Swami Nirantarananda in Prabuddha Bharata (October, 2006) says that Ramakrishna had developed a deep urge for consuming beef but was requested by a disciple not to eat.
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eat beef when he was practising Islam. It was ...
Initiated by Sufi Govinda, the Master succeeded in the Sadhana
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