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Good karma helps spiritual striving

Devotees would often confess to Sri Ramakrishna their inability to get over their un-spiritual nature in spite of their best efforts. Sri Ramakrishna would sympathize with them and assure them that it’s possible to turn over a new leaf. He would also give them a prescription for remedy. To explain the power of samskaras, he […]

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Cultivate the right attitude

Devotees would often express to Sri Ramakrishna the woes of a householder’s life. They would lament that they faced innumerable problems and difficulties. They felt bewildered and helpless by the confusions and contradictions created by multiplicity. Sri Ramakrishna would listen to them patiently and explain how to steer clear of these difficulties. To illustrate this […]

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Company of the holy helps in quest

Devotees would often come to Sri Ramakrishna and discuss about the struggles in spiritual life. They would also lament about the difficulty in finding real and capable guides or spiritual teachers. Sri Ramakrishna, while agreeing with these observations of the devotees, would explain to them about the nature of realized souls. The nature of spiritual […]

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Time to stop being vainglorious

Sri Ramakrishna would often warn his devotees about the dangers of vainglory. He would caution them that paying too much attention to external beauty without paying attention to inner beauty could be ruinous. He was a keen observer and would imitate and show how people cared so much for displaying their charm and beauty. To […]

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Keep your mind focused

Many devotees would approach Sri Ramakrishna and unburden their hearts to him. They would narrate in great detail their tales of sorrow and suffering. Of course, Sri Ramakrishna knew that the world was full of problems and difficulties and that it was really difficult to steer clear of the obstacles one faced in life. The […]

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