Dwell, O Mind, Within Yourself

The Song of Sri Ramakrishna

Passages for Meditation

Dwell, O mind, within yourself;
Enter no other’s home.
If you but seek there, you will find
All you are searching for.

God, the true Philosopher’s Stone,
Who answers every prayer,
Lies hidden deep within your heart,
The richest gem of all.

How many pearls and precious stones
Are scattered all about
The outer court that lies before
The chamber of your heart!

Sri Ramakrishna (1836-1886) was a Hindu mystic and world teacher from north India. This selection is from a favorite song; its composer is unknown. This passage is published in Easwaran’s spiritual anthologies, “God Makes the Rivers to Flow” and “Timeless Wisdom.” The audio recording is by Eknath Easwaran.