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V 3. How did Mother Eshwaramma prove to be an ideal mother?

Easwaramma – The Ideal Mother:
The mother of this body was Easwaramma. She was not a scholar. She did not know even alphabets. Yet, she always spoke good things in life. Her heart was filled with compassion. One day she approached Swami and said, “Swami there are so many rich people in this region. Yet, the children of our village have to walk all the way to Bukkapatnam to attend school. My heart grieves to see these little children walk miles. Swami, could you please build a small school in our village?” I replied, “I don’t have money!” She immediately removed the gold chain from her neck, gave it to me and said, “Swami, please sell it and build a school.”
Sathya Sai Baba, 19 Nov 2001
 
Griham Ammayi, the mother of this body, used to speak to all with love. She could never withstand the suffering of others. She would come upstairs and plead with Me, saying, “Swami, they are in a sorrowful state. Please call them and talk to them.” Her heart was filled with compassion. Whenever mother Easwaramma came to Me with such a plea, I used to pretend to be angry and chide her, saying, “Why are you coming here with recommendations? I don’t want to listen to them”. But she would persist and continue to plead, “Swami, please take pity on them. They are in dire need of Your help. Please talk to them once.” I used to be happy thinking, “How compassionate and kind-hearted she is!” Hri + daya = hridaya. That which is filled with compassion is hridaya (heart).
Sathya Sai Baba, 19 Nov 2002