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Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« Reply #285 on: September 03, 2013, 12:19:58 PM »
A college student used to visit Mother’s place quite frequently. One day while taking leave of her he suddenly said, `Mother I am no good for this place, I am unfit to come to you. I am saying goodbye forever. He quickly left the house.

Mother ran after him, caught his shirt, and pulling him toward her she put her hands on his shoulders. Looking at him eye  to eye she said in a firm voice, “Whenever any disturbing thought comes to your mind, think of me. Don’t worry!” With those words she let him go. While going home the boy repeated Mother’s words over and over again: “Think of me; think of me; think of me.” He couldn’t forget those two beautiful compassionate eyes of the Mother. Constantly he thought of those eyes of the Mother and those words, “Think of me.”*
 
*He became a monk later on and led a very exemplary life. He narrated this incident to a brother monk who is presently a senior member of the Ramakrishna Order.

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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #286 on: September 03, 2013, 12:29:42 PM »


“I can’t contain myself when one draws
near me and calls me Mother."


Mother
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #287 on: September 03, 2013, 12:33:04 PM »
Devotee: “Man cannot do anything by his individual effort. God is doing
everything through him.”

Mother: “Yes, that is true. But is one conscious of this always? Blinded by
egoism, people think themselves to be independent agents in regard to
action. They do not depend on God. He protects one who relies on Him.”
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #288 on: September 03, 2013, 12:36:32 PM »


“Whatever you yearn for, that you will get”

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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
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~ Vasishta

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« Reply #289 on: September 03, 2013, 06:24:04 PM »


“In time the mind itself becomes the Guru. To pray to God and meditate
on Him for two minutes with full concentration is better than doing so for
long hours without it.”


Mother
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #290 on: September 04, 2013, 10:34:37 AM »


“One must be patient like the earth. What iniquities are being
perpetrated on her! Yet she quietly endures them all.
Man, too, should be like that”


Mother
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #291 on: September 04, 2013, 10:39:19 AM »

Devotee: “Mother, I am overtaken by fear on seeing
how even high spiritual persons meet with a fall.”


Mother: “If you are constantly in touch with objects of enjoyment,
you are likely to succumb to their influence.”
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #292 on: September 04, 2013, 10:41:00 AM »


To a disciple who had been busy with accounts the whole day. Mother
said, “Can anyone who has renounced the world relish these things? Once
there was a mistake in the accounts relating to the salary of the Master. I
asked him to talk to the manager of the Temple about it. But he said, ‘What
a shame! Shall I bother myself about accounts?’Once he said to me, ‘He
who utters the Name of God never suffers from any misery. Why do you
worry?’These are his very words. Renunciation was his ornament.”


Mother
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #293 on: September 04, 2013, 10:50:58 AM »


   
“Money always taints the mind. ... Such is the fascination of money that
if you involve yourself too much in it, you will feel attracted to it. You may
think that you are above money and that you will never feel any attraction
for it, as you have once renounced it. You may further think that at any
moment you may leave it behind. No, my child, never harbour this thought
in your mind. Through a tiny little loop-hole it will enter into your mind and
then strangle you gradually quite undetected. You will never know it. ... Sri
Ramakrishna could never bear the touch of money. ... Always remember his
words. Money is at the root of all the disasters you see in the world. Money
may lure one’s mind into other temptations: Beware!”


Mother
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #294 on: September 05, 2013, 11:13:59 AM »


"It is just for this love of the devotees that God contracts Himself
into a human form and descends on earth to play His lila."


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #295 on: September 07, 2013, 05:58:50 PM »
BHAVANATH (humbly): "I feel disturbed if I have a misunderstanding with someone. I feel that in that case I am not able to love all"
MASTER: "Try at the outset to talk to him and establish a friendly relationship with him. If you fail in spite of your efforts, then don't give it another thought. Take refuge in God.Meditate on Him. There is no use in giving up God and feeling depressed from thinking about others."

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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« Reply #296 on: September 08, 2013, 10:25:12 AM »


If you are in bad company, then you will talk and think like your companions.
On the other hand, when you are in the company of devotees, 
you will think and talk only of God.


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #297 on: September 08, 2013, 09:27:51 PM »
ego of a devotee' begets no pride; it does not create ignorance. On the contrary it helps one realize God. This ego is no more like the ordinary ego than hinche is like ordinary greens. One generally becomes indisposed by eating greens; but hinche removes excessive bile; it does one good. Sugar candy is not like ordinary sweets. Sweets are generally harmful, but sugar candy removes acidity
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #298 on: September 09, 2013, 07:28:47 PM »


"You were angry with me, weren't you? Do you know why I made you angry?
There was a reason. Only then would the medicine work. The surgeon first brings an
abscess to a head. Only then does he apply a herb so that it may burst and dry up."


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #299 on: September 09, 2013, 07:35:38 PM »


RĀKHĀL : "The mind is a mad elephant."

MASTER: "Therefore the lion, the carrier of the Divine Mother, keeps it under control."
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta