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Twisted Turn

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Kulgachia Gram, Howrah District
6 May 2018, part 21


There was a lady from Midnapore—she took initiation from me two years ago and came recently to Nrisingha Palli. She came a week before the festival, the festival was on Sunday, and on Monday I heard from my room that someone was crying. When I looked outside I saw that the lady was sitting opposite my door and crying. I asked her, "Why are you crying?"

"I am your disciple..." she said.

"Where did you come from?"

"From Midnapore."

"Midnapore? Who did you come with?"

"Devotees were coming all together, I came with them."

"Why did you not go with them? They have already left."

"I will not go back home. I have come to stay."

"You have come to stay, but do you have a husband at home?"

"Yes, I have, and children also, but they kicked me out, they did not even let me take my chanting beads with me. I only took a bag with some clothes and left as I was."

I told her to go into a room and stay there the night. The next day I was going to Kolkata, so I told her, "I will give you new beads, and tomorrow, when I go to Kolkata, I will take you to Kalna, you can stay in the ladies' ashram." I left her in Kalna where she stayed happily.

In the meantime, her two sons began looking for her. They went to our Midnapore temple, and they called me from there, asked about her. I said I did not know anything. Then, they came to Dum Dum Park, Kolkata. They would go out into town and look for her the whole day. I got their phone number and called them one day, saying, "This is Maharaj. Where are you all?" They said, "We are at the Howrah train station. We know you have a ladies' ashram in Kalna, we are going there." I asked them, "Are you going to talk to your mother?" "Yes," they said, "but we have not told her that we are coming." So, the two sons came to Kalna.

They arrived there by rickshaw and told the rickshaw wallah to wait because they were going to bring their mother. However, when they met with their mother, she said, "You can go yourself, I will not go anywhere." She sent them away. She said, "I getting along fine here. I am doing service, and I am at ease here. You two are grown up now, you can run the family. I cannot tolerate your atrocities anymore. I am serving the Lord here and I am OK." The sons could not persuade her, but before they left they gave their mother a mobile phone. That mobile phone did it for her—maya can attack in many ways.

One day, one of the sons called her and said, "Your younger son has not come home, he is missing one day already." She called me, "Gurudev, I have made an offence at your feet, my younger son is missing, he has not come home since one day already..." I told her, "It is all a lie. They are all plotting against you and trying to get you back. If you want to go there, you can go, I do not have anything against it. If you like it here, you can come back again." She said, "I will hang myself there, I will jump under a train!" I told her, "I have already saved you from suicide once! There is no offence in what you are doing this. If you miss your family, you can go back there, and if you struggle there again, you can come back."

That is maya for you. First she shows you something sweet, and then she will slowly, slowly suck your blood and finish you in the end.

You can see also that when a wife and a husband are old, they each get their share of pension—the wife gets her half, and the husband gets his half. What happens when the husband dies? The wife gets his pension. But if the wife dies, then nobody gets her pension. And what do people do? I saw yesterday in the newspaper—one man got a life certificate of his mother and used it to get her pension for eight years after her death! He managed to collect twenty-four lakhs rupees in those eight years. When his mother was alive, he got her to sign a life certificate that testified that she was alive, but after he had collected twenty-four lakhs in this way, the police caught up with him and arrested him. When I read this, I thought, "His mother died so long ago, but he was still sucking her blood!" That is the point—when the husband dies, the wife sucks his blood, and when the wife dies then her son sucks the blood from her dead body...

I think about all these things...

Jay Srila Guru Maharaj ki jay!
Harinam sankirtan ki jay!
Samagata Gaura-bhakta-vrinda ki jay!
Nitai Gaura premanande haribol!

Devotee: Jay Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Sri Srimad Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj ki jay! Harinam sankirtan ki jay! Nitai Gaura premanande haribol!


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