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Sri Sarada Devi - Sayings

Sri Ramakrishna left me behind to manifest the Motherhood of God to the world.
I can't contain myself when one draws near me and calls me Mother.
If my son wallows in the dust or mud, it is I who have to wipe all the dirt off his body and take him to my lap.
The aim of life is to realize God and remain immersed in contemplation of Him.
God alone is real and everything else is false.
As one gets the fragrance of a flower by handling it, or as one gets the smell of sandalwood by rubbing it against a stone, in the same way one gets spiritual awakening by constantly thinking of God. But you can realize Him right now, if you become desireless.
Many think of God only after receiving blows from the world. But blessed indeed is he who can offer his mind, like a fresh flower, at the feet of the Lord from his very childhood. One should practice renunciation in youth.
Through japa and austerity the bondage of karma is cut asunder, but God cannot be realized except through love and devotion.
How can the devotees really have any caste ? Children are all equal.
One should desire of God desirelessness. For desire alone is at the root of all suffering.
But one may pray for devotion and detachment. These cannot be classed as desires.
As wind removes the cloud, so the name of God destroys the cloud of worldliness.
Only through work can one remove the bondage of work. Total detachment comes later. One should not be without work even for a moment. Work helps one to fend off idle thoughts.
Everyone has to be accommodating. Forbear everything. God is there to judge.

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