Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.141
The Master Said:
"All men look alike, to be sure, but they have different natures.
Some have an excess of sattva, others an excess of rajas,
and still others an excess of tamas. You must have noticed
that the cakes known as puli all look alike.
But their contents are very different.
Some contain condensed milk, some coconut kernel,
and others mere boiled kalAi pulse."
This last comment brought forth laughter among the devotees
om tat sat
~~~~~~om shanthi om ~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: