A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
I said to Mother: "Sharat Maharaj said, 'Only those with noble minds can live alone, while those with guilty minds get worse if they stay alone.'"
"What is there to fear?" Mother added. "The Master will take care of him. Do not many monks live alone?"
"Even Hriday Mukherji left the Master at the end," I said.
"Can one always enjoy good things?" Mother answered.
"I have heard that he sometimes ill-treated the Master and abused him," I said.
"He took such good care of him, why should he not abuse him?" Mother protested. "Those who cherish one, always do so."
"Now this disciple too has cherished you, and in the end he behaves like this!" I said rather tauntingly.
"One must have discipline, or else how can one be good," Mother said coolly.
(to be continued....)