Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna P. 757
The Master Said:
"A worldly man spends thousands of rupees for his daughter's marriage.
Yet, all the while, his neighbours are dying of starvation;
and he finds it hard to give them two morsels of rice;
he calculates a thousand times before giving them even that much.
The people around him have nothing to eat; but what does he care about that?
He says to himself: 'What can I do? Let the rascals live or die.
All I care about is that the members of my family
should live well'. And they talk about doing good to others!"
om tat sat
~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: