A devotee: Mother, I cannot concentrate my mind in meditation at all.
Mother: It does not matter much. It will be enough if you look at the picture of the Master.
(p.164, The Gospel of the Holy Mother, Mother’s instruction to a devotee on 8th June, 1913 at Jairambati in Her Old House.)
Call on Sri Ramakrishna with all your heart. He is your soul, your Spirit. He is the life of your life. Treat him as your nearest and dearest. That will give you real peace of mind. Our Lord is very kind, full of love.
(p.246, Letters for Spiritual Seekers, Mahapurush Maharaj’s letter on 8 June, 1926.)