A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
To Mother: "So many disciples would go to the Master, where are they now?" I inquired. "No one now comes here."
"They are quite happy by themselves somewhere," Mother said indifferently.
"What kind of happiness!" I scoffed.
"Yes indeed! Mother agreed. "How can they be happy in a worldly life!"...
She continued, "KAli, the Mother of the universe, is the Mother of all. From Her have come out both good and evil....Man finds faults in others after bringing down his own mind to that level. Does anyone really lose anything by others' crticism? The critic himself suffers. I have been like this from my childhhod, I am never critical about other people's faults.I try to remember people for the least service they have done for me. To think that one looks for people's faults! No one should look for faults. I have never done that. To forgive is divine."
I said, "Swami Vivekananda used to say, "IF a thief enters a room and removes something, your natural inclination will be to shout 'Thief, thief', but there are no thieves in a child's mind, he will not recognise the man as a thief!'"
"Yes, indeed! One who has a pure mind, considers everyone pure."
(to be continued....)