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-Translated from a discourse given by Sant Shri Asaramji Bapu

A rich man went to Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and said: "I've heard that Godess Maha Kali herself comes to meet you."
Shri Ramakrishna: "Yes, that is true."
"When does she come?"
"That is not fixed. Is there a particular time when the God & the saints pay a visit? They come at their own goodwill."
"I want that you should help me a little. Whenever the Godess Maha Kali comes at your place next time do send her to my house also."
This person appeared very clever to Shri Ramakrishna therefore He said:
"That's OK! But you give me your address."
The richman wrote his address on a piece of paper & gave it to Shri Ramakrishna. Then Shri Ramakrishna said:
"Is this your address?"
"Yes Sir! This is definitely my address."
"No, this is the address of your body. I can send the Mother (Godess) only if you give me your address."
"My address! The rich person was bewildered."
Shri Ramakrishna smiling said: "How can a person invite the Mother (Godess) without knowing his own address?"
The rich person stepped back silently & went away.

This is a fact! How can a person who thinks of the address of his body as his own address invite the God? But he who comes to know of his address does not need to invite God but he himself becomes God-like.


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