"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.
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