Shakti is creative aspect of Brahman

Sri Ramakrishna was an extraordinary exponent of the idea of harmony. All his actions, messages, etc were rooted in the idea of harmony. Through his extraordinary spiritual insights based on his own experiences he brought about a wonderful harmony between Brahman and Shakti. In the traditional Advaita Vedanta the idea of Shakti is never accepted. […]

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Awaken your spiritual powers

Sri Ramakrishna would explain to his devotees how one’s spiritual powers get awakened. He would say that the awakening would generally correspond to one’s own spiritual tendencies. But, in case of special and exceptional aspirants, it is also possible to reach a higher level of spiritual consciousness. He would explain this idea using a beautiful […]

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Obstacles block path to devotion

     Sri Ramakrishna would often explain to his devotees the obstacles in the path of devotion. He would say that there are both gross and subtle obstacles blocking the way of true enlightenment. Normally, sadhakas (practitioners) are aware of the six passions such as lust, anger, greed, jealousy, delusion and avarice*. But there are […]

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True knowledge means silence

Sri Ramakrishna would often explain to his devotees the stages of evolution in the life of a spiritul seeker. He would say that as one progresses in spiritual life the din and bustle of activities start reducing and ultimately leads one to silence. To explain the idea he would refer to a beautiful experience of […]

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Always associate with God

Sri Ramakrishna would again and again caution his devotees about leading a materialistic or worldly life. He would try to inspire them about the joy and beauty of leading a life based on spiritual values. But some of the devotees who were not given to the pursuit of a deep spiritual life would often express […]

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