Ramakrishna Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old ramakrishna quotes, ramakrishna sayings, and ramakrishna proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail.     

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The winds of grace blow all the time. All we need to do is set our sails.     

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As the snake is separate from its slough, even so is the Spirit separate from the body.     

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A boat may stay in water, but water should not stay in boat. A spiritual aspirant may live in the world, but the world should not live within him.     

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The fabled musk deer searches the world over for the source of the scent which comes from itself.     

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Longing is like the rosy dawn. After the dawn out comes the sun. Longing is followed by the vision of God.     

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The goal of life is not the earning of money, but the service of God.     

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God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope. You can also climb up by a bamboo pole.     

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If you desire to be pure, have firm faith, and slowly go on with your devotional practices without wasting your energy in useless scriptural discussions and arguments. Your little brain will otherwise be muddled.     

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Sugar and sand may be mixed together, but the ant rejects the sand and goes off with the sugar grain; so pious men lift the good from the bad.     

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Longing is like the rosy dawn. After the dawn out comes the sun. Longing is followed by the vision of God.     

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The breeze of grace is always blowing; set your sail to catch that breeze.     

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You should love everyone because God dwells in all beings.     

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As a piece of rope, when burnt, retains its form, but cannot serve to bind, so is the ego which is burnt by the fire of supreme Knowledge.     

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To work without attachment is to work without the expectation of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next. Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end.     

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You should love everyone; no one is a stranger; God dwells in all beings; without Him nothing can exist.     

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Disease is the tax which the soul pays for the body, as the tenant pays house rent for the use of the house.     

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