Thursday, July 9, 2015

MAIISM NOTES 157 TO 165

CHAPTER IV.
MAI'S MANDATE
"Ye that are majors, be Mother 
to minors as I have been to you"
 Jay Mai.                            Jay Mai.                          Jay Mai                                                  

157. The Founder was re-employed at Hubli in continuation of his service in Bombay from 1942. People came forth from Bombay and other places to have Mai Darshan and blessings and instructions. The Founder had some new types of experiences here, which he wishes to be recorded for those who are on high stage of spiritual attainment. The Founder is emphatically of the opinion that every saintly man or spiritual aspirant should record his experiences with the preciseness of all laboratorial experiment resultsThere must be standing public Institutes forthe said work and to finance. That would be a great guidance and encouragement to the junior and younger aspirants, treading on the path.                  

158. Indian atmosphere is saturated with a chaos and innumerable imaginary stories about miracles and miraculous happenings. If, however, some one pursues such cock-and-bull stories and tries to investigate about the truths of such yarns, he could not trace head or tail. This sort of thing results in belittling and discrediting even the most honest and true facts. It is therefore extremely desirable that persons of standing repute, whose word would not be taken as exaggerated or as based on misunderstandings or simply imaginary or as hallucinative, should record their varied experiences verbatim. In the West, great importance is given to the making and maintaining of such faithful records. The scientific greatness of the West is the grandest proof and result of their determination to keep the most faithful record of every success and every failure and every conclusion the scientist arrives at. It does not matter at all if he is wrong and proved to be wrong in some conclusions. The fact of his having dedicated his life to the cause of the scientific truth is in itself too great a thing to allow his reputation to be affected by any failure or wrong conclusions. That should be the spirit of the saints and religious people in India, in their own subject of religiosity and spirituality. In India, the modern tendency is just the reverse.No saint ever leaves after him a guidance for the younger generation in the shape of his own personal experiences. Ordinary modern people are not so much interested in learning the art of being a saint or saintly. They are most satisfied with showering praises, without any desire of imitation or being initiated or injected perfectly and honestly. The disciples or the devotees of the saint are always anxious to show to the world that the saint was perfect from the day he was born. He was never even a quarter step out of the straight path or away from the consciousness of perfection or needing any illumination. Such people are not wrong in a way nor would it not be a folly for the saint to be recording his experiences of blunders and faults, his creative measures and remedies applied, if the world is so foolish and has no faculty for appreciation of a struggle during the overcoming of the temptations and of a fortitude during worst miseries, etc. People want their saints to be only a perfect image, perfect from the day they came into existence. People would bear their allegiance only to a perfect man and to none. They are not interested in the life of a saint as a man in the making, whereas in reality and substance, it is the deep deliberative study of those details alone, which can help the future generation, in the line towards a solid progress. To give an exact simile, to study the letters of any great man to others is much more illuminating than his select record teachings. Although these latter are most beautifully worded and most wonderfully gifted and most logically and intellectually set up, they do not go beyond creating a feeling of joy and admiration. They teach much less. We cannot be lionlike by merely seeing and talking about a lion in a cage of the Victoria Gardens. We have to understand every detail and master it, going through all the stages of tests, failures, corrections, instructions, repetitions and realisations. The highest word of caution is that the students should not be so pitiably senseless as most of them are, as that they would lose all value of their great men for the only ground of some single weakness, imperfection foible or failure of theirs.       

159. In one word, therefore, Hindus would have been the masters of the religious world with the richest inheritance they have, but there are certain impurities and drawbacks and perversions.

160. As the Founder says "Substance" is here, but "system", the art of preservation, nourishment and development, and elimination of destructive elements, etc. has to be imported from our neighbourly brothers in the West.                 

161. Our extremely poor preliminary grounding, mere worshipping our saints Gurus and great men, without trying to follow in their footsteps, won't help us. No Guru however great in his mercifulness, will give us the nectar, unless we love and serve him, unless we are devoted to him and unless we try our best to deserve and to be what he is, with unconditional and cheerful self-surrender.

162. It is not that the saints are any the less merciful, but there are limitations beyond which the Eternal Divine Law does not permit the results to accrue. One unit can be multiplied to be 100 units, but a zero remains a zero however great the multiplier may be. 

163. Substance is the same for all realised great souls, but "System" has to vary. Food remaining the same, the method of feeding has to vary from plane to plane, time to time, and man to man.

164. To return to the experiences referred to in Hubli and be again on straight rails, the Founder had several experiences. The Founder was given a bungalow as a guest to temporarily reside. On the first Friday in Hubli, a big gathering was held there and rich prasad and sweets were distributed. Just then, a bitch got in and she was driven out without giving a bit and with a stick. At 2 A.M. after departure of all, Founder prayed to Mother for the success of the first gathering in Hubli; he had not taken his meals. He had a joy of the success but an overwhelming sorrow at the idea of the bitch being beaten out without a bit of bread. He was disgusted with man's non-consideration for other men, what to speak of animals! In a great disgust, he decided not to take his meals and laid himself down on his cot. At half past twothe very same bitchwhich was turned out with beatingcame out from below the cotbegan to lick the Founder and pulled his garments towards the kitchen!!! The Founder was happy like anything. Can you imagine the weeping of the Founder on seeing Mother's Grace?? He was superstitious enough to believe, it was not the very bitch. He went to the puja-room, worshipped the bitch and began to eat with the bitch, his now meals, partaking with the bitch half to half. He caressed the bitch, "Are you now satisfied?" "Mother? Hast Thou sent a bitch to see that I am jolly and not sorrow-ridden and to see that I do not sleep hungry?" He wept with his face against the bed, out of gratitude. When he opened his eyes after composure, he was surprised to see that the bitch was nowhere there in the whole bungalow of which all the doors had been locked before going to bed. 

165. Somehow a dog appears to have some significance in religious experience. Kabeer said. "Kabeer Kutta Ramaka." "Kabeer  is a dog of Rama." Yudhisthir's dog faithfully accompanied Yudhisthir in Himalayas, at his end. There are instances of saints having run after a dog, who took away their bread, not to beat him as world imagined, but to give butter to be applied to the loaf. There is a mention of a similar meal-sharing with a dog in several accounts of saints. I quote one here. "The master, Blessed Shree Mai-Swarup Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, saw a monk taking the leavings of the beggar's meals with some dogs from the heap of the discarded leaf-plates. He had one of his arms around a dog's neck and man and dog were eating from the same plate. The dog was quite at home with him."

    There is a wonderful account about the pet dog of Sree Bhakta Raj Shivanand Sen, one of the dearest devotees of Lord Chaitanya Gauranga Prabhu. Bhaktaraj did his best to keep him home, while he prepared for a long journey for Prabhu's Darshan. He was taken with great trouble. On the way, the dog saw he was a cause of so much trouble to his master and left him. Shivanand was extremely sorry and began to almost weep with the remembrance of the dog's faithfulness. Anyhow, composing himself, he proceeded to Lord Gauranga's place. On reaching and entering Lord's place, what did he see? The Lord is patting and feeding a dog sitting by his side. Which is that dog? The very same. The dog had never before come to the Lord's place. A faithful dog follows the devotee master to the last.

EXTRACT FROM THE BOOK : MAI-ISM [ 777 NOTES, 734 PAGES ]




















AUTHOR : MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND [ EDITIONS : 1952 & 2007 ]
PUBLISHED AND PRINTED BY  : UNIVERSAL MAI-ISM TRUST, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ [ WEST ], MUMBAI 400054 INDIA.



[ 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
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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 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." ]

- EXTRACT FROM " MOTHER'S MESSAGE "- PAGE 40 - 41.




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