„Whether you jump into water or are pushed into it, your cloth will get drenched. Is it not so? Meditate every day, as your mind is yet immature. Constant meditation will make the mind one-pointed.“

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Hindu religious figure, spiritual consort of Ramakrishna 1853 - 1920

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