1. 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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  2. Too much study of the scriptures does more harm than good. The important thing is to know the essence of the scriptures. After that, what is the need of books? One should learn the essence and then dive deep in order to realize God.

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  3. Pray to God that your attachment to such transitory things as wealth, name, and creature comforts may become less and less every day.

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  4. 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.

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  5. If you must be mad, be it not for the things of the world. Be mad with the love of God.

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  6. Unless one always speaks the truth, one cannot find God Who is the soul of truth.

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  7. You should love everyone because God dwells in all beings.

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  8. Through selfless work, love of God grows in the heart. Then through his grace one realize him in course of time. God can be seen. One can talk to him as I am talking to you.

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  9. 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.

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  10. A man is truly free, even here in this embodied state, if he knows that God is the true agent and he by himself is powerless to do anything.

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The complete list of 172 Ramakrishna sayings