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Saturday, December 21st 2019

4:16 AM

Daily Reading

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

(available at all Vedanta Centres)

Page 369

Swami Ishanananda:

Somebody used a hard word against the youngest aunt one day at Jayrambati, when Mother said, "How you behave. my dear? Should anyone ever utter a thing that hurts another's feeling? An unpleasant truth, though true, must not be uttered. For that grows into a habit. And once a man casts all consideration for others to the winds, he stops at nothing.

"The Master would say, 'If you have to ask a lame man how he became lame, then you have to speak thus: How did your leg come to such a condition'.."

It was winter and Mother's health was very bad. Still she would get up early at three o'clock as usual, and after washing her face etc. she would sit for a while on her bed with the quilt wrapped all around; then she would be down again.

Then it was our time to enter her room and sit quietly there in meditation in the dark. Mother would then advise at times, "Do make japa on the name of such a deity, in such a way, at this hour." And so on.

(to be continued....)


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