571.The flaw is there. The argument of poverty is not entirely baseless. To put it correctly, the religious world i.e. the world that would consider it a pleasure and a duty to spend their money in religion , is surely poor. That is the experience of almost every religious man.Rich in heart are poor in purse.Rich persons do not feel thew need of religion. whenever in some exceptional moments they do, that is the only rare occasion of helplessness fro them to make some charity.
572.Just let us enter into details of this question.Just take a pie in a Rupee as a charity for a religion. Does that not come to this , that every group of two hundred families , there can be provision for religious preceptor living like an average man of that group ? ? And how few people there are , who would come forth to serve a group religiously, dedicating their life to the said purpose , if that nomadic tribe of religious mendicants and cheats is out of mind ? Surely, the latter type will never agree to be serving the society in a stabilised manner.
573.The fact of facts is , people resent paying any money for a religious purpose and in spite of all tallest talks and boasts , they are not prepared to give thereto, even the smallest footing , as a recurring regular item in their so many avenues of outgoings, of their daily routine expenses.
To explain matters in greater details , a man earning Rs. 500 per month, will not be sorry for more than five minutes on his losing a fiver , but if he has to give , say, Rupees two per month , he feels as if a Himalayan mountain has crushed him. If he has to do that under great pressure , he will do it for two or three months , and then stop.
So there , there , a change is required to be brought about. The Satan is there to whisper to him," the expense is neither for me nor for my family, not for any comfort or pleasure, not for nay substantial return .Religious instruction, advice, is no cost price commodity.It does not cost the preacher to be giving the benefit of his religious experience of his divine knowledge or the kindling of devotion through contact, etc. The benefits must be granted and received gratis" .What little they should inevitably require, there are so many others , except myself, to give. "
574.The old arrangement was best . Let a religious worker leave his anything and dedicate himself for religious welfare to the public and society. Let him leave on the other hand absolutely nothing like worry, for whatever he desires for the sake of furthering the religion.
575.A temple is to be constructed, material contractors will supply free materials and labour class will finish up the work more speedily than any private construction. That was spirit of helping religion and religiosity. If there is entire change in the mentality , there must also be corresponding change in the method of financing religion.
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.