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Tuesday, February 7th 2017

12:05 AM

Daily Reading





 




A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother" 




(available at all Vedanta Centres)




 




Page 89




 




Swami Arupananda:




 




1 February, 1912: It was nearly half past nine in the morning when I went to see Mother. As I had not been to see her all day, Mother asked, "Where have you been all day today?"




 




"I was busy with accounts downstairs," I replied.




 




"That was just what Prakash told me," she continued. "Can one who has renounced the world find any pleasure in such work? Once there was some confusion about the Master's allowance, and they gave him less. When I asked him to let the treasurer know, he said, 'Fie! Must I calculate?'




 




"This the Master told me, 'Who takes His name has no want! Why do you worry?' This I heard from his own mouth. His renunciation was a crown of jewels."




 




Udbodhan, 8 February, 1912: A mat or a rug would be spread on the north side of the floor of the room next to the prayer room. Mother would often sit there in the morning, facing east repeating her mantras mentally. We would often sit with her there when we came to talk with her. She was there today. I asked her, "How long did you live at Dakshineswar?"




 




"Well, for a fairly long time. I went there first at the age of *sixteen and remained there all along. I sometimes went home, as when Ramlal got married. I would go every two or three years."




 




*Actually nineteen.




 




(to be continued....)




 








 


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