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"Holy Mother" painted by Swami Tadatmananda

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Re: Courtyard Book Club 3rd Aug 1911

I do not grasp the passage, "I am giving you the
fruit, but it is the FRUIT of the gift that belongs to you." I believe this has some significance that
I do not understand. Can anyone help me with this?

Location: North Carolina

Re: Re: Courtyard Book Club 3rd Aug 1911

The word fruit means two things here. In the first sentence Mother means the physical fruit and the second sentence by fruit she means the effect the effect or consequence of the action. So I think what Mother is telling the priest on the banks of the Ganges is that the fact you are getting a gift from me (the Mother) is a blessing. Sarayubala then goes on to say “Ah! The priest could hardly realize who made this gift.”