A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
Udbodhan, morning: "Mother, did the Master visit Jayrambati frequently or just once or twice?" I asked.
"Many times," Mother answered. "He would spend ten or twelve days there when he came. Whenever he went to his own village home he would visit Jayrambati, Shihor and other places. Once he gave a feast for the shepherd boys of Shihor."
"When was this?" I asked. "During the period of his devotional practices or later?"
"Later," Mother replied. "During his devotional practices he was like mad. If he had gone to his father-in-law's house in that state evrybody would have called him crazy...People said all sorts of things about the Master in those days - 'So you have a mad son-in-law'...'What will happen now?' - and so on!"
"This Manindra Gupta," I continued, "who came yesterday, I have never seen him before."
"He did come once before," Mother said. "He used to visit the Master when he was very young."
"I have never seen the younger Naren here either," I added. "No he never comes. But he used to go to the Master. Thin and dark with pock-marks on his face. The Master was very fond of him and used to worry about him. 'Now I remember the younger Naren, now he will come to see me' - he used to carry on like this."
(to be continued....)