Swami Mukteswarananda, a disciple of the Mother, was passing through a dry spell, which is also called the “dark night of the soul.” He even stopped visiting the Mother although he was living at Balaram Mandir, only a few blocks from Udbodhan House. Finally, he wrote a letter to Holy Mother asking her to take back the mantra. The Mother sent for him. When he came she said: “Look here, my child, the sun dwells high in the sky and water remains on the earth. Does the water have to shout at the sun and ask: ‘O Sun, please take me up?’ It is the very nature of the sun to take up the water in the form of vapour. Let me assure you that you will not have to practise any discipline.”37 What reassurance! This is similar to Ramakrishna assuming “the power of attorney” for Girish.