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Saturday, January 7th 2017

12:05 AM

Daily Reading





 




A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother" 




(available at all Vedanta Centres)




 




Page 58




 




Swami Arupananda:




 




I said to Mother, "One may actually see God."




 




"Only Naren (Swami Vivekananda) did," Mother replied. "The Master holds the key to salvation. What more can you do? Pray and meditate and call upon his name."




 




Laughingly she continued, "And what is there in calling upon his name either? He is always one's own."...




 




Jayrambati, 19th December, 1909: We were talking in Mother's room about Vedanta. "Nothing exists but name and form," I said. "Master cannot be proved to exist." My idea was that the Master, Holy Mother, and others were equally unreal.




 




Mother at once grasped the trend of my talk and said, "Naren once said, 'A knowledge that denies the lotus feet of the guru is as bad as ignorance. How can knowledge have any basis for itself if it denied the lotus feet of the guru?' Give up such dry intellectualism. Who can know Him? Even Shuka, VyAsa, and Shiva were at best like big ants (carrying back only larger grains from the mountain of sugar that the Lord is)."




 




"Mother," I said, "I have a hankering for knowledge, and can understand a little. How can this inquisitiveness stop?"




 




"It doesn't stop before the dawn of full enlightenment," Mother replied.




 




 




(to be continued....)




 








 


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