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
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
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
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
Everyone has to be accommodating.
Forbear everything. God is there to judge.