31 August 2018
For the one whose consciousness has matured through marinating in Self-contemplation and inquiry, just to hear my guiding words is enough. Their minds become easily merged with the heart. In a flash all is brought back to silent awareness —the one Source of all. It all depends on the depth of one's internal hearing. In the case of a highly developed soul such as Sri Ramakrishna of Kolkata, just in hearing the name of the goddess Kali uttered with reverence, his mind would immediately enter the heart. He would remain in that state unaware of the outer world, returning gradually to the normal state of consciousness only after long periods of time. So, in just hearing, 'O Mother Kali, enchanting Mother of all,' his entire being would become absorbed in the Supreme. What would it take to let your mind live inside your heart?