A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
4 September, 1918:
Mother: "The strange things that have happened in my life! Golap and Jogen and some others know a great deal about them. If I wish such and such a thing to happen or even to taste of such and such a dish, somehow or other God fulfills my wishes. Ah, my dear, those were wonderful days at Dakshineswar. The Master would sing kirtana songs and I would stand gazing for hours behind the matting partition round my room and saluting him with folded hands.
"Those were days of bliss. Day and night people would come and there was talk of God. Alas, a boy named Vishnu killed himself, lest he be drawn into a worldly life. One of the disciples asked, 'He killed himself, is not that a sin?' He replied, 'He gave up his body for the sake of God, how can that be a sin? There's no sin, but don't say this to everybody, they might misunderstand you' - but now they have printed all this in books too."
"The mind is like a mad elephant, my child," Mother continued, "It rushes with the wind. That's why one must distnguish between good and evil, and work hard for the sake of God. My mind was in such a state in those days that if I heard someone playing the flute at night at Dakshineswar, my spirit would be filled with a deep yearning. I thought it was the Lord Himself playing the flute and I would immediately fall into a trance."
(to be continued....)