A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
14 August, 1918:
I went to see Mother one evening and found that a number of girls from Nivedita school had come to see her. Among them were two girls from South India and Mother was questioning them about their studies.
When she heard that they knew English, she said, '"Now translate this into English - 'I shall now go home.'"
One of the girls said to the other, "You do it." Finally the older girl did it....
Mother laughed with pleasure at her answer and asked them if they could sing. When they replied in the affirmative, she requested them to sing a South Indian song. They sang and Mother was delighted....
22 August, 1918:
I went to see Mother late this evening. She was lying on a mat on the floor beside her cot. I prostrated myself and after talking of various matters, asked her, "I have been staying here for quite a while, Mother, do you think I should go to our Kalighat house now?"
"Stay a little longer," Mother replied. "Once you go back there, you will not be able to come so often. If you are absent for a single day, I keep wondering why you have not come. For instance, you were not here yesterday and I wondered if you were ill. If you had not come today I would have sent the cook to find out what had happened. But if your husband is unwell, or if you think he wants you to go, then of course you must go."
(to be continued....)