Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.183
The Master Said:
"Why doesn't God free us from the world?
Ah, He will free us when the disease is cured.
He will liberate us from the world when we are
through with the enjoyment of 'woman and gold'.
Once a man registers his name in the hospital,
he cannot run away. The doctor will not let him go
away unless his illness is cured."
om tat sat
~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: