Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.102
The Master Said:
"One may read the BhAgavata by the light of the lamp,
and another may commit forgery by that very light;
but the lamp is unaffected by them.
There is poison in a snake; but though others may die
if bitten by it, the snake is not affected by the poison."
om tat sat
~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: