Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.133
The Master Said:
"The yogi seeks to realize the ParamAtman, the Supreme Soul.
His ideal is the union of the embodied soul and the Supreme Soul.
He withdraws his mind from sense-objects and tries to concentrate
it on the ParamAtman. Therefore, during the first stage of his
spiritual discipline, he retires into solitude and with
undivided attention practises meditation in a fixed posture."
om tat sat
~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: