I wish to disclose some sacred Mai-istic instructions for the relief of Misery, which has been imparted to me by our beloved Founder Maiji, Maai Swarupa Maai-Markandji.
Miseries of illness occur by way of painful reactions of certain causes in the physical body and the working capacities of mind etc. The most apparent physical trouble, illness or disorder is due to the disregard or ignorance of the general rules or precautions which govern the working of the body and the mind. With the advance of medical science aids and cures are fortunately now available. However these facilities resulting from scientific discoveries are counter-balanced by the high cost of medicine and other difficulties. As a result, in spite of claims on the advancement of civilization and other scientific progress, the total number of suffering persons have increased considerably. This is evidenced by the impartial, unflattering opinions expressed fearlessly everywhere.
On innumerable occasions the divine aid has been experienced as marvellously useful in relieving miseries at so many quarters all around the world. It is unfortunate that our Indian brothers are too idle to pursue any enquiries in this direction in a true scientific manner and ascertain facts on the basis of first-hand information and direct evidence. It is still more unfortunate that there are very few interested in spreading the truth of their experiences in divine aid and knowledge in a humanitarian missionary spirit.
The result is the two extreme beliefs on the subject, both conclusions being arrived at without any serious thought, enquiries or personal experiences. One is that of out and out non-believers who refuse to accept things even when results are shown in front of their own eyes. They are fanatics in favour of atheism with the violent determination of sweeping out any talk or thought which are likely to lead one to the higher considerations concerning invisible forces, Divine aid, Saintly Incarnations etc. The other suffers from such an overpowering blind faith in the healing powers of divine aid that they fall pitiable victims to religious cheats who practice certain flimsy self-invented process of healing, for the purpose of self-aggrandisement and monetary benefits.
The Hindu Science of medicine has surely progressed to a high degree, but is lacking in certain qualifications to which the modern world has become habituated. The modern mind prefers quick relief even though temporary. It does not agree to any diet control and is not prepared for any preliminary troubles in the preparations of the medicines to be taken in.
The popularity of Indian medicines ended in the new age with the acceptance of the principles of equality among men as it was the general custom of the physicians to prepare and distribute the rich medicines to the rich from the funds supplied by them and the remnants to the poor. Another cause for the unpopularity was the greediness of the few learned physicians in the field who attempted to squeeze out as much as they could from their patients. Even though the modern doctors were no better, the public preferred the new departure mainly out of a desire to be relieved of an old evil and from the optimistic dreams on the new remedy. Today we find cries of new diseases and swarms of youthful patients everywhere and signboards of doctors at every nook and corner.
It has now become the inevitable duty of all thinking men to pursue the problem of the physical malady evil. As you know, West is always most enterprising and ready for any sacrifice to search out the truth in any subject either of material happiness, industry, science or spiritual knowledge. We are not in close touch with the day-to-day improvements made by the latest theories under discovery regarding diseases under enquiry in the west. The matter however of treating diseases in the allopathy has become too old there and a subject of the past, not to speak of different new varieties of medicines, operations etc. There have been a newer illumination in the west regarding diseases namely that one’s character, emotions, mental peace, devotion, strong will, self-control, disciplined life etc., have been exerting the most wonderful and unimaginable influence on the body which creates or prevents diseases and either augments or cures the diseases. Here we are getting a good deal of satisfaction and finding that the latest science, based purely on experiments and observations has been fast approaching our ancient beliefs which we did cherish and continued till our civilization got adulterated with western notions of life, its purpose and goal.
Nothing can be more authoritative than the final conclusion of Dr. Alexis Carrel who was twice awarded the nobel prize in 1912 and 1944. We quote here the exact words. “Prayer is a force as real as terrestrial gravity. As a physician, I have seen men, after all other therapy has failed, lifted out of diseases and melancholy by serene effort of prayer. Only in prayer do we achieve that complete and harmonious assemble of body, mind and spirit which gives the frail human its unshakable strength.” The November 1951 issue of Readers digest from America, the magazine read over the whole world, mentions the case of “The man who licked cancer.” He was a man who always talked in the tone of unconcealed devotion with resolute eyes. No one would suspect that he was a man who at 32 had fought of four attacks of cancer. The man who was told five years before, that he had but two weeks to live. The doctors on final conclusion suggested to him that his kidney tumor was cancerous and that he had only two weeks to live and finally to consider if he wanted to draw up his will. The man was entirely exasperated and stated. “The question of living or dying was to be decided by God Almighty and neither the disease nor the doctor.” He prayed and prayed with ardent devotion and was so much entirely freed from the smallest disability of the evil that he was reemployed and continued in his service of the hardest work and greatest responsibility. The final remedy and the most efficacious one is thus the living of one’s life, with the least mental disturbance on account of various vices, sinfulness, criminality etc. in a word, live the life of love and service to all and regulate and conduct every detail of one’s life in the fullest spirit possible of devotional and unconditional cheerful self-surrender to one’s own God Almighty or deity, does not matter whatever conception and whatever religion one has. It is a well-known fact that the said requirements namely love and service to all and devotion with self-surrender to God of whatever conception, are the sinews links tenets and commandments of the new religious movements of Mai-ism. Mai-ism is the newest rationalistic Universal Religion recommending the said tenets. It has so much conviction about the beneficial and welfare procuring results on living the life with the observation of the said tenets that Mai-ism so very boldly, unlike any other religion of the past, dispenses with the need of even the most primary belief in the existence of God. Mai-ism states, you simply live the life of love and service to all that you come in contact with and Mother Maai Herself will take every possible care of you in the matter of your bodily happiness, moral development, religious initiation and illumination etc. This is so because even the present modern science thus corroborates the truth about the highest efficacy of living a life of universal love and service which under Mai-ism has the same efficacy as prayer to Mother in as much as there is nothing more evident than the fact that any mother is extremely pleased on rendering any help of relief to any one of her children.
Returning to the same most efficient authority in medical science Dr. Carrel states as under. “Prayer should be understood not as mere mechanical recitation but as mystical elevation and absorption of consciousness in the contemplation of a principle both permeating and transcending our word, such a psychological state is not intellectual. It is incomprehensible to philosophers and scientists and inaccessible to them. But the simple and innocent and virtuous feel God as easily as the heat of the sun or the kindness of a friend or the mercifulness of a mother. The prayer has to be in the first place entirely disinterested. The man has to offer himself to God. He has to stand before Him like a canvas before the painter or marble before the sculptor. At the same time he asks for His Grace, exposes his needs and those of his brothers in suffering. Generally one has to pray not for oneself, but for another.” In all countries and especially in India, people have belief in the existence of such beneficial results of curing diseases, healing of sick persons etc., but the greatest pity is, there is no understanding of a scientific nature behind the experience of such cures and such instances have been invariable connected with places of pilgrimage or some peculiar modes of attractive superficial religious living or with personalities like saints etc. It is the proudest privilege of Mai-ism to shatter off all imaginary notions connecting malady cures with any such outside appearances. Mai-ism so strongly emphasises on the absolute truth that it is the prayer and prayer alone offered by disinterested persons who live their lives for the welfare of the world that moves Almighty Mother to shower Her Grace to relieve every sort of misery and that all other paraphernalia are simply secondary and just to increase a little faith of the persons under grief or physical misery. Mai-ism sums up the strong disapproval about predomination of the subsidiaries and entire neglect of the principal working factor under its very strong expression of there being no ‘chchoo-mantra’ छु मंत्र under Mai-ism. It was this unhappy tendency of combining the true remedy with the exploiting and misleading elements of the said nature that during the 19th century not only the belief in prayers completely disappeared but even the expression of God, religion and prayer began to create natural hatred in the hearts of people born and bred under the quick and evident experiences of the teachings of science. Mai-ism believes, the custodians of Religion are none the less responsible than the people themselves for the new satanic evil of a disbelief and even hatred in matter of God, Religion and Prayers. The tendency of the new age is to develop their beliefs on the basis of actually observed and experienced facts of truth. As stated in Mai-ism the modern man asks for proofs for even sun rise and sun set and therefore for the assurance of the modern world it becomes quite useful to state that in the matter of proofs regarding the influence of mind over the matter and body, there has been amplest evidence in the new science under telepathy, clairvoyance, spiritual healing etc. The Western science has now begun to explore the entire field of reality and has attempted to learn the characteristics of spiritual modes of healing sickness etc.
Today any physician can observe the patients brought to Lourdes and examine the records kept in the medical Bureau. Lourdes is the centre of an international medical association and there is a growing literature about miraculous healing through prayer and devotion. Atheistic physicians too are becoming more interested in these extra-ordinary facts and professors of Medical Schools and Universities have taken up the work of an earnest enquiry to churn out the underlying spiritual truths. The Committee of Medicines and Religion of the New York Academy and Medicine has undertaken the study of this important subject.
So much then regarding the scientific principle on which Mai-ism hopes to carry relief to all under distress of any suffering. If a prayer is scientifically true for the removal of a physical suffering, it is much more calculated to be efficacious in the matter of mental suffering or the distress of heart.
To be continued in the next post
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EXTRACTS FROM THE PAMPHLET : MAI-ISM AND MISERY RELIEF 1974
AUTHOR : MAI MARKAND [ MAIJI 2 ] U.R.M. C.R.NAIR
MAI NIWAS, SARASWATI ROAD END, SANTA CRUZ WEST, MUMBAI 400054 INDIA