A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
When I went upstairs for some betel leaves after dinner, I heard Mother say, "Naren once said, 'Mother, everything is taking flight nowadays. I see everything fly away.' I said - here mother laughed - 'Well, see that you don't put me to flight as well.' And Naren said, 'But, Mother, if I put you to flight, where shall I stand? Knowledge which sets at naught the lotus feet of the guru is ignorance. Where can knowledge stand if it denies the sacred feet of the guru?"
But after saying this, Mother added, "When one attains true knowledge, God Himself ceases to exist separately. One calls upon the eternal Mother and in the end finds Her in all creation. Everything then becomes One. That is all."
Udbodhan (Prayer Room): Mother was sorting flowers and bel leaves for the pujA. I was showing her a new print of her photograph. "Is it a good likeness?" I asked.
"Yes it is," she answered. "But formerly I was a little stouter. Jogin (Swami Yogananda) was lying very ill when this photo was taken. I had grown thin with anxiety. I was very unhappy. When Jogin improved, I felt better and when he grew worse I shed tears. The foreign lady Sara Bull took this picture. I was unwilling, but she kept pressing me, 'Mother, I want to take it to America and worship it.' In the end, she took this photograph."
(to be continued....)