Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.146
The Master Said:
"A devotee who possesses sattvic bhakti, meditates on God
in absolute secret, perhaps inside his mosquito net.
Others think he is asleep. Since he is late in getting up,
they think perhaps he has not slept well during the night.
His love for the body goes only as far as appeasing his hunger,
and that only by means of rice and simple greens.
There is no elaborate arrangements about his meals,
no luxury in clothes, and no display of furniture.
Besides, such a devotee never flatters anyone for money."
om tat sat
~~~~~~om shanthi om ~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: