Her marriage to Sri Ramakrishna at the early age of five was indeed a divinely ordained dispensation as she was 'marked' for the great Master. However, her spirituality flourished into full bloom after coming to Sri Ramakrishna at Dakshineswar. 'Do you want to drag me down into Maya?' - at this question she retorted to Sri Ramakrishna, 'I have come only to help you in the path of religious life'. It was a period of training and discipleship - a silent and profound process - during which the 'Mother' in her became more manifest, making her ready to take up the leadership of the spiritual movement that the Master inaugurated.
Her hours were spent in tireless but silent service to the Master & his disciples as well as in prolonged meditation & devotional disciplines. She was the figurehead, the 'Mother' of the spiritual ministry after the passing away of Sri Ramakrishna - serving as guide and the supreme inspiration of the disciples who renounced all worldly ties for the sake of God-realisation. She was the embodiment of all wisdom, as Sri Ramakrishna used to say, and this wisdom, both worldly and spiritual, was the guiding force behind the establishment of the Ramakrishna Mission in 1897.