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Vision of God is impossible if mind is bogged down by shame, hatred and fear – Sri Ramakrishna

Do not let worldly thoughts and anxieties disturb your mind. Do everything in the proper time, and let your mind be always fixed on God.
You should remember that the heart of the devotee is the abode of God. He dwells, no doubt, in all beings, but He especially manifests Himself in the heart of the devotee. The heart of the devotee is the drawing room of God.
We cannot have the vision of God as long as one has these three - shame, hatred, and fear.
A man must work. Only then can He see God. One cannot develop love of God or obtain His vision without work. Work means meditation, prayer, affirmation and the like. The chanting of God's name and glories is work too. You may also include charity, sacrifice, and so on.
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
Related Ramakrishna Paramahamsa quotes – the Elephant, the Blind Men and God