Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.1024
The Master was asked: "How can I realise God".
Thakur responded with: "You see, He is constantly attracting us,
as a magnet attracts iron. But the iron cannot come to the magnet
if it is covered in dirt.
When the dirt is washed away, the iron is instantly drawn to the magnet.
Weep for God and the tears will wash away the dirt from your mind.
Look here. Only repeating the word 'siddhi' will not produce intoxication.
You must actually get some hemp, rub it in water, and then drink the solution...."
om tat sat
~~~~~~~om shanthi om~~~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: