Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.117
The Master Said:
"After attaining God one forgets His external splendour,
the glories of His creation. One doesn't think of God's glories
after one has seen Him. The devotee, once immersed in God's Bliss,
doesn't calculate any more about outer things.
When I see Narendra, I don't need to ask him:
'what's your name? Where do you live?
Where is the time for such questions?
Once a man asked HanumAn which day of the fortnight it was.
'Brother', said HanumAn, 'I don't know anything of the day
of the week, or the fortnight, or the position of the stars.
I think of RAma alone."
om tat sat
~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: