Mai-ism says Nishkama निष्काम superiority and Sakama सकाम inferiority is simply a wasteful debate. None can rise above what he actually is by the stroke of a sound on the ear tympanum such as " Kill your desires ". It is simply a delusion. The Founder is wondering at the bankruptcy of common sense .Valmiki Ramayana वाल्मिकी रामायण begins with the Ashwamedha अश्वमेध for a son by King Dashratha दशरथ . Mai-ism says , we have every right to demand help relief and consolation from Mai, to ask for any harmless moral legitimate innocent desire commensurate with our capacities and circumstances. Our requirement is to be true to our Guru and God, with a determined living of " We shall develop in ourselves the Love Service Devotion and Surrender to our God and Guru and Mother's children as far we can." Desirelessness will automatically be developed ,as we gain in experience about the futility of running after worldly and sense pleasures and as we have a craving for higher joys and experience of the higher bliss. It is not the work of one day , one hour of hearing a Kathaa कथा or one trip to a Saint or a Sacred place or one blessing of " Narayan Narayan " नारायण नारायण by some well-known saint. Plugging does not help you and is entirely wrong method.
Have the clearest notion ," You have to go on reducing your desires and developing your higher joys ". Don't fret and foam. The Guru who does not help you to catch your hand and take you up gradually over a mountain, is no Guru. He has to do that without minding your going astray with departures on seeing most tempting things on the sides or your slipping some twenty steps down , while you have risen by only ten. The Guru must just laugh a little at your weakness , but not spurn or scold. The Guru may fret but he has not to forsake, unless the disciple himself leaves him. In modern life , in most cases there is no real offering and no receiving between the Guru and Shishya. शिष्य Where comes than , the question of forsaking ?
If the Guru becomes Mother to you in your mutual relationship and if you have every love for your Guru , it does not matter , you may be cunning, vicious, wicked, defective, impure, faulty, villainous, corrupt, degenerate and of a perverted reasoning, everything will be made straight in due course provided you stick up, serve, love, devote and surrender.
The Founder says," I hammer it again and again. The day you have decided , you will love and serve your Guru and God, the day you have decided, you will put all your cards before the Guru , the day you have decided, you will try your best , as far as you can , to carry out his instructions and wishes , the day you make resolution ,"come what may, I shall not leave my God and Guru ", your name stands embossed in gold as the winner of the race , some day.
People's approach is just unfortunate.Even to their Guru, some ladies tries to poise as princess and as time passes they are found as if to be mere vessel-cleaning women, or some men approach as millionaires and in the end they are found they are found as if to be criminals or bankrupts. They cheat their Guru's by showing , they need only a little support of 1 per cent of their own 99 per cent readiness an din the end it is found their real worth is not even 1 per cent.That crests repulsion in the mind of the disciple on exposure , and the whole Guru Shsihya गुरूशिष्य relationship period ends with pushing the train reversely, instead of towards its destination or getting off the rails.
We met with some cases of people where the aggrieved first find all circumstances wonderfully bettered, on heir taking to Divine aid and relief remedies through prayers repetitions and worships with meditation, etc. Subsequently however , their ship sinks disastrously only at the shore. After nine successes , the tenth result , a failure , makes the whole undertaking a failure. Here the reason is that the popular understanding is entirely full of ignorance.In spite of repeated suggestions and efforts to remove the misunderstanding, there is such a high pressure of the whole belief prevalent since centuries, that people think as if Mother's Grace were simply the wages of certain mechanical exercises. They don't bring into calculations their general behaviour to others, their sanctity, purity and straight-forwardness, etc. in a word, their love and service to God , Guru and God's children. These centuries old misunderstandings are mostly created and maintained by them that live on the blind religious faith of the people. People on the whole , in this respect are of ten ignorant though educated , and crooked though civilised.
The failure is due to wrong basic mentality ,as a whole , deficient in righteousness, truth, justice , goodness, etc. The approach to Almighty is otherwise than one with feeling of self-surrender , gratefulness and contentment. Often the approach is getting for one thing after another, with never ending series of demands. In the first place, Mother gives such persons the most practical solid convincing proof and experience , as to how the world and circumstances wonderfully change to their best advantage . They however fail to understand Mother's motive . Where arises the need foe Her dabbling with whatever She Herself has ordained by way of Prarabdha प्रारब्ध ? Mother wants to make your ways easier , only if you are turning your steps towards Her and true religiosity.On the other hand the response of the Grace seekers is not sincere , honest and deceitful. They are in fact, waiting for the last item of a certain undertaking, to be successful and an accomplished fact , for their turning truant from God and Guru. One would be surprised and shocked to find a marvellous change in them before and after , the success in their dealings with all. The real underlying fact in such cases is, that the approach seemed to be so very full of humility , sincerity and gratefulness and goodness was doing only a masterpiece of a playful part, with great artificiality, cleverness, sweetness and dexterity. The calamity being over , they become what they , by nature, are . They become temporary religious so long as they are in the clutches of calamity. Calamity gone, religiosity and remembrance and gratitude gone. In such cases , the Divine Grace and Help , is letter withdrawn. People trifle with God and God's help and thus fail miserably.Their outlook may also be called extremely poor because they do not realise that they will be needing God 's Grace , all their life throughout. Please note the subtle-most difference. You may demand and get much more than any other man , but your approach counts, how you look upon Almighty and what relations you have. Demanding and donating , is the most trivial part of the whole relationship.
The Founder has one mind which gets disgusted on his having to say simplest things at their apparent childishness. But other mind of his gets saddened on seeing many spiritual experiments , undertakings and exertions becoming futile in the end , only because of missing of some smallest requirement. The reason is people detest hearing details out of love for bombasticity and so much tom tommed leisure-less-ness.
Hearing and knowing is nothing. Possessing, mastering and controlling and commanding , is something. The whole modern world is so very over busy. No leisure ! No rest !! No energy for any thing except the dead routine !!! With what are we one and all from the biggest to the beggar , busy about ?? Mother alone knows !! Let us think deep. Where have we slipped ? What is wrong ? Where is the source of evil, and how can we set matters right ? Disciplined living with a true understanding of religion on the broadest basis can alone bring peace and happiness.
In this country of greatest religious tom tomming , how very scanty is the financial encouragement to religious literature ?? People should be prepared to demand appreciate and patronized a revised religious literature in which , psychological, practical and utilitarian aspects are detail-fully dealt with. Playing on the same gramophone records has sickened the modern world and created
a nausea for religion. We have to make a new departure , although the same goal. We have to begin with a new slate de novo unitedly and concentratedly.
It should never be forgotten while the Founder is dealing with seemingly trivial most matters ( which he is not satisfied even with frequent repetitions of ) that the speciality of his teachings is " Take care of pennies and be practical."Any genius has one tenth inspiration, but nine-tenth is perspiration. There is no magic. Everything of achievement is rich or poor, according to the time , head and heart, that is devoted and sacrificed.The best way of doing any work is to cut it into as any smallest pieces as you can with your sharpest intellectual knife , and see that every piece is made best with recollections , rehearsals and repetitions.
The Founder is not explaining some intricate point, unexplained, misunderstood, misinterpreted or for a sub-item of a religious nature.He is for the wholesale religiosity and desideratum of increasing the same. He is not for some gap-filling or a crack-cementing . He is for a practically new re-constructor , utilizing every sound and useful material.
Intellectually knowing a certain truth satisfactorily within the four corners of reason and logic , is only a preliminary step. You simply know , where to go, where to seek, how to strive , how to analyse, how to synthesize, how to succeed and how to master the truth. However, going, seeking, striving, analyzing, synthesizing, succeeding and mastering remains. First you have to create faith in the truthfulness of the truth.With that truth, the truthfulness must be constantly before your eyes. Whenever the corresponding allied situations of action arise , you have then to exert , you have to pass through a continued practise of rising, falling, re-rising ad infinitum, till you achieve the mastery.
Any truth is something like a seed. It requires a liking , a love, a conviction and a faith to urge you , to pick it up and sow it in your garden or ground.The seed by itself again is nothing but it bears out its own usefulness through a tree with its foliage and fructification.
People first gets scared away at something said in a different manner , ( although it the very same thing ), on the ground of unknown foreign waters. So many years pass to understand that the new teachings are simply old wines in new bottles; and hat comes again the lukewarmness and deadness, due to over familiarity and already knownness.
People hate things because they are new, as they disturb them from their inertia of their deep stupor. People refuse to stir up, because there is nothing new to break the centuries old monotony already known to them. people forget the highest truth, viz., that there can be nothing new in absolute and fundamental nature in the realm of Religiosity under the Sun, because true religiosity was born with the Universe and Creation itself.
There is no hopelessness for even over-fondled or over-spoiled children. Where is, in all the reality, love to God and Guru , as of a child to it's mother ? ? The whole flaw and fraudulence of the follower is there, while they raise the point of doubtless-ness and even a contradicting assertion in the matter of nay connection between Love and Service to God and Guru and their self- development of attainment of greater benefit , peace and bliss.
The Founder states : It fascinates you to be told, all your weaknesses will be forgiven, you will go on better and better, happier and happier , on accepting the relationship of the child to the Mother You are all along seeing only the one side. Let all points of worthiness go; where in so much as your feeling, the pure and simple feeling - ( I want nothing else ) - of a child to mother ???
Let all tall talks of worthiness go. A child finds itself uneasy without the mother, for, say, some few minutes in the day, even though for all other hours it is busy with hundreds of plays and playfulness. do you feel that ? Let us go further to still more easy and easiest things. The child will shout for its mother in a congregation of ladies. it is neither afraid , nor ashamed. It has no juggleries. Let anyone ask the child," Which is your mother ?"and the child will boldly and immediately point out. I am not talking about the higher amiabilities of child, which will thrust a jilabiजिलेबी piece in the mother's mouth smilingly and feel the sweetest bliss. let all higher things go.They are miles away from the modern men. I am talking of the rudiments only.You disown your God and Guru in no time.Some one asks you," I learn you believe in God as Mother. " You immediately get funky and say," All deities are the same. They are only different names of One Finalmost Thing." You shrink. you disown Mother . " You have not even the ordinary moral courage which a seven years' child has," that there standing in the green garment , is my mother." The same thing regarding your Gurus.
Have you ever thought deeply ?? You want your God and Guru to come in when you want and to disappear when you don't want them. Where is even the most elementary fitness ? ?The natural fitness of even a child to its mother !!! Even so much as not disowning , whenever you like !!!
Millions of things have been stated and will be stated in the name of Religion.If you like you may strike out the Guru.The only path of salvation is Love, Service, devotion and Surrender to your God, whatever your conception of God be. And that teaching means Mai-ism.
AUTHOR : MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND [ EDITIONS : 1952 & 2007 ]
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.