Swami Trigunatita visited the Master for the first time on 27 December 1884.
He who seeks God plunges headlong; he doesn’t calculate about how much or how little he needs fore the protection of his body. It is the pure mind that perceives God, ands at that time this ordinary mind does not function. A mind that has the slightest trace of attachment to the world cannot be called pure.
(p.486, God Lived With Them)
You should undoubtedly bow before all views. But there is a thing called unswerving devotion to one ideal. True, you should salute everyone. But you must love one ideal with your whole soul. That is unswerving devotion.
(p.371, The Gospel Of Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Ramakrishna’s advice on 27 December 1883)