A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
4 September, 1918:
Mother was telling her beads, the evening prayers were over. I had brought some food I had cooked for Radhu's husband, and Mother asked Radhu to take it to his room. When I came back and took my seat, Mother asked me how we fared. A woman - a relation (Nalini - a niece) of the Mother's came in and said to her, "Make me feel happier; I have no peace of mind, I have no desire to live, I shall leave you by will whatever I possess. You can dispose of them accordingly after I die."
Mother laughed and said, "Well, when do you intend to die, then?" Later she looked more serious and said, "Then you had better go home quietly and not make trouble in such a place as this. Even in such a place and staying near...." here Mother restrained herself and continued, "near such holy men and the Master himself, if your mind can't find peace, then tell me what do you want...Consider the life that has been given to you, no complications whatever! You could have made the best of this life. You don't realize where you are; but you will when the opportunity has slipped away, not now.
"There's evil in your mind, that's why you can't find peace. Idleness has turned your head. Must you never have a single good thought? What an impure mind is yours!"
(to be continued....)