A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
Udbodhan, 8 February, 1912: Mother was talking about her life at Dakshineswar:
"Durgacharan of East Bengal would come. Such devotion he had! When the Master was ill he searched three days for some myrobalm and brought it for him. He had not eaten or slept for those three days. I once gave him prasAda on a sAl leaf, he ate it leaf and all! He was thin and dark, only his eyes were large and bright - eyes of Love, always moist with the tears of Love.
"There were so many and such deeply devoted souls in those days....The devotees who come nowadays simply keep on saying, 'Show us God.' They have no spiritual practice, no prayer, no austerity - and past sins must be many. These have to be removed step by step, and then only God can be seen. The moon in the sky is covered with clouds; wind will blow away the clouds; then only you can see the moon. Do the clouds scatter away all of a sudden?
Exactly the same here. The karmas get exhausted slowly. When God is realized, he illumines the soul internally - one knows this internally."
Udbodhan (Mother's Room), 21 February, 1912: Radhu was ill with fever and pain. Mother was filled with anxiety, and kept saying, "She does not keep well even when I am here, now who will look after her later on? How will she so much as keep alive then?"
(to be continued....)