247.Like a child, the Founder said to himself," If every one who profited by Mother's Grace spared 1/3rd of his monthly earning and every one who had constant contact with the Founder spared 1/4th , both once for all, I could quite easily raise nearly eighty thousand." Beside, the main brilliant factors were these. Gujaratis were much richer than Madrasis. Anyone one would see that on the very face of their living.Next thing, they were his own people.Still next thing , the relationship with Madrasis were only a devotional one. The founder had simply taught them the art of how please Mother, to be saved from calamities or to improve prospects in life. With Gujeratis he not only knew them but their homes and family members who would be surrounding him.The Founder had helped so many from so many hardships ( and such as none would like to be mentioned in public ), most wonderfully and miraculously.
248.Founder was sure that as soon as he opened his mouth in Gujerat about hi s intention of constructing Mai-Niwas, he would be upheld, at the standard which these poor people ( with no materialistic obligations of Founder's removing any special calamities ) had laid down , with quite a sufficient for a main hall and two side rooms amount. In his child-like way, Founder argued to himself and revolved in his mind every circumstance in which Mother had helped every man and saved the situation. With the highest love of the people for money that he can then imagine he did not find it in any way hard to realise the minimum requirement , even without any consideration of people's return by way of actual gratitude , only if they just helped a good cause by way of refuse flinging away of something in proportionate to what they already had in their hands. Further Gujeratis had the immense and continued benefit of well-thought-out instruction in every detail from time to time since calamities were talked over to the Founder and till they disappeared.
249. Founder gets sickened when he reviews this question after his disillusionment about what the world in its natural constituency is . The less said the better. In a word, the ungratefulness of the human world is many times much grater and more bitter than that of beasts. This expression is in itself erroneous in away. The proper way of putting it is that whereas animals have shown the heights of gratefulness , men have shown climaxes of ungratefulness. It is an extremely interesting subject to study why it is so and the Founder would like to record the psychological working of an average mind of this age for them that are of his rosy outlook and are in absolute darkness about, atleast, the present wickedness and religious hypocrisy of the world.
250. Founder says the wickedness of the world is antidoted by the superb ultra goodness of a limited few thereof. The world knows only ill-treating them, ridiculing them, harassing them and squeezing them.The later however are prepared for all that, because they have a trust in a much more powerful and Merciful element , viz., God-Almighty . Such few consider their remuneration as payable, not in the world , but in the Highest Court of Justice.
251. Founder is fond of saying " Servers can not be diners. "It is none of servers' concern to see whether the diners relish the served dishes or not. They have to kept their mum and keep on running from one end to other , without single moment's rest.The host is all the while watching them. The host appreciate their silent work and suffering. The host makes a note of every mischief and harassment of the dinners and the humility with which the servers pocket their insults and absorbing themselves in the discharge of their duty single-mindedly. Server's only concern is " Let it never be there that a single person in the distant most corner remained promptly unsupplied with anything important or unimportant , that he wanted." Later the Founder had immense joy on realising that none was permitted to serve who had not risen above the hunger. The Founder saw in one year what he had not dreamt of in over fifty five years . The whole world changed as soon as he gave an utterance to his intention of expecting some financial help for doing Mai's work, which work he had been doing for so many years in the past,and which the world had enjoyed at the Founder's expense . He needed help because he had on retirement no longer that decent earning which he had till then. His earning was only a pension of Rs. 114 p.m. , after living a scrupulously honest officer's expensive unsteady and touring life, with little saving. "
252.The Founder on his way from Hubli to Bombay [Mumbai], was given substantial sum by Madrasis at Poona [Pune} and the Founder danced with joy at such a brilliant lucky beginning.
253. On coming over to Bombay and entering the boundaries of the mercantile money-monarch-riled trading expert Gujerat, he saw the undreamt-of-change. People who had wept before him and whose tears he had wiped began to talk him as a house-master who would speak to a door-beggar. The Founder lost the Saviour's and human Mai's position in the eyes of people. It was no small crime of the Founder to have his eye on the mere scattered refuse around the cash-box of each man so as to be a help to continue his work which had been proved to be most beneficial and which had been proceeded with by the Founder on his own responsibility and which was to help mankind in future.
254.Next to the devotional brother and sister in Bombay previously referred as helping the Founder to get the site, N.P. was the first man in Gujerat who although earning quite a poor pay prostrated himself before the Founder, with a envelope containing a hundred Rs. note stating in a letter that what he had paid was nothing compared to what he had received as Mother's Grace by way of his being saved from attacks of fatal illness, and that the amount was given as a token of personal veneration , to be spent in any way the Founder like.
255.The Founder had absolutely no idea , of a mercantile poison spreading disease-bacteria of money making out-look in religious managements, unless the receipt side became so very prosperous and lucrative as to require an organisation , least there be any mis-appropriations by the assistants of a Religious Head.The minimum amount that would justify any such doubt for the Founder , considering his status as an ordinary citizen and his official career with absolutely no consideration about his religiosity and his own Founder-ship, would have been many times much more than the the total amount required.
256. There was absolutely nothing like something to be given as given once for all without having anything to do with it, which was by way of  a return for calamities removed, or  a return for the benefits already enjoyed by virtue of the existence of Mother-worship Institute or  helping a good cause which is to none's taste or  helping a religious man in his work , whose devotion they had already seen , admired and also profited by.
257. The Founder a clean-cut absence and absolute evaporation of any of the above noble considerations The whole outlook was found to be just the reverse.Everyone , as it were , rose to the pedestal of a dictator and began to issue commands from his dais , without touching his purse.Some talked as if they were to patronise a Scheme to make the Founder merely Bhatji ( a poorly paid worshipper) of a temple. None came forth in Bombay to take up the cause or to move round or even to talk a word in favour of the proposal.
258. The Founder was agreeable to the proposal of Trust or a Committee , if such proposal really took a concrete shape. He was agreeable to anything , because his only life mission or ambition was the furthering of the Mai-movement and the out-spread of Mai-ism. He was not a tonsure -headed incognito from Haradwar or Rameshwaram. he had worked day and night. He had spent. His work was there for years before he retired , don eon his own responsibility and at his own expense. Some one sympathetic to the Founder stated," Let us start with the modest beginning of Rs.30,000. Whoever comes up with the donation of Rs. 5000, let him be a trustee. six trustees would make up the finance. To put the same matter in another shape, let there be a board of members , with an entrance fee of Rs, 250 and a reasonable monthly fee of say Rs. 3 or 5 or a percentage fee of 1 per cent of a man's earning. " Founder agreed to any proposal on the top of the acceptance , he even said he would be nothing nothing to do with the financial side and would confine himself to the religious side of the Institute.
259. Both proposals were placed before persons interested, but the fact of the facts was , there was not a single man coming forth with any interest whatsoever , either to touch his purse or to move his hands and feet to go to another or move his tongue to talk to even the nearest neighbor or relatives or even one's own sons and daughters.
260. The Founder had the said sad experience at Ahmedabad - a city of consolidated richness. Ahmedabad was a place wherefrom he could have collected a significant amount , if there was a single soul to take up the idea. The long and the short of the whole experience both at Bombay and Ahmedabad was that , none acme forth and none wanted to entertain any proposal of financing the Mother-movement.
261. Ahmedabad went one step further than Bombay. Some indulged in crooked ways of argumentations which spread fire in the heart of the world-novice, the Founder. Someone with a responsible life- status and high education abroad " Where is the need of building for doing Mother's work ?? Can it not be done even on otta ( a verandah ) ? " The Founder even at the age of sixty credited every man with sincerity and outspokenness and he would loose his balance " Can a man of this much worldly experience and education not understand such a simple thing , that even for a second standard boy , it makes a difference in his attitude if he is given independent room in the house. ?"
262.Founder often states his life-long blunder has been to be entirely ignorant about the wickedness about the world , and which he all along mistook to be an absence of commonsense. Founder would get wondered how people have not got even the most ordinary commonsense. He had no idea, wickedness walks in robs of righteousness and defends itself under the shield of absence of commonsense. or a misunderstanding.
263. Someone would say to him," If you had an idea of getting money from us to do the work , why did you not begin , from the very commencement , to sell Mother's Grace ? I am sure you might have by now easily got many times much more than you need, at least, one lac."
Founder would be again wondering how these simple things , people could not understand. a parent supports and nourishes child In the later life the parent has no money and therefor wishes the rich sons to help him in maintaining the younger family . is it selling a parental goodness ? ?
Founder's head would turn at the follies (?) of the world . He would say " Those heads have only saw-dusts. They can't think properly. " He had not had an iota of the worldly understanding or any suspicion about the bona fide speeches of the world. he never thought of cunningness behind seeming senselessness and jealousy-burningness behind relishlessness.
264. Some would ask" Since what date , Mother has taken to begging ?? Is Mother for giving or receiving ? " Some would say," Your powers you have lost.They are all consumed. If not, why does not Mother Herself give you a lottery ?/ Why should it be necessary for anyone to open his mouth for you in a humiliating way ? "
265. Someone would say," You hear this poor man's advice. I am sure Mai will not refuse you any request. You confine yourself in a room and concentrate and get the name of a winning race-horse or the figures of " The American features ". Why don't you do such a simple thing with in your own certainties ?" After a pause, in a philanthropic way , he would add," Come on , cheer up. i am helping you. I will give 10 per cent of my gains for Mother's work, on my getting money through your lips."
266. Someone would say," The bees go to the flowers . Flowers never go to bees. Money will sent by Mother Herself. You simply sleep away. You deserves sitting down in a worship-room like an image. Let others do what they like and let Nature take its own course. If Mother desires anything , She will do it. If not, what do you care for that ? "
267. The master-stroke was however this ," Which devil has asked you to undertake an activity ? You had a fad and madness . Well, alright, you pleased yourself and danced as you liked, with money that you had. If you have no money to continue your fads , why don't you be wise and sit silent in an unknown corner ? "
268.Some would say," You have reached the highest point of evolution, but your egoism has not died and you have not been perfect in your Nivratti ( complete restivity). Why should you have the ego-ism of Your doing something you can for the world before you die ?? Who are YOU, to improve the World ?
269.Hundreds of things , the Founder had to hear, and that too, not from men of small education or small means . But, come what may, the zealousness of the Founder could not be abated by any sense of arguments.
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.
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