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Seek the company of the holy

Sri Ramakrishna would often extol the power of the company of the holy. He would say that holy company is capable of taking one very high in the ladder of spirituality. To illustrate the idea he used to narrate a story from the Puranas. Uma, the mother of the universe incarnated herself as the daughter […]

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Stay focused on purpose of life

Sri Ramakrishna would often caution his devotees about the need to be focused on the real purpose or goal of life. Quite often spiritual aspirants get diverted from the real purpose and indulge in activities thus are not essential, thus wasting time and energy. He used to narrate a parable to drive home the point. […]

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Try to attain the highest knowledge

Sri Ramakrishna would warn his devotees about the power of samskaras. He would say that even a man of realisation can succumb to the overpowering nature of samskaras. To explain this idea he used to narrate an incident from the life of Sri Sankaracharya. Sri Sankara was born in an orthodox Brahmin family and had […]

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Teachers should be an inspiration

Sri Ramakrishna would say that the capacity of a teacher to inspire his students or disciples would depend upon the strength and power of his life. In this connection Sri Ramakrishna would narrate how he had observed an acharya of one of the sects of his time, who had married several times and had several […]

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Plunge into ocean of immortality

Sri Narendra, who later became the world famous Swami Vivekananda, came in contact with Sri Ramakrishna during his search for God. As a teenager he was possessed by the question whether God really existed and if so whether anyone had seen Him. He met several famous people, many of whom enjoyed tremendous respect in society. […]

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Establish a true relation with God

Sri Ramakrishna would passionately explain to his devotees that God was one’s own and the secret to success in spiritual life lies in establishing a true and worthy relationship with Him. To illustrate the idea he would draw inference from an incident from daily life. There was a maidservant who was working in a rich […]

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Be steadfast in your endeavours

Sri Ramakrishna would often advise his devotees the need to be steadfast in the pursuit of one’s spiritual goal. The habit of nibbling here and there and trying out various spiritual paths without being steadfast or sticking to one particular path will not result in any worthwhile spiritual progress. To explain the idea he used […]

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Sri Ramakrishna at Ramakrishna Mission Delhi

Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti Celebrations – 03 Mar 2014

The 179th Tithipuja of Sri Ramakrishna was celebrated on 3rd Mar, 2014 at Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi. The days program started with the Mangalarati of Sri Ramakrishna at 5 am and singing of Vedic hymns. Devotees and monastics sang some of the popular songs on Sri Ramakrishna and walked in a procession (Parikrama) around the temple. […]

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Beware of religious bigotry

Sri Ramakrishna would often caution his devotees about religious bigotry. He would wonder as to how people pursuing a spiritual goal exhibit intolerance towards others traversing a similar path. In this connection, he used to tell a funny story. Once, there was a man who was a great worshipper of Shiva, but who would hate […]

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Understand the essence of shastras

The devotees of Sri Ramakrishna would often discuss with him about the real essence or significance of the shastras (scriptures). While elaborating on this topic Sri Ramakrishna would draw inferences from the experiences of daily life so as to enable the devotees to grasp the real importance. Once, a person received a letter asking him […]

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