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Sri Ramakrishna, Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi

Guru Purnima Celebrations – 31 Jul 2015

Guru Purnima is traditionally celebrated on the full moon day of Ashada (Ashada Purnima). It has been a day on which teachers are worshipped respectfully all over the nation. In the Ramakrishna tradition, this day is celebrated in all the centres with a special worship of Sri Ramakrishna. Devotional singing of Stotras, bhajans and hymns […]

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Swami Purnatmananda

Avatara Varishta Sri Ramakrishna by Swami Purnatmananda – 13 Jun 2015

We had the pleasure of listening to Swami Purnatmanandaji, a great orator on Sri Ramakrishna-Vivekananda literature, at the Vivekananda Auditorium, Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi on 13 June 2015. He spoke on ‘Avatara Varishta Sri Ramakrishna‘ in Bengali. Please find an excerpt from the talk at the bottom of this post. Purnatmanandaji is the Secretary of Ramakrishna […]

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Swami Vireswarananda

Ideals of the Ramakrishna Mission by Swami Vireswaranandaji

An address of Srimat Swami Vireswaranandaji Maharaj, given on the occasion of the release of the souvenir ‘The Ramakrishna Movement’ on 30 December 1979, at the Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi. I shall mention a few of the main ideals that have been cherished and put into practice by the Ramakrishna Mission. The first one is […]

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Srimat Totapuri’s origins in Ladana, Haryana

From Prabuddha Bharata, November, 1977 – The Math belonging to the Guru of Srimat Totapuri -by Swami Alokananda (Published in 1977 – some information regarding heads of Ashrams and directions to Baba Ladana may have changed.) We come across in Sri Ramakrishna the Great Master a reference to the Math (monastery) belonging to the Guru […]

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God is a slave of pure love

Devotees would often complain to Sri Ramakrishna that in spite of their efforts they seem to make no progress in spiritual life. They would also say that even if there is love for God in their hearts, how do they understand that God loves them. Sri Ramakrishna would say that God is a slave of […]

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Steps

Sadhana gives one affirmed visions

Devotees would often ask Sri Ramakrishna to enlighten them about the way illumined souls live. They would often express doubts as to how a person, who has attained the highest truth or Samadhi can come down and live in this world. Sri Ramakrishna would explain this idea through a beautiful analogy. He would say that […]

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Shodashi Puja

Special significance of Phalaharini Kali Puja in Ramakrishna Sangha by Sw. Hiranmayananda

The Phalaharini-Kali-Puja is performed in many centres of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission. This Kali Puja has a special bearing on the Ramakrishna Sangha. On this day Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna observed the end of his sadhaka-life in a special way. He worshipped Sri Saradamani Devi as Goddess Shodasi on this day. All of us know […]

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Shodashi Puja

Phalaharini Kali Puja by Swami Saradananda

A unique event took place on the Phalaharini Kali Puja day in June 1872 according to The Gospel of the Holy Mother. We present a few relevant passages of that event from Sri Ramakrishna the Great Master. A little more than half of the month of Jyeshta had elapsed. It was the new-moon day, the […]

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Karma decides our circumstances

Good people, in particular, religious and spiritual people, often feel baffled about the nature of good and evil. They are unable to reconcile good or superior power with the existence of evil in the world. Some of the devotees would approach Sri Ramakrishna with questions about the nature of God. They would ask him that […]

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Ordinary aspirants can reach the goal

The devotees would often approach Sri Ramakrishna to get their doubts about spiritual life clarified. They would ask him about various types of aspirants, the role of a guru or a spiritual teacher in the life of a sadhaka, etc. In particular, they would express their amazement at the spiritual strength or power of some […]

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