A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
A widow had been to see Mother and I asked her about her. Mother replied, "She took her initiation about a month ago. She had already been initiated by some other guru, but such is the vanity of human wishes that she had her initiation again. She would not understand that all gurus are one."
When we were resting after the midday meal, we began to talk about Karmarpukur. Mother said, "When the Master came to Karmarpukur with indigestion, I was only a child-wife. He would get up while it was still rather dark and say to me, 'Prepare such and such dishes for me tomorrow', and we used to cook them for him.
"One day we ran short of a particular kind of spice and Lakshmi's mother said, 'Well then, carry on without it. Since we haven't got it, what else can we do?'
"The Master overheard this conversation and said, 'What do you mean? If there is none in the house, why not get a pice worth? One should never omit things that are necessary. Why, it was for that particular flavoring in your curries that I left the delicious dishes and the thickened milk of Dakshineswar and came here! And now you want to leave out the flavouring!'
"Lakshmi's mother felt ashamed and immediately sent for the spices."...
(to be continued....)