A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
22 July, 1918:
I asked, "Is it true that Girish Babu has donated a large sum for the Math (at Belur)?"
"That's nothing considerable," Mother answered. "Now Suresh (Surendra Nath) Mitra was a regular donor. Still Girish too has contributed something. He also paid all my expenses for a year and a half when I was living at Nilambar's house at Belur. He hasn't donated any large sum to the Math. How could he afford it? Where could he get all that money? In the old days he lived a disreputable life, and acted in theatres in the company of wicked men. But he had great faith, that is why the Master loved him so much. The Master has saved his soul this time. In each incarnation God saves a lost soul; just as Gaur (Sri Chaitanya). He saved Jagai and Madhai. It is always this way.
"Once the Master even said, 'There is a part of Bhairava in Girish.' What's there in wealth, my dear,? The Master could not bear even to touch money. His hand would twist away. He would say, 'The world itself is unreal. Look here, Ramlal (the Master's nephew) if I believed the world is real I would gild the whole of Karmarpukur with real gold before I go. But I know all that is unreal and God alone is real.'"
(to be continued....)