Wednesday, February 28, 2007

From the gospel of sri ramakrishna

Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, Page 206

Tuesday 27/2/07

The Master Said:

"They are indeed bound souls who constantly dwell with 'woman and
and do not think of God even for a moment. How can you expect noble
of them? They are like mangoes pecked by a crow, which may not be
to the Deity in the temple, and which even men hesitate to eat.
Bound souls, worldly people are like silk-worms. The worms can cut
their cocoons if they want, but having woven the cocoons themselves,
they are too much attached to leave them. And so they die there."

om tat sat



I asked God to take away my pain.
God said, No. It is not for me to take away, but for you to
give it up.

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said, No. Her spirit is whole and her body is only

I asked God to grant me patience. God said, No. Patience is a
byproduct of tribulations; it isn't granted, it is earned.

I asked God to give me happiness.
God said, No. I give you blessings. Happiness is up to you.

I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, No. Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings
you closer to me.

I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said, No. You must grow on your own, but I will prune you to make
you fruitful.

I asked for all things that I might enjoy life.
God said, No. I will give you life so that you may enjoy all things.

I asked God to help me LOVE others, as much as he loves me.

God said... Ahhhh, finally you have the idea.