These pictures taken by Gyanananda are among the
last taken of Baba. They were taken just months after this letter was written.
|Below is the text
of Baba's last letter to Binodini, dated December 21, 1981.
Received your letter and money order in time. This money order becomes very helpful to me
as there is urgent need of money. Because regularly there is great expense of money for my
treatment. I have become seriously ill for long days and I am under the treatment of Dr.
Siddheswar Mukherjee. I am almost bedridden. Some days ago the condition of my health
became suddenly very bad and Dr. Mukherjee attended me. However, under his treatment that
stage is now over. I am [a] bit better now but still ill and very weak. If you get leave,
you will try to come here as I like to see you. You will convey this news of my illness to
my other disciples and devotees.
I did not get any news of Prema Mayee for long days. Of
course I am sending a letter to her on this date. You will try to contact with her. I am
giving you some advice regarding monetary matters. If money is spent for good purpose, the
utilization of becomes successful but if it is spent for bad purpose, it produces bad
I bless you, my daughter so that you would be as generous and great as the great boundless
blue sky of this world by the grace of God and you would advance towards your divine goal
with firm determination and full faith on Him.
Blessings to you,