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The Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna

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This 1903 collection of the wisdom of the great sage logically arranges Ramakrishna's aphorisms to create a broad, practical, nonsectarian set of instructions about living a spiritual life. It inspired seekers after the divine a century ago, and it continues to do so today. Indian mystic SRI RAMAKRISHNA (1836-1886) was revered in the East for his keen, artistic intellect ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Cosimo Classics
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A great book. Ramakrishna is one of the great mystics. His penetration into the reality behind the appearances is rare and wonderful, as is his ability to compress his elusive mystical experience into aphoristic nuggets and short parables.

Two of my favorite “sayings:”

114. “None knows the immensity of the sacrifice which the Godhead makes when it becomes incarnate in human form.”

405. “When I look upon chaste women from respectable families, I see in them the Divine Mother arrayed in the garb of a
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Swāmi Abhedānanda (Bengali: সবামী অভেদাননদ), born Kaliprasad Chandra (Bengali: কালীপরসাদ চনদর) was a sanyasin associated with the Bengali Rennaisance of Vaisnavite Vedanta. Swami Vivekananda encouraged him to head the Vedanta Society, New York in 1897, and spread the message of Vedanta, a theme on which he authored several books. In 1921 he returned to India, and the next year he traveled to Tibet ...more