At the Feet of Sri Ramakrishna
Finding wisdom for our everyday lives in the words of one of India's greatest saints
(more about Sri Ramakrishna)

One Man, Many Relationships

Someone asked: "If the God of every religion is the same, why is it that God is painted differently by different devotees?"

Sri Ramakrishna answered: "God is one, but His aspects are different. Just as one man is father to his children, brother to his siblings, and husband to his wife, and is called by these different names by those different people, so one God is described and called in various ways according to the particular aspect in which He appears to His particular worshipper."


Little need be added. We are all aware of our different "selves," the masks we put on for our different roles.

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