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 70 or 80 years or so before. Science has greatly advanced. You will find a doctor in every street with up to-date medical knowledge and medicines. Just think, does it not look that diseases go 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 simply 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 caliber 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 many 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 ( Mumbai ) 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 vomited 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 vomiting diagnosed 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 vomiting 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 vomiting 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.
Maiji’s friend’s son was suffering from typhoid and was lying in hospital in Bombay. Maiji went to see him from Poona ( Pune). Unfortunately in addition to the typhoid he had a big luminized tumor over the head. Everyone was extremely sorry. The doctor said that the tumor 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 tumor 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 tumor may go.” Maiji asked him, “Do you believe that the tumor which could not be dealt with by 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 elsewhere. 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 tumor ?”. 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. ( Master of Arts ) without passing your Matric ( Higher Secondary) . 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 visualize 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, civilization and almost everything depends on what sort of mother you have in the world, nations, families and homes.
It is crystal clear, people must realize 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, prevention 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 emphasizes 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 behavior 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.
Universal Mother Maai Bless Us All
EXTRACT FROM THE BOOKLET : MAI-ISM AND HEALTH
AUTHOR : MAI MARKAND
MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTACRUZ WEST, MUMBAI 400054 INDIA
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