Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.138
The Master Said:
"Once someone gave me a book of the Christians.
I asked him to read it to me. It talked of nothing but sin.
The wretch who constantly says, "I am bound, I am bound',
only succeeds in being bound. He who says day and night,
'I am a sinner, I am a sinner' verily becomes a sinner."
om tat sat
~~~~~~om shanthi om ~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: