A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
A few months later I was staying at the Belur Math. Radhu was ailing at the 'Udbodhan'. She could not bear any sound. So Mother moved with her to the boarding house of the Sister Nivedita Girl's School.
I used to go there very often to meet Mother. She was very much worried, and said, "Of a truth, where am I to go with her? There is solitude in the country, but there is no medical help worth mentioning."
At noon of the birthday celebrations of Swami Vivekananda, I heard all of a sudden that Mother was leaving for her village. In obedience to Sharat Maharaj's order, I hurried to the 'Udbodhan' at evening, so as to able to accompany Mother.
Going upstairs, I found Mother arranging some coir ropes. As soon as she saw me, she said, "I am going to the village along with this unlimited responsibility (meaning Radhu's care). What about your coming with me? You all are my only hope there."
I saluted her and said, "I shall be always at your bidding. There can be no nay, when it comes to going with you."
Mother said, "That's it, my son. Take care of these ropes and other things and get them all ready packed; I have not been able to arrange anything as yet. I was waiting for you, and taking a turn at getting ready the ropes."
With Mother's help, I finished packing at 11 o'clock at night, and we started very early next morning.
(to be continued....)