Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.142
The Master Said:
"People speak of doing good to the world.
Is the world such a small thing? And who are you, pray,
to do good to the world? First realize God,
see Him by means of spiritual discipline.
If He imparts power, then you can do good to others, otherwise not."
om tat sat
~~~~~~om shanthi om ~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: