Sarala (later Bharatiprana) recalled: “One day at Jayrambati, vexed with her relatives, the Mother said to them angrily: ‘Do not torture me too much. If He who dwells inside this body hisses but once, not even Brahma, Vishnu, or Shiva will be able to save you.’ On another occasion she said to me, referring to Radhu’s torment of her: ‘Look here, child, this body is a divine body. How much more torture can it bear? Can a human being, unless he be God, put up with all this? Let me tell you something. No one will understand me as long as I am alive. They will know only afterwards.’”
It is by God’s grace alone, not self effort, that human beings can have the vision of God. In the Gita, Krishna told Arjuna: “You cannot see Me with these eyes, so I give you a divine eye.” Then only could Arjuna behold Krishna’s cosmic form.
Hriday used to treat Holy Mother rudely; he probably wanted to control the Master by serving him and did not want any rival. The Master cautioned him, saying: “Look here. You may insult me, but don’t hurt her feelings. If He who dwells in this [meaning himself] hisses, you may somehow get by; but if He who dwells in her hisses, no one—not even Brahma, Vishnu, or Shiva—will be able to protect you.”
Learning that I(a devotee) had received initiation from Holy Mother, our family guru cursed me. I informed the Mother about this through a letter. She wrote me back: “Even the curse of Brahma can do no harm to one who has taken refuge in the Master. Be free from all fear.”