A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
"Potu Babu has been here only once," I said, "but Tarak Babu (of Belgharia) comes sometimes."
"Potu too comes sometimes," Mother answered. "Every month he gives me a rupee, he is very poor himself. If I am at Jayrambati he sends it there. When Potu and Manindra used to come to see the Master, they were very young, about ten or eleven years old. Once at the Cossipur gardens during the Holi festival everybody had gone out to play with Abir; but these two would not go. They bagan to fan the Master, changing hands frequently; they were so young that they could not manage it. They massaged the Master's leg. The Master had a cough, his head ached and he had to be fanned. He kept saying to them, 'Go away now, go downstairs, go and play with Abir, everybody has gone.' But Potu said, 'No sire, we are not going. We are staying here. You are here, how can we go away?'
"They refused to go and the Master wept and said, 'Oh my dear, they are my RamlAlA (child RAma), come to take care of me. They are but children but they will not leave me, they do not care to enjoy themselves at all!' "
(to be continued....)