Sri Ramakrishna: Direct Disciples — Lives, Writings, and Reminiscences

From Holy Wanderings to Service of God in Man

From Holy Wanderings to Service of God in Man

Diary notes from the swami's years of pilgrimage extending up to the beginning of his first works of service.

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Girish Chandra Ghose, A Bohemian Devotee of Sri Ramakrishna

Girish Chandra Ghose, A Bohemian Devotee of Sri Ramakrishna

This authoritative biography provides a fascinating picture of Sri Ramakrishna's most colorful and least orthodox devotee. Details of numerous encounters between master and disciple have been preserved. The author describes Girish Ghosh's contribution to the development of modern Bengali theatre and summarizes of some of his most influential plays revealing Ramakrishna's direct influence. The swami brings to life this charming and intriguing shadow figure for the non-Bengali- reading public.

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Glimpses of a Great Soul: A Portrait of Swami Saradananda

Glimpses of a Great Soul: A Portrait of Swami Saradananda

Swami Saradananda, one of the great monastic disciples of Sri Ramakrishna, was an amazing combination of spirituality, patience, devotion and, as Secretary of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission in its formative years, administative efficiency. The author, who served the swami for many years, here shares his inspiring memories.

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God Lived with Them: Life Stories of Sixteen Monastic Disciples of Sri Ramakrishna

God Lived with Them: Life Stories of Sixteen Monastic Disciples of Sri Ramakrishna

Biographies of the 16 monastic disciples of Sri Ramakrishna (1836-1886). Ramakrishna’s incredible aptitude for inner experience and his discovery of the mystic unity of religions are well known. Here are the stories of the finest flowers of his spiritual garden. Five of Ramakrishna’s monastic disciples lived and worked in the West for periods of up to twenty-five years. They built bridges between the ancient and modern worlds and laid the foundation of India’s largest philanthropic and monastic organization.

This is a sequel to They Lived with God by Swami Chetanananda, which preserves the life stories and testimonies of thirty-one of Ramakrishna's householder disciples.

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Guide to Spiritual Life, A: Spiritual Teachings of Swami Brahmananda

Guide to Spiritual Life, A: Spiritual Teachings of Swami Brahmananda

The Bengali book, Dharma Prasange Swami Brahmananda (Teachings of Swami Brahmananda), which were recorded by his disciples from 1897 to 1922, are presented here in a new translation.

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How a Shepherd Boy Became a Saint: Life and Teachings of Swami Adbhutananda

How a Shepherd Boy Became a Saint: Life and Teachings of Swami Adbhutananda

This is the story of the transformation of an unlettered orphan boy, Latu, disciple of Sri Ramakrishna, into a sage, whose profound wisdom inspired Easterners and Westerners alike.

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How To Be a Yogi

How To Be a Yogi

The laws, principles and methods of yoga practice based on the teachings of Patanjali.

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Human Affection and Divine Love

Human Affection and Divine Love

Love is not an emotional sentiment but an aspect of our essential nature.

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In The Divine Realm

In The Divine Realm

The author, Swami Apurvananda, was a highly revered monk of the Ramakrishna Order. Besides being an intimate disciple of Holy Mother, Sri Sarada devi, he was blessed with the opportunity to live among the direct disciples of Sri Ramakrishna, and serve them in various ways. Originally published as 'Devaloke' in Bengali, this book presents his experiences of living in the company of those divine beings.

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