Author: F Max MullerPublisher: RupaYear: 2003Language: EnglishPages: 200ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171677738
This book is about the life and sayings of Ramakrishna Parmahansa though it contains pieces on Dayananda Saraswati, Pawari Baba, Debendranath Tagore and Keshub Chandra Sen. It also sketches the Vedanta philosophy. About 395 sayings of Ramakrishna have been recorded here.Ramakrishna believed there were as many ways to God as there were ideologies. He preached detached dutifulness. He believed that the only goal of human life is realization of God. He encouraged his followers to serve God through service of their fellow human beings less fortunate than themselves. His famous disciple, Swami Vivekananda, founded an entire order of socially active monks, the Ramakrishna Mission, in his name.
IntroductionThe MahatmansThe Four Stages of LifeSamnyasins or SaintsAscetic Exercises or YogaRamakrishnaDayananda SarasvatiPawari BabaDebendranath TagoreRai Shaligram Saheb BahadurRamakrishnaThe Dialogic ProcessRamakrishna’s LifeRemarks on Ramakrishna’s LifeMozoomdar’s JudgementRamakrishna’s LanguageRamakrishna’s WifeRamakrishna’s Influence on Keshub Chunder Sen Vedanta-philosophy Ekam advitiyam. One without a SecondInooI ZeaytonFinal Conclusion, Tat tvamasiRemarks on the SayingsThe Sayings of RamakrishnaIndex to the Sayings