Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.1O8
The Master Said:
"What is needed is absorption in God - loving Him intensely.
The 'Nectar Lake' is the Lake of Immortality. A man sinking in It
does not die, but becomes immortal. Some people believe
that by thinking of God too much the mind becomes deranged;
but that is not true. God is the Lake of Nectar,
the Ocean of Immortality. He is called the 'Immortal'
in the Vedas. Sinking in It, one does not die,
but verily transcends death."
om tat sat
~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: