Sri Ramakrishna: Life and Reminiscences
An appreciative early account of Sri Ramakrishna's life written by a Western savant. This account was originally published together with his work on the life and message of Swami Vivekananda in a single volume and titled: Prophets of the New India. Part two is now published separately and titled, The Life of Vivekananda and the Universal Gospel https://sfvedanta.org/books/life-of-swami-vivekananda-and-the-universal-gospel-the/
Tranlsated from original French by E.F. Malcolm-Smith.More info →
The aim of the book was to present to the public in English a short but comprehensive chronological account of the life of Sri Ramakrishna. This book closley follows the chronology and treatment of the Bengali classic, Sri Sri Ramakrishna Leelaprasanga written by Swami Saradananda, a direct disciple of the Master https://sfvedanta.org/books/sri-ramakrishna-the-great-master/. Some of the masterly expositions and abstruse points relating to the Master's life, however, have been purposefully ommitted in the present book. Additional facts have been collected from various other authentic sources. Mahatma Gandhi has kindly written a Foreword in appreciation of the Master.More info →
The chapters of this book were originally published in Prabuddha Bharata and Vedanta Kesari - the two English language journals of the Ramakrishna Order. These articles uncover various details about the Master's life.
Contents: Who Gave the Name Ramakrishna and When? Sri Ramakrishna's Visit to East Bengal, Sri Ramakrishna's Interaction with Sikhism, Sri Ramakrishna and Islam, Sri Ramakrishna's Interaction with Christianity, Sri Ramakrishna Cast His Whole Secret to the Winds, The Last Few Days in the Life of Sri Ramakrishna, A Unique Painting, The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna and the Life of M., Early History of the Ramakrishna Sangha.More info →
An English translation of Sri Sri Ramakrishna Punthi, a biography of Sri Ramakrishna written in 1895 in the Bengali language. Originally a long poem of over 600 pages written in the style of Indian epics, it is a work of fervent devotion filled with vivid descriptions of the events of the Master's life. Like the original, the present book is divided into five parts and contains ninety-one chapters.More info →
A full biography of Ramakrishna including the Master's childhood, upbringing, spiritual striving, coming of his disciples and devotees, training of his disciples and his passing away.
This biography was written for the West by one of England's most talented authors. The writing is beautiful in itself, but the story of a most unusual man with unheard of spiritual yearning is what this book is really about.
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A product of intensive research, this book presents a compilation of materials from many original sources. A total of 45 reminiscences by persons who knew the Master, show vividly how Sri Ramakrishna lived daily the spiritual message he taught, and how he excelled in opening a path for God into the human heart. Reminiscences are divided into three sections: (1) Relatives and monastic disciples, (2) Householder disciples and devotees, and (3) Brahmo devotees and admirers.More info →