A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
Udbodhan, 1 May, 1912 (Full Moon Day of VaishAkha):
"Well, so long as one has a body one must suffer," I said to Mother, "I never ask him to do away with my troubles. But surely he can appear and comfort us in our sorrows."
The Mother said, "Alas! Quite true....I pleaded with the Master, but he said, 'I have millions, I shall deal with them as I like.'"
"Can he not see how I suffer?" I pleaded again.
"But he has so many like you...," Mother replied.
"Mother, people like those men at the warehouse are quite happy," I continued. "It is only they who have been awakened, who seek God, that suffer."
"Yes indeed!" Mother agreed. "They are quite happy, they eat and drink and enjoy themselves. Those only suffer who love God."
"When you see them suffer, do you not feel sorry for them?" I asked.
"What sorrow should I feel?" Mother asked. "The Master of the world looks after His own."
(to be continued....)