Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, Page 196
The Master Said:
"Ordinary people practice spiritual discipline and cultivate devotion to God;
but they also become attached to 'woman and gold'. They are like flies,
which sit on a flower or a sweetmeat and light on filth as well.
But the ever-perfect are like bees, which only light on flowers and sip the honey.
The ever perfect drink only the Nectar of Divine Bliss. They are never inclined
to worldly pleasures."
om tat sat
~~~~~~~om shanthi om~~~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: