Take refuge in God – Sarada Devi

Teachings of the Holy Mother, Sri Sarada Devi

My child, this world is like a deep marshy place. Once a person gets entangled there, it becomes very difficult to come out. Repeat the name of God. If you do so, He will cut away your bondage some day. Can anyone get liberation, my child, unless He himself removes the shackles? Have deep faith in God. Look upon Sri Ramakrishna as your refuge, even as children regard their parents.

How little intelligence does a person possess! The person may require one thing, but ask for another! A person starts to mold an image of Shiva and often ends by making that of a monkey. It is best therefore to surrender all desires at the feet of God. He will do whatever is best for us. But one may pray for devotion and detachment. These cannot be classified as desires.

What does one become by realizing God? Does one get two horns? No. What happens is, the person develops discrimination between the real and the unreal, gets spiritual consciousness, and goes beyond life and death.

One who is able to renounce all for His sake is a living god. Even the decrees of fate are cancelled if one takes refuge in God. Fate strikes off with her own hand what she has written about such a person.

Those who is really anxious to cross the ocean of the world will somehow break their bonds. No one can entangle such people.