* Festival at Adhar's House The devotional scriptures like the Bhagavata say that holy company is the first and most important means for the generation and growth of devotion. The Mother keeps a Bhagavata Pandit with a bondage in the world!" Their meaning is given either in the Glossary or in the foot-notes. Gadadhar had never seen anything like this at Kamarpukur among the simple and pious villagers. At that time there lived in Calcutta a rich widow named Rani Rasmani, belonging to the sudra caste, and known far and wide not only for her business ability, courage, and intelligence, but also for her largeness of heart, piety, and devotion to God. They ridiculed as relics of a barbarous age the images and rituals of the Hindu religion. * Hariprasanna But so great a book cannot remain obscure for long, nor can its author remain unrecognised by the large public in these modern times. For She is the Cosmic Power, the totality of the universe, a glorious harmony of the pairs of opposites. Thirty years ago (from 1953) when the question of imparting education through the medium of the mother tongue was being discussed, M. had already employed Bengali as the medium of instruction in the Morton School." Here, from ancient times, Hindus have come from the four corners of India to discharge their duties to their departed ancestors by offering them food and drink at the sacred footprint of the Lord Vishnu. But the Rani was fond of the image, and she asked Sri Ramakrishna's opinion. He himself so idealized the love of the gopis for Krishna that he sometimes yearned to be born as a woman, if he must be born again, in order to be able to love Sri Krishna with all his heart and soul. * Harinath * Brahmo Samaj (Vedanta Kesari Vol. Here he lived in simplicity, dignity, and contentment. He saw a torn cat, which appeared to him luminous with the Light of Consciousness. I sincerely thank them all. The mind, melting under the influence of his soft sweet words of light, would almost transcend the frontiers of limited existence and dare to peep into the infinite. She has four arms. Many intelligent young Hindus became converted. A mango orchard dedicated by a neighbouring zemindar to the public use was frequented by the boys for their noonday sports. These unforgettable scenes will long remain imprinted on the minds of his hearers." Mr. Aldous Huxley has laid me under a debt of gratitude by writing the Foreword. From the outset … The beauty of the contrast overwhelmed the boy. From the mental depression of the modem Vyasa, the world has obtained the Kathamrita - the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. Mahendranath Gupta. * Festival at Panihati These form an important feature of the spiritual tradition of Bengal and were for the most part written by men of mystical experience. He had learnt from them and from his own intuition that the ideal of life as taught by the ancient sages of India was the realization of God. The book contains many songs sung either by the Master or by the devotees. This Jnani-Bhakta outlook and way of living became so dominant a feature of his life that Swami Raghavananda, who was very closely associated with him during his last six years, remarks: "Among those who lived with M. in latter days, some felt that he always lived in this constant and conscious union with God even with open eyes (i.e., even in waking consciousness)." But Sri Ramakrishna loved his freedom and was indifferent to any worldly career. In the life of the great Saviours and Prophets of the world it is often found that they are accompanied by souls of high spiritual potency who play a conspicuous part in the furtherance of their Master's mission. Nikhilananda's translation rearranged the scenes in the five volumes of the … Why should she not do the same thing in this case too? M. spent his weekends and holidays with the monastic brethren who, after the Master's demise, had formed themselves into an Order with a Math at Baranagore, and participated in the intense life of devotion and meditation that they followed. (Ibid P.36.) KALI TEMPLE AT DAKSHINESWAR At this time there came to Dakshineswar a youth of sixteen, destined to play an important role in Sri Ramakrishna's life. About his parents Sri Ramakrishna once said: "My mother was the personification of rectitude and gentleness. * Sarada and Tulasi These he would afterwards recount from memory, to the great joy of the villagers. * Gangadhar In Bengali the book is published in five volumes, the first part having appeared in 1902 and the others in 1905, 1907, 1910 and 1932 respectively. Christianity, they maintained, had given the white races position and power in this world and assurance of happiness in the next; therefore Christianity was the best of all religions. It combines the terror of destruction with the reassurance of motherly tenderness. * Instruction to Vaishnavas and Brahmos Sri Ramakrishna, (1836-1886) was a Bengali mystic who had a huge impact on the development of modern Hinduism. Two temples stand in the centre of this court, the larger one, to the south and facing south, being dedicated to Kali, and the smaller one, facing the Ganges, to Radhakanta, that is, Krishna, the Consort of Radha. In different parts of the country educational institutions were set up and Christian churches established. * Kedar He was destined to be a mute witness of many of the spiritual experiences of Sri Ramakrishna and the caretaker of his body during the stormy days of his spiritual practice. With the development of modern knowledge the border line between the natural and the supernatural is ever shifting its position. * Master and M. * Bhavanath During the ceremony of investiture he shocked his relatives by accepting a meal cooked by his nurse, a sudra woman. * Rakhal They loved to hear him talk, sing, or recite from the holy books. Published by Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai M., one of the intimate disciples of Sri Ramakrishna… The most popular translation of the Kathamrita is The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna by Swami Nikhilananda. Siva requires few articles of worship. * M. at Dakshineswar (I) * Tantra But he was unaware of the history of the profound change that had taken place in the land of his birth during the previous one hundred years. The night of 3rd June being the Phalaharini Kali Pooja day, M. had sent his devotees who used to keep company with him, to attend the special worship at Belur Math at night. Even after the lapse of half a century he could always visualise vividly, scenes from the life of Sri Ramakrishna. Some ten years after he began his career as an educationist, bitter quarrels broke out among the members of the family, driving the sensitive M. to despair and utter despondency. The dull round of the rural life was broken by lively festivals, the observance of sacred days, religious singing, and other innocent pleasures. About this time, on the Sivaratri night, consecrated to the worship of Siva, a dramatic performance was arranged. February 1942, THE RECORDER OF THE GOSPEL MAHENDRANATH GUPTA In order to feel that he was one with all mankind he often used to go out of his home at dead of night, and like a wandering Sannyasin, sleep with the waifs on some open verandah or footpath on the road. The first volume of “Kathamrita” (Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna in original Bengali) was first published in 1902. But the boy replied spiritedly: "Brother, what shall I do with a mere bread-winning education? He had been impressed by their devotion and purity, their self-control and renunciation. The performance had to be stopped, and the boy's mood lasted till the following morning. * Narendra But these words were not the product of intellectual cogitation; they were rooted in direct experience. These conversations were noted down by his disciple Mahendranath Gupta who published them in the form of a book, Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita in Bengali. Imparting secular education was, however, only his profession; his main concern was with the spiritual regeneration of man - a calling for which Destiny seems to have chosen him. BOYHOOD He lost all interest in life and left home one night to go into the wide world with the idea of ending his life. Sri Ramakrishna himself mended the break. It is more a translation … Sri Ramakrishna Math, Madras has published in two volumes an English translation of selected chapters from the monumental Bengali work. It is totally super-imposed and its disappearance just does not matter. He was intelligent and precocious and endowed with a prodigious memory. True knowledge could be derived only from the analysis of nature. * Surendra And Chandra Devi, too, in front of the Siva temple at Kamarpukur, had a vision indicating the birth of a divine child. Never have the small events of a contemplative's daily life been described with such a wealth of intimate detail. * Pilgrimage Gadadhar grew up into a healthy and restless boy, full of fun and sweet mischief. * Advice to an Actor XXXVII P 499.) Each of them was seated, as it were, on the crest of the wave that followed each successive trough in the tumultuous course of Indian national life. The Bengali work was also translated into English by Swami Nikhilananda as The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, one of our most popular titles. Of the day-to-day life of the great theocentric saints and contemplatives we know, in the great majority of cases, nothing whatever. * In Company of Devotees at Syampukur This brings us to the circumstances that led to the writing and publication of this monumental work, which has made M. one of the immortals in hagiographic literature. * God Intoxicated State * At Ram's House * Haladhari He generally occupied a staircase room at the top of it, cooking his own meal which consisted only of milk and rice without variation, and attended to all his personal needs himself. Canvas screens shield the images from the rays of the setting sun. He fell to the ground, unconscious, and the puffed rice went in all directions. Moreover, the dramatic part is infinitely beautiful. People were impressed with his ardour. He described in bright colours the happy and easy life of scholars in Calcutta society. The mango orchard would ring with the loud kirtan of the boys. In 1849 Ramkumar, the eldest son, went to Calcutta to improve the financial condition of the family. Outside and to the north of the temple compound proper is the kuthi, or bungalow, used by members of Rani Rasmani's family visiting the garden. At other times he would retire to Dakshineswar or some garden in the city and spend several days in spiritual practice taking simple self-cooked food. Hence the special interest attaching to this enormously detailed account of the daily life and conversations of Sri Ramakrishna. ୍ଣ ଏବଂ ସ୍ବାମୀ Khudiram Chattopadhyaya and Chandra Devi, the parents of Sri Ramakrishna, were married in 1799. BREAD-WINNING EDUCATION * Master's Method of Teaching At that time Khudiram was living in his ancestral village of Dereypore, not far from Kamarpukur. * Keshab Chandra Sen The chamber in the northwest angle, just beyond the last of the Siva temples, is of special interest to us; for here Sri Ramakrishna was to spend a considerable part of his life. 142.) His great disciple, Swami Vivekananda, was the first Hindu missionary to preach the message of Indian culture to the enlightened minds of Europe and America. Miss Margaret Woodrow Wilson and Mr. Joseph Campbell have worked hard in editing my translation. * At Dakshineswar Once when he was working as the headmaster in a school managed by the great Vidyasagar, the results of the school at the public examination happened to be rather poor, and Vidyasagar attributed it to M's pre-occupation with the Master and his consequent failure to attend adequately to the school work. . * Visit to Nanda Bose's House Mahatma Gandhi has written: "His life enables us to see God face to face. Hindu society during the eighteenth century had been passing through a period of decadence. In order to explain to his listeners an abstruse philosophy, he, like Christ before him, used with telling effect homely parables and illustrations, culled from his observation of the daily life around him. I cannot express in adequate terms how I have enjoyed them. But after the first few surprises and bewilderments, we begin to find something peculiarly stimulating and instructive about the very strangeness and, to our eyes, the eccentricity of the man revealed to us in "M's" narrative. Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa (1836 - 1886) Foreword. * Master and Disciple The southern section is paved with brick and mortar. By His grace, what is beyond all imagination or dreams can be easily achieved!" The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna is the English translation of the Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita, the conversation of the great Indian saint, Sri Ramakrishna, with his disciples, devotees … East of the terrace and the Siva temples is a large court, paved, rectangular in shape, and running north and south. In the wake of the merchants came the English educators, and social reformers, and Christian missionaries - all bearing a culture completely alien to the Hindu mind. In the preparation of this manuscript I have received ungrudging help from several friends. M. (Mahendra Nath Gupta) elaborated his diaries in five parts of ‘Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita‘ in Bengali which were first published at Kathamrita Bhawan, 13/2 Guru … The temple garden stands directly on the east bank of the Ganges. Repetition is unavoidable in a work of this kind. To the devotees who helped him in preparing the text of the Gospel, he would dictate the conversations of the Master in a meditative mood, referring now and then to his diary. SWAMI TAPASYANANDA. He objected also to the eating of the cooked offerings of the temple, since, according to orthodox Hindu custom, such food can be offered to the Deity only in the house of a brahmin. These holy men, the custodians of India's spiritual heritage and the living witnesses of the ideal of renunciation of the world and all-absorbing love of God, entertained the little boy with stories from the Hindu epics, stories of saints and prophets, and also stories of their own adventures. 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