Raj Mata of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
(as told by Dr. Neil Patterson) 
"In 1976, the Raj Mata of Lucknow, U. P., came to visit Maharishi in 
Switzerland. She had been a great devotee of Guru Dev when he was 
Shankaracharya and Guru Dev used to stay at the Royal Palace 
whenever he would visit Lucknow. Raj Mata told me that she remembers 
Maharishi when he was a brahmachari serving Guru Dev, but she really 
didn't pay much attention to him at the time. However, she was very 
surprised years later, after Guru Dev had left this earth, when 
people would come to herÂ…people who had known Guru Dev and who had 
recently seen Maharishi. They would tell Raj Mata that Maharishi is 
just like Guru Dev. At first, Raj Mata said she didn't believe this. 
But throughout the sixties and early seventies, people kept telling 
her that Maharishi was just like Guru Dev and that she should go and 
see him. So, finally, she decided that before the end of her life, 
she had to come and see for herself. She stayed with us for about 
three months. On the day she was leaving, I escorted her to 
Maharishi's meeting room where she was to see him for the last time 
and with my assistance she sat on the floor. I protested that 
Maharishi would not want her to sit on the floor but she said to me 
in a very heartful tone,
'Oh no, you do not understand. When all those people told me that 
Maharishi was just like Guru Dev, I came to see for myself. But 
having been with Maharishi these past few months, I can see that 
they were wrong. Maharishi is not like Guru Dev, He is Guru Dev. 
There is no difference between the two. Maharishi got completely 
absorbed in Guru Dev's Being and became That. Maharishi is not only 
the disciple who is just like the Master. He is the Master. He is 
Guru Dev and therefore I have to sit at his feet.'"

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