In a potter's shop there are vessels of different shapes and forms-pots,jars,dishes,plates,etc--but all are made of the same clay.So also God is one,but he is worshipped in different ages and places under different names and aspects.
-Sri Ramakrishna Math
The society of good men is like the water in which rice is washed.This rice-water has the power to lessen alcoholic intoxication.So does the company of the good people relieve the worldly men,drunk with the wine of desires,from their intoxication.
- Sri Ramakrishna Math
The 9 nights festival of Navratri begins on the first day of Ashwina of the bright fortnight. Seeds are sown, sprouting is watched, the planets are consecrated, and on the 8th and 9th days, Goddess Durga, Vijayashtami and Mahanavami are worshipped.
As a maidservant in a rich family brings up her master's child,loving it as if it were her own,yet knowing well that she has no claim upon it,so you also think that you are but trustees and guardians of your children whose real father is God himself.
- Sri Ramakrishna Math
If I hold this cloth before me, you cannot see me any more, though I am still as near you as ever. So also though God is nearer to you than anything else, because of the screen of egotism you cannot see him.
- Swami Ramakrishna Math
The more your love towards God is increased,the less will your listfulness be. Always try to walk along the proper path.Be truthful and good and have no sensual desires.Let this be your end and aim.
To err is human.The only thing we should look after is never to forget loving Him,the Master of the universe.Therfore take heart,and though you fall every now and then,try to rise up.Every child,before it learns to walk,falls down a hundred thousand times.I can assure you,God helps those who help themselves.
You should always look forward and march on boldly,falling and rising but never succumbing,till he is sure of having reached a place where the ground is clear of dirt and where he meets the one thing of his desire-the divine one for whom he has been laboring so long.
We should all 'strike off our fetters'; but have you ever seen a fetter stricken off with a single and sudden blow? If you want to break through your fetters,you must be patient enough to apply a series of successive blows. Nothing sudden has brought about good.
'Drinking the cup of desire,the world becomes mad.' Day and night never come together, so desire and the lord can never come together.