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Sri Ramakrishna, the Face of Silence
For the first time, two classic biographies-Dhan Gopal Mukerji's The Face of Silence (1926) and Swami Nikhilananda's Sri Ramakrishna (1942)-are brought together to provide a fuller understanding of the life and spiritual significance of Sri Ramakrishna as well as the systems of Indian religious thought intimately connected with him.
ebook, 352 pages
Published December 5th 2011 by Skylight Paths Publishing
(first published June 1926)
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This book is unique because it is written by a writer settled in the west rather than most books which are usually written by Sri Ramakrishna's disciples. In this book the author clearly delineates in his discussion with one of the swami's the difference between illumination, enlightenment and Samadhi. why a disciple need's a guru. the seven stages/valleys which a seeker needs to transcend to experience divinity is explained lucidly. when a seeker asks Sri Ramakrishna whether the seven valleys w ...more
Swami Nikhilananda (1895 1973), born Dinesh Chandra Das Gupta, was a direct disciple of Sri Sarada Devi. In 1933, he founded the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center of New York, a branch of Ramakrishna Mission, and remained its head until his death in 1973. An accomplished writer and thinker, Nikhilananda's greatest contribution was the translation of Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita from Bengali into En ...moreMore about Swami Nikhilananda...