A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
Udbodhan (Mother's Room), 21 February, 1912:
Mother and I were discussing Golap-Ma:
On another occasion too, Golap-Ma was too outspoken with someone and Mother rebuked her, "Why Golap, what is this habit you are getting into! (Not caring how her speech affects others)."
A crazy fellow had come to Mother at noontime and made a row. Referring to this incident, Mother said, "The Master never revealed his own powers, he guarded them carefully. Now it is all over the market place. It is all because of the schoolmaster (Mahendra Nath Gupta). He went and published everything in his book KathAmritha and turned people's heads. Because Girish Babu used to bully the Master and abuse him, these people would like to do the same!
"But why should they all wish to be initiated here? There are my sons at the Belur Math. Why not go to them? Do they lack any power? They keep on sending all to me. I went so far even as to say that it is sinful to give up one's family guru. Still they won't go."
"But, Mother," I said, "when you give them initiation, you do it out of your own free will."
"I do it out of pity for them," Mother answered, "They won't let me go, they weep and I feel sorry. I do it out of pity, otherwise what good is it to me? If one initiates somebody, one has to take his sins upon oneself. I feel that since the body must die someday, let it die for the sake of these people."
(to be continued....)