Sri Ramakrishna on craving for Worldly Pleasure
Trailokya : "What is the way to dry up the craving for
Sri Ramakrishna : "Pray to the Divine Mother with a longing heart. Her
vision dries up all craving for the world and completely destroys all
attachment to 'woman and gold'. It happens instantly if you think of Her as
your own mother. She is by no means a godmother. She is your own mother.
With a yearning heart persist in your demands on Her. The child holds to the
skirt of its mother and begs a penny of her to buy a kite.
Perhaps the mother is gossiping with her friends. At first she refuses to
give the penny and says to the child: 'No, you can't have it. Your daddy has
asked me not to give you money. When he comes home I'll ask him about it.
You will get into trouble it you play with a kite now.' The child begins to
cry and will not give up his demand. Then the mother says to her friends:
'Excuse me a moment. Let me pacify this child.' Immediately she unlocks the
cash-box with a click and throws the child a penny.
"You too must force your demand on the Divine Mother. She will come to you
without fail. I once said the same thing to some Sikhs when they visited the
temple at Dakshineswar. We were conversing in front of the Kali temple. They
said, 'God is compassionate.' 'Why compassionate?' I asked. They said, 'Why,
revered sir, He constantly looks after us, gives us righteousness and
wealth, and provides us with our food.' 'Suppose', I said, 'a man has
children. Who will look after them and provide them with food — their own
father, or a man from another village?'"