"Raga-bhakti is pure love of God, a love that seeks God alone and not any worldly end. Prahlada had it."
The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, 25 February 1883
“রাগভক্তি — শুদ্ধাভক্তি — অহেতুকী ভক্তি। যেমন…
Perform your duties, but at the end of the day do not fail to call on God with great yearning at least once.
For Seekers of God : Spiritual Talks of Mahapurush Swami Shivananda, p39
নিজের কর্তব্য পালন…
Don’t be afraid, my son. Always remember the Master is behind you, and so am I.
Sri Ma Sarada Devi
(The Gospel of Holy Mother : Reminiscences of Sri Prafulla Kumar Ganguly)
ভয় কি, বাবা ? সর্বদার তরে জানবে যে ঠাকুর তোমাদের…
ॐ ह्रीं ऋतं त्वमचलो गुणजिद्गुणेड्यो
नक्तं दिवं सकरुणं तव पादपद्मम्।
मोहङ्कषं बहुकृतं न भजे यतोऽहं
तस्मात्त्वमेव शरणं मम दीनबन्धो॥ १॥
(श्रीरामकृष्णस्तोत्रम् : स्वामी विवेकानन्द)
You are the mystic sounds Om and Hrim. You…
What is wanted is character, purity and steadfast devotion to God. If you have them, you will prosper.
(Annual General Meeting of Ramakrishna Mission, 1916)
যা চাই তা হল চরিত্র, পবিত্রতা এবং ঈশ্বরের প্রতি…
One should have such faith as to be able to say, 'What? I have taken the name of God; how can I be a sinner?' God is our Father and Mother. Tell Him, 'O Lord, I have committed sins, but I won't repeat them.' Chant His name and purify…
Have faith that you are all, my brave lads, born to do great things! Let not the barks of puppies frighten you — no, not even the thunderbolts of heaven — but stand up and work!
(Letter to Sri Alasinga Perumal, 31…
Let us be brave. Know the Truth and practice the Truth. The goal may be distant, but awake, arise, and stop not till the goal is reached.
(The Real Nature of Man, Complete Works, Vol 2)
সাহসী হও। সত্যকে…
Dive deep with the noble idea that you have received. Repeat the holy Name, meditate upon it, keep good company, and subdue the ego by all means.
Sri Sarada Devi
(The Gospel of Holy Mother, Recorded by Br. Ashokakrishna)
Whatever situation one may be in, one can, to some degree, serve the motherland, serve the common people, and above all serve God. Always have the good of the universe at heart and let this become a part of your daily prayer.