519.We are now entering the conclusion part. The Founder has expressed his own views about what a true religion should be and what are religious reformer has to be busy about.He has dealt at full length about this in his two volumes of Mai Sahasranama. He is so very extremely anxious to know , how many of the so very innumerable persons blessings the world with their choicest benedictions , have made a detailed study of where we were , and where we are and what should be done to set the religious world on right lines.Let God be in heavens , we shall agree to intern Him there , if the world determined , but how many eyes are opened enough to see. We have already become animals , and are on our way to be enslaved by Satan, more and more as each day passes.The world has seen getting more and more drowned in miseries and calamities. Can we do anything ourselves? Let God's part be left to be played at His own sweet Will, but what about them that have been so graciously gifted by God, to think about things themselves ?? Let there be failure , the most humiliating failure, but them and the world have the satisfaction, that they have done their best. Even God's help to the men that have tried their sweating best , is many times much greater , than to them that have been sitting hand folded , asking God to do everything for them and the world.
People that have no eyes to mark the degeneration , physical, moral, social, religious, spiritual, will refuse to see things even when their eye-lids are pulled.If the pupils themselves have got inverted what can the poor eye-lid-puller do ?? But, in a word, it is high time , all religious highly intellectual and originality gifted souls should unite and put their heads together, to find out some easy way.Each one's Ashram or math can not continue to be taken as one's whole world. There must be inter communications and sympathetic exchanges , and some eleventh thing must come forth, out of the ten ablest things.
The task today for a religious reformer ( as stated by the Founder in Mai Sahasranama ) is hard in hundred ways.The first and foremost work is that he has to make the world realise that it can not be happy without religion. He has to strengthen the belief both ways. Not only showing how Religion has come to the aid of mankind , but how highest civilisations not based on Religion have been swept away, under the degenerating and decaying influences of Time.For the modern age , a mere statement of his about a Truth is not enough.He has to introduce the Universal outlook in every individual Region. He has to consolidate the wisdom of the past , extracting its essence to the irreducible minimum size .He has to sift out the gold dust and establish proper values for essentials and non essentials of every Religion. He has to break monopolies.He has to minimize abuse and exploitation. He has to raise the general level of spiritual understanding, divine knowledge , plain living and high thinking. He has to strengthen the cultural moral background.He has to root out all mischiefs in the name of Religion.He has to lay down the best and efficacious life routine. He has to think out best solutions of all new burning questions that crop up as times advance. He has to consider various thirsts and hungers .He has to introduce a safety valves and breaks , for the good governance of the society and family life. He has to sublimate the energies the various passions. He has to suggest methods of equalisation, to fill in the voids below a certain minimum living standard. He has to lay down certain standards for every gradation in life, to prevent enormous increases and the very disappearance of any standard whatsoever , which results in turbulent discontent and rebelliousness and disparity, and the rushing in of degeneration. He has to interweave consideration of this world below and the other above. He has to create the recognition of the sameness of The Creator, The Created and The Creation. He has to open the world's Eye to the same One Life , animating one and all.
520.The religious ideal which can suit the modern world is one that can take the whole humanity in its embrace, which can respect and give a free play to Conscience, Reason, Experience and Science, which would allow every man to live well and teach letting others live well, which will ensure a perfect freedom for every soul to work out its own salvation in its own way, which will teach maintaining sense of proportion and proper evaluation of essentials and non-essentials of a religion, which would develop the faculty of judging all actions and actors, not by their positional values, but by the tests of the fundamental they satisfy, which would guide without intimidation and mental enslavement, which would make one free from the poison of the over-consciousness of superiority and inferiority of man to man, and lastly, which would develop the spirit of practical sisterhood and brotherhood in the daily routine of life.
521.A popular religion to suit the modern world should have the following characteristics :
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.