Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.181
The Master Said:
"All the sins of the body fly away if one chants the name of
God and sings his glories. The birds of sin dwell in the tree
of the body. Singing the name of God is like clapping your hands.
As, at the clap of the hands, the birds in the tree fly away,
so do our sins disappear at the chanting of God's name and glories."
om tat sat
~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: