A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
31 July, 1918:
"Mother was talking about Swami Premananda: "You know, dear, there was nothing left of Baburam's body except the frame." At this point Chandra Babu came upstairs and joined in the conversation. He described how lavishly friends and the Master's devotees had contributed towards the funeral expenses. "Indeed, they have made the best use of their money," Mother said...."God gave them wealth and will increase it."
After Chandra Babu had bowed to her and taken his leave, she continued, "You understand, my dear, however great a soul may be, when someone assumes a mortal body, he must bear all bodily sorrows. The only difference is that ordinary people depart in tears but they go laughing, as though death were a game. Alas! Baburam was a mere boy when he came. The Master would joke with them and Naren and Baburam would burst into peals of laughter."
(to be continued....)