Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.477
The Master Said:
"I used to go to Krishnakishore's house.
Once when I was there, he said to me,
'Why do you chew betel-leaf?'
I said: 'It is my sweet pleasure.
I shall chew betel-leaf,
look at my face in the mirror,
and dance naked among a thousand girls'.
Krishnakishore's wife scolded him and said,
'What have you said to Ramakrishna?
You don't know how to talk to people.'.."
om tat sat
~~~~~~om shanthi om~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: