Mai-ism : Some of the specific distinguishing features

Mai is the Hindi word for ‘Mother’. Mai-ism is the Universal psychological rational religion round the conception of the Motherhood of God as well, along with the Fatherhood of God mostly prevalent till now all over the world and even preferably for them that appreciate more. Mai is the Universal Mother of all human beings without any distinctions of religions, nations or communities etc., “Mai” under the preciseness of Mai-ism, further carries the notion that Mai is the Universal Mother of all, who is most pleased on living the life of Universal Love and Service with Devotion and unconditional cheerful Self Surrender to the Divine Will.
Some of the specific distinguishing features of Mai-ism are :-
1. It seeks the reconciliation and unification of all different individual religions.
2. It raises the status of Motherhood, Sisterhood, Daughterhood and Womanhood to be co-equal with the Fatherhood, Brotherhood, Sonhood and Manhood. Mai-ism believes that in as much as the whole world is pervaded with and works with the masculine and feminine elements, forming component parts as proved even by science , no religion and no progressive evolutionary process can be perfect without the acceptance of the co-equal status of man and woman.
3. Requirement, theology and philosophy of a Universal Religion should be simple and uncomplicated as can be selected by way of the truely conscientious practitioners. Simplicity is stated to be the “Charm” of Mai-ism.
4. For them that have a special aptitude , Mother and Child relationship between God and man is extremely efficient for all reliefs, and spiritual or religious progress.
5. Everyone has one’s own right in the matter of selecting one’s own path of for evolution or religious progress.
6. In all other matters , except universality, love, service, devotion and unconditional cheerful self-surrender, every one has one’s own full freedom
of choice of action, provided the action is harmless, moral, just, legitimate and religiously permissible.
The all -appealing attractivity of Mai-ism arises itself from its broad based spontaneous simplicity.The reconciliatory readjusting power of Mai-ism proceeds itself from its religious recognition of all beings’ divine right of demand and choice, in respect of freedom, peace and happiness.The subterranean spring of Mai-ism for the perennial supply of surviving stamina and security sprays itself from the sublime supreme MOTHER-CHILD RELATIONSHIP.
There should be no misunderstanding about Mai-ism being something separate from any of the existing established religions.Mai-ism is only a synthetic essence of all religions. Mai-ism is Hinduism or Christianity or say any religion, BUT NOT THAT ALONE. A Mother is the mother of each one of her children but yet not any child alone. Mai-ism is a larger circle which includes all smaller circles without tackling or touching or disturbing the integrity of any smaller circles. It is a parental religion of the most merciful parent. THE MOTHER which keeps reconciliation of all individual religions.

Mai-ism reveres all established religions, their founders, their specific deities, religious practices, modes of worship, scriptures etc. Mother is the same being as Father. Mother is mother of all Founders, Religions, Incarnations and Immortal Preachers and Teachers of all religions. Any Mai-adherent or Mai-ist in the sacred service of Mai is ten times the servant of Mai’s any illustrious son.
The condition of the world has so entirely changed that it is impossible for any individual religion to stand separated, single and quite aloof from all other religions. Mai-ism aspires to be the new Universal Religion that world under distress has been searching for.Mai-ism to say the least is a miniature and a basic model or a skeleton of the Universal Religion so much needed.

With a view to consolidating the whole world religiously, Mai-ism concedes that it is not indispensable requirement for Mai-ists, that they must have a belief in the existence of God., provided they truely love and serve all to the best of their possibility and practicability; That is because in the estimation of mai-ism selfishness and living a life of violating Divine Laws is a much worse variety of atheism than the open honest denial of God.
Mai-ism is as much attentive to the life of now and herewith all its miseries and happiness, as the life of hereafter and above. Maiji writes in Mother’s message , ” Be we first man, then brothers and thereafter alone, religious men. By religion Maiji means first, the surest foundation of love and service, unselfishness, self-sacrifice, self-control, self-denial, justice, wisdom, mercy, truth. morality, virtue, character, foregoingness, forgiveness, forgetfulness etc. The six “Gs” of Mai-ism are Gratefulness, Greatness, Goodness, Givingness, Godliness and Goingness. Four “Gs” must precede Godliness.
EXTRACTS FROM THE BOOKLET “MOTHER’S MESSAGE” BY SAINT SHRI. MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND (MAIJI) & PUBLISHED BY MAI ADHERENTS’ INSTITUTE [UNIVERSAL MAI-ISM TRUST],MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ (WEST), MUMBAI 400054, INDIA.



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ABOUT UNIVERSAL RELIGION MAI-ISM

Mai-ism was represented at All Faiths’ Conference at Nasik (India) in 1933 and the Indian Philosophical Congress at Poona (Pune- India) in 1934. Maiji was invited to Japan for the World Religious Congress in 1955. Maiji was the Sub-Councillor -in – Chief of the International Religious Federation which was started in Japan in 1955.

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Maiji has been elected as VICE PRESIDENT  and spiritual MINISTER for PEACEFUL HUMAN RELATIONSHIP & Universal Religious Alliance (U.R.A.) in Havana, Cuba for SIX YEARS FROM 1959 TO 1965.

The most appreciated representation of Mai-ism was at the Universal Religious Alliance World Congress held at Havana in Cuba from 23 October 1959 to 22 January 1960.Mai-ism was explained, discussed and commented upon in the World Congress by Revered Sister Duchesse Blanche Ledran, the Grand Chancellor of the Universal Religious Alliance. Mai-ism received the greatest approbation in this World Congress of the Universal Religious Alliance, which has a standing of over five decades. In fact it is one of the most important universal religions institute. As stated in the Preliminary Report pertaining to the Congress held on 23 October 1959, the complete attendance at Congress was around 3800 persons 2184 of which integrated about 318 different official delegations, which came from 96 different countries.. The representation was of  449 different sections and sub-sections of religious and various organizations . Further more , 43 countries had sent their official observers. Appreciation and truest understanding about Mai-ism  by the said World Congress should be evident from these words; “We have received valuable literature from all quarters of the world, which amply reveals that the regeneration of man is at hand, as well as that a new age (Aquarian) is being ushered in taking the shape of a brand new Spiritual Civilisation. We recommend such sources of research. We recommend Mai-ism and Mai-Institute of Santa Cruz (West), Bombay -54 [MUMBAI -400054], INDIA”.

All things said and done , all theories and philosophies studied and discussed, the finalmost aim and object of every human being is to have minimum of misery, maximum of peace and happiness, quickest progress of evolution and finally the Mukti or Salvation or Emancipation. As to this last and unexceptionable aim and object of every human beings, Mai-ism suggests, teaches and trains Mai-ists to be living the life of a  Mother’s child, with universal love and service and devotion with unconditional cheerful self-surrender to Mai’s Divine will. Mai-ism, as the last word lays down the devotional Ideal of a Mai-ist as under : “Practice feeling that you are a child- a child whom Mother could not but accept, however wicked. you automatically get confidence , you regain your innocence, purity and sincerity and you raise yourself above worldwormness, sexuality and selfishness. You are off your cares, time is eternity for you and life is lightened. Be MOTHER’S CHILD and Her lap shall be thrilling and throbbing to have you on itself”.

There have been text-books for Mother-worship open to all of any religion in Hindi, English, Malayalam, Tamil and Telgu. Mai does not mean Mother alone, but Mai-ism includes believers of one Mother of all or one Father of all, or one Mother-Father or one Father-Mother of all.The main emphasis is on oneness of God for the whole Universe. For Mai devotees that are the specially the devotees of Mai the relationship of God and devotee is that of Mother and child.

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JAY MAI JAY MARKAND MAI

DATED 23 DECEMBER 1971                                                                                                   MAI ADHERENTS’ INSTITUTE.

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EXTRACT FROM THE BOOKLET “MOTHER’S MESSAGE” PUBLISHED BY MAI ADHERENTS’ INSTITUTE, MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END , SANTA CRUZ, (WEST), MUMBAI 400054, INDIA.

Mai-ism scripture is simple.

Mai-ism scripture is simple.It consists of Six words only; Mother,Love to Mother and Her Children, Universality, Service, Devotion and Self Surrender. The first word “Mother” indirectly and implicitly includes the principle or the word of spiritual co-equal status of man and woman.

Of course practice will take time but at least the scripture is over. In practical life the spirit of spiritual co-equal status of man and woman in addition to the four concepts of love, service, devotion and self surrender are also to be rigidly observed.In every thought, action and desire , keep these six words before you. If the practice is observed with full austerity; your life is crowned with success by Mai’s Grace resulting from your devotion to Her. Relief from misery, happiness and finally salvation are easily attained. Even if there is no conviction about God, Maiism has broadest vision and the words of devotion and surrender should be applied to one’s master husband, employer, guardian. parents, patrons etc.

Just practice for a year and you will find you are transformed. Practice it at least one day (Mai days being Friday, Saturday, Tuesday and Sunday in order of importance ), or one day in a month say the full moon day, or once in a year, say your birthday or once in your life on your deathbed and mark the miraculous change.
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As detailed in Mother and Mother’s Thousand Names (“Mai Sahsranama”) , Mother’s day is day of practice. Do not be wrathful on this day.Do not utter lies. Do not cheat. Do not assure or abuse superiority. Do not exploit helplessness, ignorance or misunderstanding. Do not refuse possible service to the needy. Do not indulge in pleasure. Do not behave haughtily. Do not seek luxury. Do not pervert truth. Do not misconstrue, misinterpret or take an uncharitable view.Do not think or believe or harbour bad thoughts. Do nothing bad. Do not crush the poor and weak.

None needs being taught what should be done and what not. Be religious and truely religious on that day at least. Do fast to the extent your vitality permits. Keep silence as long as possible. What goes out of your mouth is often more dangerous than what goes inside through the mouth. All other days are again yours to lead a free life as your agitated mind chooses. Do what little you can. However little a good thing done is much higher than however great the work but only intended or merely desired to be done but actually not done at all.For a Mai-ist a little is better than nothing and it is a matter of satisfaction for himself and encouragement to and example for others. Do not trust the next occasion or moment for beginning any good and meritorious work. Done is done in spite of any imperfection and incompletion. Not done is not done in spite of hundreds of justifications for not doing. Any good work once begun, increases in its goodness as time passes.
Temples are there, scriptures are there, worships by hundreds are there, pundits are there. What is not there is the altruistic, benevolent, devotional spirit, the understanding, the outlook, the sincerity, the faith, the service,the sacrifice and selflessness or in one word, the perseverance and practice of living a self controlled righteous, and goodness-dedicated life. The said improvement of the mentality itself takes place and progresses with religious and spiritual purest thinking, virtuous living, moral environments, varied experiences, etc., although say with a snail or an ant’s speed. The miraculous unbelievable transformation however, with an aeroplane speed has however only one source and remedy and that is only the most sincere surrender to God and Guru which as well governs the said avenues of improvement.

EXTRACT FROM THE BOOK : THE CLARION CALL OF MAI-ISM
AUTHOR : MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND
EDITION : 1966
PUBLISHER : MAI ADHERENTS’ INSTITUTE [ UNIVERSAL MAI-ISM TRUST ],MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ (WEST), MUMBAI 400054 INDIA.

The quintessence of the Universal Religion of Mai-ism

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 a living a life of Love, Service,Devotion and Unconditional Cheerful Self Surrender, and by the recognition of the coequal status of man and woman.
Any idol,image,symbol or emblem, picture or the sacrificial altar or any object, installed anywhere, either in a Church or a Temple or a Mosque or Synagogue, and worshipped 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 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 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 entwined round Mai the Universal Mother, with its said indispensable cardinal principles of love, service, devotion and unconditional 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 been meant to be conveyed whenever the terms MAI, MAIJI,MAI-ISTS and MAI-ISM are used, under the universal religion of Mai-ism.
Well, then, let us come to practical measures . Maiji personally believes, that there is no sense in confining ourselves to the conception of any Universal religion, unless it is entwined round Universal God, as has been amply proved from all experiments after 1893 when the first Parliament of All Religions was convened in Chicago, which has practically shown no results except mere noisy and barren activities of having built mere castles in the air.It is high time , that if individual religions want to survive the onslaught of materialistic world, they must all unite and offer the consolidated resistance.
Universal Mai-ism lays down only six principles : (1) Universality; (2) Love; (3) Service; (4) Devotion; (5) Self-Surrender; and (6) Spiritual co-equal status of man and woman.
By Mai’s grace, a large consolidation of Universal Religionists has already been established. In the immediate future , it is very possible that groups of universal religionists, Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Jain, Zoroastrian Mai-ists may be formed. Such groups have their full independence and autonomous powers in all matters and details , except being out of rhyme with the above mentioned six principles. All such institutes can be as federations to the parental conception and institute of Universal Mai-ism. Any such universalized group may have its own temple, god, gospel, worshipping modes, rules and regulations , places ( temples and monasteries ) and PROPERTIES, in respect of which none others can have any right of dabbling. The smallest size booklet of Mother’s Message will convince anyone of the Mai-istic truth on page 8.” A Universal Religion cannot be permitted being made a cause for disunion, domination, prejudice , exploitation or superstition ……”

EXTRACTS FROM THE BOOK : MAI-ISM ALLEGIANCE INITIATION MAI ADHERENTS’ OATH
AUTHOR : MAI-SWARUP MAI MARKAND [ EDITION : 1965 ]
PUBLISHER : MAI ADHERENTS INSTITUTE, [UNIVERSAL MAI-ISM TRUST]. MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ (WEST), MUMBAI 400054 INDIA.

UNIVERSAL MOTHER’S MESSAGE By Mai Swarup Mai Markand

UNIVERSAL MOTHER’S MESSAGE BY SAINT SHREE MAI SWARUP MAI MARKAND
[ DATED 2 SEPTEMBER 1932 ]

Founder and President,”MOTHER’S LODGE”, Mai Niwas, Saraswati road end, Santa Cruz (west) Mumbai 400054 INDIA

MAI-ISTIC CONCEPTION

MAI-ISM has its origin in the Motherhood conception of God Almighty. Mother is the very same God whom the world has worshipped till now; mainly as Father. Mother is sexless, and therefore, beyond He, She or It and is therefore, the very same as Father. “MAI” is the Hindi word for “Mother”, “Mai-ism ” offers to the world , in this trying times, when the world needs highest mercy of the Almighty, the conception of Universal Mother, to be worshipped by one and all, who are universal minded, religious, God fearing and God loving.

Mai-ism the psychological religion for one and all of any religion or no religion without caste, creed or colour. With full reverence to and while following one’s own religion , one can be a Mai-ist. Mai-ism is one’s own personal religion to be adopted after the age of discretion and not merely one’s ancestral religion of one’s birth.

Mai (Mother) is not Maya or Illusion-Creator, nor Shakti or Power requiring separate Controller, not Father’s Wife, not the Fifth Hindu Deity, not Mother Kali, not Mother Mary, not God’s handmaid, not Demon’s slayer, not Mother that is pleased with animal or human sacrifices, not Mother of thieves and dacoits, not Mother of rebels revolutionaries, not Mother of Black-Magicians, Ughra-Sadhaks, Ghat-Kunchuki Dev-dasis or Vamachars.

Mother is essentially the Ocean of Infinite Love and Mercy, Mother is human mother vested with Omnipresence, Omniscience and Omnipotence and raised to Infinity and Godhood. Mai is to Mai-ist what a human mother is to her child.

Under mai-ism, there is no place , by its very postulates, for the condemnation of Harijans as ‘untouchables, Woman’s subjugation by Man or condemnation by routine religion as “Narakasya Dwaram”(Hell’s Gate) has no room, as every Mai-ist is expected to look upon every woman (except his own wife) as representative form of Mother and as under Mai-ism the co-operation of man and woman in the Mother’s worship is the highest spiritualising force. The spirit underlying the words “Heathen”, “Kafir”, “Mlechcha”, “Durvan”, etc., has no existence under Mai-ism.

If the Universe is to be made hatredless happy home and if love , mercy and other qualities of heart, (the bankruptcy of which has been so keenly felt in the present world) are to reappear, Motherhood of god is the most favorable aspect and conception.

A universal evil needs a universal remedy, and the Grace of universally acknowledged common Parent of one and all. The Merciful-Mother parent. The Universal Mother.

A universal prayer offered to universally-conceived, universally-acknowledged universal Almighty, has its own undreamt-of miraculous efficiency, with followers of individual delimited vision can never imagine.

A universal call alone can have a universal response.

The six tenets of Mai-ism are :

1) God is more merciful when approached as Mother;

2) Mother is mother of all, without caste, creed or colour;

3) Mother smiles, on one’s trying to love All, to one’s best;

4) Mother saves, on one’s trying to serve All, with one’s best;

5) Mother showers (Her Grace) on one’s devotion to Her;

6) Mother serves, on one’s living the life of universal love and service, with devotion to Her and unconditional, cheerful self surrender to Mother’s Divine Will.

One who does not believe in god , but who does believe in the common tie of humanity and practises service and extends Love to all is a Mai-ist, because he is the follower of Mai in one of Her aspects as One Universal Soul, One Universal Consciousness or One Universal Cosmos, like unto the continuous string through rosary beads subjecting everyone of the Universe to the slightest influence anywhere in the whole.

A Mai-ist’s devotional ideal is :

“Practice feeling that you are a child A child whom a mother  could not but accept, however wicked . You automatically get confidence you regain your innocence , purity and sincerity and you raise yourself above world-wormness, sexuality and selfishness. You are off your care. Time is eternity for you and therefor the burden of life is lightened. Be mother’s child and Her lap shall be thrilling and throbbing to have you on itself.”

MANTRAS : JAY MAI JAY MARKAND MAI