Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.173
The Master Said:
"One cannot see God if one has the slightest trace of worldliness.
Matchsticks, if damp won't strike fire though you rub a thousand
of them against the match-box. You only waste a heap of sticks.
The mind soaked in worldliness is such a damp match-stick."
om tat sat
~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: