Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.183
The Master Said:
"RAga-bhakti is pure love of God, a love that seeks God alone
and not any worldly end. PrahlAda had it. Suppose you go to a
wealthy man every day, but you seek no favour of him;
you simply love to see him. If he wants to show you favour,
you say: 'No, sir, I don't need anything. I came just to see you.'
Such is love of God for its own sake.
You simply love God and don't want anything from Him in return."
om tat sat
~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: