Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.126
The Master Said:
[In answer to the following question:
"What should one do if one's wife says:
'You are neglecting me. I shall commit suicide'?"]
[In a serious tone]"Give up such a wife if she proves
an obstacle in the way of spiritual life. Let her commit
suicide or anything else she likes. The wife that hampers
her husband's spiritual life is an ungodly wife.
But if a man has sincere love for God, then all will come
under his control - the king, wicked persons, and his wife.
Sincere love of God on the husband's part may eventually help
the wife to lead a spiritual life. If the husband is good,
then through the grace of God the wife may also follow his example."
om tat sat
~~~~~~om shanthi om ~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: