Stories of Vedanta Monks – Volume 1


By Swami Chetanananda

This book contains reminiscences of 42 second-generation monks of the Ramakrishna Order. The lives of these monks were molded and heavily influenced by their contact with the first-generation monks who had lived with Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother, and Swami Vivekananda. The author knew nearly all of these monks personally, and he provides inspiring descriptions of these associations, the monks’  character and teachings.

6″ X 9″
Hardback, 384 pages

SKU: 978-81-7505-518-6 Category:


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About the Author

Swami Chetanananda is a monk of the Ramakrishna Order, India. Before coming to the United States he worked in the editorial and publication departments of Advaita Ashrama in Mayavati, Himalayas, and also at its Calcutta branch. He served as an assistant minister of the Vedanta Society of Southern California from 1971 to 1978 before taking his present position as the minister of the Vedanta Society of St. Louis.

Among his many publications are: Sri Ramakrishna and His Divine Play, Ramakrishna as We Saw Him, They Lived with God, God Lived with Them, How to Live with God: In the Company of Ramakrishna, See God with Open Eyes: Meditation on Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Devi and Her Divine Play, Vivekananda: East Meets West, Vedanta: Voice of Freedom, Meditation and Its Methods: According to Swami Vivekananda, A Guide to Spiritual Life: Teachings of Swami Brahmananda, Spiritual Treasures: Letters of Swami Turiyananda, How a Shepherd Boy Became a Saint: Life and Teachings of Swami Adbhutananda, Mahendra Nath Gupta (M.): The Recorder of the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, Girish Chandra Ghosh: A Bohemian Devotee of Sri Ramakrishna, and Avadhuta Gita of Dattatreya.