MAY 2021 ‘GOOD THOUGHTS’ CALENDAR; QUOTES FROM SRI RAMAKRISHNA (Post.9548)

compiled BY LONDON SWAMINATHAN

Post No. 9548

Date uploaded in London – –29 APRIL  2021     

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HOLIDAYS AND HOLY DAYS:- May 1- May Day;14-Akshaya Trutyai, Parasurama Jayanti  and Ramzan, 17-  Shankara Jayanti, 25- Vaikasi Visakam, 26-Buddha Purnima, Lunar Eclipse and Kanchi Mahaswamikal Jayanti (Hot Summer Days- Agni Nakshatra period- 4th to 28th May)

Ekadasi –May 7, 22/23; New Moon Day/ Amavasai-11; Full Moon Day– 26;

Muhurtha Days/ auspicious Days—May 9,14,17, 23,24,28

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Following quotations are taken from ‘Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna’, published by Sri Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore, Chennai-600004. Page numbers are given after the quotations.

May 1 Saturday

You see many stars in the sky at night, but not when the sun rises. O man, because you cannot find god in the days of your ignorance, say not that there is no god -page 23

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May 2 Sunday

He is born in vain, who having attained the human birth, so difficult to get, does not attempt to realise god in this very life page 23

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May 3 Monday

A man is rewarded according to his thoughts and motives page 23

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May 4 Tuesday

Man is born in this world with two tendencies—

Vidya, the tendency to follow the path of liberation and

Avidya, the leaning towards worldliness and bondage, page 23

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May 5 Wednesday

Know the One, and you will know the all. Ciphers placed after the figure 1 get the value of hundreds and of thousands , but they become valueless if you wipe out that figure. page 24

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May 6 Thursday

There are pearls in the deep sea, but you must hazard all perils to get them . So also in the quest for the Lord, if your first attempt to see Him proves fruitless, do not lose heart. Persevere in the attempt, and you are sure to realise Him at last. Page 26

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May 7 Friday

As a lamp does not burn without oil,so man cannot live without god. Page 27

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May 8 Saturday

The Union of the Jivatman with the Paramatman is like the union of the hour and the minute hands of a watch once in every hour. They are inter related and inter dependent, and though usually separate, they may become united as often as favourable opportunities arise. Page 27

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May 9 Sunday

The soul enchained is man,but when free from the chain (Maya), it is the Lord page27

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May 10 Monday

The idea of an individual ego is just like enclosing a portion of the water of the Ganges and calling the enclosed portion one’s own Ganges. Page 28

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May 11 Tuesday

The Self is not attached to anything. Pleasure, pain, sinfulness, righteousness can never affect the Self in anyway. Page 29.

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May 12 Wednesday

Men are of different natures according to the preponderance of Sattva, Raja’s or Tamas in them. Page 29

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May 13 Thursday

A Brahmana s son is no doubt a Brahmana by birth; but some of these born Brahmanas grow up into great scholars, some become priests, others turn out cooks, and still others roll themselves in the dust before courtesan s doors. Page 30

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May 14 Friday

It is true that god is even in tiger; but we must not therefore go and face the animal. It is true god dwells in the most wicked beings, but it is not proper that we should associate with them. Page 31

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May 15 Saturday

Even at the time of death the ‘bound souls’ speak of worldly matters only. A parrot may ordinarily sing the holy name of Radha- Krishna, but when it is attacked by a cat, it cries out Kang, Kang, its natural cry. Page 31.

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May 16 Sunday

A man’s rebirth is determined by what he has been thinking about just before death. Devotional practices are therefore very necessary. Page 32

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May 17 Monday

Siva and Sakti (Intelligence and Energy) are both necessary for creation. With dry clay no potter can make a pot; water is also necessary. So Siva alone cannot create without the help of Sakti. Page 33

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May 18 Tuesday

As the cloud covers the sun, so Maya hides the deity. When the cloud moves away , the sun is seen again, when Maya is removed, God becomes manifest-35

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May 19 Wednesday

The cat catches her kitten with her teeth and they are not hurt;but when a mouse is so caught,it dies. Thus Maya never kills the devotee, hough it destroys others.36

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May 20 Thursday

Woman and gold, remember, keep men immersed in worldliness and away from god.

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May 21 Friday

As the monkey sacrifices its life at the feet of the hunter, so does a man at the feet of a beautiful woman 39

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May 22 Saturday

Money can fetch you bread alone. Do not consider it as your sole end and aim. 43

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May 23 Sunday

As a piece of rope ,when burnt, retains its form,but cannot serve to bind, so is the ego which is burnt by the fire of supreme Knowledge-51

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May 24 Monday

The knowledge which purifies the mind and heart alone is true Knowledge , all else is only a negation of Knowledge .54

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May 25 Tuesday

It is easy to utter, sa,re, ga , ma , pa, dha, ni with the mouth, but it is difficult to play them on an instrument. So it is easy to talk on religion, but difficult to practise it. 55

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May 26 Wednesday

In the kingdom of God, reason, intellect and learning are of no avail. There the dumb speak, the blind see, and the deaf hear.55

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May 27 Thursday

Grantha does not always mean a holy scripture, but often it comes to mean a Granthi or a knot.56

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May 28 Friday

He alone is the true teacher who is illumined by the light of true Knowledge, page

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May 29 Saturday

As water can never soak a piece of stone, so religious teachings can produce an impression on a soul in bondage page 69.

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May 30 Sunday

Water poured into an empty vessel makes a bubbling noise, but when the vessel is full, no sound is heard. Similarly the man who has not found god is full of vain disputation about his existence in nature.but who has seen him, silently enjoys the bliss Divine.

May 31 Monday

When the grace of the Almighty descends on anyone, he immediately understands his mistakes; knowing this,you should not dispute – page 58.

–subham—

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