A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
I would sometimes visit Mother and carry milk from the Belur Math. Once I had not been there for a long time and Mother inquired after me of the monk who carried the milk, "Where is Rashbehari? Why hasn't he been here for so long?"
After this I took the milk over one day. When I went to pay my respects to Mother, I found her in the room next to hers arranging betel-leaves. Nalini was there helping her. She was about to leave the room on seeing me, but Mother stopped her, saying, "Don't go, he is only a boy. Stay here."
She asked me to sit down.
They were discussing Maku's husband's people. "If one is not extra-attentive towards them, they are ready to take offence at the slightest excuse," Mother said. "You are my own sons. It doesn't matter what I give you or say to you. And even if something goes wrong, you don't mind. But they must have the best of everything, and take offence at the slightest thing."
Later I asked her, "Mother, how can I have a perfectly pure heart and love for God?"
"All in good time," she said. "Now that you have taken refuge with the Master, everything will come to pass. You must pray to the Master."
"No, you must speak to him on my behalf," I said.
"So I do," Mother replied. "I always say, 'O Master, make his heart and soul perfect and pure.'"
"If you speak for me I am satisfied."
(to be continued....)