A true Guru initiates only out of compassion
Mother: No, I do so out of compassion. They won’t leave me. They weep. I feel compassion for them. Out of compassion kindness I give them initiation. Besides what do I gain by it ? When I initiate
devotees, I have to accept their sins. Then I think Well, this body will die anyway; let them realize the Truth
22nd May, 1912
Disciple: Mother, I feel it is purposeless to live unless we have a direct vision of God. Once I asked a Mussalman Fakir, ” A man sits with an angling rod on the bank of a lake or a river in the expectation of catching fish. He never does so near a mud-puddle. Have you got a glimpse of that for which you have become a religious mendicant ? “
Mother : What did he say ?
Disciple : What could he say ?
Mother (after a little reflection) : You have said the right thing. That is true. What does it avail a man unless he gets some kind of realization ? But one should continue to have faith in things spiritual.