The whole thing is to love God and taste His sweetness. He is sweetness and the devotee is its enjoyer. The devotee drinks the sweet Bliss of God. Further, God is the lotus and the devotee the bee. The devotee sips the honey of the lotus. As a devotee cannot live without God, so also God cannot live without His devotee. Then the devotee becomes the sweetness, and God its enjoyer. The devotee becomes the lotus, and God the bee.
(p.305, The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, Thakur’s words to Balaram’s father on 10 Oct, 1883.)
This life has no other end. Preach His Name, let His teachings penetrate the world to the very bone. Never forget. Repeat this Mantra in your heart of hearts unceasingly, as you go the round of your daily duties.
(p.411, Vol.6, Swamiji’s letter to Swami Akhandananda from Murree on 10 Oct, 1897.)