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Ramakrishna Quotes and Sayings

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

Through love one acquires renunciation and discrimination naturally.
- Ramakrishna

If you want to go east, don't go west.
- Ramakrishna

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

 

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

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

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

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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.
- Ramakrishna

When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited.
- Ramakrishna

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.
- Ramakrishna

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

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

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.
- Ramakrishna

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

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.
- Ramakrishna

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.
- Ramakrishna

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.
- Ramakrishna

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Ramakrishna

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.
- Ramakrishna

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.
- Ramakrishna

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.
- Ramakrishna

CALM IN CHAOS
In the midst of the flurry - clarity.
In the midst of the storm - calm.
In the midst of divided interests - certainty.
In the many roads - a certain choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is defined more by its contrasts than its samenesses;
Life is defined more by its risks than the many securities.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Facts are many, but the truth is one.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Celebration has many different outfits
but she always wears the same beautiful dancing shoes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

In the midst of the flurry - clarity.
In the midst of the storm - calm.
In the midst of divided interests - certainty.
In the many roads - a certain choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life
are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
- Henry David Thoreau

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

The fox has many tricks.
The hedgehog has but one.
But that is the best of all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many hands make light work.
- Proverb

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
- Publilius Syrus

A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

There are as many pillows of illusion
as flakes in a snow-storm.
We wake from one dream into another dream.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
- Alfred Adler

There are many answers you have received
but have not yet heard.
- A Course In Miracles

There are not many things in life
so beautiful as true friendship,
and not many things more uncommon.
- Anonymous

However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
- The Buddha

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

And as he spoke of understanding,
I looked up and saw the rainbow leap
with flames of many colors over me.
- Black Elk

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is like dancing.
If we have a big floor, many people will dance.
Some will get angry when the rhythm changes.
But life is changing all the time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Many people know so little about what
is beyond their short range of experience.
They look within themselves - and find nothing!
Therefore they conclude that there
is nothing outside themselves either.
- Helen Keller

Each man's life touches so many other lives.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use
of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that, seize the opportunity
to sharpen those qualities even more sharply
by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The beauty of facing life unprepared is tremendous.
Then life has a newness, a youth;
then life has a flow and freshness.
Then life has so many surprises.
And when life has so many surprises,
boredom never settles in you.
- Osho


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