A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
Udbodhan (Prayer Room) 30 September, 1918:
In the morning Mother was peeling fruit for the pujA, I was reading a letter from a disciple. The letter was full of pique against God. Mother said in her reply, "...If you don't call upon God - indeed many people never remember Him - what does it matter to Him? It is your own misfortune. Such is the mAyA of God, he keeps them ignorant of Him saying, 'They are happy enough, let them be so!'"
"Mother, it is not that these people do not want God," I said. "These problems would not have risen had they not done so. But it pains one's heart when he whom we try to seek out as our own, evades us. Buddha, Chaitanya Deva, Jesus Christ, did so much for their disciples - always thought of their good."
"So does the Master," Mother said. "But I cannot always remember every disciple. I say to the Master, 'O Master, take care of all of them wherever they may be. I cannot remember everybody.' And see here my son, he does care, or all these people would never have come."
"Yes indeed," said I. "It is easy for men to believe in KAli, DurgA and the others as God, but it is difficult to accept a human being as God."
Mother: "That depends on His grace."
(to be continued....)