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Sri Ramakrishna Teachings

We must dive deep into the ocean of the Eternal Intelligent Bliss. Fear not the deep sea monsters – Avarice and Anger. Coat thyself with the turmeric of Dispassion and Discrimination. Those sea monsters will not approach you as the scent of this turmeric is too strong for them.

There are pearls in the deep sea, but one must hazard all to find them. If diving once does not bring you pearls, you need not therefore conclude that the sea is without them. Dive again and again. You are sure to be rewarded in the end. So is it with the finding of the Lord in this world. If your first attempt proves fruitless, do not lose heart. Persevere in your efforts. You are sure to realize Him at last.

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa