Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, Page 208
The Master Said:
"Worldly people have no grit. If they succeed in an undertaking,
it is all right, but if they don't succeed, it scarcely bothers them at all.
When they need water they begin to dig a well. But as soon as they strike
a stone they give up digging there and begin at another place.
Perhaps they come to a bed of sand. Finding nothing but sand, they give up
that place too. How can they succeed in getting water unless they dig
persistently where they started?"
om tat sat
~~~~~~~om shanthi om~~~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: