The Mother As I Saw Her
Here in these pages is given a vivid and realistic pen-picture of a unique personality—unique because she was a nun, wife and mother at the same time. The Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, the divine yet human consort of Sri Ramakrishna, is here presented, as nowhere else, in all her rustic simplicity, which breaks the barriers of commonality by its artless naturalness inspired by a universal love which made no distinction between friend and foe, the small and the great, the ignorant and the wise, but enfolded every living being in the charming fragrance of motherliness that her personality exuded.
Swami Saradeshananda, the recorder of these precious reminiscences, is a disciple-son of the Mother who had opportunities to serve her very intimately and thus hear all those conversations and witness all those small events that took place in the obscure village of Jayrambati. He has therefore drawn a pen-picture of the Mother with a wealth of details, thus giving a realistic presentation of the concept of Universal Motherhood in human terms.