393. The lady one day asked, "you must raise my husband to be the manager of a concern and not merely an accountant as now." Of course, the working in the worldly way was there. But he was able to start within three months a new concern, which had as its telegraphic address "Mai-concern."
394. The husband and son both were once in trouble regarding the official management, of an extremely serious order, although fully innocent. The lady exacted a promise; and both were relieved of the most embarrassing situation, all the destructive forces changing to be sympathetic in no time.
395. One funny experience was this " While her husband was taken to the office to resume his duties, it was on a condition that the husband should go, during recess, to Founder's office in Old Customs House, where he was the head of his department. The Founder would get the most pungent chutney or pickles and they would enjoy full tiffin together. At home, the doctor had not permitted even the simplest normal diet. One day, by chance the lady came up to the Founder's office, and found them eating all pungent and oily stuff like Madrasi Dhosa, Bhajjis, Potatoes, Vadas, etc. She got laughter after laughter. " You are eating every damned useless thing here. At home, you are pressing the doctor to permit you to take just only the unobjectionable daily diet, with a pitiable face, and the doctor would say, " still you have to wait !!!" The husband turned pale, being caught red-handed. He excused himself, saying, "Where am I eating anything? I am only taking the Prasad of Mother who enabled me to attend the office, otherwise, your doctor would have made me to lie in the bed for months." All laughed most heartily and all diet-instructions ceased.
396. The knottiest point which baffled all attempts at solution was this, "Here is lady. She is quite a new type of lady bred up practically in western ways. She does not believe in Idols, Images, Patha Worship and all the usual things, a Hindu is conversant and concerned with. She has only one qualification. She has somehow a faith which has no parallel." She believes "What Founder promises must fulfil." She does not serve him in any extraordinary way. She is doing only what any honourable good host would do to an honourable good guest. The only speciality is that she remains practically in the constant presence of Founder. She has been constantly hammering the idea, " you are yourself Mother," and she is, as it were, hypnotising herself with the notion, " What he promises must be done." So much so, that she and her husband would be repeatedly saying to others revering the Founder and in close contact with them, " What we can't get done with two thousand of rupees, we can get done by Founder, with two pice worth of strongest snuff or pungent chutney."
397. Founder who is all his life an extremely subtle observer of feelings, results, etc., in the realm of religion, was getting very unsettled. Said he, "What?, Is this religion all a farce ?? Is it that the fulfilment of a certain desire entirely independent of what you are in the scale-pans of what they call religiosity? Does your success, especially at least the one in worldly matters, depend on the force and faith with which you wish and determine it must be a fait accompli, and the conviction you have about its sure fulfilment!!!"
398. Founder would so often most subtly analyse his mind and heart. There were two factors. He loved her most intensely as his own daughter and the second thing, was, if she took up the Mai-cause, that would be accelerated most speedily as she had rich relatives, was herself a cultured and educated lady and she had a moral courage and even boldness of an up-to-date England-returned lady. The Founder's whole working-policy was this. His ambition was to give wonderful experiences of Divine Help through Mother's Grace and go on getting families after families praying to Mother. He however found the world to be too deceitful, selfish and ungrateful, in general.
399. What is the actual working??? What is it, that works these wonders? She can't help to analyse, because she had quite a simple theory. She would say, " With respect to people that come to you, when do you inquire or what do you know about anything like their deservedness, sinlessness, prarabdha, favourable worldly circumstances, personal faculties, etc.?" The Founder was, as it were, for getting Mother's Pardon, or atleast postponement of Prarabdha, as an exception, for whoever agreed to be worshipping Mother. She continued, " Is it not extremely easy thing to understand? Each one is a Master of oneself. Can I not do anything I like in my own house??" " Every one is God and God is within everyone of us. Where is then anything like sinfulness and sinlessness and so many other things talked over under religion?"
400. The most dangerous notion, of every one being God, is a senseless jargon for which Vedant teaching is criminally responsible. The Vedantik mischief to which any immature mind is led, on Adwaitistic talking about the Supreme Truth, to any one in the street that meets and prostrates, without testing his worth and plane ( Adhikar and Bhumika ) was at the bottom.
It is tantamount to this, that man is responsible to none and nothing here or above. The Founder has heard this senseless parrot-like misunderstood expression from so many of even the most learned people, "Every one is God, God is in me, and God is in you." Blessed Shree Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, in his own homely way of illustrations, has done his best to stem the tide of this foolish notion, by the well-known example of the elephant crushing one of his disciples. Said Paramahamsa, " Yes, you are a God, but the elephant driver was also a God, and the elephant was also a God. The driver asked you to be out of the way. You did not. Two Gods threw out one God."
The illustration is childlike as Paramahamsa was a Mother's child and as a man, of highest Divine knowledge and intellect. He knew, the world as a whole had not advanced more than a child to understand the deep philosophy, practically. The illustration more than hammered out the foolish notion, without the bitterness of calling spade a spade. The uprooting of the poisonous weed was done in that disciple's case. Nothing beyond that, was considered necessary for a particular occasion by the most practical Guru of Gurus.
EXTRACT FROM THE BOOK : MAI-ISM [ 777 NOTES, 734 PAGES ]
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.