SAYINGS OF RAMAKRISHNA
The Hindu almanacs contain predictions of the annual rainfall. But squeeze the book, and not a drop of water will be got out of it. So also good sayings are to be found in books, but merely reading them will not make one religious. One has to practice the virtue taught therein.
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As long as the bee is outside the petals of the lily, it buzzes and emits sounds. But when it is inside the flower, the sweetness hath silenced the bee. It drinks the nectar and forgets sounds and forgets itself. So with the man of devotion.
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