Ramakrishna Daily Sutras - September 2017




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September 2017


These sutras are excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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100 Quotes Sorted by Topic


27 Quotes on BHAKTI - DEVOTION - LOVE
20 Quotes on the REALIZATION OF BRAHMAN - GOD
19 Quotes on KALI, THE DIVINE MOTHER - MAHASHAKTI
7 Quotes on KNOWLEDGE
6 Quotes on WORK
6 Quotes on SIN
6 Quotes on TRUTH
5 Quotes on PHYSICIANS - MEDICINE
4 Quotes on MAyA (attachment) & DaYA (compassion)


Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.712

Friday 1/9/17

The Master Said to Narendra:

"Have you become an experienced physician?"
Quoting a Sanscrit verse he said, "He who has killed only a hundred
patients is a novice in medicine; but he becomes an expert
after killing a thousand."

om tat sat

~~~~~~om shanthi om~~~~~~

Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.406

Saturday 2/9/17

The Master Said:

"It is God Himself who has become the physicians.
Therefore one must believe all of them.
But one cannot have faith in them
if one thinks of them as mere men."

om tat sat

~~~~~~om shanthi om~~~~~~

Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.456

Sunday 3/9/17

The Master Said:

"To love only members of the BrAmho SamAj
or of one's own family is mAyA;
to love one's own countrymen is mAyA.
But to love the people of all countries,
to love the members of all religions, is dayA.
Such love comes from love of God, from dayA."

om tat sat

~~~~~~om shanthi om~~~~~~

Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.459

Monday 4/9/17

The Master Said:

"Only the small-minded seek occult powers.
If one asks something of a rich man,
one no longer receives any favour from him.
The rich man doesn't allow such a person
to ride in the same carriage with him.
Even if he does, he doesn't allow the man to sit near him.
Therefore love without any selfish motive is best."

om tat sat

~~~~~~om shanthi om~~~~~~

Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.477

Tuesday 5/9/17

The Master Said:

"I used to go to Krishnakishore's house.
Once when I was there, he said to me,
'Why do you chew betel-leaf?'
I said: 'It is my sweet pleasure.
I shall chew betel-leaf,
look at my face in the mirror,
and dance naked among a thousand girls'.
Krishnakishore's wife scolded him and said,
'What have you said to Ramakrishna?
You don't know how to talk to people.'.."

om tat sat

~~~~~~om shanthi om~~~~~~

Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.609

Wednesday 6/9/17

The Master Said:

"It is good to live in the company of holy men
now and then. The disease of worldliness has become chronic in man.
It is mitigated, to a great extent, in holy company."

om tat sat

~~~~~~om shanthi om~~~~~~

Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.703

Thursday 7/9/17

The Master Said:

"A man freed from bondage is Shiva;
entangled in bondage, he is jiva"

om tat sat

~~~~~~om shanthi om~~~~~~

Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.818

Friday 8/9/17

The Master Said:

"All will surely realize God. All will be liberated.
It may be that some get their meal in the morning,
some at noon, and some in the evening,
but none will go without food.
All, without any exception,
will certainly know the real Self."

om tat sat

~~~~~~om shanthi om~~~~~~

Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.209

Saturday 9/9/17

The Master Said:

"God is engaged in three kinds of activity:
creation, preservation and destruction.
Death is inevitable. All will be destroyed at the time of dissolution.
Nothing will remain. At that time the Divine Mother
will gather up the seeds for the future creation,
even as the elderly mistress of the house
keeps in her hotchpotch-pot little bags of cucumber seeds,
'sea-foam', blue pills, and other miscellaneous things.
The Divine Mother will take her seeds out again
at the time of the new creation."

om tat sat

~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~


Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.891

Sunday 10/9/17

The Master Said:

"You know I am a fool. I know nothing.
Then who is it that says all these things?
I say to the Divine Mother:
'O Mother, I am the machine and Thou art the Operator.
I am the house and Thou art the indweller.
I am the chariot and Thou art the Charioteer.
I do as Thou makest me do. I speak as Thou makest me speak;
I move as Thou makest me move. It is not I !
It is all Thou ! It is all Thou !'
Hers is the glory; we are only Her instruments."

om tat sat

~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~


Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.820

Monday 11/9/17

The Master Said:

"Give up all such notions as: 'Shall we be cured of our delirium?',
'What will happen to us?', 'We are sinners!'
One must have this kind of faith:
'What? Once I have uttered the name of RAma,
can I be a sinner any more?'"

om tat sat

~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~


Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.77

Tuesday 12/9/17

The Master Said:

"When, hearing the name of Hari or RAma once,
you shed tears and your hair stands on end,
then you may know for certain that you do not
have to perform such devotions as the sandhyA any more.
Then only will you have a right to renounce rituals;
or rather, rituals will drop away of themselves."

om tat sat

~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~


Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.80

Wednesday 13/9/17

The Master Said:

"He who is Lord of the Universe will teach everyone.
He alone teaches us, who has created this universe;
who has made the sun and the moon, men and beasts,
and all other beings; who has provided means for their sustenance;
who has given children parents and endowed them with love
to bring them up. The Lord has done so many things -
will He not show people the way to worship Him?
If they need teaching, then He will be the Teacher.
He is our Inner Guide."

om tat sat

~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~


Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.81

Thursday 14/9/17

The Master Said:

[In reply to : "How do we fix our minds on God?"]

"Repeat God's name and sing His glories, and keep holy company;
and now and then visit God's devotees and holy men.
The mind cannot dwell on God if it is immersed day and night
in worldliness, in worldly duties and responsibilities;
it is most necessary to go into solitude now and then
and think of God."

om tat sat

~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~


Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.81

Friday 15/9/17

The Master Said:

"Do all your duties, but keep your mind on God.
Live with all - with wife and children, father and mother -
and serve them. Treat them as if they were very dear to you,
but you know in your heart of hearts
that they do not belong to you."

om tat sat

~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~


Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.82

Saturday 16/9/17

The Master Said:

"First rub your hands with oil and then break open the jack-fruit;
otherwise they will be smeared with its sticky milk.
First secure the oil of divine love, and then set your hand
to the duties of the world."

om tat sat

~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~


Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.83

Sunday 17/9/17

The Master Said:

"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."

om tat sat

~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~


Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.84

Monday 18/9/17

The Master Said:

"Worldly people say all kinds of things about the spiritually minded.
But look here ! When an elephant moves along the street,
any number of curs and other small animals
may bark and cry after it;
but the elephant doesn't even look back at them."

om tat sat

~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~


Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.85

Tuesday 19/9/17

The Master Said:

"A man living in society should make a show of tamas
to protect himself from evil-minded people.
But he should not harm anybody in anticipation of harm
likely to be done to him."

om tat sat

~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~


Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.86

Wednesday 20/9/17

The Master Said:

"Men may be divided into four classes;
those bound by the fetters of the world,
the seekers after liberation, the liberated and the ever-free.
Among the ever-free we may count sages like NArada.
They live in the world for the good of others,
to teach men spiritual truth."

om tat sat

~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~


Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.90

Thursday 21/9/17

The Master Said:

"Just imagine Hanuman's state of mind. He didn't care for money,
honour, creature comforts, or anything else.
He longed only for God. When he was running away
with the heavenly weapon that had been secreted in the crystal pillar,
Mandodari began to tempt him with various fruits
so that he might come down and drop the weapon.
But he couldn't be tricked so easily."

om tat sat

~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~


Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.94

Friday 22/9/17

The Master Said:

"The one goal of life is to cultivate love for God,
the love that the milkmaids, the milkmen,
and the cowherd boys of VrindAvan felt for Krishna.
When Krishna went away to MathurA, the cowherds roamed about
weeping bitterly because of their separation from Him."

om tat sat

~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~


Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.96

Saturday 23/9/17

The Master Said:

"God and His glory. This universe is His glory.
People see His glory and forget everything.
They do not seek God, whose glory is this world.
All seek to enjoy 'woman and gold'.
But there is too much misery and worry in that."

om tat sat

~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~


Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.96

Sunday 24/9/17

The Master Said:

"Prayer and the company of holy men is the way.
You cannot get rid of an ailment without the help of a physician.
But it is not enough to be in the company of religious people
only for a day. You should constantly seek it,
for the disease has become chronic."

om tat sat

~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~


Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.97

Monday 25/9/17

The Master Said:

"In God's creation there are all sorts of things.
He has created bad men as well as good men.
It is He who gives us good tendencies, and it is He again
who gives us evil tendencies."

om tat sat

~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~


Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.97

Tuesday 26/9/17

The Master Said:

"Wicked people are needed too.
At one time the tenants of an estate became unruly.
The landlord had to send Golak Choudhury, who was a ruffian.
He was such a harsh administrator that the tenants trembled
at the very mention of his name."

om tat sat

~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~


Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.98

Wednesday 27/9/17

The Master Said:

"Anyone and everyone cannot be a guru.
A huge timber floats on the water and can carry animals as well.
But a piece of worthless wood sinks, if a man sits on it,
and drowns him. Therefore in every age,
God incarnates Himself as the guru, to teach humanity.
SatchidAnanda alone is the guru."

om tat sat

~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~


Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.102

Thursday 28/9/17

The Master Said:

"One may read the BhAgavata by the light of the lamp,
and another may commit forgery by that very light;
but the lamp is unaffected by them.
There is poison in a snake; but though others may die
if bitten by it, the snake is not affected by the poison."

om tat sat

~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~


Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.103

Friday 29/9/17

The Master Said:

"The rishis of old attained the Knowledge of Brahman.
One cannot have this so long as there is the slightest trace
of worldliness. How hard the rishis laboured !
Early in the morning they would go away from the hermitage,
and would spend the whole day in solitude,
meditating on Brahman. At night they would return to the hermitage
and eat a little fruit or roots.
They kept their mind aloof from the objects of sight,
hearing, touch, and other things of a worldly nature.
Only thus did they realize Brahman as their own inner consciousness."

om tat sat

~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~


Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna p.103

Saturday 30/9/17

The Master Said:

"Once a salt doll went to measure the depth of the ocean.
It wanted to tell others how deep the water was.
But this it could never do, for no sooner did it get into the water
than it melted. Now who was there to report the ocean's depth?"

om tat sat

~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~


Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna P. 757

Bonus Sutra

The Master Said:

"A worldly man spends thousands of rupees for his daughter's marriage.
Yet, all the while, his neighbours are dying of starvation;
and he finds it hard to give them two morsels of rice;
he calculates a thousand times before giving them even that much.
The people around him have nothing to eat; but what does he care about that?
He says to himself: 'What can I do? Let the rascals live or die.
All I care about is that the members of my family
should live well'. And they talk about doing good to others!"

om tat sat

~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~



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