Ramakrishna said that the sensitive mother cooks fish differently for each of her hungry children — plain and bland for one, rich and spicy for the other. In exactly the same way, the Mother of the Universe reveals various spiritual approaches to the Divine. Whether you follow the idea of a personal God or the impersonal Truth, Ramakrishna said, you will certainly realize the One Reality, provided that you experience passionate longing for it.

Andrew Harvey, Anne Baring, The Mystic Vision