A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
Mother: "Our Golap's mind is pefectly pure. In MAdhavji's temple at Vrindaban somebody's baby had soiled the floor. Everyone remarked on it but made no move to clean up the place. When Golap noticed this, she tore a strip from her fine cloth and cleaned the spot with it. The other women said, 'Since she is cleaning it up, it must have been her baby!' I said to myself, 'Listen to what they say, O MAdhavji!' Some also said, 'No, these are holy women, they have no children. They are doing it for the convenience of others.'"..
In the evening Lalit Babu came to pay his respects to Mother and I too joined in their conversation.
The Mother said, "The Master used to say, 'It is a difficult path, like a razor's edge.'" "But God holds us in His arms," immediately she corrected herslef. "He is there to look after us."
"Oh, but He does not give us anything!" I complained.
"You are sad about that?"
"What does it matter that He will take us to His bosom after we die?" Lalit Babu added. "If only He would do so while we are alive!"
"Indeed, He does hold us in His bosom even while we are alive," Mother assured. "He is always there above us, giving us support."
(to be continued....)