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According to Sri RAmakrishna, Jesus Christ was an incarnation of God. So, an incarnation and not a son. I am quoting from the Bengali version of the book "A short life of Sri RAmakrishna". Seven years later he had a similar realization of Christianity. In 1874 Sri Ramakrishna came into intimate contact with Shambhu Nath Mallick of Calcutta, who had a ...


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The single line answer is "Pure bhakthi and Pure Jnana are same". If you try to study both gurus lives, you will understand that: Sankaracharya is outwardly jnani but inside he is a pure bhaktha. Sri Ramakrishna is Outwardly bhaktha but inside he is pure Jnani. Sankara himself re-initiated most of famous south Indian temple daily procedures and we can ...


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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. ...


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First, your question title contains an underlying assumption - that 'he had no intention of leading married life before he got married'. The same wikipedia article you linked states : Ramakrishna's mother and his elder brother Rameswar decided to get Ramakrishna married, thinking that marriage would be a good steadying influence upon him—by forcing ...


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Sri Ramakrishna saw Shiva Parvati liberating the dead at Manikarnika Ghat of Kashi. He saw Lord Shiva covered with ashes imparting Taraka Mantra into right ears of the dead and Mata Parvati removing bonds of Samsara. He literally saw Kashi as described in Puranas with his Yogic eye. From Pilgrimage, Introduction, Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna: The party ...


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They're equally important. I'm here quoting some relevant quotes of Swami Vivekananda from The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 3/Bhakti-Yoga/Definition of Bhakti: There is not really so much difference between knowledge (Jnana) and love (Bhakti) as people sometimes imagine. We shall see, as we go on, that in the end they converge and meet at the ...


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Gospel Of Sri Ramakrishna is English translation of Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita by Mahendranath Gupta. The book describes conversations of Sri Ramakrishna with his disciples, devotees, and visitors, recorded by Mahendranāth Gupta, who wrote the book under the pseudonym of "M." I will provide an answer from this book translated into English by Swami ...


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It is popularly believed that Sankara taught only Jnana. But an examination of his writings reveals otherwise. In his Vivekachudamani, Crest Jewel of Discrimination, Sankara says (Swami Madhavananda translator): verse 31. Among things conducive to Liberation, devotion (Bhakti) alone holds the supreme place. The seeking after one's real nature is ...


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First, when he practiced each path, he dropped the prior one. But it is important to note that he did this only after having realized God and attaining Nirvikalpa Samadhi. Second, he said to practice only your own path, not multiple. He says (Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, Chapter 32 (available here under Vol 2, Chapter 5 - http://www.ramakrishnavivekananda....


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You can read story with more context here Story is in "Ramakrishna as we saw Him" by Swami Chetanananda As you said, it is a reminiscence by Ramlal Chattopadhyay (Sri Ramakrishna's nephew) is on page 57, 3rd edition (2008) Here you have link After Sri Ramakrishna's Passing Away A young Ramait monk [a worshiper of Ramachandra] in Ayodhya had a ...


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Not exactly. Here's is what he said (Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, Chapter 8 - available here - http://www.belurmath.org/gospel/chapter08.htm): Efficacy of earnest japa A Vaishnava goswami was seated in the room. The Master said to him: "Well, what do you say? What is the way?" GOSWAMI: "Sir, the chanting of God's name is enough. The scriptures ...


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Well it's a known fact that Ramakrishna Paramahamsa practiced other religions apart from Sanatan Dharma as we can read below: Ramakrishna was initiated into Sanyaas or formal life of an ascetic during 1865 from Monk Totapuri. Totatpuri guided Ramakrishna through the rituals of renunciation and instructed him the teachings of Advaita Vedanta, Hindu ...


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I don't have the book in English so have no other option than attach the image in Bengali. This is what you wanted. This is from "Astom porichad" of 1st part of kathamrita. In Bengali pdf, it is in page no. 92. Please have a look on kathamrita. Translation of the highlighted part: [Sri Ramakrishna says to Balarama] In my present state of my mind I can ...


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The source of the story is the 1st chapter (Purva Katha O Ballojivan) of the book RAmakrisna LilA Prasange, which is considered as a comprehensive biography of Sri RAmakrishna Paramhamsa. It was composed by Swami Saradananda, a direct disciple of Sri RAmakrishna. Here is a screenshot of the relevant pages:


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The earliest reference I can find is from the 8th century in Bhaskara's Bhasya on the Brahma Sutra. First see the remark made by Surendranath Dasgupta in the third volume of his History of Indian Philosophy: Bhāskara argues against Śaṅkara as follows: the arguments that the upholder of māyā (māyāvādin) could adduce against those who believed in the ...


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Sri Ramakrishna never called himself an Advaitin. These systems are what he considered to be true. 'Again I cannot utter a word unless I come down at least two steps from the plane of Samadhi. Sankara's Non-dualistic explanation of Vedanta is true, and so is the Qualified Non-dualistic interpretation of Ramanuja.' The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, ...


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It is mentioned in Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna and Sri Ramakrishna The Great Master by Swami Sardananda Gospel / Volume 2 / The Master On Himself And His Experiences: Master - It will be sufficient for the youngsters who come here if they know only two things. If they know these, they will not have to practise much discipline and austerity. First, who I ...


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In Sw. Saradanandaji's biography of Thakurji, [Vol. II,p.635; 5th revised ed. 1979]: Once Swami Dayananda Sarasvati, the founder of the Arya Samaj, came to Bengal on a tour and lived for some time in a gentleman's garden in the village called Sinthi in Baranagar, situated in the north of Calcutta. Although he was very well-known for his scholarship, ...


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From pp25 of the condensed biography of Sri Ramakrishna "A short life of Sri Ramakrishna": As it is not considered advisable to undertake the worship of Shakti, or Kali, without being properly initiated, Sri Ramakrishna, at the advice of his elder brother, got the necessary initiation from a Brahmin in Calcutta named Kenaram Bhattacharya who was ...


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Ramkrishna had tried many different methods of spiritual growth including Tantra. He found Kaali Upasana particularly engaging but soon realized that he is not progressing spiritually and graduating from Dwaita to Adwaita. Under the guidance of Totapuri, a master in Adwaita school, he attained the Nirvikalp Samadhi state. The account is mentioned in the ...


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I would recommend the following books: • Sri Ramakrishna: The Great Master by Swami Saradananda • The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna by Mahendranath Gupta • The Tales and Parables of Sri Ramakrishna • Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsopanishad by C.Rajagopalachari


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An American asked the late Swami Swahananda, the former head of the Southern California Ramakrishna Vedanta Center, this question many years ago. I was present. The Swami smiled and said of course the RKM organization is a Hindu organization and these arguments are given by lawyers to stop the Communists from taking over the Ramakrishna Mission schools in ...


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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. Sri Ramakrishna: The Embodiment of All Religions Swami Nirantarananda ... Hindu devotees would be stunned to know that Ramakrishna wanted to eat beef when he was practising Islam. It was ...


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In His Gospel , Ramakrishna Paramahamsa described many times the Divine Mother as Kali. Quoting from the Gospel : "Why is Krishna tribhanga, bent in three places? Because of His love for Radha. That which is Brahman is also Kali, the Adyasakti, who creates, preserves, and destroys the universe. He who is Krishna is the same as Kali. The root is one-all ...


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In the Introduction to The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, section heading In Communion With the Divine Beloved, Swami Nikhilananda writes (available here - http://www.belurmath.org/gospel/index.htm): One day, listening to a recitation of the Bhagavata on the verandah of the Radhakanta temple, he [Ramakrishna] fell into a divine mood and saw the enchanting ...


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Avatarahood has nothing to with eating habits or vegetarianism. There are various rituals which involve partaking small quantities of meat. We can find description of these in rituals related to yajnas as well as in the grhya and shrauta sutras. So meat eating is not something alien to hinduisn. One of the famous avatar was Sri Rama. There are plenty of ...


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