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Wednesday, January 16th 2019

12:05 AM

Daily Reading

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

(available at all Vedanta Centres)


Page 31

The Holy Mother took full responsibility for her disciples. During her last illness she said, "Even if this body dies, do you think that I shall have inner peace as long as a single soul among those whose responsibility I have taken remains unliberated? Is initiation a mere trifle? What a heavy weight the guru has to carry! How many worries he has to go through!"

She often suffered from intense physical pain when people of wicked character touched her feet. She felt as if they were being burnt and had to wash them repeatedly to get rid of the pain.

It was the kindness of her mother's heart which impelled her to initiate people and take upon herself their sins. She once said, "I give initiation out of compassion. They do not leave me; they weep. This moves my heart. Otherwise what do I gain? 

"I have to take upon myself the sins of those I initiate. I say to mself, 'This body will die some day, but let them be awakened'." 

During the last part of her life, when she was physically weak and had to spend a great part of time in bed, she used to keep awake many an hour at night praying and repeating the Lord's name for the welfare of those disciples who neglected their own spiritual disciplines.

(to be continued....)


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