A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
To Mother: "If God is our own, why should we have to wait?"
"That's true enough," Mother answered. "It happens even before its time. People grow mangoes and jack-fruits even out of season nowadays. Quite a lot of mangoes grow even in September."
"Is our highest expectation limited to this much only - that He dismisses us by giving to each one what he wants? Or can we get Him as our own, over and above this? Is He my own?"
"Yes, He is one's own, ever related to one," Mother replied. "He is everybody's own - each getting Him according to his own imagination."
"But imagination is like a dream, like dreaming what one thinks of."
"Well, you may take it that way. The whole world is a dream. This waking state is also a dream."
"No, it is not a dream. If it were it would vanish in a moment....."
"Even so, it is nothing but a dream. What you dreamt last night no longer exists. A peasant dreamt that he had become a king and the father of eight sons. When the dream vanished, and he found that one of his real sons had died, he cried, 'Should I weep for those eight sons or this one son?'"...
(to be continued....)