son-ship of a supreme Queen," etc.
I can't describe the pains . I was hesitating and almost quite unnerved."Am I wrong? Am I a usurper? Am I creating a hell for myself after I die? Have I sinned against religion to expound the theory of Mother and Son?" Shall I be punished for making Mother so very cheap?" I passed extremely excruciating painful hours. I thought, I might stop the Mother moment. Let every thing go on in the grandmother's old way of mass religion through fear, and mass religiosity of enjoyment, and viciousness under the mask of religion, superstition, ignorance and so on. " Let Mother be again Power. Let the world pray to Her terror." I decided to correct my blunder(?).
I was disturbed by a knock. It was about 9 p.m. Some one whom I did not know came to invite me to Satyanaaraayan worship सत्यनारायण पूजापाठ. I was not yet out of my painfully meditative mood. I followed like a moving machine to the place.
There were over hundred men and more women at the place. The Satyanaaraayan सत्यनारायण पूजापाठ was in the honour of married pair and the husband, a young boy of twenty, was told something about me by someone. He had sent for me and the pair came to me to prostate for blessings . I knew nothing when they came near me; I was surprised. I was startled and got up when I saw they were coming to bow down to me, as if I were a saffron robed Swamiji or Maharaj.
In the meanwhile, there was a great shouting in the female wing " Do not you see Ambaa Baai Mother?" Is he not Ambaa Baai?"
And most hurriedly all ladies one after another, came over and prostrated. I got startled. " The electric quickness, just as when a water tap begins to flow ( to flow for a few minutes only, after a whole day's stop), was almost frightening. I did not know, where to run away. It was a very awkward position. The men group was getting annoyed and furious. Said they," Who is this devilish man? ans how foolish are our sisters, wives and daughters? why do they prostrate? Whom do they prostrate?Why do they not even look at us, their male relatives, to ask permission or assent?
They only hear ' Ambaa Baai, Ambaa Baai, Universal Mother, ". In about ten minutes , baskets of garlands were sent for and purchased. In a silver tray six milkful tumblers came in, I took a sip. the rest was distributed.
The funny part was that the men group rebelliously refused" None sense !! who is this fellow!!" My only word within my own heart were "Mischievous Mother, Mischievous play". I understood Mother, She had teased me, annoyed me , made me weep, roll on the ground and go unconscious. She however was in the end , merciful enough to assure me ". Whatever She might say, She had considered me as hers. Let me not worry about being accepted either as Her son or Her slave". She expressed Her love through so many souls of Her sex.
A dream in the vary night till further convinced me. In the dream Mother was playing with me. She was playing Her dice deceitfully. She was quarreling with me, though She was in the wrong. I was running after Her, almost to insult Her. She would come as near as surely to be caught, and would yet evade me and run away."
Mother sometimes takes pleasure in such plays. To enjoy the pleasure of seeing the devotee (firstly) and Herself (finally) being humiliated. She assumes pride. This pride by itself, being only assumed, gives Her pleasure, and on the act of allowing Herself to be humiliated by one whom She loves, and who has no other power except that derived from being the object of Her own Grace and Love, gives Her still greater pleasure. Play and play, and all play in he lime-light of indescribable and immeasurable Love.
There are traditions of boy-devotees, with whom, Lord Shri Krishna had played cheatingly, and finally heightened their glory,by establishing their superiority to all other ordinary devotees.
Mother creates and scatters abroad Her play-toys here and there, in all parts of the universe , as samples, from which wise and loving-hearted souls may get the prompting to intensely love their God.They are of Her own making.
She has as it were, supreme egoism concerning the mastery of the Universe in matter of its creation, protection and destruction.
The name under description appears really to mean pride. It is, however not the usual pride but one that has in it, the elements of love and humility a bit of show of indifference and unkindness just, for sportivity with Her devotees. It is a name, really of virtue, but made to appear as vice, to increase devotees' love to Her.
The popular name Gaayatri is that of Mantra consisting of twenty-four syllables. The Gaayatri Mantra of Mother is known to few, and its simple repetition, without the requirement of so many other suffixing and prefixing and distracting rituals, burns all sins to ashes. It is Aadyaayai Paramashvaryai Dheemahi Tannah Maai Prachodayaat . We recognise the Finalmost Mother alone, we meditate on Her, as the supreme Master of the universe and pray that She may pull us to Herself. This is Hindu Mother's Aaddyaa Gaayatri- For Mai Gaayatri of Universal Mai-ism, please refer to pathanam.
 गुणनिधिः Gunanidhi -The treasure of all virtues. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 604
By company of the Guru and by strict obedience to his instructions, you develop virtues and eliminate vices. Mother is the treasure of all virtues. To the extent that you have the treasure of virtues, you have more of Mother with you.
Guru also means a rope and Nidhi the person to whom the rope is tied. The idea is that during calamities, Mother tightly holds the rope of the boat of Her devotees, preventing them from sinking.
Once Her devotees declare themselves surrendered to Her, She holds them in Her full grip.
 गुरूप्रिया Gurupriyaa- ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 722
And Mother's greatest joy lies in the senior brother's holding the hand of the junior brother and leading him into light, to peacefulness from tempestuousness.
The aspirant must have a Guru and obedience to him, he should develop a character, he should broaden the outlook and when he should launch upon the life of immense practice.
The degeneration that has recently set in the spiritual world has been due to misunderstanding of the meaning of the word Abhyaasa. Almost every man translate it by "Study". Abhyaasa means practice. Thousands are under that misunderstanding. A wrong notion has prevailed for centuries, viz., that you must obtain Jnaana and as soon as you are Jnaanin , you have nothing more to do. Sins do not touch you just as water does not touch the lotus.This misunderstanding has been overpowering and that is because common reason is entirely banished while meditating on religion. Mother's religion states "Knowing is not possessing."Possessing requires exertion, suffering, patience, etc., Knowledge simply enlightens you as to the goal, and the method of attaining goal, etc. Knowledge is not the end as is wrongly and foolishly understood. Knowing is to enable you to achieve.
Mere knowing does not help you. Having known that there are six enemies, as per, Maai method, you have actually to start on a campaign of controlling and subduing and uprooting them, one after another, by actual practice extending for a certain period , in respect of one after another. The foolish notion is that with the assent to certain beliefs a man advances in spirituality as he advances in age. No !! Nothing is achieved automatically except what yon have actually exerted yourself and died for.That is the main teaching of Maai-method.
No Guru, nor even God can enable you to cross even the smallest obstruction, unless you yourself will it and exert yourself for it. There is no CHOOMANTAR in the Mother's realm and Mother's Path.
This word conveys universality. Mother is not simply Guru-murti but Guru-mandala-rupini as well. The evil of well-froggism that follows as result of considering Guru as God is here warned against.She is the collection of all the Gurus. It is foolish to consider that one's own Guru is a diamond and those of others are stones.
In the matter of one's own Guru, religion and worshipped God aspect, the understanding must be very subtle. The advantage of concentration on one's own select should not be lost on one hand and there should not be well froggism on the other. This is a difficult position which few are able to achieve. You must be devoted to your own and yet revere others . It is foolish to wipe out distinctions and yet it is necessary to broaden the outlook. To say, "everything is same " is talk of a fool who is simply a talker or one who is too much afraid least a quarrel or some bitterness may ensue.
To give an idea of routine life, it should be just as in a joint family of an old papa with several sons . Each of the sons' wives acts equally well to all the sons in all matters except one, viz., the matrimonial heart to heart relation. So a devotee has to behave with respect to his own God and Guru and those of others. All are the shareres of the whole property but the master of oneself, one's heart and one's love in One alone.
Mother is Guru, because so long as Her Grace is not there, you do not recognize the Guru although you are in his company for years together, nor does the Guru feel any inclination to speak with you. It is the Mother's Grace, which bring about the union of Guru and Shishya and Guru who brings about the union of the individual soul and the universal soul
In some cases Mother Herself becomes the Guru.
This cavity of heart may receive and harbour light as also shadow and this is dependent on Mother's Grace.
[ Mai-ism was represented at All Faiths' Conference at Nasik (India) in 1933 and the Indian Philosophical Congress at Poona (India) in 1934. Maiji was invited to Japan for the World Religious Congress in 1955. Maiji was the Sub-Councillor-in-Chief of the International Religion Federation which was started in Japan in 1955.
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 of the first most important universal religious 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 as at the hand, as well as that a new age ( Aquarian ) is being ushered in taking 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 India." ]