Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.169
The Master Said:
"Money is also a great upAdhi. The possesion of money
makes such a difference in a man!
He is no longer the same person.
A frog had a rupee, which he kept in his hole.
One day an elephant was going over the hole,
and the frog, coming out in a fit of anger,
raised his foot, as if to kick the elephant,
and said, 'How dare you walk over my head?'
Such is the pride that money begets."
om tat sat
~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: