Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.141
The Master Said:
"There are three words that ***** my flesh: 'guru' 'master',
and 'father'. There is only one Guru, and that is SatchidAnanda.
He alone is the Teacher. My attitude toward God is that
of a child toward it's mother. One can get human gurus
by the million. All want to be teachers.
But who cares to be a disciple?"
om tat sat
~~~~~~om shanthi om ~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: