A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
Jayrambati, 12 June, 1913:
We were at our midday meal on Mother's veranda, who had seated Radhu in a corner and was feeding her. Mother said to Radhu, "Come on, eat this dish of herbs; the Master used to have it. He loved it - herbs, figs, and green bananas. He had a weak stomach. Come drink your milk."
"No please, no more," Radhu said.
"Come now, have a little more," Mother pressed her.
"When the Master was ill, Gangaprasad Sen of Kumartuli was called in. The Kaviraj forbade him to drink any water during the course of the treatment. The Master kept asking everybody, 'Well, my dear, do you think that I shall be able to do without water?'
"They answered, 'Certainly you will.' He asked me, 'Can I manage?' I replied, 'Of course, you can.' He went on, 'Even from the pomegranates you give me, you must wipe away all the water. Can you do it?' I said, 'We shall try our best to do whatever Mother KAli ordains.' At last he strengthened his mind and followed the course of treatment without any water."
(to be continued....)