Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.133
The Master Said:
"The jnAni, sticking to the path of knowledge,
always reasons about the Reality, saying,
'Not this, not this'. Brahman is neither 'this' nor 'that';
It is neither the universe nor its living beings.
Reasoning in this way, the mind becomes steady.
Then it disappears and the aspirant goes into samAdhi.
This is the knowledge of Brahman.
It is the unwavering conviction of the jnAni that
Brahman alone is real and the world illusory."
om tat sat
~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: