Author: Swami PrabhanandaAmiya Prosad Sen/Several ContributorsTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Swarup Roy/Jatisankar ChattopadhyayPublisher: Ramakrishna Mission Institute of CultureYear: 2013Language: EnglishPages: 407ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789381325254
The life Sri Ramakrishna was an extraordinary searchlight under whose illumination one is able to really understand the whole scope of Hindu religion. The books were theories, he was the realization. This man had in fifty-one years lived the five thousand years of national spiritual life and so raised himself to be an object-lesson for future generations. The Vedas can only be explained and the Shastras reconciled by his theory of Avastha or stages – that we must not only tolerate others, but positively embrace them, and truth is the basis of all religions.This commemorative volume is an attempt to draw our attention to the personality and ideas of Sri Ramakrishna (1836-86) on his 175th birth anniversary. Sri Ramakrishna was a thoroughly spiritual person. However, only those aspects of his ideas have been focused here with which we can engage on an intellectual and emotional level.The contributors include monks of the Ramakrishna Order as well as internationally acclaimed thinkers. The essays are compiled loosely under six basic themes, namely: The life and Times of Sri Ramakrishna; Sri Ramakrishna: The Man and His Personality; Sri Ramakrishna’s Ideas; Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita as a Text; Sri Ramakrishna and Our Times; and Perspectives on Sri Ramakrishna. Of these, the concluding section contains articles by young scholars. Most of these essays were presented by the contributors at an International Seminar held at Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math on 19, 20 & 21 January 2012.
ContentsPublishers’ NotePrefaceApproaching Sri Ramakrishna from Our Times by Sandipan Sen The Life and Times of Sri Ramakrishna Sri Ramakrishna’s Ideas and Our Times by Swami Prabhananda Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Religious Life in Nineteenth Century Bengal by Amiya Prosad SenSri Ramakrishna and His Times by Sabyasachi BhattacharyaSri Ramakrishna and His Chief Disciple by Swami TyagarupanandaSri Ramakrishna: The Man and His PersonalityA Study of Sri Ramakrishna’s Bhavamukha State of Consciousness through Science, Philosophy and Tradition by Swami AtmapriyanandaSri Ramakrishna as Acine Gach: “The Tree without a Name” by Swami TyaganandaSri Ramakrishna: the Friend, Philosopher and Guide by Pravrajika BhaswarapranaSri Ramakrishna’s IdeasYato Mat Tato Path by Jitendranath MohantyImpact of Ramakrishna’s Ideas by Pradyot Kumar MukhopadhyayWhy Pray to God who can hear the Ant’s Anklets? Prayer, Freedom and Karma by Arindam ChakrabartiSri Ramakrishna: from the Feminist Perspective by Sabujkoli SenSri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita as a TextOn the Ramakrishna Kathamrita by Sudipta KavirajThe Kathamrita: a Text for all Contexts by M. SivaramkrishnaThe Language of Connectivity by Ramkumar MukhopadhyayConcept and Power of Music According to Sri Ramakrishna by Swami SarvaganandaSri Ramakrishna and Our TimesSri Ramakrishna’s Ideas and Islam Today by Syed Anwar HusainSri Ramakrishna and Our Times: a Perspective from West by Jeffery D. LongSri Ramakrishna and Our Times by Swami BhajananandaPerspective on Sri RamakrishnaSri Ramakrishna’s Idea of God: Collective Perspective by Swami SanmayanandaFish and Fisherman Imagery in Sri Ramakrishna’s Teachings: Discourses on Power and Beyond in the Light of the Vedas and Mahabharata by Indrajit BandyopadhyaySri Ramakrishna and the Concept of Truth by Mahitosh MandalSri Ramakrishna’s Love for Visual Devotional Art by Anirban RaySri Ramakrishna O Vishishtadvaitavad (Bengali) by Antara BanerjeeSri Ramakrishna O Tnar Vaishnav Sadhana (Bengali) by Purba SenguptaAnnexure IAnnexure IIIndex