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A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"Â
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
Jayrambati, 1 February 1907, 8:30 AM
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....)