Author: Brahmachari AkshayachaitanyaTranslator(s)/ Edito: Swami BhaskaranandaPublisher: Sri Ramakrishna MathYear: 2007Language: EnglishPages: 265ISBN/UPC (if available): 817823422X
Swami Vivekanada once referred of Swami Brahmananda as a spiritual dynamo. These reminiscences related by Brahmachari Akshayachaitanya and translated by Swami Bhaskarananda clearly reveal the innumerable ways in which he radiated that spiritual power. His calm majestic personality is sweet, soothing, inspiring and enlightening. Though often lost in profound mystical moods, this man of God could be down-to-earth as well, dealing with day-to-day details of many of the centers of the Ramakrishna Order, expressing his sympathetic concern for devotees and, most importantly, showering his divine love on all. His deep insights into life and human nature touched the hearts of those who were fortunate enough o come into contact with him. It is said God has the nature of a child. Childlike himself, Swami Brahmananda was witty with an irrepressible sense of humor who delighted in playing practical jokes on many unsuspecting monks and devotees. These reminiscences are indeed a veritable spiritual feast for sincere seekers of god.
PrefaceList of IllustrationA Short Biography of Swami Brahmananda By swami BhaskaranandaSwami Brahmananda - His Life SpokeMore Eloquently than His WordsSwami Brahmananda’s Role as SadguruSwami Brahmananda - Protector of Those to Whom He Gave ShelterSwami Brahmananda’s Concern for the DevoteesSwami Brahmananda - A Man of Great sympathySwami Brahmananda’s Compassion for the Fallen and the DestituteSwami Brahmananda - An Admirer of Loving ServiceSwami Brahmananda and Woman Devotees withDivine AttributesSwami Brahmananda’s Ability to Understand PeopleSwami Brahmananda’s Way of Disciplining and Transforming MonksTeaching and Transforming DisciplesThrough LettersThe Various Teaching of Swami BrahmanandaSwami Brahmananda’s Versatile WisdomSwami Brahmananda Said About the Greatness andGlory of Some Holy PlacesSwami Brahmananda’s Power toSense the SupernaturalSwami Brahmananda’s Love of Trees and PlantsSwami Brahmananda - A Lover of Fun and FrolicSwami Brahmananda’s Fun and Frolic withChildrenSwami Brahmananda - A Lover of PlayfulDisguisesSwami Brahmananda’s Playing of Cards andGoing FishingThe Large-Heartedness and Ingenuity of Swami BrahmanandaThe Holy Mother Sri Sarada Deviand Swami BrahmanandaSwami Brahmananda and His BrotherDisciples Incidents Revealing Swami Brahmananda’s Divine NatureSwami Brahmananda’s Power of AttractionEvents on the Eve of Swami Brahmananda’sPassing AwaySwami Brahmananda’s Final Departure fromThis WorldAppendixGlossary