Few people understand why in Mai-ism, Love is so much valued and why the first requirement is " Love All ". It becomes yet still more difficult for them that have no discrimination of " Love and Lust ", "interested and disinterested".
All goodness, virtue, happiness and peace of mind results from Love. Love or the feeling of unity of all different selves in and with Mother and one's own self, is creative of order, organisation, consolidation, equilibrium and tranquility.
It is Love that develops a particular admirable type of emotion, character and behaviour.
Love helps, gives, prays, feels grateful, appreciates and returns,, gives and shares.
Love results in trust, faith, cheerfulness, contentment, forbearance, magnanimity, mercy, forgiveness, confidence, honesty, dignity, charity, etc.
752. What is Love ? It is liking, being attracted to, feeling pleasure in, being ready to sacrifice for, wishing to be nearer to, burning with the desire of embracing and being embraced by, absorbing and being absorbed in, pulling and being pulled in by intense living. Love has as its symptoms Mahatva, Mamatva, Sankocha-Rahitva, Seva, Samagama and Samarpana (overvaluing, feeling of myness, non-difference feeling, service, desire of constant contact, and self-surrender).
Love is levelisation. Filling in the deficiency, usurping the excessiveness, longing for satisfying the requirements and gratifying, reciprocating, confiding in, and being confided with, sharing joys and sorrows with, feeling an excruciating pain in forsaking or being forsaken by.
Love is the root of all virtues and the sacrificing struggle for realisation of unity. Love has its own limitlessness, mysteriousness and miraculousness. Love is strength and fearlessness and regenerativeness. Love is humility, patience, forbearance and endurance.
Love is the power of fulfilling and conquering. Love is the power of expansion and transformation.
Sublimation of Love secures Salvation.
753. If there are two words which the Founder recommends the most, they are Karuna (mercifulness, pity, forgivefulness and forbearance) and Akartritvam (the belief : I am not the doer, I am nothing myself, much less, the actor).
Regarding Karuna, the Founder's daily prayer to Mother is " I have grown up to be what I am, by the mercifulness of the world and one and all that helped me. It is purely out of Thy Majestic Mercifulness, that I have got Thee as my Mother. Let it therefore be, by Thy Grace, that even though any act of my mercifulness involves me in any distress or misery right unto death, my mercifulness does not waver a whit".
Pray for the pitiable condition of those perverted souls, that are labouring under the bitterest burdens of worldliness, on being infatuated with, and deluded with ever unsatiable desires of worldly enjoyments.
Pray to Mother MAI. " I do not want riches, nor pleasures. Nor do I ask from Thee, the boon of being exempted from all miseries of so many lives to come. What I want is that the afflictions and torments of the worldly people be reduced, on their taking to Thy speediest path of Love, Service, Devotion and Surrender".
Say to Mother :
" I have nothing to speak and nothing to hear, nothing to think and nothing to ask. Let me only be devoted to Thee, resorting to Thee, and enjoying the happiness of serving Thee and Thy children".
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.