A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
Reaching Dakshineswar, Sarada went straight to Sri Ramakrishna's room. He received her cordially and made proper arrangements for her treatment. In no time she discovered that her husband was as affectionate and tender as ever; if not more so. Henceforth she remained by his side as his wife and disciple - but always a nun.
Sri Ramakrishna now devoted himself to teaching her abstruse spiritual truths and the disciplines to realize them in life. He also kept an eye on her health. Soon there developed between husband and wife an intimate relationaship which, however, existed on a level completely inscrutable to the ordinary mind.
One day Sri Ramakrishna, finding Sarada alone in his room, asked her, "Have you come to drag me down to the life of the world?" "Certainly not," she replied without a moment's hesitation. "Why should I entangle you in the world? I am here to help you realize your spiritual ideal."
She, on her part, asked him one day how he regarded her. And he told her that he saw no difference between her, his own mother, and the Divine Mother Kali. At night they slept side by side in his room, and never once did they show the slightest physical attraction to each other.
(to be continued....)