Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.243
The Master Said:
"There are two schools of thought: the VedAnta and the PurAna.
According to the VedAnta this world is a 'framework of illusion',
that is to say, it is all illusory, like a dream.
But according to the PurAna, the books of devotion,
God Himself has become the twenty-four cosmic principles.
Worship God both within and without."
om tat sat
~~~~~~~om shanthi om~~~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: