A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
Two days later Mother was telling her beads on the veranda over the lane. When I did not find her in her room, I went there. She cried, "Oh, there you are my dear, do sit down." Her prayers over, she touched her little rosary bag to her forehead and put it away. In those days there was an open plot of ground in front of Mother's house, to the west of this a number of poor tenants lived in huts with tiled roofs. She referred to them and said, "See, how they work hard all day and rest in the evening. Blessed are the poor and suffering."
I had read in the Bible that Jesus Christ had said those very words, now I heard them from her lips as well....
The rheumatism in Mother's knees was troubling her again. The two sons of a devotee were here yesterday to treat her with electric batteries. It had done her good and the young men had come again today, whereupon Mother's youngest sister-in-law declared that her rheumatism had taken a turn for the worse since last night and she would like the treatment too.
Mother laughed when she heard this and said, "Go on dears, give it to her."
The young men arranged their machines and touched aunt's feet with the battery and immediately she shrieked out, "Oh dear! I am dead! My whole body is tingling, let me go now."
When the others heard this, everybody laughed. Aunt was by no means like the long-suffering Mother....
(to be continued....)