Universal Divine Mother Mai is the very essence of all mantras.

  Universal Divine Mother Mai is the very essence of all mantras.
By concentration on Mother as mother, the supreme divine energy of loving others results in trying to identify oneself with Her as Hers. Gradually the perception of the fullness of the individuality is felt and the development of such perception is later more and more experienced, Identification stated above is Concentration or Anusandhaan अनुसंधान, Perception is Mantra-Siddhi मन्त्रसिध्दी, or the success of the mantra repetition and the full development is Anubhavaअनुभव or realization.
According to the Mai-istic creed, there is no higher Mantra than Jay Mai Jay Markand Mai and the practice of getting a certain desire fulfilled by repetition of a certain mantra personally or through a representative is discountenanced. Mantra repetition can be only for getting the Grace, or for a prayer to some good purpose, mostly for others, and without any selfish return.
Once it becomes a conviction that it is Mother and Mother’s Grace that gives or does a certain work, the whole outlook is entirely changed. There is no marketing, no mechanical doing of something, somehow, leading us somewhere, no bargaining with the deity, no chasing and no cheating.“YOUR’S IS TO PRAY, AND IT IS HER WILL TO GRANT OR NOT”. At every step in this life, there is some difficulty of illness, affliction, poverty, painfulness, etc.

How long to wonder and how often to break one’s head and empty one’s purse, in the search of almost a mirage!!! Mai-ism says “Miseries will be endless”. Make yourself proof to them. Seek Grace, pray without  despondency in case the prayers are not heard. Practice living cheerfully., with the spirit of self-surrender, in any circumstances. Further as a result of grant of the request, a devotee does not get deluded as a Siddha (if at all there is any), because he does not consider himself to be the giver or the worker. Unnecessary fuss and bossing due to a little better knowledge of rituals or sacred word has no dancing platform. MOTHER NEVER FAILS, TO DO WHAT IS BEST IN THE INTEREST OF HER DEVOTEES, ON PRAYING TO FOR RELIEF.
Readers would not rest satisfied till they know, if this theory is supported by practical experience, and I may reply to them. ” There are experiences, which would take volumes to narrate, of prayers by devotees that have been heard by Mother.” I am not talking of old grand-mothers tales or hearsay’s and rumors of some Bhaktaas in past. I am referring to the experiences of myself, as great an atheist as any of you, who wants things to be proved to him, as in a civil court, supported by ample outside independent evidence.
A Mai-ist should not forget that this granting of desires, is with the ultimate desire of attracting Her children to Herself.
There is the other side, as well. Mantras has laudable uses, when (1) they serve magnetic healing or abating of diseases, etc., for very general abating of miseries;

(2) For ornamental grandeur, decency, poetry, sublimity, purification of place and mind, inviting a deity or seeking grace, or (3) as spiritual diplomacy to pull out disciple from the mud-mire of worldliness by offering baits under the temptation of the benefits, gradually introducing him to the higher world of God, Guru, Devotees, etc. (although through a selfish motive to start with), and making him ascend the spiritual ladder, rung after rung.
This use, however, of Mantra by way of a spiritual diplomacy, for the welfare of the disciple, becomes at once apparent. Such a Mantra-worker is purely a selfless man, and work for a selfless purpose without any specific desire.

Extract from the book : MOTHER AND MOTHER’S THOUSAND NAMES

Author : MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND 

MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ WEST, MUMBAI 400054, INDIA.

 

What a tremendous power, Maya holds over the little mind of man

The Founder says,” There are wheels within wheels and any effort of the type eludes grip. It is as it were Maya were strongly thwarting any effort of establishing permanent lights in a blind alley.”Says She, as it were, “ It is my wish, my rights, my order, my jurisdiction whether a certain man is able to see God’s finger in a certain miraculous happening or not. You can’t reduce me to a formula or a mechanism or a vanquished .The blindness of  man will never disappear and the secret of the understanding  will not show itself, till God’s or Guru’s Grace showers.”

 

Today a man weeps with unceasing tears of gratitude to Guru and God for being saved from, say, a heart failure. To-morrow his mind changes and he says he was a fool to bring in God’s Grace and goes even to call his Guru a delusion creator. When another occasion of calamity befalls him, he is again full of tears and thanks giving. Let one day more go and he is again the very same dissenter. He consider his God’s finger , vision, gratitude and thanks giving  to be the symptoms and acts of an indescribable weakness in some thing like delirium  when he was no longer himself. He thinks “I was over powered with some unshakable irresistible force. Now I am free from that temporary mental debility.”

 

During a calamity, a man is not himself, he becomes lamb-like , God fearing, obedient, humble and God-approaching. He is entirely a different man with different outlook and way of judging and thinking. God, Guru, Divine Law, sins, sufferings, all look standing ready to rush upon him. The calamity being over , he returns to his original self  and wonders how , so very lion hearted , he had become lamb like . It is only the good luck of few blessed to have a conviction about which stage was really superior. Like King Janaka, few lose themselves in meditation over the contrast of the two different and often contradictory states.

 

That accounts for a man’s ingratitude and forgetfulness about God’s and Guru’s Grace. That is Maya’s thick blindfolding veil, and man is more to be pitied than to be blamed, when one realises what a powerful overturning force this Maya enshrouds a man with; the Maayaa , which makes the man think , he was overclouded with a delusion , when in reality he was in direct touch with the Truth.

What a tremendous power, Maya holds over the little mind of man!!! A coal during an electric temperature has the luster of diamond. It cools down and again becomes coal. The dog is wise only for the moments he is in the kitchen and till the serving lasts. Serving finished, kitchen closed, the dog is again a dog.

 

But, all the same. Mai-ism is very optimistic. What is wanted  is hundreds of repetitions and any man becomes surely much better than before , with pains, patience  and perseverance, The higher the spiritual and religious  and moral stage and living of a man , the greater is the peace of mind happiness and cessation of misery. This is the most automatic result though often invisible and unrecognized. The electric current proceeding from an electric station of a city being stronger and brighter, there is nothing but  lustrous joyfulness in every branch  but goes to make the city happy through the electric power . The bakery, the cotton mill the street light, the lift everything runs smoothly and brilliantly. Mai-ism says, strengthen your current and fill up your batteries  by living a life of Love, Service, Devotion and Self-Surrender, Merely changing bulbs and frequent switching off and on , can not help you, if the current itself is already weak. Switch your red Ribbon key of your Mind-type-machine. All letters thereafter are not black or blue but auspicious bold red.

 

BE ATTRACTED TO MOTHER.

 

Pray, Pray and Pray. Concentrate, consolidate yourself. Be attracted to Mother, the Highest Center and Resource of all Powers and Welfare you can imagine. You will have attractive return. Make your environment happy by Love and Service. Make your inner self stronger, purest and quieter by Devotion and self-Surrender. You are many times much better. You will make yourself happy and make all around you happy. How to do that is not so difficult. The desire must be there. The discrimination must be there. The decision must be there.The determination must be there. The rest automatically follows as a dish by Divine Mother on crying determinedly hard.

Extract from the book : MAI-ISM

Author : MAI SWARUPA MAI MARKAND

MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ WEST, MUMBAI 400054 INDIA 

 

Secret of self improvement

The secret of self-improvement is “Contact with people in better society, better environment and better atmosphere “. If you have the Guru – Shishya relationship with a worthy Guru, that problem is mainly solved. That however cannot be good-luck of everyone.

Take as a unit the dealing-region of yourself with your God, guru, wife, life-long friend and so on. Each relationship is a simple unit. Take further a complex unit of yourself with your father’s family, your own family, your relations, your society of friends, your professional brothers, your caste-people, your community people, your locality people, your co-disciples and your co-workers in common cause. There is a great wonderful course that each unit exerts on an individual. The self-preservation instinct is at work. None wants to be thrown out, abandoned and cast to the winds. A man may not care for being moral and virtuous, or for being a religious, but he wants a fullest sympathy of the society and of the immediately surrounding people around. Just study a few cases, of vast changes in different families coming over to reside in a big cosmopolitan city. Customs, habits, prejudices, manners, purdah-importance, jealousy, outlook-narrowness, husband-superiority, stinginess, quarrelsomeness, callousness, bluntness, ruffian-ism, in the heart within – everything change so wonderfully and in no time. The inner pinch of self-interest and self-preservation and the desire of gaining a higher and higher footing is there at full work.

Let therefore the wisest man be extremely careful about his selection of his simple units and complex units. Inspite of the highest boast of intellect and originality, man is after all an apish imitator and a social creature with a gregarian mentality.  Man cannot live without some association of some human beings. Group formations and group isolation are only manifestations of human nature. That is natural and even indispensable, for the purpose of self-improvement, spontaneous pleasure and the maximum efficiency and relishfulness of life. The social fear of being thrown out, asocial boycott, is no small remedy to keep everyone straight and obedient to the common collective rules, customs and living ways and beliefs (at least the express ones) of every group.    

Take a complex unit. After all the additions and subtraction, that particular units has its positive attributes, say one unit has goodness, morality, virtue and religiousness; another unit has badness, immorality, vice  and irreligiousness. Each group unit exerts a certain influence  over every individual of a group and tries to pull and conquer the same to be nearer and nearer the central attribute. Everyone likes to be in intimate touch with others of the same ways. Everyone feels at home, ridden of all constraints in one’s own group alone. Everyone gets extremely uneasy and constrained in a foreign environment , and everyone tries to be more or less like the group to which one belongs

 

Thus a good unit will turn the worst into worse, the worse into bad, the bad into good, the good into better, the better into best. A bad unit will turn the best into better, the better into good, the good into bad, the bad into worse, the worse into worst. That is why collective degeneration travels many times much faster than individual degeneration. 

Good individuals placed in bad units, have most helplessly to be bad. Theses are chains, in which individual links have no strength, and often, the maximum strength of the chain itself, is nothing more than that of the weakest link in the chain. Good man in bad units, have to bad for self defense, and self-preservation. They have to be an indiscernible drop of the same water. Further everyone’s most natural desire to go higher and higher in rank, in one’s society, he wants to stand high with goodness; if in bad one, by badness. He wants to win the general applause ” I am well-known someone ” – egoistic pleasure. No force is as massive as the mass-force. If turned to politics, it may bring independence. If turned to religion, it may bring back universal true religiosity in a few decades. A regularly established automatic special huge machinery works wonders. It is because of the fullest knowledge of the highest efficiency of this machinery working., that religious have stooped to laying down certain rules and customs, for the smooth and efficient running , and maintaining the general efficiency of  different groups. This most wonderfully working force , must be prominently before  the minds of religious reformers , when they take up any religious rejuvenating work, if solid practicability has to be achieved.

EXTRACT FROM THE BOOK : MAI-ISM

AUTHOR : MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND

MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ WEST MUMBAI 400054 INDIA

A dog appears to have some significance in religious experience

The Founder of Mai-ism,  Mai Swarup Mai Markand, was given a bungalow as a guest to temporarily reside. On the first Friday in Hubli, a big gathering was held there and rich prasad and sweets were distributed. Just then, a bitch got in and she was driven out without giving a bit and with a stick. At 2 A.M. after departure of all, Founder prayed to Mother for the success of the first gathering in Hubli; he had not taken his meals. He had a joy of the success but an overwhelming sorrow at the idea of the bitch being beaten out without a bit of bread. He was disgusted with man’s non-consideration for other men, what to speak of animals! In a great disgust, he decided not to take his meals and laid himself down on his cot. At half past twothe very same bitchwhich was turned out with beatingcame out from below the cotbegan to lick the Founder and pulled his garments towards the kitchen!!! The Founder was happy like anything. Can you imagine the weeping of the Founder on seeing Mother’s Grace?? He was superstitious enough to believe, it was not the very bitch. He went to the puja-room, worshipped the bitch and began to eat with the bitch, his now meals, partaking with the bitch half to half. He caressed the bitch, “Are you now satisfied?” “Mother? Hast Thou sent a bitch to see that I am jolly and not sorrow-ridden and to see that I do not sleep hungry?” He wept with his face against the bed, out of gratitude. When he opened his eyes after composure, he was surprised to see that the bitch was nowhere there in the whole bungalow of which all the doors had been locked before going to bed.

 

Somehow a dog appears to have some significance in religious experience. Yudhisthir’s dog faithfully accompanied Yudhisthir in Himalayas, at his end. There are instances of saints [ e.g. Saint Namdev of Maharashtra State, 13th Century ] having run after a dog, who took away their bread, not to beat him as world imagined, but to give butter to be applied to the loaf. There is a mention of a similar meal-sharing with a dog in several accounts of saints. I quote one here. “The master, Blessed Shree Mai-Swarup Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, saw a monk taking the leavings of the beggar’s meals with some dogs from the heap of the discarded leaf-plates. He had one of his arms around a dog’s neck and man and dog were eating from the same plate. The dog was quite at home with him.

 

There is a wonderful account about the pet dog of Sree Bhakta Raj Shivanand Sen, one of the dearest devotees of Lord Chaitanya Gauranga Prabhu. Bhaktaraj did his best to keep him home, while he prepared for a long journey for Prabhu’s Darshan. He was taken with great trouble. On the way, the dog saw he was a cause of so much trouble to his master and left him. Shivanand was extremely sorry and began to almost weep with the remembrance of the dog’s faithfulness. Anyhow, composing himself, he proceeded to Lord Gauranga’s place. On reaching and entering Lord’s place, what did he see? The Lord is patting and feeding a dog sitting by his side. Which is that dog? The very same. The dog had never before come to the Lord’s place. A faithful dog follows the devotee master to the last.

EXTRACT FROM THE BOOK : MAI-ISM

AUTHOR : MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND

MAI NIVAS, SARASVATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ WEST, MUMBAI 400054 INDIA

Miracles. No change after vision.

The Founder does not give great importance to miracles but there is surely a stage when the miracles do the eye-opening work for many people who are really of an atheistic mentality, but who courteously and not honestly assent to the beliefs about the existence of the other world, or life after death, or invisible spirits, deities and God. Their assent is only mostly out of fear of being thrown out from society of God-believers and for so many other reasons. Saints do not count upon miracles to enlarge their influence, but these are casual happenings managed by the Deities themselves to enhance the value of their devotees so that, they be heard with love, faith and sanctity, respect and obedience. The Founder very humorously says, “How do miracles help you and me, if you do not make a point of being of the deserving plane in the matter of your devotion, love, service and surrender? I would show you actual Mai Herself, but you are the same person that you were before the Vision. You would be telling Mother, “We, I and my wife, are going to cinema. Please rock the cradle of this child and keep meals ready, when we return.” “Where is the joyfulnessthe ecstasythe madnessthe feeling of having been blessed? Where is even the readiness to lose only an atom of your selfishness and worldliness? You would be simply exploiting Mother, and that too most discontentedly and ungratefully. ” Mother do this and Mother do that“, yourself doing nothing for Mother except babbling some few words of praisea little trouble of twisting your tongue to cheat the worldyourself and the Guru hypocritically. Mother is afraid of you all. The height of ungratefulness is that you do not even talk about your gratitude or even of the experience to your husband, wife, children, friends or neighbors; not even to a sparrow, nor permit even walls to hear you. You bury the experience and gratitude, both, then and there. She prefers being neglected and ignored rather than be exploited and expedited and expelled after your need is served.”

EXTRACT FROM THE BOOK : MAI-ISM

AUTHOR : MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND

MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ WEST, MUMBAI 400054 INDIA

 

 

Guru indispensable

 

Returning to the Founder’s daily diet-like subject of deep thinking over religious experiences , to form his own conclusions, the Founder can’t be satisfied,” If it is all a question of one’s own will, why does anyone need even the Guru?? Why can one not perfect one’s own powers, by considering oneself as Mother or God??”

Founder decided perhaps, for development of one’s muscles, etc. a big mirror is indispensable .Guru may do nothing, but he is indispensable. It is that clay image of Guru Drona द्रोण which made the hunter powerful enough to defeat Arjuna अर्जुन .

 

For sometime, though not with full seriousness, he began to think about “The theory of Guru Vaakya Sidddhi गुरू वाक्य सिध्दी .” It meant this,” If you have a faith that your Guru is God and simply go on pleasing him, you need not have the same views and beliefs and living as his or as he advises,. You need not be obeying .Guru must be loving you  and very generally wishing the desires be fulfilled , without any special effort or concentration or prayer to Mother , on the part of the disciple. Guru’s promise and your faith that his promise will not go unfulfilled , are enough for any worldly success. ” That is what it comes to , although we may fully believe  the theory to be flaw-ful some where .One more slip and it leads us to western semi-atheistic theory of “Individual Will Power.”

Founder did feel there was some flaw, somewhere. This theory, so to say, dispensed with God and Religion and even the need of a man-to-man happy relationship. Where was the flaw?? The Founder constantly tried to locate the flaw. The flaw was detected one day. It is this, the day due to some reason or another , the idea of Godhood in Guru disappears, the whole fabric collapses; and that is most natural, as any Guru is after all, a human being. Such borrowed religiosity is only quite a temporary phase in life, like some Abu Hasan being made an Emperor for one day, the next day he is again the beggar in the street . Like the heavenly child of Love, Religiosity also comes and goes at it wills. One cannot give any satisfactory explanation for its coming or going. In some cases , the Founder has seen there is a huge religious  wave of irresistible force due to  a strong placatory  or prarabdha प्रारब्ध  influence. It is temporary and persons again revert to their natural plane with a strong reaction.

EXTRACT FROM THE BOOK : MAI-ISM

AUTHOR : MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND

MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ WEST MUMBAI 400054 INDIA

 

Prefer Mother’s Mercy

Founder  says,” To the worldly man as also to the most religious but routine man, there is nothing worth thinking about in the divine plan  regarding arrangement in the relationship of any two persons. On moment, any two persons are pulling on well. Another moment, they don’t pull on. What is there to be thought about?? This subject is however extremely deep, deeper than all the meanings of the known shlokas of various scriptures. It is called YOGAANUYOGA योगानुयोग, in religious language,” Actual union or happening in obedience to the pre-ordained union or happening “, The truth, as Founder puts, is this :

Leave people of the usual mass, eat-drink and be-marry-mentality, when we come to the details of higher relations ; it is an unfathomable Divine arrangement that any persons live together almost as inseparable , so long as God Almighty desires them to learn  certain lessons from each other .The moment the lessons are learnt , without any reason worth the name , the certain supreme indescribable attraction –  an attraction which could not be substituted  or evaded , most speedily sublimates and evaporates, just as some solids become gases  without liquefaction.

                   Mother’s ways mysterious. Scientists declare inability.

Mother’s ways are most mysterious. None has been able to fathom and none shall be. Best scientists have declared their inability .The world has before its eyes, what little thing comes forth to light through the discover of the Science , but the world never once considers  how vast is the unknownness of  things , and it gets swollen-headed, as it has fathomed  the whole mystery of the universe – working , and being to dance most boisterously.

The more we go deep , the greater becomes the fright of mysteriousness , till we come to conclude “Man is only Ignorance and Inability  .All tall talks of vices and virtues, and man being the architect of his own fortune vanish in the air. You can simply explain away failures, but not create a guarantee of success. The world totters before the Divine Will of Some Power of unimaginable. How far does our saying, such and such action will unfailingly to such and such action, stand finally true, in our daily life?? (We are not talking of scientific physical truths here.)

Study life. We often get a reward for nothing and it is undeserved. On the other hand we get punishment when we deserve to be rewarded. We strive hard to do or get a thing, we can’t do or don’t get it. On the other hand, we do get things which we never strive for.

Does this not suggest that there is some Higher Power which decides matters and governs us!! Does an action of the same nature lead invariably to the result of the same nature??  No.

How many complications are there, to render one action possible, efficacious or otherwise? How many factors are under your control? How many slips? Who is then the Actor?? Who deserves credit for certain result? Who decides what should be the result? And who gives it??

Mai-ism says,” Don’t be a curiosity-seeker and questioner, in the matter of mysteries beyond your limitations. The only thing practically possible is attributing what can’t be understood or solved, to Mother’s Divine Will.  Subordinate your intellect to Divine Faith. Prefer to be over-powered with mother’s Glory and Mercy, to being humiliated in your vain efforts with your disappointment and God’s displeasure.

Be ready to be taught , with the firmness of humility and duty , to walk in the Divine Path. Mother Herself will reveal you ,as you advance ,as much of the secret as is necessary and beneficial to you  for your further progress towards Her. Whom She selects , that person alone can know and understand the secret and that too only a fragment.

The best answer to all various doubts and questions is to tie down your mind (she-monkey) to the Lotus Feet of Mother, and drown her in an opium doze of devotion. If it were possible to learn the universe-ruling mysteries Mother would not have been called Incomprehensible and unspeakable Almighty.

The mystery has to be learnt in the language of silence by the Guru. You can rise above the imperfection of being troubled with doubtfulness and attain a stag, where the mind does not leave its bliss to invite uneasiness under doubts. That is the Real Stage. That is the Real Substance and that is the permanent work to be done. No answers originated and obtained from the mental plane will give you permanent satisfaction.

EXTRACT FROM THE BOOK : MAI-ISM

AUTHOR : MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND

MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ WEST MUMBAI 400054 INDIA

 

 

 

 

God not hungry for praises

 


Carry relief to the world and the world is yours. It will join you in the praise of Almighty. God is not hungry of your praises. Praising is a part of the remedies to help yourself for your own good.
 Study the situation most minutely, meditate deeply and you will come to no other conclusion than that the present world of the heaviest tragedy needs. The Most Merciful Mother, that does not weigh the world’s action, but forbears, forgives, and forgets and relieves the world’s miseries out of a magnanimity of Her Ownself without a word of even recognition. And, that is Mai-ismthe propitiation of God as Mother, with love, service, devotion and unconditional cheerful self-surrender.

Extract from the book : Mai-ism

Author : Mai Swarup Mai Markand

Mai Nivas, Sarasvati Road End, Santa Cruz West, Mumbai 400054 India.

 

Study of past records of life lived Record before 1914 illustrated

 

 

It is extremely desirable that India, now an Independent Nation, should introduce the system of preparing a record of life lived by people, in a particular period of say 30 to 50 years. This record should be containing information, about the different activities and moralities and religiosities, and principal features of the social life, the individual life, family life, remarkable instances of helps, friendships, enmities, charities likes and dislikes, services and sacrifices, sentiments and fashions, change in beliefs, customs, traditions and cultural manifestations, transitions in types of activities and mentalities etc , in addition to the usual collection of facts, as at present under census statistics.

 

    Only the study of the past can guide and help a nation to form its future. In spite of our loudest cries about our past civilisation, which are surely deserved and justified,  we have no recorded and connected history of any nature. We know only how our grandfathers lived and died, because we personally saw them. Regarding our great grandfathers, we are entirely in the oblivion. Would a man of today or tomorrow believe, our great grandfathers were not beggars as of today, bent to make out every pie out of what Nature gave them so bountifully, or what the abuse of intellect could have given ??

 

    Let me at least make a beginning of such a record here. Before 1914, we used to roll in plentifulness regarding food, and quite happy about the real necessities of life. There were so many instances of poor relations staying with rich ones for months and years and even for lives. Fruits like mangoes were freely distributed in streets and among acquaintances. It was a dishonor for any zamindar to sell fruits. Buildings of rich people were available at nominal rents, with no greed of return, just for being “taken care of‘. Rich people sent over bags of grains and packets of clothes to poor people without causing any humiliation, in an unknown manner. Sugarcane field-owners and coconut trees’ and fruit-owners invited all, and gave an established right to any passer-by, to take as much juice or eat as many sugarcane and fruits as he liked.  Women during pregnancy would get all ornaments to wear, owned by all relations and class-people. A poor man would be helped to defray the expenses of a marriage of his children, with helpful solid presents to him by all around. A poor man will have dainty dishes to eat in castle-dinners, or at rich man’s places for about a hundred days in a year.

 

    What honesty ! What charity ! What a belief, what I earn is not mine or of my wife and children alone ! ! What a trustworthiness ? ? What a magnanimity ? The modern man lets loose the fireworks of his rotten rebellious hot-headed excuses. A millionaire today is more beggarly to a needy stranger, than an ordinary villager of the past with a hand-to-mouth living. It is no use giving reasons which explain, how we have degenerated, the stages of our degeneration, as the causes and justifications of the same. How does not explain, why at least does. Let there be the record of the history of Hindus, about what our forefathers were and what we are, without any paraphernalia of justifications.

 

    To be a debtor, cheat or a misappropriator was the greatest dishonor ; conscience-pricks, and social belittlement punished people more smartingly and effectively than the law courts. Creditors maintained every respect of their debtors on one hand; and, on the other, even grandsons repaid the debts of their grandfathers and family, together with interest. No rich man dined alone; and in towns, you would so often find, rich men themselves walking over to their destinations on foot, and lending their carriages to some needy relations or acquaintances. People took pleasure in giving, serving and sacrificing. People had their personal harmless pride as the best men of their society, regarding goodness, virtue, morality and charity. People, so to say, cared for their personal honors, family traditions and ancestral greatness. So many poor people enjoyed music, sight-seeing, medicines etc., free, provided they had the humility, reverence, goodness and straightforwardness. the poor had practically a legitimate right and share of enjoyment in the fundamentals of human requirements, in the richness of the rich.  The poor never envied the rich, because the rich parted with a substantial portion of their richness, and on the top thereof, maintained an appearance of social equality. The rich showed humility, although sometimes affected and attributed their greatness to their prarabdha, and not to intellectual or financial greatness.

 

    Such were the great grandfathers of the modern money-mendicants, who are simply the formations and conglomerates of selfishness from their nails to the highest head-hair.

 

    Will the modern man believe this fact ? A rich man known for his religious piety and supernatural powers was once visited by a poor lady, who approached him with a request, to permit her to rub a piece of iron with his sacred feet, as she learnt that that would be turned into gold.

 

    The rich man was staggered. He said “Let me have that piece and go to the worship and prayer room. You are right, but only partly. Iron turns into gold, but not on rubbing it with the feet of a poor sinful man like me.  That belief is true, in respect of the image I worship.”  He went in the prayer room, took out his own gold equal to the weight of the iron piece, and handed it over to the lady. Satans of to-day call this a folly. There has been a pinching bankruptcy of even appreciators of goodness, virtue and charity.

 

    If there is no recorded faithful historywhat remains for the posterity is the natural and justified attitude of a disgustful disbelief and an outright denial. If there is no recorded history of generations to generations, where is the ideal to follow, and the inspiration and basic material to judge our amelioration and deterioration ? Unless we have an idea of a superior living or superior powers and working capacities, etc., and unless we have a conviction and a realism, where is the remotest chance of even a desire to become better, with the urge and confidence of “what some one man has done in the past, any man can surely do, in the present.” ?? It is only on the still waters of a faithfully represented history of lives lived, that the sheep (?) can find an inspirational proof of its being really a cub of the lion-race. Stories, cinemas and novels can’t help you to elevate your character and practical life.  They are all works of imagination only, sometimes of some intellectual genius absorbed in wine and women. You must have seen or at least heard or read about living persons and the work they left behind them, who actually lived a life of virtue, suffering, service and sacrifice, humility, charity and philanthropic activity with benevolence. For the modern world, we want a lot of new literature about psychology, character, lives and memories of great men in details, biographies and auto-biographies.

EXTRACT FROM THE BOOK MAI-ISM

AUTHOR : MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND

MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ WEST, MUMBAI 400054 INDIA

 

Maiism different from Shaktism

The conception of Hindu Devi or Matajee is that of sternness, terrorand destructivity though united with benignity and mercifulness and everything-asked-givingness and all-desires-fulfillingness. Even today, it is more or less the same, with Hindus, who have not come in touch with Mai-ism. Matajee is Hinduistic (restricted to Hindus aloneand She is personification of Power (all Powers of all types from the lowest to the highest). Mai or Maijee is Universal and a Personification of MotherGod Himself as Mother and not God’s Power. With Hindu-Matajee, the relationship of the devotee and the deity is that of the demander and donor of powers leading to general happiness, success, rulership, controllership, victoriousness, infatuatingness, etc. The relationship with Mai is that of a mother and child. Matajee is mostly a goddess of fear and powerwhereas Maijee is the Goddess of parental love and permanent welfareExcept the common element of the feminine sex, the conception of Matajee and Maijee are entirely different and dis-similar, if not contradictory. To put it in the usual Hindu scriptural language, Matajee, as mostly believed by Hindus, is the Tamasik aspect, whereas Maijee is the purest Sattvik aspect. Mai-ism is working hard for the past over 18 years, (i.e. since 2-9-1932), to transform the Tamasik belief about the Mataji to the Sattwik, to change the idea of fear into that of love, to raise the notion of Maya, Power and Consortship, to that of Motherhood, to broaden the Hinduistic restricted notion and vision to the Universal one, and to reduce hundreds of things stated in the name of Religion to only six tenets of Mai-ism.

If Hindus today have modified their beliefs about the conception of Matajee and have begun to have the stabilised conception of a mother to the son instead of a Demon-destroyer (as Mahisha-Mardini), that is attributable in a large measure to Mai-ism. The improvement in the Hinduistic conception is the founder’s heart-filling reward. The yet higher reward he has already attained from Mai, in the shape of Mai’s Grace and Mercy and a fairly good success in establishing Mai-ism.

The Founder of Mai-ism  Saint Mai Swarup Mai Markand, after the “River-initiation” incident in 1907, linked himself with and rivetted himself to the Mother. His conception then was a Hinduistic one, viz., that of Power (Shakti) although with the additional personally secured concessional advantage of Mother’s protection to him as Her son. That was however just as a lioness has her love to her cub though not without devouring ferocity. He had no special attachment to a particular aspect of Hindu Mataji as Amba, Kali, Bahucharajee, Chamunda or Bhawani. They were not different realities to him even then. As his final conclusion then went, these were only different names and forms of one and the same reality of MATAJI, Shakti (Power), the final most Power (Shakti), assuming different situations, different goals and different purposes. The word ” Mataji “, apparently meaning ” Mother ” was however to him, an honorific name for a feminine sex deity, with no conception of a mother-and-child relationship for one and all devotees. In a word, he had not risen above the centuries-old Hindu Shakti conception, and had absolutely no conception of Mai. The form that he saw as embracing him had nothing special to characterise Her as any of these five aspects. She was not in any of Her above adopted forms. She had human-like only two arms and no weapons. The dazzling light and crown halo around the celestial face, with the forward spreading glamour (as of a searchlight) was there. She was in Her Natural form, of the whole Universe-running-Divine-Mother, a burnished gold-coloured Divine fascinating Female Figure, which immediately convinced him about who She was.

Reference : MAI-ISM ; Author : Mai Swarup Mai Markand ; Mai Niwas, Saraswati Road End, Santa Cruz (West), Mumbai 400054 India.

 

About visualization of God

Divine Mother who is otherwise hidden is fully seen in Dhyaana  or meditation.

By constant praises and thinking about Mother, there comes a stage when all other senses close their relations with other objects of their pleasures and emerge in this one object, viz., Mother. When all senses thus withdrawn from their respective other objects concentrate in Mother, it is meditation and in that condition She is most visibly seen.

As during my experiences of others about the visualisations of deities and about the imagined religiosity which is most exaggeratedly believed to have been attained on the only basis of such visibility, I have seen so many misunderstandings, I wish to deal with this subject at length here.

There is meeting of friends, every one of whom says he has an elephant. Everyone is almost proud and satisfied that he is the possessor of an elephant, but they are benighted and there is no conveyance to return home. In the meanwhile one of them who was silent says,” Oh, my elephant has come. Come on and I will give lift to you and leave you one by one at your homes.” The fact was that everyone had an elephant. None was wrong, but one had a paper elephant, another had a cardboard one, still another had an ebonite one, and so on. Only one had a real living useful elephant.

There are many who having some visualisation of some sort get deluded that they have reached the proximity of salvation and that this is their last life. I have met so many. The most pitiable misunderstanding!!

One may have a wonderful visualization but Maai-ist must judge evolution by a reference to what he is. You see in your solitude a figure of any deities, but you are wrathful, greedy, anxious, full of desires, your faculties are not of the highest type, you are not attractive, you have so many enemies, your conclusions are not correct and your forecast of future do not turn out to be correct. You must in that case conclude that there is something wrong about your visions.

You cannot reach Mother or see Mother, unless you are one of the highest souls with no desires, all readiness to sacrifice , constant remembrance of Mother, high purity, high transparency and great wisdom as to the best way of dealing with and addressing others, etc.

Your having actually seen some deity figure is not denied, but how far that happening means that you are nearer to God or salvation must be judged, more by the permanent conditions of your acquisitions, attainments and developments and righteousness in your living the daily life , than by the mere experience of some vision.

Visualisation arises from several sources : (1) It is simply a thought of mind that creates an impression of your having seen, just as several arrangements of clouds in the sky some figure is sometimes imagined and seen at a certain moment. (2) By still greater intensity and continued thinking and the seeing of a certain conception for a long time a figure is sometimes seen, just as children see something in the dark without there being anything. Numbers 1 and 2 are only mind’s makings. (3) Next, by powerful intensity of thoughts, certain elements in the ether are being drawn together and you have the sight. This is an ethereal vision.(4) There are some invisible mischievous spirits who assume the form of the deity and derive frolic by seeing how the deluded man begins to dance , thinking that he is one of the highest souls who have got Saakshaatkaar साक्षात्कार   (direct vision) of God. (5) Next some really good and religious, invisible angelic helper, taking pity on the person pining away for proof of existence or Darshana दर्शन (sight), consoles him and encourages him in his devotion by appearing as a deity. (6) Then comes the deputation of someone by the deity to console and encourage and assist, who appears  as the deity. (7) Then comes the one of the invisible disembodied principal devotees of the particular deity (8) Then comes one of the principal actual companions, and constant adherent of the deity and lastly (9) the deity Herself or Himself.

A vision is seen, but that is no proof of the proximity of salvation or deity’s home. It may fall in any of the above nine varieties  which I have enumerated. Which class the vision belongs to, should be judged, as stated above, by one’s own personal self-analysis. 

Number (4) is generally very common; sometimes such spirits who are opposed to general religiosity play the mischief and stop the further religious progress by creating the feeling of enoughness.

There are limitations and realities, Judge them by where and what you are. Do not get deluded away. Distinguish between mental, ethereal, spiritual and godly visions.

One way of judging what class the vision belongs to, in addition to the general self-analysis is to see after effects and after conditions. If you are over-powered with a feeling of ecstasy, the feeling of being perfected, being much better than what you were, feeling that you have nothing more to wish or love for, there is a reason to believe the vision to be of  a superior class. You feel you should have vision again and again. The other clue is to see how much of whatever is said or spoken by the vision figure comes out to be true. Judge the plane of purity which such speech proceeds. Decide the strength of sublimity and sanctity of the speech and emotion and knowledge during the vision.

Have a very correct analysis of what you are, how you live and what you do. Your vision can not be above what your plane is . If you are a true disciplined disciple , Gurus appear. If you are a devotee, devotees appear. If you are a world-worm with a little hypo-critic appearance of religiosity and doing something here and there , ordinary spirits appear. If you are entirely uncared for  and do not know your way out from a calamity, sometimes your dead relation and friend spirits appear.

The fact is that the way is Infinite. Best that has been said till now by way of instructions by the best people and best founders of all religions is but the first furlong formula. It is useful only for the first furlong of the long, long unknown infinite way. Let people be happy with their respective elephants according to their maximum conceptions. Do not discourage them or break their heavens. Let all be happy by Mother’s Grace.

It is not that the Infinite way is made through by the struggling soul. He is himself unable to explain, record or even know how he reaches the goal. It is Mother and Mother’s Grace that lifts him up and places him at or on the Goal.

All talk of wisdom of “Do this and do not do that”, Except Mother’s Grace is mere prattling. It is good in its own sphere, and many times much better than nothing or the reverse thing, but nothing beyond it.

Extract from the book : MAI &  MAI SAHASRANAMA

AUTHOR : MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND

MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ WEST MUMBAI 400054 INDIA.

 

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Good and bad qualities of woman under the Religion Maiism

Money greed and sexual-lustfulness are such terrible forces, that they have overpowered even the most advanced of souls. Here therefore under Mai-ism the most difficult examination has been treated rather leniently and it should be enough that man passes with grace marks. It is enough that the man is true to his wife and that he gets money honestly in fairways without indulging in hundred s of ways of lying and cheating and defrauding, and that he makes it a point to spend a certain proportion of his wealth for deserving religious charitable purposes, etc. At this stage, Mai-ism does not mind his remaining infatuated with his wife, and trying his best to be wealthy enough, to be living in full comforts by honest and fair methods and without resorting to systematized cheating methods, that have lost their sting, in modern times, being in common prevalence.   

Mai-ism is for using the terms “Money-greed and sexual lustfulness ” and not  the centuries old expressions  ” Kanaka कनक and Kantaa कांता  ”  or ” Kaanchan  कांचन and Kaamini  कामिनी “. It is not the woman that is the source of temptation, but it is the lustfulness in man. Mai-ism thinks it is an ungratefulness to denounce the sex of Man’s mother, sister and daughter. A woman is in no way a grater degrading force than man, if at all we study the black side of a man and woman’s relations. However, there has been never such a thing as man’s downright condemnation. These centuries old expressions have led the prejudiced modern minds to infer , that the scriptures were written for “Man” alone , that the scriptures writers were averse to womankind and believed women to be a foreign undeserving inimical element for religious progress, and that Saints in the past evaded the very shadow of a woman. These views are quite ill-founded. All the same, both the sides are to be blamed. The moderners have not seen how much worshipful reverence the Saints and or Scriptures have shown to deserving women, especially to “mothers” and “satees”(chaste life sacrificing true wives). On the other hand, it has to be sorrowfully admitted that few or no saints have taken pains to raise protest against such deprecating expressions, nor have they made the point clear, while they left volumes of teachings after them.  Why should they have left it necessary, for their followers, to write long comments, stating, ”No, no; our Guruji had no hatred towards women”?? I was once assailed by a highly educated woman, who quote a Saint’s words “ Dhol, Dadama, Shudra, Pashu, Naari, Voh sab Tadana ke Adhikaari (the drum, the blowing trumpet,, the menial, the animal and the women, work best under “beating”).I tried my every defense saying “beating “ in the case of a women meant here is only an unpleasant but effective appeal to her heart , that a “Nari”, a woman, in said quotation means a bad woman.”

She left me with hatred-ful face gesturing saying “Were all dictionaries then burnt”? She meant, “Why not be explicit and say specifically “a bad woman”?? Why whole sale condemnation of womankind? “We mean the same thing” is an attitude of a deceptive roguery. It is not fairness. It is like passing over one false currency note in the midst of many, hiding a true one for substitution, in case of a protest is raised. Let Mai-ism at least be free from the contamination of this centuries old condemnation. The Founder of Mai-ism cannot keep his one foot in milk and another in curd. He has to speak one way or the other, on such an extremely important issue about womankind as whole, even though he may be wrong. Perhaps some saints in the past did not make much of the expressions (so many of them), because they knew woman was safest with her infatuating powers against such parrotry. Let the woman enslaved have a forceful eye opening  , or at least, a vent in words. It is only a small word pinch only , which even women, if they think sexlessly and religiously , may not mind or may even appreciate, understanding full well what the saints and scriptures really meant. The crudeness has however to be admitted and should entirely cease, at least for Mai-ists.         

Mai-istic eye towards woman is not that of chivalry and appreciation of beauty, engaging manners, softness, tenderness and sexual sentiments or emotions. It is not again that of vengeance towards man, in return of the man’s subjugation of woman in the past. Mai-istic eye is that of mercifulness, sacrificing, service-fullness and sacredness of mother, which almost every woman is, like a fruit bearing tree that suffers heat and cold, frost and rain, for the nourishment of the world itself. As between man and woman, Mai-ism wants to develop true understanding of mutual indispensability and in-competitive co-operative spirit of reciprocal love and service. The question of superiority, equality and inferiority is entirely irrelevant. Mai-ism insists on the sublimation of that natural human emotion known as “sex attraction”. Let the whole sale benefit of man folk on its looking upon the woman-folk , as comprised of mothers , sisters and daughters , be not lost. Mai-ism wants man to love and serve all women and not of any particular relationship or category alone.

So many saints, it cannot be denied, were indebted for they were , to their “Mothers”. So Many Ashrams were ably conducted for public spiritual welfare, through the assistance of  women. Paramahamsa was declared to be In carnation by a woman, a Sanyaasini. Should we not be ashamed of man’s ungratefulness, while using expressions of wholesale denunciation??

Of course for a worldly man, it may not be possible for him to be agreed to the highest ideal of looking every woman to be a mother, but then, let the understanding be clear , as under: 

A woman is poison when approached with lustfulness, and is a nectar when viewed with a feeling of motherliness. The woman that pulls man more and more towards worldliness, is a venom, whereas the woman that gives him a spiritual, moral and virtuous life is a nectar. The woman that pulls man towards Godlessness, enjoyment and selfishness, is venom, whereas , the woman that takes him to God-ward-ness, self-control and selflessness, is a nectar. The woman that makes man more attached to his parents, Gurus, benefactors, helpers, destitute and the needy is the nectar. The woman that makes man a slave of her infatuation and grind mill bullock for increasing requirements of the family, is a venom. The woman who sits on man’s head and through the strings of her infatuations  rides him as a camel and satisfies her thirst with the water in the camel’s belly, if need arises is a venom.

Why are people so very fond of short misleading formulae in Religion? when they would be exhausting their brains with hair splitting over-two-penny worth worldly matters?? Neither infatuation, nor denunciation. Such expressions have been a plum-feather, which no man professing to be religious has failed to crown himself with. Mai-ism however takes strong objection thereto. Just as service and love have been there, but not religionised, so here too, it is not that the idea of looking upon woman as mother is not there but it has not been religionised. Mai-ism religionises Love and Service, and the trying of one’s best to look upon every woman as mother.

The yet greater humiliation is to be seen in that woman has been bracketed with wealth, as if both were of an equally degenerating order, calling them both, temptations, as per old religious belief. There is however earth and sky difference. Whereas the former is with reference to matter and materialism, the latter means a much subtler and nobler fight of living spirits and living forces .Wealth itself has no craving to conquer any man and to fell any special joy and blessedness in being with a certain man. Money temptation is murderous, women temptation is suicidal. The former arises from wickedness and cruelty, the latter from weakness and misplaced lovingness.  A greedy man impoverishes the world and creates repulsion. Lustful man has at least one chance in a thousand of reaction in the spiritual direction. Lustfulness abates with the passing of years, but the greediness increases with age. 

 

In the first place, don’t denounce “woman”. If at all you do, don’t bracket with wealth. It is only one sided and blind man’s judgment. When you reach that high stage of spirituality when non-attachment becomes goal of your Sadhana, you have to practice for attainment of proofness against sex attraction. But that you can as well do, without denunciation and hatred. Condemnation is wrong remedy and a harmful teaching. It is great injustice that such a parrotry should be repeated John, Dick or harry, or by envious members in a family, to break the happy blending of a husband and a wife , or by an evil eyed friend , of if for no serious reasons, at least for slighting and belittling , be the speaker a drunkard, or a pauper or profligate. This misunderstood and misinterpreted religious licence given to men against women stands entirely cancelled, rejected and even condemned, under Mai-ism. 

EXTRACT FROM THE BOOK : MAI-ISM

AUTHOR:MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND

MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ WEST, MUMBAI 400054 INDIA.

About the image or picture of Universal Divine Mother Mai [ Maiism ]

 

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JAI MAI JAI MARKAND MAI जय माई जय मार्कण्ड माई

 

The image or picture of Maai माई is the well-known one, known as Aadi Lakshmi आदिलक्ष्मी . This is the picture which was selected by Universal Divine Mother Maai माई and suggested to Mai Swarupa माईस्वरूप  on the night of the Mother’s installation on 2 September 1932, as described in Mai-ism when Mai Markand agreed to install MOTHER MAAI माई , on certain most difficult conditions being fulfilled. This Aadi Lakshmi picture was the first and the top most and in a separate packet from other photos. Strangely enough the picture, as if had been designed for Maai-worship has no war-weapons, and main most qualification of no Mahishasur महिषासुर , no garland of skulls, no tiger, no lion, not even the elephant, nor a peacock etc. All these associations would be a great barrier to the permanent fixity of the Universal conception. This should be entirely dis-associated with an importance and assertion of the Mythology and Maai identification with Shakti शक्ती (Power) battlefield Daily-Demon-fight, and War Victory etc. The Universal Mother-hood conception for which Mai-ism stands should remain wholly unadulterated. It is the most suited picture for the Maai माई conception of God as Mother. Four holdings in hands are as under. Lower left hand has a lotus which represents Love, lower right hand is the boon hand, which so very spontaneously suggests Service. The upper right hand carries the elephant goad which represents perfectly controlled Devotion and the upper left hand holds the flag or banner, which represents unconditional cheerful Self -surrender. Thus the four holdings represent the four tenets of Maai-ism, viz., LOVE, SERVICE, DEVOTION and SURRENDER, Prema प्रेम, Seva सेवा , Bhakti भक्ती & Sharanagati शरणागती. There is another speciality, viz., that Maai has a halo which is representative of the highest Divinity and final-most-ness. The whole picture showing Mother standing on the basic lotus in midst of the infinite ocean is an indication of the Mother being the Final-most Supreme Almighty or the Mother. Thus the whole picture creates in the heart of the meditating devotee, the conception of the UNIVERSAL MOTHER, who is FINAL-MOST ORIGIN and who is propitiated on living a life based on the said four tenets, with two backgrounds of  Faith viz., GOD as MOTHER and MOTHER OF ALL. The basic lotus has seven petals prominently seen in front including one full in the center, and three partly seen on each side of the central one. In the immediately rear we find two petals, one on the each side of the central petal. These two petals represent the two Lotus Feet of Maai. Meditation of Lotus Feet means, imagining that powerful Divine rays are oozing out from the nails of MOTHER’S Lotus Feet represented by the two lotus petals and entering the heart of the devotee and dispelling all TAMAS तमस, darkness, inertia and ignorance, there-in. A little above the two petals we find the horizontal garment, golden border and that represents the ankles. The invisibility of the ankles and Lotus Feet has to convey the idea and the highest estimation about the almost impossibility of the attainment of PARA BHAKTI परा भक्ती (ankles) and MUKTI मुक्ती the emancipation. The popular notion viz., that devotion is the easiest of all paths to reach Almighty, it should not be forgotten, is with reference to GUANA BHAKTI गौण भक्ती  or primary devotion and not Para Bhakti प्रेम भक्ती or perfected devotion, which is attained after perfect attainment of Gyana ज्ञान  the Divine Knowledge. It is so very difficult to have the attainment of the Lotus Feet, much more than the face, the eyes, the crown ( Grace, Divine Vision, Supernatural Powers ) etc. In Maai meditations, the higher order of spiritual attainment is from face to feet, and not from feet to face. The final resting place for the soul is in the LOTUS FEET and the BASIC LOTUS. Mai’s lower right hand, the boon hand is ever raised to grant boons most mercifully to the devotees. The BASIC LOTUS with innumerable petals is suggestive of the surroundingness of all the surrendered devotees around Mother’s Lotus Feet, with the perfected living of universal Love and Service , with Devotion and Self-surrender. The ocean represents Infinity of space and perpetuity of time , in the midst of which Mother Maai has been standing.
EXTRACT FROM THE BOOKLET : MOTHER’S MEDITATION with its basis MOTHER’S SELECT FIVE HUNDRED NAMES, Published by UNIVERSAL MAI-ISM TRUST, Mai Niwas, Saraswati Road End, Santa Cruz (West), MUMBAI 400054, INDIA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remedy for worry

 

What is “worry”? Worry is giving way to anxiety or unease; allow one’s mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles. If you worry, you keep thinking about problems that you have or about unpleasant things that might happen. Someone or something can worry you e.g. Terry was worried by the challenge, or I am sorry I worried you, or dog worries ship or other farm animals. The word “worry” has several synonyms such as annoyance, vexation, mortification, chagrin, irritation, anxiety etc. In short worry is thinking plus anxiety. Worry does not exempt anyone. Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. Worry occupies the first rank among the three Ws. If you are worried you may not get good sleep. Sleeplessness leads to blood pressure, heart trouble etc. Worry may be due to loss of wealth, failure in litigation, collapse of business, temperament incompatibility between couple, ill-health, unemployment, etc. What is the remedy to overcome the worries? All the tranquilizers won’t produce the desired result.

 

In His immense Mercy Founder Saint Shri. Maiji has laid down an unfailing remedy to overcome worries. The remedy is embodied in a letter to a lady devotee whose name is not known as we have only a copy of letter without the name. The letter sent on the first February 1963 from Mai Niwas is reproduced en bloc in the hope that it will help all readers to get rid of their worries and surrender cheerfully to Mai Maiji.

“I am unhappy to note that you have been very much worried during the last few days. Be bold. Maiji and Mai are with you. Mai is sure to solve your problem. Continue Mai pooja and Mai Mantra whenever you get leisure. Read at least one or two pages of Mai-ism every day. Your worries will vanish as ghee burns in the fire in Havan. I am sorry to note that most of us have not fully understood the working of Mother’s Divine administration. So they are often thinking that Mai is punishing them when they get worried.  Please note the words in Ardha Sahasranama “Mai Sharanagati Karuna Eka”. The meaning is Mai’s Grace showering is directly proportional to the amount of one’s surrender to Her, and the surrender should be unconditional, cheerful self-surrender. You are a very highly educated lady. So you must try to understand the working of Divine laws and the Guru’s work is to guide you and give you invisible strength to know that. The gold can be made into the form required only by heating and hammering. Like that Mai may put you to slight tests and by the Grace and Blessings of Guru the severity of the test will be very much lightened. I again tell you that whenever you feel worried in mind , if you are doing any work repeat the Mantra “Jay Mai Jay Markand Mai, Chitta Shanti Pradayini, Jay Mai Jay Markand Mai” and if you get leisure time read Mai-ism book two pages at least. Many people by doing like this got peace of mind and I do not see any reason why you also should not have that.

 

In this Universe everybody including myself are surrounded by many forces, good as well as bad and evil and we have to fight out all the bad and evil forces to get happiness and peace of mind. Then we have got our past Karmas, good and evil we do not know how much good and how much evil we have got in our account. By worshiping Mai and repeating Mai Mantra and by the Blessings and Guidance of Guru, the huge miseries and calamities and worries will be very much lightened so that we may not feel too much, but still we have to suffer something which should be peacefully and happily gone through. The fighting out the evil forces are also influenced to a very great extent by our surroundings, environments and circumstances .So the only way is to get as much credit as possible in your account in the Divine Bank so that the credit of the Divine Bank Balance may exceed the debit or in other words the balance should be always credit Balance. When that stage is reached there will be complete happiness. In addition to the instructions if you have got time and if your husband has no objection, I would suggest you to write the following Mantra in note books and send me the books as when finished and they will be placed on the Lotus Feet of Mai here. “Jay Mai Jay Markand Mai, Mai Sharanagati Karuna Eka, Chitta Shanti Pradayini Sarva Dhukha Nivaarini, Jay Mai Jay Markand Mai”. If you don’t get time even a few lines day to commence with will be sufficient.

Don’t feel unhappy at all. Have full courage and face everything boldly. By the Grace of Mai nothing serious will happen. By the Grace of Mai and Blessings of Maiji, things which come as mountains will pass away as clouds.

Mai fully bless you, your husband and your children and Balkrishnan. Please preserve this letter forever for consolation and strength on reading it. If I were more free I would suggest to keep it under your pillow while you sleep.

JAY MAI JAY MARKAND MAI

(Signed) Maiji.

Extract from the Mai Marga [ MAIISM] , 51st Booklet, Mai Niwas, Saraswati Road End, Santa Cruz west Mumbai 400054 India.