Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.162
The Master Said:
"Anger and lust cannot be destroyed. Turn them toward God.
If you must feel desire and temptation,
then desire to realze God, feel tempted by Him.
Discriminate and turn the passions away
from worldly objects.
When the elephant is about to devour a plaintain-tree
in someone's garden, the mAhut strikes
it with his iron-tipped goad."
om tat sat
~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: