A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
To Mother: "I have heard that if one takes upon oneself the burden of another's sins," I continued, "one's health breaks down. The body which saves many souls may break down for a single soul."
"Yes, and his powers grow weaker," Mother said. "All the strength gained through prayer and meditation, which could have saved many souls, gets sometimes exhausted for the sake of a single one. The Master used to say, 'My illness is the effect of taking Girish's sins upon myself.' But Girish too is suffering now."
Mother," I said, "I once dreamt of a man with tousled hair. He seemed to be insisting that you do something for him then and there. He had already received his initiation from you, but he was not prepared to do any meditation or say any prayers for himself. You seemed to be saying, 'If I do anything for this man, I shall not live, my body cannot bear it.' I seemed to be expostulating with you, 'Why should you do anything for him? He can do it himself, let him pray and meditate.'...still you seemed to be granting his prayer when my dream ended. Tell me, do one's powers become limited when one takes human form?"
"Yes they do," Mother replied.
(to be continued....)