The following day I summoned from Ranchi a disciple, Swami Sebananda, and sent him to Puri to assume the hermitage duties.
Silent Mother with stony heart, I prayed, Thou becamest filled with life at the request of Thy beloved devotee Ramakrishna; why dost Thou not also heed the wails of this yearning son of Thine?It bore no scar or trace of hurt!I understood at last.The next day was the Tragedy of Karbala (of which the Day of Ashura is based resulting in the massacre of the Prophet's grandson and his companions.The poet was seated in his study when I entered; I thought then, as at our first meeting, that he gifts for fathers at church was as striking a model of superb manhood as any painter could desire.10 After dinner, Keshabananda led me to a secluded nook.
Both these Lahiri Mahasaya disciples had heard the awesome tale direct from the lips of their guru.
Soon we were strolling in the sunshine.
I do not observe the ostracizing rules of ungodly sectarianism.
Never before had I bowed in utter reverence; now I felt it an immeasurable privilege even to tread the same ground which Master Mahasaya sanctified.
Through the agency of an astral being, Hazrat, the Mohammedan could summon the atoms of any object from etheric energy by an act of powerful will.
It is true that one incurs the debt of a minor sin if he is forced to kill an animal or any living thing.
I shall scold you no more.I have beheld one with the keys of heaven and earth.But I have definitely refused.Nevertheless, mindful of Lahiri Mahasayas prediction about his biography, I spared no effort to secure and substantiate the facts of his outward life.With a disappointment almost unbearable, I realized that my infinite immensity was lost.6, shunning all luxuries, he would cling to one old pair of shoes until they were useless.He will have a broad face, with a cowlick atop his forehead.
His picture had a surpassing influence over my life.
The youngsters looked forward to any day of festivityno lessons, hours of music, and a feast for the climax!