A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
Udbodhan (Prayer Room), 2 May, 1912, 7 am:
"Mother, the Master often spoke of some people as his own, what did that mean?" I asked Mother.
"The Master said they were his eternal companions," Mother replied. "It is as when a king travels abroad, his people travel with him. When I go to Jayrambati, should not my companions go with me? So people who belong together, accompany one another through the ages. The Master used to say, 'Those who are close to my heart share my sorrows.' He would point to his young followers and say, 'They share my joys, griefs and pains.' They come when He comes. He brought Naren from among the seven rishis (seers) - but not the whole of him.
"He saw Shambhu Mallick behind Mother KAli, when he was in meditation in the KAli temple at Dakshineswar. He saw Balaram just as he was. At the very first meeting he said, 'I saw him just like this - a turban on the head, and of fair complexion.' And Surendra Mitra. 'These three are my (divinely appointed) supplier of needs,' he said."
(to be continued....)