A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
16 August, 1912, 5 p.m.: Mother said, "When I was thirteen it was time for me to go to Kamarpukur, so I went. The Master was then at Dakshineswar. I stayed for a month or so at Kamarpukur and then returned to Jayrambati. Five or six months later I went to Kamarpukur again and remained there for nearly six weeks. The Master was still at Dakshineswar, but his elder brother and my sister-in-law and others were at Kamarpukur. Later when the Master came home, he sent for me and I came to Kamarpukur. This time I remained for about three months.
"....Afterwards I returned to Jayrambati. I heard from various people that the Master had gone mad and went about naked. No one understood his deep devotional moods. I thought since this is what they all say, I had better go and see for myself how he is. Just then a number of our village women were coming to Calcutta to bathe in the river GangA on some auspicious occasion. It was about FAlguna (February-March) of the Bengali year (1278). I said to someone 'I would like to go to Dakshineswar to see how he is.' She told my father, I had been too shy and frightened to say anything myself. Father said, 'If she wishes to go, certainly she may.' He accompanied us."
(to be continued....)