Swami Tapasyananda

Swami Tapasyananda gives us "Glimpses of Mother's Personality"


When most of her disciples saw her, she was in declining health owing to old age and frequent attacks of malaria. Her general appearance had deteriorated to a great extent. Her complexion at that time was somewhat dark, but even then there was in it a mellowness and subdued glow, lending an exquisite grace to her form. A monk who saw her at age the of forty describes her as having the delicacy and tenderness of a maiden in her countenance, as speaking only words of sympathy and compassion, as possessing an inexpressible celestial luminosity in her looks, and as conveying to one and all the impression that she was one's own mother. It was in fact a subtle grace and quiet dignity, rather than any extraordinary physical beauty or awe-inspiring majesty of form, that marked her out from others.
From Sri Sarada Devi: The Holy Mother, by Swami Tapasyananda. Sri Ramakrishna Math: Madras, 1977, page 127.

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