Sri Ramakrishna: Related Writings

Approaching Ramakrishna

Approaching Ramakrishna

Articles originally published in the January 2011 issue of Prabuddha Bharata. The essays attempt to fathom the expansive personality of Sri Ramakrishna according to each author's unique perception.

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Chandramani Devi, Sri Ramakrishna’s Mother

Chandramani Devi, Sri Ramakrishna’s Mother

A short life of this extraordinary spiritual personality based on reminiscences of those who knew and lived with her.

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Companions and Followers of Ramakrishna

Companions and Followers of Ramakrishna

by Kalijivan Devsharma. The book contains brief information about 1273 persons who were either companions or followers of Ramakrishna. Along with persons well-known, the book gives information about many lesser known characters from Sri Ramakrishna's life as well as about later followers.

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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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Holy Trio and their Mission

Holy Trio and their Mission

This book is based on short monographs on this subject written by Swami Bhajanananda. The swami is well known for his insightful thoughts and insightful writings and some additional matter from his other writings have been included to make this publication more comprehensive and complete.

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How to Live With God : In the Company of Ramakrishna

How to Live With God : In the Company of Ramakrishna

Ramakrishna (1836-1886) was one of the most influential spiritual masters of modern India. He entered the highest mystical states as easily as other men step through a door, and described his extraordinary experiences with an innocent eloquence that brought spiritually to life for millions around the globe. How to Live with God transports us into Ramakrishna’s world with lucidity and breathtaking detail. Sitting alongside his closest disciples, we witness the master’s spiritual ecstasy, his astonishing insights, his humor, and his practical advice for common people yearning to know God.

Swami Chetanananda peels away time and space to introduce us to this god-intoxicated mystic as a living presence. How to establish a relationship with God, how to love God, and how to live with God are the themes of this book. Much of the information is translated into English for the first time.

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Interpreting Ramakrishna: Kali’s Child Revisited

Interpreting Ramakrishna: Kali’s Child Revisited

This work is thorough and in-depth reply to the controversial interpretation of Sri Ramakrishnas life given by Jeffery Kripal in his book, Kalis Child. Reviewers of the book credit this study to be substantial and conscientious, treading the middle ground between the extremes of the uncritical insider and the unexamined assumptions of the scholar.

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Kamarpukur and Jayrambati

Kamarpukur and Jayrambati

This book is a combined edition of two booklets, Holy Kamarpukur and Holy Jayrambati.

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Light of the Modern World, The

Light of the Modern World, The

Who was Sri Ramakrishna? What was the purpose of his advent? Did he bring about a silent revolution unseen on the surface? This book skilfully deals with these issues, taking for its subject the Avatarahood of Sri Ramakrishna and its universal significance.

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