A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
"I asked Maharaj (Swami Brahmananda)," I said to Mother, "about the Master's complexion and he said, 'He was like us'."
"It may be when they saw him," she said. "He had neither his old health nor his complexion then.....When I was at Dakshineswar I never went out of doors. The steward used to say, 'I have heard that she is here, but I have never seen her!'
"Sometimes I didn't see the Master for two whole months. But I would comfort my mind saying, 'What have you ever done to deserve the sight of him every day?' I would stand for hours and through the cracks in the matting (screen around the room), listen to the refrains of the kirtanas. That was how I got my rheumatism. He used to say, 'If a bird from the forest is shut up in a cage day and night, it gets rheumatism. Go out and visit the neighbours sometimes.'
(to be continued....)