His personal routine has been reduced to minimum. He would be found praying or preaching or writing letters or hearing the distresses of people and giving them instructions as to the ways of removal of miseries.
537. Although in the finality of the things , he believes , as he so often humorously says, man's highest exertion does not result in anything substantial compared to what Mather's Grace can do , he dislikes the parasitic mentality and is extremely emphatic on the point of self-reliance, self-help and self-exertion. Says Founder, granting that you honestly are capable of doing nothing, remain grateful, be busy with Mother's glorification. Be helping Mother to keep Her Universe and children-folk happy , honest , virtuous God-fearing and God-loving. We go to someone's house, we don't know cooking.We at least sit by the side and talk to the Mother-hostess , although she is doing everything. That is Upaasanaa (side sitting).While Mother is preparing things for you, you be atleast sitting by Her side and expressing your gratitude.If you want her to serve you, when you are seated in the midst of pleasures fully occupied with the world and worldliness, you are making your Mother hostess your most obedient maid-servant.
538.There are theses things that are expected of you if you honestly believe you can do nothing. One thing is : Be absorbed in Her and constantly meditating on Her .If that can't be done , second thing is, at least be busy with activities that connected with Her. If that too can't be done, be atleast dedicating some type of service, even though it be mechanical, either of your physical body, your mental faculties or your financial favorable position.If that too can't be done , be at least glorifying Her name and expressing you gratefulness to Her .This much on the side of action and activity.On the side of your thinking, be humility itself. When you have to exert , you escape by saying," Who am I to do ? What at the best can I do ?" You put all your burden on Mother.When it comes to the realisation , you say," I did it", and claim the full ownership of the fruits without dedicating even a smallest fraction thereof , neither the credit of action nor the ownership of the fruit, to Mother. Mentally renounce the very idea of your authorship or actorship or ownership. Don't continue the contact not even the memory thereof. To give a homely illustration, you possess a field, you create a mango groove therein .You are seeing that the trees are cared and are made to yield maximum number of best quality. You labour and pluck all the mangoes and stake them on ground.You intend eating them, in the night itself. Here you have an occasion of renouncing ownership of the field , authorship of the mango groove , actorship of the mango heap.You have to develop;"Nothing is mine ", " Not only the fruit but also the attachment to the fruits." You should not be even signing and saying," The mangoes were of wonderfully pleasant type , etc. No attachment , not even the memory of the whole happening.
539.Let these three ideas be atleast fully developed: (1) I am the doer of nothing (2) Nothing belongs to me (3) I am capable of doing nothing.
Let us sit down and explain our position. Mother s prepared for any compromise, but we are hopelessly out and out bankrupt in every way. Not even the mental expression of gratitude ??? That is most despicable.
540. Founder says : This "neither here nor there " class of half-baked shards of earthern pots is most tiresome, troublesome to deal with; and that the average modern Hindu is. He is neither a Westerner nor an Easterner. He is neither an atheist nor a theist. He is neither a fullfledged Gyani nor an all-renouncing devotee. He is what he likes to be, as suits him best to serve his own Self. He is a crude obnoxious offensive mixture of everything. He has a love for material enjoyments as a westerner. When the question of exerting therefor comes up, he is an easterner and says, " we shall eat less but let us earn with ease and live God-dedication living". When a boy or a girl is out for selecting his wife, or husband, he or she wants the full latitude and freedom and right of a choice as a westerner. When the question of maintaining and taking care of the son's wife and cradling his children comes, he is again an easterner. When one has to be a guest, he is an easterner; when one has to receive a guest, he is a westerner and he shouts, " are all hotels burnt ?".
In a word, since the contact with the west, he is bringing in God, Religion, duty, virtue, morality, whenever he wants and is shelving all things wound up in a packet, whenever he does not want. He is more for seeing that others deal with him as truly religious men should, whereas he should live as an undisturbed irresponsible free-lancer. The whole mischief leading to the most hopeless degeneration is here. No self-control and highest vehemence against being placed under any control. He can't escape the control of Government, and there also, flouting the law is most common and most practised. No discipline. No practice. No exercise of any kind that would lead to a development of the higher life. Selfishness has been most shamelessly strutting in streets with the drunken-ness of equality and liberty, elbowing out every consideration of truth, justice, goodness, personal worth, status, capacity, etc.
How mere nothings we are ! ! How much degenerated ! ! How ill-equipped !! to help ourselves in living an easy peaceful life !! The world is full of cries for peace. With so much bleeding experience, the world has not been able to find the direction which, if patiently pursued, will lead the world to peace and happiness. Why? The world is deceitful even in its cries for peace. It wants peace and happiness, without leaving an inch of its ground of selfishness and of rebelliousness against the Divine laws. It is the cry and weeping of a murderer when the constable approaches him to catch. The world wants peace and happiness, while being allowed to be left to play any havoc as it likes. The experiences of the past are not yet enough, or rather, the tempest of desires and the darkness of ignorance is too frightful and thick. Or rather, with the fullest understanding, the rebelliousness is too emphatic. The mother says to a boistrous boy, binding him up with a rope "you have beaten my other children to bleeding; you beg pardon and promise not to repeat the atrocities again ; I let you loose, not otherwise." The boy does not agree to that, does feel the pains of punishment and is weeping and shouting " Peace, Peace. Happiness Happiness." Let him pronounce " Pardon " and Peace will be there. Let him declare his allegiance and agree to obey Her " Halt "; and " Happiness " will be there.
What is the present status of ours? Each man has learnt the art of being a dead wall to all others. None can know what is passing within each fortress. He wants all others to be entirely in the dark regarding his motives and intentions and his moves and moments. Language has ceased to command any trust whatsoever, for that is being shaped and used as one likes, without any relevancy to the actualities. The presiding deity of the language and speech-world that can enforce truth-speaking has been hurled down. The speech is used, not for true communication, but for creating misunderstandings and perversions, to serve the wretched and wicked self. On a study of speech and action, one sees it in no time, that lie and falsehood have established their universal mastery, affording as they do, best and easiest escape (of course with fewest exceptions). One feels inclined to suspect, if there is any remnant of the world yet left, that knows that lie and falsehood are bad. Falsehood-utterance has become as automatic as breathing itself. Going to the thought-world, there too, the mastery of every cunningness has been reached. When language failed to create trust, people took the sinister and secret devilish ways that Intellect could create. There too, the saturation point was reached. The chances of the more intellectual persons to exploit the less gifted ones have been exhausted. Even children are showing mightiest and deepest intellect in the matter of self-interest, self-security, self-pleasure and self-preservation and self-mastery. None could be cheated through language because each one takes another to be a liar, though not without courtesy and hypocrisy. None believes what another says, and none remains less intelligent to be caught up in the intellectual snares. All the worldly dealings have become like a serpent going to a serpent, and a pickpocket thrusting his hand into the empty pocket of another pickpocket. The language and speech-world has become full of poison, and the thought-world has become an ocean of devilish saltish waters of animosity and hatred, with dangerous depths and tempestuous waves.
Wherefrom can peace and happiness originate and proceed ? To continue, which can be the third stage of still further degeneration ?? That stage is that of squeezing out the helpless. The helpless man too is not committing the error of not detecting the lie or not foreseeing the intellectual snare, but with open eyes, he curses his misfortune of being unhelpably helpless. Next, Helplessness goes on being created. You are made to move and made to leave your anchors and are pushed, although not tempted, to fall in the pit of helplessness.
That stage of degeneration too has almost gone. People don't believe your speech, don't victimise themselves in intellectual snares, they develop the wisdom of preferring suffering to failing in your devilish hands out of helplessness. What next then, thereafter ? ? Last comes the terrible thing- the Brutal Force : " I want to snatch your things. I want to hurt you. I want to dispossess you. I want the money in your bank to be mine. I want to enslave you". "Why"?. " Because that is my wish. Because I am stronger than you. Because I can hurt you. I can even do away with your life". " Let us fight it out with every atrocity and bloodshed. You do your worst. I am doing my worst. "All these things are there, only speechlessly." Each man approaches another and makes his any demand at the point of a bayonet, and with a pistol held against forehead. " Do as I command, or see, here you go." The world has banished all relationship except that of the Master and Slave. There is no true sweetness, that is not selfish hypocritic and full of inward hatred. The sweetness, which a slave has to use to live or gain his object and the sweetness which the Master is pleased to dramatise as a pleasure, pastime and a mockery. Everyone is for getting a tight grip mastery with possession over all around him. There is nothing like justice or goodness and nothing like an appreciation of mercy or a gratefulness for goodness shown. Where is any room for gratefulness, when goodness itself is believed and viewed as weakness and conquered-ness ? The stronger merely dictates his terms, does not brook any dissenting voice, does not want to be disturbed by any symptom of disobedience. The stronger wants the weaker to be constantly in memory of the worst that he is capable of inflicting for even the smallest disinclination to obey and to act as a pawn in his chess-game playing. The principle of the survival of the fittest holds true, once that all sense of justice and truth, morals, virtue and religiosity are burnt up in an incinerator. What a gluttonous hunger has captured everyone that lives ? ? Hunger for pelf and power, with passion and pride ! ! Each one wants another's self surrender, more intense than we had ever approached even our God with. With the pride of God, everyone is heard to say, "Leave it to me", or "Don't worry" (Krishna's last words to Arjun), to anyone whom he has got into his clutches ; and he does not surely put an end to all the worry by cutting the throat itself. In any dealing whatsoever, as soon as there is the slightest shadow of any human being, poison of one nature or another pours in.
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.