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Tuesday, July 2nd 2019

12:05 AM

Daily Reading

A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother" 

(available at all Vedanta Centres)

Page 197

Sarayubala Devi:

October, 1912: 

Later, I partook of some refreshments with Mother. I had brought some fruits and sweets for her; and when I brought them to her, she asked me to place them before the Master first....Mother took the consecrated food from her own plate and handed it to me little by little. As she did so, my hand touched hers by chance, I said, "Please wash your hand."

Mother took a little water in her palm and said, "That's enough."

{Note: Mother being brahmin and the disciple non-brahmin, caste law forbids any such touch during mealtime. In this case, Mother followed the law nominally, but in many more cases she ignored it wholly - Publisher.)

Nalini-didi came in about this time and took her seat. She was seriously annoyed about something and Mother rebuked her saying, "Women must have patience; it is not seemly that they should be so angry. Women have no other shelter except their parent's arms in childhood and their husband's protection in youth. They are a weak sex, always laying themselves open to criticism. There is nothing to stop men from talking. That is why women have to suffer in silence."....

(to be continued....)


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