A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
A young man had come once or twice for Mother's blessings. He was poor and had much difficulty in coming. Unfortunately he had not been able to receive her blessing as she had been unwell. This time he appealed to us, "Please do not close your doors to me. It is very difficult for me to go there. I would like to know if it would be possible to see her. Should I go now?" And so on.
We read the letter to Mother and she said in reply, "Anybody who comes to see me when I am ill has to go back. Even when I am well I cannot invite anybody. People find opportunities according to their fate and karma. Some people come many times, but never see me. Perhaps I am ill, or something else prevents them. It is their misfortune, what can I do? You may say that they may have spent a great deal of money for the journey, and that everybody doesn't have money. No matter how often the guru sends him back, if a man really craves his blessings he will come again, even if he has to beg for the money.
"The fact is, if one's time to go beyond the world is ripe, one will break all bonds and come, nobody will be able to check him. Lack of money, awaiting a reply, fear of having to go back, these things are nothing."
A woman had written, "Mother, I am young and my husband's parents will not let me go to see you. How can I come against their wishes? I want your blessing." Mother asked us to write, "My daughter, there is no need for you to come here. Call upon the Lord who pervades the universe. He will bless you."
(to be continued....)