Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa
Contents: Preface. I. Gadadhar’s Innocent Devotion: 1. The First Prayer in Childhood. 2. First Experience of Samadhi. 3. Innocent Devotion of Gadadhar. II. Deepening of Devotion: 4. True Priest of Mother Kali. 5. Test of the True Priest. 6. Exceptional Devotion of Gadadhar. 7. The Intensity of Gadadhar’s Yearning. 8. Gadadhar’s Wedding. 9. Gadadhar’s Prayers Answered. III. Devotion Meets Wisdom: 10. Experience of the Formless. 11. Finding the Truth Through All Paths. 12. Bhakti Sutra for Those Engaged in the World. 13. Two Kinds of Devotion. 14. Shri Ramakrishna’s Glorification of the Lord. 15. The Measure of Devotion. IV. The Teachings of Shri Ramakrishna: 16. Is God Formless or Does He have a Form?.17. Why has Man Forgotten God?. 18. How Does God Function?. 19. Shri Ramakrishna’s Teachings Through Examples. V. Shri Ramakrishna’s Journey as a Guru: 20. Sharada Devi’s Role in Shri Ramakrishna’s Life. 21. Shri Ramakrishna Goes on Pilgrimage. 22. Lessons from Death. 23. Shri Ramakrishna Prays for His Disciples. 24. The First Occasion as a Guru. 25. Shri Ramakrishna Meets Narendra. 26. Shri Ramakrishna’s Beloved Disciple. 27. The Importance of Faith. 28. Shri Ramakrishna’s Spiritual Debates. 29. Spiritual Sessions of Shri Ramakrishna. VI. Indications Given During the Last Days: 30. Shri Ramakrishna’s Stay at Balaram Bhavan. 31. Dr. Sarkar’s Treatment. 32. Pointers Given Through Illness. 33. Guidance During the Last Days. 34. The Final Moments of Shri Ramakrishna.35. Pearls of Wisdom. Appendices. There was a priest in Kali Maa’s temple at Dakshineshwar, who remained immersed in divine devotion during his entire lifetime. This book presents his life-story and teachings. From his childhood till the time that he left his mortal body, his life was replete with various incidents that convey the depth of devotion. These incidents have been narrated with their deeper connotation in this book. This book relates the saga of how human life can go through highs and lows to attain its highest potential. Written in a simple and lucid manner, this book reveals the hidden deep knowledge behind the conversations between the master, Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and his disciples that paved the way to the formation of the Ramakrishna Mission. Shri Ramakrishna’s honest attitude and his pristine wisdom have the power of awakening devotion in people even today. This book unravels the mysteries behind his peculiar ways, bringing forth the profound wisdom hidden behind his idiosyncrasies. Let us read the life of this epitome of divine devotion and awaken the thirst for the truth and faith in the divine essence.