A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
Jayrambati, 14th July, 1913:
Babu Mukunda Saha and I were having our midday meal on Mother's veranda. She was sitting in the east corner of her brother's veranda when Nalini arrived in dripping clothes saying that she had to bathe again because a crow had urinated on her.
"I am getting old but I have never heard of crows urinating!" Mother remarked. "One must have comitted many evil deeds in a previous life to have such an impure mind! ....It is a complex always to be suspecting impurities. And it grows on one."
I said, "I have seen Mahapurushji (Swami Shivananda) fondle dogs and then sit down to pujA, after pouring a little water over his fingers; like washing his hands after a meal."
"Well, they are different," Mother said. "They have the purest minds, the minds of saints. Those who live on the banks of the GangA are like gods, otherwise they could never have lived there. If one bathes in the GangA one washes away one's daily sins every day."
(to be continued....)