A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
22 August, 1918:
A BrahmachArin brought news of a certain lady, who had come to see Mother. Mother was already very tired and was lying down. When she received the message, she expressed her annoyance and sat up again. A little later a beautifully dressed lady came and taking her seat at the foot of Mother's bed, bowed her head to Mother's feet. Whereupon Mother said, "There's no need to touch my feet, bow from there." Then she inquired after their welfare.
She answered, "You know, Mother, that my husband is ailing."
"Yes, I have heard of it, how is he now? What is his complaint and who is treating him?"
"It is diabetes, the doctor is looking after him," she answered. "He has water in his abdomen, his feet are swelling a little, the doctors think it is a serious case. But I don't believe them, Mother, you must find a way. Tell me that he will get well again."
"What do I know?" Mother said. "The Master is everything. If he makes him well, all will be well. I shall pray to him."
"That's all that matters. Can the Master deny you?" With this, she laid her head once more at Mother's feet and wept.
Mother comforted her saying, "Pray to the Master, that he may save your husband's life."
(to be continued....)