582. Religion has therefore to be as constitutionally tackled as any modern movement and with no haphazard ways of financing and defraying expenses and no extremities of recklessness on either side. The first thing I would like to introduce is a license to preach a religion with a view to stop all underhand mischief and exploitation. Let there be a religious congregation with all the well known saints therein, who are interested in raising the general public trend of morality and religiosity by constitutional methods. Let there be a Divinity college as well , where all religions are taught and examinations are held. So much mischief in the name of religion through playing upon superstitious and mysticisms , will disappear. Such rumors, as that a certain a saint rises five feet above the ground in the air or that a serpent spreads its hood when another saint goes to sleep or that a certain necklace in the neck of a saint being given as a present by Lord Shiva constantly revolves , will be once for all dealt with , and each saint concern with the rumor will be respectfully asked, how much rumor in the truth. If they deny such denials will be broadcasted to remove people's superstitious follies or tricks of exploitation, or they will be put to tests by such congregations and will be blown up , if found to be humbugs.
583. It is high time, a distinction should be introduced as " Hindus" and "Hinduistic", the former conveying merely the Hindu parentage and the latter, acceptance of the broadest principles of Hinduism, which should be de novo laid down in so many concrete unambiguous qualifying definitions. The present hotchpotch of believers and non-believers, Easterners and Westerners, Sanatanists (orthodox) and Sudhaaraks (social reformers) has created a great anarchy and chaos. Let all Government legal measures of making a certain type of Hindus happier, be made applicable, to that particular class after a classification is made. That is that true sense of independence and liberty. The rest is only oppression. A particular society has to decide what is best for itself. If you are sleeping and snoring like a paralytic populace, there is little to blame for others, if they take you to be the piece and parcel of the whole huge mass, regarding your beliefs aims and objects and the final goal of your life and living.
The whole essence of my exertions in religious life and preaching, has at the end brought me to a conclusion , the religious preacher in the modern age have simply wasted their life, to fill up a certain site with waters to form a beautiful lake, whereas others have desired to have a dry rocky foundation for massive building of pleasure-hose, on the very site. After all, our exertions are over, we have found that the very fundamental beliefs and opinions and decisions and judgments have been different and even contradictory. What a hopeless wastefulness of life it is, to be consuming one's everything over them that have been holding just the contradictory beliefs !!, on a general assumption that all persons born as Hindus, have certain beliefs of morality and religion !!!
Welcome every family to express his religious and social views in open declarations and help each one to take up one's place in the class where he and his family would be in natural waters, with men, environments and atmosphere suitable for all ambitions, experiences, progress and evolution. Let there be a clear-cut arrangement of each in the matter of his either following or leaving a particular definite organization of certain principles, beliefs and customs. No dabbling thereafter. If for instance there is one society that believes in the happiness of this life, don't be ridiculing and shouting against a woman thereof, that changes her husband on every birth-date. Nor on the other hand that society should be permitted to cry out cruelty on the ground of enforced life-long sexual abstinence, in the case of a window that has not even once seen connubial happiness, of the other society that believes in mortification of flash and a happy future life. Outsiders have surely no right to impose their opinions. Let each society decide its outlooks, ways of living and practical measures.
Come out of this long labyrinth, so that your efforts may not be lost and your energies be better utilized to enrich the deserving and those needing your guidance. Let that presumption now go, viz., that every Hindu believes in certain fundamentals. Teach your highest mathematics to students of mathematics alone. Don't go on holding tours of mathematics -lecturing to every college, every high school and every boy or girl that comes to you or you can run to and have an access to. Don't exert your whole self over unworkable wooden blocks, which are best fitted to serve as fuel. Make sure first about the Divine or Democratic nature of your disciple before you begin teaching your Geetaa. That haphazard thinking way of "Those that are craving for religious uplift, will take it up." won't work well now. Don't forget that one corroded mango spoils the whole warehouse of best mangoes.
There is a wholesale change in the fundamentals themselves. When one man thinks it is a treachery to be in bad connection with the friend's wife or sister, another believes everyone must have full liberty of sexual pleasure ; when one man believes there is nothing wrong in robbing the rich another refuses to accept any money obtained by foul means , ho can you ameliorate such a society of chaotic and contradictory beliefs ? and how anyone can maintain the equilibrium? There must be some fundamental principles, truths, customs and prescribed ways of living to which each one of society bows one's head, trying one's best to abide by the rules and regulations of the society.
Let all saints and saintly persons and religious minded interested eminent persons, once sit together, with their best mettle, to chalk out some way to save Religion. two saints meeting together to-day, for the said express purpose of saving Hinduism, with the whole Hindu world as a unit, and the general preservation only as a unit, with absolutely no consideration of detailed differences of philosophies, sects, and sub-sects etc., and with no individual axe to grind or chosen people of one's own fold, to form an all year standing Institute will find twenty to co-operate and work with them tomorrow. It is high to make some such beginning of an Institute, with a permanent standing interest of a fully constitutional All India Organization , with the all year round running activity, with the exclusive specific aim and object of ameliorating and preserving morality and religion, maintaining the culture and caliber and the general standard of the whole nation.
Once such a beginning is made in, however, a poorly a way, it is sure to do its work most efficaciously after some time, because after all Religion is the very backbone of the Hindus, their flesh and blood. Hindus are the descendants of Rishis and sages of unparalleled religiosity. Please don't forget the fact , that none has worked in a constitutional manner, with the whole Hinduism and Hindu nation as the units, in their wholesale outlook , without folds and philosophies and followers and in the manner suitable to the new age , in which new mentalities, new considerations and new situations are fully considered, in a spirit of sympathy, consultation and cooperation.
Please note one extremely subtle point. This sort of work, none can begin except saints. Here, the best worldly householders can do very little. They can only help saints, but the initiative can be taken by saints alone, who have risen above self-interest, are under no infatuations of personal attachments and are universal-minded, especially as it is an upstream task against the natural mass flow and because it requires for its success God's Grace obtainable by living life of Love, Service, Devotion and Self-surrender .
We require ministry of saints, an assembly of family heads and a council of individuals, with volunteers of both sexes to work methodically and constitutionally for Hinduism as a whole and Hindu nation as a whole.
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.