Song: “Cry to your Mother Syama,” Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

MASTER: “Cry to the Lord with an intensely yearning heart and you will certainly see Him. People shed a whole jug of tears for wife and children. They swim in tears for money. But who weeps for God? Cry to Him with a real cry.” The Master sang: Cry to your Mother Syama with a real cry, O mind!And how can She hold Herself from you?How can Syama stay away?How can your Mother Kali hold Herself away? O mind, if you are in earnest, bring Her an offeringOf bel-leaves and hibiscus flowers;Lay at Her feet your offeringAnd with it mingle … Continue reading Song: “Cry to your Mother Syama,” Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

Mani Mallick and Bhavanath: “Many maharajas have sent precious articles to the exhibition — gold couches and the like. It is worth seeing.” MASTER (to the devotees, with a smile): “Yes, you gain much by visiting those things. You realize that those articles of gold and the other things sent by maharajas are mere trash. That is a great gain in itself. When I used to go to Calcutta with Hriday, he would show me the Viceroy’s palace and say: ‘Look, uncle! There is the Viceroy’s palace with the big columns.’ The Mother revealed to me that they were merely … Continue reading

When God Laughs

GOD laughs on two occasions. He laughs when the physician says to the patient’s mother, “Don’t be afraid, mother, I shall certainly cure your boy.” God laughs saying to Himself, “I am going to take his life, and this man says he will save it!” The physician thinks he is the master, forgetting that God is the Master. God laughs again when two brothers divide their land with a string, saying to each other, “This side is mine, that side is yours.” He laughs and says to Himself, “The universe belongs to Me, but they say they own this portion … Continue reading When God Laughs