A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
"What was the Master's complexion like?" I asked Mother.
"Like the yellow orpiment (haritAl)," Mother said. "His complexion seemed to be one with the gold amulet he wore. When I rubbed oil on him, a kind of radiance seemed to come out of him. Once a very fair man came to the temple premises and the Master said to me, 'Watch us as we walk about in the Panchavati and see who is the fairer.'
"So I watched them as they walked. The other man seemed a little fairer than the Master; there was just a shade of difference.
Whenever he went out people in the temple premises would stand gazing at him, saying 'There he goes!' He was rather stout.
Mathur Babu gave him quite a large, low wooden stool. When he sat on it for his meals, it did not seem big enough for him. When he put on his bath towel and went to the river to bathe people would look at him in wonder.
"I never saw him sad. He took the greatest pleasure in the company of young and old."
(to be continued....)