So long as the devotee has the thinnest thread of hope in anyone else except Herself, She (Mai) allows the devotee to try it, to teach her or him the lesson, that none but She (Mai) is hers or his.~ Saint Mai Swarup Mai Markand
Niraashrayaa निराश्रया - Summarizing, Mother is the Savior of the hope-lost and Supporter of the support-less. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 147
Savior of the support-less. Whoever has no sympathizer, supporter or consoler finds the highest Savior, Supporter, Sympathizer and Solace-giver in Her.
In the reverse sense, She belongs to them alone, i.e., She is fully realised by them alone, who are support-less, i.e., who have gone above the stage of considering anyone else except Mother to be relied upon , and responsible for their well being or well faring. So long as the devotee has the thinnest thread of hope in anyone else except Herself, She allows the devotee to try it, to teach her or him the lesson, that none but She is hers or his.
Thus Mother is described first as Mother, next as Controller of all powers, next as Controller of all boons.
Next is slight reference to the very general way, how different aspirants are with reference to the revolutionary path.
Some select few progress by the direct desire-less-ness but as a general rule , almost all by direct desire-ful-ness. She is the elevating force, from the commencement for the select few of the first type, and degrading force in the beginning and then elevating force generally, for almost all of the other type. One way or the other depends upon the plane on which each soul stands, when She is pleased to confer Her special Grace. Excepting instances of special Grace, the common rule is for each soul to be attracted towards temptations and to be wise by experience and to get wiser and wiser. The first classification includes those that get wise by other's experience or by the meditation of the miseries resulting from evil, by magnifying what little experience they have . Few are able to start from where they are, but most need backing potentiality, i.e., the energy to forcefully rush ahead, as the reaction of temporary retarding and receding.
The next two names convey this idea. Extract from the book : Mother and Mother's Thousand Names Author : Mai Swarup Mai Markand
People have often misunderstood God's or Mother's Grace. It does not invert justice nor give any exemption. It carries you most expeditiously with every protection and guidance, but surely, through the right channel, and teaching you to be fully obedient to the Divine Laws. If that were not so, everyone would be breaking the law, shed few tears of right or wrong repentance , and the result would be , that the Divine Law would be the object of insignificance, ridicule and mockery. This extremely delusive notion, as result of greatest exaggeration, though not deliberate, and so very natural with them that have experienced Mother's Grace, must go. A safer thing would be , to get a direct answer from the Grace recipients on the point, and not to jump and run rampant, as you like, to form your own inferences and conclusions.Get your answer from your Grace recipients to the direct question," Is Mother's Mercy a licence? " Mother is not being to be trifled with.
688.We are bound to avoid all bad actions , words and thoughts. We cannot always stop bad thoughts coming to us, but we can at least be displeased with them and try to banish them and refuse to yield to them. Regarding what is good and bad, and right and wrong , in the preliminary stage, it is enough that one obeys the Inner Voice of Mother As Antaryaamini , which people, in general parlance, call "conscience". Conscience is ever alive and ever-awake reality within us, which notes and records everything of ours, issues warning from time to time, and bites us from painful stings on our disobedience , during and after.
689. Not to speak of the rare cases of temptations, passions and provocations, the man who has practiced control over his six enemies enumerated before, is a much higher man, than one who has not known their working and has never practiced the strengthening of his will to be the last succumbing to them. Not to use personification, we can call the six enemies to be our six vices and one has to be extremely careful about his vices and virtues and their doings in life. A certain virtue of a man is his strength of doing good actions of a certain type , effortlessly, repeatedly and promptly. A certain vice is similarly an inclination towards bad actions , of certain nature which one drives one to the action, unless strongly controlled with a determined will and effort.
690. Elementarily, the spiritual aspirant may have the following notions, regarding the different terms while practicing self-control. Kama or Desire is the inner urge, which makes us indulge in thoughts and imaginations of certain pleasure, usually denied.
Krodha or anger is the hot and strong feeling against somebody, who or which comes in the way of the fulfilment of our desires, which displeases us , and makes us attack, injure or destroy the disliked circumstances, objects or passions.
Lobha or avarice is a passionate desire of possession of things , which we can not possess in usual course , without going out of the righteous and just way of things , which prompts us to be unfair , which disturbs our mind with dis-content and makes us dead to the delicate feelings, in the matter of consideration for the happiness of others .The accelerated with the speed with which we desire and strive for happiness and self-serving , more and more , and yet more , and with dis-content , is the broader variety of Lobha itself.
Mada or pried is an extremely over-exaggerated notion of ourselves, which results in our contempt and ill-treatment for and to others inferior to us, and a feeling of independence, easy provocation, and rebelliousness, against those that are superior to us.
Moha or infatuation is the climax condition of a certain desire, which makes you lose all your sense of judgement and action, and bodily and mental. Matsar or jealousy , is the bitterness of heart experienced on seeing others happier , better off and possessed of certain qualities or advantages more than you, which you do not possess, but are desirous of possessing.
Tripuraa त्रिपुरा - Master of the different triples. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 626
Mother is called Tripuraa त्रिपुरा because She is the Mother of the three entities (Brahmaa ब्रह्मा , Vishnu विष्णु and Rudra रुद्रा ). There are many triples , e.g., the three Naadis -Sushumnaa सुषुम्ना ,Pingalaa पिंगला and Idaa इडा ; as also Manas मानस, Buddhi बुध्दी and Chitta चित्त . Again there are three Devaas, three fires , three energies. Whatever in the world is three fold, is referred to here, as belonging to Her. Tripuraa also suggests the three aspects of Her Lotus Feet, white, red and combined coloured. Mai's White Lotus Feet indicate the pure Samvit, i.e., universal consciousness, which is untainted by any Upaadhis उपाधी , (obstructive environments), etc. The red feet are the Paraahantaa (Supreme egoism); also known as Mahat being the first emotion वृत्ती (vritti) from the Samvit (universal consciousness). The combined coloured feet indicate atoms of egoism, manifesting themselves, each by modification (the vritti) of " I " in individuals. This egoism is known as Ahankaar, which gets nourishment from knowledge, which is imperfect or unreal or perverse, along with all other paraphernalia of emotions, which again owe their existence to " I "(egoism). Kabir says : The world dies with " I " 's death.
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.
Loka-yatraa-vidhaayini लोकयात्राविधायिनी-Directing the course of the fourteen worlds.[ ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 664 ]
Managing the worldly relations and duties and maintenance and smooth running of the worldly life of Her devotees in Her individual capacity.
This conveys Mother's promise of dexterously managing the worldly relations, duties and maintenance, and smooth running of the worldly life etc., of all Her devotees, BY VARIOUS UNSEEN, UNKNOWN AND MYSTERIOUS EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL ADJUSTMENTS. This is evidently true about all devotees - males and females, man and woman.
~ Saint Mai Swarup Mai Markand / MOTHER'S THOUSAND NAMES / MAIISM
Come what may Don't leave Mother's Lotus Feet. You have a right to the Mother's Feet and Lap. It is enough that you had tried your best not to be pulled out, and that you have again returned. You are again welcome to your safe corner of purity and rest and peace. Run back at the earliest opportunity. Your righteous living must become so interwoven in your life, that whenever you make a departure you are filled with a unique uneasiness and confusion. You must be so guile -lessness-stamped in your face that even the dullest man of the world would detect you out, and force you to be driven back to your corner, with a little suffering. Develop your mind to be so sensitive that you yourself can't remain composed, till you have vomited out your wrong actions, intentions, sins, faults and follies.
I assure you from my personal experience. If you are a devotee, Mother saves you only with a slight reproach and a warning and a little loss. She changes the minds of the people. How rarest thing it is for the world to meet a man , who makes confessions with repentance and resolutions not to repeat the folly? You should feel as a fish out of its waters. Mother is sure to save you if there is a slight weakness and no systematic wickedness, provided there is a burning desire to retrace the steps to your corner. Mother helps you in such cases. most miraculously. It is the Divine Arrangement that saints are harassed by the world, even on false accusations and without rhyme or reason to make them more and more unattached to the world and to be pulled towards God. Extract from the book : MAI-ISM Author : Mai Swarup Mai Markand Mai Niwas, Saraswati Road End, Santa Cruz West, Mumbai 400054 India
Mother is the same Almighty whom some call Father, some the Supreme Self,some the Nature, some the Divine Law, some the Absolute,some the Truth and so on. She is God, but conceived as Mother. Mother is that infinite which remains after all negations. Mai is Brahma-Svarupini. God as Father is JUSTICE and God as Mother is LOVE & MERCY. God as Father or God as Mother means, God that deals with us in fatherly manner or motherly manner. Mother ignores,forgives and forgets which the Father does not, so very easily and not that extent of pity and mercifulness compassion and condescension. None knows the ailment of a child as Mother, without even a communicating syllable. Mother's compassion alone can save us. Once you become Hers, She has Her own ways,Her Own arrangements and adjustments.Once you enroll yourself as Hers, the remaining task is Hers. Be a Mother's child. Love,Service,Devotion and Self Surrender are the best paths for worshiping Her. Mother has helped families out of calamities, beyond imagination, only on a mere appearance of self surrender to Her. Mother's ways of protection are unknown to us. Mother runs to the succour of Her devotees by thousand legs. MOTHER NEVER FAILS TO DO WHAT IS BEST IN THE INTERESTS OF HER DEVOTEES ON PRAYING TO HER FOR RELIEF. Motherhood is the highest conception of God if you wish to be saved from irreligion, materialism,atheism and satanism. In a religious act, God's grace propitiation and returns are guaranteed. Come what may, don't leave Mother's Lotus Feet. You have a right to the Mother's feet and Lap.It is god and god's grace that opens the door but knocking leads to it. The worship of universal Mother is the only method of attaining all human desires; the repetition of Her secret and sacred names is the best way to approach Her. If Mother's Grace is there, one does not need any Guru's initiation as Mother is all Mantras. The simplest method of worship is by prayer. It may be for spiritual grace or some particular moral and legitimate benefit or relief. The worship of Mother is an invocation to the Eternal Mother to bring forth not simply salvation of individuals but saviours and liberators of millions. Blessed be Her name ! Clarified be Her conception ! Universalized be the outlook of Her devotees ! In showers fall Her grace on all of Her all wayward children desirous of being reclaimed ! Nothing is of any real avail if the unbelief is there. ~ Saint Shri Mai Swarup. MAIISM For more knowledge & information , please contact : Universal Maiism Trust, Mai Niwas, Saraswati Road End, Santa Cruz West, Mumbai 400054 India.
JAY MAI JAY MARKAND MAI Dear Sisters and Brothers, I humbly pray to Most Beloved Maiji and Most Merciful Mother Mai for spiritual and temporal welfare and progress of each and every one of you. Mai, the Universal Mother of all, propitiable on living the life of Universal Love and Service with Devotion and Unconditional Cheerful Self-surrender, bless us all.
I wish to say something about the Mai-istic instructions on health. The first thing that everyone should place the highest value upon is health. It is rightly said that health is wealth. If your health is full of vitality, you find your society, mood and surroundings all cheerful. Even miseries, calamities and sorrows will reduce their poignancy if you are healthy. Health will brighten and sweeten your enjoyments. Health will enable you to do work which will be more useful and imperishable. Bad health will turn the highest heaven of your married life, office life and social life to be a heavy burden on your head and heart. You will prefer health to everything else. Now we will consider it from the Mai-istic religious view point.
Just compare the health conditions now and some 30 or 40 years or so before. Science has greatly advanced. You will find a doctor in every street with upto-date medical knowledge and medicines. Just think, does it not look that diseases g deep and multiply as science advances? We have only most wonderfully advanced in the science of cure, but prevention has been greatly neglected and here we are discussing about prevention and cure both from the higher forces and workings beyond the physical science and doctoring through medicines, injections, operations etc. the more we get the idea about the easy availability of doctoring and the efficacy of the medical science, the more we have been negligent about the prevention of diseases and maintaining of health, even though we have quite sufficient and detailed knowledge as to what impair or improve health. Our standard of expectation from our body and even mind have left all reasonable limitations. We want our bodies to be as obedient to us as the faithful dog sumptuously fed and pampered, asked to chase after a thief on simly pointed out with a finger. We want our bodies to follow our orders with the activity of a machine never to go out of order and an intelligence as it were, an animate slavish-like human being that not only obeys master's orders but begins to work anticipating master's wishes.
The body often fails, gets out of order and becomes subjected to weakness and diseases and renders temporarily or permanently the whole human life useless and disgustful.
The youthful world of today requires a strong reminder to be equally attentive to the direction of prevention without being over-confident about the certainty of medical efficiency and easy availability. The world passes from experience to experience. Most careless indifference about the preservation health rules due to over-confidence about medicines and its efficacy and availability has been brought into control by one great force of disagreeable economic conditions. Doctors are surely there, but to obtain their help, you are required to have tremendous money far above the ordinary capacity of all except rich and higher middle class. Originally the word 'Doctor' was used to represent divinity and it was supposed that the Doctors were for services to humanity with just an average fair living.
The problem of serving humanity through physical remedies of medicines and medical treatment has surely engaged the attention of several richest donors and there are many free hospitals, but their utility is much less than the expectations of the donors, become there is the vicious mentality of both sides viz., that if the doctor's world and the patient's world. The whole mentality of the nation has changed. Poor people resent being treated in an inferior manner than the paying richer class. They want free medical help and treatment, not only that, but of the highest calibre and with the least time if waiting and with as much respect and regard as private doctors would pay to their rich patients promptly paying off their heavy bills. On the side of the doctors there is an open partiality for such persons as have approached them in their own private hospitals and some items of costly medicines are even withheld from use for the patients of the poor class.
The problem of illness and disease has been therefore extremely serious and Mai-ism in its own way and with its own religious belief wants to drive home certain truths to the Mai-ists with faith, as referred to further below.
We have no knowledge of detailed science it be able to prove what we state but it is the experience of many that by constant repetition of "Jaya Maai, Jaya Maarkand Maai" with the addition of "Sarva Vyaadhi Vinaashini" or without it according to one's leisure and inclination, creates a physical force within our body which as it were burns down all disease germs of any nature. It was the experience of many devotees during the past so many centuries, later it has been investigated into and Western highest doctors now have come to realise that disease-curing is generally helped through ardent single-minded prayer. In America, in several hospitals, Priests and Prayer Offerers are invited to cure the patients through prayers. It is necessary that eminent doctors should collect literature and investigate into the matter with a view to establish the said truth in the unassailable scientific manner and there must be a wide-spread of such literature. If we mostly undertake an enquiry, we will surely meet with so much of factual evidence about prayers being the remover of diseases.
A Mai-istic mind should be so trained as to most automatically get the idea about Most Merciful Mother Maai's greatest Grace whenever he hears about diseases, accidents, calamities etc. of others. Repetition of the Sacred name of Maai, the Universal Mother, is by itself not only a wonderful remedy in prevention and cure of diseases, but also even during illness it gives a wonderful beating power.
The repetition of the mantra "Jaya Maai, Jaya Maarkand Maai" जय माई जय मार्कण्ड माई helps in so many ways. First thing, the doctors, nurses, relatives, friends all become most sympathetic to you and ready to serve you and do your work, at least to cheer you up to bear the pain. There are so may wonderful examples of Maai's Grace, but I would quote two of them here.
A man of 50 came to Maiji complaining that his wife was a patient in a Bombay hospital for more than two months and she was not getting cured. She would vomit out even the smallest food grain. He requested Maiji to go with him to the hospital. Maiji went with him to the hospital and saw her and enquired if she was prepared to repeat a mantra for about an hour after she had taken some food. She agreed. Soon some delicious dainty was ordered out. She was made to eat and she repeated the mantra for one hour. Maiji enquired after one hour if she had vomitted out and was extremely happy to hear that she had not. Maiji asked her if during night she will pray as much time as possible and she agreed and she prayed for about three hours. In the morning, the doctor who was informed about no vomitting, diagonised some other way and she was completely cured and discharged from the hospital after three days.
This has been the repeated experience. If any one goes to Maiji with the complaint about vomitting out even a single grain taken in or any other disease, the person is asked to repeat the mantra for one hour, and take sanctified food or water given to him. There will be no vomitting and the patient gets immediate relief. The person is surprised and gets full faith and agrees to repeat the mantra for longer time say three hours during night and gets entirely cured.
The Mantra is :
Jaya Maai Jaya Maarkand Maai, जय माई जय मार्कण्ड माई Jaya Maarkand Roopa Maai, जय मार्कण्ड रूप माई Jaya Maarkand Roopa Maarkand Maai, जय मार्कण्ड रूप मार्कण्ड माई
Sarva Vyaadhi Vinaashini सर्वव्याधिविनाशिनी
Jaya Maai Jaya Maarkand Maai, जय माई जय मार्कण्ड माई Jaya Maarkand Roopa Maai, जय मार्कण्ड रूप माई Jaya Maarkand Roopa Maarkand Maai. जय मार्कण्ड रूप मार्कण्ड माई
The devotee who has mastered the said mantra will be able to cure others through water sanctified by repeating the said mantra.
2. Maiji's friend's son was suffering from typhoid and was lying in hospital in Bombay. Maiji went to see him from Poona [ Pune, India ] . Unfortunately in addition to the typhoid he had a big luminized tumour over the head. Everyone was extremely sorry. The doctor said that the tumour can be treated only after typhoid is cured.
At about 10 p.m. the boy called Maiji near him, took Maiji's hand and moved it over his head and the tumour and told Maiji thus:- "You came this morning and would go away tomorrow at seven in the morning. Why did you come? Would you leave me as I am?" Maiji asked him, "What can I do?" The boy said "Can't at least pray that the tumour may go." Maiji asked him, "Do you believe that the tumour which could not be dealt with bu such an efficient doctor before your typhoid is cured can go by my mere prayer?. The boy said "You can do anything because you are very much beloved to Maai who can do anything". Maiji prayed casually and asked the boy whether he can repeat a certain mantra. The boy agreed and he was given this particular mantra already reproduced above. In the morning the boy shouted to Maiji "Come here", and the boy took his hand and moved it over the head and exclaimed "Where is the tumour". Not even the smallest swelling or even a speck was there.
Thus Mai-ist should clearly understand that apart from leading a strictly religious life without joys and pleasures of this life, we require Maai's Divine Grace at every moment, so long as the body is there and that body requires health and what is true regarding health is almost similarly true regarding all requirements of life.
Mai-ism holds the view that when you approach GOD as Universal Mother Maai, you have every right to demand your necessities or removal of calamities etc. of an unobjectionable moral, legal and legitimate religious nature and Mai-ism is not for asceticism. If Mai's desire had been for ascetic life, She would not have created sex attraction for both man and woman. Maai could very well have arranged that reproduction can take place without the physical union. Asceticism cannot be universal. Just leaving the final impersonal formless God, we have no Shiva without Shakti, No Krishna without Radha, No Rama without Seeta, No Narayana without Lakshmi. The world has to be accepted and lived into. Mai-ism says, if you cannot live this life happily, virtuously, harmlessly, morally, justly and truthfully, what is this madness of running after the higher life of a religious aloofness, which can have its legitimate place only after you have mastered and proved yourself worthy of a high rank in the tests of this life itself? It is only a misleading delusion.
You cannot be a first class M.A. without passing your Matric. Mai-ism says, first of all get mastery over yourself to be able to successfully battle with the difficulties, hardships, calamities and disagreeabilities of this life itself and for that the most preliminary preparation you require Mother. It is very strange and deplorable that this world is unable to visualise the greatest and most important part that the mother plays in bringing up and rearing up the child and training the child to be the most glorious man. Your home, family, nation, your character, virtue, conduct, your love, justice, truth, your greatness, culture, civilisation and almost every thing depends on what sort of mother you have in the world, nations, families and homes.
It is crystal clear, people must realise what s great thing it is to have God as one's mother to help us in every possible way. Who does not want and can live without the greatest love and protection of one's own mother ?
Well, to return to our main subject, the said mantra has made miraculous quick cures and reliefs, but you have to fully understand the working and carry out the working to the successful end with every required fulfilling.
A man suffers in health because he violates the rule of usual physical science generally well known to all educated people and especially the doctors and experts of health and hygiene and medicine.
Mai-ism says, the world has advanced in education, knowledge and science. We have known a good deal more than our fore-fathers about diseases, cures, preventions etc. But now one step further more which Mai-ism pictures out before you and it is that the life as lived with full of virtue, morality, justice and truthfulness, largely influences the health. Mai-ism says ill-health and diseases are not simply due to ignorance or inability to observe the requirements of the physical science. There are so many other factors which go to affect health as hereditary in life you live, virtuous or vicious, the physical wear and tear, the mental worries and burns, God-fearing and God-loving, the subtlest understanding about the working of the Universe etc. etc.
Physical science is only the first form of knowledge required for health, the most preliminary form. But in as much as the new world has decided to reject all vague notions, theories and beliefs which do not stand before us with waking of science, we have been rotting in the blunder of considering physical science to be all-including everything about the precautions and remedies for good health and no disease.
Mai-ism emphasises the truth that the life lived with virtue, morality, God-fearing, God-loving etc. has quite an immense influence which is many times much more effective than mere medicines or physical remedies including injections operations etc. An experience will bring an assurance that compared to physical science, medicines etc., the living of a virtuous, moral, truthful life is a much greater force and yet further the life of God-fearing and God-loving is yet further much greater force.
The greatest point of Mai-ism where it differs from the general religious understanding is here. It insists upon an entire subtlety of your development. Each step should be mastered and fully respected and ingrained on to yourself before you go to the higher step. If you do not do that, it is the greatest blunder. There are three classes of devotees, class A, B and C. While class A is God-fearing and God-loving, class B obeys and respects rules of morality and class C relies on physical science. One person is a great devotee. He has great faith on God's protection. He is entirely oblivious of the physical science suggestions. He, in a challenging manner, mixes with the plague patients, handles roughly the bubonic parts, catches plague and begins abusing God or loses faith. This is the case of an A class neglecting the requirements of the C class. Take another instance of a greater Bhakta A class who is of an immoral behaviour or a drunkard. He observes all requirements of C class (Physical). He terribly suffers.
Thus A class of God-fearing and God-loving persons must have mastered, respected and obeyed the requirements of B class of morality as also of C class of the physical science.
For B class, Mai-ism recommends Universal Love and Service. For A class, devotion and unconditional cheerful self-surrender. One who has truly understood Mai-ism is A class with mastery and respect for B and C classes. He must be the master of B and C as well while he aspires to be one of the most deserving member of the A class.
It is not that Mother always likes to manifest Herself as the most beautiful lovely woman.She sometimes assumes the form of even an oldhag.
In the Hindu scriptures, there is a description of Dhumaavati धुमावती, one of the aspects of Mother. Deformed, restless, cruel-faced, dirty-clothed, dry, rickety, inauspicious-looking, with a winnow in hand, poverty-stricken, widow-like, with the crow as Her pet bird, etc.
Naturally there are few devotees, who accept this form for their worship, but those who do, are favored most speedily with the fulfillment of their desires.
True devotees delight to serve any woman, in whatever form, however ugly, poor, crooked, criminal and sinful. All women to him are different forms in different bodies of Mother.
It may turn the brains of the swollen headed, atheistic modernists, to be told that to enter and proceed on the spirituality zone requires the help, guidance and grace of Teachers, Saints, Sages, Masters, etc. The modern world has simply boasted, out of blind and ignorance-ful egotism about one's own powers and capacities beyond all measures, and has declared its complete independence, with no indebtedness and nothing of the Guru or God. As stated in Mai-ism, on the highest religious plane or the spirituality plane, you cannot take a single solid step without the two chariot wheels of (a) God's grace and (b) Guru's grace and that is the spirituality stage near the border zone of spirituality shown in the Chart. The said truth is fully realised, when the border is touched.
A poor ordinary pigmy creature, whose maximum outlook even in imagination does not go beyond a little hazy and nominal worldly idea of virtue, morality and character, or the man who thinks that life has reached its perfection on living a little virtuously and with a little sacrifice here and there, has absolutely no idea about the unfathomable potentialities of the human life and most intricate and most wonderful and invisibly working powerful machinery, which is at work under the bottom of the human life and destiny. the man if mere bread and butter, wealth and woman, name and fame, power and praise, with a full stop at the end of his worldly intellect, has no idea that human capacities can be developed beyond all visible and believable limitations, and behind the screen of what any ordinary man knows and calls as "man". There are so many occult powers, forces and energies within the different sheaths and bodies of "man", that the real "man" is entirely unknown till now. And one with quite an ant's outlook and complete ignorance about the man's unknown world within him, can never see the truthfulness of the truth, that beyond a certain stage, the Teacher, the Master or the Guru is entirely indispensable. It is only the swollen-headed childishness of little thinking, that resents the very word of a Guru, Teacher or Authority. In fact if the word Guru or Teacher be given the widest meaning, viz. the source form which one has learnt or received or can learn or receive any illumination on any subject, there is not a single person on the earth who can boast and truthfully swear that he has no Guru. When anyone says, "I have no Guru" it only means, "I have not accepted anyone as my Guru" or that "I have none as one single Guru" and not that there has been no source from which he has received any learning or illumination. Under Mai-ism the word "Guru" is used in such widest sense. Whatever illuminates, directs, guides, protects, saves and leads you towards your destination in any subject matter is your "Guru" for that subject, even though he may be only one step ahead of you.Mai-ism insist upon entertaining the concurrent notion of gratitude with possible return or remuneration, along with the notion of a "Guru". Under Mai-ism "Guru" does not necessarily imply perfection or supernatural powers, etc. Under Mai-ism, Guru and service with gratitude, which is the very first requirement of the six G's of Mai-ism, go together.
The popular opinion about full justification for the strongest opposition to the idea of a Guru or teacher, master, Saint or Sage is based on the pigmy outlook and pitiable ignorance about what an immeasurable vastness extends beyond what they call "the capacities of "man" and on the entirely selfish, snatching mentality of the ungratefulness and blind self-egotism. There is surely the other side as well, and it is that of cheating, exploiting, abusing and black-mailing wickedness of some scoundrels and black sheep, spreading havoc in the name of religion. But it goes without saying that such disappointing experiences of two-penny worth Gurus and disciples can have absolutely no relevancy or existence whatsoever, when we are discussing the need of a Guru for the highly exalted and advanced soul, that has passed through so many experiences and tests, as the Mai-ism Chart imposes on the aspirant. JAY MAI JAY MARKAND MAI
"Why Markand Mai, and not G Mai ? "- was once an unnerving question. What answer the poor Founder can give? How could he talk about himself and say " you "die" like me, then Mother will be G-Mai as well". Founder silenced the questioner, on owning defeat, "Yes, She is G-Mai." Few days passed, G would repeat "Jay Mai" but not "Jay Markand Mai". Once he had a high fever of an extremely high temperature and painfulness. Having failed to get any relief, he began repeating merely "Jay Mai"; absolutely no relief. Somehow, all immediately, an illumination came; he saw a faint figure of Mother, who said "My son's name is much more, dearer, to me to hear, than my own name". The man repeated the whole Mantra "JAY MAI, JAY MARKAND MAI" ; he had normality within a wonderfully short time. This is the experience known to the Founder in the year before 1935. The man wrote a letter of greatest appreciation, and about his own illumination and his sorrow for his past impudence. But again, the same story!! Man asks the questions again and again similar to "Why Markand Mai, and not G-Mai?", even after several years. The Founder gets ruffled and baffled to find the solution. Is the whole thing that comes to him only a relishful narration of imaginary stories, of people that so frequently visit the Founder and mention their experiences? Is it just to please him? If there is truth, why again, the same obstinate mulishness after years of experience and after volumes of experiences? The answer has been more than once given in this book. It was no falsehood then; it is no falsehood now; man himself is not the same at all times ; MAYA PLAYS. Extract from the book : MAI-ISM Author : MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND
According to the Mai-istic creed, there is no higher Mantra than Jay Mai Jay Markand Mai जय माई जय मार्कण्ड माई 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. Practise 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 mudmire 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.
The Founder has prayed Mother in Christian Churches and in Mosques. He has worshiped Mother in homes and joined Mohamedan and Zoroastrian prayers. It is not difficult to test the conscientious belief of the true followers and hypocrite prattlers. One of the surprise tests would be to see from a distance, if their hands fold and rise in reverence as automatically before other worshiping places as an Agiari, a Mosque, a Church or a Synagogue as when they approach their own religious places. The Founderhas so often prayed to Mother in Englishand has sat before Mother repeating some of the chapters of the Imitation of Christ, as serenely as when he is reading Sapta-Shati or Bhagwad Geeta. Not as a point of formality, or modesty or a point of unavoidable necessity or of policy, not as an outcome of timidity, or pride for one's worshiped , but from an unshakable belief in the universality of Mai and in the unity of all religions as belonging to his Mai. Extract from the book : MOTHER AND MOTHER'S THOUSAND NAMES EDITION 1939 Author : MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ WEST, MUMBAI 400054 INDIA
A palace and a rose garden kept ready by Mother for you. This book is for swans. Mother likes to be surrounded with swans whose hearts will overflow with love , cheerfulness and gratitude, on Her showing such playful proofs of acceptance by Her." - Mai Swarup Mai Markand , Mai-ism, Page 225, Note No 291- Last paragraph_
Punya-kirti पुण्यकीर्तिः She whose glorification helps the amassment of merit. ललिता सहस्रनाम स्तोत्र, नाम क्रमांक 542
Several methods of acquiring merit (Punya पुण्य) are charity, suffering for others, fasting, undertaking ceremonial sacrifices, self-mortifying, self-denying, abstaining from enjoyments, serving others, controlling desires, going on pilgrimages, saints-serving, parents-serving, feeding the needy, providing constructional works to serve humanity, exerting oneself to serve society in its struggling to gain godliness, religiosity, etc., etc., etc.
It is Mother who creates and kindles the desire of amassing the merit. For them that have no means for the above and are of another mentality, the other avenue of gaining merit is through hearing of the greatness of Mother and discoursing and making others to hear. Although only two words of Shravana (hearing) and Kirtana are mentioned here in this name, these two words are supposed to include all different measures as Lotus Feet service, worship, saint-companionship, self-surrendering, etc.,which go to form the mental attitude of devotion.
Punya-kirtiपुण्यकीर्ति is glorification of Mother. This idea has not been well realised and is held at a great discount compared with the other two avenues. We are generally of such a pigmy-like outlook that we have certain limited notions. A Kirtankaar कीर्तनकार means one who gives a particular discourse in a particular dress in a particular place in the meting of a particular class of people in a particular manner. This name Punyakirti should convey the idea in any place, in any condition, at any time and to any people whoever talks about the glory of Mother has been accumulating merit. This is true even while he is talking to a fellow passenger in a bus or when he is in a dancing hall.
Mother's name does not require the sanction of any circumstances to make it creative of merit. Mother's name and Mother's glorification are by themselves the highest sin-annihilators.
Every Mother's Lodge member, just the reverse of the old idea, should be much above the selfish idea of eating one's sweet selfishly and seclusively.
Secrecy and seclusion of vices through which often Satan creeps in with the external appearance of godliness, sublimity, divinity, etc. Satan often fosters ignorance, immorality, imbecility, exclusive possessiveness, etc.
This name Punyakirti conveys a command. Glorify Mother. Spread and out-spread Mother's Glory in all publicity.
Secrecy and seclusion should be avoided as far as possible in activities of true religiosity.
If scoundrels have succeeded in running away with wealth and women in the field of religion, it is mainly through the satanic weapons of secrecy and seclusion. He who is truly religious and dies without leaving his inheritance or transferring his light and love to some disciples to the extent of latter's receptivity, is a sinner,under Mai's Ideal. This spread of religiosity and Mother's Glory is Punya Kirti.
Mother is more pleased by the spread of Her glory than self-evolution alone, even though desire-less and spiritual.
Deshkaalaparichchhinna - Unlimited by time, space and time.
Limited by space, means the absolute non-existence of a thing in a certain place [as when we say, "This is not here" .
Limited by time, is similarly explained when we say, "This was not before" or "It will not exist in future."
She is also unlimited by law of causation. This means that She can manifest Herself or shower Her Grace , in any place and any time.
Devotees or preachers or Truth-seers can flourish in any country. There in any case and in any religious world , and in any country. There is no monopoly for Mai-ist. Her Grace and Her manifestation is even above the Law of cause and effect.
This means that there is no stereotyped mechanical routine, through which every soul has to pass, in the very same manner and through the very same experiences.
Sampradaayeshvari संप्रदायेश्वरी - Fount and protector of traditional wisdom. Sampradaaya संप्रदाय is the wisdom, regularly imparted by the teachers to the disciple; Ishvari ईश्वरी means ruler. Knowledge is gained by reasoning, through traditions, faith in Guru and intuition. Mother tries to see, that so long as a particular school of religion with certain beliefs and practices of the divine path to reach Her, is not tented with vice of greed, adultery, hypocrisy etc, it progresses with Her full help and blessings. The secret of success of the initiation ceremony and rituals should be , the intense devotion with which the Guru requests Mother to create a replica of all his powers, knowledge and wisdom to be conferred on the disciple. When however the Guru becomes the usurper of God's powers and the Guru's homages, when he gets deluded that that powers belong to and vest in himself, and when disciples attach more importance to rituals then to the actual faith and devotion (in and to God and Guru), the whole institute becomes a soul like skeleton. Further as by several leakages by vices the joints get loose, the whole frame work begins to crack, the vitality gradually vanishes, and the whole body begins to give a stinking smell like corpse, and the whole institute finally gives way, by its own weight of sinfulness and weakness of perverted notions , ignorance and meaningless mechanical practices.
By Mother's Grace, as soon as one institute gets too old, another is brought into being. Mother is concerned with keeping up the religiosity of the universe and not with the superiority and inferiority of a particular institute or religion or the fame of an individual founder. That fighting and quarreling is all man made and meaningless and by half baked people, bigots or fools.