If in this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true; this I have learnt after suffering all my life; all else is mere moonshine. . . .
Q. — What is the means of realisation?
A. — The Guru is the means of realisation.
"There is no knowledge without a teacher."
First, have faith in yourselves.
Know that though one may be a little bubble and another may be a mountain-high wave, yet behind both the bubble and the wave there is the infinite ocean.
Therefore there is hope for every one.…
Buddha believed that man must go to work and help others; find his soul in others; find his life in others. He believed that in the conjunction of doing good to others is the only good we do ourselves.
A far greater work is this sacrifice of yourselves for the benefit of your race, for the welfare of humanity.
(The Future of India, Complete Works, Vol III)
জীবনের শ্রেষ্ঠ কর্ম হল তোমাদের জাতির কল্যাণের…
As it is not possible to have holy company always, so study holy books. Thus the mind becomes pure and perfect.
Sri Ma Sarada Devi
(Letter to Kamala Sengupta, Sri Sarada Devi and Her Divine Play, pg. 510)
যেহেতু সর্বদা সাধুসঙ্গ…
Sri Ramakrishna and Sri Ma Sarada Devi were one in essence, though appearing in separate forms. Is it not said in the scriptures: "Lord, thou art man, thou art woman"? The Master told me many times that there was no difference between…
अद्वयतत्त्वसमाहितचित्तं प्रोज्ज्वलभक्तिपटावृतवृत्तम् ।
कर्मकलेवरमद्भुतचेष्टं यामि गुरुं शरणं भववैद्यम् ॥
Whose mind is absorbed in Advaita, who is draped in bright cloth of Devotion, whose life is for the welfare of the world,…
ॐ स्थापकाय च धर्मस्य सर्वधर्मस्वरूपिणे ।
अवतारवरिष्ठाय रामकृष्णाय ते नमः ॥
Salutations to Thee, O Ramakrishna, the Reinstator of Religion, the Embodiment of all Religions, the Greatest of all Incarnations !
Pray to God with a longing heart. He will surely listen to your prayer if it is sincere. Perhaps He will direct you to holy men with whom you can keep company; and that will help you on your spiritual path.