But one thing should be remembered: maya keeps us in ignorance and keeps us entangled in the world, whereas daya makes our hearts pure and gradually unties our bonds. God cannot be realized without purity of heart. One receives the grace of God by subduing the passions – lust, anger and greed. Then one sees God (161).

THE GOSPEL OF SRI RAMAKRISHNA, copyright, 1942, By Swami Nikhilananda, New York, Ramakrishna Vivekananda Center 1969

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