One must be restless for God. If a son clamors persistently for his share of the property, his parents consult with each other and give it to him even though he is a minor. God will certainly listen to your prayers if you feel restless for him. Since he has begotten us, surely we can claim our inheritance from Him. He is our own Father, our own Mother. We can force our demand on Him.
(p.384, The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, Thakur’s words to the devotees in his room at Dakshineswar on 2 Feb, 1884.)
If you desire to work in the right manner, remember these two principles: one, you must possess a profound regard for the work undertaken; and two, you must be quite indifferent to its results. Then alone can you do work in the proper way.
(p.246, Eternal Companion, Swami Brahmananda’s words on 2 Feb, 1916 in Belur Math.)
Only the One exists, nothing else. We see Him as men, animals, birds, insects, plants etc. If we only think correctly, we shall find that there is no such differentiation in Him. How we imagine an ego and slave for its gratification! Each has his own world which accompanies him beyond death. It is enjoyment and the desire for it that obstruct true knowledge; freed from them we can have knowledge this moment. Are we no knowledge itself?
(p.283-4, Spiritual Talks, Swami Turiyananda’s words on 2 Feb, 1921.)