Mother became insistent. There was no escape; no further postponement was possible. Thereupon Markand began to stipulate terms.
He said," If I get hitherto untenanted house, if I enter it on Friday, If I see a dazzling light that evening, if I receive a basket of sweets and fruits that day, if at 9.30 p.m. three girls and two men come unasked and press me to do the installation, if Mother's picture is available in any shop at 10.30 p.m.[http://maiism.weebly.com/blog/archives/02-2015] , if I am able to buy worshiping materials from a shop at 11 p.m. and if at 11.30 p.m. a hawker brings a beautiful garland befitting Mother, then I shall install Mother."
Every one of these conditions were most wonderfully and accurately fulfilled one after another on the second day of September, nineteen hundred and thirty two. Is there anything difficult for Mother who is Unmesha-nimishotpanna-vipanna-buvanaavali [ Name No. 281 of Lalitaa Sahasranaama ]- the creator and destroyer of universes in the twinkling of an eye ? When finally a hawker of garlands began to cry his ware " Har , Har " at 11.30 p.m., Markand burst into tears and said," Mother, Thou hast caught me. Couldst Thou not found a better man to do Thy work ? "
The five persons who had gone there uninvited encouraged him saying " She would Her own work. Who is more blessed than yourself ? Why should you lose heart and courage ? Where is the question of your worthiness or unworthiness, Sir, when She Herself has chosen you ?"
Mai was formally installed at mid-night on 2 - 9 - 1932, Friday. Markand said to his audience : " From today I am a Mai-ist ; from today my religion is God as Mother, Mother of all, propitiable on living the life of Universal Love and Service with Devotion and Unconditional Cheerful Self-Surrender. Krishna, Zoroaster, Buddha, Christ, Muhammad and every Founder of every religion are Mai's illustrious sons. From now on, the Bible or Koran is as venerable and worship-able to me as the Geetha. I will continue to pray to God as I have till now, with the same intensity of love and devotion in a Hindu Mandir, Zoroastrian Agora, Christian Church, Muhammadan Masjid, or an Israelite Synagogue. No more religious differences. Devotion to Mother is devotion to Mother's children. I am a changed religionist from today. I install Mai today. "
News of the declaration soon spread. Educated people saw the rationalistic Universal spirit of the new religion. The founder who was, the personification of Love , the embodiment of Service , the quintessence of devotion and the exemplar of Surrender to Divine will soon begin to be known as Mai Swarupa, Mai Kaka and Mai Baba . His disciples addressed him as Maiji.
EXTRACT FROM THE BOOK : SAINT MAI - SWARUPA WRITTEN BY MAI SHISHU U.G. MENON, MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ [WEST], MUMBAI 400054 INDIA.
For the elucidation of those who desire to know more about Mai, Maiji, Mai-ist and Mai-ism, it is added and repeated here that Mai is the Universal Mother, the Motherhood conception of God Almighty, easily propitiable by living a life of Love, Service , Devotion and Unconditional Cheerful Self- Surrender and by the recognition of spiritual co-equal status of man and woman.
Any idol or image , symbol or emblem, picture or sacrificial altar or any object, installed anywhere, either in a Church or a Temple or a mosque or Synagogue and worshiped by any people in any manner and any mode they decide , with any gospel or scriptures they prefer, but based on the conception that it represents Universal God, whether Mother or even Father or Jointly as Mother & Father etc. easily propitiable on living the life on the lines of the above stated tenets , by itself , is Mai or the Universal Mother.
Similarly any preceptor preaching or teaching or propagating or inculcating the doctrine of Universal religion with Mai, the Universal Mother as its pivot and rallying focus and wedded to the said tenets , is Maiji of that particular group or area or generation or even age.
The followers of the Universal Religion of Mai-ism with the Universal Mother or Mai as the Universal god, easily propitiable on living out the oft repeated principles, whether they form individuals or groups or associates or multitudes or adherents or co-workers or devotees, are all Mai-ists. Mai-ists that have taken their oath of allegiance are U.R.M. s of general or life-long oath.
The doctrine of Universal Religion of Mai-ism entwined round Mai the Universal Mother, with its said indispensable cardinal principles of love, service, devotion and unconditional cheerful self-surrender and recognition of the spiritual co-equal status of man and woman, is Mai-ism.
These universal conceptions and interpretations represent the quintessence of the Universal religion of Mai-ism and it is this , that has meant to be conveyed whenever the terms MAI, MAIJI, MAI-IST and MAI-ISM are used, under the universal religion of Mai-ism.
EXTRACT FROM THE BOOK : MAI-ISM ALLGIANCE INITIATION MAI ADHERENTS' OATH BY AMI SWARUP MAI MARKAND , [PAGES 116 AND 117 ] EDITION 1965, MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ [WEST], MUMBAI 400054 INDIA.