Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.129
The Master Said:
"GangAmAyi became very fond of me in VrindAvan.
She was an old woman who lived all alone in a hut
near the Nidhuvan. Referring to my spiritual condition
and ecstasy, she said, 'He is the very embodiment of RAdhA.'
She addressed me as 'DulAli'. When with her, I used to forget
my food and drink, my bath, and all thought of going home.
On some days Hriday used to bring food from home and feed me.
GangAmAyi also would serve me with food prepared by her own hands.
GangAmAyi used to experience trances. At such times a great crowd
would come to see her. One day, in a state of ecstasy,
she climbed on Hriday's shoulders."
om tat sat
~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: