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The Golden Words Of Mother Kali

By Staff

The lives of great saints were lessons themselves, a close observation of which is capable of destroying the delusion of illusion. They lived and moved in the truest essence of existence and the contemplation on their very life can detach one from the delirium of the dreamy world.

Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, during his ailing days of throat cancer that gradually gnawed His body, bore the pain patiently. His disciples however were distressed at the master's suffering. Swami Vivekananda in particular desperately urged Him to request the alleviation of the pain to Mother Kali with whom the master was in talking terms. Ramakrishna however denied to go beyond the will of the mother, the ailment, that He was going through. However after persistent pestering, He gave in to the obstinacy of his disciples praying to the mother that He may be helped to take a little food in spite of the cancer in the throat.

Ramakrishna then related the words of Mother Kali in response to His prayer to His disciples. "Are you not eating through all these billion throats? Why regret that one throat is incapable of taking down food?" . The truth went straight home to the disciples of the singularity of spirit that ran uniformly as an undercurrent in the multitudes of differing forms.

The Master thus taught the ultimate truth of the ever prevailing oneness of the spirit, even at the time of shedding His mortal coil. Indeed His life by itself was a lesson and just a little prying into its depths is suffice to ignite the soul to illumination.

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Story first published: Thursday, December 18, 2008, 17:41 [IST]