Sri Ramakrishna’s Life and Message in the Present Age, with the Author’s Reminiscences of Holy Mother and some Direct Disciples

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The eternal spiritual truths verified by Sri Ramakrishna give meaning to life at all stages of development, for they point the way to the complete fulfillment which human beings are continually seeking. The first part of the book establishes the importance of his life and his message in the present age.

The sixteen monastic disciples of Sri Ramakrishna who were the beginning of the Ramakrishna Order exemplified their Master’s teachings of the harmony of religions, devotion to God, and service of God in man. Swami Satprakashananda, a senior monastic teacher of this Order, had the rare privilege during his early years in India of seeing Sri Sarada Devi, Sri Ramakrishna’s virgin wife, and of meeting ten of the sixteen disciples, as well as “M,”  the recorder of the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. The author’s reminiscences in part two are interesting, personal accounts of his contact with these veritable saints.

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By Swami Satprakashananda

208 pages

Hardback

The eternal spiritual truths verified by Sri Ramakrishna give meaning to life at all stages of development, for they point the way to the complete fulfillment which human beings are continually seeking. The first part of the book establishes the importance of his life and his message in the present age.

The sixteen monastic disciples of Sri Ramakrishna who were the beginning of the Ramakrishna Order exemplified their Master’s teachings of the harmony of religions, devotion to God, and service of God in man. Swami Satprakashananda, a senior monastic teacher of this Order, had the rare privilege during his early years in India of seeing Sri Sarada Devi, Sri Ramakrishna’s virgin wife, and of meeting ten of the sixteen disciples, as well as “M,”  the recorder of the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. The author’s reminiscences in part two are interesting, personal accounts of his contact with these veritable saints.

Contents

Preface

Part I
The Significance of Sri Ramakrishna’s Life and Message in the Present Age

I. Sri Ramakrishna: His Divine Life and Mission
II. Sri Ramakrishna: The Great Master
III. Sri Ramakrishna: His Relation to Vedanta
IV. His Image, Its Significance
V. The Classified Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
VI. Life and Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna in the Modern Age

Part II
The Author’s Reminiscences of Holy Mother and some Direct Disciples of Sri Ramakrishna

VII. Sri Sarada Devi, The Holy Mother
VIII. Swami Vivekananda
IX. Master Mahasaya (“M”)
X. Swami Brahmananda
XI. Swami Premananda
XII. Swami Shivananda

Appendix A  Vedanta in America
Appendix B  Ramakrishna Math and the Nondualistic Order of Shankara
Appendix C  Sri Ramakrishna’s Message of Renunciation and Realization in terms of Vedanta
Appendix D  The Master’s Self-Revelation and the Bestowal of Freedom from Fear, as recorded by Swami Saradananda

Index