Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.157
The Master Said:
"People think it is they who are great.
The water from the roof flows through
a spout that is shaped like a lion's head.
It looks as if the lion were bringing
the water out through its mouth.
But look at the source of the water !
A cloud gathers in the sky and rain falls
on the roof; then the water flows through
the pipe and at last comes out through the spout."
om tat sat
~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: