We – Mataji’s students – had expressed the wish to celebrate Mataji’s birthday on Sunday. To MA’s great delight, we sang the Bengali aarti in Mataji’s honour and listened to its wonderful translation. An enormous birthday cake was then brought into the temple and Mataji cut it once lengthwise and once crosswise with a huge knife. While MA was cutting the cake a holy silence lay over the temple and Mataji said: “I am cutting through the ocean of ignorance!” Then the “ocean of ignorance” was divided into lots of small pieces and MA gave everyone a piece of birthday cake as prasad. In no time all the ignorance was eaten up!
18. March 2016 nataraj