EVEN WITH THE PETAL OF A ROSE!
It happened now that her daughter passed by, and by law she was required to throw something at the alleged adulteress, her mother. She had no heart to throw a rock or suchlike, so she purchased a rose, and as she passed she threw the flower. When the flower hit her, the mother shrieked, although no stone or filth until then had caused her pain. She had not uttered a single sound, but the light touch of a rose thrown by her own daughter brought forth a cry from the depths of her being. How the mother must have felt that accusation from her daughter!
"How much more," said Baba, "will I feel, when My own ones hurt Me even with the petal of a rose!"
We said that we did not understand, and Baba went on, "Although you all have been with Me for many years, if in your ambition to aspire more and more for the Truth, you seek blessings of a saint, that action would be the equivalent of the daughter throwing a rose at the mother."
THE TURNING OF THE KEY, pp. 324-325, Bill Le Page
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