A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
Udbodhan (Prayer Room), 2 May, 1912, 7 am:
Mother: "Whoever seeks refuge with the Master finds everything. His renunciation was his glory. ...I remember one day he came for some spices to my room in the music tower after his midday meal, for the pouch of spices in his room was empty. I gave him a handful to chew and wrapped a little up in a piece of paper and said, 'Keep this.'
"He left the room but instead of going to his own room, he went straight southward to the riverside; he could not find his way, he had his vision blurred as it were. He cried out, 'Should I get drowned, Mother?' I was beside myself with anxiety. The river was in full tide. I never went out of my room in the day-time and there was no one in sight, whom could I send after him? At last one of the temple brahmins happened to come that way, and I sent him to call Hriday. Hriday was taking his food, but he ran to the riverside without caring to wash his hands, and so he brought the Master in. He very nearly fell into the river."
"Why did he go that way?" I asked.
"Because I had given him some spices to keep." she explained. "A holy man may never put by anything. That was why he could not see his way. His was a complete renunciation."
(to be continued....)