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A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"Â
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
On another occasion, in the beginning of AshAdha (end of June) some of us were there under the tree along with Mother. It was about ten o'clock at night. Suddenly Mother cried, "Look here, that lunatic has not been coming here for long. He is stark mad, but he sings well. But I am afraid, my son, lest he starts shouting (and disturbing Radhu thereby)."
Then the sister-in-law of Navasan warned her, "How is it Mother, that you should even mention his name? Suppose he turns up at this dead of night!"
Mother said, Well, who knows?" "But you are running away with your imagination. How can he cross the river in this rainy season, so as to come here?" added I.
Hardly had I finished when the madman popped up there with a headgear of palm leaves on his head and a bundle of vegetable leaves under his arm; and he said to Mother, "Here I am with some sajne leaves for you." The sister-in-law of Navasan ran indoors out of fear.
Mother said, "Go, go! Don't be noisy at this night time." He replied, "How can I go, for the river is in flood." "But how did you come?" I inquired. "I crossed by swimming," he explained.Â
Mother pleaded endearingly, "Don't you be noisy, my good boy." And he departed without further adieu. Mother was in this kind of mood for two months.
(to be continued....)