A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
Udbodhan (Prayer Room), 2 May, 1912, 7 am:
Mother: "'Why waste words?' The Master used to say, 'You have come into the garden to eat mangoes, well, eat them and go. What does it matter to you how many branches and leaves there are?'"
"But, Mother, what will all this amount to, unless one sees some visble manifestation?..." I asked.
"Yes, you are right." Mother said after a little pause. "One must feel something. Yet one must never lose faith."
"The other day," I added, "Sharat Maharaj (Swami Saradananda) said,
as also Swami Vivekananda had said, 'Imagine that there is a heap of
gold in the next room. A thief in this room has somehow come to know of it, but as there is a wall between, he cannot get hold of the gold. Do you think the thief will have any sleep? All the time he will be wondering how he can seize the gold. In the same way, once a man knows for sure that there is a God, do you think that he can ever lead a worldly life?'"
"Quite so," Mother answered.
"Whatever you may say, Mother," I went on, "to give up the world and have dispassion is the most important thing. Shall we not find fulfilment?"
"You will, my son," Mother assured.
(to be continued....)