A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
In the afternoon, Mahendra Babu and Prabodh Babu arrived. I was not as yet acquainted with the former. As soon as Mahendra Babu saw the Master's house, tears filled his eyes. Their cart stopped at the door.
"What is your name?" I asked. "I am the schoolmaster," he replied. I knew him at once as the author of the KathAmrita, the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, which I had already read.
Mahendra Babu had brought sweets for the Mother. He and Prabodh Babu soon left for Jayrambati.
I was still thinking of going to the festival at the Math as soon as possible. A little before dusk Lalit Babu arrived in a lawyer's hat, Indian long coat, and trousers. I was at dinner just then.....As evening set in, Shashi said, "You had better accompany Lalit Babu and go the Math with him later. How can you go alone? You don't know the way and you haven't enough money."
I agreed to this and left for Jayrambati again with Lalit Babu.
As soon as we arrived, I went indoors, calling, "Mother, I have come." She was delighted and said, "That's fine. Now you can go with these people."
(to be continued....)