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A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"Â
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
On another occasion a woman disciple confided in Mother about a difference she had had with her friend. Mother commented, "My child, to love human beings is to suffer. Only those who love the Lord are blessed and have no sorrows."
Once a lady asked Mother to teach her how to worship the Master. Mother replied, "You have your household duties, you can't do much. You have received his name, take care of it. That will be enough."
Once, owing to Radhu's illness, Mother was staying at the rented premises on the Bosepara lane. I was there to look after her. One day she asked me to make the offerings to the Master. I did not know the mantras, so I said, "But Mother, I don't know how it should be done."
She replied, "See my child, look upon him as though he belongs to you and say, 'Come, sit down, receive these things and eat of them.' Imagine that he has done so. What does one want with mantras when one is near to one's own people? Ceremonies are like courtesies shown to the guests; for one's own they are unnecessary." Then she taught me a mantra.
Once a disciple came and complained to Mother, "I have spent so much time praying and meditating but have received nothing." She replied, "Can you buy spiritual things like vegetables?"
(to be continued....)