Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.162
The Master Said:
"But you must remember that nothing
can be achieved except in its proper time.
Some persons must pass through many experiences
and perform many worldly duties
before they can turn their attention to God:
so they have to wait a long time.
If an abscess is lanced before it is soft,
the result is not good;
the surgeon makes the opening when
it is soft and has come to a head."
om tat sat
~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: