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Sri Ramakrishna's Ideas and Our Times  -  A Retrospect
Sri Ramakrishna's Ideas and Our Times - A Retrospect

Sri Ramakrishna's Ideas and Our Times - A Retrospect

by Swami Prabhananda

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Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture


9789381325254 - Year: 2013 - Pages: 407



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Author: Swami Prabhananda
Amiya Prosad Sen/Several Contributors
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Swarup Roy/Jatisankar Chattopadhyay
Publisher: Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture
Year: 2013
Language: English
Pages: 407
ISBN/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.



Publishers’ Note

Approaching 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 Sen

Sri Ramakrishna and His Times by Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

Sri Ramakrishna and His Chief Disciple by Swami Tyagarupananda

Sri Ramakrishna: The Man and His Personality

A Study of Sri Ramakrishna’s Bhavamukha State of Consciousness through Science, Philosophy and Tradition by Swami Atmapriyananda

Sri Ramakrishna as Acine Gach: “The Tree without a Name” by Swami Tyagananda

Sri Ramakrishna: the Friend, Philosopher and Guide by Pravrajika Bhaswaraprana

Sri Ramakrishna’s Ideas

Yato Mat Tato Path by Jitendranath Mohanty

Impact of Ramakrishna’s Ideas by Pradyot Kumar Mukhopadhyay

Why Pray to God who can hear the Ant’s Anklets? Prayer, Freedom and Karma by Arindam Chakrabarti

Sri Ramakrishna: from the Feminist Perspective by Sabujkoli Sen

Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita as a Text

On the Ramakrishna Kathamrita by Sudipta Kaviraj

The Kathamrita: a Text for all Contexts by M. Sivaramkrishna

The Language of Connectivity by Ramkumar Mukhopadhyay

Concept and Power of Music According to Sri Ramakrishna by Swami Sarvagananda

Sri Ramakrishna and Our Times

Sri Ramakrishna’s Ideas and Islam Today by Syed Anwar Husain

Sri Ramakrishna and Our Times: a Perspective from West by Jeffery D. Long

Sri Ramakrishna and Our Times by Swami Bhajanananda

Perspective on Sri Ramakrishna

Sri Ramakrishna’s Idea of God: Collective Perspective by Swami Sanmayananda

Fish and Fisherman Imagery in Sri Ramakrishna’s Teachings: Discourses on Power and Beyond in the Light of the Vedas and Mahabharata by Indrajit Bandyopadhyay

Sri Ramakrishna and the Concept of Truth by Mahitosh Mandal

Sri Ramakrishna’s Love for Visual Devotional Art by Anirban Ray

Sri Ramakrishna O Vishishtadvaitavad (Bengali) by Antara Banerjee

Sri Ramakrishna O Tnar Vaishnav Sadhana (Bengali) by Purba Sengupta

Annexure I
Annexure II

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