Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.782
The Master Said:
"One time I gave up fish. At first I suffered from it;
afterwards it didin't bother me much.
If someone burns up a bird's nest,
the bird flies about it; it takes shelter in the sky.
If a man truly realizes that the body and the world are unreal,
then his soul attains samAdhi."
om tat sat
~~~~~~~om shanthi om~~~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: