A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
Udbodhan, 1 May, 1912 (Full Moon Day of VaishAkha):
"I love these people as much as they love me," Mother said in a tearful voice, filled with compassion for her disciples.
I was fanning her. In a very moving compassionate voice she said, "I bless you, my son, that you may live long, be devoted to God, find peace - peace is the principal thing, one needs peace."
"Mother, this I want to know again and again, why do I never see the Master?" I Said. "If he belongs to us and may appear before us at his will, why does he not do so?"
"Yes, I wonder why he never appears although men suffer like this!" Mother said. "When Ram's mother (Balaram's wife) was so ill, the Master said to me, 'Go to see her.' I said, 'But how? We can't get any conveyance.' He said, 'Balaram's family is faced with disaster and you won't be there? Walk, go on foot.'
"In the end we did get a palanquin, and I came all the way from Dakshinswar to see her. I came twice. On the other occasions I was staying at Shyampukur, I went on foot at night to see her.....Really, if he does not appear in times of trouble, what will men do?"
(to be continued....)