Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.171
The Master Said:
"When the dry branch of a coconut palm drops to the ground,
it leaves only a mark on the trunk indicating that once there
was a branch at that place. In like manner, he who has attained
God keeps only a semblance of anger and lust.
He becomes like a child. A child has no attachment to the
three gunas - sattva, rajas, and tamas.
He becomes as quickly detached from a thing as he becomes
attached to it."
om tat sat
~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: