Ramakrishna Paramahansa

Ramakrishna Paramahansa (Gadadhar Chattopadhya) (1836-1886) – an Indian religious and public person, reformer of Hinduism. According to him, all the religions revere the same God, just calling him different names. Not in asceticism and reclusion is true love of God, but in performing one’s duty. Lovers of God do not belong to any caste. A brahmin without this love is no longer a brahmin. And a pariah with the love of God is no longer a pariah. “You see many stars in the sky at night, but not when the sun rises. Can you therefore say that there are no stars in the heavens during the day? Oh, man, because you cannot find God in the days of your ignorance, say not that there is no God” — said Ramakrishna.