[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.
Make a resolution and stick to it - stick to your principles, it will be a blessing to you.
Remember, no matter what place you find yourself in, how low, filthy or dark, it is always for the highest goal [your spiritual evolution].
Sri Ramakrishna said: 'Without taking shelter at God's feet, at the time of death, you won't see God.' Think: 'I am the Spirit, I am not the body, not the mind,' otherwise you are doomed. Doomed to what? To another body. When you are dying, think of Brahman, see all as Brahman. I say: Smile and embrace death. But everyone cries and embraces death
Become above ordinary knowledge and ignorance and you will get real knowledge.
What makes one do evil? Weak will. Go above it all. If you touch something, it becomes you.
Read the scriptures with a realised soul, or when you are realised, then you will understand.
There must be moral discipline and selfless work. That is how our mind becomes the guru [spiritual preceptor/guide].
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