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The Gospel Of Ramakrishna [Kindle Edition]

Sri Ramakrishna , Swami Abhedananda , Swami Nikhilananda
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Book Description

Sri Ramakrishna, (1836-1886) 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. Imagine someone following Buddha or Jesus around with a steno pad and then publishing candid transcripts of their notes. This is the Victorian-era equivalent. We watch Ramakrishna go into his trances, sing devotional songs, and dispense parables. We get to listen into his profound discourses, including lucid descriptions of very high-level yogic techniques. This is a unique look at a holy man.

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  • File Size: 393 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004IZM5W4
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Enlightened Being January 6, 2013
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I read this book for the first time in 1970. It was standing in a bookshop among a lot of other books in discount, and there was something about it which made me buy it. I had never heard of the book, neither had I heard about Paramahansa Ramakrishna.
The book has been a reference for me in times of peace and in times of trouble. Many, many times have I read a passage, a saying, and found an answer to my inner questions.
Written by his disciple, Swami Abbedhananda, it describes the life and sayings of one of the two Paramahansas (Paramahansa Ramakrishna and Paramahansa Yogananda), his visions, and his keen interest and merging into all religions. A passage where Paramahansa Ramakrishna spent three days in close contact with the Holly Family is particularly touching.
A true Yoga. A true Saint. A true Paramahansa.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book badly treated in Kindle July 25, 2014
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This is a wonderful book, and it's published in the Kindle version completely disregarding the paging.
The book is definitely worth 5 stars, and the Kindle version is less than 1 star.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb book to satisfy spiritual thurst February 1, 2013
Having read this book in its Bengali version 30 years back, which is unique and wonderful, has got solution for every day life related issues, thought it useful to have an electronic version.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Spiritual Milestone from the Nineteenth Century March 23, 2013
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THE GOSPEL OF RAMAKRISHNA by "M," is a book I should have read at the beginning of my spiritual adventure, rather than at the end. It is a classic which no devotee of the Spirit should deny himself the pleasure of reading. Secularists, too, should acquaint themselves with his life and teaching, to be "in the know" about the diversity of religious thought.

Bhagavan Ramakrishna has been widely regarded as an incarnation of God, both inside and outside his native India. And not without cause!

"Notwithstanding His illness, hundreds of people came every day to pay reverential homage to Him. They were eager to receive His blessing and to sit in His presence if only for a few minutes; for His presence brought peace and celestial happiness in the hearts and souls of all." (The Gospel Of Ramakrishna. Kindle Locations 3648-3650).

How is such an improbable phenomenon possible?

Toward the end of his life, Bhagavan declared his own credentials: "He who was Râma, who was Krishna, Buddha, Christ and Chaitanya has now become Râmakrishna." (Locations 3997-3998).

Such claims today meet with cynicism and ridicule. But where is the wholesome alternative the cynic offers in its place? Does his secularism instill peace and joy in other people? Has he found peace within himself, or does he live in a world of jangling confusion? What is his own testimony about his anxiety, bewilderment, and insecurity?

Why not learn to see instead, as Ramakrishna did, God in all things, including each individual and the world he inhabits? (Locations 3549-3551) And which is better, to see the world as a mindless killing machine or as "the kingdom of God"? (Location 856).

The way to such a vision is a well-trodden path, and there are Teachers to give comfort.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A book to keep closeby August 9, 2013
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This is a book that can be read many times, it always reads fresh and instructive.
Our perception of it becomes subtler and more profound with time.
I love being able to read it on my smartphone thanks to the Kindle option!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read book. June 4, 2014
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Must read book. It will guide you in any situation of your life. I am follower of Vivekanand and Ramakrishina.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good book for spiritual enhancement April 24, 2014
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I enjoyed this book thoroughly and would recommend to anyone interested in spiritual education. It is well written and simple with examples.
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