A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
Sarada Devi asserted her motherly privileges with regard to Sri Ramakrishna's disciples and devotees, and would not allow even the Master to interfere with the excercise of her motherly prerogatives. When anyone addressed her as mother she immediately forgot all his faults and shortcomings.
It was in 1885 that Sri Ramakrishna was stricken with cancer of the throat. Sarada Devi with the help of the young disciples took charge of his nursing. As it was found inconvenient for the physicians and the devotees to visit the Master regularly at Dakshineswar, Sri Ramakrishna was taken to a rented house in Calcutta.
Sarada Devi followed him and again took charge of the cooking. There she lived in a tiny room. Before three o'clock in the morning, she finished her bath in the only bathroom in the house and entered the kitchen, where she meditated, cooked for the Master and his attendants, and performed her other duties, returning to her bedroom at eleven at night.
Two and a half months passed, but the Master's illness only grew worse. At last he was removed to a spacious garden house at Cossipore, a suburb, north of Calcutta, where he could enjoy sunlight and fresh air.
(to be continued....)