Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.379
The Master Said:
"it is God alone who has planted in man's mind
what the *Englishman calls free will.
People who have not realized God would become engaged
in more and more sinful actions
if God had not planted in them the notion of free will.
Sin would have increased if God
had not made the sinner feel that he is responsible."
om tat sat
~~~~~~~om shanthi om~~~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: