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THINK OF HIM AS YOUR VERY OWN

Ira Deitrick

 
I reread Isherwood's biography of Ramakrishna and was deeply struck by his advice to the followers: "Why," he would ask them," are you always talking so much about the various powers of God? Does a child who's sitting beside his father keep thinking how many horses, cows, houses and estates his father has? Isn't he simply happy to feel how much he loves his father and how much his father loves him?.... If you dwell so much on God's powers, you can't think of him as your nearest and dearest.... Think of him as your very own. That's the only way to realize him."

HOW A MASTER WORKS, p. 717, Ivy O. Duce
1975 © Sufism Reoriented, Inc.

               

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