by Swami Gaurishwarananda
Swami Gaurishwarananda, a disciple of Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, first came to her as young teenager. His family lived near Jayrambati, the village in West Bengal, India, where Holy Mother lived. He was also known as Rammoy Maharaj (Rammoy was his given name) and Rose Maharaj, because of his expertise in rose cultivation. Soon after meeting Holy Mother, he began staying with her every weekend. He served as head of the Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama in Lucknow from 1949 to 1966. After that he spent most of his remaining years in Jayrambati, where he served as President of the Matri Mandir and Ramakrishna Mission Sarada Sevashrama. These reminiscences were recorded by John Schlenck at Jayrambati in March, 1973.