" First of all, let it be clear that there is nothing in me. Mother has made me only an instrument for Her own work. She wants that the world, or at least the Hindu world, should be a world of Mai-ists believing in the six Mai tenets , that the world likes and accepts this Religion of Universal nature , with all the secondary matters of a religion given only a secondary importance and being considered almost dispensable.
Re : The working process : The installation of Mother is great thing. It enables the devotee to best concentrate his mind and to make his prayers most intense. Once the Mother is installed , although She may be ignored as soon as the calamity is gone, yet some one the house would be taking a liking and a devotional relish ; and though in a broken and discontinuous way, the worship will have more or less permanent footing in the family on Mother giving proofs after proofs of Her Grace. The universal simple and straight and most unobjectionable teaching of Mai-ism will spread out gradually , and the world will be of better caliber and of a happier living luck , through righteous mentality and good moral conduct , character and behavior.
316. Founder says," The greatest human blunder is , people do not realise. Every smallest thing you have to achieve by your own exertion.Nothing will automatically happen by itself. Spiritual progress is like a building of a mansion, and not , the growing of a garden. You plant a tree and go away. After five years , you will find it bears fruits. You construct a wall of twelve layers and go away. On your return , you will not twenty layers. On the other hand, two layers might have been removed by the mischievous boys of the street. "
317. Founder continues :
" Nothing can be done , without yourself actually doing it. People get tired to hear such a simple truth, but they never once think or realise. Is your Guru a mad man and a ghost possessed man that he would go on repeating the same truth , if he sees that you have realised it ? He sees that you have not realised it, that you have not caught the right value of it. He sees that there is not an iota of an echo of that truth in your practical life. And then alone, he is repeating a same truth., if you are fit fore next higher truth?"
318. Founder also says another thing : " Do not expect higher things to come without Mother's Mercy and Guru's Grace. Every thing is alright in the worldly plane. There you can proceed with your worldly wisdom and tact. But, on the spiritual path,or when you want to invoke Divine aid, for worldly smoothness , you need a Guru whoever he be , who is deeply interested in your welfare and in whose powers and bonafides you have a full faith. Let him be only one step ahead of you.That is enough. The test of a solid Guru-Shishya relationship is how far Guru loves you and how far you love , confide in him and serve him. Guru does serve you , but on a much higher plane."
319.Re : the prats played by Mother, Guru and the aspirant , the Founder's patent illustrations are these.
" The getting of the Guru is something like Mother's placing a certain demanded thing in a glass cupboard, none knows when and how. The cup-board key is with the Guru and the work of opening the cup board and taking out the grace given thing is to be done by the disciple.Thus, the process starts with the disciple moving the heart of the Guru, to get a certain thing form a Mother. The giver is the Mother and the receiver is disciple.
"Without Mother's Mercy , both the Guru and the Shishya may daily look at the cup-board and get disappointed.The disciple, if he pleases Mother but does not please the Guru , sees the thing placed in cupboard , but can not take it out. Guru does not know the invisible world nor the disciple's true self and innermost intentions, or his worthiness and his place and part in the cosmic arrangement. ( That Guru knows everything past present and future is a faith and not always a fact ).It therefore may also happen that the A Guru may desire and pray most intensely , and yet Mother may refuse to give , because neither the Guru nor the disciple perfectly knows what is future , and what is good and what is bad , for the disciple.
" There are so many instances which show that , while Mother is refusing a certain demand , She has been actually saving a man from a long sightedly seen calamity and that he is most foolishly dabbling with a programme most wisely chalked out for him by Mother."
The Founder had studied the subject most deeply. He says, the difficulty comes in because some people ( most of us ) are out and out habitual shameless beggars.
" If when a man's certain desire is fulfilled, in the end he has repentance and find sense enough to realise " I asked a certain thing ; Mother was not granting. I however forced Her hands through my intense coercive devotion. My eyes now open. What I thought would be a heaven has turned out to be the direst hell. I now have my final decision.I have no sense to judge what is better for me. Why not leave then every thing to Mother Herself, with an extremely general unspecific request to make happy ? "
" If people are getting wiser, the world would change in no time , but the beggar is shameless enough.Let me turn to the noble idea of Mother and child , which is the natural one with the Mai-ism. Just study a child. Have you not seen he asks one thing with great obstinacy, goes to play with it, but as soon as the child finds its useless throws it away without the smallest and least thought or sorrow about its wrong judgment or its own foolishness or any serious thought whatsoever or without feeling shy to ask another thing, again asks for another withe same or even multitude obstinacy ?? "
There is no end to shameless asking and begging. The Founder has before his eyes so many instances. A girl has no husband; " give me husband ", husband given; " What is the use of husband without an appointment ?"; appointment given;. " The parents of husband always taunting me as a barren; give me a son. " son given. " The son is quite handsome intelligent and jolly; but always sick; give him health given.
Where is the end for this asking-ness and giving-ness ?? Here, here, here, the Mai-istic outlook, view and heart is different. Are you not yourself foolish if you think that Mai-ism or its Founder does not understand that Nishkama Bhakti is superior to Sakama Bhakti ??The difference is however is here. Mai-ism does not call him shameless beggar whose begging has no end.Mai-ism does not drive him out or spurn him. Mai-ism has altogether a different eye and has a heart of Mother. There is no constructivity behind driving out with spurning.Mai-ism does not call such a person a habitual shameless beggar , but a senseless immature child. Mai-ism says it is easy for a college principal to select only the first class boys for admission, to give no form to little below the first class passing standard and show brilliant results. That is alright for one's own name and fame ; but not fro them, who want to see that the whole world enjoys the benefit of being educated.
Mai-ism believes in lifting the person wherever and whichever stage that person is.What can be more bold than the open speech (sentence of the Founder), at the All -Faiths Conference in 1933, when he said ?
" To the true Mother's son . murders are brothers and wayward women are sisters ".
The Founder in his full heat on the subject says, people as also preachers totally forget how practically impossible fro anyone to leave , off his desires, simply because some preachers tell him scoldingly ," Don't desire , curb your desires. be desire less. " Let us count and let such preachers supply a list of the number of the persons whom that sort of teaching has transformed . No hypocrisy , no theory and no lying be permitted, while accepting the standard of " desirelessness. "
Mai-ism takes an extremely patient view . It says," Children are bound to be so. Let them grow in wisdom.A time will surely come when without your telling them you should not ask , they themselves will not ask. Have you not observed this in rich man's children and boys when they grow up to be full-fledged ? Till that stage is reached, you have to take care of your devotees, as children. Call them senseless,forgetful, ungrateful, obstinate, shameless but they are children , if you have Mother's heart. Mother's mercy should be the last finishing stroke and closes every individual's chapter," Be a severe judge towards a frequent criminal , but the kindliest jailor ". says Mai-ism.
If you have a critical eye, the eye of mother and not of king to a beggar or of a stern Guru towards the unworthy disciple, you will find, tough very slowly, very imperceptibly, ever soul is getting nearer and nearer the Mother.The most ungrateful heart one day bursts .The memory of untold obligations someday sits heavy on the heart and breaks it. He than weepingly recounts all of them. The man gets one day ashamed of his obstinacy of demand.One day the higher sense does dawn with them highest illumination. At least , the Founder is extremely optimistic on thus point. The rub is, people want harvests without seed sowing.
The Founder says,I never believe any of my efforts has gone vain. Only thing is, we are blind. We don not see transformation until it takes a certain visible shape. Please note it very subtly one man may sow and another may reap or the original sower may not be known to the world.That is all quite possible ; but no sowing without its growing; and that is a dead certainty. Great men think in terms of benefit to the world as a whole and not to their own little self , and hence they have much less cause to be sorry about the results of their painful exertions not being quickly visible.
Mother's Mercy. Guru's Grace, disciple's exertion all three together bring forth a certain desired result . As to the remedies of pleasing God or Guru, the same universal Mai-istic formula holds good.
" Love, Service, Devotion and Self-surrender "
320. Another small instance explaining the triple working is that of radio programme. The best celestial musician is Mother Herself , who smooth-ens all miseries. It is She that sings. The Guru is the director; Mother sings if the Director prays to Her, to shower Her Grace. If however the listener is so careless not to be switching the valve , the "grace " passes away without being received.
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.