MAI'S SUPREME SPHERE
Mai-ism Chart and Mai-ism's concluding quintessence.
The Chart has practically covered the whole field of what is known as "religion" in three zones of morality, religiosity and spirituality, with the topmost regional abide of Mai's Supreme Sphere. The world as it advances makes newer and newer discoveries through physical and occult sciences, and through the accumulation of experiences of the most advanced fewest in any of the realms. There is nothing so very apparent, as that the ways and beliefs or religion should be altered from time to time, in details, although the final eternal truths would remain , the same, as the world has greater and greater illumination. The most important truths that science and human experience and intimate knowledge of human nature have brought to the world are, that all different energies are only different manifestations of the same energy, that man and man are interpenetratingly interconnected to the most wonderful extent that was never imagined before, that there are invisible forces and energies and certain laws, to which the whole humanity and individuals are subject. There is again
the greatest guidance in respect of human experience through history. Yet further, there is a new
advance in the direction of psychological conclusions and spiritualism experiences. On the
mere sociological side, there have been immense changes. Money-making, personal freedom, every
one's rights, fights to the point of finish, relationship of man to man, ruler and the ruled, husband and wife, master and servant, all these things have entirely changed. The most important change is the shifting of the whole world more towards materialism than spiritualism, and the demand of rights by one faction against another, including those of women against men, etc.
If religion is to mean the most practical and efficient science for being translated into practice for the human happiness, nothing would appear more rationalistic than the fact that from time to time religion must be ever open to any required improvement, and religion itself at long intervals, should undertake even entire overhauling, after a detailed full study of all the new forces, new adjustments,
new discoveries, new sciences and new theories, knowledge corollaries, and the new transformations
in the mentalities of mankind, on passing through various immeasurable experiences through several
centuries. Mai-ism has so very hammeringly declared, there is no last word under Mai-ism. Mai-ism
anticipates and advises necessary pruning from age to age.
None disputes that the object of wearing garments, in all ages and climes would remain practically the same, but the varieties of garmentation is bound to be altered with the age, purpose, country, climate, etc.
Nothing is more evident than the fact, that as we approach the apex of a pyramid, the smaller differences of the inmates of the different facets are bound to vanish. Any universal religion, which respects, revers and leaves all the individual religions entirely undabbled with, as Mai-ism does, is
bound to make the whole world happier. If that is denied, the denial would be only from them that are
selfishly stubborn. Surely, no single man can be supposed to be in possession of all knowledge and
all experiences ; because they being partial are sometimes conflicting due to limitations of certain
conditions. Any hard and fast ruling or dictation to followers of any one, even a prodigy, cannot be fully satisfactory. The precaution against that flaw is that the requirements such of such a universal
religion should comprise such universal tenets as are universally acceptable and the simplest, and that every person's intellectual right of choice and freedom in respect of the attainment of peace and
happiness shall be recognised. It needs repeating that there should be no silly notion, that the last word is given even by any universal religion under the final signature and seal. There must ever be enough scope for "pruning from age to age" and all the wisest suggestions should be welcomed, not only at the commencement periods but even after lapse of decades and centuries. Mai-ism holds an equally broadest view regarding the conception about God. It may be any recognised and followed conception. Mai-ism accepts all and any conception of God. In fact the Mai-ism salvation master
key is neither God's conception, nor any particular gospel or scripture. Lat any Mai-ist form his own
God conception, let him think of God.
Any deep student of Mai-ism literature would see it under the limelight, that each one of the above-stated requirements and precautions, Mai-ism has provided for. Mai-ism enunciates the universality outlook; it recognises everyone's right of inquiry about the why and where-fore of everything, and it respects the individual right as stated above. Mai-ism leaves every freedom in the matter of the selection of one's own ideals, schools, systems, ways and means in respect of one's own
religious progress, evolution and emancipation. Mai-ism wants to remain in full rhyming with reason, science, conscience and experience. Mai-ism lays the highest emphasis on the requirement of individual evolution. Under Mai-ism religion itself means evolution towards higher and higher ways of living one's life. Under Mai-ism, religion is a science of life and living, something not to be
exhibited and preached, but to be ingrained in one's being and to be lived out. The special features
of Mai-ism are its universality and simplicity, and even the dispensability of belief in the very
existence of God, provided one lives his life with universal Love and Service. Mai-ism aspires, to
bring forth the very change in the outlook of what religiosity and spirituality, today mean, and last but
not the least, the spiritual co-equal status of man and woman, so often emphasised. This belief requirement fully refers to God as MOTHER and God as FATHER, equally also to the most practical equality of DAUGHTERS and SONS, as also of SISTERS and BROTHERS. The subterranean spring of Mai-ism, for the perennial supply of surviving stamina and security, springs itself from the sublime and supreme mother-and-child relationship.
Mai-ism believes that the world nations, families or individuals cannot be happy without religion and God's grace. All other remedies have humiliatingly failed. the extent of grace is directly dependent on the conception of the Grace-Showerer in your mind. So long as your conception is tied
down with limitations imposed on the Omnipresent, Omniscient and Omnipotent Almighty by
individual religions, full grace is an impossibility.
For them that have no experience, belief and sense of Reality behind God and Religion, everything is the same, just like the blackest coal-piece and the whitest chalk-piece to the blind. Here, however, we are speaking with them, that have the highest and subtlest sense of Reality. For those fewest, the sky and earth difference of (1) a universal religionist and (2) an individual religionist with a universal outlook, is thus explained under Mai-ism.
The former one No. (1) is like a universal man enjoying the full moon, while lying on the lovely spacious lawn, on the outskirts whereof some twelve beautiful palaces are situated. The latter one No. (2) is the rarest exceptional man, (one out of innumerable individual religionists) who at some
seldom moment peeps at the moon through one of the slits of one of the windows of his particular
palace. The latter can never have the full vision of the full moon, nor the blessed enjoyment of the
nectar-like moonlight, for any appreciable length of time. He would be only taking a chance, when the full moon becomes visible from a particular slit of a particular window from a particular
direction. No question, meditation for a continued long period would be impossible. Further worse, it is no knowing when the palace proprietor, pulls up his ear, eye and neck as the punishment for the violation of the palace routine and makes such peeping impossible in future, for all, by filling, by filling up the window itself with a wall, making the full moon enjoying through slit-peeping impossible. The difference is one like that of the forest monarch lion versus the circus lion, ever under the fear of the whip and starvation.
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 hammeringly, 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.
The man who loves others, who is devout and lives the life of self-surrender is much more powerful than the man of all scriptures, mortifications, yogic practices, cave-solitude-living, constant
mantra-repetitions, elaborately detailed worships and costliest ceremonies. Everything can be
questioned as to what God desires us to do, but it is beyond the smallest shadow of doubt that If I love God, God is bound to love me. If I do not murmur, complain or revolt against God and surrender myself to Him, God is sure to be most intensely pleased with me. And here there is no technique of any religion or the mysterious process of some ceremony or the incomprehensible deep thought or theory of any headache-creating philosophy of imagination-juggleries. Idiocy and weakness are more tolerable than intellectual wickedness and rebelliousness.
If every one of us is born and brought up with the staunchest conviction that we are religious and therefore entitled to God's grace-showering, but only to the extent we love God's children, as Mai-ism teaches, what a heaven this world of ourselves would be ! ! ! Selfish people may not like to love and serve but who does not like to be loved and served? They should be first persons to be advocating this
universal Mai-ism religion of Love and Service. Mai-ism is founded on something which every
human being knows, possesses and needs. viz. "Love".
They that cannot love Mother because they are not sure of Her existence, may love and serve Her children. If they cannot love, let them at least serve them mechanically, just as we serve our guests, out of consideration of our own gentility and general social prestige. Serve others even as mere dependents or refugees, but serve them all as far as you can. In many cases you may find, it would be impossible to love because of the wickedness of any person, as your love may be simply exploited and you may be harassed or swallowed up. Mai-ism does not want you to be indiscriminate in such cases, but your first and most natural assumption and attitude towards any one should be that of Love and Service and there must be a feeling of missingness and imperfection and our limitedness, whenever we have to helplessly recede from loving and serving all. In cases of fear of an abuse, try to help the men in distress, incognito and in untraceable concealed manner and anonymously, if you
can safely serve them that way. If that too is not possible, pray to Mai for removing their wickedness
as also their distress and difficulty. Serve with the notion, of course with every precaution, that the man intended to be served is a creditor for some unknown reason, of yourself or someone of yourself, to whom you are bound or are willing to serve. All noblest feelings of love and kind acts of service form the Mai-Bank-Spiritual Wealth. We deposit in a bank with one officer whom we do not know and we are given cash when we withdraw, by another officer, who, as well, does not know us nor saw us when we deposited. We know only the Mai-Bank and the Bank is fully trusted, to see that there is no injustice. Mai-Bank is the never-failing bank and gives the maximum interest. Mai-ism says Mai's path is a mystery of mysteries on account of such miraculous drastic measures as none can imagine or understand. Once you become Hers, She has Her own ways, Her own arrangements, adjustments and dispensations. Once you be Hers and the remaining task is Hers."
repetitions of Her sublimating name possesses Her initiated child. Repetition of Her name flings open
the gates of Her inner Court. The aspirant is on the way of becoming one as Hers, with all others that
are already Hers. Mai's child rushes on the path of attaining Mai's grace. All mundane attractions and attachments, one after another, slip away. Constant contact and all-surrendered service of Mai's pets sharpens and sweetens the love of Mai's child to Mai. The intense feeling and craving for approaching Mai and having Her vision unveils Mai's personality. Constant meditation of Mai's personality enkindles in the heart of Her child, an intense desire of the most direct all-exclusive relationship. On that relation being established, nothing in all the worlds and universes remains covetable except full self-surrender in Mai's Lotus Feet and Mai's acceptance.
Mai-ism is the Universal Religion, which God Almighty, Mai the Universal Mother has given to the world, after not only the individual religions have failed to run the world smoothly, but after having been fully certain that they can never set their houses in order, after the irretrievable degeneration that the world has been brought to, through multifarious reasons and especially materialism, mammonism and satanism.
Till now almost every religion has more or less, as stated before, accepted the three parts, viz. the first that of meritorious religious actions with ceremonies, etc., the second, that of devotion, and the third that of the Divine Knowledge, which has been already dealt with, under the spirituality zone. Mai-ism adds two more paths to the already well known three paths, referred hereafter.
The universe shifts from spirituality to materialism and thereafter vice versa ad infinitum. The universe and therefore religions too have their states of growth, zenith, decay and death, which only means rebirth in a new body. We desire that even in old age, with the help of packets of medicines and various wonderful exercises, we may never die even after five hundred years. However, the Divine Laws make it inevitable that even the best built buildings, must be repaired and reconstructed and even pulled down, to build a new structure, utilising whatever materials of the old house are entirely sound and solid.
Mai-ism is the new form of the essence of all the principal individual religions with certain indispensable new elements. Mai-ism gives to the world two more paths (IN ADDITION) which are for the new materialistic mentality of believing in nothing else except one's own personal experience and therefore for the new mentality which believes in self-evolution only through self-suffering and in one's own independent free will, which knows no allegiance to any outside agency of the stereotyped routinistic human wisdom dictated under individual religions.
Mai-ism opens, for the new age with an entirely new mentality in new conditions, two more paths of effortful and effortless self-surrender, viz. the fourth path of self-surrender to God and Guru with every obedience to the Guru's suggestions and the fifth path of effortless self-surrender, leaving the whole burden on God and Guru. The surrendered of both types, are led actually by Mai through all the fearful forests of evolution after evolution. As Mai-ism says, the best and the most detailed teachings of any religion or even the sum total of all teachings of all religions put together are only "The first furlong formulae" of instructions on the infinite journey to the final destination. A stage comes when fully tired the traveller faints and swoons exhausted and none (not he himself) knows how and through what processes he has reached the destination. And that is God's and Guru's grace. For those first few furlongs, quite a nominal fraction of the whole journey, the evolution becomes quicker if the disciple effort fully exerts his best to carry out the instructions of the Guru. In fact, as stated in Mai-ism, Guru's grace is nothing without God's grace and vice-versa, even though compared to God, Guru is simply nothing. The a guru helps making the beginning and God leads the disciple, after the Guru's work is done, to the final destination. In the case of the effortless disciple, the Guru has to exert much more. All the same, Guru as also God are both most anxious to lead the effortful or effortless soul to the final destination. And that is the mysterious truth behind the final-most remedy of self-surrender, which universal Mai-ism places before the whole world.
The effortless surrender path is also equally sure to take you to destination, although after a much longer period, even though superficially it may look impossible. The effortless path is described under Mai-ism in the type of its underlying mentality as under:
Oh, God, whatever I appear to have done is done by Thee. Thou art my promptor 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.
The spiritual aspirant who has developed the above stated mentality has not only inwardly, though desultorily, unconsciously and effortlessly mastered the mentality of practically denying his own self; but has reached the stage of denying the authorship, actorship, ownership or enjoyership of himself. He remains ever joyful, attributing every thing to God's Divine Will. He has eliminated from his mind everything else except himself and his God and Guru.
He has fullest faith that he has to be and will be actually lifted by God and Guru from whatever position he stands on. He is sure that God and Guru have to perfect him just as a mother has to do her best possible, in respect of a lame and blind, dumb and deaf, but pitiable and fully surrendered child. Under Mai-ism, Guru is the spiritual mother and the disciple, her child.
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.
Mai shower Her highest grace of gratefulness, greatness, goodness, givingness, Godliness and goingness on one and all who try to understand and follow this Mai-ism Chart and to assimilate all instructions in this brochure of explanatory observations.
23-12-1965 MAI-SWARUPA MAI-MARKAND