"When one has love for God, one doesn't feel any physical attraction to wife, children, relatives and friends. One retains only compassion for them."
"You can't stop loving or wanting to love because when its right it's the best thing in the world. When you're in a relationship and its good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete."Ramakrishna on Keith Sweat
"Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul."Ramakrishna on Mahatma Gandhi
"One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives."Ramakrishna on Euripides
"Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods."Ramakrishna on Denis Waitley
"You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity."Ramakrishna on Epicurus
"Work, apart from devotion or love of God, is helpless and cannot stand alone."
"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."
"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."
"Bondage is of the mind freedom too is of the mind. If you say 'I am a free soul. I am a son of God who can bind me' free you shall be."
"If you must be mad, be it not for the things of the world. Be mad with the love of God."