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Sunday, January 1st 2017

12:05 AM

Daily Reading





A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother" 


(available at all Vedanta Centres)





Page 36





Jayrambati, 1 February 1907, 8:30 AM





Swami Arupananda:





Uncle Varada came and told me that Holy Mother wished to see me. I went inside and found her waiting for me at the door. "Where did you come from?" she asked as soon as I had bowed to her.





I told her the name of my district. "So you devote your time nowadays to the Master's work?" Mother asked. I could not answer. She spoke as though we had known each other for a long time. I still remember her affectionate glances.





"Are you a kAyastha?" she asked, though I had wrapped up my whole body because of the cold. "Yes," I answered. "How many brothers have you?"





"There are four of us."





"Sit down and have some refreshments." With these words she placed a carpet for me on the veranda and brought me a small dish containing a portion of last night's offerings of luchis and molasses.





I had walked from Tarakeswar the day before and had reached Deshra, to the north of Jayrambati, in the evening. A boy from Deshra was with me. I had met him at the railway station at Haripal and spent the night with him.





(to be continued....)









 



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Sunday, January 1st 2017

12:05 AM

Daily Reading








A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother" 


(available at all Vedanta Centres)


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Page 5





In Sri Ramakrishna's company, Saradamani's happiness knew no bounds.


"At that time," she said later, "I always felt as if a jar brimful of bliss was set in my heart. It is impossible to describe the fullness of that joy."


Sri Ramakrishna had a foreknowledge of Sarada's mission and continuously taught her about the unsubstantial nature of the world and the reality of God.





The next four years Sarada spent at Jayrambati. Naturally she missed her husband and an unexpressed anguish ate into her heart. In the meantime, a report came to the village that her husband had become insane, and the villagers began pointing at her as a madman's wife. She therefore avoided them as much as possible and tried to busy herself in her household duties.





But she appeared as tranquil, introspective, compassionate, and unselfish as ever. Now she made up her mind to come to Dakshineswar and see the situation with her own eyes. Her father agreed to accompany her. During the trip she was attacked with a high fever and thought that she would not be able to see her husband. 





But as she lay ill she was assuured in a vison by the Divine Mother Kali that the purpose of her journey would be fulfilled. After recovering somewhat, she proceeded to Dakshineswar with her father.





(to be continued....)









 



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Sunday, January 1st 2017

12:05 AM

Daily Reading








A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother" 


(available at all Vedanta Centres)


________________________________________





Page 5





In Sri Ramakrishna's company, Saradamani's happiness knew no bounds.


"At that time," she said later, "I always felt as if a jar brimful of bliss was set in my heart. It is impossible to describe the fullness of that joy."


Sri Ramakrishna had a foreknowledge of Sarada's mission and continuously taught her about the unsubstantial nature of the world and the reality of God.





The next four years Sarada spent at Jayrambati. Naturally she missed her husband and an unexpressed anguish ate into her heart. In the meantime, a report came to the village that her husband had become insane, and the villagers began pointing at her as a madman's wife. She therefore avoided them as much as possible and tried to busy herself in her household duties.





But she appeared as tranquil, introspective, compassionate, and unselfish as ever. Now she made up her mind to come to Dakshineswar and see the situation with her own eyes. Her father agreed to accompany her. During the trip she was attacked with a high fever and thought that she would not be able to see her husband. 





But as she lay ill she was assuured in a vison by the Divine Mother Kali that the purpose of her journey would be fulfilled. After recovering somewhat, she proceeded to Dakshineswar with her father.





(to be continued....)









 





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Sunday, January 1st 2017

12:05 AM

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A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother" 




(available at all Vedanta Centres)




 




Page 52




 




Swami Arupananda:




 




I saw Mother once more in Calcutta after the DurgA pujA in the year 1907...




 




The next time I went to see her in her new house at Baghbazar. Before this whenever she came to Calcutta she had always stayed in rented houses. As she often had to put up with a great deal of inconvenience, Sharat Maharaj had had the new house built (in 1909) with great difficulty. 




 




After many inquiries I discovered the house the very afternoon I arrived in Calcutta, and found Dr. Kanjilal reading a newspaper on the veranda. When I asked after Mother, he answered, "She has chicken-pox and is not yet out of quarantine, but she is better now. You may see her after fifteen days."




 




I had not heard of Mother's illness. Later when I met revered Sharat Maharaj (Swami Saradananda), he said, "Come and see her tomorrow and take prasAdha here."




 




Next morning I went to see her. She pointed to the scars on her face and hands and told me all about her illness, saying finally, "The marks are not so conspicuous now." Later the marks disappeared altogether.




 




It was this time that, at Sharat Maharaj's recommendation and with Mother's blessings, I was able to stay at Belur Math. When Mother heard of this she said, "Well, you have the touch of the monk! All right, stay at the Math and be filled with devotion for the Master. I bless you with all my heart."




 




(to be continued....)




 








 


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