Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.141
The Master Said:
"God does reveal Himself to man and speak.
Only then may one receive His command.
How forceful the words of such a teacher !
They can move mountains. But mere lectures?
People will listen to them for a few days and then forget them.
They will never act upon mere words."
om tat sat
~~~~~~om shanthi om ~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: