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Monday, January 8th 2018

12:05 AM

Daily Reading

A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother" 
(available at all Vedanta Centres)

Page 43

Swami Arupananda:

In those days [circa 1907], although I earnestly wished to become a sAdhu, I was still living at home. I thought to myself that perhaps some time in the future, by Mother's will, I might stay near her and become a sAdhu....

When I was in Jayrambati, Radhu's mother, Holy Mother's youngest brother's wife, had lost her wits and gone to her own father's house, taking Radhu's jewellery with her. Her father had then taken the jewellery away from her and at this Radhu's mother had grown still more insane. She was now inside the temple of the goddess SimhavAhini crying, "Mother, give me my jewels, give me back my jewels."

It was rather late in the evening. Mother and I were in her room. We were talking when suddenly Mother said, "I must go, my son. She has no one but me. She is crying for her jewellery in SimhavAhini's temple."

At this Mother left the room, though I had not heard anyone crying and indeed the distance was too great. Yet the sound had reached her ears. She went to the temple and brought back the mad woman, who was crying, "Sister-in-law, you have put away my jewels and won't give them back to me."

"if I had them I would throw them away this instant, as though they were crow droppings!" Mother replied.

(to be continued....)


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