A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
We had a grand feast at midday. Prabodh Babu had to attend his office, so he left for Calcutta afterwards. I had to stay behind as I was not well.
5 January, 1910: As we talked, Mother said, "Now tell me, who has ever been able to bind God to himself? YashodA did, the shepherd boys and girls of Vrindaban did, but only because he yielded Himself up to them.
"So long as men have desire they pass from one incarnation to another. If one desires so much as to eat a little sandesh, one has to come back in order to do so.....The desire is the germ, but like the banyan tree the little seed grows into the huge tree. One is bound to be born again and again so long as desire remains. It is like taking the soul out of one sheath and putting it in another. One or two rare individuals become free of desire. But even if one dies with unfulfiled desires, so long as one has done good deeds in one's previous incarnation, one does not quite lose one's soul...."
(to be continued....)