Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.131
The Master Said:
"MAyA is nothing but 'woman and gold'.
A man living in its midst gradually loses his spiritual
alertness. He thinks all is well with him.
The scavenger carries a tub of night-soil on his head,
and in course of time loses his repulsion to it.
One gradually acquires love of God through
the practice of chanting God's name and glories."
om tat sat
~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: