. . . The Mother is our guide and whatever happens or will happen is under Her ordination. . . .
(p.417, V.6, Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, Swamiji’s letter dt 15 December 1898)
A man who has tasted even a drop of God’s ecstatic love looks on ‘woman and gold’ as most insignificant. One gradually obtains that love for God if one but prays to Him with a yearning heart and always chants His name and glories.
(p. 341, The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Ramakrishna’s advice to M on 15 December 1883)