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Tuesday, July 25th 2017

12:05 AM

Daily Reading





 




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




(available at all Vedanta Centres)




 




Page 257




 




Sarayubala Devi:




 




3 September, 1918:




 




I asked, "Well, Mother, it is said that in this life a woman's husband is her perceptor and deity. The scriptures declare that in the service of her husband a woman may find divine beatitude (sAlokya) and union with the divine (sAyujya). If a woman tries to lead a life of self-control by pleading and reasoning with her husband somewhat against his wishes, is that a sin?"




 




"If it is for the sake of God, then it is no sin," Mother answered. "One must control the senses; that's why so many rules and regulations were devised for widows.




 




"The Master was interested in nothing but God. When I asked him what I should do with the sAris, conchshell bangles, and other things with which he worshipped me when he performed Shodashi pujA, he said after a little thought, 'Well, you can give them to your own mother,' - my father was still living - 'but be careful that when making the gifts you don't look upon her as your personal mother but as the Mother of the Universe.' I did so, such was his teaching."....




 




(to be continued....)




 




 








 


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