A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
16 August, 1912, 5 p.m.:
(Mother was discussing with me, the room,
for which Captain had provided the lumber)
"I lived in that room for a while. Once during the rainy seasom, the Master came there. But in the end it rained so heavily that he could not return to his room that night. He had his evening meal and slept there. He teased me about saying, 'Is this not just like the Brahmin priests at the KAli temple spending the nights at home? Methinks, I have come just like them.'
"Later an old lady from Varanasi urged me to leave the house and stay in the music tower as the Master was ill and needed proper nursing.....So I came and looked after him.
"The fourth time I came to Dakshineswar, my mother, Lakshmi, and some others came with me. We had come after a visit to the temple at Tarakeswar....As soon as we arrived, Hriday remarked, 'Why have they come? What do they want? Why, here?' and behaved most disrespectfully. My mother said nothing in reply. Both Hriday and my mother came from the village Shihor; naturally he did not stand in awe of her. Mother said, 'Come, let us go back home. In whose care shall I leave my daughter here? The Master was afraid of what Hriday would do and did not interfere in the matter. We all returned home the same day."
(to be continued....)