Saturday, December 22, 2007

Perseverance To See God !

The hereditary peasant does not give up tilling the soil though it may not rain for twelve years; but a merchant who has recently taken to agriculture is discouraged by one season of drought. The true believer is never discouraged even if he fails to see God in spite of lifelong devotion.

~Gospel Of Sri Ramakrishna

Friday, December 21, 2007

Pray With Tears !

Men weep rivers of tears because a son is not born to them; others wear away their hearts with sorrow because they cannot get riches. But how many. ..weep and sorrow because they have not seen God? He finds who seeks him; he who with intense longing weeps for God has found God. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, he who longs for him, finds him. Go and verify this in thine own life; try for three consecutive days with genuine earnestness and thou art sure to succeed....

~Gospel Of Sri RamaKrishna

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Mystery Of Divine Incarnation !

In order to bring people spiritual knowledge, an Incarnation of God lives in the world in the company of devotees, cherishing an attitude of love for God. It is like going up and coming down the stairs after having once reached the roof. In order to reach the roof, other people should follow the path of devotion, as long as they have not attained Knowledge and become free of desire. The roof can be reached only when all desires are done away with. The shopkeeper does not go to bed before finishing his accounts. He goes to sleep only when his accounts are finished.

~Gospel Of Sri RamaKrishna

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Manifestation Of God !

God is both personal and impersonal. It is difficult to conceive an impersonal God, so to begin with, God has to be thought of as a person. Can anyone think of the white color without thinking of a white object? One can look at the morning sun, but not at the midday sun. Similarly, when God is manifest in a person we know what God is like, otherwise God is impersonal and beyond thought and speech.

~Gospel Of Sri RamaKrishna

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Different Types Of Devotee's

A poor devotee points to the sky and says, "God is up there."

An average devotee says, "God dwells in the heart as the Inner Master."

The best devotee says, "God alone is and everything I perceive is a form of God

~Gospel Of Sri RamaKrishna

Monday, December 17, 2007

Think About Our Life !

God laughs on two occasions. He laughs when the physician says to the patient's mother, 'Don't be afraid, mother; I shall certainly cure your boy.' God laughs, saying to Himself, 'I am going to take his life, and this man says he will save it!' The physician thinks he is the master, forgetting that God is the Master. God laughs again when two brothers divide their land with a string, saying to each other, 'This side is mine and that side is yours.' He laughs and says to Himself, 'The whole universe belongs to Me, but they say they own this portion or that portion

~Gospel Of Sri RamaKrishna

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Indications Of God Realization !

There are certain signs of God-realization. The man in whom longing for God manifests its glories is not far from attaining Him. What are the glories of that longing? They are discrimination, dispassion, compassion for living beings, serving holy men, loving their company, chanting the name and glories of God, telling the truth, and the like. When you see those signs of longing in an aspirant, you can rightly say that for him the vision of God is not far to seek

~Gospel of Sri RamaKrishna