Simple Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa



Bhagavan (The god), Bhagavata (His word), and Bhakta (devotee) are all one and the same.

Sunlight is one and the same wherever it falls; but only a bright surface like that of water, or of a mirror or of polished metals, reflects it fully. So is the light Divine. It falls equally and impartially on all hearts but the pure and pious hearts of the good and holy Sadhus alone receive and reflect that light well.

It is the nature of lamp to give light. With its help some may cook their food, some may forge deeds, and some other may read the Holy Scriptures. Similarly, some with the help of the God’s name try to attain salvation, while others use it for accomplishing their evil purposes. His holy name however, remains untainted in its purity.

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa