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Saturday, November 2nd 2019

3:08 AM

Daily Reading





A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother" 


(available at all Vedanta Centres)





Page 322





Swami Ishanananda:





On another occasion, when Mother was at Koalpara, revered Swami Maharaj (Swami Saradananda) sent Rashbihari Maharaj (later Swami Arupananda) to her with some mangoes. Soon after his arrival he came to salute Mother. After inquiring generally about his health and welfare, Mother asked, "Well, my dear, what's the news of the War (World War 1914-18)? what a terrible loss of life! What a machine for killing people they have devised!





"What a lot of gadgets and machines nowadays - telegraphy and all that! Look, for instance, how Rashbihari left Calcutta yesterday and reached here today. How we toiled and trudged on in those days to reach Dakshineswar!"





Encouraged by this, Prabodh Babu (Headmaster of the High School at Badanganj) began an enconium of Western education and science and lastly he said, "The British Government has increased the general welfare in our country."





Mother had been nodding assent all along, but now she said, "But, my son, although these advantages are there, the want of food and clothing has increased very much in our country. It was not so acute in olden times."





(to be continued....)









 



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Saturday, November 2nd 2019

12:05 AM

Daily Reading





A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother" 


(available at all Vedanta Centres)





Page 321





Swami Ishanananda:





But the day that brought the news that the wife and sister of Deven Babu of village Yuthavihara, both named *Sindhubala had been marched under arrest to the police station by the police of Bankura, in connection with a political case, though one of them was in an advanced state of pregnancy, all were struck dumb at seeing Mother red with anger.





*(The police wanted one of the Sindhubala's, but failing to identify the real one, preferred to arrest both).





At first she cried, "You really say so!" and her whole frame shook. And then she added, "Is that an order from the Company (i.e. Government) or an overdoing of it all by the police officer? Well, we never heard of such inhuman treatment towards innocent women during the time of Queen Victoria. If this be an order from the Company, then its days are numbered. Was there no man present who could give some slaps and snatch away the girls?"





A little later, however, when the news of their release came, Mother became a little reassured and said, "Had I not got that news, I couldn't sleep this night."





(to be continued....)












 



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