Author: Swami AtmashraddhanandaSeveral Contributors/Publisher: Ramakrishna MathYear: 2010Language: EnglishPages: 589ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788178235493
Swami Brahmananda (1863 - 1922) was a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna who regarded him as his spiritual son. Also known as Raja Maharaj or simply 'Maharaj', Swami Brahmananda wa the first president of the Ramakrishna Order. A man of deep meditative temperament and down-to-earth wisdom and humour, Maharaj quietly carried the mantle of guiding the fledging Ramakrishna Order in its first 21 years as also provided spiritual guidance to numerous spiritual aspirants, monastic and lay, who came in touch with him. This book is a compilation of their reminiscences and personal accounts culled from various sources.
Publishers Note Preface Illustrations 1. Swami Vijnanananda 2. Swami Prabhavananda 3. Swami Yatiswarananda 4. Swami Ashokananda 5. Swami Vishuddhananda 6. Swami Madhavananda7. Swami Vireswarananda 8. Swami Bhuteshananda 9. Swami Nirvanananda 10. Swami Omkareswarananda 11. Swami Kailashananda 12. Swami Ambikananda 13. Swami Aparnananda 14. Swami Satprakashananda 15. Swami Aseshananda 16. Swami Siddheswarananda 17. Swami Achyutananda 18. Swami Viswananda 19. Swami Purushottamananda 20. Swami Jnanatmananda 21. Swami Akhilananda 22. Swami Vividishananda 23. Swami Vijayananda 24. Swami Tejasananda 25. Swami Sarvajnananda 26. Swami Saradeshananda 27. Swami Kashishwarananda 28. A Monastic Disciple 29. Swami Shambhavananda 30. Tarasundari 31. Boshi Sen 32. A Devotee 33. C. Ramaswamy Aiyangar 34. C. Ramanujachari 35. Dilip Kumar Roy 36. P. Seshadri Aiyar 37. Sister Devamata 38. Srish Chandra Matilal 39. Shraddha Louis 40. S. Venkateshwaran Appendices A. Role of Guru in Spiritual Life Swami Brahmananda B. An Unpublished Letter of Swami Brahmananda C. A Speech by Swami Brahmananda D. Swami Brahmananda: The Spiritual son of Sri Ramakrishna Swami Yatiswarananda E. The Passing away of Swami Brahmananda – A Letter by Swami Siddheswarananda F. Spiritual Precepts of Swami Brahmananda P. Seshadri Aiyar Contributors Sources and References Glossary