Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.165
The Master Said:
"The camel loves to eat thorny bushes.
The more it eats the thorns,
the more the blood gushes out from its mouth.
Still it must eat thorny plants
and will never give them up.
The man of worldly nature suffers so much sorrow
and affliction, but he forgets it all in a few days
and begins his old life over again.
Suppose a man has lost his wife
or she has turned unfaithful.
Lo! He marries again."
om tat sat
~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: