The Consciousness of Sri Ramakrishna was the consciousness of Ishvara (God) and not of the jiva. According to Advaita Vedanta, the jiva can attain the knowledge of his identity with Brahman by removing his ignorance through spiritual practices culminating in Samadhi. Yet, despite all imaginable efforts, the jiva can never become Ishvara. He who is Ishvara is eternally the Ishvara. Even when he assumes a human body and appears like a jiva, he remains the same Ishvara and does not become the jiva.
(p.205, Letters For Spiritual Seekers, Swami Shivananda’s letter to Ramesh dated 16 January 1920)
God has the nature of a child. Some beg but He does not give them, while others do not want but He asks them to accept. Perhaps the latter had many meritorious acts to their credit in their past births. Therefore God’s grace descends on them.
(p.114, The Gospel of Holy Mother, Mother’s advice to a disciple on 16th January 1912)