Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.123
The Master Said:
"Although Tantra prescribes spiritual discipline
in the company of woman, that is not desirable.
It is a very difficult path and often causes
the aspirant's downfall. There are three such kinds of discipline.
One may regard woman as one's mistress or look on oneself
as her handmaid or as her child. I look on woman as my mother.
To look on oneself as her handmaid is also good;
but it is extremely difficult to practice spiritual discipline
looking on woman as one's mistress.
To regard oneself as Her child is a very pure attitude."
om tat sat
~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: