Master Mahasaya told us [Sananda Lal Ghosh ji and Guruji], "Since the house [at 50 Amherst Street - site of Guruji's mother's death] was vacant, I took it for my school. I am a devotee of the Divine Mother; what evil can befall me? I have no fear of inimical ghosts.
It is true that the grieving spirit of a man who had committed suicide haunted this house; thus the tragedies that were destined to happen anyway were attracted to this place for fulfilment. The spirit tried to frighten me as well. But as I am a blessed son of the Mother,
he could do me no harm. Instead, he entreated me for deliverance from his plight. I prayed to the Mother for release of his earthbound spirit, and performed many oblations for him.
He was freed, and since then the house has had only peaceful vibrations."

--- Sananda Lal Ghosh Ji, pg 146, "Mejda"

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