Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa – Words to Ponder

A poor woodcutter met a holy man who blessed him just saying ‘Go forward’. The woodcutter went farther than usual into the forest and found sandalwood forest! He became rich by selling that. Again the woodcutter thought, ‘The holy man told me to go forward. Why should I stop at sandalwood?’ He then went further and found silver mine. When he went further, he found gold and diamond mines too in course of time. Similarly, a spiritual aspirant also should go deeper and deeper into his mind to finally find his immortal Self, the greatest of all treasures!
The mind is like a needle covered with mud, and God is like a magnet. The needle cannot be united with the magnet unless it is free from mud.
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa