A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
For a few days preceding her death, Mother stopped asking after Radhu. One day she said to her, "Go to Jayrambati. Don't stay here any longer."
She said to me, "Ask Sharat to send them to Jayrambati."
"But why, Mother? Can you remain here without Radhu?" I protested.
"Yes, I can easily. I have turned my mind away from her," she replied.
I told Jogin-Ma and Sharat Maharaj about this. Jogin-Ma went and asked her, "Why do you want them to go?"
"Because that's where they will have to live later on. I have turned away my mind. I don't want them any more."
Jogin-Ma cried, "Don't say such things, Mother! How can we live if you turn your mind away?" But Mother still insisted, "Jogen, I have dispelled all mAyA. No more of this."
Jogin-Ma went away without adding a word and told Sharat Maharaj.
"Then we can't keep her any lomger," he said. "Now that she has turned her mind away from Radhu, there is no hope."
I was standing near by. Maharaj said to me, "Look here, you are always near her; see if you can bring her mind back to Radhu."
But all our efforts were in vain. One day she said with firmness, "Know this, that once I have withdrawn my mind, it will never return."
Two or three days before she left us forever, she called Sharat Maharaj and said, "Sharat, I am going. Jogen, Golap and the others remain, look after them."
(to be continued....)