(Passage below is from "Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi" by Swami Gambhirananda published by Sri Ramakrishna Math, Mylapur, Madras-4 (1st edition copy, 1955) pages 460 - 462)
|'When the Master comes to us
again, his retinue will follow and his Shakti, the Mother, will again
incarnate, though this is by no means a happy development to
contemplate. In the course of a conversation Gauri-Ma said one day
(February 9, 1912) at the 'Udbodhan,' 'The Master said that he
would come down again twice; once in the form of a baul.' (1) The
Mother confirmed her by saying, 'Yes, the Master said, "You will
have in your hands (my) hubble-bubble." The Master will have a
broken stone vessel in hand. Maybe, the cooking will be done in a broken
iron pan. He walks on and on -- neither looking to the right nor
'A disciple reported the incident to the Mother at Jayrambati, in May 1913, and asked, 'Mother, why did he see him with wooden sandals and a pair of tongs in his hand?' The Mother replied, 'That's the outfit of a monk. For has he not said that he will come in the trappings of a baul? In the attire of a baul -- with a long robe, matted hair on the head, and beard so long. He said, "I shall go home by way of Burdwan; somebody's son will be easing himself on the road; in my hand will be a broken stone vessel, and a bag dangling under my arm." He will be walking on and on, eating all the time -- without looking in any particular direction.' The questioner asked, 'Why the Burdwan road?' The Mother replied, 'The home is that way.' Again the question was put, 'Is he a Bengali then?' The Mother said, 'Yes, a Bengali. Hearing him I said, "How strange, my dear! What a strange fancy you have!" He smiled and said, "Yes, you will have my hubble-bubble in hand."'
'The Mother told the disciples, 'He (the Master) said that he will live for a hundred years with his children.' According to her, the golden age began from the advent of the Master. He came with some extraordinary souls as his esoteric circle. For instance, the Master himself told her that Swami Vivekananda belonged to the group of the great seven seers of old, and that Arjuna came as Swami Yogananda. Ordinary people are born and they die; but these highly gifted and illuminated souls accompany an incarnation to advance his mission. About their extraordinary spiritual calibre, she said, 'All those who came earlier have come again.'"'