719. After the preliminary Sadhana of religious requirements described in this chapter, the Superior Sadhana leading to 'Vairagyam' has to be undertaken. Till now we have dealt with requirements to be happy in the worldly eyes, with a particular manner with a long foresight, and with the knowledge of the occult and invisible Divine Laws and Forces, as our recognized bases. Now we come to thinking of something about the world and worldliness itself. This Sadhana is the practice of developing the mind to see in everything 1] temporariness 2] untruthfulness 3] changingness 4] fruitlessness etc. These are the most indispensable factors, in our vision and understanding of the world to make any real headway to go still higher.
The Founder in his light moments observes this difference in simile, about the man of Love and Service, and a devotee and a Guru, the latter both, of course of a nominal preliminary routinistic standard. The man of character, love and service, is like a sufficiently rich man, who does not care for anything and who straightway purchase his first class ticket of train travel with his secure goodwill and merit (punyam) which he had earned by his meritorious actions. The devotee without character or merit (Punyam), with quite a poor purse, tries to have much greater comfort than others, by entering the servant’s compartment, which is mostly vacant, on declaring himself as a servant of some Deity. The gnani without character or merit (Punyam), secure his comfort by his tall talks in midst of a crowd of passengers. He overawes his co-travelers with astounding quotations from Scriptures. Sometimes he professes thought reading, becomes a palmist, gives a funny interesting absorbing illustration and sometimes shows a little goodness here and there and establishes his assumed superiority. Anyhow, with exhibition of all varieties he snatches his comfort from his fellowmen. He indulges in his sophistries, for not travelling in higher class and says he does so with a view to take the opportunity of illuminating the illiterate mass, and he so many wonderful things with his wonderfully dancing intellect. He is an expert in the matter of making his way. Both the devotee and Gyani make most of their humility, sacrifice, simplicity and self-independence in life. If, however by chance, any of their wealthy disciples, finding them uncomfortable , purchases high class ticket and request them to travel with them in that class, all talks evaporate then and there and they immediately run following the disciple, without even a parting word with the previously extremely dear (??) co-travelers.
Where is the craving for the wealth, when you imagine pictures of past and future , about the miseries of millionaires that you have seen in practical life , their anxiety and care during earning , preserving and shockful sorrows, on losing?? How much do they enjoy themselves the wealth or live to enjoy?? Rightly or wrongly, you must have only suitable instances before you, of the living world around you. Please don't forget, that none has appointed you to be the High Court Judge to give your judgment about matters. You have only some purpose to achieve,- to train your mind to be thinking in a particular manner, to get a conviction about certain truths , which may lead you to the right path. The world has all the things. take up only what helps you and reject the rest.
Mai-ism fully appreciates the indispensability of training of the mind, on the lines of Adwaitistic principles and beliefs and theories, but only in the sense already explained.
This is an extremely subtle point, and I may be entirely wrong, but , I record here, without any insistence. I take Adwaitism, the Gnana, to be intermediate between Gauna Bhakti and Para Bhakti or Prema. When we reach a stage of realisation of the highest truth viz., that everything is Mother, if Mother exists, everything has also its existence. What is non-existent, or unreal, is the distinction and difference. A cow-sugar-toy, or a tiger-sugar-toy, has its reality, if sugar has reality. What is unreal is the cow-ness or the tiger-ness of the toy, being nothing else except sugar.
" It sickens my heart when, on the top of spreading misunderstanding, the advocates of Adwaitism lay the fault at the doors of their taught." They say "What can we do, if people don't understand ?" "But, I ask Why don't you see the possible dangers of your teachings, yourself ?"
And, how very blissful is that stage of perfect realisation??
A spendthrift-son of a mother was ill-advised by a wicked friend to be a thief, and to take out gold bangles from the cupboard of his mother. A good friend suggested the righteous remedy. "Why become a thief? You have no idea of the mercifulness of your mother. If you prostrate to her, and vehemently insist, she must give. She will surely give. The son, however, could not believe the good friend. Day and night, he began to be absorbed in the art of playing a thief, till he mentally began to think himself as a thief. The good friend knew the night and the time, when the son, with a fearful appearance and a preparation to do all the needful, was to break open the lock. He was extremely anxious lest he be caught by mother, and, unconsciously, be severely beaten. He followed him like a good Guru, stealthily, to save the situation, by explaining and exposing the whole thing to the mother, if things came to that pass. Mother was however a mother!! As soon as, in a thief's way, the son approached the cupboard, to the greatest surprise of both, mother said: " My son ! Why have you become a thief? Take whatever you want, but, first remove the delusion to which you have been a prey. You are no thief, you are my son. You are Me, myself." What is unreal is the thief in the son, and not, the son. The ignorance that comes and goes, the different unrealities manifesting themselves as realities, are unreal. Ishwara-Srishti (God's creation) is real. Jeeva Srishti (soul's creation) is unreal. The most blessed one who, after passing through the temporarily-accepted unrealism, reaches the stage of "Everything is Mother " again returns to the belief of Realism.
"Surely, this is only my view, to-day. I may be wrong or I may change my belief tomorrow. Mother alone knows!" (Surely, never through any Living Teachers, or Scriptures.)
720. The WORLD is Catherine the Shrew, daughter of Mother. Her tenderly emotions of a woman's heart remain unsatiated, because no man of the worldly mind, (a slave to the smallest trivialities of gains and losses, anxieties and fears of self-interest), appears in her eyes, fitted to be her companion.
The WORLD, so often runs to saints for consolation and forgetfulness; and Mother knows, if for something else, as well !! But, her (the world's) crookedness, selfishness, jugglery, intrigues, falsehoods, faithlessness, etc., have fully tired them out. The saints are so much disgusted with her hypocrisy and ungratefulness, that they get terrorised at her very shadow and at her approach. The saints fly away to live in caves, mountains, forests, on riverbanks and on sea-coasts, as far away from her as possible. They make rules and regulations of never touching and seeing the world, woman and wealth. If still, by chance, she comes nearer, they raise a huge cry, seek their shoes to beat her out, and do not rest, without driving her out, and closing their doors after her, most dashingly and fasteningly.
The WORLD once most bitterly wept out her distress to Mother, of course, suppressing the fact that she longed for a companion, in most general terms. Said the WORLD, " In spite of so many splendours, wealth, education, civilisation, learning, this discovery and that discovery of science, etc., I am sick at heart, I am miserable. People also talk that world is full of miseries". Mother advised "why don't you go to Saints ?" The crafty reply was, ”yes, I like them, I worship them, I follow their teachings, I supply them their requirements, I was once going to them, but they too have fled away ". The game-playing WORLD cheated even Mother. She did not breath a syllable, about her own crookedness being the cause of their flying away.
Jay Mai, Jay Mai, Jay Mai, Jay Mai, Jay Mai.
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.