Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, Page 186
The Master Said:
One cannot be spiritual as long as one has shame, hatred or fear.
Great will be the joy today
[the devotees were celebrating Thakurji's birthday]
But those fools who will not sing or dance, mad with God's name,
will never attain God. How can one feel any shame or fear when
the names of God are sung? Now, sing all of you."
om tat sat
~~~~~~~om shanthi om~~~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: