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  • “Only two kinds of people can attain self-knowledge: those who are not encumbered at all with learning, that is to say, whose minds are not over-crowded with thoughts borrowed from others; and those who, after studying all the scriptures and sciences, have come to realise that they know nothing.” ― Sri Ramakrishna, Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna
  • “You see many stars in the sky at night, but not when the sun rises. Can you therefore say that there are no stars in the heavens during the day? Because you cannot find God in the days of your ignorance, say not that there is no God.” ―  Sri Ramakrishna
  • “One man may read the Bhagavata by the light of a lamp, and another may commit a forgery by that very light; but the lamp is unaffected. The sun sheds its light on the wicked as well as on the virtuous.” ― Sri Ramakrishna, Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna
  • “You speak of doing good to the world. Is the world such a small thing? And who are you, pray, to do good to the world? First realise God, see Him by means of spiritual discipline. If He imparts power you can do good to others; otherwise not.” ― Sri Ramakrishna, Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna
  • “What Brahman is cannot be described. All things in the world — the Vedas, the Puranas, the Tantras, the six systems of philosophy — have been defiled, like food that has been touched by the tongue, for they have been read or uttered by the tongue. Only one thing has not been defiled in this way, and that is Brahman. No one has ever been able to say what Brahman is.” ― Sri Ramakrishna, Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna
  • “As long as I live, so long do I learn.” ― Sri Ramakrishna
  • “The Man who works for others, without any selfish motive, really does good to himself.” ― Sri Ramakrishna
  • “God is in all men, but all men are not in God; that is why we suffer.” ― Sri Ramakrishna
  • “Finish the few duties you have at hand, and then you will have peace.” ― Sri Ramakrishna
  • “Different creeds are but different paths to reach the same God.” ― Sri Ramakrishna
  • “The winds of God's grace are always blowing, it is for us to raise our sails.” ― Ramakrishna
  • I tell you one thing. If you want peace of mind, do not find fault with others. Rather learn to see your own faults. Learn to make the whole world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; this whole world is your own. - Sri Sarada Devi
  • "The happiness of the world is transitory. The less you become attached to the world, the more you enjoy peace of mind." ~  Sri Sarada Devi
  • "Let me tell you how to love all equally. Do not demand anything of those you love. If you make demands, some will give you more and some less. In that case you will love more those who give you more and less those who give you less. Thus your love will not be the same for all. You will not be able to love all impartially." ~Sri Sarada Devi
  • "I am the mother of the wicked, as I am the mother of the virtuous. Never fear. Whenever you are in distress, say to yourself, ‘I have a mother." ~Sri Sarada Devi
  • "Even the impossible becomes possible through devotion." ~Sri Sarada Devi
  • "Don't be afraid. Human birth is full of suffering and one has to endure everything patiently, taking the Name of God. None, not even God in human form can escape the sufferings of the body and mind." ~Sri Sarada Devi
  • "God cannot be realized without love. Yes, sincere love." ~Sri Sarada Devi
  • "One should not hurt others even by words. One must not speak an unpleasant truth unnecessarily." ~Sri Sarada Devi
  • “Arise, awake, and stop not until the goal is achieved.” Swami Vivekananda
  • “Talk to yourself once in a day, otherwise, you may miss meeting an excellent person in this world.” - Swami Vivekananda
  • “If I love myself despite my infinite faults, how can I hate anyone at the glimpse of a few faults.” - Swami Vivekananda
  • “All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who we have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.” - Swami Vivekananda
  • “Who is helping you don’t forget them. Who is loving you, don’t hate them. Who is believing you, don’t cheat them.” -Swami Vivekananda
  • “We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care of what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.” - Swami Vivekananda
  •  “The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.” -Swami Vivekananda