Some of the conceptions about Mother which are also infinite are as under

 

This little booklet Mother and Mother’s Thousand Names   is written as a response to the question “What next,” by the readers of the “God as Mother” and “Theory and Principles of the Mother’s Lodge.”

Mother’s Lodge is an institute of members, sisters and brothers, whose very first religious belief is that we are, one and all, children of the same Almighty God, conceived as Mother. Mother is, of course, sexless and is same as Father. The difference is not in the name and sex but in the working psychology, enabling one to achieve the spiritual goal.

Mother’s Lodge is for the propitiation of God Almighty conceived as Mother. Mother is second to none and without cause or comparable. Not the World Mother, not Shakti or Power personified, with a separate controller, not the Handmaid of God; not Father’s wife; not Māyā or Illusion Maker, not the Misery Creator; not the Black Magician’s Deity; not one of the five gods of Hindu worship ; not Mother Kāli and not Mother Mary, Not the worshiped of the wayward Vāmāchūris; neither the Goddess of demons nor the Slayer of demons.
Mother has, no doubt, all aspects as above, but these aspects are only as waves in the ocean of Mother.

Mother is essentially the Ocean of infinite love and mercy. She, Mother Mai, is one’s human mother raised to power of infinity, to Godhood. Nothing less than God of all nations, all religions, all humanity, but conceived as Mother (to Her children). The very God whom the greater part of world has worshiped till now as Father.

Mother has no name and no form, which means from another view-point that Her names and forms are infinite.

Some of the conceptions about Mother which are also infinite are as under :

1. Mother that resides in every living being and manifests in cases of pure and saintly souls as Inner Voice, or is known in common parlance as, Consciousness, instinct, Conscience, or inspiration.

2. Mother that is the Creator, Nourisher and Destroyer of universes.
In addition to these three well-known functions of creation, nourishment and destruction, Mother has two more functions as the ordainer of evolution and involution or of differentiation and dissolution. It is this aspect of Mother which maintains Equilibrium of the Universes, with wonderful adjustments.

3. Mother that is the Power which holds universes and individuals in Her Grasp, acting mainly through three aspects of Desire, Knowledge and Action. Individuals and universes are handled as mere playthings by Mother, mainly by these three powers, as also by Satwa सत्व , Rajas रजस and Tamas तमस (equilibrium, action and inertia.)

4. Mother that has the visible forms of Fire, Sun, Moon, or Dawn, with their respective physical, moral, mental, emotional and spiritual influences.

The Dawn, the Mother of the physical Sun that nourishes the world, from whose womb, the Sun the Greatest Illuminator, takes His birth from day to day, and the Full Moon, the Greatest Joy Creator, are three most important forms for Mother worship. The first and second in daily worship are mainly for celibate boys and girls and the third in monthly worship is mainly for unmarried and married pairs. The fourth the Sacrificial Fire, the all-sins-consumer and all impurities incinerator is for invoking Mai’s Special Grace.

5. Mother that is the Soul and un-manifested Cause of whatever enraptures us, through the outer garb of Sublimity, Beauty, Mercy and Compassion, and the Progenitor of well-doing, well-wishing, and love in general.

6. Mother that is approachable and contemplatable through the Idol, Image or Picture that has been sanctified and consecrated through Installation, Mantra repetition, Worship, Meditation Concentration and Communion by the devotees of the Mother Māi माई.

7. Mother that assumes Her Subtle Body on concentrated appeal through the Sacred Word formula (Mantra) that on sufficient repetition carries with it, the materialising, spiritualising and transmuting powers.

8 Mother that is identified with the Temple and the Church, the Scripture, or Sacrificial etc., apparently inanimate but fully animating Entities.

9. Mother in the temporary form which takes to appease Her devotees, or in the form in which She manifests Herself from the Sacrificial Fire to grant boons.

10. Mother that works through the Guru or the spiritual Guide and Master, for the Lotus Feet Refuge seekers, as also through an assemblage of such Gurus.

11. Mother that is formless and beyond where our highest intellect, imagination, reasoning and knowledge fails to go any further.

12. Mother that is known in the common parlance as Nature, Divine Law or Providence. Fate, Time, Primal Desire, Force, Evolution or Chance.

13. Mother that so arranges matters as suits Her Desire and Determination to carry every soul through experience, initiation, meditation, self-forgetfulness, identification and realization with a view to pull every soul to Herself, i.e., towards the Salvation.

14. Mother that resides in individual bodies as the Serpentine Power Kundalini, Mother that is realized on absorption and Mother that is experienced as one and one alone, or as one and all, by the soul in its free-est state, when detached from everything except itself.

15. Mother that is conceived as the one universal consciousness, soul or cosmos, like the continuous string passing through all the Rosary-beads and subjecting everyone to the slightest influence any where in the whole.

16. Mother that is experienced or known by existence or non-existence, joyfulness or joylessness, Omniscience or Ne-science, and Mother that is the soul of all sportivity, bliss and beneficence. Mother that is incomprehensible and cannot be seen Of shown to be either existent or non-existent.

17. Mother that is any this and yet not any- this. Mother that is one, few, many, and all, as She desires to be known to or seen by a particular soul, being beyond all description and comprehension.

18. Mother that is powerful to do, undo, and undo or do any thing in the most wonderfully never-imagined manner.

19. Mother that is beyond the conditioned state of being She, He or It.

20. Mother that is all and not All.

21. Mother that is beyond the restriction of being Personal or Impersonal and beyond the limitation of being with or without forms or qualities.

~ Extract from the book: Mother and Mother’s Thousand Names 

Author: Mai Swarup Mai Markand 

Mai Niwas,  Saraswati Road End, Santa Cruz West , Mumbai 400054 India.

The great are really great, in spite of any temporary smallness.

  

Hinduism is great. Their greatness and highest hopes for future greatness arise, from their being the children of the Great Rishis and Sages and Saints and Devotees. As far as my personal belief goes, Hindus are the most pet children of Mother. The great are really great, in spite of any temporary smallness. A banyan tree seed, though lying mixed up with mud in a drain, is by itself greater than the seeds of so many small shrubs. When I have that picture before me, not of the actualities but of the potentialities and possibilities of Hindu future greatness, I am actually lost in joyful wonder. The eminence which once Hindus, enjoyed, India is sure to re-rise to. No paradise lost ever remained without having been regained.

Extract from the book : MAI-ISM 

Author : Mai Swarup Mai Markand 

Mai Niwas  Saraswati Road End, Santa Cruz West Mumbai 400054 India 

A service with sacrifice as religious as worship

 

It has been the centuries-old mentality, to consider worldly-distress-relieving work to be a much inferior variety of religious work. The highest seat would be given to one who talks Geeta, Vedas, and Darshans; the next place would be given to the poor and humble Bhakta; the man who advises on practical life matters or helps people in distress is only Mr So and So.

Once a city was flooded; lives were in danger. A circus proprietor engaged his whole self; all worked day and night, it was a tiring work. The proprietor saved so many lives; he could keep his sustaining power only with alcohol. He was standing hours together in sun. What about the religious response and recognition? The Founder heard of his frequent drinking and his being condemned drunkard twenty times more than his bravery, service and sacrifice. To have both the spirit of service and sacrifice and its observance of religious requirements is surely most commendable. But if both don’t go together, Service and Sacrifice should not be unrecognized. Mai-ism wants service to humanity being recognized as not simply a praiseworthy act of humanity but a fully religious act. Mai-ism most emphatically says that selfless service with nothing -sparing sacrifice and without expectation of recognition is as religious and Mother-propitiating as Mother worship, Prasad distribution, Mantra repetition etc., if not more.

People lose their head when they think about religion. There are wrong judgments in religious matters. Beliefs, tendencies, likes and dislikes play a predominating part in the matter of religion. Unfamiliarity, unapproachability and mystic aloofness become an enchantment to some and a matter of dislike to others. Grandeur, impressive talks and congenial circumstances to forget the worries of worldliness create an imaginary heaven for some.  For some others, a certain unhappy mentality spoils the whole picture. All these factors play an important part in all religious judgments. These factors create certain once-for-all impressions and prejudices which form the basis of all subsequent outlook. So many inherited and acquired factors and beliefs rush in and gave their colour to the whole vision.  After all, what counts is one’s own individuality and stage of development and spiritual attainment. The very same religious person appears to some as Avatar, to some other as a maniac and to still some others as even a cheat.

People believe there can be no saintliness without certain externals and settled routine ways of living and stern unapproachability. Commonsense gets occluded and confused.

Whom to approach and with what mentality for one’s spiritual progress is a perplexing problem. There must be the initiation, the giving of Mantra and instructions and a particular program and a continued personal contact through visits, letters, dreams, visions etc.

The Founder’s mentality is this. God, Guru and Religion are going down and down day-to-day. People want relief from all their miseries and greater happiness of the type they conceive. Scripture’s teachings, rules and regulations have almost miserably failed. Let us then meet people on their own ground.  The Founder has very funny experiences how people can be brought round to a recognition of religious living on being shown that their miseries can be and are removed by undertaking a certain religious process for removal of certain misery. When people get sickened about a religion because it is too old and shut their doors, its external color should be changed and it should be poured from the sky-roof holes. That is what a Mother and Mother’s religion alone would do, just as doctors do artificial feeding through injections.

Once the Founder was in the house of atheist as a guest. The landlord who was hospitable and courteous in every way, defiantly said he did not believe in religious thongs. Two days later, the pet son of the man fell dangerously ill. The boy surprise-fully said to his parents, ” I won’t be cured unless you worship Mai that has come to us and repeat Mantras which Baba dictates “. The man explained the situation to the Founder. Said the Founder,” It does not matter you have no faith. Your son has his full faith and that is more than enough. Do this thing for the sake of recovery of your son. We shall see at the end how long you are retaining  your atheism.” The boy began to be speedily cured and the whole family become changed in the matter of their outlook on religion. Religion is now required to exhibited from home to home and man to man.

It is not that Nishkama Bhakti is not preached or held in higher reverence than Sakama Bhakti by the Founder. The fact of facts is the Founder has accepted  ‘ Stooping to Conquer ‘, like a mother, as She is really the mother that has no hesitation to descend to the plane of Her children, when the latter is disabled  to climb up the plane by plane to meet Her. This is what the Founder explains ‘ practical spiritual diplomacy ‘.

The  Founder says,” Let there be any amount of Atheism, so long man has a body, he is sure to have physical sufferings, so long he has a heart, he is sure to have disquietude; so long he has desires he is sure to be in some pressing need. Where can the poor creature escape? How long can he run away? Truly capacious religious teachers have to develop their giving power and the world will remain in their fist with folded hands. Few are disbelievers about the existence of  God, in their heart of hearts.   Fewer are the believers of God that are not his beggars, and our talks about dealing with God are entirely dependent on how he keeps us. Except for few blessed, none wants God and religion but for their own self-interest. They do not love God. They love what  God gives, money, wife, children, happiness, heaven, peace, bliss etc.; they are in fact not loving these things, in the absolute sense. They are loving only themselves. We can’t expect the world to be consisting of one and all on the highest plane of disinterested love. Let the animal-deity mixture with each one be only very gradually increased by truly religious persons to greater and greater strength of the Godliness element.

To be the master, one has first to serve as a servant.  People have to be served in their own way. Create the feeling of gratitude and a confidence in you by numerous precedents of your having helped them. Mai-ism admits all legitimate moral and harmless desires and their satisfaction through Mai propitiation.

Secure the contact with a saint. That requires no particular rare fitness. Serve him. Remain with him as much as you can. He will introduce you to the Divine Power. That Power will give you Vision. Thereafter start the machinery of ‘ One’s self, One’s Guru, One’s God, One’s Guru, One’s self ‘ ad infinitum.

Carry the relief to the world and the world is yours. It will join you in the praises of Almighty. God is not hungry for your praises. Praising is a part of the remedies to help yourself for your own good. Study the situation most minutely, meditate deeply and you will come to no other conclusion than the present world needs the MOST MERCIFUL MOTHER  that does not weigh the world’s action, but forbears, forgives and forgets  and relieves the world’s miseries out of a magnanimity of Her Own self  without even a word of recognition.  And that is Mai-ism, the propitiation of God as Mother, with love, service, devotion and unconditional cheerful self-surrender.

~ Extract from the book MAI-ISM

Author: Mai Swarup Mai Markand 

Published by : Universal Maiism Trust, Mai Niwas, Saraswati Road End, Santa Cruz West, Mumbai 400054 India.

 

A PDF file of the book Abridged Maiism for free download

A PDF file of the book Abridged Maiism

Jay Mai Jay Markand Mai

Extracts from Saint Mai Swarup Mai Markland’s letter dated 13 April 1959 to Mai-Shishu

U. G. Menon :-

Mai-ism is such a voluminous book that everyone would be tired. So I wish to repeat to you the trick I have mentioned in Mai-ism. Divide any large work in small pieces in your mind and keep before your mind only one piece after another, say chapter by chapter.

Go through Mai-ism chapter by chapter and underline…..Try to minimize….. if reduced to a third or so I would print it as abridged Mai-ism.

From your English abridged Mai-ism get its translation…..

The English abridged Mai-ism may by Mai’s Grace see the light of the world.

~ Mai Swarup Mai Markand

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Mai bless the whole universe with the most righteous understanding and living

 

Oh, God, whatever I appear to have done is done by Thee. Thou art my prompter in whatever I do good or bad. I know nothing and I have to do nothing and I am responsible for nothing. I am nothing. It is Thy Will that Thou art using me to fulfil. The whole universe is only Thy sport, unfold or fold it up, unwind or wind it up as Thou wilt. What is that to me and how am I concerned? You do whatever you like with Thy universe and Thy progress and Thy sports. What is that to me? Do as Thou likest. Do not place any burdens on me. Leave me alone, to be only remembering and repeating Thy sacred and most blessed name, at my own sweet will.” “Jaya Mai Jaya Markand Mai”. Here the love and faith and complete self-surrender do the miraculous work.

Mai bless the whole universe with the most righteous understanding and living, with universal religiosity, full of love, service, devotion and unconditional cheerful self-surrender; Mai bless the whole humanity with the highest stage of revived spirituality that would shatter the thickest and darkest clouds of rank materialism, selfishness, ignorance, evil and perverted intellect of vast wickedness.

~ Extract from the book: Maiism Chart Explanation   

Author: Mai Swarup Mai Markand 

Mai Niwas Saraswati Road End Santa Cruz West Mumbai 400054 India.

Universal God can have no particular name, mythology and tradition.

 

Universal God can have no particular name, mythology and tradition. For the grace of the Universal God, one has to be the possessor of a mind and heart, from which everything is erased & effaced and wiped out except the irreducible minimum of the fewest truths.
These are :
(1) God is the Creator, Nourisher and Destroyer or Refashioner of universes.
(2) God is the God of Love and Mercy for every being, animate or inanimate, of the creation.
(3) God loves, with individual attention, every one of the creation.
(4) God does require everyone of the creation to love Him.
(5) God does require every one of the creation to love, as far as it can, all other beings of the creation.
(6) God does require every one of the creation to be the most congenial element of this creation and an individual being that has been most obediently working out His Divine Will.
All the rest is mostly riff-raff. The grace of a Personal God is more easily attainable than the Impersonal God. In consonance with the above principles, the tenets of Mai-ism evolve themselves to be (1) Love All (2) Serve All (3) Devote yourself to your God and (4) with Unconditional Cheerful Self-Surrender. This can be done either directly or along with and as a part of one’s own individual religion. Mai-ism so often states hammering-ly, that it is not confined to God as Mother alone and Mai-ism does include the Fatherhood of God. However, if the object in view of any religion is peace and happiness, Mai-ism gives priority to the relationship of God and man as mother and child and to the belief and the outlook of considering the whole humanity as one universal family.

Extract from the book: Mai-ism Chart Explanation – 1965

Author : Mai Swarup Mai Markand

Mai Niwas, Saraswati Road End, Santa Cruz West, Mumbai 400054 India. 

There should be absolutely no feeling of drooping, on seeing the contrast of the mountain of work

 

First, having the maximum, Guru’s Grace and Mother’s Mercy, start your “Sadhana”. Two Divine Truths must be constantly before your mind :

(A) Unlike worldly efforts, nothing done here is without its permanent benefit, in spite of seeming failure; because you are busy with bettering your instruments, which are ever with you, to be more efficient, not only for the whole life but for lives after lives, if you believe in rebirths.

(B) There should be absolutely no feeling of drooping, on seeing the contrast of the mountain of work (talked over) to be done to reach the end and your ant’s working capacity. An ant or an elephant, the mightiest army or deserted individual, one and all, are under the kindliest care and observation of Mother and She gives the most handsome return for an ant’s or elephant’s exertion. Where is any ground for despondency, whether an ant or elephant, it gets much better and happier by resorting to “Saadhanaa”??Mother is “AABRAHMA-KEETA-JANANI” (Mother of all, from the lowest worm to Brahma, the creator of the World).

You have to pass between two opposites. You feel the task is impossible, on the one hand; on the other, you can not succeed unless you have a faith, that you are sure to achieve it. You are drooping at the idea of your inability, and you must have the strength of will, to say that nothing is too great for you. The consciousness about your weakness does not permit you to exert yourself, at your maximum possible best. Unless you have that conviction you can’t succeed.

It is here that the faith of God and Guru comes in. You say to yourself,”An impossible thing is impossible so long as I have to do it”. ” As soon as you believe ” Mother will do the work for me ” and that your part therein is only the determination, strength, devotional intensity, single-mindedness, and ‘Do or die-exertion’ the task becomes easy, provided you have faith in your Guru and in God about His mercifulness and His wonderful powers of passing elephants through the hole of a needle.

The most encouraging scriptural tradition is that of a “Titavi” (a sea shorebird) and the ocean. The bird’s eggs were washed away by the ocean, who refused to return them. The “Titavi”, out of wrathfulness and out of her love to young ones, decided to fill up the ocean with the shore sand taken in the beak, till the eggs were returned. Which “Sadhana” can be more impossible than this? But even in such an impossible effort, with wisdom and devotion, there was a success. The highest sage Naarada, out of his love, as of a mother to her child, saw her devotion to Lord Krishna, talked over to Vishnu and Vishnu spirited up His “Garud” with the species’ pride (as a bird), and the ocean had to return the eggs to the “Titavi.”

It does not matter you be simple “titavi”. Some Narada the world Guru and the all’s welfares worried is always roaming in the search of afflicted, for giving relief. The world Guru talks to Vishnu (Mother) and Mother deputes some personal smaller Guru(Garud) to reach a certain modus operandi and to give a chalked out programme. Don’t forget one invisible and unbelievable truth. There is much quicker wireless telepathy and telephonic arrangement in the devotional world which bring the distant most and highest matters, in the nearest and closest linked-up connection.

In common life, we find, some persons are so mentally constituted, that if a single thing worth nothing is lost and if they are searching for the same they can’t turn their mind to any other thing, till the lost thing is found. Its worth is absolutely no consideration. The peculiar nature is the indicator of the faculty required for ‘Sadhana’ or vision or realisation of Godliness. DEHAM PATAYAMI KARYAM SADHAYAMI – देहं पतयामी कार्यं साधयामी ” ( I achieve my object or I throw away my body ).

~ Extract from the book: MAI-ISM 

Author: Mai Swarup Mai Markand

Mai Niwas Saraswati Road End Santa Cruz West Mumbai 400054 India