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When I think of the Supreme Being as inactive — neither creating nor preserving nor destroying — I call Him Brahman or Purusha, the Impersonal God. When I think of Him as active — creating, preserving, and destroying — I call Him Śakti or Māyā or Prakriti, the Personal God. But the distinction between them does not mean a difference. The Personal and the Impersonal are the same thing, like milk and its whiteness, the diamond and its lustre, the snake and its wriggling motion. It is impossible to conceive of the one without the other. The Divine Mother and Brahman are one.



from "The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna"

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O Lord, O Compassionate One! What joy have I in this life
If my soul, like a bee, does not remain inebriated at Your lotus feet?

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One should not be ashamed of repeating the Lord's name. One does not succeed as long as one has these three: shame, hatred and fear.

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People talk of practicing religion while leading a worldly life. It is like a person who has shut himself in a room – with all the doors and windows closed – with just a small hole for a little light to come in from the roof. Can one see the sun with a roof overhead? What will he do with only a little light? ‘Lust and greed’ constitute the roof. Can one see the sun unless the roof is removed? Worldly people have, as it were, shut themselves inside a room.

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1.It is easy to talk on religion, but difficult to practice it.

2.If you desire to be pure, have firm faith, and slowly go on with your devotional practices without wasting your energy in useless scriptural discussions and arguments. Your little brain will otherwise be muddled.

3.God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope. You can also climb up by a bamboo pole.

4.Pray to God that your attachment to such transitory things as wealth, name, and creature comforts may become less and less every day.

5.Pray to God that your attachment to such transitory things as wealth, name, and creature comforts may become less and less every day.

6.Through selfless work, love of God grows in the heart. Then through his grace one realize him in course of time. God can be seen. One can talk to him as I am talking to you.

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People who harp on ‘worldly duties,’ if once taste the bliss of God do not like anything else. Their duties are reduced. Gradually, as they derive more bliss from spiritual life, they simply cannot perform their worldly duties. They seek that divine bliss alone. What are worldly pleasures and sexual joy compared to the bliss of God? Having once tasted the bliss of God, one runs after it madly – whether one can preserve one’s worldly life or not.

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The Divine Mother revealed to me: There is only One, without a second – it is Sat-chit-ananda alone who has assumed different forms. God Himself has become the living beings and the phenomenal world – indeed everything. It is He who has become food.

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Only people of small intellect pray for occult powers – to cure a disease, to win a lawsuit, to walk on water, all these kind of things. A pure devotee wants nothing but the lotus feet of God.

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BRAHMACHARYA

Try to gain absolute mastery over your sexual instinct. If one succeeds in doing this a physiological change is produced in the body by the development of a hitherto rudimentary nerve known by the name of Medha whose function it is to transmute the lower energies into the higher. The knowledge of the higher Self is gained after development of this Medha nerve.

~ From "Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna",

Advaita Ashrama Publications. page 194

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I have practiced all kinds of spiritual disciplines. There are three classes – sattvic, rajasic and tamasic. In the sattvic practices, one calls upon Him with intense yearning, or simply repeats His sacred name without expecting any result. In rajasic disciplines one practices various kinds of exercises – purascharana, visits to places of pilgrimage, a certain duration of panchatapa, worship with sixteen articles, and so forth. The aspirant who practices tamasic sadhana takes recourse to the qualities of tamas. Such an aspirant calls out, ‘Victory to Kali! Why will You not grant me Your vision? I’ll cut my throat with a knife if You do not reveal Yourself to me!’ The last kind of discipline is not morally pure – it is like the practices prescribed in the Tantra.

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One can be redeemed if he/she weeps with a sincere heart and intense longing and repents, for the sins committed. Just repeating the Lord’s name will not be of any help. One has to weep with a sincere heart.

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Unless you have rid your mind completely of ‘lust and greed,’ you cannot recognize an incarnation of God. It is indeed wonderful for one to renounce ‘lust and greed’ from one’s childhood. Very few people develop such renunciation.

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Love the Lord with body, mind and soul. It is only by keeping the company of holy men that one can internalize them. It is only when a holy man with genuine renunciation instructs them that people listen.

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Beware of ‘lust and greed’. Once you are drowned in the maya of lust, it is impossible to rise. He who falls into it once can never again rise out of it.

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Knowledge can go to the outer gate. But love and devotion can enter the palace. The pure soul is unattached.

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Practice love, develop love, spread love and all the hatreds and jealousies will disappear.

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Have faith. Depend on Her. Having done this, you will not have to do anything. Mother Kali will do everything.

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I drink no ordinary wine, but the nectar of everlasting bliss, as I repeat “Jai Kali – to Kali, victory!”
Seeing me drunk on this wine of the mind, by drunkards am I taken for a drunk.

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One must cherish a particular attitude toward God while worshipping Him. I have three attitudes: the attitude of a child, the attitude of a maidservant, and the attitude of a female lover of the Lord. I had the attitude of a maidservant and of a female companion for a long time. I used to dress myself like a woman in a sari and scarf, and I used to put on jewelry. The attitude of a child is very good.

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Penetrate my heart, O Mother! with love for you and be with me in all my afflictions. Inspire me with patience, strength, and the courage when suffering comes my way.

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Non-attachment born out of wisdom and fostered by the Grace of the Lord, that is the precious capital for spiritual advance.

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I have made a seat for You in my heart, striving day and night.
O Lord of the Universe, in your mercy will you not enter there?

SONG from GOSPEL OF SRI RAMAKRISHNA

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Questioner: "Why so much suffering in God's creation?"

SRI RAMAKRISHNA: "Is it possible to understand God's action and His motive? He creates, He preserves, and He destroys. Can we ever understand why He destroys? I say to the Divine Mother: 'O Mother, I do not need to understand. Please give me love for Thy Lotus Feet.' The aim of human life is to attain bhakti. As for other things, the Mother knows best. I have come to the garden to eat mangoes. What is the use of my calculating the number of trees, branches, and leaves? I only eat the mangoes; I don't need to know the number of trees and leaves."

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Do not worry about Maaya; concentrate on Mother; you are certain to succeed.

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Sweet is Your name, O refuge of the lowly, raining like nectar in our ears and comforting us, O beloved of our souls!
The treasure of Your name is the abode of immortality.
He who chants Your name becomes immortal.

SONG from GOSPEL OF SRI RAMAKRISHNA

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My life passes by in the pursuit of habitual wrong-doing.
How can I find shelter in Your holy way?
Pray save this wretch with Your compassionate name,
Pull me up by the hair of my head; give me shelter at Your feet.

SONG from GOSPEL OF SRI RAMAKRISHNA

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