Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.168
The Master Said:
"How is it ever possible for one man to liberate another
from the bondage of the world? God alone,
the Creator of this world-bewitching mAyA,
can save men from mAyA.
There is no other refuge but that great teacher,
How is it ever possible for men who have not
realized God or received His command,
and who are not strengthened with divine strength,
to save others from the prison-house of the world?"
om tat sat
~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: