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Thursday, February 9th 2017

12:34 AM

Daily Reading

 
A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother" 
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
 
Page 91
 
Swami Arupananda:
 
Udbodhan, 8 February, 1912: Mother was talking about her life at Dakshineswar:
 
"For a while I had a maid called Jadu's mother. An old woman would visit us, who had formerly led an evil life but prayed to God in her old age. I was so much alone that when she came I would talk with her. One day the Master saw us and said, 'Why let her in here?' I answered, 'She speaks good words nowadays, all about God. What's the harm? people's minds change.' But He said, 'No, No, she is a prostitute, why talk with her? However changed she may be, avoid her.' He forbade any conversation with such people in case they had a bad influence over me. That was how he protected me from harm.
 
"Once Ramji Roy came to see him at Karmarpukur. He was not a good man, and when he had gone, the Master cried, 'Dig away a basketful of earth from that place.' When nobody paid any heed he took the spade himself and dug up some earth from the spot, saying, 'Even the earth becomes impure where they sit.'"
 
(to be continued....)
 
 
 
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