wife, Kashimani Lahiri. She called to her husband,"What has happened?"He told her a rock had caused a cut to his leg, so he had wrapped a bandage around. Shebegan to laugh, pointing to his leg. Looking down he saw that he had bandaged the wrong leg.
He had reached that stage, that rare stage.
[Retold]COMPARE: "The Master [Ramakrishna] went into samadhi. His face radiated a heavenly light.Bereft of outer consciousness . . . His gaze was indrawn and transfixed in communion with theSelf. After a long time the Master began to recognize the world around him." [Rap 305]
Childhood of Utpal - the son of the youngest daughter of one of LahiriBaba's grandsons
When Lahiri Mahasaya's grand-grand-grandson Utpal was three years old he would oftenget into a solitary chamber and talk with someone he described as "Shyam Baba".One evening his parents wanted to go to a cinema with him. Utpal went into his room, andafter a time he told his parents that Shyam Baba did not want him to go to the cinema.Therefore the boy did not go, but stayed at home with his grandmother.When the show was over his parents came home thoroughly drenched. There had been asudden, heavy shower of rain. [Retold]
Not too costy
A CERTAIN maharaja was a disciple of Lahiri Baba, and once took him to his house andmade arrangements for his comfort.There was also an extremely poor man nearby, and he asked Lahiri Baba to come and visithim. Lahiri Baba did. The man prepared a fish curry for him. The vegetarian Lahiri Baba took riceand fish curry and slept at the house for some time.When he returned, the maharaja wanted to know why he and the pauper were treateddifferently: He himself used to prepare high-quality dishes for his guru, and yet the guru didn'tseem fully pleased.Lahiri Baba said that behind all those costly arrangements was a sense of pride, and he wasnot comfortable with it. But the pauper was wholly humble and simple-minded. Thereforeeverything tasted sweet in his house.POOR AND uneducated disciples of Lahiri Baba were treated equally with the rich by him, andmany of them were honoured for attainments in inner diving (diving inside, a facet of the art oryoga).Anybody with some measure of sincerity and devotion would get kriya initiated, whileothers were turned away in spite of whatever learning, culture and riches they possessed.Some of the rich too might be honest, simple and good. Lahiri Baba's help was given to