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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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Keep company of the holy

Many sincere householders would come to Sri Ramakrishna for his holy company. Every now and then they would ask him whether it is possible to realise God, even while living in the world as a householder. The reason perhaps is the fact that in his company they used to experience a tremendous sense of spiritual […]

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Do not act out of restlessness

Devotees would often complain to Sri Ramakrishna that they are endeavouring in ever so many ways to progress spiritually, but are unable to do so. Sri Ramakrishna would console them and point out to them the reasons for their not making sufficient progress. To draw their attention he used to narrate to them an experience […]

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Call on God with faith and devotion

Devotees used to come to Sri Ramakrishna to unburden their minds. Quite often they would tell him that in spite of repeating God’s name so much, they are not progressing much in spiritual life. Sri Ramakrishna, who was endowed with a deep spiritual insight, would easily identify their shortcomings and advise them suitably. He would […]

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One can control the restless mind

Devotees would often come to Sri Ramakrishna and unburden to him the contradictory feelings arising in their minds. They would say that the mind constantly swung from one extreme to another, from good to bad, with apparently no control or restraint whatsoever. In fact, this is the exasperation which Arjuna expressed to Sri Krishna: “The […]

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Sri Ramakrishna at Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi

Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti Celebrations – 20 Feb 2015

“Some pictures from the Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti Celebrations at Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi on 20 Jan 2015. (Photos courtesy – Sudeb Sinha)” From Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti Celebrations – 2015, posted by Ramakrishna Mission New Delhi on 2/22/2015 (16 items) Sri Ramakrishna Managalari of Sri Ramakrishna Singing and dancing to Sri Ramakrishna’s bhajans. Singing and dancing to […]

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