Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.183
The Master Said:
"God cannot remain unmoved if you have rAga-bhakti,
that is, love of God, with passionate attachment to Him.
Do you know how fond God is of His devotee's love?
It is like the cow's fondness for fodder mixed with oil-cake.
The cow gobbles it down greedily."
om tat sat
~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: