A devotee is supremely dear to Sri Rama; He is gratified through service rendered to His devotees and bears great enmity to those who are hostile to them. Even though the Lord is alike to all without either love or anger and receives neither sin or virtue, neither merit nor demerit and EVEN THOUGH HE HAS MADE FATE THE RULING FACTOR IN THIS WORLD, SO THAT ONE REAPS WHAT ONE SOWS, yet according as one possesses the heart of devotee or an unbeliever He appears to be impartial or hostile in His dealings. Though devoid of attributes, unattached, free from pride and ever unchanged, Sri Ram has assumed a form with attributes yielding to the love of His devotees. Sri Rama has ever respected the wishes of his devotees: the Vedas and Puranas as well as saints and gods can bear testimony for this.
Extract from – SHRI RAMCHARITMANAS – श्रीरामचरितमानस – SAINT SHRI TULSIDAS संत श्री तुलसीदास
THANKS TO KALYAN, GITA PRESS , GORAKHPUR, INDIA FOR LORD SHRI RAMA’S PICTURE AND SHRI RAMCHARITMANAS
Prayer of Universal Divine Mother Mai
Spurn me not MOTHER DEAR,
From THY blessed LOTUS FEET.
Where else can I find a sympathetic ear ?
Where else safe retreat ?
Whom show the bleeding wounds,
Of my lacerated heart ?
How forget my bitter woes ?
To whom open my pent up mind ?
What to eat and where to sleep ?
Or where in silence weep ?
Where find a seat, much less rest ?
Why live at all with a fallen crest ?
No, I will not leave Thee Mother Dear,
Who dares to touch me or come so near.
Knowing me well as THINE own son ?
Futile will be Thy artful command,
Do THY worst but here let me die,
At Thy feet, saying “Mother” JAY MAI.
Defeat I own, my naughty son,
Wayward Thou art, but Thou hast won.
My lap throbs for thee, ever dear !
Come up, come up have no fear.
Merciful MOTHER, I knew not THY lap’s bliss,
As into this world I went forth’
There get ample worldly wisdom,
Lost sweet innocence, Thy kingdom;
And my place on Thy lap as a wicked son,
Oh ! accept me as I am, Blessed one
[ FREELY RENDERED BY BRO. A.S. MUNDKUR ]
Oh most merciful Mother of the whole Universe and Universes that will follow.
Oh Mother Mai of all created beings, from lowest to the highest.
Oh, Mother of all the worlds of land, air and water and all forms therein
Oh Mother of Humanity without any differences of caste, creed and colour.
Oh Mother of all Religions and Nations, of rich and poor, strong and weak, virtuous and sinful.
Oh Thou universal Mother, give to Thy children the Grace of living a life of love and service to all living beings , through an understanding of Oneness of life and the selfless devotion and unconditional self-surrender to thy Divine Will.
Grant that, in this time of world tribulation, Thy children may learn to live nobly, so that Virtue and Harmony may prevail.
That by being true to the Highest, they may be free from all dangers, diseases and calamities and thereby attain the Sublime Heights of the realisation of the Divinity within themselves.
JAY MAI JAY MARKAND MAI.
[ THIS IS THE ALL UNIVERSAL RELIGIONISTS’ GENERAL MAI PRAYER, COMPOSED AND OFFERED BY REVERED SISTER, MRS. DOROTHY DEAN, OF NILGIRI ANNUAL WELFARE SOCIETY.
~ EXTRACTS FROM THE BOOK : “MAI SAHASRANAM PATHANAM “; UNIVERSAL MAIISM TRUST, MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD, SANTA CRUZ (WEST), MUMBAI 400054 INDIA.