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Food for Thought – Sri Ramakrishna

The camel loves to eat thorny bushes. The more it eats the thorns, the more the blood gushes from its mouth. Still it must eat thorny plants and will never give them up. The man of worldly nature suffers so much sorrow and affliction, but he forgets it all in a few days and begins his old life over again.

In God there are both Vidya and Avidya. The Vidya Maya takes man towards God, whereas the Avidya Maya entices him away from the path of the Lord. Knowledge, devotion, dispassion, compassion – all these are the expressions of the Vidya Maya; only with their help can one reach God.

God is in all men, but all men are not in God; that is why they suffer.

Sri Ramakrishna

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