Ramakrishna, Indian Leader ( February 18, 1836 - August 16, 1886 )

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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

God Important Climb

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

Medical Medicine Class

Through love one acquires renunciation and discrimination naturally.~Ramakrishna

Love Discrimination

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

Wisdom Want You

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

World Source Scent

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

Good God Man

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

Truth God Realize

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

Flower Gardening Come

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

Work Fear God

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

Travel Earth Nothing

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

Love Wife Children

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

God May Name

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

Good Vision Good And Bad

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

God Sun Vision

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

God Man Free

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

Truth God Soul

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

Faith Brain Energy

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

Love Work Time

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

Religion Practice Easy

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

Good Religion Reading

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

Knowledge Self Yourself

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

Love God World

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

God May Names

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

Love Work God

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

God Men Why

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

Soul Body Tax