A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
Sarada Devi's life at Dakshineswar alternated between unceasing activity and stillness of prayer. She woke up before four o'clock in the morning and spent an hour and a half in meditation and worship. Then began her round of duties: preperation of vegetables, cooking, attending on Sri Ramakrishna at mealtimes, and taking care of the women devotees who happened to be staying with her.
She seldom went to bed before eleven o'clock. The joy of serving her divine husband outweighed all her physical privations. But she did not always have the privilege of being near him. Sometimes she scarcely had a chance to enter his room even once in two months. Naturally she felt distressed.
But she would console herself with the words: "O mind, why should you think yourself so lucky as to be able to see him every day?" She would stand for hours behind the screen on the porch of her room and listen to his singing. It was thus that she contracted rheumatism.
(to be continued....)