A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
Varanasi, Wednesday, 5 November, 1912:
It was nearly one o'clock at midday when the Mother arrived at the AdvaitAshrama at Varanasi...
Next morning she went in a palanquin to the temples to see VishwanAtha and Annapurna. On 9th November, the day after KAli pujA she came to AdvaitAshrama again and visited the Sevashrama (Home of Service). The reverend Maharaj (Swami Brahmananda), Hari Maharaj (Swami Shubhananda), Dr. Kanjilal, and others were present. Kedar Baba (Swami Achalananda) accompanied Mother's palanquin and showed her round the wards, explaining everything.
After she had seen it all, Mother took her seat on the south veranda and talked with Kedar Baba, expressing her pleasure at the sight of the Sevashrama buildings and gardens and the general arrangements. She said, "The Master Himself presides over all this and the goddess Lakshmi is present everywhere."
Mother was delighted with what she saw and said, "This place is so lovely that I wish I could stay on here at Varanasi."
A short while after she had returned home one of the disciples came and said to the head of the Sevashrama, "Please put these ten rupees into the Sevashrama funds as a gift from Mother."
(to be continued....)