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Friday, August 1st 2014

12:05 AM

Daily Reading



A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother" (available at all Vedanta Centres)

Page 311

Pravrajika Bharatiprana:

For a few days preceding her death, Mother stopped asking after Radhu. One day she said to her, "Go to Jayrambati. Don't stay here any longer."

She said to me, "Ask Sharat to send them to Jayrambati."

"But why, Mother? Can you remain here without Radhu?" I protested.

"Yes, I can easily. I have turned my mind away from her," she replied.

I told Jogin-Ma and Sharat Maharaj about this. Jogin-Ma went and asked her, "Why do you want them to go?"

"Because that's where they will have to live later on. I have turned away my mind. I don't want them any more."

Jogin-Ma cried, "Don't say such things, Mother! How can we live if you turn your mind away?" But Mother still insisted, "Jogen, I have dispelled all mAyA. No more of this."

Jogin-Ma went away without adding a word and told Sharat Maharaj.

"Then we can't keep her any lomger," he said. "Now that she has turned her mind away from Radhu, there is no hope."

I was standing near by. Maharaj said to me, "Look here, you are always near her; see if you can bring her mind back to Radhu."

But all our efforts were in vain. One day she said with firmness, "Know this, that once I have withdrawn my mind, it will never return."

Two or three days before she left us forever, she called Sharat Maharaj and said, "Sharat, I am going. Jogen, Golap and the others remain, look after them."

(to be continued....)

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Thursday, July 31st 2014

12:05 AM

Daily Reading



A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)

Page 310

Pravrajika Bharatiprana:

(During Mother's last illness) She now became like a child of five. When I went to feed her at twelve, she objected, "No, I won't take it. You are always after me, 'Eat this and that', and sticking a thermometer under my arm!" Finding her unwilling to eat, I asked, "Shall I then call Maharaj?"
Sometimes she would eat if Maharaj's name was mentioned; but this time she was stubborn in her refusal, "Go, call Sharat, I won't eat at your hands."

Sharat Maharaj quickly arrived when he heard this. She made him sit near her, and said, "Stroke me a little, my son."....Then she took his hands and said, "No, you feed me, I won't take anything from her."

I poured milk into the feeding cup and handed it to Sharat Maharaj. Somehow he managed to feed her a little and then said, "Now take a little rest and drink." Mother cried, "What lovely words, 'Take a little rest and drink.' Why couldn't they say such things? See how they have disturbed my son in the middle of the night. Go, my child, sleep." And she stroked his body. Later Maharaj arranged her mosquito net and said, "Can I leave now, Mother?" "Yes, my son," Mother replied. "We have given you so much trouble."

(to be continued....)



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Wednesday, July 30th 2014

12:05 AM

Daily Reading



A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)

Page 309

Pravrajika Bharatiprana:

Radhu had had a nervous breakdown and was staying at Koalpara. Mother sometimes fed her with her own hands; she would often take the food and then spit it out at Mother. Greatly annoyed, Mother once said to me, "Look, my child, the body is divine, how much can it bear? No one but God can tolerate so much. The Master never hurt me in the least, but these people worry the life out of me. If the Master cures her this time, then no more of her! See, my dear, as long as I am with them, they will not recognize me, but afterwards they will know."

During Mother's last illness at 'Udbodhan' she lost all appetite for food. She would take a little handful of rice. Once Dr. Kanjilal arrived during her meal. He thought we had given her too much rice and scolded me before Mother, "You are not good at nursing Mother. I shall engage two professional nurses tomorraow. You need not do anything."

Later Mother said to me, "Well, does he believe I shall accept service from these women with shoes on their feet? I can never do it. You will carry on as usual. Why does Kanjilal make such a fuss about my rice? Can I eat much? He knows nothing about it."

(to be continued....)


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Tuesday, July 29th 2014

12:05 AM

Daily Reading



A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)

Page 308

Pravrajika Bharatiprana:

On another occasion a woman disciple confided in Mother about a difference she had had with her friend. Mother commented, "My child, to love human beings is to suffer. Only those who love the Lord are blessed and have no sorrows."

Once a lady asked Mother to teach her how to worship the Master. Mother replied, "You have your household duties, you can't do much. You have received his name, take care of it. That will be enough."

Once, owing to Radhu's illness, Mother was staying at the rented premises on the Bosepara lane. I was there to look after her. One day she asked me to make the offerings to the Master. I did not know the mantras, so I said, "But Mother, I don't know how it should be done."

She replied, "See my child, look upon him as though he belongs to you and say, 'Come, sit down, receive these things and eat of them.' Imagine that he has done so. What does one want with mantras when one is near to one's own people? Ceremonies are like courtesies shown to the guests; for one's own they are unnecessary." Then she taught me a mantra.

Once a disciple came and complained to Mother, "I have spent so much time praying and meditating but have received nothing." She replied, "Can you buy spiritual things like vegetables?"

(to be continued....)


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Monday, July 28th 2014

12:05 AM

Daily Reading



A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)

Page 307

Pravrajika Bharatiprana:

Udbodhan, Calcutta:

Once at Jayrambati Mother said to me, "You know, my child, when I was at Vrindaban after the Master left us, we were all plunged in grief. One night the Master said to me, 'Why do you shed so many tears? Where have I gone, but from this room to the next, that is all.'

"Once he suggested that I should initiate the boy Jogin (Swami Yogananda). I felt nervous and shy. What was this? What ever would people say? They would surely say, 'Mother is already making disciples of her own!'

"But the Master repeated the same thing for three days in succession, 'I did not initiate him, you must do it.' He even told me which mantra I should give Jogin.

"In those days I did not even speak to the boy Jogin. The Master told me to get our Jogen (Jogin-Ma) to speak to him. She discovered that it was true that the Master had never initiated him and had indeed appeared to him and asked him to receive his initiation from me. He had not had the courage to tell me about it. At last I initiated him. He was the first I initiated. He has given me such service as no one else can, with the exception of Sharat."

(to be continued....)


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Sunday, July 27th 2014

12:05 AM

Daily Reading



A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)

Page 306

Pravrajika Bharatiprana:

Udbodhan, Calcutta:

A disciple went away after discussing many problems with Mother. Then she told me of her own accord, "Mind this, my daughter, one has to take refuge and wait on God's mercy; then only he takes pity."

Once I asked Mother about japa, "How should I make japa?"

"It will be all right anyway you make. Always think of the Master as your own." Then she showed the process of making japa on one's fingers.

Referring to the period when Mother was at Vrindaban after the departure of the Master, she once said, "You know I prayed to (the god) RAdhAraman, "Lord, let me not see the faults of others."

Mother always said, "To err is human. One must not take that into account. It is harmful for oneself. One gets into the habit of finding fault."

Once she said to Jogin-Ma, "Jogen, do not look for faults in others, or your own eyes will become faulty."

(to be continued....)


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Saturday, July 26th 2014

12:05 AM

Daily Reading



A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)

Page 305

Pravrajika Bharatiprana:

Udbodhan, Calcutta:

Sometimes Jogin-Ma had her doubts. The Master had renounced everything, but Mother appeared to be very worldly, always worrying about her nephews and nieces. Jogin-Ma could not understand her. While meditating beside the GangA one day, she seemed to see the Master standing before her. "Look," said he, "what is that floating on the river?" It was a dead new-born child with the cord wrapped around its body. The Master said, "Can the GangA be polluted? Or can anything contaminate it? Know her as such too. Have no doubts about her. She is one with me."

Jogin-Ma returned from the riverside and took the dust off the feet of Mother, saying, "Mother forgive me."

"Why, Jogen, what has happened?"

"I doubted you, Mother, but the Master has shown me the truth." Mother laughed a little and said, "What does that matter? Certainly you will have doubts. There will be questionings and faith will return again. That is how faith is established."

A woman devotee used to come to Mother at the 'Udbodhan'. Mother loved her very much. But as her reputation was not good, many monks did not like her presence near Mother. When Mother was told about this she said, "Many things float in the GangA; but is the GangA polluted by them?"

(to be continued....)


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Friday, July 25th 2014

12:05 AM

Daily Reading



A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)

Page 304

Pravrajika Bharatiprana:

Udbodhan, Calcutta:

One evening Mother said to us, "Do you know, everyone says I worry about Radhu all the time, that I am too deeply attached to her? If there was not this attachment, this body would not have survived the Master. It is for the achievement of his own purpose that he has caused this attachment. When I grow indifferent to her, this body will not last."

In 1918 Mother fell seriously ill at Koalpara. Jogin-Ma and Sharat Maharaj (Swami Saradananda) were also there. Although Radhu saw that Mother was ill, she went off to her husband's home.

Mother said to Jogin-Ma, "See, Jogen, she leaves me like this!" And Jogin-Ma said, "But why not, Mother? Have you already forgotten that you walked all the way to Dakshineswar to be near the Master?"

Mother smiled and said, "You are right, Jogen." She grew better and returned to Calcutta....

(to be continued....)


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Thursday, July 24th 2014

12:05 AM

Daily Reading



A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)

Page 303

Pravrajika Bharatiprana:

Udbodhan, Calcutta:

In 1918 Golap-Ma fell seriously ill. It was then that I heard Mother praying to the Master, "O Master, make her well, I can't live here without Golap and Jogen. How can I stay here without them?"

Then she said to us, "Jogen and Golap know all the stages of my life. Golap has no inhibitions, no conceit. And look at Jogen. In those days she would fall into such deep meditation that if a fly settled inside her eye, she was not aware of it. Those who pray for them are blessed indeed."....

(to be continued....)


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Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

12:05 AM

Daily Reading



A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)

Page 302

Pravrajika Bharatiprana:

Udbodhan, Calcutta:

A few days later Mother, Jogin-Ma, and the others were resting after evening prayers. Mother was dozing off when she said, "So Purna is dead, Jogen?" Jogin-Ma was astonished. "Who told you so, Mother?" she asked. "I was asleep and thought I heard someone say so," said Mother.

Jogin-Ma then said, "Yes, he died in the evening. They did not inform you." That evening Mother spoke only of Purna Babu and grieved for him.

When the Master was ill at Dakshineswar, Mother had cared for him. Later the disciples brought him over to Calcutta for treatment. At this time one day Golap-Ma had casually remarked to Jogin-Ma, "I think the Master is displeased with Mother, and so he has gone away to Calcutta."

When Mother heard this from Jogin-Ma, she took a carriage to Calcutta and going to the Master wept and said, "Is it true that you came away here because you are displeased with me?"

The Master said, "Who said so?"

"Golap."

The Master was angry. "What! She dares to say such things and make you weep? Does she not know who you are? Where is she? Let her come." Then Mother grew calm again and retruned to Dakshineswar. Later when Golap-Ma came near the Master, he rebuked her severely, "What did you say to make her weep! Don't you know who she is? Go immediately and beg for forgiveness."

Golap-Ma immediately walked all the way to Dakshineswar and wept before Mother, "The Master is angry with me. I did not realize what I was saying."

Mother said nothing but laughed and patted her three times on the back crying, "O Golap! O Golap! O Golap!" and Golap-Ma was immediately comforted. She herself told me this story....

(to be continued....)


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