Brief author info: Ramakrishna (1836-1886) Indian Hindu mystic (Gadadhar Chattonpadhyaya) Born in Bengali; leading Tantrist teacher; learned from gurus in different schools; evolved theory that all religions are different paths to same goal; known as a charismatic teacher; taught Swami Viveka-nanda.
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Live like a mud-fish: its skin is bright and shiny even though it lives in mud.
The truth is that you cannot attain God if you have even a trace of desire. Subtle is the way of dharma. If you are trying to thread a needle, you will not succeed if the thread has even a slight fiber sticking out.
These people are like ... a frog living in a well, who has never seen the outside world. He knows only his well, so he will not believe that there is such a thing as the world. Likewise, people talk so much about the world because they have not known the joy of God.
You should love everyone because God dwells in all beings.
The fool who repeats again and again: "I am bound, I am bound," remains in bondage. He who repeats day and night: "I am a sinner, I am a sinner," becomes a sinner indeed.
God cannot be realizxd if there is the slightest trace of pride.
Sugar and sand may be mixed together, but the ant rejects the sand and goes off with the sugar grain; so pious men lift the good from the bad.
By the mind one is bound; by the mind one is freed. ... He who asserts with strong conviction: "I am not bound, I am free," becomes free.
So many religions, so many paths to reach the one and the same goal.
Everything you can imagine is real.
I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.
I'm the one that has to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to.
Those see nothing but faults that seek for nothing else.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.