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Scriptural basis for Ramakrishna's claim about 'inner nerve of memory' (medhā nāḍī)

In The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna / Volume 1 / Rules for Householders and Monks, Ramakrishna Paramahansa makes the following claim. MAHIMA: Sir, why does a man become deluded by worldly ...
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What was the logic Bhairavi gave in support of her claim that Ramakrishna was an avatar? [duplicate]

Bhairavi Yogeshwari declared that Sri Ramakrishna was an avatar of Vishnu. My question is how did she know? What are the characteristics that lead to this conclusion? What evidence did she put forward ...
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Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa's death

In the book 'Sri Sarada Devi - Holy Mother' there are references in quite a few places of the Holy Mother preparing betel rolls for The Master, also we know that Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa died of ...
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Where can I find Sahasranama Stotrams of Sri RamaKrishna, Shirdi Sai and Satya Sai Baba?

We have three major avatars in Kali yuga till now. Sri RamaKrishna paramahans, Sri Shirdi Sai and Sri Satya Sai baba. Where can I get their sahasranama stotrams? In addition to Sanskrit an English ...
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Can someone explain this Mudra being done by Ramakrishna Paramhansa in Samadhi?

"Ramakrishna in bhava samadhi at the house of Keshab Chandra Sen. He is seen supported by his nephew Hriday and surrounded by brahmo devotees." Can any scholar here, identify this hand Mudra done ...
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Do the followers of Ramakrishna Mission consider bible and quran to be authentic and holy?

What are the views of Ramakrishna Mission on the authenticity of bible and quran? if they do then is it supported by the life and teachings of Ramakrishna?
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Was Bhairavi yogeswari, the Tantra-Guru of Sri Ramakrishna, a disciple of Sri Trailanga Swami?

According to a biography of Sri Trailanga Swami, Bhairavi Yogeswari, the Tantra-Guru of Sri Ramakrishna was a disciple of Sri Trailanga Swami and it was Sri Trailanga Swami Who ordered Him to go to ...
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Did Sri Ramakrishna learn the mantra 'Jiva-seva' from Sri Trailanga Swami?

According to a biography of Sri Trailanga Swami, Sri Ramakrishna learned the mantra 'Jiva-seva' from Sri Trailanga Swami, which He later gave to Swami Vivekananda. Is there any reference of this in ...
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What is the Guru-parampara of Sri Ramakrishna's Vedanta-sadhana?

Can someone provide the Guru-parampara of Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna's Vedanta Sadhana? He was a disciple of Sri Totapuri as an Advaintin Monk.
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What are the 18 bhavas in which Sri Ramakrishna was siddha?

According to Swami Vivekananda, Sri Ramakrishna was siddha in 18 bhavas.Can anybody mention what are these 18 bhavas according to our scriptures?
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Did RamaKrishna bless Rupa Goswami in his previous life?

I remember reading a story about how Ramakrishna in his previous life had blessed gaudiya vaishnava saint rupa goswami. That is a book in my local language and had small introduction to over 60 ...
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Did Ramakrishna say that he will take birth again?

I read story that Ramakrishna said that he would once again take birth after 100 years or 200 years. Is it recorded in detail in any of the authentic biographies?
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What are some good books to read for understanding philosophy and life of Ramakrishna?

What are some good books to study Ramakrishna as I am a beginner and don't know much about him?
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Did Ramakrishna Paramahamsa say that he was an incarnation of Vishnu?

I remember a story that I heard/read long ago that Ramakrishna Paramahamsa told Swami Vivekananda that what you are seeing before is the same Rama and Krishna who incarnated earlier. Is it recorded ...
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What is the REAL MEANING of cutting Maa Kali by sword of Jnana by Sri Ramakrishna during Advaita Sadhana?

As per Sri Sri Ramakrishna-Leelaprasanga, Sri Ramakrishna while doing medidation under the guidance of Totapuri, cut Maa Kali in two pieces by the sword of jnana when She appeared before Him. He ...
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A Question Regarding the Rishyadinyasa of the Sri Sri Ramakrishna- Puja-Paddhati

In page 28 of the book "Worship of Sri Ramakrisha"( Sri Ramakrishna Math, Madras, 3rd revised ed.1882),the Rishyadi-nyasa of Sri Ramakrishna-Puja-paddhati is described as: ॐ ऐं सर्वदेवदेवीस्वरूपाय ...
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Five bhavas as explained by Sri Ramakrishna

The concepts of 'bhava' is different in the Tantras and the Puranas. Sri Chaitanya mentions five bhavas to worship Sri Krishna, each corresponding to a particular relation with God -Santa, Dasya, ...
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Why did Ramakrishna marry Sarada Devi when he had no intention of leading a married life?

The Wikipedia article on Ramakrishna Paramahansa says: By the time his bride joined him, Ramakrishna had already embraced the monastic life of a sannyasi; as a result, the marriage was never ...
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Ramakrishna prostrating before a prostitute?

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?
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Was Ramakrishna Paramhansa an avatar of Vishnu? [duplicate]

I have heard Swami Vivekananda quoting that Ramakrishna was verily an avatar. I was initially agnostic about it, but now I am totally convinced. If possible please add Shastric references for avatar ...
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Does this parable of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa have a scriptural basis?

http://www.ramakrishnamath.in/gospel/ SANKARACHARYA AND HIS FOOLISH DISCIPLE THE great Sankaracharya had a foolish disciple who used to imitate his Master in all matters. Sankara ...
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What was the incident of Sri Raamakrishna having the vision of god at maNikarNikA ghat?

Sri Ramakrishna had some remarkable experiences at the banks of Ganges river. What were his experience related to maNikarNikA ghat ?
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Why does Sri Ramakrishna say that Saguna Brahman is real despite being an Advaitin?

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa is known to have taught Advaita Vedanta to His devotees. However, in one of well-known quotes, He says both Nirguna Brahman and Saguna Brahman: It's enough to have faith ...
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According to Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda, can multiple religions be followed at the same time?

Sri Ramakrishna, the 19th century mystic monk, devotee of Goddess Kali and regarded as an incarnation of Shriman Narayana by His followers; was a well-known harmoniser of all paths and religions. He ...
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Which biography of Sri Ramakrishna mentions the visit of a Ramanandi Vaishnava to the Dakshineshwar Temple?

According to this YouTube video, a Ramanandi Vaishnava in Ayodhya had received the vision of Rama in his dream oncr where the Lord says He has taken incarnated in Bengal as Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa....
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Did Ramakrishna Paramahamsa say that bathing in the Ganga does not wash away sins?

Everyday, innumerable people are found to take bath in the Holy Ganges in the hope of all their sins getting washed away. However, I have heard from my Mom many times that dips in the Ganges do not ...
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What was the shakta lineage of Sri RAmakrishna?

It is known that Sri Ramakrishna was initiated by a Bhairavi, who was believed to be from the Vaishnava sect. Later he was also initiated into Sannyasa-Vedanta by TotApuri Maharaj. What was his ...
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Which sect did Ramakrishna's family belong to?

As far as I know, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa's family were worshippers of Raghuveer and Narayana. It is also a well known fact that Ramakrishna had an initiated Vaishnava cousin named Haladhari. However, ...
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Did Ramakrishna Paramahamsa accept Jesus Christ as the begotten son of God?

It is a well known fact that the 19th century mystic saint Ramakrishna Paramahamsa practiced other religions apart from Hinduism. Well known examples are Christianity and Islam (particularly Sufism). ...
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Can the Yajnopavitam be ever removed after once the person has initiated?

I have heard that the yajnopavitam cannot be removed ever after once initiated. However, I have also heard Ramakrishna Paramahamsa removed his own one countless times. What do the scriptures say about ...
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According to Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Swami Vivekananda, which is more important in attaining moksha- Bhakti or Jnana?

According to Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Swami Vivekananda, which is more important in attaining moksha- Bhakti or Jnana? As far as I know Jnana is more important in Advaita and both were Advaitins. ...
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Where can I read the complete ''Sri Ramakrishna: The Great Master'' (English) by Swami Saradananda?

I would want to read the complete ''Sri Ramakrishna: The Great Master'' translated from Bengali (Sri Ramakrishna Leela Prasanga written by Swami Saradananda) in English (by Swami Jagadananda). Could ...
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Where is it written that Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was an incarnation of Lord Vishnu?

Many websites claim Ramakrishna Paramahamsa to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu by giving the following story: Nearly 150 years ago, a pious Brahmin named Kshudiram Chattopadhyaya lived there(...
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What is the meaning of the term ''Mayavadi''? Is the term mentioned in any of the scriptures?

Many ISKCON websites call Adi Shankaracharya, Swami Vivekananda, Buddha and Ramakrishna Paramahamsa ''mayavadis'' and that Chaitanya Mahaprabhu called mayavadis ''greatest of all offenders''. However, ...
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Do any of the biographies of Shri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa written by His direct disciples indicate He took fish or meat?

There have been numerous biographies on the 19th century mystic saint Shri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. The biographies written by his direct disciples are stated below: Sri Ramakrishna, The Great Master ...
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What did Ramakrishna Paramahamsa say about the Srimad Bhagavatam?

The Srimad Bhagavatam, one of the major 18 puranas and the most popular and controversial purana has been recommended by many saints such as Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. The purana is very popular in the ...
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Why did Ramakrishna Paramahamsa eat fish if he was Vishnu avatara?

Ramakrishna Paramahamsa known as a very well Shakta mystic and yogi. Most of his followers consider him as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. However, Lord Vishnu is known to be a vegetarian. Ramakrishna ...
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Are Sri RamaKrishna's statements about attaining Brahman through Bhakti inline with Adi Shankara?

According to Shankaracharya, knowledge of Brahman can only be had through Jnana Yoga but recent Mahatmas like Ramakrishna Paramahamsa say that it can also be gotten through Bhakti Yoga. Why doesn't ...