I would like to know in detail about the incident where Ramakrishna prostrated before a prostitute and referred her as Maa Kali? Why and under what circumstances he referred her as Kali?

  • To prostrate means to do a Shastang Pranam. Are u sure that he prostrated? – Rickross Oct 3 '18 at 6:19
  • I'm not sure myself but read it somewhere @Rickross that's the reason I wanted to cross check. – Just_Do_It Oct 3 '18 at 12:04

There are multiple occassions on which Sri Ramakrishna saw prostitute and instantly got a vision of Divine Mother.

Gospel / Volume 2 / The Master At The Houses Of Balaram Aand Girish:

One day I was riding in a carriage. I saw two prostitutes standing on a verandah. They appeared to me to be embodiments of the Divine Mother Herself. I saluted, them.

Gospel / Volume 2 / The Durga Puja Festival:

While meditating in the Kali temple I noticed Ramani, a prostitute. I said, 'Mother, I see that Thou art in that form too.' Therefore I say one must accept everything. One does not know when or how God will reveal Himself.

Gospel / Volume 1 / With The Devotees At Dakshineswar (I):

One day I saw a woman in blue standing near the bakul-tree. She was a prostitute. But she instantly kindled in me the vision of Sita. I forgot the woman. I saw that it was Sita herself on her way to meet Rama after her rescue from Ravana in Ceylon. For a long time I remained in samadhi, unconscious of the outer world.

After realizing God, one sees God everywhere and in all beings, this was the reason why Sri Ramakrishna saw Mahakali in prostitute as well.

  • So he didn't really prostrate? You should clarify that. The first line of your answer suggests he did on two different occasions. – sv. Oct 2 '18 at 18:07
  • @ChinmaySarupria, You said above- "After realizing God, one SEES God everywhere and in all beings" ... What about worshippers of formless God, like the ones from Brahmo Samaj or people of Abrahamic faith. How do you suppose they would SEE God after attaining/realizing him? – The Crimson Universe Oct 3 '18 at 13:05
  • @TheCrimsonUniverse Sri Ramakrishna said by the method of negation one eliminates everything and realizes God and after realizing God using the method of affirmation, sees that God alone has become everything. – Pinakin Oct 3 '18 at 13:09

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