A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
18 September, 1912 :
"Tell me about him (the Master)," I said. "No, not I, ask Mother," she (the old woman) replied.
Mother was lying down with her eyes closed and I could say nothing. A little later, Mother spoke of her own accord, "Whoever prays to him earnestly, sees him. Only the other day one of his disciples (Tej Chandra Mitra) died, He was such a good boy. The Master used to visit their house.
"After the Master had gone, this boy, one day, returned home by tram-car and to his consternation discovered that a sum of two hundred rupees, entrusted to him for safekeeping by someone else, had been stolen from his pocket. Deeply distressed, he wandered about beside the GangA, crying, 'Alas, Master, what have you done to me!' He did not even have the means to make good the loss from his own pocket. As he walked by the riverside, he suddenly saw the Master before him, who said, 'Why are you crying? Look it is under that brick there by the river.'
"The boy got up quickly and lifting the brick, discovered a bundle of notes. He came back and related the whole story to Sharat (Swami Saradananda), whereupon Sharat cried, 'You are permitted to see him even now, but we do not see him any more!' How can they see him? They are sitting tight on the most vivid memories of him, Those who have not seen him have far greater want now."
(to be continued....)