"Can you weep for Him with intense longing of heart? Men shed a jugful of tears for the sake of their children, for their wives, or for money. But who weeps for God? So long as the child remains engrossed with its toys, the mother looks after her cooking and other household duties. But when the child no longer relishes the toys, it throws them aside and yells for its mother. Then the mother takes the rice-pot down from the hearth, runs in haste, and takes the child in her arms."
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
"I fervently hope that the bell that tolled this morning in honour of this convention may be the death-knell of all fanaticism, of all persecutions with the sword or with the pen, and of all uncharitable feelings between persons wending their way to the same goal."
Representative of Hindus
Parliament of Religions
Columbian Exposition, Chicago World Fair
11 September 1893.
Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita in Bengali.
Short biographies of Sri Ramakrishna (by Swami Tejasananda, published 1940), Sri Maa (by Swami Pavitrananda, published 1942) and Swami Vivekananda (by Swami Tejasananda, published 1940).