617. It is necessary for someone to say," You millionaires !! Please teach your boys - removing silver Padukas worth rs. 30 from a temple and cheating the worshipper with your donation of Rs 4, is a bad thing !! "
618.One whom does this duty and responsibility rest ? Who has to teach the posterity , the fundamentals of good manners , humanity, morality, and religiosity ? Only like forest seeds , has it to grow ?? The father is busy with black market earning, the mother on getting suddenly rich has taken the fancy of being pampered by relations , friends and doctors as "always sickly "- the richest woman in the neighborhood , but unfortunately always sickly." She is busy with creating herself to be the central point with a topic of "her richness but misfortune of constant illness", in the neighborhood and the relevant society. She loves to live in the people's tongues on calling doctors and paying tomtommable fees The eldest sister has fallen in love with her brother's friend, remaining in the house , practically as an adopted son of the father, and she is busy planning running away with him and registering the marriage and returning to sit with her husband on the head of her parents. The eldest brother who considers his father to be an idiot , has been trying hard to prove his intellectual superiority by getting richer than his father , on playing in the Race Course, and in american Features , and by trying to solve some cross words puzzles. he is always out of temper , being mostly a loser , though he thinks himself the cleverest man of all that he knows. What little cool minded thinking-ness, has remained, has been clouded with the allurement of a neighbor girl, who has nothing but a rich husband in him with a motor , in which she has often accompanied him. The parents' friends, if they at any time gently hint about something wrong with children, lose all favour, and practically the doors are shut out against them. The school-teacher says, he has nothing to do, except lessons with his pupils, regarding their character and that the pupils are only for few hours with him. The teacher further says, that he is simply in the midst of many others like them, making an individual attention impossible. Parents complain, or rather, excuse themselves, with " they never sit us for even a few minutes in a day." There is nothing like a small family-worship in the house, to suggest anything higher than self-seeking ; there is no family-Guru, as in olden days, who may even just breathe some word of morality or good advice repeating some old shlokas. There is very little now even as kathas of Puranas, and temple going, even for pensioners, widows and widowers. Coming to young boys and girls , their sexual innocence ? Brother-sister relation ? and straightforwardness - is more and much earlier known to the taxi drivers , hotel-keepers , garden goers and outsiders than to the parents themselves. The youngsters are sometimes unaware about the situation of the office where their fathers are toiling day and night to maintain their luxuries, but they know the marriage registration office unfailingly. Youngsters do not know the name of their grandfathers, but they know the smallest details of a cinema star.The ill-disposition of a Star causes greater consternation, than the actual passing away of Saints like Bhagvan Ramana Maharshi or Arbindo Ghosh.
619. One great peculiarity of this age is that the principle of heredity in the matter of vices and virtues, tendencies and inclinations, good and bad points of character, has been denied. Below that denial, there is not any great study of facts. The greater strength under the reason for denial is " we don't want the talk of heredity, the talk of our fathers and our fore-fathers. We disbelieve it. We hate about it". Heredity is studied with great precision by race-goers about the horses, but in respect of man, the principle is, in toto and flatly, denied.
If anyone undertakes a minute study as they do in the laboratories, he will very likely arrive at some truth regarding the principle of heredity, in the above said matters of qualities of head and heart.
I am reminded of a comic story. One gentleman suddenly got rich overnight, had a son delivered by his wife. The boy had however, very unfortunately his right hand fisted up. The child grew up with one hand fisted up. So many doctors tried bandages and applications and so many remedies, but the fist won't open and remained closed. Finally, the parents began to consult religious saints. One of the Mahatmas undertook to cure the fist and took the family in full confidence, began to ask the whole family-history and even the true family-history. It was that his forefathers were well-known robbers, of whom the whole area remained terrified. The Mahatma one day had a flash of the remedy. He suggested that he be supplied with a purely golden bright and shining pocket watch with a pearl necklace having the most pleasant tick-tick sound. A watch of the said requirement was soon got specially made. The son was made to lie on a table, and the mahatma bent over the child, with the eye-catching watch hanging loose, between them both and just before the son's eyes. The fisted hand immediately opened up and snatched the watch, an down fell a golden ring. On the ring was engraved the name of the nurse that was engaged for the delivery. The first thing that the baby had done on beginning its life, was the snatching out of the nurse's ring, and keeping it ever closed in his never-open-able fist !! That is heredity !!! If you scratch out, deeper and deeper, the outer artificially-created thickened covering, you will find a Brahmin is a Brahmin, a non-Brahmin is a non-Brahmin, and so on. Only thing is your examination now should be much subtler, than in the past age of natural living. Heredity is as true in mental, moral, religious and spiritual qualities as in physical qualities, bodily stature, disease, facial expression, etc.
620. Re : the greatest need for the spiritual aspirant, of humility and most serious thinking, over the trivial most facts of life that go to affect the spiritual living : The Founder quotes a funny experience of a quarrel between a mother and a son, 65 and 48 years old respectively, both in finality, dearmost to each other. The son complained to the Founder, " This old dame gone over sixty has lost all sense. She insults me downright in the presence of my wife and sons' wives, and daughters; husbands." Founder said, " That is surely bad. I will suggest to her not to be so rude." Founder talked to the old mother. She narrated her part : "Every time he goes out he does not remain without running to a hotel. He will eat curds and pungent things and will be coughing the whole night and falling ill. Whenever he goes out, I tell him, 'for my sake, don't go to a hotel,' in his ears only, or extremely slowly, but sometimes, I am unable to run to him. So I shout ' don't go to a hotel, for my sake' ; and that turns his head, because all the family-people laugh. There is absolutely nothing else for quarreling between us."
This is the whole story. People are big ciphers. They cannot control themselves. They cannot act wisely. The Founder tried to illuminate the son. " Mother is after all a mother. Her heart burns. It is she that is waking and sitting by your side, when you go on coughing by night. It is that burning which shouts the warnings. But, what sort of fools we moderners are, that we cannot realise that a mother who has created us and served us all her life has at-least some right on us? It is no insult. If you feel humiliated, leave off the hotel-habit."
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.