GOSPEL OF SRI RAMAKRISHNA | CHAPTER 5
|| MALADY OF WORLDLY PEOPLE AND ITS CURE ||
The disease of worldliness is like typhoid .
There are a huge jug of water and a jar of savoury pickles in the typhoid patient's room .
If you want to cure the patient of the illness , you must remove the patient from that room .
The worldly person is like the typhoid patient .
The various objects of enjoyment are the huge jug of water , and the craving for their enjoyment is the thirst .
The very thought of pickles makes the mouth water ; you dont have to bring them near . And one is surrounded with them . The companionship of attractive ones is the pickles .
HENCE TREATMENT IN SOLITUDE IS NECESSARY .
One may enter the world after attaining discrimination and dispassion .
In the ocean of the world there are six alligators : lust , anger , and so forth .
But you need not fear the alligators if you smear your body with turmeric before you go into the water .
Discrimination and dispassion are the turmeric .
Discrimination is the knowledge of what is real and what is unreal .
It is the realization that GOD alone is the Real and Eternal Substance and that all else is unreal , transitory , impermanent .
And you must cultivate intense zeal for GOD .
You must feel Love for GOD and be attracted to GOD .
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