[2nd President and Spiritual Head: the Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa]
[now a Centre of the international Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission]
Selected from Mother Radha's recordings of Swamiji.
Remember Sri Ramakrishna's words: For God-realisation you need self-exertion. Swami Vivekananda said, 'Life is the unfoldment and development of a [living] being under circumstances tending to press it down.' Sri Ramakrishna said: You are not a sinner. You are a child of God. You are born in a new school of thought. Say, "O Lord, by your grace I am here."
You must do sadhana [spiritual practice]. You must get up on time. If you do not, the seed of laziness lies there. Do everything moderately. But what is taboo for brahmachari [God-conscious, sense-controlled] life, you should not do. When you are oblivious of yourself and only conscious of the Deity [Ishta Deva or Chosen Ideal], then you have surrendered. That is the key to surrender. When you start to do sadhana properly, the questions pop up in your mind. I know this from personal experience.
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