Recorded conversations of the central inspirations of our movement. This book has attracted interest from many diverse religious groups. Large edition includes biography, photos, glossary and index. Abridged edition includes a biography.
Sri Ramakrishna is the most famous saint of modern India. This book is the original version of the most famous work about him, translated into English by the author “M” himself. A short biography of Ramakrishna, written by his famous disciple Swami Vivekananda, is also included.
Ramakrishna was a Bengali mystic who had a huge impact on the development of modern Hinduism. His chief disciple, Swami Vivekananda, not only helped revive Hinduism in India, but also introduced Hinduism to the West. Ramakrishna was a non-dualist worshippper of the Goddess Kali. However, he also experimented with Christianity and Islam, and repeatedly preached the diversity of paths to God. This is the story of Ramakrishna told first-hand as a series of days and nights spent with his disciples and lay followers. --Sacred Texts
Publisher: Advaita Ashrama (A Publication House of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math)
For nearly a decade Swami Bhuteshananda, the 12th President of the Ramakrishna Order, devoted his weekly Bengali religious classes to discussions on Sri Ramakrishna and to the unique book, ‘The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna’. His illuminating discussions brought out the thought-provoking deeper dimensions of the simple, homely utterances of the great prophet, and they helped the audience comprehend these simple sayings of the Great Master in the light of the ancient scriptures of India, specially the Vedanta, as well as modern thought. Not unoften, many abstruse concepts, many knotty philosophical questions and doubts of Vedanta metaphysics, were lucidly explained and resolved. These were later transcribed and eventually published in a seven-volume Bengali work, ‘Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita Prasanga’. The present work is an English translation of the first three volumes of the original Bengali book.
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Publisher: Advaita Ashrama (A Publication House of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math)
For nearly a decade Swami Bhuteshananda, the 12th President of the Ramakrishna Order, devoted his weekly Bengali religious classes to discussions on Sri Ramakrishna and to the unique book, ‘The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna’. His illuminating discussions brought out the thought-provoking deeper dimensions of the simple, homely utterances of the great prophet, and they helped the audience comprehend these simple sayings of the Great Master in the light of the ancient scriptures of India, specially the Vedanta, as well as modern thought. Not unoften, many abstruse concepts, many knotty philosophical questions and doubts of Vedanta metaphysics, were lucidly explained and resolved. These were later transcribed and eventually published in a seven-volume Bengali work, ‘Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita Prasanga’. The present work is an English translation of vols. four, five (minus the appendix), and seven of the original Bengali book. Published by Advaita Ashrama, a publication house of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, India.
The profound teachings of a great mystic come to life More than a century after the passing of Ramakrishna, one of Indias greatest exemplars of God-consciousness and mystical union, his message of harmony and tolerance still inspires millions of people, both in the East and around the world.
Excerpt from The Gospel of Râmakrishna This letter of Swami Vivekananda shows that the words of the Master were accurately recorded by M. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
"God alone is the doer, and none else..." SRI RAMAKRISHNA PARAMAHAMSA Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (1836-1886) is one of the most revered sages of 19th century India. A renowned mystic and yogi, he was considered an avatar, a divine incarnation. He was influenced by several ancient spiritual traditions such as Bhakti (which included his supreme devotion toward the goddess Kali), Tantra, and Advaita Vedanta. The most comprehensive work on Ramakrishna and his teachings is The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. The book records conversations between Ramakrishna, his disciples and visitors. The subject of non-doership has echoed through the ages in the Indian scriptures, and also been advocated by spiritual masters. In fact, it is the primary underlying message in the Bhagavad Gita. The light that Ramakrishna shed on the subject in The Gospel has been the specific focus of this small book. When masters like Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa consistently point to the teaching of non-doership, it would help to listen to their words with an open mind. Allowing the seeds that have been planted by the teaching to sprout, will enable one to flow through life's brief journey with equanimity.
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This is the authorized English edition of the "Gospel of Ramakrishna." For the first time in the history of the world's Great Saviours, the exact words of the Master were recorded verbatim by one of His devoted disciples. These words were originally spoken in the Bengali language of India. They were taken down in the form of diary notes by a householder disciple, "M." At the request of Sri Ramakrishna's Sannyasin disciples, however, these notes were published at Calcutta during 1902-1903 A.D., in Bengali, in two volumes, entitled "Ramakrishna Kathamrita." At that time "M" wrote to me letters authorizing me to edit and publish the English translation of his notes, and sent me the manuscript in English which he himself translated, together with a true copy of a personal letter which Swami Vivekananda wrote to him. At the request of "M" I have edited and remodelled the larger portion of his English manuscript; while the remaining portions I have translated directly from the Bengali edition of his notes. The marginal headings, footnotes, and index, as well as the division of the Gospel into fourteen chapters, were added by me. I have endeavored to make every word of this edition as literal, simple, and colloquial as possible. Some repetitions are purposely kept to show how the Master used the same illustrations on different occasions during the course of His eloquent conversations. The completed work is now offered to the Western World with the sincere hope that the sublime teachings of Sri Ramakrishna may open the spiritual sight of seekers after Truth, and bring peace and freedom to all souls struggling for realization.