Swami Ramakrishnananda popularly known as Shashi Maharaj as the torch-bearer of the message of Sri Ramakrishna worked tirelessly to spread the ideal of renunciation and service in different parts of South India. The complete collection of lectures, writings and letters of Swami Ramakrishnananda have been published in 3 Volumes of which this is the second.
The life and message of Swami Vivekananda are a source of great inspiration to many in their individual as well as collective life. The present short biography published by Advaita Ashrama, a Publication House of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, is intended to meet the needs of those who have neither the time nor the opportunity to read bigger works about the Swami. A versatile genius as the great Swami was, and many-sided as were his activities, it is idle to hope that a complete picture of his wonderful life could be given in such a small compass. Here an attempt is made to give only a glimpse of this great personality so that people may become interested to know more about him.
This volume is the book form of the special edition of the Vedanta Kesari brought out in December 2013 to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. The volume contains inspiring and learned articles from people from various walks of life perceiving Swami Vivekananda as a great saint, thinker, scholar, educationist, organizer, nationalist, traveler, writer, poet, musician, cultural ambassador of India etc.
Being a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Ramakrishnananda popularly known as Shashi Maharaj worked tirelessly to spread the message of Sri Ramakrishna and the ideal of renunciation and service in different parts of South India. His un parallel devotion to Sri Ramakrishna, pure life, saintly personality and love and concern for others are objects of meditation. This volume aims at providing his life and teachings in a concise and handy form for the benefit of greater number of people.
This eBook is a selection from the writings and addresses of Swami Vireswarananda the 10th President of the Ramakrishna Math and mission. The lectures and essays in this book deal with the burning problem of the modern age - the quest for an ideal that can guide us through the stormy sea of life.
The story of Sri Ramakrishna, one of the most beloved Hindu spiritual leaders. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope. One should not think, ‘My religion alone is the right path and other religions are false.’ I had to practice each religion for a time – Hinduism, Islam, Christianity. Infinite are the paths and infinite are opinions. - Sri Ramakrishna. In Thakur - Sri Ramakrishna: A Biography, Rajiv Mehrotra explores the ‘challenge and the riddle’ presented by the great mystic who, more than a century after his death, continues to dominate secular Hindu consciousness. Sri Ramakrishna brought a new vitality not only to the practices, rituals and symbols of the Hindu heritage but also the celebration of divinity in diverse forms, and reinforced the underlying possibility of a real harmony between all religions. It is this vision that makes him one of the great religious teachers of all time and so profoundly relevant today. This illuminating and intimate biography is most reader-friendly and comprehensive, revealing this boundless power and magnetism of Sri Ramakrishna, as well as the Order that was inspired by his spiritual quest. Mehrotra’s narrative gift is remarkably precise and richly evocative, integrating all details of an aspect into a visual and verbal complex of significance. This is a book for all those who want to know more about Sri Ramakrishna, as well as for anyone looking for a brilliant read.
This book published by Advaita Ashrama, a Publication house of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, India contains short life-stories of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, the 19th century Indian saint of Dakshineswar, of Sri Sarada Devi, the divine consort of Sri Ramakrishna, and of Swami Vivekananda, the chief disciple of Sri Ramakrishna who proclaimed the universal message of Vedanta in the West as well as in India. Also included are some of their teachings.
Madras or Chennai has a long association with the Ramakrishna Movement from its inception. It was the people of Madras who first recognized the genius of Swami Vivekananda. Apart from Swamiji, the Holy Mother, Swami Brahmananda, Swami Ramakrishnananda and eight other direct disciples of Sri Ramakrishna too visited Madras on different occasions. The first monastery of the Ramakrishna Math in South India was started in Madras by Swami Ramakrishnananda. In the pages of this book the reader will find narrated these associations of the Great Ones with Madras.
This biography of Swami Shivananda, a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna, is our honest attempt to portray the life and work of this “Great Soul”—our humble and worshipful tribute to his sacred memory. For a number of years we had the blessed privilege of enjoying the Swami’s holy association, even as we received his fostering love and care. Our sketch is therefore the combined fruit of personal impressions and patient study and research. While delineating the Swami’s life and personality, we have tried to capture him in his many spiritual moods, keeping in view the typical man of God that he always was.
In the present age, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, the divine consort of Sri Ramakrishna has become a symbol of moral and spiritual perfection for men and women, for the married and the unmarried, for the householders as well as monks and nuns all over the world. This book comprises of Sri Sarada Devi's life and teachings in a detailed manner.
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