Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.125
The Master Said:
"First of all set up the shrine of God in your heart,
and then deliver lectures as much as you like.
How will the mere repetition of 'Brahma' profit you
if you are not imbued with discrimination and dispassion?
It is the empty sound of a conch-shell."
om tat sat
~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: