Initiated by Sufi Govinda, the Master succeeded in the Sadhana
Thought was immediately followed by action. The Master expressed his desire to Govinda, became initiated and engaged himself in practising Islam according to its prescribed rules.
The Master said, “I then devotionally repeated the holy syllable
‘Allah’, wore cloth like the Muslims, said Namaz thrice daily and felt
disinclined even to see Hindu deities, not to speak of saluting them,
inasmuch as the Hindu mode of thought vanished altogether from my
mind. I spent three days in that mood, and had the full realization of
the result of practices according to that faith.”
At the time of practising Islam, the Master at first had the vision of
an effulgent, impressive personage with a long beard; afterwards he
had the knowledge of the all-pervading Brahman with attributes and
merged finally in the attributeless Brahman, the Absolute.
The behaviour of the Master at the time of practising Islam
At the time of practising Islam, the Master wanted, said Hriday(Sri Ramakrishna's nephew), to
take Muslim food. It was Mathur’s solicitous request only that made
him refrain from doing so.
Knowing that the childlike Master would not abstain from it if that
desire of his were not at least partially fulfilled, Mathur had a cook
brought, under whose instruction a Brahmin cook prepared food in the
Muslim manner, which was given to the Master to eat.
The Master did not even once enter the inner courtyard of the Kali
temple while practising Islam, but remained in the mansion of Mathur
So Sri Ramakrishna did not partake cow's meat during his practice of Islam.