228. Once you have established relationship with Mother, it is your choice to set up standard of give and take, promptitude and postponement. Mother's speed to your call will depend upon intensity and impatience with which you offer your thanksgiving.Mother accepts and adopts standard which you lay down and accept, for the same relationship.
Let one not be fortunate enough to have Love in heart : But , service ?? The sense of duty , responsibility, conscientiousness , promptness and the feeling of gratefulness ? these things any man can command as quite an ordinary behaviour of gratefulness, goodness and faithfulness. Neither the nurse loves her patient nor a shop-keeper love his customers , nor a debtor his creditor.It is pure and simple honesty and virtuous side of behaviour of any man, even though irreligious and love-less. If one can't love, he can atleast serve. if he can't serve , he can atleast be grateful.
It is, to say the least, serving one's own interest; to see that the connection once given is not cut off.Every wise man must have before his mind, while dealing with religious matters forces and Divine aid , this fact viz. that such relations are quite delicate and of the heart, and therefore extremely tender as a flower , fragile like a glass and quickly falling from an invaluableness to valuelessness as a pearl. Further, we remain in entirely dark as to when Mother's Grace is withdrawn and we left in delusion without the continuous steel-protection of Mother.
229. In less than a week since the time he had the information from the lady, he got everything with every care not to loose a single moment. The deed was registered in no time.The land was demarcated. Hubali citizens were extremely glad as Hubli was to be the home of another's saint's Ashram after the Shiva Avatar Swami Siddharudha. The founder made the jubilant declaration to all concerned. The quickness with which the cure take place , the richness of the donation of Rs. 5000, the opening of this money avenue so very quickly , after he convinced the idea of having a Mai Niwas, and the prompt availability of the land and still quicker registration , all things within less than a month.( all this process in Bombay took , nearly three years., made the Founder more than jubilant and flying in the air of imagination about mother's own will in a matter of the construction of the Mai Niwas , the future of Mai-ism and its glorious and widespread success.
230.As a grand dashing from air-plane, however, the charity did not come forth. On the other hand reports were heard that the handsome charities were made at several quarters.
There were letters from Bombay and Ahmedabad regarding great sorrow on fixing the permanent abode at an entirely foreign place, hundreds of miles away from the Founder's home. All pressed the Founder to relinquish the idea.One day the Founder had a money order of rupees Twenty five , with an endorsement in the coupon to the purport that the amount was sent by way of recognition of Mother's Grace for the husband's recovery.
The Founder had paid Rs. 1000 ( from his own purse ) to the Vendor and Rs. 1000 more had to be paid . the Founder's sorrowfulness and more than that , the awkward position in which he was put by having to find Rs.1000, may be better imagined than described.
231. Just then, an extremely liberal minded , practically a relative , though of another cast , was staying with the Founder ,as his wife ( who was like a daughter to the Founder ) was suffering from Tuberculosis.
The gentleman of an extremely straight forward mood and of a liberal heart had some experience of the Founder's miraculous powers. he had appeared for an examination , the number of successful candidates of which would not be more than a few He had no hope. He was more or less a proto type of the Founder in the matter of immediate thanks giving and payment and even payment in advance to Mother's cause.The first thing he did on finding that he was not to pass, was to inform the Founder about it and pray.To his greatest astonishment, he passed with narrowest escape. He was now a big man.His wife was declared to be suffering from T.B. He asked Founder at Hubli his advice . Both Founder and this devotee would deal with the matters by telegrams, worded lavishly without any calculating mind. Founder is extremely profuse in that matter. He would word his telegrams as he would be writing a note.
The devotee inquired ," S.S.L. suffering from T.B. what do you advice ? Meeraj or Deolali ?". Founder replied," If you have faith in Mother , neither Meeraj nor Deolali but Hubli ."The devotee took the Founder at his word , cancelled all his programmes and went straight to Hubli.
232.This devotee with his wife and a daughter were present with the Founder when that Money -Order of Rs. 25 was received. They could see Founder's eyes wet with tears . On their repeated pressure , the facts had to be explained. The devotee got up, went to his room and return with his cheque book . Said he," Kakaji ? don't be sorry . here you are ". He wrote out Rs. 1000 cheque in Founder's name. Founder was more than liquefied. Said he with joyful tears ," Mother Bless you my children. He turned with a forcefulness to Mother and began to speak in loud words. " Don't you see difference between men and men ? Remove this T.B. forthwith immediately. Now and Now." Founder closed his eyes and after a few minutes told them " Mother has been pleased to take away your T.B.You now proceed to Bombay and get your re-examination." said Founder," just as you tore off my anxiety with the cheque , so has Mother too torn off your calamity of the fell disease." The couple started the next day with greatest joy. Get the lady examined, she had no T.B. T.B. was gone forever.
233.The couple returned to Hubli. Both of them had ascetic's mentality. They proposed that the Founder should stay permanently in Bombay and they would take care of him for his whole life as an old saintly parent, as " Mai " in human form. Founder was given a popular name of " Mai Kaka ". this devotee proposed with all his heart that a plot of 1600 square yards be purchased in Santa Cruz which should be enough for two bungalows.the front one for the Founder and the rear one for the devotee. A plot was available just below the wireless station on Saraswati Road and with an extreme influence and zeal of the said devotee brother and of another equally devoted sister , a plot was purchased. The Founder was in position to pay off an advance Rs. 1000 for the Bombay plot. He was eager to see how matters were further arranged by Mother.
He was destined and for only a small hut of matting and bamboos, if nothing better can come forth and be managed, just like kachcha sheds which usually Bavajis have , Rs. 5000 which he can spare for himself were enough.He had the do or die unflinching and unyielding resoluteness of having any abode anywhere where he can stay with Mother in every solitude and continue Mother's work.
[ 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.