“A monk must be beyond all attachments. Golden chains are as much of a bond as iron chains. A monk must have no attachments”
(p.61, In the Company of the Holy Mother)
A Brahmo Devotee : How can one realize God?
Sri Ramakrishna : “By directing your love to Him and constantly realizing that God alone is real and the world illusory.”
(p.220, The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna)
“…Our yellow garb is the robe of death on the field of battle. Death for the cause is our goal, not success….Black and thick are the folds of sinister fate. But I am the master. I raise my hand, and lo, they vanish! All this is nonsense. And fear? I am the Fear of fear, the Terror of terror, I am the fearless secondless One, I am the ruler of destiny, the Wiper-out of fact…”
(p.522, V.8, Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, Swamiji’s letter dated 26th May 1900 Written to Nivedita)