Devī, Ramakrishna, Vivekananda

Life of Shri Ramakrishna

Ramakrishna was often seen immersed in deep spiritual states since his early childhood. At age of six he first entered the state of spiritual bliss. It took place while he was watching a flock of white cranes flying in the sky covered with black clouds. During the time his tendency to experience ecstatic states became stronger. When he was seven, his father died, and it...

Life of Śrī Ramakrishna

This series of articles are dedicated to the life-story and teachings of Shri Ramakrishna (18 February 1836 – 16 August 1886), born Gadadhar Chattopadhyay, a Bengali mystic and saint, the legendary devotee of Mother Kālī of Dakshineśwar, as also the founder Guru of Ramakrishna Math, the guru of the famous Swami Vivekananda, the teacher and probably the first successful ambassador of Vedanta teachings in the Western countries.

Rāmkumār wanted Sri Ramakrishna to learn the intricate rituals of the worship of Kāli. To become a priest of Kāli one must undergo a special form of initiation from a qualified guru, and for Sri Ramakrishna a suitable brāhmin was found. But no sooner did the brāhmin speak the holy word in his ear than Sri Ramakrishna, overwhelmed with emotion, uttered a loud cry and...

Shri Ramakrishna Kathamrita

Shri Shri Ramakrishna Kathamrita or sometimes in English known simply as the Gospel of Shri Ramakrishna is a book written by the close disciple of the Saint - Mahendranath Gupta, also known in text as M. and consists of descriptions of author's personal meetings and experiences with the great teacher, his own conversations with Shri Ramakrishna (18 February 1836 – 16 August 1886)

Mother Kali and what she symbolizes

Mother Kali is known as Kali-Ma, the Black Goddess, Maha Kali, Nitya Kali, Smashana Kali, Raksha Kali, Shyama Kali, Kalikamata, and Kalaratri. Among the Tamils she is known as Kottavei. Maha Kali and Nitya Kali are mentioned in the Tantra philosophy. 'Kal' means Darkness; Kali takes away that Darkness.

Shri Ramakrishna Quotes and Teachings

Harmony of Religions: Shri Ramakrishna is famous around the world as a prophet of harmony among religions. He didn’t say that all religions are the same. Ramakrishna recognized differences between religions, but demonstrated that regardless of all those differences all religions are leading to the same final goal and that’s why they are true and precious. One of the most significant contributions of Shri Ramakrishna...

Doctrine of Karma by Swami Abhedananda

No action can escape this law, that every cause must be followed by an effect, that every action is bound to react upon the actor with similar force and effect.This universal law is called Karma.

Definition of Bhakti | Vivekananda

BHAKTI-YOGA is a real, genuine search after the Lord, a search beginning, continuing, and ending in Love. One single moment of the madness of extreme love to God brings us eternal freedom. “Bhakti,” says Nārada in his explanation of the Bhakti-aphorisms, “is intense love to God.”—“When a man gets it, he loves all, hates none; he becomes satisfied forever.”

Swami Vivekananda | Life Story

This is the series of articles dedicated to legendary Swami Vivekananda (12 January 1863 – 4 July 1902) born as Narendra Nāth Datta – the beloved disciple of the great Bengal Saint Śrī Ramakrishna and the foremost leader and teacher of disciples after Ramakrishna’s passing away. Swami Vivekananda was among the first Vedāntic teachers who travelled several times to USA and England and other European...

Swami Paramananda - Devotion

Path of Devotion by Swami Paramananda, the youngest disciple of Śrī Ramakrishna - very inspiring advices on Devotion, Purity, Steadfastness and Self Surrender to God. BLESSED are those who have devotion in their hearts. It is the only reality in this world, other things are false. Live a pure, holy life; be bold and fearless. Never mind if thousands fall before you; still stand firmly...