Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.181
The Master Said:
"For the Kaliyuga the path of bhakti is especially good.
One can realize God through bhakti too. As long as one is
conscious of the body, one is also conscious of objects.
Form, taste, smell, sound, and touch - these are the objects.
It is extremely difficult to get rid of the consciousness
of objects. And one cannot realize 'I am He' as long as one
is aware of objects."
om tat sat
~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: