Author: Sister DevamataPublisher: Sri Ramakrishna MathYear: 2007Language: EnglishPages: 326ISBN/UPC (if available): 8178230895
The vision of India Devamata portrays is the country’s past. The personalities to whom she pays homage played a vital part in influencing the religious life of that land. In spite of the momentous changes that have swept over India during this century, spiritually it is the same. The secular state does not affect the inner life of the people, to whom religion is still the pivot of their existence. To see today’s India through Devmata's eyes is to witness what the Upanishad call the Eternal among the changing.This new edition of Days in an Indian Monastery will enable the seekers of today to share the experience and inspiration of Devamata’s unique Indian sojourn. The Monastery around which cluster the large part of the memories recorded in these pages is at Mylapore, a beautiful suburb of Madras, in South India.
CHAPTERPREFACEFOREWORDINTRODUCTIONMonastic Life in IndiaA Great Indian MonkArrival At MadrasLife at the MonasteryTemple FestivalsSpiritual Practice and Religious ObservancesForest schools of ancient IndiaIndian education of To-dayBuilding a new monastery at BangaloreThe Head of the OrderPublic Meetings, the Indian theatre and Indian MusicSocial Ceremonies and EntertainmentsThe Indian woman and the Indian HomeA Woman saint of IndiaThe Presence in the Temple on the GangesDisciples of a Great MasterAt CalcuttaThe Poor of IndiaThe True Significance of CasteEastern and Western Religious Ideals