Swami Nikhilananda



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 English published under the title The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna.

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Vivekananda: A Biography

4.34 avg rating — 317 ratings — published 1989 — 3 editions
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The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

4.56 avg rating — 110 ratings — published 1942 — 3 editions
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The Principal Upanishads

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The Upanishads, Vol. I-IV (...

4.40 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 1987 — 2 editions
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Life of Sri Ramakrishna

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The Upanishads: Volume 1

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Dŗg-Dŗśya-Viveka: An inquir...

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Bhagavad Gita

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Holy Mother

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“There is an ocean of difference between a real all-renouncing devotee of God and a householder devotee. A real sannyāsi, a real devotee who has renounced the world, is like a bee. The bee will not light on anything but a flower. It will not drink anything but honey. But a devotee leading the worldly life is like a fly. The fly sits on a festering sore as well as on a”
Swami Nikhilananda, Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

“One day Jatadhari requested Sri Ramakrishna to keep the image and bade him adieu with tearful eyes. He declared that Rāmlālā had fulfilled his innermost prayer and that he now had no more need of formal worship. A few days later Sri Ramakrishna was blessed through Rāmlālā with a vision of Rāmachandra, whereby he realized that the Rāma of the Rāmāyana, the son of Daśaratha, pervades the whole universe as Spirit and Consciousness; that He is its Creator, Sustainer, and Destroyer; that, in still another aspect, He is the transcendental Brahman, without form, attribute, or name. While worshipping Rāmlālā as the Divine Child, Sri”
Swami Nikhilananda, Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

“MASTER: “But even behind the mother’s love lies her hope that the children will support her later on. But I love these youngsters because I see in them Nārāyana Himself. These are not mere words.”
Swami Nikhilananda, Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna



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