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Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

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The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna is published by The Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center of New York which bases it teachings on the principles of Vedanta, or Hinduism. Hinduism teaches that every soul is potentially divine, and that its divinity may be manifested through worship, contemplation, unselfish work, and philosophical discrimination. According to Hinduism, Truth is univ ...more
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Published September 1st 1942 by Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center (first published 1942)
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Bill
Jan 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I've read a lot of biographies of both Christian and Hindu holy persons, including St Francis, St Therese, and Paramahansa Yogananda. And The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna is my absolute favorite. His spirituality is so simple and childlike, yet profound. And since the book consists of a 19th-century, first-person account by one of his disciples, it seems more complete and immediate.
Daniel Prasetyo
Mar 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
One of the most enlightening book I ever read, no concept or idea, only experience of God-consciousness from one of the most revered saint of India, and humanity. You will found every answer of life in this book, he is really a treasure of the world. Mahendranath Gupta, who record this conversations, become a devotee after first meeting with Sri Ramakrishna, because of his humble and simply enlightened being he is. Read this book, it will change your life..!!
Michele
Apr 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I used to have this book and would like to get another copy and re-read again. Fond memories of reading this from years ago...
Dylan Grant
Dec 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This massive philosophical and spiritual tome with gold-trimmed pages has been sitting on my bookshelf for almost two years. A spiritual mentor of mine recommended it to me a long time ago. I attempted to read it in bits and pieces many times, but quickly realized that this extraordinary book is of the kind that demands your full attention. I am a busy person, so it took me a long time for the day to dawn when I would finally have enough time and mental energy to read The Gospel of Sri Ramakrish ...more
P.J. Mazumdar
Mar 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can say without any hesitation that this book is the book closest to my heart. When asked the common question, ‘which is your favorite book’, most people who want to give an honest answer would be mildly taken aback and also perhaps irritated as they go mentally over the books they have loved, which are all possibly ‘favorite books’ in different ways.

But in this, I have an advantage over most people in that I can say straight out, ‘this (the present book) is my favorite book’.

This has always b
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Sumangali Morhall
May 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: memoir, spiritual
One of my absolutely favourite books. A priceless insight into the life of Sri Ramakrishna, it captures so beautifully the experience of learning directly from a God-realised spiritual Master. The stories are intimate and alive with detail, transporting the reader as though directly back in time to 19th Century Bengal.
Maria Lancaster
A great book about a great master.
Ramakrishnan
Jul 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely inspiring. My daily guidance and companion book to "Mother as I saw her"
Alok Jagawat
Sep 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
One of my all time favourites. It gives you the complete details about the life of an enlightened master. I consider Swami Ramakrishna as one of the most enlightened and spiritually elevated souls.
Rajasekhar Perepu
Dec 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A must read for all spiritual aspirants. . . . answers all questions about God/Soul/Consciousness . . . duality and non-duality concepts . . . and dispels the doubts of his existence.
Nicole Petersen
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited
Gorav Joshi
Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How mysterious are the ways the divine perform reading this book will not solve the purpose of tasting the divine nectar instead one has to experience the love of divine . Really blessed are those who reached this level. I only pray to almighty to include me in the journey of true blissful love
Sajith Buvi
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The truth is not about characterization and physical identification. This book simply simplifies the experience of truth by a true yogi.Mr M simply records. He doesn't have any idea or belief. He simply writes his Master's life and interactions with people. That is amazing. Because if you start identifying, characterizing and defining truth you miss the point. You live truth. That is the best you can do. This book simply without saying that says that. It is sad the world still has not woken up t ...more
Bert
Nov 04, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spirituality
Verslag van de zienswijze van Ramakrishna op diverse geloven als uiting van verschillende apekten van datgene wat na de dood aanwezig is. Met als achtergrond de Indiase cultuur van eind 1900. Boeiend.
Anil
May 16, 2014 added it
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Jonathan Angelilli
Jan 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Beautiful book about a beautiful guru, who constantly teachers with short stories ripe with metaphor.
Ashutosh Joshi
Jul 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
A very good book for soul searching and understanding the universal truth. Also helps in many ways to overcome common life problems.
Abhishek
Feb 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A must read to realize the infinite. shows how to Love him with all our hearts. shows how to love everyone with all heart.
Mark DeGange
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Lovers of God. Those who study how God manifests in other religions and cultures
Ramakrishna was an ecstatic presence of God. The book amply illustrates this in his bursts into song and dance praising the Divine Mother, Kali, the Lord, the path of devotion. He samadhic states of no pulse, no breath were pure demonstrations of Spirit. The book is long and there are plenty of incidents to plow through, but the wisdom, the simple parables, and ecstatic love are always present adding richness to whatever is going on. The miracle was how this man M could have recorded all of it. ...more
M
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It’s a pity that Goodreads does not have a 20 Star rating. If so then this book deserves no less.

A must read for anyone who wants to understand Hinduism in its simplistic form, exactly the same way as Thakur was, a simple, jovial mahatma with childlike innocence.

It took me a while to complete this book, namely because I wanted to digest every chapter.
Girija
Wonderful so far!
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Ramakrishna Paramahansa, born Gadadhar Chattopadhyay, was a famous mystic of 19th-century India. His religious school of thought led to the formation of the Ramakrishna Mission by his chief disciple Swami Vivekananda. both were influential figures in the Bengali Renaissance as well as the Hindu renaissance during the 19th and 20th centuries.
“God has made different religions to suit different aspirants, times, and countries. All doctrines are only so many paths; but a path is by no means God himself. Indeed, one can reach God if one follows any of the paths with whole-hearted devotion...One may eat a cake with icing either straight or sidewise. It will taste sweet either way.” 18 likes
“become.It is said in the Bhagavad Gitâ that the future is determined by the thought that is uppermost at the moment of death, and in the Purâna there is a story that King Bharata was born as a deer p. 48 because when he died, his mind was fixed on the thought of a deer. He who passes away thinking of God and meditating on Him, does not come back to this world. A devotee:” 3 likes
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