The Master consoles his disciple

This story is about Mridu-di's eggplant. One Saturday she cooked her famous eggplant dish for Sri Aurobindo. She was so happy because her Lord would be eating her food on that day. A few hours later, who knows why or how, somebody informed her that Sri Aurobindo did not even touch her food.

Poor Mridu-di started crying and crying and crying. When Sri Aurobindo heard about her miserable condition, he sent her a message, saying, “Perhaps you forgot to send it today.”

She replied, “How could it be? Definitely I sent the food. I am sure it was not served to you.”

Then Sri Aurobindo sent another message: “Now I realise why I am so hungry! I am so hungry because I could not eat your eggplant. Send it for me once more.”

Although it was not her regular hour for cooking, Mridu-di made her eggplant dish again from the very beginning and sent it for Sri Aurobindo. This time he sent a message that the eggplant was excellent, simply excellent.

Sri Chinmoy, Mridu-Di: my first and foremost mother of affection (Mridu Bhashini Devi).First published by Agni Press in 1998.

This is the 1230th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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