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, Hriday's disrespectful behaviour towards her own mother)
"Ramlal arranged about the ferry (for the return to Jayrambati). I secretly said to Mother KAli, 'I shall come only if you ever send for me, Mother.'
"Later Hriday had to leave Dakshineswar as a result of worshipping the feet of Trailokya Babu's daughter. (Trailokya Babu, son of Mathur Babu, was a shudra and feared that a brahmin's worship would harm the child.)
"Ramlal now permanently became the priest of the KAli temple. Now he began to think to himself, 'What more! Now I am Mother KAli's own priest.' He no longer looked after the Master, who would fall into trances and lie anywhere. On the other hand the prasAda from the temple would grow stale, the Master did not get proper meals. There was no one else there at the time and he repeatedly urged me to go. By whosoever came this way, he would send messages for me...At last I came, after staying away a whole year."
"Where was the Master when Rasmani died?" I asked.
"He was at Dakshineswar," Morher replied. "I have heard from him as well as from others that when Rasmani was at the point of death, a gust of wind blew out all the lamps inside the KAli temple at KAlighat and Mother KAli appeared before Rasmani. All the members of that family died at KAlighat, Mathur Babu alone breathed his last at Janbazar."
(to be continued....)