When one has love for God, one doesn’t feel any physical attraction to wife, children, relatives and friends. One retains only compassion for them.

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Longing is like the rosy dawn. After the dawn out comes the sun. Longing is followed by the vision of God.

Work, apart from devotion or love of God, is helpless and cannot stand alone.

Ramakrishna Quotes

Many are the names of God and infinite the forms through which He may be approached.

The fabled musk deer searches the world over for the source of the scent which comes from itself.

Unless one always speaks the truth, one cannot find God Who is the soul of truth.

Through selfless work, love of God grows in the heart. Then through his grace one realize him in course of time. God can be seen. One can talk to him as I am talking to you.

If you want to go east, don’t go west.

When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited.

Disease is the tax which the soul pays for the body, as the tenant pays house-rent for the use of the house.

Pray to God that your attachment to such transitory things as wealth, name, and creature comforts may become less and less every day.

The world is indeed a mixture of truth and make-believe. Discard the make-believe and take the truth.

God is in all men, but all men are not in God; that is why we suffer.

It is easy to talk on religion, but difficult to practice it.

If you first fortify yourself with the true knowledge of the Universal Self, and then live in the midst of wealth and worldliness, surely they will in no way affect you.

The physicians of one class feel the patients and go away, merely prescribing medicine. As they leave the room they simply ask the patient to take the medicine. They are the poorest class of physicians.

If you desire to be pure, have firm faith, and slowly go on with your devotional practices without wasting your energy in useless scriptural discussions and arguments. Your little brain will otherwise be muddled.

One must be very particular about telling the truth. Through truth one can realize God.

If you must be mad, be it not for the things of the world. Be mad with the love of God.

Bondage is of the mind; freedom too is of the mind. If you say ‘I am a free soul. I am a son of God who can bind me’ free you shall be.

Travel in all the four quarters of the earth, yet you will find nothing anywhere. Whatever there is, is only here.

A man is truly free, even here in this embodied state, if he knows that God is the true agent and he by himself is powerless to do anything.

To work without attachment is to work without the expectation of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next. Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end.

God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope. You can also climb up by a bamboo pole.

Many good sayings are to be found in holy books, but merely reading them will not make one religious.

God is everywhere but He is most manifest in man. So serve man as God. That is as good as worshipping God.

More are the names of God and infinite are the forms through which He may be approached. In whatever name and form you worship Him, through them you will realise Him.

When the divine vision is attained, all appear equal; and there remains no distinction of good and bad, or of high and low.

Through love one acquires renunciation and discrimination naturally.

Unalloyed love of God is the essential thing. All else is unreal.