A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
30 September, 1918:
MahAshtami Day: Gradually the hour for the midday offering drew near. Just then three men and three ladies came from a great distance in order to see Mother. They were very poor and possessed only the clothes they stood in. They had travelled a long distance having collected their expenses along the way.
One of the men discussed many private things with Mother. He never seemed to come to an end. The disciples were getting impatient, as it was time for the midday offering. One of them openly said. "If you have anything more to say, why do you not say it to one of the monks downstairs?"
But Mother said in a firm tone, "What does it matter if it is a little late? I must hear what they have to say." With this, she continued to listen patiently and later softly gave some instructions. She called the wife as well. We guessed that they had received some sign in a dream, a mantra as it turned out later. They accepted of the offerings and took their leave an hour later. Then Mother came in and said, "They are very poor and have come a long way with great hardship."
(to be continued....)