A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
Udbodhan (Prayer Room), 29 October, 1910: We were seated south of Mother's cot while talking...."Is the Master present in the picture?" I asked.
"Why should he not be?" Mother replied. "A thing and its reflection are the same. A picture is but a reflection of him."
"Is he present in all the pictures?"
"Yes, his presence can be felt after repeated prayer. The place becomes holy...."
"Well, such places seem to be holy because of the sacred association."
"Not quite so. He has his benediction on them."
"Does the Master accept the things you offer him?" I then asked.
"Yes he does," Mother said.
"But how so? Why do we not notice any sign?"
"A beam of light issues from his eyes and tastes everything. But his ambrosial touch fills them up again, so that there is no decrease. The Lord comes down from His place on high to where the devotees call Him....My mother-in-law saw Lakshmi (the goddess of wealth) coming from where the Lahas' home stands....
"What need has God to eat? He comes for the satisfaction of His devotees and eats. By eating prasAda mind becomes purified; but ordinary food makes it impure."
(to be continued....)