A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
14 August, 1918:
I told Mother about a dream I had. I dreamed that I was going somewhere with my husband. On the way we saw a river so wide that we could not see its shores. As we went along under the trees to get nearer the river, a golden climbing plant wove itself round my arm in such a manner that I could not untwist it. I came to the edge of the river, trying to undo the tendril and saw a dark boy who brought over a ferry boat from the other bank.
He said, "Cut away the plant and I shall take you across." I cut away almost all of it but there was one little bit I could not get rid of. In the meantime my husband seemed to have gone away and I could see him no more. At last I said, "I can't get rid of this little piece, but you must take me across."
With this I stepped on to the boat which left the bank at once and I awoke from my dream.
"That was the Divine Mother who rowed you across in the boy's form," Mother explained. "Husband, son, and your own earthly body - everything is an illusion. Until one is free from these bondages of mAyA, one cannot get across the river. Even the fondness for the body - thinking oneself as the body - must be ultimately got rid of. What is this body, my dear, but three pounds of ashes, that one should be so proud of it?...Why should we love this body? Call Mother! Govinda! Govinda! RAdhe ShyAm! On God - call on Him. Glory to the Divine RAdhe ShyAm! Guru! Guru! GangA, GangA - the divine water."
(to be continued....)