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Sister Devamata Quotes

A small collection of quotes and teachings of Sister Devamata (1867–1942) – associated with Sri Ramakrishna Mission.

Man is free to determine his own action; but he is powerless to control the reaction resulting from it; because that is governed not by the individual, but by the cosmic will.

One force plays throughout Nature, one substance underlies it; and the endless variation apparent everywhere reduces itself to a question of what direction that force takes and what state that substance is in. We have, each one of us, in our hands at this moment the possibilities of the lowest and the highest. Not one is less well equipped than another, not one is lacking in a single element necessary to ultimate attainment. The only task before us is to realize where we stand; and if not desirable, to transform it.