A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
"How nice it was that Shashi (Swami Ramakrishnananda) made me worship at Rameswaram with 108 bel leaves made of gold," Mother related. "When the Raja of Ramnad heard that I had gone there, he ordered his Dewan to show us his palace, treasury, and all that there was to see, and to present me then and there anything I took a fancy to. What could I ask for? Failing to make any choice, I said at last, 'What want have I, my son, Shashi has arranged for all that we may need'.
"And then on the second thought that they might be disappointed, I said, 'Very well, Radhu may take something if she needs'. To Radhu I said, 'Look here, you can take anything if you have a need'. Then we looked at the jewels and diamonds, my heart beat quick, and I prayed earnestly to the Master, 'Kindly see that Radhu covets nothing'.
"As for Radhu, she said, 'There's nothing that I would care to take from there, I don't want any of these. I have lost the pencil I use for writing; purchase a pencil for me'.
"That relieved me of all anxiety. I walked out at ease and purchased from a shop outside a pencil worth two pice."
After these talks, Mother got up to make offerings to the Master, and we also went downstairs.
(to be continued....)