Ramakrishna – A Documentary
DVD (78 minutes)
Ramakrishna’s life story is told through slides, historic photographs and video. Includes film footage of two monastic disciples of Ramakrishna, Swamis Shivananda and Subodhananda, and an audio recording by another, Swami Abhedananda.
Ramakrishna: A Documentary serves equally well as the perfect introduction to this remarkable saint or as a fresh and enhanced experience of his presence. This skillful assemblage of rare images of Ramakrishna, combined with a 1928 motion picture and a 1936 audio recording of some of his disciples, is surely as close as we will get to seeing him.
…Ramakrishna will serve as a cram-packed visual compilation of a great many priceless moments in one of the religious history’s important lives. . . . As the facts unfold, we see why Mahatma Gandhi said of Ramakrishna: “The story of Ramakrishna’s life is a story of religion in practice. His life enables us to see God face to face.”
This professional video also includes a solid record of Ramakrishna’s systematic (though brief) absorption into the practice of different religions to discover their intrinsic value, leading him to affirm the Vedic statement: “As many faiths, so many paths. Truth is one. Sages call it by many names.”