A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
22 July, 1918:
It was half past seven in the evening and I had gone to see Mother. As soon as I had made my obeisance, she said, "Come, dear, sit here. It's very warm today; sit down and cool yourself. Have they reached home, Sumati and the others?"
"Yes, Mother, I left after they had arrived."...
After some casual talk, Mother said, "People complain about their griefs and sorrows and how they pray to God but find no relief from pain. But grief itself is a gift of God."
My own mind was heavy with sorrow that day. Had Mother realized that and deliberately uttered these words? She continued to say, "Tell me, who is there in this world who has not had to bear sorrow? VrindA once said to Krishna, 'Who said you are merciful? As RAma you filled SitA's life with sorrow. In Kamsa's prison your parents weep for you night and day. Yet we call upon you, because he who takes your name has no fear of death.'"...
(to be continued....)