Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, Page 190
The Master Said:
"One should feel great restlessness of soul for the vision of God.
Suppose a man repeats the name of God mechanically, while his mind
is absorbed in 'woman and gold'. Can he achieve anything?
Mere muttering of magic words doesn't cure the pain of a spider
or scorpion sting. One must also apply the smoke of burning cow-dung"
om tat sat
~~~~~~~om shanthi om~~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: