Where are you?

When Girish was in the evening of his life, he received a visit from Sister Nivedita, the dearest disciple of Swami Vivekananda. They talked for a long time about Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda. Although Girish was quite ill at that time with various ailments, he was engaged in writing a new drama called Tapobal.

Sister Nivedita was always full of appreciation for Girish's dramas and so she said to him, "I am now on my way to Darjeeling for a short rest. Please try to finish your play soon so that I can read it when I return. I am so eager to read it."

Girish promised to have it ready for her when she returned to Calcutta. Alas, while Nivedita was in Darjeeling, she fell seriously ill and passed away.

Girish finished his play and dedicated it to her. He wrote,

Pure Nivedita, Child,

You always rejoiced when my new dramas were staged. My new drama is being staged now, but where are you? When I was lying ill before you left for Darjeeling, you had tenderly said to me: "I hope to see you well again on my return." I am still living, child. Why do you not come to see me now? I hear that on your deathbed you remembered me. Engaged as you are in the Lord's work now, if you still remember me, accept this tearful gift of mine.

Girish Chandra Ghosh

This was the last drama that Girish wrote. A few months later, on February 8th, 1912, he, too, passed away.

When Sarada Devi received the news of his passing, she said, "A veritable Indra has fallen."

His last words were: "Master, you have come. Please destroy my worldly intoxication. Victory to Sri Ramakrishna! Let us go."

Sri Ramakrishna has taken full possession of my heart and bound it with his love.

— Girish Chandra Ghosh

Sri Chinmoy, From the undivine tree to the divine fruit: Girish Chandra Ghosh.First published by Agni Press in 1999.

This is the 1272nd book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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