Sunday, February 16, 2014



(1) ' MAI-ISM ' is the Book written and published by the Revered Shri Mai Swarup Mai Markand, Founder of ' Mai-ism ' and President, ' Mother's Lodge'. The subject matter is divided into 3 Parts ( in all, 12 chapters covering 734 pages ) all in one handy neat volume, with a ' Prologue ' by the esteemed Author himself, and an ' Appreciation ' from the Honorable Mr Justice N.S. Lokur.

The said Book is a ' composition ' of the autobiography of the Founder of MAI-ISM and the gospel thereof, both interwoven together - in the Founder's words, his ' summation ' of the teachings under Mai-ism for the present day suffering world. Full of details, it is exhaustive and, at the same time, full of originality, and clarity fresh, intensely - spirited -  no vague and conventional old stereotyped expressions - so as to be complete in itself and invigorating, to any layman or woman, who knows English. His own personal experiences and anecdotes are very striking. 

(2) No question of  ' Proselytism ' at all. Anyone, even an atheist, can be a ' Mai-ist ' without interfering with one's birth-religion. ' MAI ' means ' Universal Supreme Divine Mother of the whole Humanity ' - GOD, conceived as Mother of all, propitiable on living the life of Love and Service to all, and on Devotion and Unconditional Cheerful Self - surrender. The nearest in the recent Indian History of a similar conception of ' Mother and Child ' attitude and the relationship was, perhaps, in Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa's life and sayings.
(3) Maiji ( as the Founder is popularly called ) is for the natural, spontaneous, gradual, spiritual advancement of oneself through ' Sadhana ' under God's and Guru's Grace. At whatever level one may be, he prescribes systematic practice, with dispassion, and non-attachment, in the midst of temptations - easily said - but a practice which is steady and sure, though slow. He is not for throwing away any worldly duties and responsibilities, or for running away from home, family and world, but for living above worldliness; and he advises the strongest preparations before entering the world. He attaches no special value whatever to one ' living the home 'and assuming ' Sanyasin - garb '.

(4) About ' Wealth ' he is not for renouncing the same in the present age ( Kali-yuga ), - barring rarest exceptions - but for making the most righteous and benevolent use thereof, remaining ever alert about ' entanglement and neck catching '. About ' Woman ' he is not for hating or shunning ( evading ) woman, but for developing the motherliness eye. I commend the perusal of Chapter XII  ( pages 651 to 663 ) to those who speak of ' Kanak and Kanta,'  or  ' Kanchana and Kamini ' under the traditional religious license, and to those who condemn womankind sweepingly.

(5) Maiji's highest emphasis is in living one's life ( no matter, in what circumstances one is placed ) in universal minded manner, with love and service. The six tenets of Mai-ism lived out in every moment of life ( as far as possible ) are sufficiently powerful remedies against all miseries, and for the attainment of all spiritual grades, right up to ' Salvation '. He remarks that we have greatly neglected the ' preliminary grounding ' and a highly- developed character and that the practically - lived life and the honest work and service, are much below our talks and imagination. ' Self - dying', ' making your own mansion with your own hands ' under God's and Guru's Grace are indispensable  and are insisted on.' You can not succeed unless you yourself exert and die '. ( I quote from Maiji's sayings).  

(6) Here is one whom we call the 'New -Mother's Child- Messenger' of an entirely new and Universal Intense Faith; and for Hindus, of what can be termed ' Renovated Hinduism ', suited to the Modern Age, after the amalgamation of the Eastern and Western ideals. For the new world, with all its new circumstances and innumerable problems and miseries, here is a straight, direct, short and speedy approach to the Almighty.

(7) Maiji just looks and lives as an ordinary, simple worldly man; no insignia of a Saint or a Guru or Sadhu; he assumes no 'high-brow dignity'; very amiable and accessible to anyone and at all times; no formalities, no ceremonies, never tired of talking or writing and corresponding direct. But, he has the Prophets and Messenger's 'outlook' and has a Universal Mind; there is no question that he is a fully God-realised person or a God-man, a (motherly) Saint, a Perfect Master. His expositions of 'Annihilation of the Mind' ('Mano-Nasha') and of ' one pointed concentratedness in one's devotion and faith, as Sadhana', in such a marvellous and practically helpful modes, are admirable. Notwithstanding the general miseries in this world, if the nectar of Divine truth that flows through him from ABOVE being assimilated, and if the Infinite Resourcefulness of Universal Mother (Mai) be probed, the world would undoubtedly be a ' Heaven in itself ' at least for the select individuals. At a time, when the lights of all Religions appear to have dimmed, when every shadow portends  unforeseen inhuman calamities, the Founder, in the name of Mai, and under the inspiration, guidance, Divine Force of Authority and protection of Mai, has come forward to raise  the Clarion-call of Love, Service, Devotion and Self-surrender ' You will never be happy without Religion and God's Grace'. It is also the Founder's faith that Mai can and does if Mai so pleases and wills, disregard or overrule, in rare and exceptional cases, the Laws of Karma, Fate, Prarabdha, of Action and Reaction, of Evolution, of planetary influences, and can and does work miracles.

(8) He abhors showiness, shuns dead routinism, long ceremonies and everything that is not solid substantial work; he craves for a living spark in them that approach. Saints and Yogis are to be practical workers for bringing redress and relief to the suffering individuals and the aggrieved public. He is keenly intent upon a standing, constitutionally formed steady and strong Religious Iron-Machinery, with only the most general and broad notions around one Comprehensible Unit, its aim and object being retaining and rising of the all-pervading 'religiosity', before all the Saints' eyes. Maiji has fearlessly recorded his experiences, views and opinions, without mincing matters, whether they be palatable or not, being fully familiar also with the trends and subtleties of the modern life and thought. I quote him below, again : - 
' Believe me, when I say that the man who LOVES and SERVES others, who is DEVOUT, and who lives the life of SELF-SURRENDER, is many times much MORE POWERFUL even in altering his own circumstances, environments, tendencies etc.THAN the man who has learnt all the SCRIPTURES,  who has mortified himself by sitting in the midst of FIVE FIRES, who has mastered PRANAYAM ( breathing exercises ), who has shut himself up in the CAVES, who has awakened his KUNDALINI AND WHO HAS REPEATED MILLIONS OF DIFFERENT mantras million times  and who has performed most mysterious, expensive and elaborate CEREMONIES for the fulfilment of different specific DESIRES ' .

(9)  Though incapable of perception, at first sight, he is a ' Mystic ' of a very high ' order ' with ' continued communion ' with Universal Mother, and had his ' initiation '  direct from Divine Mother Herself. To quote an eminent person, he is verily ' the Accredited Representative of Mai '. ' What he assures or promises or wishes, must fulfil. 'But, he has an extremely rational mind. keeps clear and separate ideas of Mysticism and Rationalism, Devotion and Divine Knowledge, Dwaitism and Adwaitism, Personal and Impersonal aspects of Almighty, and, on the mass-plane, of the Eastern and the Western mentalities, his mind and outlook are wide and universal; he has no prejudices ; he is an independent thinker and a reformer, but' in no sense, one who tries to upset customs, manners or traditions of any family, community, religion and country. He advocates no zigzags, or roundabout rambling, but direct approach to God, under the guidance of Guru, through the most natural, easily accessible and approachable, and most familiar relationship of ' Mother and child '. Who is to be 'Guru '? Anyone, although only a little superior to you. He is dead against all mischiefs under the name of Religion, and also what he, discouragingly calls ' Choo-mantars '.
(10) Few, there are,  in this world who have no miseries or wants and who no need to request anything of the Almighty. Maiji is for each one asserting the claim of a child on a mother or all legitimate, reasonable, morally-justifiable demands, through intense prayers, worship, thanksgiving, sadhanas, meditation, and communion, etc. He plainly concedes that unless soul passes through' Sakama Bhakti ', ' Bhuktrupti ' ( satiation of all desires ), and  Personal God's perfected Grace, there can be no genuine ' Nishkam Bhakti ', or the worthiness of ' Mukti ', or the attainment of Impersonal God.

(11) One who finds the time and the inclination to go the pages of any chapter or any few pages or paragraphs of the book will notice how deeply Maiji has penetrated into the mysteries and diversities of human nature and of Religion. If asked to state which are the important Chapters, one can point to Chapters I, II, VIII, XI and XII. ' Religion ' he says, ' is much higher than logic or intellect '.' Religion ' is the unshakable conviction of the head and the heart, in perfect unison with the Supreme Will and Divine Laws. 'Religiosity is the practice of Religion and the attainment of the fruits and benefits through the practice '.

Mai-ism revers all religions, but principally, it is science and religious machinery of attaining true religiosity. 

(12) To Maiji, Religion is mostly ' Reunion '. Faith is only the sublimated stage of the heart that has once tasted the spiritual sweetness and has attained full conviction about the infallibility of the Divine Laws. He draws the very subtle distinction of the various gradations and requirements, from time to time, on the ladder of spirituality. He does not vainly believe in large fantastic golden promises, for example, of the world automatically getting better, and better, without our efforts. ' Unless there is an upward Divine push or pull, no drowning man has risen to the surface.'

(13) The world by itself  generally, as a whole, may go up or down, but millions of men and women have, nevertheless, each individually, so often collectively also, been saved through Religiosity, on constant contact  with Saints, Sat-purushas gurus and perfect Masters, and on each such individual living a religious life ' with religiosity '  of Universal Love, Service, Devotion and Unconditional Cheerful Self-surrender.

(14)  Many ' misconceptions have been sought to be removed; clear, explanatory and thought-provoking, are his impartial and considered expositions on all problems and subjects and  on the conflicting views in modern practical life ; there is, so-to-say, a fresh and a new, optimistic,  brighter and larger vision for tackling the modern day problems or questions. Mother bless us all! 


IN ALL HUMILITY MISS. S. MYTHILI, B.A., M.Ed. ( Servant and devotee of Maiji ).



Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The process of evolution for Mother's followers on attainment of Guru's Grace and Mother's Mercy

The process of evolution of Mother's followers on attainment of Guru's Grace and Mother's Mercy is as under : - 
(1) Acquisition of merit ( Punya ) by doing religious acts , japa, worship, charity, services etc. which will lead in the first instance to the fulfillment of legitimate and moral desires, next to patience and proofness, and then to the appreciation of the virtuous, religious and saintly people and their ways of living.
(2)  The actions and qualities of Love, Service, Devotion and Self surrender having fairly matured by practice, Mother will so bring about circumstances and opportunities that the follower will be lifted up from his routine and worldly life and will be ushered into the company of virtuous, religious, devotional and saintly people.
(3) Constant contact of religious people, and their Service, their Imitation and their Grace will create a good understanding of good and evil, truth and untruth, righteousness and unrighteousness etc. , and these will introduce one to godliness after sufficient practice and disciplinary training in goodness, virtue etc.
(4) This introduction to godliness will ultimately result in the great liking for godliness, virtuous, devotional, unselfish and higher living and finally in the germination of Love towards God.
(5) Devotion to and Love of God will perfect the true understanding about soul-knowledge and will bring the Supreme Self of God and the individual self of the follower much nearer, through faith and conviction strengthened by Mother, often through miraculous Grace. 
(6) Love of God will result in the Love of God's creation.
(7) Feeling the finger and hand of  God in all arrangements, getting the sight of God occasionally, feeling oneness with God on self-surrender and inward satisfaction of  ' having been accepted '.
(8) Establishing a perpetual relation with God  and helping God in all grand work with Power and Love which God is pleased to confer.
(9) Merging in Mother. 


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Some of the practical measures for practical Mai-ists

Some of the practical measures for practical Mai-ists are : - 
(1) Holding common prayers, Bhajans or Kirtans of God in any name or form and of any saints or devotees, holding classes, delivering lectures and undertaking tours for the general spiritual uplift.
(2) Introducing common prayers in Schools,Colleges and in masses.
(3) Holding Mother worship, personal or impersonal in any form, as may be agreed upon by one and all.
(4) Convening socials of sisters or brothers or combined or of families, without caste, creed or colour. 
(5) Promulgation of common religious and allied literature and encouragement of studies of all religions by individuals of different religions. Publication of extracts from sacred books of all religions. 
(6) Helping poor or bereaved families, deserving students, orphanages, opening celibate Mai-ist Schools , starting widow-homes, offering medical aid to he needy, guiding wedded pairs to-wards spiritual matrimonial living, praying for the peace of the departing or departed souls etc. 
(7) Promotion of immensely practical universal  sisterhood and brotherhood in daily life.
(8) Abolition of racial , national, provincial, social and religious prejudices and intersession for bringing about  honorable peace and equitable compromise. 
(9)  Constructing, opening or encouraging to open Mother's Lodges, temples, Homes and Colonies under any denomination religious, national or communal, of any people, in any place. 

Monday, February 10, 2014


Mai-ist's religious ideals 
(1) Delimit God as little as possible.
(2) Get rid of all adornments and adjuncts at the stage when they are found to be obstructive.
(3) Every one of us is under the direct protection and guidance of God.
(4) Relation of man to man must be hundred times much better. Be we first a man, then a brother and there after alone, a religious man.
(5) Religion should not be a source of superstition.
(6) Religion is to be essence and experience of the life lived.
(7) Preachers are to be Witness and not lawyers.
(8) Religion should be accommodative, constructive and progressive.
(9) Religion must have a definite form and should not be an idealistic, incomprehensible, chaos-creating, airy and hazy something. Religion must provide for pruning from age to age. 
Mai-ist's devotional ideal
' 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 world-wormness, 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.'

Sunday, February 9, 2014


(1) Unity of all religions.
(2) Universal relation of all human beings as members of one family.
(3) No communalism. No provincialism. No nationalism and no racialism.
(4) For Mother's Love, Grace, Devotion and Mercy, the daily practice of universal sisterhood  and brotherhood, an indispensable requirement.
(5) Every one to have the right of selecting one's own line of evolution.
(6) Precise evolution of essentials and non-essentials of one's religiosity, with test-stones of fundamental and eternal truths.
(7) Religion not to be permitted being made a cause for disunion, domination, prejudice, exploitation or superstition, and not to fail respecting science, reason, conscience, experience, human psychology and individual merits and demerits.
(8) One's own superiority to be least thought of, being trivial, transitory, circumstantial and not single handedly earned.
(9) Not making most of little differences of high and low, which are often prejudicial and sometimes even imaginary.
(10) One's cheerfulness never to be lost as nothing is irreparable or unachievable under Mother's Grace.
(11) Be ever optimistic. The highest difference between man and a man is nothing compared to what Mother's Grace can make him in a moment.A sinner can be saint at the second moment and a saint may turn to be a devil after a day.
(12) Destruction is for re-construction, doubting for believing, evil for good,  sinfulness for sinlessness.
(13) Rise above all superstitions.There is no 'choo-mantar'(magic) for a true Mai-ist except repetition of  ' Jai Mai ' , Guru's Grace, Mother's Mercy, one's own highest exertion and world's sympathy.
(14) Mai-ist's highest initial grounding - Motherhood of God, Universality.
(15) Mai-ist's highest life-maxims - Love, Service, Devotion, unconditional and cheerful self- surrender to Mother's Divine Will.
(16) Mai-ist's highest sin - Loveless-ness and Harmful-ness to another, by thought, word or deed.
(17) Mai-ist highest merit - Serving another onwards towards the spiritual goal or through temporal difficulties, in every moral, legal, legitimate and harmless manner.

Saturday, February 8, 2014


" The entire absence of joy or the continuous feeling of being miserable, for them that do not Thee or the imitative or delusive joy arising from the world-wormness and sense living of them that are in dark regarding Thee respectively. These two, as also the joy of truly wise and followers of truth, all proceed from Thee and are making of Thine and are aspects of Thine alone. "
Mother is the creator, nourisher & re-arranger  of universes. Mother is the holder of the universe with Her wonderful powers of desire, knowledge and action. Mother is the soul of  all sublimity, beauty, compassion and mercy. Mother is the master of Nature, Divine Law. Providence, Fate, Time, Primal Desire, Force, Evolution and what atheists call Chance. Mother is Guru (Master) and Mother is Kundalini or serpentine power. Mother is omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent. Mother is sportivity, beneficence and bliss. Mother is beyond being personal or impersonal, beyond being with or without qualities and powerful to do or undo and undo or do in the most wonderfully never-imagined manner.
Hindus have the first privilege  of originating the Mother conception. They have left no homage unpaid to Mother and they have addressed God first as Mother. Hindus have appreciated Mother's might in destroying evils which none else can eradicate. Mai-ism is fully indebted to Hinduism for Mother conception and yet the Hindu Mother's conception is not the same as Mai's. An average Hindu has before him the picture of an invincible Power, which if pleased enthrones one in heaven and if displeased buries him in hell. The ideal of Mother's Love to Her child, though not absent, has been extremely rare.Mother under Hinduism is a personification of Power and not the Mother who loves Her child.The popular conception about Mother has been that of a deity, though benign but yet of sternness, terror and distructivity. Adoration for Hindu Mother is an outcome of fear of Her displeasure and the easy procurability of one's desire through Her.
The Hindu ideal of Mother has awfully regenerated as times have rolled. Mai-ism aspires to re-install and rejuvenate Hindu Mother in Her True, Universal, Merciful and Motherly aspect.
The religious ideal which can suit the modern world is one that can take the whole humanity in its embrace, which can respect and give a free play to Conscience, Reason, Experience and Science, which would allow every man to live well and teach letting others live well, which will ensure a perfect freedom for every soul to work out its own salvation in its own way, which will teach maintaining sense of proportion and proper evaluation of essentials and non-essentials of a religion, which would develop the faculty of judging all actions and actors, not by their positional values, but by the tests of the fundamental they satisfy, which would guide without intimidation and mental enslavement, which would make one free from the poison of the over-consciousness of superiority and inferiority of man to man, and lastly, which would develop the spirit of practical sisterhood and brotherhood in the daily routine of life.


Universal Motherhood was conceived in 1932 and Mother was installed on 2 September 1932. In celebration of the installation, a sisters' social of over 300 sisters of different religions was convened in Poona ( Pune ) on 9 October 1932.  Mother has been worshipped  and Her sacred name ' Mai ' is being repeated by thousands. Miraculous instances of Mother's Grace have been innumerable. Mai's religious teachings  and worships have started in several cities and towns. Offerings in aggregate in the shape of over thirty crores  of written Mai-names JAY-MAI JAY MARKAND MAI  in writing have come forth at a finger's tip and with a continuous ever running flow till now.
Mai-ism was represented at the All Faiths' Conference, Nasik, in 1933 and at the ninth Indian Philosophical Congress in 1934, ( ' God as Mother '  speech, and ' Modern world and Motherhood of God 'Thesis, respectively ).
Mai-ism has been explained in full  details in two volumes of ' Mother and Mother's Thousand Names ', and ' Mai-ism ' , ( each covering more than seven hundred pages )


Friday, February 7, 2014


If Love is Mother, and Mother is Love, I am Mother's and Mother is mine. Mother !! Bless the readers. Bless Thy followers. Bless Thy surrender seeking. Be Thou pleased with anyone  that repeats Thy Sacred name. On Thyself being propitiated and pleased, let the little universe of every devotee of Thine be most pleased, satisfied, comfortable and happy. 

Let it be Thy Grace, that the rulers lead the ruled into the righteous path. Let good befall to the lot of all. Let the universe be happy with rains, crops, contentment and prosperity.

Make Thy devotees live in peace and bliss without fear. Make all beings to relish pleasure in attending to their duties, and on attending on their spiritual welfare.

Make the wicked virtuous, make the virtuous successful in attending their peace of mind. Make tranquilized souls free from bondages. Inspire and help the freed, to be taking up as their life -mission, the work of helping, loving and serving others, to free themselves through Thy Mercy and Guru's Grace.

May all be freed from dangers. May all understand and attain good. May all be living nobly. May all be rejoicing in the universal spiritual good of all.

Mother !! Make all happy, free from all worries and diseases and all calamities. Make each one and all of us, enabled to enjoy the Best, what is Divine, Sublime and Good.



Wednesday, February 5, 2014


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 these trying times, when the world needs highest mercy of Almighty, the conception of the Universal Mother, to be worshipped by one and all, who are universal minded, religious, God-fearing and God-loving.

Mai-ism is 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 the illusion creator, nor Shakti or Power requiring a separate Controller, not Father's Wife, nor 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-Kanchuki 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 the Mai-ists 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 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 conception of God is the most favorable aspect and conception.

A universal evil need 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 a universally-conceived, universally-acknowledged universal Almighty, has its own undreamt-of miraculous efficiency, which 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 shows (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-ists devotional ideal is :-
" 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 world-wormness, sexuality and selfishness. You are off your cares. Time is Eternity for you and the burden of life is lightened. Be Mother's child and Her lap shall be thrilling and throbbing to have you on itself."


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Quintessence of the Universal Religion of Mai-ism

The Quintessence of the Universal Religion 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 living a life of Love, Service, Devotion and Unconditional Cheerful Self-Surrender, and by the recognition of the spiritual co-equal status of man and woman.

Any idol or 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 worshiped by any people in any manner and any mode they decide , with any gospel or scriptures  they prefer, but base 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 the 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 the Universal Mother or Mai as the Universal God, easily propitiable  on the living out the oft repeated principles, whether they form individuals or groups, associates 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 cheerful 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.
MAI ADHERENTS' OATH ( Edition 1965 - Page No.116 / 117 )
Note : Mai-ist should always remember that the word ' devotees ' , always means both sisters and brothers, women and men. It is only a great pity that with the traditional convention of centuries, Mai-ism has sometimes to treat the word ' devotees ' as of the masculine gender. To use the expression ' her and him 'or ' her and his ' so often makes the language most clumsy and harsh other.
It cannot be, however, too much emphasised that under Mai-ism, female devotees need not begin to think as men, or compose devotional poems as men and should mentally transform themselves to be men, to be considered eligible for devotion for Mother's Grace. In Mai-ism, man has no superiority over women, either from the point of evolution of the soul or worthiness to get Mother's Grace. Mother's Lodge is an institute of Sisters and Brothers and not that of brothers alone that have been liberal hearted enough to extend admission to sisters. Mai-ism means an equal religious recognition for both sexes.MARRIAGE UNION IN MOTHER WORSHIP IS THE HIGHEST SPIRITUALISING  AND FAMILY HAPPIFYING FORCE. 




NOTE : - Mai-ism was represented at All Faiths' Conference at Nasik ( India ) in 1933 and the Indian Philosophical Congress at Poona ( 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.

Maiji had 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 religious institutes. As stated in the Preliminary Report pertaining to the Congress held on 23 October 1959, the complete attendance at the Congress was around 3800 persons 2184 of which intergrated 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 would 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 the Mai Institute of Santa Cruz West, Bombay - 54, India". ~ Extract from MOTHER'S MESSAGE.

Monday, February 3, 2014



MAI NIWAS is The Cosmic Center of Mai-ism. Built-in 1949 it remains the Sanctum Sanctorum for Mai-ism. It is situated at the westernmost end of Saraswati Road, Santacruz West, Mumbai- 400054, INDIA. It was here that the Great Saint and the Founder of the Universal Religion of Mai-ism Mai Swarup Mai Markandji endearingly called Maiji the only one and the great Motherly Saint spent about 17 years of His blessed life alone in deep meditation of Mother Mai. It is here that the Most Merciful Mother Mai, the Universal Divine Mother Mai, the Universal Divine Mother resides eternally with Her abiding smile ever ready to run to the succour of Her Devotees. It is here that the countless number of people were relieved of their miseries.
A word about Mai Niwas. At first, it consisted of a prayer hall admeasuring 28 feet X 16 Feet and two rooms besides a kitchen. Later on, one more room was added. At the instance of Maiji-IV, a self-contained two-room flat was constructed on the terrace. Later on, marble flooring was laid instead of the original floor tiles on the entire ground floor. This work has been completed under the supervision of Maiji-V.
Impelled by the sympathy for the suffering fellow- beings Maiji-IV opened a free dispensary at Mai Niwas. It has been functioning smoothly by the grace of Mai-Maiji under the able guidance of an eminent physician.
Most Merciful Mother is installed at the westernmost extremity of the prayer hall, facing the East.
Both Mai and Maiji are worshipped every day and on a large scale on Fridays and Saturdays in Mai Niwas when congregational prayers are invariably held at 7 pm onwards. A bronze statue of Maiji is installed at the Eastern end of the veranda at Mai Niwas under the supervision of the Maiji II with the donations raised by a few close devotees. Maiji is worshipped here also. The veranda is sacred because it is here that the Great Saint used to relax in the night repeating " Mai Markand Ardha Sahasranam "
Maiji was an incarnation of love and mercy. He worked very hard till 21-12-1966 when he returned to the Lotus Feet of Mother  Mai. He wrote his Magnum Opus " Mai-ism " in Mai Niwas. Several other books were also produced by him. If the walls of Mai Niwas could articulate they will tell that He had wiped the tears of thousands of misery stricken people and restored their happiness. Never He erred in misery relief. There has been no case of misery stricken person who contacted Maiji returning without relief or disappointed. Mother was at his back and call. He held regular communion with Her. He worked ceaselessly for outspread of the Universal Religion of Mai-ism. He established at the insistent and repeated behest of Mai for the happiness of the people at large. In Mai Niwas, he taught his chosen disciples how to propitiate Most Merciful Mother Mai. He loved His disciples with all His heart. ~ U.R.M.   U.G. MENON


NOTE: - Mai-ism was represented at All Faiths' Conference at Nasik ( India ) in 1933 and the Indian Philosophical Congress at Poona ( India ) in 1934. Maiji was invited to Japan for the World Religious Congress in 1955. Maiji was the Sub-Councilor-in-Chief of the International Religious Federation which was started in Japan in 1955.
Maiji had 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 religious institutes. As stated in the Preliminary Report pertaining to the Congress held on 23 October 1959, the complete attendance at the 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. Furthermore, 43 countries had sent their official observers. Appreciation and truest understanding about  Mai-ism by the  said World  Congress would 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 the Mai Institute of Santa Cruz West, Bombay - 54, India". ~ Extract from MOTHER'S MESSAGE.

By Shalini Menon 

' MAI NIWAS' Mother Mai's Mansion
Let this be always your journey's destination

A humble structure to unknowing passers-by
But they are sure to feel an aura alive

Evil thoughts and base desires to which humans are prone
Will find it difficult  to enter this enchanted zone

Even the most wicked man with animal instincts
Will at the least become human within these precincts 

Discard notions of colour, sex and religion 
For in here you have no other identity, but as MAI MAIJI'S children

Fortunate are they who live in the vicinity
As they get to inhale air of such sanctity

This is an oasis where you can refresh yourself
When you are down and out in a world of power and pelf

Many are an estranged couple on praying here 
Have been recompensed with connubial bliss dear 

Dire sinners have returned home with their hearts lightened 
Tears of remorse  shed and vows of abstinence strengthened 

Youngsters have offered a heartfelt prayer
And have found their examination results more than fair

Devotees struggling to earn their daily bread 
Slowly the path to riches have tread

Barren women have of MAI MAIJI begged
And with a bonny baby been duly blessed

People in financial ruin and going bankrupt
Have been saved from the brink to their joy un-corrupt 

Those who crave the spiritual nectar 
Have found it to be more than abundant here

But remember that your desire's fructification
Depends on the intensity of prayer and your heart's liquefaction 

Your Prarabdha may sometimes not allow your desire's actualization
But rest assured you will soon experience MAI MAIJI'S benign consolation 

MAI NIWAS, Mother Mai's Mansion 
Let this always be your journey's destination