Self existent bliss comes from God alone. The little happiness of this world are only reflection of perennial bliss.
When the mind is pure, that is, when it is free from all sorts of debasing desires, then alone is it fit to think of God.
Only when a man can go beyond the ordinary perception of the sense and the intellect can he realize what God is; and only he who lives beyond all touches, tastes, forms who is absolutely pure, from who the last taint of impurity has been washed off, can become truly one with Him.
True seekers after freedom are not concerned to have their desires satisfied. They want to go straight to the Supreme.
Swami Ramakrishnananda, a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna